Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Storyteller:   Adrián


Our story takes place in the Art Institute of Chicago  the time is the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.    A time of great changes and known as Modernism, but I don´t want you to get bored with all my explanations lets go inside there and watch what is happening.

Background:  (every is walking through the streets of Chicago, some in a hurry, others just watching or chatting)  Music of the 1920´s

Students step down from stage except for:

History Experts


Luke: Obel

Gabriela: Paola

First painting: David

Second painting: Jireh

Narrator: Jireh

Man: David

Story teller: "Luke and Gabriela went to the Art Institute of Chicago. They were seeing all the paintings."

Luke: "I like this painting, is called “Sunflowers"

Gabriela: "It's very colorful and quiet"

David: “I am David the painter of  Sunflowers"

Storyteller: "Luke and Gabriela jump and go back"

Gabriela: "It's alive and is talking to us" (scared)

Luke: "Am I crazy? The paintings don't talk!" (Shouting and placing his hands in his head)

David: "I can,  is it something wrong?" (surprised)

Luke: "You are a painting of the postimpressionism and your "father" is Vincent Van Gogh"

Gabriela: "Post impressionism started in 1880's until the 1900's. In that time Roger Fry started it and Van Gogh is one of the most important painters of that time" (Excited and annoyed)

Luke: "The main exponent for post impressionism was the British artist Roger Fry who placed an exposition of his paintings in 1910" (Proudly of his intelligence)

Gabriela: "You must feel proud for knowing so many things"

Luke:  “Oh, yes” (bragging)

Storyteller:" Luke and Gabriela walk and see another painting"

Luke: "Hello, can you hear me?" (He move his hand in front of the painting)

Gabriela: "We are friend s of the painting of the  Sun flowers" (She put her hands in her mouth like shouting and making fun)

(A soft voice starts to talk)

Painting: "Hello, I am "The Woman in Blue" can you tell me something about me?"

Gabriela and Luke:   “This cannot be happening to us, another painting able to talk?”

Gabriela: "About you? Well you belong to the expressionism time and your creator is Eduard Munch"

Luke: "So you are the sister of the Scream" (Laughing)

Painting: "Really?" (Excited)

Gabriela: "Yes, you are very old" (making fun)

Luke: "Yes as old as the  music we are hearing" (Irritated)

(During a few seconds all hear the music"

Painting: (Angry) "I like it, its soft and with rhyme"

Gabriela: "You are a master piece. In here…alone. Don't you and your friends feel alone?

Paintings: (sad) "Yes, a little bit"

Luke: "We will visit you and talk to you every sunday"

David: "Realy?" (excited)

Gabriela: "Yes, Promise!" (lifting the thumb)

The woman in Blue: "Thank you, but the problem is that  people criticize us and don't pay attention to us"

Luke: "Why?"

The woman in Blue: "Because the guides didn't know a lot about us and people think we are not important"

Gabriela: "But they have to know something, thats why they work here"

The woman in blue: "People don't know a lot about history of art and less of an art so old"

Luke: "We can talk with the owner"

David: "Yes thats a great idea!" (Excited)

Gabriela: "Let's go"

Storyteller: "Gabriela and Luke walk to a place where is an old man"

Luke: "Hello"

Man: "Hello kids, can I help you?"

Gabriela: "Yes, we want to work here like guides explaining the pieces of art"

Man: "You are very young  to know the history of art"

Luke: "We know a lot about that"

Gabriela: "Yes, and we know many artists"

Luke: "Yes, like Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin…"

Gabriela: "Or Eduard Munch, Chagal, Matisse"

Luke: "And we know a lot of  important dates"

Man: "Well, I see you are very brilliant so you can work here"

Story teller: "And after that day Luke and Gabriela worked  in the museum explaining  the paintings of the modernism period"


Storyteller:  Nina:

In the meantime another story was happening in some other place inside the museum, be prepared to anything ………………………..could it be possible???????????

The Robbery


The cofee guy-Olmo


Freddy Cornelius-Jaime



(Peter,Freddy and Dave watch  some paintings)

Peter:wow!!!! These paintings are so wonderful!!

Freddy:yeah,and they are on sale.

(Peter,Dave,Freddy walk to ask for  information)

Dave:What´s the cost?

Receptionist:120,000 dollars each one.

Dave  Holly Christ ,they are so expensive!!!!!

Receptionist: They are are originals and one is made by Tristan T-zara the creator of Dadaism.

