Blue Star Contemporary and Gemini Ink present a special afternoon workshop for middle and high school students interested in exploring their creative writing and visual arts skills. Join us for this special National Poetry Month event featuring writer Chibbi Orduña. Cost is $5. Register at https://bit.ly/3qa0E0R
Spread Your Story in this Creative Writing Workshop with Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and Aminah Decé.
Students from across San Antonio middle schools are invited to write and learn about the San Antonio River in a three-session workshop hosted by Gemini Ink and the San Antonio River Foundation. Under the guidance of SA Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and Teaching Artist Aminah Decé, participants will explore the role of pollination in the river’s ecosystem through the creation of original stories, poems, and visual art pieces that will be printed on broadsides. On the last class day, families will be invited into the workshop to listen to participants share their nature-inspired work, and on October 16, the student’s broadsides will be displayed at the Pollinator Festival at Confluence Park!
What has quarantine been like for you? Silent? Noisy? Too much time inside or more time outside? Poetry and collage are great intuitive tools for sharing our perspectives. In this workshop, students will combine concrete, sensory phrase language with cut-out visual images to create an original collage piece about.
Investigate the meaning of words as you generate concepts for your next big writing! Through expression-mapping, participants will creatively deconstruct terms and synthesize summaries to use as the foundation of a haiku, poem or short story. This workshop requires a splash of color, imagination and a doodle or two to bring your map to life! Attendees are encouraged to secure access to drawing paper and materials, a journal, and a dictionary.