Workshops and special programs

From time to time Heartwood offers a variety of workshops and special program opportunities for public schools, dance and theatre companies, organizations and groups from the general public. 

Anyone interested in organizing a special program at Heartwood should contact Artistic Director Jude Binder or the Heartwood school office at 304 354-7874.Heartwood has offered a variety of special programs during the summer months, including summer arts intensives, children’s festivals and children’s theatre productions. Worksops have covered the areas of dance, theatre movement and maskmaking.

Fairmont College Theatre Students attend

day-long workshop at Heartwood Sept. 2017


Heartwood in the Hills recently hosted a day long workshop for 10 Creative Puppetry students of Fairmont State College.Throughout the day Artistic Director Jude Binder led the students through a series of art, anatomy, movement and theatre exercises. The day culminated when the students combined all the exercises of the day to perform the theatre game - “The Great Blueness. Joining in the workshop was Francene Kirk, Abelina Suarez Professor of Communication and Theatre and Creative Puppetry Professor at Fairmont State with students ColleenDorsey, Kelli Cooper, Justin Allen, Aaron Sine, Dina Vergura, Jared Mouts, J.R. Watson, Seret Cole, SamanthaYoung and Abby Hilpert. In addition to theatre majors, the group of students included three theatre education majors and one music major.