Thursday, April 7, 2016

Decoding the Bard: Shakespeare for the Thoroughly Intimidated

Decoding the Bard: 
Shakespeare for the Thoroughly Intimidated
Grade 9 through adult
Tuesday, April 26, 6-7:50pm
Free class. Registration required.

If you have ever had trouble understanding Shakespeare’s language, this is the workshop for you.  Instructor Rowena Aldrige enjoys the process of helping people become comfortable and even cozy with the Bard.  In this workshop, she’ll show you ways to understand Shakespeare’s use of language - vocabulary, sentence structure, use of verse, tone words, etc. - then show you how to put those new skills to use on a few specific speeches or acts.  Sign up and conquer your fear of Shakespeare! 

Rowena Aldridge is a former professional ballerina. costume designer, and stage manager, who now spends her days homeschooling and homemaking.  For 12 years she was the Senior Teaching Artist for dance for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, doing multiple 3- to 6-week residencies in Aesthetic Education each year in the Metro Nashville Public Schools.  For the past four years she has lead homeschool enrichment programs in science, history, art, and home economics in a studio she and her family built in their backyard, as well as teaching classic literature at WEB Homeschool Tutorial in East Nashville.  She is a certified educator in a number of old-school domestic skills, including food preservation (University of Georgia Extension), small space gardening (Square Foot Gardening Foundation), and patternmaking for sewing (Wild Ginger Software, Inc). She is the co-author of "Digital Flat Pattern", the only college-level textbook on digital pattern drafting for the fashion industry. Her writing has appeared in numerous periodicals and she is the author of the devotional "An Everyday Advent: Meditations from the Heart of a Homemaker".  Her underlying passion is empowering others to go out and conquer the world on their own terms.