Programs

School, Library, & Museum Visits for Children


My workshops are infused with encouragement and confidence building while helping to nurture and expand each child’s creative inclinations. As always, much emphasis is placed on celebrating each child’s particular mode of artistic expression.

I’d love to visit your school, library, museum, or educational center to offer one of my creative workshops.  All of my curriculum is steeped heavily in literacy and self-expression.  Please send an email to me if you’d like to discuss my programming in greater depth.

*workshops for classrooms and groups of children
*teacher enrichment workshops
*parent enrichment workshops (headstart programs, etc.)
*after school and summer programming at libraries
*museum programs

Story Disk Workshop

Story Disks is one of the Story Starter projects in my multiple award winning educational book, Show Me a Story. These colorful disks with tiny, meaningful pictures are an engaging way to blend art and literacy. They serve as compact idea generators for children’s storytelling and creative writing and are fun to collect, trade, or gift with friends.

The program includes:
· a short period of guided brainstorming
· time to observe an assortment of Story Disks
· an inspiring demonstration with clear instruction
· continual celebration of experimentation and individual artistic styles
· a short closing discussion where children are encouraged to use their disks to begin writing/telling stories.
· tips and ideas for teachers on how to integrate the Story Disks into their classroom curriculum

Approximate time: 1 ½ hours (with an extra ½ hour for set-up and clean-up)
Appropriate for grades 1-6
Recommended maximum group size: 20 (30 with assistance)
Materials fee: $1.00 /child

Fees for programs: Cost is based on length of program and distance from Amherst, MA.  Please contact me to discuss.

{Story Disk workshops have been held at Bank Street Bookstore in NYC, Cup and Top Cafe in Florence, MA, The Boston Children’s Museum,  Brookline Booksmith, and multiple elementary schools and libraries}






Memory Cards Workshop



Memory Cards is one of the Story Starter projects in my multiple award winning educational book, Show Me a Story. Memories make great stories! These colorful, collaged cards are used to re-tell, arrange, order, and preserve children’s special memories. Children are asked to transform important, salient, essential details from the memory into a set of captivating cards.

The program includes:
· a short period of guided brainstorming
· an inspiring demonstration with clear instruction
· time to observe an assortment of Memory Cards
· practice in considering what to include in a story and what to leave out – children are asked to choose the essential details to act as the backbone of the story
· continual celebration of experimentation and individual artistic styles
· tips and ideas for teachers on how to integrate the Memory Cards into their classroom curriculum
· encouragement and guidance as to how to complete the set of cards at home.

Approximate time: 1 ½ hours (with an extra ½ hour for set-up and clean-up)
Appropriate for grades 1-6
Recommended maximum group size: 20 (30 with assistance)
Materials fee: $.50 /child 

Fees for programs: Cost is based on length of program and distance from Amherst, MA.  Please contact me to discuss.

{Memory Card workshops have been held at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The Smith Campus School at Smith College, The Chicago Children’s Museum, and The Manhattan Children’s Museum}



Story Map Workshop

Story Map is one of the projects from the Story Evolution chapter in my multiple award winning educational book, Show Me a Story. These detail rich depictions of imaginary lands are the perfect foundation for developing elaborate characters and stories. Children will continue to refer to their maps as they write engaging, new tales.

The program includes:
· a short period of guided brainstorming
· an inspiring demonstration with clear instruction
· time to observe examples of an assortment of Story Maps
· continual celebration of experimentation and individual artistic styles
· tips and ideas for teachers on how to integrate the Story Maps into their classroom curriculum
· Encouragement and guidance as to how to continue to develop the map and how to use it in future storytelling and creative writing.

Approximate time: 1 1/2 hours (with an extra ½ hour for set-up and clean-up)
Appropriate for grades 1-6
Recommended maximum group size: 20 (30 with assistance)
Materials fee: $.50 /child 

Fees for programs: Cost is based on length of program and distance from Amherst, MA.  Please contact me to discuss.

{Memory Card workshops have been held at The Eric Carle Museum for Picture Book Art and multiple branches of The Boston Public Library}




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