Thank you to the amazing staff at The Literature Centre, for giving me a chance to run a set of visuals storytelling workshops with high school students from all over Perth. They organised a very successful online session, took me to two schools as well as inviting some keen writers come to their centre, in Fremantle.
I had SO much fun, and was so impressed with the progress the students made in just a few hours.
In these uncertain times of social distancing and limited school incursions this provided me with a much needed fix!
Some feedback from the sessions was:
“Aśka is a really good drawer and write, she quickly and efficiently taught me exercises that will help improve my skills to tell a story and all the staff were really nice.”
Ella, Year 8, Ridge View Secondary College
“I liked that even though she was a graphic novelist it wasn’t like an art class, she didn’t try to teach us a specific way to draw people, she told us to do it how we thought.”
Neve, Year 7, Lesmurdie Senior High School
“We had a few technical issues, but it did not stop us from learning! The students and I learnt so much about the art of writing a comic/ graphic novel, I know the students will certainly take that knowledge with them into their writing sessions. We are getting our girls to provide feedback to their classmates to improve their writing. Thank you for a great day!”
Teacher, Penrhos College
KEYWORDS – school workshops, visual literacy, writing with pictures, young writers collective, student comics, expressive drawing