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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Heinz, Brian Great Opening Pages: A Writers Workshop Literature- Creative Writing
A true nuts and bolts interactive writer’s workshop for grades 3 and up. Covers topics like: The 4 Critical elements on Opening Pages (character, setting, verb/action, the problem or conflict.) Use of sensory detail and a sensory web. How to engage the reader. The dead word graveyard. Revision and Editing Techniques (What are the primary targets?) Attending students will interactively work on a piece for revision to illustrate the concepts presented. The students will be treated as if they are young professional writers. The program includes a nine-page handout for all attending teachers
$1001- $3000
Cain, Ron Ron Cain's Wandering Wizard Show Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
As the Wizard of Wands, Ron Cain wanders the world sharing the secrets of magic. He begins each show by welcoming young audiences to CAIN’s Traveling Academy of Magic, a 45-minute version of a typical day at wizardry school. Students learn the wonder of words using a magic spell book. Then they help him wave his many wands to create some surprising illusions. Course subjects include alchemy, enchantment, numerology, and gruesome creatures like Chadwick the Dragon. Also featured are a Harry Potter book trick and a card sharp who lives in a snake basket. Since 1998, Ron has created magic shows based on the annual summer reading program theme. Each program uses magic and humor to promote reading and help children feel good about themselves. A Syracuse University graduate and former teacher, Ron has more than 16 years of experience performing at schools, libraries, companies and festivals throughout New York. He also has appeared on television’s Pappyland and Saturday Showboat. His magic shows with educational messages include Tune In To Magical Idol, Uncle Sam's Old Time Magic Show, Magic of America, Tex the Cowboy Magician's Wild West Show, Case of the Missing Bunny,and Captain HurriCain’s Seaside Magic Show.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Be Creative: Create a Song! (For the 2009 Summer Reading Program) Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
After warming up our voices and creative juices with rhyming songs such as Down By the Bay and others, we will work collaboratively to create our own song.
$351- $500
Siy, Alexandra One Tractor: Counting Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Painting
Listen to my story book, ONE TRACTOR, and learn counting rhymes and games in this interactive story time for young children.
$201- $350
McIntosh, Story Laurie Flying on the Wings of Our Words Literature- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Story Laurie introduces students to the art of storytelling and walks them through the process of preparing their own folk tale or fable for the telling. In the workshop sessions, storytelling and improve games help the students develop useful storytelling skills such as developing eye contact and use of gesture and voice. The artist teaches students to learn their story by developing imagery and creating a storyboard, rather than through rote memorization. In grades 3 & up, students work individually or with a partner; for grades K-2, students learn a group tale to share with other groups or classes.
$201- $350
Ekblom, Christopher Tunes and Tales Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A fun and entertaining program for all ages that combines humorous stories with original folk-style music. Chris’s unique performance is very animated and is sure to spark the imagination of children and adults alike. With a guitar in hand and a flat top hat, Chris captivates his listeners with finger picking melodies , colorful language , and funny story twists that include accents and vocal variety. This lively program is appropriate for all ages and can be customized to fit any age group or setting.
$201- $350
Storytellers, The Genesee HE MADE A SPLASH! History,
Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
When Sam Patch jumped into Niagara Falls and then the Genesee Falls, he leaped out of the pages of history into the world of folklore. Who was the man behind the myth? His biographer, Julie Cummins, and tall tale storyteller, Louise Kanaley, will entertain you with his tale. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing. Audience: Grades 3-5, teen, adult, or family.
$101- $200
Parisi, Rita Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight, stories by Sarah Orne Jewett Literature- Authors,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Sarah Orne Jewett, a native of South Berwick Maine is one of the finest New England regional writers of the 19th century. Her stories mirror the everyday lives and landscapes furing that earlier time. Some of her best know works are The White Heron and The Country of the Pointed Firs. Less known are her weird tales of the mysterious and supernatural. Rita Parisi, in 19th century costume, will present three of these gothic tales in theatrical storytelling fashion using the actual words of Jewett herself while acting out the main characters of each story. *Wonderful for the Halloween Season *10-15 minute talk back is included. *Ages: mature teen and up.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - RED BULL THEATRE: SHAKESPEARE RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Through dramatic storytelling, theatrical exercises and heightened poetic text, a Red Bull Theater residency helps to improve literacy and public speaking skills, broaden students' understanding of critical social issues, encourage imaginative growth, teach collaborative problem-solving, and promote self-confidence in young people. These teaching artists also collaborate with teachers in developing and implementing cross-curriculum lesson plans to integrate the Bard's masterworks with other subjects. Red Bull artists are available for both single-day workshops and extended multi-week residencies, and can customize their approach to meet your students' specific needs and skill levels, from fifth grade all the way up through high school.
$351- $500
Sayles, Elizabeth Make a Picture Book with Elizabeth Sayles Literature- Creative Writing,
Visual Arts- Drawing,
Visual Arts- Cartooning
This in-class workshop is presented by award-winning and best-selling picture book illustrator and author, Elizabeth Sayles. It begins with a demonstration of how a picture book is made, from typed manuscript to thumbnail sketches, the dummy book, revisions, final sketches, final art and finally arriving at a printed and bound book. Workshop attendees will create their own stories and illustrate them using props and toys (provided in the workshop) and a lot of imagination. They will be creating the thumbnail sketches for their own picture book! To create illustrations for a book, artists need to develop drawing skills and craftsmanship. They use pencils, paint, pastels, paper and canvas and other media. But they also use memory, imagination, observation skills to help come up with the ideas for the pictures and stories. This workshop can be for age groups ranging from 2nd grade - adult
$351- $500
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