Stage Gryffins

SG_withText_042015Gryffins were thought to be very wise and wily characters that spent a good deal of time seeking out and guarding gold and treasures. The legendary creatures have the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. Gryffins were commonly associated with strength in war, thus being an obvious choice for many coats of arms from ancient to medieval families and armies. It is a regal mythical creature that commanded deep respect, and represented wisdom and power. The gryffin appears in much Classical artwork, adorning such things as vases, mosaics, seals, and coins. They also appear in tombs as guardians of the dead and as the bearer of souls.

The reason I chose the Gryffin is that I believe children have great imagination that are true treasures, love to have fun, and become wise through hard work. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to bridge dramatic play, storytelling and literature into developing life skills in a fun and magical way. This class is for ages 7 to 13 years of age, there is lots of hands-on activities, games and skits.

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