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Metaphors give words a way to go beyond their own meaning. They are handles on the door of what we know and what we can imagine. What’s amazing is this: by making a handle, you can make a world.
— Jane Hirshfield, poet.

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Some call it the "summer brain drain", says Scott McConnell, a professor of educational psychology. The “summer slide” is the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. 

Our goal is to keep low-income kiddos off the streets, out of trouble, and to keep them on the opposite side of the summer and spring slides by offering them innovative experiences. 


Our workshop leader, Annie Jones, will inspire curiosities in myriad topics including science, technology, nature, visual art, music and more.
Each day of the workshop, Annie we will present a new concept and ask questions to muse students’ imaginations.

Because writing is a mirror that asks a lot of us, we are asking students to open the door to those deeper, hidden, places of their potential. They then think, discuss, and synthesize their ideas into writing. 

SPRING BREAK WORKSHOP DATES ARE COMING SOON.

 

 
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GOALS /

WK 1. To understand and appreciate ourselves self through writing.
WK 2. To become comfortable articulating opinions through our words.
WK 3. To feel connected (not isolated) through collaborative arts.
WK 4. To gain self-confidence through self-expression. 


PRICE /


$99 per student.
Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Apply below.


BONUS /

+ Snacks.
+ Creative supplies.
+ Student's poems will be published in the Curious Poets Club.
+ Live rehearsal.

 

 

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CREATED BY /

Victoria McArtor, curriculum
Annie Jones, instructor
TulsaKids Magazine, marketing partner
Dr. Bradley Brummel, impact officer



VICTORIA SAYS /

“With the increasing amount of screen time kiddos have today, MUSED is excited to offer young students a reprieve from answers, the infinite amount of information we have at our fingertips, and give them a couple hours for their minds to wander in a curious way, to ask questions.”


ANNIE SAYS /

“What do I want to be in this world? What do I want to offer and how do I want to do it while being the most joyful version of myself as possible,”

I feel privileged and responsible to be a voice of encouragement for that age group – for them to start asking themselves those questions of identity and longing.”
 

DR. BRUMMEL SAYS /


"I think poetry invites kids to play with words and the styles of expression,” he says. “So much of prose requires following specific rules and getting graded. These workshops are an invitation to use poetry to process emotion and experiences without the evaluation of grading and the anxiety of the end-of-year exams."



TULSAKIDS MAGAZINE WROTE /

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.



SPONSORED BY /

Tim Driskill
Scott Asbornson
Linda Hair
Linda Rosser
Kristen Bennett
Brian Martin
Sid Smith
Greg Swab
Doug Jones
August Freistedt
Patrick Duhon
Faryl Kender
Bill Copeland
Robert Doenges
Insurica
TulsaKids Magazine
AAON
LUXA
Unique Properties Oklahoma
The Swab Foundation
Mabrey Bank
Hemphill, LLC
Canada Company
Glacier Confection
 

 
 
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“Art became an expendable luxury, and 50 million students have paid the price. Today a child’s access to arts education is largely a function of his or her parents’ income.” - Dana Gioia. 

You are helping us bring art, intellect, and curiosity to young minds, regardless of where they come from. Please drop $99 into our tip jar and we'll grant a scholarship to a student on your behalf. Thank you. 
 


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APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

 

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