Exploring Writing Through Art

Writers are often asked the question: Where do you get your ideas? This week we want to explore what it means to be inspired by art, music, movies, and even everyday objects as we write stories, draw, act, and create. We'll look at what it means to form a plot, how to write great chracters, and where to turn when we get stuck in a writing rut. Each day we will various BYU locations for inspiration (i.e. Bean Museum, Creamery, Planetarium, Sports team visit, etc..) By the end of the week, students will have created a portfolio of various creations. 

Grade Level: Entering 3-5
Dates and Time: June 3-7, 2019, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Brigham Young University, Jesse Kight Building (JKB)
Tuition: $199.00

Tuition includes five days of instruction, art and writing materials, a t-shirt and snacks.

Additional activities include a visit from a guest author and a parent show with an art display.

Daily Schedule
1:00–1:40 p.m. Scribble
1:40–2:30 p.m. Art Talk— Introduce and explore a specific medium
2:30–2:40 p.m. Break/Snack
2:40–3:20 p.m. Writing experimentation
3:20–3:40 p.m. Sharing and shaping
3:40 –4:00 p.m. Personal writing time

Sponsored by Brigham Young University’s College of Humanities and BYU Continuing Education.

General Information


The workshop will be held in the Jesse Kight Building (JKB) on the Brigham Young University campus.