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Take a Class with Schommer!

Discover [and develop] the story within you that has been waiting to be told!

Great River Arts is proud to partner with comedian Jason Schommer to offer his first online "Storytelling, Writing and Performance" class.


As a participant, you will explore techniques in the art of storytelling - mined from your experiences; and will have an opportunity to refine your approach to writing and revealing that story in front of an audience.
During this course, you will…
  • Examine popular storytellers
  • Discuss emotion, action, and outcome in the story arc
  • Brainstorm story ideas
  • Outline, write and revise a story based on your life experiences
  • Practice revealing that story to the class to gather supportive feedback
Schommer will provide coaching tips about stage presence, performance, and combating potential insecurities about being in front of an audience.


Take a closer look at this course and it's teacher (coming soon).

Cost $95 (price includes 3 online classes, and 1 optional onsite performance)

Hurry, class size is limited to 12 participants (Register HERE).



FREE VIRTUAL TUTORIALS: How to draw a realistic tree step-by-step offered, Emotions - Realistic Acting, Painting Waves with Watercolor, and Three Simple Dance Moves for Beginners (video below).
    Click HERE for a free PDF with links to other at home art resources for adults.






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