Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Tenterfield Public Library is calling all young storytellers to tell their stories as part of 2024 National Youth Week celebrations.

The Story Quest program is a free 5-day youth program aimed at amplifying youth voices through the art of storytelling, culminating in a final Story Quest adventure and BBQ to be held at the Tenterfield Skate Ramp and Youth precinct on Saturday 20 April 2024.

Young people aged between 12+ years are being invited to join one of two storytelling workshops in the library to learn the art of ‘Micro-Stories’ and digital ‘Stop-Motion’ to amplify and share what is important to them. The stories created during the workshops will then be digitised and become part of a Story Quest adventure trail following Tenterfield Creek walk.

Starting on Tuesday 16 April is a 2-day ‘Micro-Story’ workshop presented by professional illustrated author Trish Donald. In this workshop, Trish will guide participants through the development of a micro-story capturing a moment in time through the eyes of people, animals, and inanimate objects. Visual elements from the stories will inspire artworks to be painted on rocks with participants placing their rocks along the Tenterfield Creek Trail walk as part of the final Story Quest adventure.

On Wednesday 18 April, join professional animator Daniel Elliott from creative studio ‘Visitors from Dreams’ to create a short ‘Stop-motion’ animation. Participants will learn story mapping, simple 2-D stop-motion techniques and adding audio to their final digital animation. The final digital animations will then be published to a digital portal and become part of the final Story Quest adventure trail along Tenterfield Creek.

Places are limited and bookings essential for the two workshops. For further information or to confirm your booking contact the library on 02 6736 6060 or by email to library@tenterfield.nsw.gov.au

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