Loft Summer Writing Camp Adventure: Get a Clue! Writing Mysteries and Cliffhangers! Punchlines! Catchphrases! Writing and Illustrating Your Own Comic

Date: 7/16/18 – 7/20/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday

Time: 9:00 - 4:00 pm

Ages: 9-11

Class Level: 9-11

Genre: Multigenre

Pricing:
• Regular: $575.00
• Member: $517.50
• Low-Income: $402.50


Young writers, grab your best mystery solving gear, your favorite super hero comic, your notebooks and pens, and let’s write at the Loft! We'll begin our day by setting up a crime scene and discovering the clues to how the best, most suspenseful mystery stories are written! We'll will use props, games, and read stories to inspire our own writing. We'll learn the vocabulary of mysteries while exploring writing craft, from character to plot.

After a short lunch and play break, we'll delve into the world of comics while writing and drawing our own comic books! By the end of the week, students will have their own mystery—from scary to fantastical to funny—and their own comic to take home and enjoy for the rest of the summer!

Get a Clue! Writing Mysteries!
taught by Trisha Speed Shaskan
9 a.m.-noon

We'll set up a crime scene, discover clues, and write some mysteries! Students will use props and read stories to inspire their writing. We'll learn the vocabulary of mysteries, from clues to red herrings, all while exploring writing craft, from character to plot. By the end of the week, students will have their own fantasy fiction world and their own mystery—from scary to fantastical to funny!

Lunch
noon–1 p.m.
We'll break for lunch, with a daily picnic and play time at nearby Gold Medal Park (weather permitting). Please bring a bag lunch.

Cliffhangers! Punchlines! Catchphrases! Writing and Illustrating Your Own Comic
taught by Stephen Shaskan
1–4 p.m.

Cliffhangers, punchlines, and catchphrases are all elements of comics.  In this class, students will learn the language of comics.  They will also learn to develop and draw characters, plot, and lay out panels to create comic strips (single or multi-panel). Students will look at comics for inspiration.

 



Bring a bag lunch and a morning snack! The Loft will provide an afternoon snack. Lunch and play time will happen outside, at Gold Medal park, weather permitting; indoors at Open Book if inclement. Notebooks, writing, drawing, and comics making materials, and sleuthing tools, are all part of the tuition.