The Art of Storytelling - Nov12
his workshop, presented by Dan Yashinky, is for environmental educators, historic site interpreters, classroom teachers, camp staff and aspiring storytellers. The goal is to create and practice a small repertoire of stories you will be able to tell in a wide range of settings. Participants will learn folktales, remember personal and family stories, and explore the art and tradition of storytelling in creative ways. Open to beginning and experienced storytellers.
Dan Yashinsky is a storyteller, writer, and community animator. He currently works as the storyteller-in-residence at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
Students will learn about traditions of storytelling from around the world, from fables to fairytales, from ghost stories to family lore. We will explore several folktales in depth, making connections to environmental and social justice themes. Students will choose a short folktale and prepare it for telling and listening. In small groups, students will have a chance to work on their short folktales. We will discuss how storytelling is part of personal and family life, and choose a family story to tell.
Prepare for final performance Discussion of performance and setting. Practice storytelling in small groups and to whole class. The goal is to have a repertoire of stories you can put to use in your work.