Norfolk-based artist Matt Harrison is new to the Arts for Learning roster this year, teaching a popular workshop called “Make Comics Now.” Matt comes from a teaching family—his parents are retired elementary school teachers and his wife is a middle school English teacher, and he says conversations about classroom theory and its practical applications have […]
Robin Pease is Founding Artistic Director of Kulture Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing arts and cultural awareness for kids of all ages using innovative, participatory, educational theatre programs, workshops, and residencies. Pease holds a BFA in theatre from The Boston Conservatory and an MFA in theatre from Case Western Reserve University. She is a certified Theater Assessor for gifted and talented elementary school students for Project Start ID, as well as a teaching artist for Art is Education and teaching artist/consultant for Playhouse Square Department of Community Engagement and Education.
Pease has presented for Arts Education Partnership, Kennedy Center, International Children’s Games, Ohio Library Diversity Conference, Ohio PTA, Cleveland Association for the Education of Young Children, Cleveland State University Summer Institute, the Once Upon A Time Storytelling Conference and the Initiative for Cultural Arts in Education. She has appeared in several productions of the statewide From Here: A Century Of Voices In Ohio, with support of the Ohio Humanities Council. She received critical acclaim as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Annual Marilyn Bianchi Children’s Playwriting Festival, the oldest such festival in the U.S, and has performed for the Nonviolence Network and Artists for Peace.
Robin has received the Seth Rosenberg Award, the Cleveland Community Healer Award, the Young Audiences’ Sunshine Award, is listed in Who’s Who in America and was named by the National Storytelling Network an “emerging, under-appreciated and regional treasure storyteller.” Her audio CD The Talkative Turtle And Other Tales has fans all over the world.