OT8203

CA-Character building

Okehampton Library, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

A great opportunity to be part of a writers’ group, where you can build a backstory around your favourite character! You will look at producing 3 such characters for three different storylines. Have fun trying out ideas and discarding the stereotypes; coming up with the girl (or boy) next door dealing with unexpected and difficult circumstances.

Course content

You will work in groups/pairs to help develop and progress your ideas. Using planning devices to help structure your ideas to build different characters. Paying attention to detail, making your characters unique and authentic.

Support and feedback

You will receive weekly online tutor feedback & during the session. Plus initial & end of course assessment, too.

Additional costs and requirements

Pen and paper or laptop.

No extra costs.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You will produce 4 pieces of work for the course.

About the tutor

Jill Hobbs teaches Creative Writing for Learn Devon across Devon. Creative Writing encompasses fiction, autobiography, biography and poetry. She has worked for Devon County teaching at a variety of Primary Schools and 2 years working with adults with special needs.

Jill has a Masters Degree in Education specialising in inclusion, special needs and dyslexia, allowing Jill to invent and initiate a number of sensorial ways for teaching. Building on this pedagogy, Jill completed a Foundation in Art Therapy to understand the way in which Art plays a significant part in making sense of symbols and concepts as well as developing fine motor skills.

“My greatest love is to help people develop their creativity and explore their imagination using a number of genres.”

Jill Hobbs, M.A.Ed., Adv.Dip.SEN., AMBDA

Creative Writing Tutor for Learn Devon.

Jill Hobbs teaches Creative Writing for Learn Devon across Devon. Creative Writing encompasses fiction, autobiography, biography and poetry. She has worked for Devon County teaching at a variety of Primary Schools and 2 years working with adults with special needs.

Jill has a Masters Degree in Education specialising in inclusion, special needs and dyslexia, allowing Jill to invent and initiate a number of sensorial ways for teaching. Building on this pedagogy, Jill completed a Foundation in Art Therapy to understand the way in which Art plays a significant part in making sense of symbols and concepts as well as developing fine motor skills.

“My greatest love is to help people develop their creativity and explore their imagination using a number of genres.”

Jill Hobbs, M.A.Ed., Adv.Dip.SEN., AMBDA

Creative Writing Tutor for Learn Devon.

DayThursday
Start date15 Nov 2018
End date15 Nov 2018
Start time13:00
End time15:00
Cost£12
Concessions not available
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