Trix Bruce is Coming to Town!

Trix BruceNovember 14, 2014 Friday 5 pm – 9 pm
English Idioms: PSST…How Do You Interpret That?
Fire up your creativity and learn how to interpret idioms in American Sign Language! This workshop will guide participants in expressing idiomatic concepts across languages. Idioms breathe life into language. Come and join us as we master idioms! (0.4 RID CEUs available)

November 15, 2014 Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
VISUALIZE THIS: Drawing in Space With ASL Classifiers
As a native English speaker you work within a linear language, but ASL uses space and movement through classifiers to show a visual picture. When using Classifiers, are you able to clearly portray the English message into ASL? Do you know how to clearly show a car accident, a Lasik eye surgery, or a gymnast going through their routines? This workshop provides participants with an overview of using Classifiers, by focusing on what they mean, when to use them and how they are used. Participants will explore various classifiers to express a visual picture breaking away from English words to translate ideas visually. This workshop strongly focuses on ASL storytelling, ASL performing, and ideas on how to use the appropriate handshape to show a clearer picture of the context involved. This workshop will also provide hands-on experiences & skill building activities needed for appropriate classifier use applied to complex descriptions and images. Complicated & confusing pictures, eye gaze, role shifting, spatial referencing and appropriate use of classifiers in storytelling will also be presented. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to think in pictures as a way to improve expressive and receptive communication skills. (0.7 RID CEUs available)

November 14, 2014 ~ Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Your own private Mentor! As your mentor, Trix will focus on you, providing individualized feedback and instruction in English/ASL translation and Deaf culture. Under the direction of an expert instructor, your skills will soar! Email her for an appointment. Mentor appointments are not included the workshop registration. For a mentor appointment, there is a separate fee.(RID CEUs Available!)

These workshops will be held at Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services.
4328 Kalamazoo Street SW, Kentwood, Michigan 49508


Friday Evening Workshop Only:
$45 per participant/per workshop, postmarked by October 14, 2014
$55 per participant, after October 14, 2014

Saturday Workshop Only:
$75 per participant, postmarked by October 14, 2014
$85 per participant, after October 14, 2014

Special Discounted Package Both Workshops:
$120 per participant, postmarked by October 14, 2014
$130 per participant, after October 14, 2014

SEND $ & your registration form TO: PayPal accepted; checks accepted – please make checks payable to Trix Bruce and send to: Trix Bruce, 1429 D Ave PMB 362, Snohomish, WA 98290


Please RSVP with payment. This will confirm your place in the workshop. CONTACT: by November 13, 2014