On Wednesdays in July, BPL is offering a free series of workshops for teens based on creative mediums such as writing, drawing, and crafting called Julia's Studio: Creative Workshops for Teens. All sessions will revolve around this year's theme, "Be Brave." Each workshop is designed to be inclusive, expressive, and fun and all levels artistic ability are welcome! At the end of the series, works will be featured on the BPL website.
In Songwriting Basics, Teens will receive an overview of the foundational tools needed to write a song! The session will introduce components of songwriting such as theory, structure, rhythm, and lyrics. Teens will begin writing their own song and come out with a working draft of their creation! Instructor Gillian Hobbs will be there to tutor, offer advice and direct teens in the craft of creating their very own song. Basic music reading skills are recommended to join this workshop and teens are encouraged to bring their own instruments to the session, if they have one.
Instructor: Gillian Hobbs
Gillian Hobbs is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver who has taught many songwriting courses for young people, including week-long workshops at Shadbolt Centre. She has released her own album, Something to Write Home About in 2008, and carefully crafts her melodies and accompaniment to support the strong messages in her lyrics. http://www.gillianhobbs.com/
This is a free session for teens going into grades 8 – 12, but basic music reading skills are recommended. Space is limited. Registration will open June 1, 2014. To register, click here. Full details on this series can be found at www.bpl.bc.ca/teens.
These workshops are being offered in memory of our former teen librarian, Julia Nelson, who inspired us all with her vivacity and courage.
Questions? Contact Teen Services Librarians Kelsey (604-297-4803) or Rachel (604-297-4809), or email us.