Workshops

Presenter: Windell Campbell

STORYTELLING WITH PUPPETS

When the visual world of the puppeteer unites with the auditory realm of the storyteller, a unique partnership evolves.  The puppeteer’s skill in making inanimate objects seem real becomes all the more effective when merged with the storyteller’s art of turning words into memorable tales. This workshop will focus on informal techniques that will incorporate puppets in the storytelling process.

Friday, March 31, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Concert Tent

BUILDING THE STORY

This workshop will focus on techniques that will help build a story so that it reaches its climax.  Participants will see how projection, body movement, sound effects, mood, tone, speed, and character development are all important to reaching the climax of the story.

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am. Garden Tent


Presenter: Lyn Ford

TELL IT!  DEVELOPING LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS THROUGH INTERACTIVE WORDPLAY AND STORYTELLING EXPERIENCES

Storytelling, as oral communication in a social narrative format, is the foundation for skills in and appreciation of language arts; these skills are essential across curricular studies, as well as for success in lifelong learning and career pursuits.  Through interactive story models, group interactions and wordplay, reflection and discussion (as time permits), we will play with the work of nurturing, reinforcing, and creative utilizing effective language arts skills in the classroom.

 Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am – Grandview Room

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am – Alexander Room

LOL, FOR REAL!  LAUGHTER AND BREATH MECHANICS FOR PRE-PROGRAM ENERGY AND POST-PROGRAM RELAXATION

Laughter, Breath, Joy…We are not all jump-in-with-both-feet storytellers; in anxious moments, we may forget to utilize these three necessary life-skills.  In this session, through simple breathing exercises, experiences of laughter, and informative reflections on and discussions of both, we’ll recognize and affirm the tools that help us feel joyfully at home with our own pre-program, post-program and stage-presence energy.  These tools work in other stress-filled experiences besides telling stories!

Friday, March 31, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Grandview Room

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Beauclaire – Tell & Talk


Presenter: Pat Nease

GAMES STORYTELLERS PLAY

Have fun while expanding your story and imaginative skills with these easy, replicable, laughter-filled games that hone listening, speaking, voice, empathy, creativity, presentation, and, of course, imagination.  The included activities are appropriate for a variety of skill levels, groups both large and small, and ages kindergarten to adult.  Handouts are included giving directions for the games we play and the ones for which we never have time.

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am – Grandview Room

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Beauclaire – Tell & Talk

WHAT’S SO FUNNY? 

Laughter IS the best medicine, so learn how to cook it up, dish it out, and serve it with a smile!  This exploratory, tickle-your-funny bones, participatory workshop examines the benefits of humor as well as specific strategies for adding humor to stories, storytelling, and just about anything you’re presenting.  It’s as easy as picking ticks off a bald dog – and a lot more fun.

March 31, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Garden Tent


Presenter: Jessica McCune

STORY AND HEALING   

Art and Medicine celebrates a 35+ year history of supporting the path to healing. Storytelling is the seed art and offers insight to blocks that hinders healing. Using Diane Rooks book, “Spinning Gold out of Straw: How Stories Heal” we will explore case studies of healing, learn from the work of others going before us and apply insights shared by each other. Part of our path to healing is knowing, saving and telling our own stories.

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am – Beauclaire

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am – Beauclaire – Tell & Talk

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Alexander Room

 

STORY COLLAGE

An interactive workshop where we will make a story collage using pictures, prose, poetry, quotes, and drawings. Story Collage, or Soul Collage, is a technique used to connect our body, mind and spirit. Using the right part of our brain and shutting off the left side (even for a few minutes) stimulates creativity to open our mind. We are more able to see, hear and develop our stories. There will be time for voluntary sharing with each other. Plan ahead and bring copies of photos, favorite quotes or anything that touches and guides your spirit.

Friday, March 31, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm


Presenter: Tim Lowry

THE STORY IS IN THE “WHY”

Everyone knows the basic parts of a story—beginning, middle, and end. But these are merely the bare bones of a story.  The real meat of the story, the part that makes it compelling, the part that makes it into a story that must be listened to is the WHY. Using a variety of theater games and storytelling exercises, Tim will help you mine your story for psychological motivations and depth of character that will make the story alive in your own imagination and real in the minds of your audience. Come prepared to shout, sing, laugh, cry, grunt, and groan your way to a better story!

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am – Alexander Room

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Grandview Room

ARTIST U: MAKING YOUR LIFE AS AN ARTIST

As a disciple of Andrew Simonet and his Artist U curriculum, Tim will discuss four areas of the independent artist’s life—planning, mission, money, and time.  Following each discussion, the group participates in exercises designed to help the independent artist think through these crucial areas and form a plan of action for a balanced, productive, and sustainable career.

Friday, March 31, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Alexander Room

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am – Beauclaire – Tell & Talk