Dave: Thanks.

(The three walk and begin whispering)

Freddy:I have a plan, we must steal them!!!!

Dave:Good idea.  (convinced)

(Peter:nods his head not  being sure about it)

Freddy:yeah we can have them for free if we steal them.

Peter:ok we will stay in the bathrooms and when they close the doors for the museum we will be able to steal them.

Freddy: See it is a good idea

Dave:yeah it will be ours

(the day pass music for Impossible Mission)

Dave:the police is coming, lets hide in here!!!!  (scared)

(they go to the attic of the museum)

(the paintings come out)


Peter: Where did  you come out!!!! (astonished)

Coffee guy:,Why did you steal me??? (scolding)

Freddy:I didn't do anything.

Coffee guy:yeah... Of course

Peter: We were willing to have the painting but it was very expensive.

Coffee guy: I'll. Stay with you if you say me from what years am I and what movement.

Dave: You are from Dadaism


Peter: You are from 1916 to 1922.

Freddy :In that year Mexico was having its revolution.

Coffee Guy:   You have a lot of information but I can also tell you that you are Al Capone a very famous gangster.

Peter:  No he is Freddy and not Capone.

(receptionist opens the door of the attic)

Receptionist:  What´s happening here??? Oh the missing painting is here!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave:  Please help us, our friend Freddy is not Freddy he is Al Capone and…..(afraid)

 Freddy:  and what else, yes I am Capone, but I am not as bad as you think. 

Coffee Guy:  Finally, I heard what I was waiting for, now I can go back to the painting.

Freddy:  Just to celebrate my rehabilitation and before you go back to your painting, join us in a party where we will sing and dance,

Coffee Guy:  Ok, let’s go.

 Song Razzle Dazzle


Storyteller:  Paola

Our story continues in another section of the museum so get ready for another amazing story………what do you think will happen???  Is it something magic

The Magic of the Artist Brush

Characters : Pablo Picasso- Mauricio

                       Henri Matisse- Adrian

                       Emler Curio- Reynier

                       Wenseslao Wilson- Mauricio

                       Jasper Emett- Adrian

                       John Soap Mctavish- Fernando

                       Narrator- Reynier

Narrator: Long time ago  Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse got together on 1906 in Paris,France.  They created  2 paintings with a magic brush. Now if you join the 2 paintings something extraordinary happens.

Narrator: Now Many years later in the Art Institute of Chicago, 3 boys arrive to investigare the paintings.

John: Look brothers  this is the  fauvism-cubism area.

Wilson: Great it so interesting.

Jasper: Sure  brothers the colors and forms are amazing.

Wilson: Imagine how exciting  would it be to be  inside one of those paintings.

John:   Especially  on one with music

Narrator:  They never imagined the adventure they were going to have

John: Did you know that  fauvism was a movement between 1905 and 1908 that was characterized by the use of very intense colors?

Jasper: Yes brother?????

Wilson:   Cubism was a movment between 1907 and 1914 and was characterizad by the paintings with little squares.

Jasper: Yes, brother mmmm, come here brothers this  is interesting.

Wilson: What's happening brother?

Jasper: Look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John: It is impressive, the painting  has like little lines whick look like the decorations of the middle of a door .

Jasper: Maybe there is another painting like this one.

Wilson:  Quickly, we must found another painting like this.

John: This one isn't it

Wilson: Neither this one

Jasper: Let's look for another one

Narrator:  The 3 brothers watched  the painting all day and night and then they found something.

Wilson: Oh, I'm very tired let's come another day, I want to sleep!

Jasper: Here it is!

John:  How do we activate them?

Wilson: mmmm, maybe if we join them something will pass.

Narrator: the 3 brothers run to Orbes Hall to escape from guards.

Jasper: Wilson! What have you done!

Wilson:  I'm sorry, but we need that painting. And i don't think they will give it  to us.

John:  Close the door!

Wilson: Now we need to join them

Jasper,Wilson,John: oh, my god

John: I couldn't imagine that it's a door!

Wilson: Let's open it

John: It's locked, maybe a key will be useful.

Jasper: mmmmm and where it can be maybe someplace here  or on a wall, let's look for it.

Narrator: Our 3 protagonists began to look for it on the wall  and furniture.

John: Come help me, here is a brick with something inside.

Wilson: Do you know this paintings are “ the Guitar" by Picasso and “ the Interior of a Violin" by Henri matisse.

Jasper: Look here is  a black hole!

