Art 1: Writing/drawing own story

In this session we stimulated our storytelling and writing skills along with drawing and illustrating. We took advantage of our opportunity to host Sacha, a visiting art teacher from the US, who helped some children to build their stories in English. The children chose 3–4 objects from the collection I had prepared for them. The objects of their choice, whether funny, playful, bizarre, ordinary or very special, became the characters in their story. After writing a short story they went on to draw the objects that represented their main characters. Some children chose to do a single illustration, while others were more attracted to making a storyboard.