Elementary Artist Residencies

Our teaching artists will visit your school every day for a week to deliver an immersive arts experience!

OPTION 1: During a residency, we can conduct the same one-session workshop with numerous groups of students (for example, we might teach “Building a Character” to every third and fourth grade class). Learn about our one-session workshops here.

OPTION 2: Alternately, we’ll work each day on a bigger project with a smaller group of students (say, producing short digital films with a selected group of fifth graders). The listings below represent the options for weeklong projects.

Acting: The Next Step

Grades 4-5 | 5 sessions of 50 minutes each
“Acting: The Next Step” is ideal for students with some theatre experience who would like to take their skills to the next level. They’ll learn many of the fundamentals practiced by professional actors, then practice their new skills through class exercises and performing simple scenes. Help your student actors move ahead in their craft!

Center Stage

Grades 3-5 | 5 sessions of 3 hours each
Here’s the place for tweens to stretch their dramatic muscles. They’ll learn about performing as they memorize lines and prepare a short scripted play for performance. We provide everything the students need, from props to stage curtains! This workshop results in a short performance. View photos from our past student performances here.

Create Your Own Play

Grades 4-5 | 5 sessions of 50-90 minutes each
This one’s for aspiring writers as well as actors. Participants will learn the basics of storytelling, character creation, and dialogue writing. They’ll put those newly-acquired skills to use by penning an original three-minute play. On the last day of class, students will have the opportunity to perform their new works!

Drama Fun

Grades K-2 | 5 sessions of 1.5 hours each
We’ll guide your youngest actors through the process of rehearsing and performing a play of their own! Our story will be told entirely through pantomime (acting without words), so there are no lines to memorize. This workshop results in a short performance.


Grades 3-5 | 5 sessions of 90 minutes each
Your students can star in a short digital film! We’ll provide the camera equipment, lighting, and scripts to bring their short movies to life. Your students’ films will be a lasting record of their work! Get more information and watch our past student films here.

What Educators Are Saying

“George captivated our 5th grade classes with his . . . artist workshop entitled ‘Acting Like a Professional.’ Students were engaged from start to finish as they learned valuable content.”

– Shannon Townsley, Arts & Humanities Teacher, Jeffersontown Elementary School (Louisville, KY)

“Our students had a great time learning about drama with George. Even kids who are usually reluctant to participate were drawn into the activities … George’s unique style and energy are contagious. Learning should always be this fun!”

– Deanna Williams, Arts & Humanities Teacher, Stopher Elementary School (Louisville, KY)

More Information About Artist Residencies

In addition to the options on this page, we can customize a program just for your students! Drama by George artist residencies always incorporate Arts and Humanities standards, but we can also make cross-curricular connections to English, Math, Social Studies, Science, or Character Education. Please get in touch to discuss a customized residency that meets your unique needs. Call (502) 718-5090 or contact us online when you’re ready to plan your Artist Residency. You’ll save up to 50% off the cost of single workshops — and your students will love it! Watch a short video about our Drama Workshops and Artist Residencies here.

Schedule Your Program Now
  • Artist Residencies are designed for a maximum of 30 kids per session. We offer a discount if you schedule multiple sessions in the same week for different groups of students.
  • Looking for something that will fit into one class period? Explore our One-Session Workshops.
  • Contact us for more information about any Drama by George program.