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Young Writers & Artists Conference
Young Writers & Artists Conference
Wed, March 09, 2022
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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

The Young Writers & Artists Conference (YWAC) offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects related to writing and creative arts. YWAC utilizes a number of authors, artists, educators, experienced writers, and business leaders as conference facilitators. These local and regional talents inspire youth and encourage them to take their own talents to new levels.

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Event Date
MAR
09
WEDNESDAY
Registration Closes
March 07, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Location
Address
Bethany Lutheran College
700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN  USA
Selection Options
US Dollar
 
registration fees
Adult Chaperone (free attendance)
Adult Chaperone (free attendance)
 

Adult chaperones attend free of charge. Please allow students priority seating in sessions. If there is space available, you may join a session.

 
Student Registration Fee
Student Registration Fee
$ 39.00 
 
 
scholarship donations
Scholarship Donation
Scholarship Donation
$ 10.00 

Donations can be made in $10 increments. For example, please choose 1 for a $10 donation towards a student scholarship or 3 for a $30 donation.

 
 
session 1 options (10:05–11 a.m.)
Human, Alien or Monster
Human, Alien or Monster
0/31 LEFT  

Design a character for a science fiction or fantasy universe and start to tell their story. 


 
Want to Write a Non-fiction Picture Book?
Want to Write a Non-fiction Picture Book?
0/24 LEFT  

Learn how a book gets published. From ideas to research, editing to layout, artwork to publicity, it takes time and many steps. See actual examples of this process from the instructor's book Nature's Yucky! Then get started on your own book.

 
Soft Pastels Made Easy
Soft Pastels Made Easy
0/26 LEFT  

Learn the art of hand tinting black and white photographs using soft pastels chalk. Add your own flavor and bring the photo to life! Each student will produce a framable work of art.

 
Animal Corner Bookmark
Animal Corner Bookmark
0/24 LEFT  

Lions and tigers and bears – oh, my! Use glue, paper and markers to make corner bookmarks that will be fierce enough to protect your page! You can make some warm, fuzzy ones too. We have a whole zoo full of options! 

 
Card Making Fun
Card Making Fun
0/12 LEFT  

Using a variety of arts, crafts and recycled supplies, make a pop-up card or other special occasion card.


 
Nature Stories Need Telling
Nature Stories Need Telling
1/25 LEFT  

Do you pay attention to the furry, flying and swimming critters around you? Their stories need to be shared! Join us as we write an article together for a website, newspaper, Facebook or for your own journal. We’ll bring sample specimens and photos of animals and birds you’ve never experienced before. We need your creative genius to assist us in telling their story. Come prepared for surprises!

 
Doodle Diddlee Design an Ad
Doodle Diddlee Design an Ad
0/24 LEFT  

Super Bowl ads catch our attention and Shark Tank inventions inspire us. This session will up your creativity game! You will create a 60 second ad for a product or service – preferably on a new invention that you wish existed.


 
Creating Phantasmic Worlds
Creating Phantasmic Worlds
4/30 LEFT  

Create a world your readers can dive into! Learn about and practice world-building tips and techniques to craft a believable and unique setting for your characters.


 
A Journey with Descriptive Writing
A Journey with Descriptive Writing
2/24 LEFT  

Climb aboard your own imaginary ship and take a writing journey to discover amazing creatures. Use dynamic details to describe your finds. Then illustrate to show how powerful your imagination can be.


 
Fiction Friction – How to Make your Short Stories Sizzle
Fiction Friction – How to Make your Short Stories Sizzle
0/16 LEFT  

Inject your stories with "sizzle" to amp up setting, character development and ultimately the story itself! We will use story dice and crazy word jumbles to make your stories come to life.


 
Communicating Through Art and Design
Communicating Through Art and Design
1/30 LEFT  

Most good design, illustration, or art carries a message ­– a picture is worth a thousand words. Explore what it means to communicate through art. Then do some sketching and create an illustrated book cover.


 
Picasso Portrait: The Rooster
Picasso Portrait: The Rooster
0/15 LEFT  

Learn from examples how Picasso merged different views of a face to form a portrait. Then create your own Picasso-style rooster with chalk and oil pastels and explore how different doesn’t mean wrong.


 
Poets Know It!
Poets Know It!
2/25 LEFT  

Young people are writing and reciting their poetry all over this country, even for the President! Be a part of a poet revolution.


 
A Prop-tastic Beginning
A Prop-tastic Beginning
1/27 LEFT  

Grab a prop and your reader’s attention by beginning your story with plenty of action and movement. We will use props and a writing “recipe” for success, to create exciting opening scenes that will work for every fiction genre.


