Arianna Ross ~ Story Tapestries

 
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  Workshops and residencies for:  
  Young Children: 3-5 years old  
 


Using storytelling and the arts in the classroom has proven to be an empowering and educational tool for both the teller/ teacher and the listener/ student. Storytelling and the arts have shown to improve self-confidence, listening skills, cooperation, critical/creative thinking skills and literacy.

All workshops can be adapted to different themes and/or curricular needs as necessary. In addition, Arianna is accustomed to working with a wide range of physical and mental abilities; therefore she is able to adjust her teaching to suit different learning styles and abilities. A single session for children is a recommended minimum of 45 minutes. There is no maximum, as each of these single workshops can be turned into long-term residencies. The Artist will supply a majority of the instruments and/or props needed for the sessions.

 

Wonderfully Ridiculous Letter Stories: Using Creative Writing and Storytelling to Motivate and Improve Literacy

Stories in Motion

Arts-Integrated Story-Telling & Story-Writing

Play and Tell

Nature's Rhythm

Collaged Stories

Wonderfully Ridiculous Letter Stories: Using Creative Writing and Storytelling to motivate and improve literacy

Adventures, Comic characters and Mishaps-Silly letter stories are a perfect genre for encouraging students' language development. This residency helps students recognize and hear the different phonetic sounds and the dolce while discovering how to write a short story. Together, we write and dramatize a story using a word containing the target sound in every sentence.

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Stories in Motion

Contradiction Dance and Story Tapestries will team up to bring this event to your venue as a workshop or residency. Discover new techniques that you can use in the future to give a speech, tell a story or even perform in a play or a dance concert. Learn how to integrate creative writing, story-telling, and dance skills into one cohesive experience. Students perform their own "Story in Motion" as a final presentation event.

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Arts-Integrated Story-Telling & Story-Writing

Pre K-3, 4-6, 6-8 9-12 Versions available. Design your own residency. Match your curriculum with Arianna’s strengths as an artist and teacher. Create a residency that is the right balance for your classroom of storytelling, writing, drama, and movement. Allow the creative process to guide your students’ ability to synthesis and evaluate their understanding of new areas of learning.

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Play and Tell

Re-tell your favorite stories while dancing, singing, and playing instruments from around the world. Through the art of play, deepen your students understanding of story sequencing; increase their language development; knowledge of other cultures; their ability to work as a team.

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Nature's Rhythm

When you listen to a storm or walk through the forest, you can hear nature's special symphony. How can you re-create the musical story of nature? Discover how many different rhythms you can create using instruments from Brazil, Africa, India and Ireland.

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Collaged Stories

Have you ever torn out pages from a magazine and made a collage? Learn new techniques for creating a collage out of a wide- variety of mediums: paint, photographs, magazines, tissue paper, ink…. Depending on the age group we would use different advanced techniques for creating a large-scale mural. Remember: our mural will tell a story!

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