Narrator: the 3 boya were teletransported to a new picture world where they found somethings.

John: Where are we???????????????

Wilson: Is a very rare world!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jasper: Hey, what is that?

John: Who are you?

Wilson:  What are you doing?

Elmer Curio: I'm Elmer curio and I'm here to destroy the art.

Elmer Curio: All art causes a  revolution, it always changes and I don't want that. That's why I want to destroy it with this. The maximum power of art. This is the world of art.

Jasper: We will stop you villan!!!!

Elmer Curio: Never!!!!

Narrator: Elmer Curio escaped but the 3 brothers stopped  him  using  the Maximum Power of art they changed him  into a painting. Our 3 protagonist put the power in a safe place.


Storyteller:   Matías

Let’s continue with our awesome happenings inside the doors of a museum, a bunch of girls are right there, would you like to know what was their experience is so pay attention to their story……and have in mind to stay with your group.

The Mysterious Voices

Dana-Tania-Narrator 2

Nina-Alison-Narrator 3

Karla-Joy-Narrator 1


Narrator 1:Still in the Art museum in Chicago,  Tania  and a group of friends were surprised with It's magnificent paintings. (the girls are talking with excitement)

Tania:  I need to go to the restroom.

Narrator 1:Suddenly the concierge closes the door,when she tries to meet her friends again, she is stucked

Tania: Help Me Please I am stucked!!!!! (scared)

Narrator 1:When she finds an exit, she hears some voices

Alison:  Surrealism is the best!!!

Vanessa: NO! I think that Harlem Renaissance is better  because  it affects  jazz music, literature and painting.

Joy: hahahaha,better??? No no no, International Style magic  it has a  difference  in architectural  style and also it is Gothic.

Alison: But I have the best painter his name is "SALVADOR DALI" He painted the Great Masturbator, Saint Antoine and of course THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY.

Tania: What are you doing here? You were also stucked  in the toilet?

Joy: NO  we live here.   (questioning)

Tania: WHAT in the museum!!!!

Vanessa: Yes do you have a problem?

Tania: No but,when I was admiring the paintings I didn't see you here.

Alison: Because we are in the valuable masterpieces.

Tania: REALLY???

Vanessa: Well,we  have to go!

Narrator 2: Alison,Vanessa and Joy talk about Modernism.

(girls talking)

Vanessa: So I assure you Harlem Renaissance has a great variety.

Alison: hahahaha Harlem renaissance is not so selective.

Vanessa: Yes  in the early 20's, three key words showed  the new African American literary.

Alison: surrealism is fantasy cheerful and lyrical ludical also  and it continued its expansion  in spite of World War|| .

Tania: I know that the surrealism has one famous painting its name is  Persistence of  Memory

Tania: But in my opinion Harlem Renaisance is so interesting, please can you tell us something about that ?????

Vanessa: Harlem  Renaisance  was created in 1920 to 1940 ,by the Afro American community of Harlem

Joy: wait wait wait but  International Style is so inspiring!!!!!!!  One of the most famous painters Rober Rauchenberg  painted the Riding Bikes, that paint is so cool.

Tania: Wait I think that all the styles are so magic (song of magic), but can you please help me find the exit, my parents will scold me for not being on time for dinner!!!!!!!!

Alison: Oh yes of course, come with us.

Joy: Well I have seen that the concierge hides one key in one of the paintings

Vanessa:Ohhh yes!!!!! I think is  the painting of Jacob Lawrance with the name of The Migration of the Negro.

Narrator  1: They start to search in the painting after a while the find the key, but it was so old that it could break up very easily.

( Tania and Joy search in the painting)

Tania:(shout)OHH NOO THE KEY IS BROKEN!!!!!!

Joy: Oh we have to fix it or we will stay here forever!!!!!!!!

Vanessa: I was able to fix it, so let's hurry up.

Narrator 2: They opened the door and could go outside.

Alison:  UUUUUFFFF after this experience I would like to relax, let´’s sing and dance…………



  1. Hi its Nabaa and Sukhneet from Ms.Briskes class at chimney hill elementary. We really liked your story The Robbery because we were interested and it was full of excitement. When we first read the story we were surprised and then we knew we were going pick this story. You guys are so talented and creative. The story that you did was so good.

