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Songwriting with Kim Beggs

Kim Beggs • Songwriting

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/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 Kim, and a recorded version of the song. If there is interest from students who are already writing songs, Kim can include information about the music business.

Grade SuitabilityK-12
Maximum Class Size1-4 (larger groups will require another AIS songwriter to help guide the class)
Time Required2 sessions (1.5 hrs each) for basic workshop, plus prep time. The more sessions provided, the deeper and more detailed the students can go with their learning. This can be discussed with Kim.
Material RequiredPen, paper, printer. Kim will supply recording gear. School computers useful for individual projects if they have a recording program
Material CostNone
Language of InstructionEnglish, Basic French
Special NotesA longer version of this workshop is available to include finalizing and recording song as a class

Kim Beggs

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. 

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