"What an amazing opportunity I have to speak with elementary students about character creation and writing." - John Graham
John Graham at FIGID press has developed a program for elementary students about character creation and writing in a presentation titled: "A Picture and a Paragraph!"
This workshop focuses on developing a character that the students can use for many projects and writing prompts. Geared for grades 3-5, John will work to encourage all skill levels, balancing the creation and artistic processes. No artistic ability needed! The class will be provided with special template pages for their creative process.
After the presentation, depending on the timeframe allowed, the class may have the cooperative opportunity to work as a group and create a special classroom mascot character.
Over the next week, the teacher will collect the student work inspired by the presentation and send it to FIGID Press. It will be formatted into a professionally printed book as their first published piece, and a momento for years to come. Each participating student will recieve their own physical copy, and one additional copy will be given to their school library. Students also receive their original artwork back to display at home.