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The Art Of Storytelling


Cost: $14.29/class for a total of $200 per student/per semester. There is no charge for teachers and chaperons. Parents are welcomed to attend all sessions.

Wednesdays 9am to 12noon, Fall Semester 2013 

A basic understanding of the languages of film – from concept to creation.

Program is geared towards teaching students a comprehensive understanding of storytelling from concept to creation. Students will learn the basic techniques of storytelling, script writing, the languages of film and produce their own 3-5 minute short films. The goal is for students to learn the basics of the language of film and develop basic storytelling & film making skills.

 Ages 6-14

The Art of Storytelling is designed to, through discussion, hands-on work and demonstration, teach students about the basic aspects of storytelling & filmmaking. This program also provides unique opportunities for creative expression, aesthetic perception, historical & cultural perception and aesthetic valuing. Students will apply media techniques and processes as well as choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas. 

Faculty: Instructor – Sherard  Duvall, additional education faculty, and special guests

Educational Objectives

• Understand the basic elements of the story and storytelling.

• Understand the language of film, including cinematography, editing, lighting, framing, and point of view.

• Learn to read and analyze documentaries and narrative films.

• Understand, direct and collaborate to create a story, script and short film

 Classes are held at the Nickelodeon Theater. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

25 students max. Classes are held once a week, generally between 2-3 hours depending on the lesson for the day.

For more information and/or to request a registration form, contact

For the syllabus, please contact School of the Minds.



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