(CANCELLED) OUT OF THE WOODS: A WORKSHOP ON VISUAL STORYTELLING

OUT oF THE WOODS

Calling all aspiring writers and illustrators! Eager to hone your story writing skills and learn how to better convey your ideas and plots to your readers without confusing them?

Many great stories get lost because their creators get too caught up in the details. Their stories are full of ideas and wonderful things – which start to distract the reader. Soon, the stroll to grandma’s house becomes a confusing case of being hopelessly lost in the woods.

Writer-illustrator David Liew will take you on a little walk, and along the way show you how you can craft a better story by looking at them visually. No need for a GPS or a road map – all you need is a pencil and a Post-it pad (and even these are supplied in the workshop)!

This workshop is held in conjunction with The Select Centre's Young at Heart: Asian Children's Books showcase, featuring over 80 titles of picture books, comics, teenage novels and multilingual translations. The books are also on sale (in cash only), so do show your kind support for our literary initiatives!

FOR THE WRITERS

This workshop helps you to hone your story skills and avoid the horror of leaving your poor readers wandering lost and confused in the forest – at the mercy of the wolves!

You’ll be examining a well-known story in a visual form, helping to reshape it so that the reader’s journey is a smooth and enjoyable ride.

If you’re a writer aspiring to write illustrated books or picture books – this workshop would help guide your writing process as you’ll be examining stories from the visual perspective.

If you can’t draw – don’t worry. Even stick men and women have great tales to tell!

FOR THE ILLUSTRATORS

Illustrating a story is more than just drawing what the words say. It also needs you to make a lot of decisions – the most important being “What do I put in and what do I leave out?

You’ll be examining a well-known story in a visual form, helping to reshape it so that the reader’s journey is a smooth and enjoyable ride.

Illustrations are often the support to the words in the telling of a story. But they can be the story itself. If you’re an artist keen to try your hand at illustrating for children or even wordless stories, this is for you!

This isn’t about how to draw (that’s another workshop ☺) but how to bring out the storyteller in you.

DETAILS

OUT OF THE WOODS: A WORKSHOP ON VISUAL STORYTELLING

Date: 27 July 2017, Thursday
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Fee: $30/pax. Please register here.

Venue: The Select Centre*
Block 231 Bain Street
#04-01 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231 (Map)
*Inside Bhaskar's Arts Academy. As it's a dance studio, we take off our shoes inside. Please wear comfortably! Please have your dinner before the workshop as no food is allowed inside the studio.

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The Select Centre is a not-for-profit and registered charity. We rely extensively on generous contributions from the public to support and run our programmes. If you like our programmes, please support us by making a contribution here, www.giving.sg/theselectcentre.

As a charity, we can tap on the Cultural Matching Fund, i.e, for every dollar that you donate, the government will match dollar for dollar. So your donation will go twice the distance! Please give generously! Thank you!

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About the Speaker

David Liew is a children’s illustrator and writer. He has illustrated the popular Ellie Belly series by Eliza Teoh as well as the award-winning picture book series The Adventures of Squirky the Alien by Melanie Lee. When suitably enticed, he would also admit to being a sculptor and model-maker too, creating miniature sets and props for television and advertising.

He can be found on:

Website:
http://bluewolfe.wix.com/bluestone-arts

Facebook:
@BluestoneArts @DaveBluewolfe @SleepingIronFoundry

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