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    Birthday and Special Event Parties

Listen - Look - Choose - Laugh - Imagine - Create - Enjoy

For all ages
Storyclay® Telling, 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 clay. 

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 651-460-0725(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® character ..."

And so begins a Storyclay® Telling. Though no two Storyclay® Tellings are exactly alike, there are some similarities.

How it works:

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.


StoryClay Tellings

Group size: Groups are limited to 35 or less (with younger participants sitting on the floor). Small numbers allow for the involvement of each participant.

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 $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: Your 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 (651-460-0725)



Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts
102 Water Street
Jordan, MN 55352

Send Mail to:  Maureen's, C/O Wee Folk Creations, 102 Water Street, Jordan, MN 55352
phone at center: 651-460-0725
Home office: 952-447-3828

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