ERIC Number: ED175197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Experimental Workshop: Expanding the Park Experience to Children with Special Needs.
Ross, Wendy, Ed.; And Others
The handbook was designed to assist those interested in developing accessible programs for the handicapped in a variety of settings - parks, recreational areas, community centers, and other cultural and educational facilities - by providing information on how the Children's Experimental Workshop (CEW) was created, implemented, and evaluated. The first section provides an account of methods tested in the ongoing program and describes people most intimately associated with the workshops. Section 2 details a typical day's activities in the CEW program. The third section is an interview with one instructor exploring her feelings working with the CEW. The fourth section provides step by step instructions for creative projects in the following areas: pottery, puppets, story telling, weaving, batik, and earth color painting. The final section gives names and addresses of resources with information on such topics as fund raising and physical accessibility, and program notes and suggestions on initiating and planning an interpretive arts workshop, insuring site accessibility, writing a program proposal, and scheduling the program. (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Community Centers, Creative Activities, Creative Art, Creative Development, Creative Dramatics, Handicapped Children, Parks, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recreational Facilities, Recreational Programs, Site Selection, Workshops
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 024-005-00735-1)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Capital Parks.