Arts Workshop at Elementary School

James Madison University's outreach program is reaching out to younger children through different styles of teaching.

Several artists came from the Wolf Trap Institute to conduct special workshops Monday at local elementary schools.

Kindergarten children at Spotswood Elementary were joined by Wolf Trap Artist Cynthia Elek who taught them how to express themselves through singing.

The artists provide lessons for both children and teachers through storytelling, puppetry, music and dance.

Elek says, "So often now we're asking children in the classroom to sit. And receive information in a more traditional way, you know really lecture style. This allows them to move, it allows them to sing to use music, to use instruments. That's addressing a lot of different learning styles."

The Wolf Trap Artists will be conducting the workshops in the city of Harrisonburg all week. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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