Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts at IDEA Bassett
Led by Various
In this full-year program for sixth graders, students will participate in multiple arts disciplines throughout the year. In each program, students will be encouraged to think critically and creatively, as well as work individually and collaboratively.
CAP will provide all supplies needed for this course.
Theatre – Led by Marielle Erskine
Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of theatre arts, including expression, vocal technique, body language and movement. They will use creative theatre techniques to build confidence and trust, stimulate imagination, movement and role-play. Through theatre games, choreography and scene work students will learn to gain trust in themselves as well as others.
Dance – Led by Jacqueline Peterson
This course is designed to develop an awareness of alignment and basic dance vocabulary and technique. Students will enhance their coordination, balance and flexibility through basic dance positions and center floor exercises.
Visual Arts – Led by Meredith Matthews
Using artistic thinking and various art materials and approaches, students will seek to answer essential questions through making, interpreting, and curating artworks. Art lessons are designed to help students make personal connections to art as they develop their unique, artistic responses to big ideas.
Theatre & Dance
Sep 7, 2022 – Jan 13, 2023
Theatre & Visual Arts
Jan 16, 2023 – May 26, 2023
Mondays and Fridays
4 – 6 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays
4 – 6 p.m.
Wednedays and Fridays
4 – 6 p.m.
Theatre Teaching Artist
Marielle Erskine is a Jacksonville local who is proud to continue her work with CAP. She holds a BFA in performance, studying many techniques ranging from musical theatre to film to improvisation. Recently she has performed in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. Marielle strives to empower young people with creative processes that enhance their perspective and quality of life. The arts can strengthen a community and she has made it her mission to contribute to that by working with many other nonprofits including the Art League of Jacksonville, Figment Project and the Boys and Girls Club of America. Marielle returned to CAP as a part-time teaching artist in 2021.
Visual Arts Teaching Artist Fellow
Meredith provides visual arts instruction at multiple schools and community sites throughout the year. In addition to leading students in the classroom, she is also responsible for planning and supervising class field trips, guest artist visits and exhibition opportunities at CAP sites and throughout the Jacksonville community. Meredith majored in painting in college and has worked at regional art galleries and museums. She has also painted on commission for over a decade and her paintings are in residential, corporate and academic collections throughout Jacksonville.
Dance Teaching Artist Fellow
Jacqueline provides dance instruction to multiple schools and sites throughout the year. In addition to leading students in the classroom, she will also be responsible for planning and supervising class field trips, guest artist visits and performance opportunities at CAP sites and throughout the Jacksonville community. Jacqueline has taught dance for more than 20 years, including 10 years as a part-time teaching artist for CAP and seven years with Duval County Public Schools. She is the owner and director of C&J Performing Arts which offers instruction in ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern and tap for participants of all ages.