Workshops - Bill
In schools, churches, and other organizations. These and other workshops and residencies can be designed according to your needs.
- Children Tell Stories (Kindergarten and older)
Through modeling and participation, children learn the art of Storytelling, by looking atthe kinds of stories, experiencing how to craft a story, how to learn a story, and share it with others.
- Children Do Puppets (Grade 3 - Adults)
Through modeling and participation, children learn the art of puppetry by practicing techniques, sampling and performing puppet skits, looking at staging and scenery, and going from story to skit.
Adult & Youth Workshops:
For schools, churches, community groups, community education programs, etc., these and others can be designed according to your needs.
- Storytelling 101
This workshop includes: the examination of different sources for your storytelling; how to craft a story; how to learn, not memorize a story; and, tools for telling a story.
- Tell Your Story
Participants learn how to develop their own story through creative exercises and share it with others.
- Tell Your Family Story
Participants learn to tell their family story beyond a genealogical chart.
- Discerning, Developing and Sharing Your Faith Story
Participants learn ways of discerning their faith story, developing their faith story, and sharing their faith story.
- Storytelling in Adult Groups With Some Memory Loss With different themes and prompting, participants learn share stories from their lives.
- Storytelling in Children’s Messages
Participants learn the sources of stories for children's messages, examine stages of childhood development for the type of story to be used, examine the use of a puppet or prop for storytelling, and craft a story to tell.
Puppets: An Introduction to Puppetry (Adults and Youth)
In this workshop, participants:
- Learn some of the creative uses of puppetry
- Learn techniques of puppetry performance
- Sample and perform skits
- Look at staging and scenery
- Learn how to go from story to skit
Puppets: Children Do Puppets (Grade 3 and older)
Through modeling and participation, children learn the art of puppetry by:
- Practicing techniques of puppetry performance
- Sampling and performing puppet skits/plays
- Looking at staging and scenery
- Learning how to go from story to skit/play.