Registration is Now Open for 2020-2021 Remote TAT Lab Programs

TAT Lab programs are brave spaces that invite all arts educators working in Washington state regardless of race or ethnicity, gender and gender expression, ability/disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or any other identities to be their true selves and respectfully engage in TAT Lab with the health and the growth of the community in mind.

TAT Lab Conversations are free events. Tuition income from TAT Lab Workshops and TAT Lab Core and support from our funders help us offer tuition at a significant reduction to actual cost, sustain our programming, and pay presenters an adequate rate. TAT Lab also strives towards equity and we value participants regardless of their ability to pay. Scholarships available.

Clock hours are available through OSPI for all programs at no charge.

Spaces are limited; register early for best availability.

NEW!! TAT Lab Conversations

Join TAT Lab faculty for an open community conversation about arts education and the work of teaching artists and teachers who identify as artists in Washington state at this unique (and very digital) moment in time. This is an informal gathering designed to spark conversation, share strategies with peers, and think together moving forward as a community.

Open to teaching artists, school-based arts specialists, youth arts providers, and classroom teachers across Washington state. No previous TAT Lab experience required and TAT Lab Alumni are also welcome. Free.

Idea Exchange for Remote Teaching & Learning
October 19 from 4:30-6:00pm

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Facilitated by: Lauren Appel, Daemond Arrindell, Shannon Barnes, Janet Hayakawa

Creative Strategies for Resilience
November 10 from 4:30-6:00pm

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Facilitated by: Carina A. del Rosario, Tamar Krames, Tina LaPadula

NEW!! TAT Lab Workshops

Join TAT Lab faculty for 2-day workshops exploring urgent topics in arts education through experiential arts-based learning.   

Seeing and Supporting Whole Students: Social Emotional Learning & the Arts
November 16 and 17 from 4:00-6:30pm

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Facilitated by: Lauren Appel and Shannon Barnes

Arts educators across the state and in all disciplines are working to support student development of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for these challenging days and beyond. Join us to explore foundational structures used in schools and after-school programs for K-12 SEL supportive teaching. Learn and skill-share with colleagues, across settings, with a lens towards trauma-informed and anti-racist practices and engagement for remote learning. We’ll include opportunities to apply and integrate SEL into your own practice.

Open to teaching artists, school-based arts specialists, youth arts providers, and classroom teachers across Washington state. No previous TAT Lab experience required and TAT Lab Alumni are also welcome. Sliding scale pricing $20-$40. Scholarships available.

Ideas to Action: Anti-Racist & Culturally Responsive Practices in Arts Education
December 2 and 9 from 4:00-6:30pm

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Facilitated by: Carina A. del Rosario, Janet Hayakawa, Tina LaPadula

Many arts educators across the state and in all disciplines are working to better understand the nuances of anti-racist and culturally responsive practices in our field. Join us to explore both the historical context of white supremacy within arts/education/arts education and strategies to disrupt this system. This workshop will support a deepening understanding of principles pertaining to anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching practices and will invite and guide participants to reflect and implement actionable strategies into their own practices.

Open to teaching artists, school-based arts specialists, youth arts providers, and classroom teachers across Washington state. No previous TAT Lab experience required and TAT Lab Alumni are also welcome. Sliding scale pricing $20-$40. Scholarships available.

For Us, By Us: a BIPOC Arts Educators Retreat
January 30 and 31, 2021 from 1:00-4:00pm

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Facilitated by: Daemond Arrindell, Carina A. del Rosario, Tamar Krames

Do you identify as a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color) teaching artist or arts educator in Washington state? Join us as we build a community of BIPOC artists across the state who work and teach in a variety of art forms and settings. Gain an intimate and intentional net of support for the work ahead in a BIPOC-centered teaching and learning arts space.

This retreat is for Washington state teaching artists, school-based arts specialists, youth arts providers, and classroom teachers who self-identify as BIPOC. We welcome all intersectional BIPOC identities, including (but not limited to) African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, mixed race, and white-passing folx who identify as BIPOC and are prepared to honor and explore the nuances of being white-passing in this context. No previous TAT Lab experience required and TAT Lab Alumni are also welcome. Sliding scale pricing $20-$40. Scholarships available.

Are you white-identified and interested in talking about anti-racist work in arts education? Skip this workshop and consider signing up for “Ideas to Action: Anti-Racist and Culturally Responsive Practices in Arts Education.”

TAT Lab Core Program

Are you a teaching artist or arts educator interested in deepening your skills and practice to provide effective arts-based education? The TAT Lab Core program is a 6-month professional development learning community that is based on the philosophy that reflective practice and thoughtful planning are essential to effective educational experiences. TAT Lab Core curriculum includes foundational concepts that support good teaching practice including: instructional design & assessment and creating brave and inclusive learning spaces for all students through a racial justice and culturally responsive lens. Participants benefit from ongoing learning, individualized coaching from faculty teaching artists, connections to statewide networks, and peer learning and reflection. Learn alongside peers working in various settings and artistic disciplines and in all regions of Washington state.

6 sessions; starts January 13 and then runs the 1st Wednesday of the month February-June from 4:00-7:00pm; June session 4:00-8:00pm. An additional 1-3 hours/month of independent work required between scheduled sessions.

Dates: January 13; February 3; March 3; April 7; May 5; June 2

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Open to arts educators, teaching artists, school-based arts specialists, youth arts providers, and classroom teachers across Washington state working in all artistic disciplines. Tuition: $350. Scholarships available.

Support

TAT Lab is produced by the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA), the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Jubilation Foundation, and 4Culture.

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