1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | (719) 465-6321
Now Celebrating Our 20th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

WORKSHOPS
Winter Spring 2021

  • High quality arts experiences
  • Classes for all ages
  • Small in-person classes
  • Multiple outdoor learning experiences
  • The most talented teaching artists in the region
  • Extensive Safety measures in place

MILLIBO'S TEACHING APPROACH

At the Millibo Art Theatre, we foster learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, a creative and meaningful curriculum and supportive, professional instruction that ignites imaginations, flexes problem-solving abilities, grows language and physical dexterity, and encourages children to innovate, create and dream!

Whether your child’s school is fully remote or hybrid this semester, chances are they are spending extensive amounts of time in front of a screen. If, like many parents, you are working from home, you may be relying more heavily on television and video games to keep your kids entertained. Let us help!

Creative play is critical for the physical, emotional, and mental health of children. For almost twenty years the Millibo has offered programming that inspires youth to grow as artists and innovators and we are poised to support your child’s learning and social health during these difficult times. Our experiences running summer camps and afterschool and weekend workshops this Fall, confirm our belief in the importance of creative engagements for kids, and our ability to provide safe environments where this can happen.

SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE

  • Daily screening and temperature check of all students, staff and teachers
  • Required hand-sanitization upon arrival, before eating, and at regular intervals
  • Mandatory masks or face coverings
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet
  • Class size limited to 10 students
  • Limited building access – only students, teachers and staff will have building access.
  • Staggered drop-off and pickup times to avoid large groups and allow for screening
  • Ensure sufficient cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces and equipment

The safety and health of your child(ren) remains our priority, and as Coronavirus guidance continues to evolve, we will follow all guidelines and updates provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department for Public Health and Environment for Child Care.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The goal of The Millibo Art Theatre’s Education Program is to provide high quality theatre arts instruction in a safe, encouraging environment. The MAT is dedicated to the belief that theatre training promotes self-esteem, builds confidence, stimulates creativity, sharpens communication skills, fosters an appreciation of teamwork, raises cultural awareness, celebrates diversity, encourages respect for self and others, and lays the foundation for a lifelong love of the arts. The study of theatre not only trains students to be better performers, it inspires them to be better people.

ON LINE REGISTRATION OPENS January 20th

719 465-6321 / www.themat.org 


Ages 4 – Kindergarten

Join us on Saturdays for  music, movement, and dramatic play that will ignite your child’s imagination and flex their problem-solving, language, and physical skills.  Hands on art activities, science experiments and outdoor explorations round out the experience ensuring multiple learning engagements.

TROPICAL ISLAND ADVENTURES 

Feb. 13, 20, 27

9am to Noon /3 wks  $85

Get ready for great adventures as we set sail for the tropical islands of our imagination! We’ll sing songs with the pirates, uncover the secrets of the Mermaids, build our very own coral reef and shape castles in the sand.  Instructor: Birgitta De Pree

INTO THE RAINFOREST 

March 6, 13, 20 

9am to Noon /3 wks  $85

Venture under the canopy of the rainforest trees where we’ll slither with the snakes, search for the giant flowers, hear the tales of the mischievous monkeys and maybe even get a gift from the flittering butterflies.  Instructor: Birgitta De Pree

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

April 3, 10, 17

9am to Noon /3 wks  $85

This class invites students into the world of birds, beaks, feathers, flight, wings and warbles as they explore what it might be like to be a bird.  We’ll build a giant nest, paint with feathers and create our own bird dance as our imaginations take flight.  Instructor: Birgitta De Pree


Ages 6 to 8

Theatre Games and Exercises stretch kids to creatively problem solve and deepen their understanding of character, narrative sequencing, and collaboration as they learn the power of bold choices, active listening and creative risk-taking.

STORY EXPLORERS

Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19

Fri. 3:30 to 5:30 / 6 wks ~ $115

Dive in and uncover the many fascinating ways you can tell a story. Each week we will explore a new approach to storytelling including puppets and shadow screens to music, movement and improv!  From fairytales and legends to tall tales and myths, the possibilities are endless and oh so much fun!! Instructor: Jessye King Wooten

MIGHTY ME 

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Fri. 3:30 to 5:30 / 5 wks ~ $95

Discover the superhero inside of you!  Reveal your incredible and outrageous super-powers, travel to distant planets, uncover your secret mission, build phenomenal gadgets or your very own superhero spaceship as we save the universe from danger and those oh-so-crafty villains.  Instructor: TBD


Ages 9 and up

CIRCUS CLUB

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

Tues. 4 to 6pm / 7 wks ~ $130

Ages 9 – 14 Learn, practice, and perform the circus arts!  You will receive coaching from professional circus performers as you master circus acrobatics, silk, trapeze, stilt walking, juggling, unicycling and so much more. Classes focus on fun, fitness and breaking through personal boundaries.  Experienced coaches take students through all steps of the process, teaching correct technique for each apparatus. Students are assigned their own unicycle, stilt set, diablo, spinning plates and juggling balls to avoid sharing of materials. Instructors: Jim Jackson, Elizabeth Fluharty, Christopher Keller, Susan Jones

 

 

IMPROV BLAST 

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Middle Schoolers)

Fri. 4 to 6pm / 5 weeks / $95

Ages 11 – 14 Discover the art of “making it up” on the spot.  Join us as we dive into the fundamentals of improv and learn to say “YES” to our imagination.  You’ll discover how to bring scenes, stories, and characters to life on the stage with ease, bravery, and a whole lot of fun. Each week has a different thematic focus and builds on the skills of the previous lesson.  A strong ensemble, supportive team dynamics and a focus on “playing” rather than “getting it right”, ensures a fun, creative and dynamic learning environment for young teens.

TEEN LAB/ high school

Ages 14 – 18 / high school / PHONE REGISTRATION ONLY

March 6, 13, 20 / Sat. 1 to 3pm / 3 wks ~ 1 class $20/ 3 classes $50 

Need some time to get creative, let go and have a blast with your peers?  This three-week intensive will get you up on your feet, out of your head and into the world of improv.  Each class focuses on a unique approach to creating scenes and characters without a script and on the spot.  Take just one class or sign up for all three!  Instructor: TBD


ADULT WORKSHOPS

EXPLORING LONG FORM IMPROV

Feb.  13, 20, 27 

Sat. 1 to 4pm / 3 wks~ $85

You’ve heard of Short Form Improv – quickly improvised games as seen on Whose Line is it Anyways. Now take out the rules, the setup, the time limits of the games, and welcome to the world of Long Form Improv!  Join us as we play, grow, and create – all in the moment.  This intro to Long Form uses games for warm up purposes only, with the rest of the class focused on scenes and the creation of new worlds, characters, and relationships in the long form format.  You’ll learn to find calm in the unknown and the funny that lies in all truth. Instructor: Sharla Hale


 

Author: Jim Jackson