Alice Nelson

Teaching Artist

“Thanks so very much for inspiring our students. I admire your mixture of unconditional support with uncompromising truth.”
Jeff Page, MFA
Theatre Educator and Director
Artists are problem-solvers and life-long learners, constantly striving to improve, deepen and refine their artistic expression. They work specifically with the skills of creativity: discovery, wonder, and recombining the elements of the world into new knowledge. Teaching artists help provide a tangible link between the creative process and learning.
STUDENTS- Artist-In-Residency
Grades K-12
For many years, I have been making significant contributions to the field of arts education. Through arts education programs, I have used the creative process to bring learners into arts experiences. I am committed to integrating the arts throughout the curriculum as a way of engaging all types of intelligence’s in the learning process. I am qualified for instructing workshops, artist-in-residencies and directing productions with K-12 grades. I have created plays with students on such curriculum topics as Ancient Greece, Alberta’s History, First Nations, Math Formulas and Wetlands. As well, I have created original plays based on the imagination of the students!
TEACHERS- Professional Development
I also offers workshops for teachers and faculty as a means of developing their community and communication with students. These workshops also evoke joy and laughter, as participants will surprise themselves and each other with their creative brilliance. A general workshop focuses on games, ensemble work, team building exercises, improvisation and tools for creating curriculum-based theatre. I also teaches intensives on topics such as Directing, Playwrighting, Mask and Improvisation. These focused workshops are ideal for Junior and Senior High Drama Instructors.
I offers expertise in areas such projects as School Plays or Concerts (Christmas Pageant). I’m able to direct students in a manner that builds their confidence and allows them to express their creativity.