Drawing out Creativity: Notes from my Children’s Creative Writing Workshop

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WIN_20160522_11_18_08_ProI can’t draw. That much is obvious. That wasn’t the point. The point was putting coloured pencil or crayon to paper and letting your colours come through. Our model was an internet image of a Canadian tulip. No two of our images looked alike and none looked like the decidedly beautiful Canadian tulip – which both of the participants in my first children’s creative writing workshop were certain looked like a hibiscus. Note: it looks nothing like a hibiscus but we associate things with what we know in order to make sense of them and it had red highlights and delicate looking petals, which was enough to make them one and the same in the eyes of an eight year old and an almost nine year old.

This wasn’t an art class – obviously; this was my first children’s creative writing workshop for 6 to 11 year olds, a younger group…

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  1. fsj.field-studies-council.org/media/343259/vol5.2_135.pdf

    here is my turn to reference when it comes to illustrating plants – happy reading – superb exercise to do – and a finely drawn Canadian Tulip emerged

    Howard

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