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Easter Workshops at Storymakers
TIME CAPSULE PROJECT!
Over the Easter break, I will be offering two-hour workshops for children from 5-7 years and 8-11 years. Please see below for details and dates.
For ages 8-11
A big hello from the future.
We’re going to imagine we live in the year 3000 and design and put together a time capsule to capture what life is like.
Using a variety of creative writing techniques, first the children will write a persuasive piece arguing why putting together a time capsule is a good idea. They will then write a newspaper article to the local press about what they are doing and for the capsule itself, will include a biography, information about what is going on in the world at that time and a letter to their future selves.
Thursday 5th April, 2-4pm
Monday 9th April, 2-4pm
Friday 13th April, 10-12am
For ages 5-7
All about me!
For their time capsule, the younger group will include lots of information about who they are, what they look like, their likes and dislikes, friends, family and what they want to be when they grow up.
Monday 9th April, 10-12am
Friday 13th April, 2-4pm – NOW FULL!
New courses and dates for 2018!
Story Writing Course
Saturdays 2.20-3.20pm, £37.50
Over a period of five weeks, we will cover the basics of writing a short story, from finding ideas to developing characters and plot. We will also look at use of language and descriptive techniques. Suitable for aged 7+.
6th January – 3rd February (5 weeks)
24th February – 24th March (5 weeks) (FULL)
21st April – 19th May (5 weeks)
10th June – 7th July (5 weeks)
Saturday 3.40-4.40pm, £75
A new group specifically for children aged 7+ years, designed to focus on a different aspect of writing each term, all based around a set theme.
6th January – 24th March (10 weeks)
We’ll start off with a snowy theme, then move on to Spring, new life and growth, with the focus on a comic book style of writing, followed by scripts. The aim of this term will be to produce a set of stories, complete with images or illustrations (no artistic skills required), as well as our own mini play!
21st April – 7th July (10 weeks)
Starting the term with the theme of sports, we’ll move on to all things holiday as the weather (hopefully) gets warmer. Beginning with some journo-style writing (we’ll do some match reports and some ‘interviews’, for example), we’ll progress to short-form writing, poetry and maybe even some songs!
This is an on-going, fortnightly writers group designed for older children (year 6 and upwards) to develop their story-writing technique and share their work with like-minded children of a similar age.
Please contact me if you are interested in this group: firstname.lastname@example.org