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All Together Now! Releasing Creativity with the Orff Music Approach

July 23 @ 9:00 am - July 25 @ 2:30 pm

Through the elements of Orff Schulwerk, participants will gain experience in “teaching to the objective” through singing, movement, instrument and recorder playing.

Creative Classrooms Project & Retreat

Orff Music Creative Learning Getaway  July 23rd – 25th

To register for any of the 3-1 day workshops  click on the link below or call BluSeed Studios at 518-891-3799 or email Kathy: admin@bluseedstudios.org

1 day workshop/ $35.00 (includes instruments, instruction, an art table for kids and snacks!)


We will begin with review of ostinatos, borduns and layering techniques to help acclimate teachers with limited or no Orff experience to the process.

No Musical Experience Needed!!

  • You do not have to be a musician or know how to sing to appreciate this learning technique.
  • There is more to discover from how the creative arts can stimulate new ideas, provide a framework for practical solutions and be done in a way that can energize you and your passion, what ever it may be!
  • By integrating the full breadth of the arts from visual to culinary, crafts and the healing arts, this retreat will rejuvenate your creative energy!
This is a family friendly professional development program!   Bring your family or come by yourself and educators earn 6 CTLE credits while on vacation!  Kids are Free/with enrolled Adult, for the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Class.  We will provide an “art table” filled with markers and craft material for kids who rather draw than play!
We will provide instruments for all attendees, however this lesson can be taught with a minimum number of xylophones, recorders or other rhythm instruments when bringing it back to your classroom. Instructional materials, including assessment and reflection strategies, will be provided later in the lesson to be shared with your colleagues back home.

BluSeed Studios, “Creative Classrooms Project” and the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat have partnered to develop a series of participant driven workshops entitled “Creative Learning Retreats.” Check out all of our future retreat workshops.  The creative art integrated retreats will not be a standard workshop in a classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of settings including an iconic Adirondack arts center, a Great Camp lodge and nature-based sites. A creative team of teaching professionals, creative artists from performing to culinary, will be featured presenters. Unique audience driven workshops include dramatizations, demonstrations, interactive creative problem solving and fun culinary experiences utilizing food as an educational tool.

Workshop Leaders:

Tom Hemans has been a professional music educator at Ballston Spa Central School District for fifteen years–serving as Elementary Music and Choral Director, Middle School & High School Choral Director and GM Teacher for Ballston Spa. Mr. Hemans has used the Orff Schulwerk process in his classroom extensively for the past 15 years and has completed Orff Schulwerk levels I &II.  He recently wrote and produced an Orff Musical titled “The Bakers Dozen”.
Carol Marie Vossler  Artist and Educator; Founder/Artistic Director BluSeed Studio, , Certified Art Integration Specialist; NYSED approved CTLE Sponsor:  Educators will have the opportunity to earn a variety of credits depending on their vocation including Continuing Teachers Leadership Credits (CTLE)! BluSeed Studios is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.  Creative Classrooms Project was funded in part by the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA).

Monday, July 23rd, Tuesday July 24th or Wednesday, July 25th


9:00 AM –  9:30 am: Osti Spumanti

  • Layering complimentary Ostianto’s
  • Children’s Literature in 6/8 “Old Roger is Dead”

9:30 am – 10:30 am:

  • Tiki Tiki Tembo Storybook
  • Orchestration
  • Intro to Story

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Practice Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30 pm-1 pm :

1 pm-2:30 pm

  • Coca-Cola
    • Presidents line drawings
    • Body percussion
    • Orchestration
  •  Group Discussion & Reflection


July 23 @ 9:00 am
July 25 @ 2:30 pm
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BluSeed Studios
(518) 891-3799


BluSeed Studios
24 Cedar Street
Saranac Lake, 12983 United States
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(518) 891-3799


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