What will YOU learn from LAx/IdeAL?

What will YOU learn from LAx/IdeAL?

Milagro, from its very early days, has placed great emphasis on the importance of the arts in education. Many of the artists who have partnered with us over the decades also work to promote enrichment in the schools. 
This year, together with the Latino Artists
eXchange/ Intercambio de Artistas Latinos, we have organized yet another opportunity to share, learn and be a part of this enrichment process to provide diverse and unique educational opportunities for our region and community. The 4th annual LAx/IdeAL gathering takes place this
Saturday, February 21, 2015.
In response to the increase in Latino children in the schools (which now comprise 25% of Oregon 1st-graders), this one-day event will provide professional development, networking and
strengthening of creative skills for artists and individuals interested in sharing their crafts and artistry coming generations. Whether exploring how to create curriculum or enriching an established subject, anyone interested in making the arts a larger part of our education will gain greater insight by sharing with this talented group.

During the later part of the workshops, children 6
years and older are invited, for the first time ever, to
participate in fun workshops led by teaching artists in the afternoon!

Read on to see the full schedule and the workshops available. All events are free, but
registration in advance is requested. Children are only admitted to workshops geared to their age group (2:15-3:15pm).
Registration forms are accessible via: http://www.milagro.org/4-About-Somos/LAX-IdeAL.html, and in
Spanish: http://www.milagro.org/4-About-Somos/LAX-IdeAL-sp.htm
Saturday, Feb 21 LAX IdeAL Schedule:

9:30am ~ Café Revolución ~ Café de olla y pan dulce

10:00am – 11:30am ~ Professional Development / Desarollo profesional:
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION AND ITS FOUNDATIONS /LA EDUCACION ALTERNATIVA Y SUS FUNDAMENTOS (Victor Hugo Garza. Escritor, músico, pintor, bailarín y payaso)

CREATING SUCCESSFUL ARTS PROGRAMS / DESARROLLANDO PROGRAMAS EXITOSOS PARA LAS ESCUELAS ~ Nelda Reyes, actor & director

11:30am – 12:30pm ~ Almuerzo / Lunch: Tamale Boy & La Bonita
 
12:30pm – 2pm ~ Arts workshops for professional artists:
LIVE ETHNIC MUSIC / MÚSICA ÉTNICA VIVA ~ Gerardo Calderon, compositor y músico

PERFORMANCE WITH COMMUNITY / TEATRO CON LA COMUNIDAD ~ Alida Wilson-Gunn, actor & director
 
2:15-3:15pm ~ Arts workshops for Children and professional artists / Talleres para niños y artistas profesionales:
BAMBOO FLUTE WORKSHOP / TALLER DE FLAUTA DE BAMBÚ ~ Alex Llumiquinga, músico  (Ages 8 – 75+)

CREATING YOUR MURAL / CREANDO TU MURAL, PASO A PASO ~ José Solis, muralista  (Ages 9 – 75+)

MAKING MUSIC WITH YOUR FEET / HACER MÚSICA CON LOS PIES ~ Luciana Proaño, dancer & sculptor (Ages 6 – 75+)

LIVE ETHNIC MUSIC / MÚSICA ÉTNICA VIVA ~ Gerardo Calderon, composer & musician (Ages 6 – 75+)

3:15pm – 4:30pm ~ Recepción: Con Andina & Red Tomato

For more information, please
contact Olga Sanchez, lax@milagro.org or
503-236-7253