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SUN 3/3 San Jose: Young Writers & Illustrators Workshop

  • Mar 3, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

Young Writers & Illustrators Workshop

Sunday, March 3, 2013

1:30pm - 3:00pm

786 Cascade Drive, San Jose CA

Dr. Smita Garg is returning as our guest teacher to share story illustration techniques!

Our special workshop will include:

* an interactive warm-up game
* fun ways to tell action-packed stories through your illustrations
* at least 40 minutes to create your own story illustration
* an opportunity to share your work and receive feedback

Please bring:

* a spiral bound paper notebook, pencils/pens and erasers

* a bottle of water

* energy-boosting, nut-free snacks

* your imagination and enthusiasm

We have a maximum of 12 seats available, so reserve a spot for your son or daughter today!

RSVP "Yes!" at:

Sunday, March 3, 2013
1:30 - 3:00pm
786 Cascade Drive, San Jose CA (near Saratoga Ave exit of 280 fwy)

This complimentary workshop is generously hosted by Illustration Coach Dr. Smita Garg.

A local artist and art teacher, Smita Garg has taught art classes and workshops to children and adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including public and private schools; Next Door, a local women's shelter; the Moreland Area Community Center (MACC); the India Community Center (ICC), and the Art of Living Foundation's youth program. She believes that creating art is a powerful form of self-expression, inspiration, and healing. Smita Garg has a Doctorate in art education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


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Here's to your writing life,

Shu-Hsien Ho & Royd Hatta

Writing Coaches for Youth & Teens

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  • Shu-Hsien H.

    Dr. Smita Garg led our Young Writers and Illustrators on a group challenge: using 3 completely unrelated images, create a story line that makes sense! The images included a dancing groundhog/weasel, a girl running with a dog, and a boy magnifying an ant. It was an excellent problem solving and creativity game. See our photos for some of the results.

    March 4, 2013

    • Smita G.

      Really had fun watching the kids make sense of the unrelated pictures! Fantastic to see them weave all three pics into a story that made sense.

      1 · March 4, 2013

  • Royd H.

    Thank you everyone for another fun workshop! And, a hearty round of applause goes to Dr. Smita Garg who presented the direction for the workshop! Each group collaborated to brainstorm, draw, and re-tell their own version of the story. The writers were encouraged to add two new illustrations to complete a logic sequence. In the end, all of the stories were brilliant! I love that some students were writing their own personal versions too!

    See you at the next workshop!
    Keep writing!
    Have fun and make mistakes!

    Royd Hatta

    March 4, 2013

    • Smita G.

      Thanks Royd! It was a lot of fun and it was a great group of kids!

      March 4, 2013

  • Pam Fox R.

    Josh is glad to come.

    February 27, 2013

  • Vandana

    Aeshon would love to attend

    February 25, 2013

  • Peiyun L.

    F & N would love to attend this workshop!

    February 22, 2013

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