 
Monster Mash Up Character Creation
Monster Mash Up Character Creation
1/38 LEFT  

Do you love drawing monsters? Join us to create your own monster mash up character. Practice with drawing tutorials on monster ideas, a variety of characters and other helpful hints. Then create your very own character in this class presentation.


 
Who Are Your Crew?
Who Are Your Crew?
2/27 LEFT  

Do you want to know more about the other characters in a story? Learn the importance of secondary characters and how to create them, link them to your main characters, and explore the details that will make all your characters fit into your story.


 
Let’s Write a Book!
Let’s Write a Book!
0/29 LEFT  

If you’ve ever wanted to write a story but didn’t know what to write about, this is the session for you! Play a fun and simple storybuilding game to learn how to build a story idea in five hilarious steps. From there, we will work together to write that idea into a full story!


 
Make Your Own Watercolor Pokérmon Card
Make Your Own Watercolor Pokérmon Card
0/23 LEFT  

Use the magic of watercolor pencils, paper and water to custom design your own Pokémon creation!


 
Here There Be Monsters
Here There Be Monsters
0/24 LEFT  

Learn the tips and tricks your favorite writers use to create fantastic beasts and imaginary creatures. How do you flesh out a creature and make it live and breathe? Hear ways that popular storytellers past and present make their monsters memorable and amazing! Use your imagination to see what creative creature might be lurking around in your own mind.


 
Drama Kids
Drama Kids
0/20 LEFT  

Join us for a fun session of theater games and character development.


 
Reader’s Theater: Acting for Everyone
Reader’s Theater: Acting for Everyone
0/18 LEFT  

Let’s put on a show! Readers Theater is a theater experience that practices reading with expression. Props, simple costumes, a zany script, tongue twisters and an energetic director will combine for session of fun and performance.


 
Nature Sculpting
Nature Sculpting
0/20 LEFT  

Get your hands dirty as we explore nature through sculpting. Use your hands to shape your favorite animal or a beautiful flower and give them life and color. 


 
Dance Like a Pop Star
Dance Like a Pop Star
0/20 LEFT  

Do you ever dance around your room when no one is watching? Be honest... of course you do! This class is the perfect way to let your inner rock star out, and learn some upbeat dance moves. This class is the perfect excuse to let loose, have fun, and get your grove on! No dance experience necessary.


 
Friendship Bracelet Bookmarks
Friendship Bracelet Bookmarks
0/19 LEFT  

Mark where you left off in your reading adventures with your very own bookmark! Create your one-of-a-kind beaded wax cord bookmarks for yourself and your friends.


 
What a Character!
What a Character!
0/25 LEFT  

Join us to play theater games, learn how to create your own unique characters and apply acting techniques to form a fully developed character performance.


 
Tantalizing Tiles
Tantalizing Tiles
0/18 LEFT  

Learn about mosaic designs, use your creativity and create your own ceramic tile artwork!


 
 
session 2 options (11:35 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
Human, Alien or Monster 2
Human, Alien or Monster 2
2/30 LEFT  

Design a character for a science fiction or fantasy universe and start to tell their story. 


 
Want to Write a Non-fiction Picture Book? 2
Want to Write a Non-fiction Picture Book? 2
0/25 LEFT  

Learn how a book gets published. From ideas to research, editing to layout, artwork to publicity, it takes time and many steps. See actual examples of this process from the instructor's book Nature's Yucky! Then get started on your own book.

 
Soft Pastels Made Easy 2
Soft Pastels Made Easy 2
0/27 LEFT  

Learn the art of hand tinting black and white photographs using soft pastels chalk. Add your own flavor and bring the photo to life! Each student will produce a framable work of art.

 
Animal Corner Bookmark 2
Animal Corner Bookmark 2
0/23 LEFT  

Lions and tigers and bears – oh, my! Use glue, paper and markers to make corner bookmarks that will be fierce enough to protect your page! You can make some warm, fuzzy ones too. We have a whole zoo full of options! 


 
Card Making Fun 2
Card Making Fun 2
0/13 LEFT  

Using a variety of arts, crafts and recycled supplies, make a pop-up card or other special occasion card.


 
Nature Stories Need Telling 2
Nature Stories Need Telling 2
0/22 LEFT  

Do you pay attention to the furry, flying and swimming critters around you? Their stories need to be shared! Join us as we write an article together for a website, newspaper, Facebook or for your own journal. We’ll bring sample specimens and photos of animals and birds you’ve never experienced before. We need your creative genius to assist us in telling their story. Come prepared for surprises!


