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“In my 38 years of teaching I have worked with many artists-in-residence and I must say that you were the most organized, professional, creative, and talented in all those years.”

Laurie Siegel
Art Teacher
Watkins Elementary School
Washington, DC

WHO WE ARE

Daniel Barash holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from New York University. Certified in New York State, he led arts-in-education workshops for more than a decade on the East Coast before relocating to California in 2009.

Daniel has pioneered the use of shadow puppetry, an ancient Asian art form, in diverse secular and Jewish settings.

Daniel performed a one-man educational theater program for more than 100,000 students across the United States, and has worked with students in Belarus, India, Laos, and Lithuania.

As one of 43 teaching artists from across the country selected for inclusion on the John F. Kennedy Center’s National Teaching Artist Roster, Daniel has visited 17 states over the past two years, leading professional development workshops and conducting classroom modeling demonstrations.

The Shadow Puppet Workshop has worked for the following organizations:

ELEMENTARY AND
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS

Berlin Intermediate School
Bethesda Elementary School
Blessed Sacrament School
Bullis School
Cashell Elementary School
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Deerfield Run Elementary School
Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School
Fallsmead Elementary School
Hollifield Station Elementary School
Indian Creek School
Jewish Primary Day School
Lone Oak Montessori School
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
Matapeake Elementary School
Montgomery Knolls Elementary School
Murch Elementary School
Oyster Bilingual School
Rockburn Elementary School
Rockledge Elementary School
Running Brook Elementary School
School-Within-School at Peabody
Southern Middle School
Stuart Hobson Middle School
Takoma Park Elementary School
Watkins Elementary School
Winchester School
Yellow Springs Elementary School

SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Ah-Hava
Camp Katan
Camp Louise and Camp Airy
Creative Adventures Camp
Jerome Ford Nature Center
Reston Community Center Camp
Sandy Springs School Summer Fun
St. Steven’s and St. Agnes School Summer Camp
Montgomery County Summer Fun Center

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Art for the People
Community Bridges, Inc.
Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital
Impact Silver Spring
Phelps Senior Center

CHILDREN’S THEATER
PERFORMANCE SERIES

Artscape Baltimore
Imagination Stage StoryTheatre Series
Smithsonian Discovery Theater

TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTES / GUEST ARTIST APPEARANCES

BJE BASIS Winter Forum
George Washington University Museum Education Program
Kennedy Center Arts Integration Conference
Kennedy Center CETA Program
Kennedy Center Partners in Education Annual Meeting
Maryland Artist / Teacher Institute (MATI)
Mid-Atlantic Association of Episcopal Schools Association (MAESA) Conference
Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning (PJLL) Early Childhood Conference
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Kennedy Center Workshop Leader

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS
AND NURSERY SCHOOLS

Bright Horizons Early Childhood Centers
Childtime Learning Centers
Community Preschool of the Palisades
Congregation Har Shalom
Etz Chayim Preschool
Francis Fuchs Early Childhood Center
Judy Center at Rolling Terrace
Meeting House Cooperative Preschool
Metropolitan Nursery School
Olam Tikvah Preschool
St. Alban’s Early Childhood Center
St. John’s Episcopal Preschool
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Centers
Takoma Children’s School
Takoma Park Cooperative Children’s School
Tikvat Israel Early Childhood Center
Wonders Childcare Centers

LIBRARIES

Aspen Hill Library
Bethesda Library
Capital View Library
Chevy Chase Library
Cleveland Park Library
Damascus Library
Francis A. Gregory-Fort Davis Library
Germantown Library
Long Branch Library
Martin Luther King, Jr., Library
Olney Library
Palisades Library
Pikesville Library
Poolesville Library
Potomac Library
Takoma Park Library
Tenley-Friendship Library
Twinbrook Library
Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library
West End Library
Wheaton Library
White Marsh Library

MUSEUMS

Jewish Museum of Maryland
National Building Museum
Phillips Collection
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS

Adas Israel
Beth Emeth
Beth Sholom Congregation
B’nai Israel
B’nai Shalom of Olney
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Congregation B’nai Tzedek
Hebrew Day School
JCC District of Columbia
JCC Greater Washington
JCC Northern Virginia
Jewish Primary Day School
Kehilat Shalom
Kol Shalom
Machar
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning
Shaare Tefila
Shaare Torah
Temple Beth Ami
Temple Beth Shalom
Temple Emanuel
Temple Rodef Shalom
Temple Sinai
Tifereth Israel

 

THE SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP  •  2226 SACRAMENTO STREET, BERKELEY, CA 94702  •  301-646-3231  •  info@shadowpuppetworkshop.com