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Building Imaginary Worlds Level I Tutorial (One-on-One)

Learn everything from my full week (5-day) Building Imaginary Worlds class in two 90 minute private sessions
Danika D Dinsmore
71 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
90 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 1 week
year olds
learner per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Student will learn about the Pangaea and geological terms, and, if time allows, about different types of governments and social structures. They will learn about creating imaginary beings & thinking outside the box by starting storytelling not with plot or character, but with location. They will walk away with a fully formed world they can use for many future storytelling adventures. There is also a confidence building a world from scratch and having complete ownership of that world.
I have been teaching world-building for twenty-five years for schools, libraries, conferences, and festivals across North America, and have been specifically teaching imaginary worlds at Capilano University's summer kids camp for 15 years as well as through multiple Artist-in-the-Schools programs. My fantasy adventure series Faerie Tales from the White Forest takes place in a completely imaginary world, so I honed my world-building skills over time. Due to tight school schedules while on book tour, I developed a way to move quickly through the world-building process in a manner that is almost magical and certainly inspiring. I love teaching this class. Each world is so unique, and students are tickled by the results.  
Whatever creative task the student doesn't finish in the allotted time should be finished at home. Really, they can work at their own pace and how much they want to put into their new world is up to them, however they should complete all the exercises before joining the second course. 
pencil eraser coloured pencils several (abt 10) sheets of blank paper scratch or lined paper A binder/folder inside which to keep your finished World Book! A bonus is a set of protective sheet covers. Also, please watch the two linked YouTube videos on continental drift before class begins:
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There will be a world to show from it! And they should be able to explain the process to a teacher or parent. 
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Danika D DinsmoreAuthor, Spokenword Artist, Activist
71 total reviews
51 completed classes

About Me

I’m quite the literary mutt. After graduating with an MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, I started my creative career as a spoken word artist, earning the Washington State Poets... 
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