 
Doodle Diddlee Design an Ad 2
Doodle Diddlee Design an Ad 2
0/24 LEFT  

Super Bowl ads catch our attention and Shark Tank inventions inspire us. This session will up your creativity game! You will create a 60 second ad for a product or service – preferably on a new invention that you wish existed.


 
Creating Phantasmic Worlds 2
Creating Phantasmic Worlds 2
6/30 LEFT  

Create a world your readers can dive into! Learn about and practice world-building tips and techniques to craft a believable and unique setting for your characters.


 
A Journey with Descriptive Writing 2
A Journey with Descriptive Writing 2
7/24 LEFT  

Climb aboard your own imaginary ship and take a writing journey to discover amazing creatures. Use dynamic details to describe your finds. Then illustrate to show how powerful your imagination can be.


 
Fiction Friction – How to Make your Short Stories Sizzle 2
Fiction Friction – How to Make your Short Stories Sizzle 2
0/15 LEFT  

Inject your stories with "sizzle" to amp up setting, character development and ultimately the story itself! We will use story dice and crazy word jumbles to make your stories come to life.


 
Communicating Through Art and Design 2
Communicating Through Art and Design 2
0/30 LEFT  

Most good design, illustration, or art carries a message ­– a picture is worth a thousand words. Explore what it means to communicate through art. Then do some sketching and create an illustrated book cover.


 
Picasso Portrait: The Rooster 2
Picasso Portrait: The Rooster 2
1/15 LEFT  

Learn from examples how Picasso merged different views of a face to form a portrait. Then create your own Picasso-style rooster with chalk and oil pastels and explore how different doesn’t mean wrong.


 
Poets Know It! 2
Poets Know It! 2
0/25 LEFT  

Young people are writing and reciting their poetry all over this country, even for the President! Be a part of a poet revolution.


 
A Prop-tastic Beginning 2
A Prop-tastic Beginning 2
0/27 LEFT  

Grab a prop and your reader’s attention by beginning your story with plenty of action and movement. We will use props and a writing “recipe” for success, to create exciting opening scenes that will work for every fiction genre.


 
Monster Mash Up Character Creation 2
Monster Mash Up Character Creation 2
0/38 LEFT  

Do you love drawing monsters? Join us to create your own monster mash up character. Practice with drawing tutorials on monster ideas, a variety of characters and other helpful hints. Then create your very own character in this class presentation.


 
Who Are Your Crew? 2
Who Are Your Crew? 2
3/27 LEFT  

Do you want to know more about the other characters in a story? Learn the importance of secondary characters and how to create them, link them to your main characters, and explore the details that will make all your characters fit into your story.


 
Let’s Write a Book! 2
Let’s Write a Book! 2
0/33 LEFT  

If you’ve ever wanted to write a story but didn’t know what to write about, this is the session for you! Play a fun and simple storybuilding game to learn how to build a story idea in five hilarious steps. From there, we will work together to write that idea into a full story!

 
Make Your Own Watercolor Pokérmon Card 2
Make Your Own Watercolor Pokérmon Card 2
0/24 LEFT  

Use the magic of watercolor pencils, paper and water to custom design your own Pokémon creation!


 
Here There Be Monsters 2
Here There Be Monsters 2
0/24 LEFT  

Learn the tips and tricks your favorite writers use to create fantastic beasts and imaginary creatures. How do you flesh out a creature and make it live and breathe? Hear ways that popular storytellers past and present make their monsters memorable and amazing! Use your imagination to see what creative creature might be lurking around in your own mind.

 
Drama Kids 2
Drama Kids 2
0/20 LEFT  

Join us for a fun session of theater games and character development.


 
Reader’s Theater: Acting for Everyone 2
Reader’s Theater: Acting for Everyone 2
0/20 LEFT  

Let’s put on a show! Readers Theater is a theater experience that practices reading with expression. Props, simple costumes, a zany script, tongue twisters and an energetic director will combine for session of fun and performance.


 
Nature Sculpting 2
Nature Sculpting 2
0/21 LEFT  

Get your hands dirty as we explore nature through sculpting. Use your hands to shape your favorite animal or a beautiful flower and give them life and color. 


 
Dance Like a Pop Star 2
Dance Like a Pop Star 2
0/20 LEFT  

Do you ever dance around your room when no one is watching? Be honest... of course you do! This class is the perfect way to let your inner rock star out, and learn some upbeat dance moves. This class is the perfect excuse to let loose, have fun, and get your grove on! No dance experience necessary.


