Page Turner Adventures Workshop Information

Workshops and Residencies

Kenny Mikey and Riley Roam of Page Turner Adventures have presented hundreds workshops throughout Florida, Louisiana and New York since 2006. Geared to either kids or adults, the workshops are fun, interactive, and informative. Hour long, half-day, full-day, and multi-day workshops are available as well as weeklong residencies. Corresponding handouts, online resources, and videos are included with all of the programs. As an author, Riley is able to convey her passion for writing to both kids and adults with one-of-a-kind interactive programming. Kenny’s background in improvisation, clowning, and video storytelling make the residencies an experience students and teachers will never forget. The workshops can be mixed, matched, and expanded upon for longer residency programs.

WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

Storyology Workshop: Creative writing/Storytelling

STORYOLOGY workshop includes creative writing/storytelling and improvisation activities where the kids actually get to create a story as they physically act it out. Along the way they learn about character, setting, plot, conflict, story structure, character arc, tone, and more. Kids are empowered to see themselves as writers when their own ideas are incorporated directly into the story. Longer programs and residencies include creative writing activities.

Appropriate for: Pre-K-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd Grade, 3rd-5th Grade

(We prefer the groups to be broken down in this way)

Run Time: 30-45 minutes

# of Participants: 30         Space Requirement: Large empty room or stage.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Workshop: The Science of Stories (and movies)

What’s the science behind how movies work? What technology did early cinematographers and storytellers invent to exploit this trick? How were those devices engineered? How is math integral to movie making? These questions and more are explored in this fun workshop that explores the S.T.E.A.M. of movie making. Kids will use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math as they create their Thaumatropes and Phenokistoskopes some of the earliest forms of movie magic. Everyone will get to create their own mini-animation and see how S.T.E.A.M. impacts all areas of their life.

Appropriate for: Pre-k-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd Grade, 3rd-5th Grade

Run Time: 45-60 minutes (30 minutes for pre-k-1st)

# of Participants: 30    Requirements: Tables and chairs preferred

 

The Positive Power of Juggling:

Discover the 5 “P’s” of Juggling: Practice, Patience, Persistence, Positivity, and Phun. (Yeah, we know, but we needed a 5th “P”!)

Kids will learn that juggling starts in the mind. They’ll see how the attitude, focus, and growth mindset necessary to master this ancient skill can relate to the rest of their lives. Everyone will start with juggling scarves and, depending on the time frame, progress to balls. A “make-your-own-juggling-balls” craft can be added to the workshop.

Appropriate for: 3rd-6th grade

Run time: 45-90 minutes

# of Participants: 30      Space Requirement: Large empty room or stage

 

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Book SmARTS and Crafts – Creative Literacy Workshop

For six years, Page Turner Adventures developed and presented full day Summer Reading Program workshops for librarians throughout Florida, Louisiana, and New York. This workshop includes “The Best Of” projects, games, crafts, puppets and stories from those programs. These out-of-the-box activities all relate to children’s books. This program is perfect for librarians, media specialists, teachers, parents, and anyone else interested in fun, creative ways to get kids excited about books and reading.

Run time: This workshop can be modified for 90 minute, half-day or full-day programs.

# of Participants: 10-100

Space Requirement: Large room with 4-6 tables for presenters, and chairs set up audience style for participants.

 

Team Building Improvisation Workshop

Saying YES is the basis of all improv – accepting what you’re presented with and building on that. This workshop will get attendees saying “yes” instinctively. They’ll learn how to maximize their team players’ talents as well as their own, build confidence and think more creatively. It IS improv, but it’s not about being funny! It’s about having fun while developing confidence, creativity, and communication skills. We’ll play games, solve puzzles, make up stories and support and applaud for each other all day long.

Run time: 90 minute and half-day versions are available.

# of Participants: 30

Space Requirement: Large room

 

Storytelling Training for Adults

This workshop includes performance training in vocal and facial techniques, body awareness, audience participation, crowd management and story development and selection, as well as techniques for incorporating unique props into the presentation.

Attendees will learn traditional techniques as well as the Page Turner Adventures style of storytelling, in which the entire audience is the main character of the story and is participating throughout. The workshop is very hands-on and participants leave having mastered at least one new story, along with multiple handouts and resources to help further develop their new skills.

Run time: 90 minute and half-day versions are available.

# of Participants: 30

Space Requirement: Large room

 

Creativity Workshop

Be prepared to have fun and get messy in this hands-on workshop designed to help participants explore and unleash their creativity.  Activities include: improv games, storytelling, art projects, short videos and more.

Attendees will get a step-by-step guide on how to foster creative thinking on a daily basis, encourage creativity in others, and simply look at the world from a different viewpoint. Participants will leave this workshop feeling happy, inspired, confident, and with a game plan on how to avoid procrastinating and just CREATE!

Run time: 90 minute and half-day versions are available.

# of Participants: 30

Space Requirement: Large room with tables and chairs