Anne E Stewart Storytelling … not just a clever sharing of mind alone but rather a sharing of heart and spirit (The Way of the Storyteller:Ruth Sawyer). These words inspired Anne to embark on her storytelling journey 40 years ago. Her aim was to develop a love of language and literature in her audiences. Over the years Anne has expanded her repertoire to work with any age group and audience to tell shared stories of Australia and other nations, promote cultural understanding, raise issues of social justice and increasingly, help others give voice to their own unique stories. Anne has honed her skills with many impromptu performances and is known as a passionate, engaging performer and a consummate Master of Ceremonies. Anne is our lead presenter and will curate our story collection.
Jane Stewart Understanding your connection to the natural environment helps you appreciate your place in the world and find your own unique story. Jane has used this idea to guide her work over the last 20 years and helped her become a global leader and strategic thinker in the area of sustainability education and training.
She has worked with students, teachers, community representatives and more recently business people to help them find their story and personal call to action as it relates to social and environmental sustainability. Jane believes sustainability is a state of mind and a way of life. Incorporating sustainability principles, concepts and approaches in both formal and informal education and training is the best way to internalise these concepts and encourage their widespread adoption. Jane is a key presenter and will incorporate sustainability stories and actions within the work of Story House & Garden.
Sue Anderson Sue is an expressionistic landscape painter, print-maker and ceramic artist with over 30 years experience teaching art to children and adults of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings. She is a practising professional artist regularly exhibiting primarily at Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney. Her work is held in private collections and public galleries in Australia and overseas.
Sue will run a range of workshops as part of our Story Art. These workshops will involve painting, drawing and printmaking based on landscape and memory. Participants will use a variety of materials such as pencils, water colour paints, acrylics, watercolour papers, and/or canvas boards. All materials will be supplied and will be non toxic and water based. No experience is required and each participant will receive plenty of friendly advice and encouragement.
Kathy Watt Kathy Watt was inducted onto the Hepburn Shire's Women's Honour Roll in 2009 to celebrate her achievements in the field of Education. Generations of Shire residents have benefited from her aims; to to give students confidence, skills, stability and empowerment. At the Story House and Garden Kathy will empower parents to develop these skills in their children whilst building their own confidence and abilities in being educators for their families. She will demonstrate how to instil in your children a love of language and literacy through the use of text; including poems, books, songs, rhymes and more..... A must for first time mothers who want their children to be school ready.