Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: Story Lab

Monday, July 16, 2012

Story Lab

I was lucky enough to spend two days of the school holidays at the amazing State Library of Queensland running Story Lab digital storytelling workshops with 9-16 year-olds. We used digital cameras, Story Scrapbook app and Shaun Tan's Odditoreum exhibition for creative inspiration. I worked with some seriously talented young writers who took on their role as story scientists with energy and diligence. Here are the pics...

The Odditoreum is a collection of unusual objects retrieved from the bowels of Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, an exhibition curated by author /illustrator Shaun Tan. We used the exhibition for writing inspiration.

We embarked on a digital photography adventure, gathering images for story inspiration.

Photographing a Band-Aid.

We also used Story Scrapbook app to gather images, video, music web grabs and text in the brainstorming of our stories. (App available free here.)

Digital art using Story Scrapbook markers.


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