09.04.19, 6-8pm: Storybook Workshop
For Ages 7-100! Bring a child, friend, family member... and Begin the Adventure of Capturing Your Story!
"You will fill up each page over days, weeks and years with your memories and dreams, with your hopes and your fears. Yes, with pencils and crayons and pictures and glue, you will fill up your book with the story of you."
During this workshop, Frieda B. author Renata Bowers will personally guide you and your guests through the process of identifying and capturing elements of your story, via your own personal storybook.
This is not about writing a story of your life. It's about exploring and documenting (via writing, drawing, doodling, posting pictures and memorabilia, cutting-and-pasting, etc.) the things that make you uniquely you... what you're good at, what you care about, your memories, moments, hopes, fears, dreams. In essence, it's a way of helping you better understand and navigate the story of YOU.
You can come back to this workshop time and again, because each week we focus on a different Frieda B. book and theme, mining a different and significant aspect of story. Each workshop will help you to better capture and consider your own personal story... where it's been, where it is, where it's headed.
So whether you're seven, one hundred, or somewhere in between, a personal storybook is not only a gift to you, but to the world... because the world very much needs every good story, and this process helps you clarify and dream about yours.
Workshop Topic: "Seeing Things Differently"
Imagination is a critical skill to develop as you dream about your story. Imagination allows you to problem-solve, create, have empathy for others. In short, imagination allows you to see things differently. In this workshop we'll delve into Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park to consider how seeing things differently - seeing with your imagination and heart - can enhance your own story and the stories of others.
This Week's Theme: Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park. Each week at The Story Barn we focus on the theme of one Frieda B. book, and incorporate that theme into all our events. This week's theme is Dog Park, the fifth book in the series.
Story Summary: Frieda B. and Zilla delve into imagination and adventure in Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park. As they break for a snack, Zilla notices a boy in the distance who looks sad and lonely. Zilla kindly approaches. But the boy lashes out, yelling for Zilla to go away and leave him alone. Frieda implores her parents to take action and yell at the boy who is “bad, bad, bad, bad.” In response, her dad takes her hand and opens his heart… showing Frieda and the boy – and the reader – that authentic connection, compassion and communication is the pathway to unleashing the hero in us all.
About the Frieda B. Storybook. Our Storybook Activity brings together elements to help make the storybooking adventure easy to begin. Packaged together are: one 8.5" x 11" hardcover Storybook of 46 blank pages; one large "I'm Free to Be Me!" Sticker; one Storybook Bookmark; one Frieda B. Pencil; and Frieda B.'s Tips & Tools for Making Your Own Storybook.