Location: Stages Theatre~Houston
What fun for me to have the opportunity to shoot some pics on the super cute and retro decorated set of Hope Stone at Stages Theatre. It’s an interactive “kitchy” kitchen and living room set that is a perfect backdrop for teaching arts to kids. I felt like I was on the set of H.R. Pufnstuf or Pee Wee’s playhouse. Leave it to Hope Stone to create an innovative way to make learning fun for kids.
I have been on the Board of Hope Stone, Inc. for several years. Hope Stone is more than a fantastic dance company. It’s an “Art for All” mission-based program that reaches out to under-privileged students at their schools to teach dance, art, music and theatre.
As the COVID-19 outbreak has shifted school instruction to virtual and distance learning, Hope Stone has also pivoted into the digital world and is creating a digital arts library called “smART breaks.” This library of digital classes will keep them connected to the students they serve through their arts education program The Hope Project.
In partnership with Stages, one of Houston’s premiere professional theatre companies, Hope Stone is filming 35 dance, theater and music classes (10-20 minutes in length) for students ranging in age from early learning (2-5 years) to upper elementary (3rd to 5th grades).
Thank you to Jane Weiner for inviting me to their fun set!
Contact Amy Pearl at Hope Stone for more information [email protected]
My retro dress and hat from Retropolis
Photos/Assistance by Kassidy Bash
Styling/Model: Beth Muecke