Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab

Saturday, June 3, 10:00am – 2:30pm @ Ellensburg Public Library (Hal Holmes)

Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab)
This workshop must have 15 registrants by May 25 for it to happen. Please register at your earliest convenience.

Are you a teaching artist, a certified teacher who teaches in or through the arts, or an artist interested in developing skills as an educator in K-12 classrooms? Join us for this 4.5-hour, participatory workshop that will sample from the TAT Lab program: an eight-month professional development program for teaching artists working in all artistic disciplines, from all parts of Washington State. TAT Lab focuses on supporting arts education as part of basic education.

This session will be led by master teaching artists on the TAT Lab faculty. Topics will include:

  • instructional design
  • sample mini-lessons in visual arts and theatre
  • social justice in K-12 education

No prior experience as a teaching artist is necessary to participate in this workshop, and we welcome experienced arts educators to join us as well!
For more information about TAT Lab, including registration information for the 2017-18 program, visit https://www.sct.org/For-Educators/TAT-Lab/

TAT Lab is produced by the Washington State Arts Commission and Seattle Children’s Theatre, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

This workshop requires pre-registration (cost $30)– workshop will run with a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 32.
Participants can pre-purchase lunch that will be delivered.

CLOCK HOURS: 4 clock hours are approved through Puget Sound Educational Service District. The clock hour fee is $10. Checks may be payable to Puget Sound ESD. Cash cannot be accepted.If individuals mail their own Clock Hour Request form and payment, they must be received by the PGESD office within 3 weeks of the completed class.



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Tina LaPadula is an east coast transplant and warrior for equitable art making and learning opportunities. For more than 15 years she has poured most of her creative energy into Arts Corps, the award winning arts and social justice non profit she helped found. As a performer, Tina makes work that explores stories of human connectivity and celebrates the voices of the marginalized. She has collaborated with The Frye Museum, The Museum of History and Industry and Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival to curate exhibitions and events that elevate the art and perspectives of young people. As a teaching artist Tina has taught at Centrum Arts, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The University of Washington, and in a multitude of schools and after school programs. These days she primarily serves a consultant, facilitating workshops on racial equity and the arts for the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Public Schools, cultural organizations and national conferences. Tina supports the growth and development of teaching artists locally and nationally, most notably as the founder of the Seattle Teaching Artist Network, as a coach for the WA State Teaching Artist Training Lab, on the advisory group of the Teaching Artist Guild, and as the former chair of the Association of Teaching Artists. Her writing and opinion have been featured by Americans for the Arts, On the Boards, The Teaching Artist Journal and The National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Born in the Philippines, Carina A. del Rosario immigrated to the United States in 1975. She earned her B.A. from Santa Clara University. She has studied photography and visual art and has been mentored by numerous visual artists. Her work is exhibited in galleries and museums, and mounted as public installations in Washington and Arizona. 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Kent Arts Commission have included her work in their collections and have awarded her with grants. She is a teaching artist working with young people in and outside the classroom to use visual arts and digital media to explore their communities, advocate for what matters for them, and express their own experiences. She works with a number of schools, cultural institutions and community-based organizations to help students develop 21 st century skills through the visual arts. She is also on the faculty of the Teaching Artist Training Lab. In 2013, the International Examiner honored her with a Community Voice Award for Individual Artist.

Natasha Ransom is a program manager, arts administrator, and teaching artist based in Seattle. She has worked with arts organizations, schools, and theatres throughout Washington State, including ArtsEd Washington, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Youth Theatre Northwest, and Jet City Improv. Ransom has a BA in Theatre from Santa Clara University, and received her teaching artist training through Seattle Children’s Theatre and the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab. Specialties include developing and sustaining programs, curriculum and assessment design, and professional development for teaching artists and classroom teachers. Ransom currently works as Outreach Manager for the Teaching Artist Training Lab and Interim Outreach Manager for Seattle Children’s Theatre.