As an independent educator, I lead workshops and residencies in and around Pre-K - 12, adult ed, and for professional educators, in a variety of settings. There are many different Storyteller Moon workshops/classes tailored for young children, teens, grown-ups, or mixed groups... everyone. Below are just a few. Available here at Sandy Pond, most can also be present as in-school or library programs, a camp or retreat, or as part of a seminar or conference at your own location.* Please also see Felting Stories, Kids' Garden Program, Youth Enrichment, and Performance/Workshop. You may also find something on another of my pages to be adaptable to use as a workshop. Please contact me for other themes, more information and scheduling.
*Travel fees apply.
Draw A Story Workshop: ages four to six After listening to a story, the children will become the illustrators. Given at a pre-school or other group, it is a four hour class split into two sessions. In my home this is a five hour day class with healthy snacks included. $125
Build A Story Workshop: ages five to eight & eight to twelve Using art, music, and improvisation, children will work together in a group to create their own story. Every child will be presented with the story that has been created at the end of this workshop. Given at a school or other group, it is a twenty hour class split into five or ten sessions. In my home this is a five hour a day class with healthy snacks included, over five days. $500
Workshops for Young Storytellers: ages twelve to sixteen & sixteen to nineteen Strengthening literacy and the community, this five day workshop works with kids to build their skills in storytelling and reading to younger children. At the end of the week they will have a book list of suggested stories & books, as well as new confidence and enthusiasm. Given at a school or other group, it is a twenty hour class split into five or ten sessions. When given in my home this is a five hour a day class with healthy snacks included, over five days. $500
Workshops for Young Storytellers/Advanced Readers : ages twelve to sixteen & sixteen to nineteen Using text from classic tales such as Shakespere's Storybook, Robin Hood, Arthur of Albion, Odysseus, Achillies, and The Arabian Nights, we read, discuss, and in the end, prepare a performance. Given at a school or other group, it is a twenty hour class split into five or ten sessions. When given in my home this is a five hour a day class with healthy snacks included, over five days. $500
Please also see information upon the Storyteller Moon ORBS page regarding the 'Moon Readers' for other options.
Story Improv! : A fun session of creating from imagination! Full of theater games and more, including a look inside The Storyteller's Trunk of costumes and props for inspiration and challenges! $150
What is Storytelling? : A discussion about the history, meaning, and importances of storytelling $50
Shadow Puppet Theater : Create and learn how to put on a shadow puppet performance. $50 (Papercutting workshop $50 extra)
Read Deeper : Using culturally diverse children's books as our text, this three session program (usually two hour blocks meeting three weeks in a row but can also be given as a day long retreat) offers the opportunity for digging deeper with readings, discussions, writing reflections, and sharing ideas. Participants are given a copy of the book to keep. $200
Performing Stories: How to create engaging children's story hours & programs : This workshop is geared for educator, teacher, library, and other facilitator's groups. It's available in it's original most popular form, or as a digitally integrated version, as presented at the Maine Library Association Annual Conference, November 2011, and the Fourth Annual Literacy Connections Conference, March 2012 (Please click here to access Presentation: Performing Stories) ... in either format, all participants should be ready for interaction! Lots of fun with art, music, puppets, and imagination! $150
Books Without Words and Books Without Words: Visual Literacy is Just the Beginning: Part One of this program focuses on young children, though it is adapaptable for all primary and secondary levels, as well as adult learners. Using a variety of titles with artwork from simple tp complicated, the program eplores a selection of books without words, and includes a chance to create such books of your own. Part Two also inclues a chance to make your own word set. $150 (available as a mini workshop as well at an adjusted fee)
Part of my presentation on performance for adults and high school-aged students includes information on the Delsarte System, previewed here: Delsarte System
- Information about one on one, or full cast Performing Arts Refinement can be found here -