ClassThis Book is a Monster: A Loft/MCBA Combo Class
What if a book is more than a book? What if a book is really...a monster? Kids will craft monsters of their own making while learning the basics of creative writing. We'll bring our monsters to life as we shape them into real books filled with poems, stories, and illustrations.
With energetic topics and hands-on activities, this class is great for creative kids looking for an outlet for those summer wiggles. Together, we will explore what makes a monster a monster and get to work creating our own as we learn about descriptive writing, poetry, character development, and simple literary devices and forms. (Don't worry—our monsters won't be too scary for your 6-8 year olds.)
With help from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, students will craft handmade books that look just like their imagined monster and open to reveal pages full of poems, stories, and illustrations on the class's theme.
Students can expect to play games as a group, develop individual projects, draw and illustrate, discuss familiar monsters from books and movies, and get their hands dirty exploring the ways their monsters can look, feel, sound, and smell.