School Programming

Storymaker Workshops

Location: In schools and libraries
For: Grades 2 to 8
Focus: Imagination / Words & illustrations / Art/ Experiential learning
Duration: 2 to 8 hours

Through Storymaker workshops, professional writers and artists facilitate experiences in which young people can make and share their stories. Earlier grades can explore the visual side of storytelling, while older students can craft a written story, script, or digital narrative. Our all-star volunteers provide one-to-one support.

The 2-hour workshop will launch young people’s imaginations, while the 8-hour workshop allows them explore deeper aspects of story development. Through a series of experiences, each child or teen will strengthen their voice and learn the skills to share their story with others.

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Playmaker Workshops

Location: In schools
For: Kindergarten – Grade 6
Focus: Storytelling / Theatre & Performance / Experiential learning
Duration: 2.5 hours

This is our theatre-based workshop for kids, where students can explore stories through embodiment and imaginative play. In groups, students create a tableau that is photographed. Students then create accompanying stories/captions which we bind into a book. 

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Scriptmaker Workshops

Location: In schools
For: Grade 8 – 12
Focus: Storytelling / Words & Illustration / Dialogue / Experiential learning
Duration: 2.5 hours

Interactively working on creating a script together, the students build a scene involving 2 characters and a situation they are in. Individually, or in small groups, the students then expand on the script we started collectively. This fun and accessible workshop focuses on dialogue as a form for story.