Whether your child is a reluctant writer or a budding author, this class will make writing easy and fun!
This is not a class for pushing paper, nor is it a spelling bee contest - and I will not be the grammar-police. Kids can request technical assistance, but my goal is to promote the JOY of writing and the POWER of self expression through storytelling - especially for kids who have learned to hate reading and writing. (Sadness.)
For that reason, I encourage kids to let go of perfectionism and feel the freedom of writing as an art form (not a science). As a kid, I was inspired by the brilliance of e.e. cummings and his bold choice to release conventional punctuation. It felt so liberating and his work was instantly recognizable. My mission is to help your kids find written inspiration too.
So, what’s the story with storytelling? Each week we’ll explore short-story creation through brainstorms, creative writing prompts (for storylines, settings and character development) and point-writing - an easy form of outlining - for plot and structure. Plus we’ll adventure into idioms and metaphors to spice up our creative concoctions. And kids will discover their USP - unique selling proposition - to express their individuality and personality as they create advertisements for candy bars, cars and guitars (alliteration and rhyme intended - we’ll add those too).
In the last portion of class, we’ll use these stories as speech material (along with poems and kids books) to practice our public speaking and communication skills. As we present, we’ll learn how to project our voices, speak with clarity, use body language and facial expression and most importantly, just be ourselves - even in front of a crowd. I love watching the kids' confidence grow with every performance.
5239 Floyd Road
Mableton, GA 30126
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Box office hours (opening March 11)
Tuesday - Saturday
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.