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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: Improv

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

“There's something really freeing about improv…it’s a collective, creative, in-the-moment piece.”
– Tatiana Maslany

“Yes, and…” this class will feature fun games designed to teach students the basics of improvisation. Using these skills, the students will work on saying yes, supporting ideas, listening and collaborating to create a world full of dynamic action and fun characters

This is NOT a performance-based class.

Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (2/28 - 3/28)

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! Animals

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

“Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my!”

All children love acting like animals, so why not encourage their creativity? Join Teaching Artist Kyle Jozsa in this 5-weeks Let’s Play! session as he explores the world of the wild. From the deepest jungles to the suburban household, animals are all around us. Using theatrical games, songs and stories, students will play like animals and those characters who work with them.

This is NOT a performance-based class.

Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (3/1 - 3/29)

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***

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

Information To Be Announced Soon...


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.