Have an Author/Artist Visit with Della Burford
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Canadian award winning, best seller author/artist Della Burford will perform a storytelling program and present a show of painting from her story "Dodo Land" (Dodoland) and "Magical Earth". These were performed for 7 years in New York City, Italy, Sweden and Gautemala, and in the spring of 2001 at the World Festival for Island Cultures on Jeju Island, Korea and the summer of 2002 at the International Children's Festival in Vancouver. Workshops have been done internationally in USA, Mexico, Holland, Britain and throughout Canada. Her work is now a major electronic magazine on the web - "Dodoland in Cyberspace" at www.dodoland.com that has had over
7 million hits and been shared on the internet over seven years.

Multi-media Storytellings with slides from her books "Dodo Land" (Dodoland) and/or "Magical Earth Secrets". The storytelling can be done with the Eagle Child puppet or with slides of the illustrations. Della with the Eagle Child 

"Dodo Land"is about travelling in the Magic Bird Helmet to the Giant Flowers Island, Island of Eyes, Dragon Ship, Night Bubble and Singing Tree. Becoming your dream of "whatever you want to be" is emphasized.

<"Magical Earth Secrets" is the story of the Eagle Child who lost its power because of pollution and the secrets it learns to get its power back. Children are empowered with the knowledge that they can do something to make a difference. Love, care and respect for the earth is encouraged.
"Phoenicorn Dream"
can be told to encourage dreams, and belief in dreams. "Stone Journey" has the seven storytellers who share what is needed to overcome crisis and heal oneself.

Workshops in Art and Creative Writing for Children and Teachers.

Big Books on various themes including Endangered AnimalsEnvironment, and Imagination

. Individual Picture Books - development of Hero-Heroines, Storytellers, Imaginary Lands, Adventure Lands, and Peaceful Solution Stories. Workshop includes Story development, Illustrations, and Covers.

Art Fun Ocean Painting Environmental Posters

Fabric Story Banners Four Winds/Four Directions or Love the Earth Murals - on any chosen story - Fairytales, Folk Tales, Magical Earth, or Dodoland.

Creative Sets/Costumes for Plays can be developed around any story or Dodoland/Magical Earth.

Teacher's workshops can include storytellings, slides of examples of work done on projects from the "Environmental Activity Guide"- including emphasize of integration of art, writing, drama, movement and science with hands - on activities.

Internet show-and-tell Many workshops can include sharing a selection of the work done
in the workshop in feature articles in the "Dodoland in Cyberspace" E-zine - www.dodoland.com.

Keynote speaking can be arranged if well in advance of engagement.
The author's time is limited, please book in advance at dodoland@dodoland.com

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