Tanya Batt

Waiheke, NZ [Story teller, Educator, writer]

Workshop title: "Environmental education through the expressive arts"

Elemental is an expressive arts, story based programme that uses the four elements believed by many cultures through out history to form all life on this planet. Elemental explores the four elements through the wisdom of traditional stories, music, movement and art. Come journey with Tanya.

Personal Bios: Tanya Batt is a self-confessed story-o-phile and frock-o-holic. Hailing from Waiheke Island, Aotearoa, New Zealand she is a South Pacific pirate princess, a black butterfly, a word warbler and story stitcher who channelled her childhood propensity for talking and her love of dressing up into a real 'imaginary job'. Stories have put food on her table and a roof over her head near a quarter of a centuary enabling her to share her work in over 20 countries. She is the creative director of the 'Once Upon An Island Charitable Trust' that uses storytelling extensively on Waiheke Island for community building & environmental and cultural education.

Tanya Batt