Taught By Mara McEwin
Age: 3 and Up!
Voted the “Best Storyteller in Manhattan” by the New York Press, storyteller and actor, Mara McEwin, engages students how to tell a story, using body, voice, and imagination. During the session, she tells folktales from around the world, incorporates activities where students focus on elements of literacy, kinesthetic movement, motor, and art-making skills. Students have the opportunity to create stories, share stories, and even act out stories. The workshop meets the national standards of performance, public speaking, and art. This workshop can be tailored to a specific school theme, or a curriculum focus. “Storytelling Notebooks” can also be included to have students write stories, and elements within storytelling.
“My class is an English Second Language class with very low leveled and quiet children. Mara was amazing with them. She brought out their confidence and built up their self-esteem. I had never seen my students so motivated and interested. I am extremely happy that my class had this opportunity to grow. Mara is an intelligent, creative, and hard working artist that was able to bring out the best in my students. Thank You!”
-2nd grade teacher, P.S. 104, New York, NY