PUTTING POETRY BACK INTO THE AFFAIRS OF THE PEOPLE, PERIOD.
THE CURIOUS POETS CLUB
Do you have a curious middle school student needing to expel some creative energy this summer?
The Curious Poets Club will inspire curiosities in myriad topics including science, nature, visual art, music and more. Each week of our workshop, instructor Annie Jones will present a new concept and ask questions to muse students’ curiosity. They will then think, discuss, and synthesize their ideas into writing… because… writing is a mirror and it asks a lot of us. Our goal is to go to those deeper, hidden places of their imaginations.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2-4PM Tuesday, July 17th, 2-4PM Tuesday, July 24th, 2-4PM Tuesday, July 31st, 2-4PM*
* Parents are invited to final poetry performance.
WHERE / AHHA / 101 E. Archer
WK 1. Jack and Ann Graves Garden + 1st Floor Gallery Space WK 2. A walk through of The Experience + 3rd Floor Classroom WK 3. Class will write collaborative poem on the exterior wall of AHHA. WK 4. Performance in Gallery Space. Friends and family are welcome.
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.
$99 per student. $49 scholarship are available on a limited basis. Apply below.
+ Snacks. + Creative supplies. + Student's poems will be published in the Curious Poets Club anthology and distributed to graduates on July 31st, following the performance.
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."
“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.