Storytelling is taking someone on a journey in the past and then returning him or her to the present. We may not remember a person—we do remember their story. We are taught how to write our stories but what about learning how to tell them? Each of us is born a blank page and leaves life as a full book. Our rich experiences are made up of meaningful episodes that fill those pages. In this class award-winning educator, Houston radio personality, and Moth story slam champion Dr. Hank will help students craft the story that they want to tell. We will explore why humans are natural stoytellers, consider features required to craft a strong story, and examine ways to prepare and learn stories we wish to share. Through interactive exercises and learning to organize our rich experiences into a strong narrative, we can all become immortal through the best human connection—Storytelling. (A limited enrollment class)
Start sketching by the end of your first class! With pencil in hand and some basic information and demonstrations, you will learn tools to get you on your way. Develop your artistic skills over these few weeks and open up a world of creativity. This class is designed to inspire you to get started. As with any skill such as playing an instrument or cooking – the more you practice – the better you’ll get!