Summer writing, having a blast

Students in a stop motion animation workshop. Photo by Anita Su

Our summer season of student workshops got off to a great start last week! The Writing and Publishing Apprentices workshop for high school students kicked off a summer seminar series in which students create a portfolio of writing in a variety of styles. The Invisible I, a workshop on writing the five-paragraph essay, is bringing fun twists to the old “required writing” style by making essay subjects into icebergs and their authors into polar explorers (trust us, it works.)

In another workshop, students had a great time crafting stylish sentences: taking simple thoughts and turning them into elaborate prose. One example: “The delectable, scrumptious candy glistened like fresh snow in the afternoon sunlight.” (YUM.) Last, and not least, a group of students worked with artists Sarah Klein and Kathryne Kenworth to produce short stop-motion animations of stories imagined in our own Mission District. You’ll be able to see these animations in the Valencia Street window of Artists’ Television Access during the month of October. Stay tuned to the 826 Valencia newsletter for details!


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