Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Sign Mime & Multiple Meanings with Patrick Fischer aka Mr. ShineyHead

  • 15 Feb 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • BP Energy Center


(depends on selected options)

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Sign Mime


Saturday, February 15, 2014

8:30 – 4:30pm

(with a two hour break for lunch 11:30 – 1:30)


Patrick Fischer


Break Form!  Sign Mime workshop uses non-conventional signs and everything is mimed.  Classifiers, gestured movement, and visual emotions/expressions are used to perform in sign mime.  Inspirations are from movies, cartoons, scripts, books, and your creativity.  The benefits of using sign mime are the ability to tell a story either through scripts or imagination that is wholly visual, ability to imitate expressions and emotions, and enrichment in descriptive skills.  Develop your storytelling skills in showing you how to use classifiers, gestures, and visual signs.  All will have a “hands on” learning experience in different areas of Sign Mime’s techniques which are:  Body Classifiers, Body Part Classifiers, Instrument Classifiers, Locative Classifiers, SASS, Point of Views, Abstract, and Split Screen. This training will be taught in American Sign Language.  No interpreter will be provided for this workshop.




Patrick Fischer comes from several generations of fine artists and actors in Europe. He launched his theatrical business in 2005, providing various services to those who want to learn more about theatre through Deaf eyes. When Patrick is not "working" in theatre, he teaches American Sign Language (ASL) and currently is a certified ASLTA (Professional) instructor at Portland Community College under the Sign Language Studies Program and Sign Language Interpretation Program in Portland, OR. Also, Patrick is a Director of Artistic Sign Language at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR.

To know more about Patrick Fischer, check out his website: www.mrshineyhead.com


- LOCATION: BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd. Anchorage


- REGISTRATION must be completed on line by February 10th. Go to www.alaskarid.org to register.



- QUESTIONS: dawson@asdawson.com


- COST:  CEUs AKRID Member  $60.00  

                        CEUs AKRID Non-Member $85.00

                        (membership fee $25.00)

Catered Lunch is offered for $10.00


- RID CEUs: 0.6 CEUs Professional Studies are offered for this workshop through the Language Door, an approved RID CMP & ACET sponsor.  No partial credit allowed. Activity # 0264-0214-08                     

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