Both Madeleine Clifford (Madlines) and Hollis Wong-Wear are established teaching artists who encourage their workshop participants to explore their relationship to identity and community. Madlines is an MFA Candidate in Poetry and Teaching Assistant at Mills College and facilitates workshops regularly in the Bay Area. Hollis is a teaching artist for Youth Speaks Seattle and Arts Corps, the premier youth arts education organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
With backgrounds rooted in spoken word, and grassroots arts educational models, CanarySing can design and facilitate workshops for students, youth, and groups of all ages. CS operates within the philosophy of intersectionality and draws from diverse media and perspectives to create engaging and interactive workshops that bring together self-expression, social justice, and tools for empowerment and progressive dialogue—all in a safe environment.
Each workshop can be tailored to your organization’s goals and target audience, from youth groups to nonprofit professionals. Through written, spoken, and intellectual exercises, they stimulate productive dialogue, emphasizing the use of creative writing to address these issues. Workshops typically range in length from 30 - 90 minutes and include about 10 - 50 participants.
Potential workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
- Defying socially constructed binaries through creative work
- Gender, race, cycles of oppression and liberation
- Recognizing individuality while reaching for solidarity
- Raising self-awareness and empowering women through the arts
CanarySing has performed and facilitated educational workshops at venues across the country, including: Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival, UC Berkeley, The Richard Hugo House, Seattle University, UW Bothell, Shoreline Community College, Evergreen College, Western Washington University, Pomona College, The Loft Literary Arts Center, and Under the Volcano Music Festival.
CONTACT CANARYSING@GMAIL.COM to have CS visit your school, work, or community event.