Workshop Outline

 

FOR THE WRITERS:

This workshop helps you to hone your story skills and avoid the horror of leaving your poor readers wandering lost and confused in the forest – at the mercy of the wolves!

 

You’ll be examining a well-known story in a visual form, helping to reshape it so that the reader’s journey is a smooth and enjoyable ride.

 

If you’re a writer aspiring to write illustrated books or picture books – this workshop would help guide your writing process as you’ll be examining stories from the visual perspective.

 

If you can’t draw – don’t worry.  Even stick men and women have great tales to tell!

 

 

FOR THE ILLUSTRATORS:

Illustrating a story is more than just drawing what the words say.  It also needs you to make a lot of decisions – the most important being “What do I put in and what do I leave out?”

 

You’ll be examining a well-known story in a visual form, helping to reshape it so that the reader’s journey is a smooth and enjoyable ride.

 

Illustrations are often the support to the words in the telling of a story.  But they can be the story itself.  If you’re an artist keen to try your hand at illustrating for children or even wordless stories, this is for you!

 

This isn’t about how to draw (that’s another workshop!) but how to bring out the storyteller in you.