Poems Are Teachers: Combining Poetry and Art to Bring Creativity into the Classroom


Margaret Simon & Marla Kristicevich
4:30–7:30 PM

For teachers of grades 3–8 Acadiana Center for the Arts Teachers will explore a variety of poetic and artistic elements that can be found and utilized in all types of writing, such as metaphor, imagery, alliteration and personification. The poetry forms presented in Margaret Simon’s book Bayou Song offer teachers a way to explore writing poetry on a chosen topic and from a unique perspective. Using visual imagery, collage and elements of art, teachers will create an abstract work of art influenced by their poetry.

Professional Development Workshops Through AcA

Professional Development Workshops demonstrate practical and proven techniques for teaching in the arts, about the arts and through the arts.

Fee: $5 per registrant. LPSS educators: FREE! (paid by LPSS)
All materials and a light meal included.
Most workshops carry CLU credit.
Workshop locations vary.

To register, call 337-233-7060 or email Bree@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org.
Or register on LPSS’ WisdomWhere.

Acadiana Center for the Arts

Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are the central cultural hub of Acadiana, an eight-parish region comprised of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes. From our origins as an arts council established in 1975, we have transformed into one of the largest arts organizations in Louisiana. AcA’s public facility is in the heart of downtown Lafayette featuring an intimate theater, large museum-quality galleries, as well as workshop, rehearsal, and office spaces.