For Parties, Classrooms or
Group Special Events
Imagine a room full of curious listeners
sitting in a semi-circle around a costumed story teller.
She is saying:
"Reach into your back pocket and pull out your Imagination Hat. Stretch
it until it fits. Put it on. Now, together, let's look into this pile of
clay ... and meet ... and make ... a Storyclay® character ..."
And so begins a Storyclay® Telling.
Though no two Storyclay® Tellings are exactly alike, there are some
Summer Library Programs:
Carver County Libraries
these library programs are scheduled classes for
which you must register while others are Storyclay
Tellings that are open to walk-ins. . Check with the
library for details.
June 18: Norwood
June 19: Chanhassan
June 20: Chaska
June 21: Watertown
July 2: Belle Plaine
July 15: New Prague (teens/dragons)
July 18: Savage
The session always start with a basket of multi-colored clay, and it always
ends up with a one-of-a-kind little character who becomes the property of
the group - or one special person in the group.
FORMAT: The group, with Maureen's direction, creates an imaginative
clay character complete with its name and story. Some participants will get
to choose and prepare clay, while others will choose the personality, etc.,
of the character. Maureen does most of the actual clay sculpting and building,
but the whole group does take ownership due to their important part in
determining the direction of the story.
Among other things, the group will decide the character's history, the layout
of its house, its favorite activities, and, perhaps, even the contents of
its refrigerator. And there are always some unexpected questions - and unexpected
answers. Maureen will continue to sculpt and form the clay all the while
that the story is being woven together. The clay characters generally do
reflect the interests of the individual group, though she tries to steer
the story into non-violent, age-appropriate areas.
The ages of participants can vary from 3 to 100, and in any
combination, with mixed ages being the most fun.
Children under 5 are required
to have adults accompany them.
Group size: Groups are limited to 35 or less (with younger participants
sitting on the floor). Small numbers allow for the involvement of each
Time: Each Storyclay® Telling session is from
30 - 60 minutes long, depending on the age of participants and requirements
of the group.
Location and cost: At
Maureen's in Jordan
$75.00 for each session.
Location and cost: Your place,
within 8 miles of Maureen's in Jordan or in
Prior Lake, MN, is $90 for one session, $60 each for two sessions, $50
each for 3 or more sessions
Location and cost: Your
place, within the Twin Cities Metropolitan area,
$150 for one session, $75 each for two sessions, $55
each for 3 or more sessions
Note: For the above costs, sessions need to be at
one location with sessions scheduled so that there
is at least 10 minutes but not more than 1 hour between sessions
If outside the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area,
contact Maureen to discuss additional travel expenses (952-492-3260)
Telling can be combined with a group special event party, such as a birthday
party. In that case, extra time is allotted for the refreshment and socializing
part of the event.
TIME and COST if Party is held at Maureen's in Jordan: Cost is $75 for the first hour, which
includes the Storyclay Telling, and $30.00 for each additional hour of room use. Storyclay® Tellings can also be combined with a clay project
activity for an additional time and kit fee.
For more information, or to schedule a Storyclay® Telling,
contact Maureen at 952-492-3260(Jordan) or 952-447-3828(home base).