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Create a Character Inspired by Nature

In School Workshop with Kristina Watt

In school

Ages 9-14

How can the movement of a leaf inspire how a character walks? How can the sound of a crashing wave become a character’s laughter? In this unique practical workshop taught by professional actor Kristina Watt Villegas, participants will discover how curiosity about nature can help us create an original, fascinating character for the stage. Through an exploration of movement, rhythm, sound and language, this workshop will culminate in a presentation of characters and a celebration of the actor’s ultimate inspiration: the planet we all share.

Offered in English only

Grade level: Grade 4-8 / Ages 9-14 

Duration: 60 mins

Workshop capacity: One class (up to 30 students)

Format: In School Workshop available to schools in the National Capital Region, can also be offered virtually (to book this as a virtual workshop, please click here)

Curriculum Connections: The Arts (Drama); English (Oral Communication); Social Studies and Humanities (People and Environments); Science and Technology (Life Systems; Environment)

Please note - a surcharge for long distance travel to your school may apply.

Learn more about the artists

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.