Youths had a blast at this month’s Write Club at the Wordcrafters Studio.
Instructor Jeany Van Meltebeke Snider encouraged kids to tap into their inner creative energy by drawing on inspiration from their peers and the world around them to come up with short scenes intended for a theatre performance.
“It was a delight to get to know these five unique young people. They all have great imaginations and rapport with one another,” Snider said.
She said while it was difficult for many of the kids to “get started,” she provided them with some short exercises that helped them come out of their shells. First, each youth opened by creating character foils. Next, they were given a starting sentence by another person in the class. Then, Jeany encouraged everyone to look around the room for new sources of inspiration, after which, they discussed their thoughts and ideas.
After that, it was time to break out the art supplies!
Everyone drew some pictures and described what stories came to their mind to inspire their artwork. This proved to be the most successful and entertaining part of the workshop. Kids would start with one line based on a drawing, and then take it and run with it as they tried to put scenes together for a play.
Overall, everyone had a great time coming up with imaginary scenes and learning to write for plays and skits.
Upcoming classes you might enjoy
Tuesdays 9:15-11:45 am | Get the butt in chair time you need to get your writing done.
2nd Thursdays, 7-9 pm | Share your words at our monthly open mic emceed by spoken word poet Jorah LaFleur
Third Fridays | Bring your lunch to a monthly gathering for writers
Thurs Feb 29 | Learn to leave your readers laughing in our February Write Club for Grown Ups with Sarina Dorie.
March 7 | Join multi-genre author, chef, and Registered Nurse, Mia Bowman for Reading Like A Writer–The BIG Read Edition– at Wordcrafters in Eugene!
March 11 | Learn to craft stories and narratives for games in this game writing class with Rosiee Thor