Sacred Canopy is the onsite School of the Story Arts and online story arts curriculum developed from Tama’s 30 years working with children, imagination and the Bible. These resources have been road-tested at multiple sites, some worldwide and some across denominational lines.
Stay tuned for upcoming dates as soon-to-be published materials are released to a wider audience.
And in the meantime check out the onsite opportunities with the Story Arts School at Canadian Memorial United Church on Vancouver’s westside where Tama serves as Minister of Children, Youth, and Families. New participants always welcome.
Story Arts School
A 5-year curriculum for middle grades using oral storytelling, poetry, music, art, and drama to explore biblical narratives, expand the mythic imagination, nurture spiritual practices, develop emotional intelligence, and ground children and youth in an earth-centered, community-based, and open-minded spirituality.
Burrard St. Story Guild
Tama has been writing story guild scripts for twenty years. From retellings of old Hebrew narratives – Adam & Eve to the wilderness wanderings to the staging of Christian story – the initiation, miracles, trial, death and resurrection of Jesus, and the conversion of Paul and other adventures and misadventures of the early church.
Sample scripts and a Story Guild Manual available soon.
Tama’s oral retelling of Bible stories set against the backdrop of mythic elements from the times in which the Bible was set (i.e. Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Canaanite, Assyrian, and Greek).
These stories follow the 5-year curriculum of the mythopoetic Sunday School curriculum.
Sacred Canopy Blog
The scroll library features classical European and contemporary world art that gives participants an introduction to the beautiful world of biblical art across the span of centuries.
Tama is available to speak at religious and cultural events about the value of sacred story to our social and individual well-being.
Talks and workshops include: Sacred Story Deficit Disorder, Growing Old With Sacred Stories, Sacred Story as Guide Through Suffering and Loss, Finding and Telling Our Own Sacred Stories