Bridgewater Library is hosting a series of workshops this year thanks to a grant from the Province of Nova Scotia, Cultural Opportunities for Youth.
Last fall Carole Langille led a series of 6 sessions on creative writing in Oct and Nov. It was an amazing experience for the young people who participated. You can see the video created by Tim Horton of Lighthouse Publishing and samples of the writing that was produced on their website:
The next two sessions are songwriting and the visual arts for teens 13 and up. The sessions are led by accomplished local artists who have experience working with teens. At the end of each six-week session, the artists will assist participants in showcasing their work.
Sign up for one or both of the upcoming sessions, space is limited so call to register soon at 543-9222.
Narrative Art with Rebecca Roher
This workshop will focus on using visual art to tell a story. The goal of the workshop will be for each student to create a comic book/graphic novel telling a narrative. Students will be encouraged to use an autobiographical story – to paint their own lives, in whole or in part.
- Bridgewater Library, Thursdays, January 10 to February 14, 4-6pm with a Showcase on Thursday, February 14 at 6:30pm.
Songwriting with Alex Hickey
The songwriting workshop will focus on the structure and content of songs and how to write one. Songwriting will be explored both with and without an accompanying instrument. Genre will be discussed, and examples will be pulled from spirituals, hip hop, traditional folk, protest songs, alternative, pop, and rock and roll. Uniqueness is encouraged!
- Bridgewater Library, Saturdays, February 16 to March 30 (no workshop on March 16), 12-2pm with a showcase on March 30th at 2:00pm.