Event Date(s): June 20, 2014 -
12:00 to 17:00
VSA Ohio presents:
A FREE Workshop Series featuring 
 
Descriptive Story Telling and 
 
the Art of Audio Description
See below for  detailed description of each segment

When: Friday, June 20, 2014

12:00-2:30PM
It's About Time! Making History Come Alive
 
3:00-5:00PM
Worth A Thousand Words
(but please use less!)

Where: 
McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening Street
Worthington, OH 43085
 
Workshops are Free but registration is required. Email Morgan to register or call 614-241-5325. 

Description

12:00 - 2:30PM 
It's About Time! Making History Come Alive 
Sandra H. Quick, Professional Teaching Artist
 
In this engaging workshop, the presenter awakens the creative spirit within participants' hearts. She helps you bring a historical character to life, whether infamous, famous, or a family member who left a legacy to be remembered. As tellers of Timeless Stories, participants will bring a character's story to life to entertain and educate; whether on stage, at family reunions or celebrations. No need to bring notes unless you want to, materials will be provided for research.  
Participants will make their person/character come alive in real time using chronos, kairos and canon. For artists and facilitators, telling one's story well with words is as important as communicating through images. Using the exercises Sandra created, participants learn to describe personal histories and take away a lifetime of memories to preserve and honor legacies. 
 
For over 30 years, Sandra Quick gave her teaching gifts and talents to the children of Columbus Public Schools as an English and drama teacher, principal and supervisor. She is a founding member of, and Professional Teaching Artist in, her personal theatre company, Our History Awakens. She has written and published two books in the trilogy curriculum series about creating, producing and presenting Your Living History Avatars. She is also a founding member of We've Known Rivers ®, along with Dr. Annette Jefferson and Anthony Gibbs.
 
3:00 - 5:00PM
Worth A Thousand Words (but please use less!)
Audio Description for the Visual Arts
Jane Ehrenfeld, Audio Describer, Illustrator
 
In this interactive introduction, participants will cover the basics of Audio Description including what it is, who uses it, and where and when it can be used. The presenter will discuss its importance and some of the basic skills for presenting audio description. After experiencing a variety of audio description examples, participants will break into small groups to both practice writing their own audio descriptions and provide feedback on completed exercises. At the end of this workshop participants will understand the role of Audio Description, where to find additional resources for Audio Description, and understand how to effectively and concisely describe a work of visual art. 
 
Jane Ehrenfeld earned a BFA at the Parsons School of Design and has worked as an editorial illustrator featured in numerous publications. She also taught at the college level. Jane has worked an audio describer since 2012 after completing training at the Audio Description Institute offered through the American Council for the Blind's Audio Description Project. She received additional training, focusing on the visual arts, at the Capacity Building workshop offered through the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference in 2013.