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Jester
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photo by: Rhoda Klitzner-Bailey

"Industrial Mermaid" from CHO?CES
"Industrial Mermaid" from CHO?CES

this show suggests many important choices young people face in their lives concerning peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, and environmental concerns.

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Movement

Theater

Circus Arts 

Mime

with

Stress Management

Conflict Resolution

Music

Visual Arts

 

 Professional Development

 Classes and Residencies

 Private Sessions

 Curriculum Integration

 Mentoring Services

 Workshops     

 For All Ages and Cultures

 

Joan Merwyn has been added to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Education Roster. Matching funding is available, through RISCA, for Joan's arts residencies in RI.

 

Joan is the Arts Coordinator and on the Board of Directors for the American Indian Federation, Inc., an intertribal, non-profit organization (501C3), which has been celebrating indigineous cultures in New England, since 1930. 

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About

Joan Merwyn is an award winning and critically acclaimed performing artist, choreographer, stage director and educator. As a movement, theater, mime, circus and multi-arts specialist, she conducts mentoring services, artist-in-residencies and professional development training seminars for educators and teaching artists. Joan has worked creatively with both general education students and special needs populations since 1983. She is committed to bringing innovative, multi-arts classes and professional development training experiences to communities of all ages, abilities and cultures. Her students have included professional performers, college students, teachers, teaching artists, parents, homeless families, seniors, mentally ill adults and adolescents, developmentally and cognitively challenged people of all ages, and children of all academic levels in public and private schools and colleges. Joan is an original co-creator of the Federally funded Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE), through Urban Arts Partnership and NYC School District 75, and has also served special needs populations extensively through Hospital Audiences, Inc. (now called Healing Arts Initiative) With Marquis Studios, Joan offers professional development for teaching artists and special education teachers in autism spectrum classrooms at Teaching Artist Training Institute (TATI). Joan custom designs her curriculum to fit with the needs of each school, teacher and classroom. For more information, please visit www.JoanMerwyn.com

Clients

Professional Artists

Performers

Teaching Artists 

Students

Teachers

Parents

Staff

Seniors

Psychiatric Patients

Homeless Families

Special Needs

All Ages

Locations

Schools

- pre-K through post graduate

- general education

- special education

- inclusion

Hospitals

Day Treatment Programs

Group Homes

Shelters

Nursing Homes

Senior Centers

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Multiple Abilities

Special Needs Facilities

Abilities

Experts

Novices

Intermediates

Early Learners

Late Learners

All Ages

All Ability Levels

 

Special Needs: 

Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD

Emotional Challenges

Schizophrenia

Dementia

Alzheimer's

All Ages and Abilities

Multiple Cognitive and Physical Challenges

 

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Joan Merwyn has been added to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Education Roster. matching funding is available for residencies at non-profits through RISCA.

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   Joan          Merwyn

 

Arts Education Services

for performance info, please also visit: www.JoanMerwyn.com

 

This site is currently under construction. Stay tuned for more info, coming soon!

 Check out this 2016, PBS NYC segment on one of my Inclusion classes:

http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2016/02/clay-aikens-organization-works-to-connect-kids-of-all-abilities/

 

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