Kim will guide students on the journey of bringing their literary poetry into a lyrical form for integration into song. It can be one song created by the class or multiple songs created within the class by individuals or collaborations amongst students. This depends on the inspiration among the students and the assistance provided by education assistants.
Finished project will include complete lyrics of a song created by the students with assistance from the Artist, and a recorded version of the song performed by the artist.
If there is interest from students who are already writing songs, Kim can facilitate a workshop about the music business.
|Maximum Class Size
|4 students per session
|1 hour prep, 2 hours class time, 1 hour post workshop time for finalizing song and recording (4 hours total)
|Pen, paper, printer. Artist to supply recording gear. School computers useful for individual projects if they have a recording program
|Language of Instruction
Kim Beggs is always pumped about sharing knowledge about polymer clay with students. She first started with polymer clay when she was 12 and has been obsessed ever since. She has taught polymer clay at schools throughout the Yukon, as well as to professional artists. One of Kim’s favourite parts of teaching polymer clay is the look on a student’s face when they realize that they created something beautiful and she can see through the sparkles in their eyes that they are already planning their next polymer clay adventure.
Kim Beggs also enjoys facilitating singing/songwriting workshops for children, youth, and adults in the Yukon and beyond, within programs including Artist in the Schools, Yukon Women in Music, Keno City Music, Art and Literature Workshop, FAMI in Alberta as well as in one-on-one mentorship sessions. Kim has recorded and commercially released 6 solo albums as well as 2 albums with her old-time duo (the Blue Warblers). She has eleven music award nominations and has toured all over North America, the UK, and Europe. Kim loves to empower people of all ages to use their brain in creative ways. The significance of words, music, and art provides students with many possibilities for sharing (and collaborating) in their room, within their communities, and around the world in a positive way.
Consider bringing Kim Beggs to your community for a week or two. She can do a combination of workshops including polymer clay and songwriting/singing with your classes. Contact Kim to discuss.