TANYA BATT is the best of the best when it comes to the creative performing arts in early childhood! She will be in Melbourne for a few short days and has offered to do a workshop for early childhood and lower primary teachers who are interested in developing the art of story telling and story making with young children.
Cost is $45. Please register with Eventbrite and print out your ticket. Please bring your ticket and $45 CASH with the exact change to the workshop.
Please call Karen on 0425 759 223 for further questions.
Here is Tanya's BIO:
“Once upon a time, long, long ago, before time was caught and put in clocks, in a time when magic was easier to find……..there was story.”
“You mean like a book?”
“No, I mean like a story.”
“A book story?”
“No…a story-story, like the first stories.
One that falls in through your eye when your out staring up at the stars one night, or perhaps you swallowed it… or maybe it seeped in through your skin like air or water or the thick warm scent of summer, or maybe you caught it like a cold from your great, great, great grandmother, or like a fish on a long-line of truth……
Can you remember, someone telling you a story?”
Tanya Batt is a storyteller, arts educator and published author.
She regularly works through out New Zealand and Australia and has been invited to share her work in the USA, Africa, UK, Europe, South America and Asia. Her storytelling work is characterized by lively interaction and her use of music, movement and sumptuous frocks…..the weaving and wearing of stories.
She is regarded as one of NZ’s top storytellers and is the creative director of the ‘Once Upon an Island’ Trust.
As a trained teacher with qualifications in the areas of education and performing arts she is highly sought after for her professional development workshops for teachers/ caregivers. Her teaching manuals in the areas of dance, drama and storytelling are regularly used for teacher training.
As a writer, Tanya Batt specializes in the creation of picture books, folk tale collections and audio recordings for the young and young at heart. Her stories have both a magical and quirky quality.
Tanya Batt believes that delight and curiosity form the basis for enjoyable and effective life long learning. She is committed to an enquiry centred approach to learning which welcomes the valuable contributions that children make from their own experiences.
“Tanya Batt is a spellbinder. In all my years of telling and listening to stories I have never heard anyone who can match her. Only a few story tellers can send shivers of joy up a child's spine. Tanya Batt is the best of those who can.” - Paul Jennings, Multi Award winning Australian Author
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