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. We're going to have a lot of fun playing with language and art this week. It's summer, so let's have a word party!

Grade Level: Entering 5–8
Dates and Time: July 31–August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Brigham Young University, Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC)
Tuition: $189.00

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
9:00–9:40 a.m. Scribble
9:40–10:30 a.m. Art Talk— Introduce and explore a specific medium
10:30–10:40 a.m. Break/Snack
10:40–11:20 a.m. Writing experimentation
11:20–11:40 a.m. Sharing and shaping
11:40 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Personal writing time
12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Spotlights

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

Tanei HenryTanei Henry moved to Provo from Missouri. She graduated from BYU in English teaching in 2007 and immediately started teaching English to grades 9, 11, and 12 at Timpview High School. She is an active member of the writing group Too Big for the Basement, where she submits her writing projects and helps others to improve. The group got to Skype with Neil Gaiman, which was very exciting! Tanei is an active writing fellow in the Central Utah Writing Project. She is the mother of two brown-eyed little girls and the wife of one fabulous husband.


Becca OgdenBecca Ogden is originally from Seattle, WA. She holds an MA in English and an MFA in creative writing, both from BYU. While at BYU, she enjoyed competing with other writers and won awards in each of the on-campus writing contests. She teaches writing of all sorts and is currently working on several writing projects on her own. Becca is very active in the Utah Valley writing community and participates in a weekly writing group with fellow BYU Writing Camp instructor Tanei Henry. Becca lives in Provo with her husband, their curly-headed boy, and one ornery cat named Draco Meowfoy.

General Information


The workshop will be held in the Harris Fine Arts Center on the Brigham Young University campus.

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