  2. Hello it is Zubair,Ashika and Josh from chimney hill elementry. We really liked An Incredible Adventure At The Museum because it was cool how the pantings came alive and stared to talk to the characters

  3. Hello,
    This is Priya D and Alex Thornton from Ms. Briske's class in Chimney Hill Elimentary school. We thought the History Experts play was intriguing! We loved how the paintings came alive and how Luke and Gabriela helped the paintings learn about themselves!

    Good bye :)

  4. Hey, it's Conner and BIanca from Chimney Hill. We are in Ms. Briske's grade 6 class, and we read "The Robbery" We both thought it was a great story and we loved how you set up the story! We wanted to know why the receptionist didn't capture the theifs?

    We would have loved to see the performance! Good luck on your performance!

  5. Hello! It's Becca and Darshan! It was an honour to read The Incredible Adventure At The Museum! We thought it was very intriguing and we really wanted to know more about the talking paintings! It was also very informing and we learned a lot about art history! We were wondering if the paintings ever talked to Luke and Gabriella again? We were very impressed from the story and liked it a lot!
    Yours Truly, Becca and Darshan.

  6. Hi its Hanisha and Avleen and we just loved the story that you wrote The Robbery. Your story was so creative and just when we read the story we knew we were going to post an awesome comment. You were so talented writing[The Robbery]. It was good.

  7. Story: The Robber
    Hi, this is Harshvir and Malvin. We really liked this story. We liked how Freddy was actually Al Capone. Was Al Capone in disguise as Freddy? The story had a lot of action, it made us want to keep reading. The start of the story was very interesting, it really hooked us.
    The story was awesome!

  8. Hey its Aashi and priya in Ms. Briske's class grade six. Are favorite was the Robbery it was very impressive good job keep up the work. I liked when the people had to hide in the bathroom to steal the painting. That part made us laugh.

  9. Hello, we're Justin and Angelica from Ms. Briske's class at CHimney Hill elementary. Since both of us like drawing and art we liked the The Incredible Adventure at the Museum because it had a lot to do with art. We really like that you showed that each characters emotions in brackets like (scared) because it really helped us imagine how they talked and reacted otherwise, we would probably read it with no emotion.
    A question that we had was: Where does David, the painter of the sunflowers come out?

  10. Hello it is Diego and Grace. We liked An Incredible Adventure At The Museum because it was interesting how the paintings came alive ad started to talk to the characters!

  11. Hello, this is Jessica and Adijah from Chimney Hill Elementary, Surrey B.C. We are from Briske's grade six class, and we have read your story. It is a very interesting and imaginative story. We wonder how you came up with this idea and if there is anymore to it. Are all your stories related to one another? If it is, in what way? We liked that it was exciting and unpredictable of what would happen to the characters. You could also add more detail to the objects (Example: "The painting was rimmed with golden lining and silver ruffles."), You can also add more to what happened to the characters in the end. For example: "Two weeks later... ECT". We hope that you will continue writing and coming up with new stories for our class to enjoy.

  12. Hello! It's Becca and Darshan, again! This time we read The Mysterious Voices and it was very interesting, especially the part when Tania hears the voices and finds out they are part of the paintings! What really caught our attention was the title. It made us very curious to read the story. We found the arguing between the masterpieces quite amusing! We really liked how they sing and dance at the end of the story. There was also a lot of information about art history, surrealism, Harlem Rennaissance and International Styles. We would have never thought of such a fantastic script, so we were wondering how long it took you to research and create this wonderful story?
    Yours Truly, Becca and Darshan.

  13. Its Nabaa and Sukhneet again and all of your stories we thought were very intriguing like every single one of your story had excitement and action in it they all have the certain art spark.We really hope we can see more stories about art because you all of you are very amazing writers.

  14. Hey, its Conner and Bianca again and we just read "The Magic of the Artist Brush" we thought it was alright. We thought it was alright because we weren't sure why the guards didn't bust down the door and catch them? We also weren't sure how art causes a revolution because art gives enjoyment to people not outrage? We also wonder what will have to the 3 brothers when the guards find them? Will they go to jail? Will they be let off the hook?

    Please write us the answers.

  15. hello! It is Aashi and Priya we both liked the story An incredible adventure at the museum. It was full of important information that we both don't know. We liked it when the painting started talking. It was so creative! Keep up the good work!

  16. Story: An Incredible Adventure At the Museum
    Hello, this is Malvin and Harshvir. We enjoyed this story. We really liked how the paintings came alive and started talking to Luke and Gabriella, that made the story interesting. We liked how you wrote the characters feelings in brackets [scared], it helped us understand how the characters felt.