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Wordsmiths Creative Workshops for Kids

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by EricaL (subscribe)
Freelance writer. Editor of: melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Published January 12th 2016
Tap into your child's inner story telling
Are you looking for a creative writing workshop for your child over the school holidays? Wordsmiths might have what you're looking for.

Wordsmiths
Wordsmiths creative writing workshops


Based out of Frankston South's Community and Recreation Centre, Wordsmiths bootcamps incorporate integrated creative activities for children. Run by former journalist and published author Michelle Hamer, Wordsmiths writing bootcamps tap into your child's inner story telling, introducing art into each session.

Words might not come easy for kids when sat at a desk with a paper and pen, that's where Michelle's classes are different. Wordsmiths bootcamps incorporate crafts to help bring your child's stories to life.

To give you an example of the camps offered by Wordsmiths teachings, take the Skateboards, Street Art & Story school holiday activity. In this 3-hour class, a local street artist works with the class to design and decorate a full-sized skate deck. Following that, Michelle Hamer will work with your child to help write and edit a story on the back of the newly decorated board. All participants get to take home a cool creative story sculpture.

Skateboards, Street Art & Story
Skateboards, Street Art & Story


The Masks and Musings camp will have your child create a mystical mask. Michelle will then help release the story of the creature found within the mask, uncovered from your child's imagination.

Masks and Musings
Masks and Musings


However, it isn't all about skateboards and masks. Wordsmiths run magazine workshops, creative journal classes, and story telling activities using suitcases and treasure chests. Kids' writing classes run during school terms, too. Bootcamps are suitable for primary to secondary school age.

Workshops start from $25, which include all materials and supervision. You can choose to stay and buy a coffee in the community centre, or leave your child in the capable hands of Michelle, an experienced writing teacher, accomplished author and former editor at The Age.

Although some school holiday workshops have sold out, there are a handful that are still available to book. To find out when the next creative writing bootcamp workshops, go to Wordsmiths website HERE.
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Why? Creative school holiday fun for kids
When: Various dates available
Phone: 0412 580 262
Where: Frankston South Community Centre, 55 Towerhill Road, Frankston South
Cost: From $25
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These workshops are a great idea. Anything that helps a child be creative is a plus and these are very reasonably priced.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6529) 1278 days ago
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