Workshops - Kids

October School Holiday Workshops

Drawing Maps to Tell a Tale (7-13 yrs) Tuesday October 2, 10am-1pm with illustrator, Liz Anelli
Invent a place by drawing a map  What does it look like – are there mountains, rivers, oceans or plains?Give your place names, dates, events in history Who lives there? Who used to live there before? How do they get about? Write a Wikipedia entry for the area. Make up a story about what happened when you were last there on holiday

Welcome to the Jungle (7-13 yrs) Tues 9 October, 10am-1pm: Jess Black
You can’t just be in the jungle, you have to survive it! How did you end up here and more importantly, how will you get home? In this version of jungle living, it’s not a game, and you only get one life – so choose well. Suspense, tension and danger abound!

Create Your Dream Dwelling (6-12 yrs) Thurs 11 October, 10am-1pm: Jess Black
We all love Andy and Terry’s Story Treehouse series. Now you can create your own unique home! Will you live in a cave, a burrow or a bus? Perhaps a tepee or even a caravan? How many levels will your abode have? Who will live there? See how much silliness and fun can you pack into one story!

WORKSHOPS $80 (bring a brother/sister/friend or sign up for 2 classes, 2 for $140) Early Bird before 22 Sept: $65 or 2 for $120


Our Workshops
We encourage kids to grow their imaginations at the same time as they expand their vocabularies and story-telling skills. Our workshops are fun and educational and tailored to suit the different age groups. We offer in school classes, after school classes, holiday workshops and individual mentoring. Check here for regular classes and holiday workshops at our Newcastle premises. Use our enquiry form or call us to find out how to bring workshops to your school .

HSC workshops – Creative Writing is compulsory for the HSC but many students don’t know where to start. Our HSC level creative writing workshops are designed for years 10-12, and will focus on the current Area of Study (Discovery) as well as Extension 1 elective themes.  Our workshops help students gain the skills and techniques to think on their feet and approach their creative writing with confidence and flexibility.

Tutoring and Mentoring (HSC and other) Need expert feedback on your Extension 2 Major Work?  Or just worried about the Creative Writing components of the HSC English papers?  We offer one-to-one mentoring for students who feel they need a bit of extra help getting ready for this part of the HSC. Professional guidance is available for all print medium major works – including poetry, criticism, short story and script writing. We can also help with preparing for the English exam and with essay writing in general. Contact us to discuss