Christine Petrell Kallevig
Are you interested in attending a workshop with Christine Petrell Kallevig? Mark your calendar for June 26-28, 2014. She is presenting a Spiritual Storigami workshop at the 8th Annual Christian Storytelling Conference at Living Waters Lutheran Church, 7229 N. Knoxville Ave. in Peoria, Illinois.
See close-up photos of the eight fabric origami models on her hat band.
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Storytelling + Origami = Storigami
Originally intended as a fun addition to her children’s novels, Storigami instead evolved into an enticing experience that invites audiences to cross an enchanted bridge connecting language with art, a bridge where you definitely want to let your fingers do the walking.
HOW? Christine relies heavily on her background as a former classroom teacher and music therapist when she selects material that targets Common Core Standards for students in grades K-8. Teaching creative writing and simple origami techniques are featured in every Storigami session, but she also likes to donate more elaborate origami models to the schools and libraries she visits.
This 9-piece Origami Dog Sled Team is a sculpture Christine designed specially for a school in Alaska during a visit in April 2004.
Other recent gifts to schools included falcons, wolves, bulldogs, cardinals, dragons, bears, eagles, black panthers, tigers, elk, and bison. Most were mascots folded in school colors for media centers, principal desks, or lobby showcases.
The most unusual origami sculpture Christine Kallevig made was for a Crooksville, Ohio K-8 School.
Their mascot is a man at a potter's wheel.
Another interesting origami challenge was designing an origami Railroader for a school in Garrett, Indiana. Redford, Michigan needed a Volt, so she created a spinning three-dimensional flash of blue and white lightning. Christine visited schools in Washington DC and gave them each an origami bald eagle folded out of wallpaper, one of her favorite folding media.
The creative possibilities for the educational use of origami are endless!
WHY? Kids love origami, but they need stories:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
When a story is illustrated by progressive origami folds, recalling the events of the story is the same as recalling the steps necessary to create the origami figure. Short-term memory is greatly enhanced, the whole brain is activated, and everyone has fun while learning exciting, new paper folding skills. Click here to download more information about the educational, developmental, and emotional benefits of combining origami and stories.
WHO? Christine Petrell Kallevig works primarily with grades preK - 8 during school author visits. She also presents literary programs and storytelling workshops at schools, libraries, museums, churches, festivals, and conferences throughout the world. Although her audiences are usually young authors themselves, she loves to speak to "young at heart" adults as well, especially at holiday banquets, art festivals, storytelling events, or association meetings.
Common Core Standards and creative writing techniques, such as how to research, edit, and develop characters are included in every school program and author visit.
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If you would like a discounted author visit or Storigami presentation near any of these locations, call 440-838-4881 immediately to add your school or library to her schedule while she's touring through your area.
Many private and public schools, art organizations, storytelling associations, and libraries have enjoyed special discounts and saved money by joining together to sponsor literacy workshops, author visits, and Storigami presentations.
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SPECIAL NOTE to Great Lakes states: There are almost always last-minute openings for schools within driving distance from Cleveland, Ohio, especially in Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, Southern Michigan, Eastern Indiana, and anywhere in Ohio. Contact Christine Kallevig ASAP and she'll try hard to fit an author visit or spontaneous Storigami performance into her travel calendar.
Interested in Christine Kallevig's new presentation about Ohio public art? Get FREE copies for your students! Christine believes in the educational values inherent in all art forms, so she's written a wonderful student book and teacher guides called OUR SCULPTURES OURSELVES: A New Look at Public Art in Northeast Ohio. Do you need to use auxiliary, grant, discretionary, or PTA funds? Download a purchase order form to submit through your district's official purchasing channels.
CONTACT: Click HERE for complete descriptions Call (440) 838-4881 or send an E-Mail to VisitingAuthor-Ohio@yahoo.com for references and availability.
inspired by a Storigami presentation.
of Christine's school visits, conference presentations, and other storytelling programs, including fees, recommended ages, group size limits, and set-up requirements.
Interested in Christine Kallevig's new presentation about Ohio public art? Get FREE copies for your students!
Christine believes in the educational values inherent in all art forms, so she's written a wonderful student book and teacher guides called OUR SCULPTURES OURSELVES: A New Look at Public Art in Northeast Ohio.
Do you need to use auxiliary, grant, discretionary, or PTA funds? Download a purchase order form to submit through your district's official purchasing channels.
CONTACT: Click HERE for complete descriptions
Call (440) 838-4881 or send an E-Mail to VisitingAuthor-Ohio@yahoo.com for references and availability.
Who knows what surprises await her next visit?
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