The Water Age Children's Art & Writing Workshops

The Water Age Children's Art & Writing Workshops

by Tracey Warr


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The water you drink has been through the bladder of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and many other places. The water on Earth is 4.4 billion years old and came here from outer space. The octopus has three hearts and its eyes can look in two separate directions.

What other facts can we find out about the behaviour of water?

What can we learn about aquatic flora and fauna?

What imaginative ideas can we have about living with more water?

The Water Age Children’s Art and Writing Workshops is a book for teachers, artists and writers who are working with children aged 8-11. The workshops focus on water and contemplate a possible future when we are living with more water.

The art workshop suggests drawing and painting waterscapes, building waterscapes in the classroom or playground, designing and making models for water living, creating simple films about water living. The writing workshop helps to develop a story about a future watery world, and suggests performing and recording a story, creating an exhibition or broadcast, or turning a story into a book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995490253
Publisher: Tracey Warr
Publication date: 09/17/2018
Series: Water Age , #3
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

Tracey Warr is a fiction and non-fiction writer. She describes herself as writing in the vicinity of art. She was an invited writer in the following international projects: Exoplanet Lot organised by Maison des Arts Georges et Claude Pompidou, France; Frontiers in Retreat led by HIAP, Finland and Zooetics organised by Jutempus, Lithuania. She was a senior university lecturer including posts at Darlington College of Arts, Oxford Brookes University and Bauhaus University. She has led many art and creative writing workshops in Europe and the US.

Her historical novels, set in France, England and Wales, are published by Impress Books: Almodis the Peaceweaver (2011), The Viking Hostage (2014), Conquest I: Daughter of the Last King (2016) and Conquest II: The Drowned Court (2017).

Her fiction has received awards from Literature Wales and Santander and was shortlisted for the Impress Prize. Her published work on contemporary art includes The Artist's Body (Phaidon, 2000), Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture (Routledge, 2015) and The Midden (Garret, 2018).

She is currently working on a biography entitled Three Female Lords, about three sisters who lived in southern France and northern Spain in the 11th century. The biography has been supported by an Authors' Foundation Award.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Topic – The Water Age

3 Art Workshop

4 Writing Workshop

5 Sample Story

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