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Playing with Stones- 5 Steps to Meaningful Engagement
November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A Guide to Inspire Creativity and Storytelling Through Nature by Diana Suskind with Leah Crandall
Photography and Paintings by Diana Suskind with Illustrations by Peter H. Reynold
What is Stonework Play? Stonework Play is a form of creative learning. It engages the senses and animates imagination, allowing each person to tell a story or make a unique pattern suggested by handling the stones.The weight, form and texture of each stone suggest artistic choices that result in original work. Stonework Play responds to the idea of nature’s power to enrich the imagination. It helps the artist, no matter how young, to explore and express emotions, thoughts and feelings through stone arrangements and the stories they elicit.
“Stones are a kinesthetic medium, never fixed in their place or meaning, the ground an endless canvas, and small hands the brushes that move them.”
Participants will go through the Stonework Play experience, engaging with stones that is in itself is a beautiful way to connect with nature. Strengthening Bonds: Building closer, stronger family relationships to nature and creating community change.
Step I: Gathering- Find a flat surface to work on-Additional stones may be needed in this unhurried process
Step II: Constructing — From a multitude of stones of different shapes, weights, colors, and markings comes an endless array of stories.
Step III: Rendering — Rendering means drawing a picture that represents your stone construction.
Step IV: Narrating — It is time to narrate. That means to give your work a title, and write or dictate a story about your stones.
Step V: Sharing — It all began with a gaze upon stones, but look what we did with them! It is very important to be respectful
during sharing as the stories are about to be told.
For more information- International Stonework Play Day