Workshops for Middle and High Schools
All FCLC workshops are empowering, wholistic, dynamic, and interactive.
For Non-Profits & Schools Serving Youth Preparing for International Immersions
Examples of Past Workshops led or co-led by Chris Fontana
Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly Juanita High School, Kirkland, WA
Students (with no previous arts or civil rights experience) wrote a theatrical piece incorporating spoken word and movement for an all school assembly.
Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly Islander Middle School, Mercer Island, WA
Students (with no previous arts or civil rights experience) learned Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and performed a live “Forum Theatre” in which students in the audience participated in trying new ways to address real micro-aggressions in their lives.
Arts in Nature workshop for Wilderness Volunteer Corps, North Cascades, WA
Students raised their awareness of the natural surroundings thorough a guided meditation. Students created individual sculptures from all natural objects and integrated their sculptures, non-verbally, in the final leg of the workshop.
Hero’s Journey: A Self-Revolution for YMCA Black Achievers, Smoke Farm, Arlington, WA
Students (with no previous formal arts experience outside of school) learned spoken word, visual expression, song-writing and theatre techniques. Students created a performance piece.
Lobbying 101: How to get your Senator to Act
High school youth, parents and community members chose the issues that mattered most to them, learned the fundamentals of how to lobby their elected officials, role played and then collected dozens of letters from fellow students and colleagues and lobbied their Senators the following week.
8′ x 16′ Mural at Rainer Beach Community Center Pool
Students learned how to collaborate through the design process and then painted a mural just after 9/11.