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Akron, OH, 44302
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Telling the stories from Appalachia to Akron and beyond!

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Youth Classes

As a direct result of [my daughter’s] interactions with Mr. Jozsa, she has gained a great deal of personal confidence and self-esteem.
— Andy Hopp

Play: The Story

PLAY: The Story
Ages: 5 - 9 Years
Entire Session (5 Classes): $40
Drop-in: $10

"Great stories happen to those who can tell them."
– Ira Glass

Take the next step on your theatrical journey with PLAY: The Story. Discover the power of beginning, middle and end in this 5-week class designed to teach students the basic art of crafting a compelling story.

Through theatrical games and exercises, students will be introduced to the basics of storytelling – from characters to climax. The class will culminate in the students' production of their very own story that they together will create, (along with Teaching Artist Kyle Jozsa).

*There will be a final presentation on Tuesday, May 9th*

Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (4/11 - 5/9)

This class will be held at:
Akron Children's Museum
216 S. Main St. • Akron, OH 44308

***REGISTER At The Akron Children's Museum located at 216 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308***

Let's Play! Music

Let’s Play! Music
Ages: 2.5 - 5 Years
Entire Session (5 Classes): $40
Drop-in: $10

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
— Roald Dahl

Oh the sweet sounds of Let’s Play! Music are finally here. Join Teaching Artist Kyle Jozsa as he conducts students on weekly musical adventures. From rhythm to melody and everything in between, students will discover the power of music while nurturing their physical, social & emotional development.

Let’s Play! Music will strengthen your child's love for song and dance through instrument play and musical activities.

This is NOT a performance-based class.

Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (4/12 - 5/10)

This class will be held at:
Akron Children's Museum
216 S. Main St. • Akron, OH 44308

***REGISTER At The Akron Children's Museum located at 216 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308***

Summer Camp(s)

Summer CAMP: Dreamcatcher
from 175.00

Summer CAMP: Dreamcatcher
June 19th - 30th (Ages 7 - 13)

Entire Session: $175

“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?"

The highly popular Summer CAMP returns to Akron at a brand new location: Summit Artspace!

Join Wandering Aesthetics’ Director of Education Kyle Jozsa – in conjunction with Nici Romo of Dunamis Theatre Company – as he and his students explore Native American folklore. Using theatrical concepts, including imagination, character creation and teamwork, students will dive into the mythology of America's indigenous peoples, culminating in the development of their very own dynamic performance.

This two-week long summer camp will build on the students' theatrical experience, furthering their knowledge of the concepts of live performance. Each morning, in his engaging style, Jozsa will reinforce theatrical fundamentals and introduce the students to more advanced techniques of theatre. Each afternoon, students will collaborate to craft their tale in an atmosphere of cooperation and playfulness, culminating in a final performance for friends and family. Students should bring a brown bag lunch.

June 19th - 30th (Ages 7 - 13)

Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM


This class will be held at:
Summit Artspace
140 E. Market St. • Akron, OH 44308

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Summer CAMP: Neverland
from 110.00

Summer CAMP: Neverland
July 10th - 14th (Ages 5 - 9) OR July 24th - 28th (Ages 9 - 13)

Entire Session: $110

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”

The highly popular Summer CAMP returns to Akron at a brand new location: Summit Artspace!

Join Wandering Aesthetics’ Director of Education Kyle Jozsa as he and his students venture into Neverland. Using theatrical concepts, including imagination, character creation and teamwork, students will explore the world of J.M. Barrie's Neverland, culminating in the development of their very own performance.

This week long summer camp will introduce students to the concepts of live performance. Each morning, in his engaging style, Jozsa will teach students the fundamentals, and some more advanced techniques, of theatre. Each afternoon, students will collaborate to craft their tale in an atmosphere of cooperation and playfulness, culminating in a final performance for friends and family. Students should bring a brown bag lunch.

July 10th - 14th (Ages 5 - 9)
OR
July 24th - 28th (Ages 9 - 13)

Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM


This class will be held at:
Summit Artspace
140 E. Market St. • Akron, OH 44308

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About the instructor

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Named the 2016 Akron Arts Alive! Award Winner for Outstanding Artist in Theater, Kyle Jozsa is the primary Storyteller and Director of Education with Wandering Aesthetics. He began his teaching career in 2010 with Weathervane Playhouse. Since that time, Jozsa has worked full-time as a preschool teacher, developed curriculum for traditional and non-traditional classes alike, and led workshops for students of all age groups throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond – working with organizations such as City Sprouts, Cleveland School of the Arts - Lower Campus, Countryside Conservancy, Crown Point, Firestone High School, The Goddard School, Junior Leadership of Akron, TACA, TransOhio and many more. Primarily focused on the sustained growth of Wandering Aesthetics, Kyle works part-time as a Teaching Artist for HBTI and The Artful Living Program out of Stark County. Jozsa, a member of Ohio Voices For Learning, continues to spread his play-based enrichment programs throughout the Akron area.

Read more about Kyle on the Akronist's website.


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Wandering Aesthetics is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Wandering Aesthetics must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.