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Dream Street: Community Collages inspired by Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes’ book, Dream Street

C.A.R.E Program (Creative Arts and Restorative Education)


Categories: Immersive/Interactive Experience, Workshop, Storytelling

Dates: September 23, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club


Inspired by Tricia Elam Walker and Ekua Holmes’ book Dream Street, participants will use a multimedia approach to explore their dreams for themselves and their community. The workshop will begin with a video reading of Dream Street produced by students at Julia De Burgos Elementary School. Participants will then be invited to brainstorm their hopes and dreams for their community, which they will represent in a collage. Participants will learn a variety of collage techniques and have access to a variety of different materials to create their beautiful collages. The workshop will conclude with an invitation for participants to write a letter to their council members urging them to make these dreams a reality for their community. These letters will be mailed after the workshop with a photo of the participant’s collage.

This new annual hub, curated by Philly Children's Theatre is the perfect opportunity to let your imaginations run wild through the power of art. Join us Sept 23 & 24 at the Boys and Girls Club of West Philadelphia in Cobbs Creek for two full days of art-making, music-creating, dance-grooving workshops. Plus interactive performances of opera, theatre, storytelling, and dance.

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About the Artist

The C.A.R.E Program consists of mural projects, social-emotional student groups, and extracurricular arts programs at Julia de Burgos Elementary School in North Philadelphia. These programs build community, promote self-discovery, and encourage creativity among students through restorative practices and art-making.


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