“Stringing Along” a story tellers art
WHO: For those who have a story just waiting to come forth to play
WHAT: A whimsical fun way to create, to plot a story, that strings along one piece of art to another. If you love the stories of your youth like I do, then it’s easy to start a story. You might not have the the whole plot worked out but all you need is a beginning and the rest just follows. You will find out how it all strings together, literally strings together.
CLASS FEE: $15
You will leave with: You will leave with an 8 x 10 hard wood “beginning of a story” that you will string along with.
PLUS SUPPLY FEE: $7
HOW do I sign up? Call Steph’s Studio 308-762-7655
We will supply: Everything! Just walk in and we will begin.
You need to bring: You and your playful self… and your ideas. See below for what you need to think about.
What you need to think about: What whimsical animal muse always catches your attention? Mine are rabbits, owls, foxes and wolves.
1) Choose your animal muse
2) Look on line for your animal muse for an artists rendition, from a childhood perspective, such as in a child’s story book. Sketch one, just like a child would draw one. Do several over the course of days. Put a side for a few days then look at which one you like the best. Don’t over think this, it’s meant to attract and attach you to the story line you will create.
3) Pick out some active words, like run, jump, fly, flop, hop, skip, etc. Next choose some objects like, house, river, sky, mountain, roads, ladders, balls, moon, stars, etc. Choose favorite places, locations, a favorite season. Think of things you like to do, bowling, flying a kite, knitting, drawing, travel, again choose just one. Last one, choose words that have meaning to you like, love, fear, sad, success, broken, mended. See how with just these words a story can emerge from them? Again write down the words, think on it for several days, review them all again and see what really speaks to you, don’t over think on this, kids wouldn’t so you don’t either, lol. Keep it simple like a child would.
4) Have your animal muse and chosen words ready when you come to class. Get ready for a great visual story that you create!