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The Writer's Garret

Work of Art! (4th - 5th Grades)

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Residency, On Campus Program
4th, 5th, Talented/Gifted


Literature is the most inspiring art form because it is the root of what defines an art from; every work of art tells a story. “Work of Art” links creative writing with other arts and disciplines to give students a “double-exposure” that is more than just the sum of its parts, providing hands-on experience in ekphrastics, or the art of interpreting art through poetry or prose. Young people will be exposed to a variety of creative exercises stemming primarily from visual and literary arts. In addition to reading and writing about visual art, participants will engage in art-making strategies to encourage personal expression while sharpening critical thinking skills. Ideally, students would have the opportunity to take a field trip to an art gallery or museum, but in lieu of that option, images and articles of art will be displayed. In an extended residency, “Work of Art” students will have the opportunity to display their own work through three culminating projects: a reading to the public and a printed anthology of their visual and written work.

Students Will

  • Discover that literature is a relevant art form that can help them make sense out of their own lives.
  • Learn how to craft communication into a highly interactive and social art form.
  • Gain an interdisciplinary perspective through various modes of inquiry such as viewing and/or creating art, viewing photos, and using their imagination.


Dates: Monday-Saturday
Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 2-hour minimum per program.
School Fee: Price Per Hour: $100.00
Minimum Attendance: 1
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Writing utensils, paper, art supplies depending on the program's needs. A means of display or distribution of art may also be needed, based on the program's needs. A $20 supply fee for the above materials may be assessed.
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To schedule this program, or for more information, call The Writer's Garret at (214) 828-1715 or email [email protected] Residencies of 10 sessions or more result in a printed anthology of students' work and the opportunity for students to show off newly developed skills in a public reading to friends and family.
Deadline: Prefer no later than two weeks prior to start date.
Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to cancel a scheduled date. If 48-hour notice is given, we will reschedule the date, based upon the availability of the Instructor. If 48-hour notice is not given, we will bill for the date scheduled and not reschedule the date.
After School Policy: At least one school representative/teacher must be present in the classroom at all times. 25 students maximum per class. Minor adjustments can be negotiated.

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