and Special Event Parties
Listen - Look - Choose -
Laugh - Imagine - Create - Enjoy
For all ages
as described below, is a perfect activity for a birthday or special event party,
especially those where skill levels and ages vary. Storyclay is fun for
all ages. The 4 year olds have as many ideas as the 40 or 80 year olds, and
everyone gets to contribute to the group character and story - with lots
of laughs along the way.
Consider a Turning 60 party, or a multigenerational family event,
or a friends event where the guest of honor loves to create things but
the guests may have less interest or skills in creating their own project out of
With Storyclay Telling, everyone gets to "do clay", and everyone is successful.
Each person contributes but Maureen does the actual finishing of the clay
Storyclay character. And what happens to the clay character and the
special one-of-a-kind story? It belongs to the Birthday person, of course!
Extra time can be allotted for the refreshment and socializing part of the
event. So you get to have fun, and we clean up the wrappings and the mess.
Location: At Maureen's in Jordan, MN
Time and Cost: Cost is $75 for the first
hour, which includes the Storyclay Telling, and 30.00 for each additional hour
of room use for refreshments and/or party activities such as opening of birthday
presents. Storyclay® Tellings can also be combined with a clay
project activity for an additional time and kit fee. Or, the clay
project can be the event, without the StoryClay Telling.
For more information, or to schedule a Storyclay®
Telling, contact Maureen at 952-492-3260(Jordan) or 952-447-3828(home base).
For Birthday Parties
or Group Special Events
"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®
And so begins a Storyclay® Telling. Though no two
Storyclay® Tellings are exactly alike, there are
The session always starts 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.
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:
Maureen's in Jordan $60.00 for each session.
Location and cost:Your
place, within 8 miles of Maureen's in Jordan
or in Prior Lake, MN, is $75 for one session, $60 each for two sessions,
$50 each for 3 or more sessions
Location and cost:
place, within the Twin Cities Metropolitan area,
$120 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)
Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts
102 Water Street
Jordan, MN 55352
Send Mail to: Maureen's, C/O Wee Folk Creations, 18476 Natchez Ave.,
Prior Lake, MN 55372
phone at center: 952-492-3260
Home office: 952-447-3828
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org