Freedom Pond Moonworks

 

Art & Theater Workshops: Youth, Advanced, and Performance

 

please visit the Felting Stories, Performing Arts Refinement, and both the Mothers Moon

& Sugar Tree pages for other workshops/classes too  (and also consider asking about a performance workshop using our Rolling Performace Stage)

 

 

Youth Workshops

 

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 andenthusiasm. 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

 

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Advanced Workshops 

 

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)

 

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Performance/Workshops


Every workshop, really, includes a performance of some kind by me. Public speaking itself is a performance, but that's another story; or should I say 'workshop'. It has been my experience that people learn best from the combination of seeing and doing. 

These workshop titles/themes are specifically designed to start with a performance by me, followed by a workshop in acting, puppetry, or scenery (or all three plus more), the creation of something, and a performance by workshop attendees.
Adaptable for all ages. These are typically four hour long events, which can be adapted. Fees begin at $250


current offerings:
The Princess & the White Bear King
The Gigantic Turnip
Aesops Fables



 

 

 

Youth Enrichment Programing

The Elementary Performing Arts Enrichment Program housed at RSU# 3 was founded in September 2010. We met on a weekly basis, and had a whole lot of fun!  In December the students shared a holiday themed review with parents, and in the Spring presented the play  And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon  in two performances... all upon the beautiful stage of the Clifford Performing Arts Center in the Mount View Complex.  If you would like to bring an after school  performing or visual arts program to your school, we would be happy to offer a consultation.

 
 

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