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Family Workshop - Creative Writing

Begins with a vis­it to a Hei­di Morstang: Field Obser­va­tions exhi­bi­tion, fol­lowed by a sto­ry mak­ing and sto­ry­telling workshop.

You are invited to take inspiration from details in Heidi’s films and photography, some of which are of landscapes in the Arctic, Norway, Sierra Nevada, California, but also of Plymouth. Motivated by a special detail in Heidi’s artwork that makes you mischievously curious, you will start writing lists of as many ordinary and extraordinary, even nonsensical and random descriptions of the detail as you can muster.

Next, create a storyboard Quest. These simple drawings in six frames are each guided by a themed title. Those who are inventive wordsmiths – written or spoken – provide captions for their six drawings. However, sometimes a sneaky bit of list gets into a story! There are prizes for spotting this in the celebratory storytelling that concludes our workshop.

Who knows if our stories’ wondrous heroines and heroes overcome their adversities, with a lot or a little help from friends. Do they fulfil their quest? Or does a cheeky list distract them from saving the day?

All writing and drawing materials are provided, but please bring your imaginations – and parents. Families may take their lists, drawings, and stories away with them if they wish. No one is too old, young, unimaginative or bad at art to attend.

Gin Farrow-Jones is a local community arts facilitator with 30 years’ experience at guiding all ages in the co-creative process of having fun together and making art and drama for wellbeing.
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