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Dawn's Early Light / Malone Connection

Celebration of Self * Grades 1-3 & 4-5

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer
Residency, On Campus Program
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


Celebration of Self is an uplifting experience that teaches students the importance of celebrating who they are each and every day. They go on a personal journey that challenges them to honor their joy factor, applaud their gifts and talents, and recognize the important people in their lives. *** Students design personal journals that allow them to sift through experiences in a supportive, non-judgmental, safe space where true expression is treasured. *** Throw in dynamic discussions on how to manage difficult situations, sprinkle in a bit of yoga for breathing-centering-calming-energizing, and students have the tools they need to thrive. *** During the process participants generate research topics from personal interests and experiences, write brief stories, create artworks based on personal observations and share the conclusions about personal artworks. *** Celebration of Self cultivates personal awareness, strengthens communication, cooperative learning and emotional literacy skills, and creates opportunities for each individual to shine! Grades 1-3 & 4-5

Students Will

  • Listen attentively to speakers, ask relevant questions, and make pertinent comments
  • Source:The Artist Way by Julia Cameron * ISBN 0-87477-694-5
  • Identify life experiences as sources for story ideas - visual, spoken and written
  • Express their feelings and ideas about real or imagined people and events
  • Share intent regarding their personal works, and form supporting conclusions about the works of others
  • Generate research topics from personal interests or by brainstorming with others
  • Write brief stories that include a beginning, middle, and end


Dates: Available
Times: 8:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
School Fee: $150 per session (includes supplies)
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: large tables for student's art experiences, white board & dry erase markers
Other Information: Please read the cancellation policy * Minimum, two back-to-back sessions required for in-school bookings. This requirement does not apply with after school.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For Scheduling call: Esther Malone 214-704-6782 [email protected] or [email protected]
Deadline: Available
Cancellation Policy: A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by mail, fax or email. Should illness, inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, Dawn’s Early Light (DEL) will offer the option of rescheduling or using a substitute artist. All cancellations are subject to full payment. With the exception of unforeseen circumstances, changing the date of a specific session can be made with two weeks notice and is subject to the availability of the artist. Changing the start date of a program can be made with a two week notice without penalty.
After School Policy: A teacher or afterschool employee must be with the students at all times to assist with classroom management. They are also responsible for supervising the students before and after class, walking students to the bus or releasing students to their parents.

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