 
Friendship Bracelet Bookmarks 2
Friendship Bracelet Bookmarks 2
0/19 LEFT  

Mark where you left off in your reading adventures with your very own bookmark! Create your one-of-a-kind beaded wax cord bookmarks for yourself and your friends.


 
What a Character! 2
What a Character! 2
0/24 LEFT  

Join us to play theater games, learn how to create your own unique characters and apply acting techniques to form a fully developed character performance.


 
Tantalizing Tiles 2
Tantalizing Tiles 2
1/18 LEFT  

Learn about mosaic designs, use your creativity and create your own ceramic tile artwork!


 
 
session 3 options (12:40–1:35 p.m.)
Human, Alien or Monster 3
Human, Alien or Monster 3
1/30 LEFT  

Design a character for a science fiction or fantasy universe and start to tell their story. 


 
Want to Write a Non-fiction Picture Book? 3
Want to Write a Non-fiction Picture Book? 3
0/25 LEFT  

Learn how a book gets published. From ideas to research, editing to layout, artwork to publicity, it takes time and many steps. See actual examples of this process from the instructor's book Nature's Yucky! Then get started on your own book.

 
Soft Pastels Made Easy 3
Soft Pastels Made Easy 3
0/27 LEFT  

Learn the art of hand tinting black and white photographs using soft pastels chalk. Add your own flavor and bring the photo to life! Each student will produce a framable work of art.

 
Animal Corner Bookmark 3
Animal Corner Bookmark 3
0/25 LEFT  

Lions and tigers and bears – oh, my! Use glue, paper and markers to make corner bookmarks that will be fierce enough to protect your page! You can make some warm, fuzzy ones too. We have a whole zoo full of options! 


 
Card Making Fun 3
Card Making Fun 3
0/12 LEFT  

Using a variety of arts, crafts and recycled supplies, make a pop-up card or other special occasion card.


 
Nature Stories Need Telling 3
Nature Stories Need Telling 3
0/25 LEFT  

Do you pay attention to the furry, flying and swimming critters around you? Their stories need to be shared! Join us as we write an article together for a website, newspaper, Facebook or for your own journal. We’ll bring sample specimens and photos of animals and birds you’ve never experienced before. We need your creative genius to assist us in telling their story. Come prepared for surprises!


 
Doodle Diddlee Design an Ad 3
Doodle Diddlee Design an Ad 3
0/24 LEFT  

Super Bowl ads catch our attention and Shark Tank inventions inspire us. This session will up your creativity game! You will create a 60 second ad for a product or service – preferably on a new invention that you wish existed.

 
Creating Phantasmic Worlds 3
Creating Phantasmic Worlds 3
6/30 LEFT  

Create a world your readers can dive into! Learn about and practice world-building tips and techniques to craft a believable and unique setting for your characters.


 
A Journey with Descriptive Writing 3
A Journey with Descriptive Writing 3
3/24 LEFT  

Climb aboard your own imaginary ship and take a writing journey to discover amazing creatures. Use dynamic details to describe your finds. Then illustrate to show how powerful your imagination can be.


 
Fiction Friction – How to Make your Short Stories Sizzle 3
Fiction Friction – How to Make your Short Stories Sizzle 3
0/15 LEFT  

Inject your stories with "sizzle" to amp up setting, character development and ultimately the story itself! We will use story dice and crazy word jumbles to make your stories come to life.


 
Communicating Through Art and Design 3
Communicating Through Art and Design 3
1/30 LEFT  

Most good design, illustration, or art carries a message ­– a picture is worth a thousand words. Explore what it means to communicate through art. Then do some sketching and create an illustrated book cover.


 
Picasso Portrait: The Rooster 3
Picasso Portrait: The Rooster 3
0/15 LEFT  

Learn from examples how Picasso merged different views of a face to form a portrait. Then create your own Picasso-style rooster with chalk and oil pastels and explore how different doesn’t mean wrong.


 
Poets Know It! 3
Poets Know It! 3
3/25 LEFT  

Young people are writing and reciting their poetry all over this country, even for the President! Be a part of a poet revolution.


 
A Prop-tastic Beginning 3
A Prop-tastic Beginning 3
0/27 LEFT  

Grab a prop and your reader’s attention by beginning your story with plenty of action and movement. We will use props and a writing “recipe” for success, to create exciting opening scenes that will work for every fiction genre.


 
Monster Mash Up Character Creation 3
Monster Mash Up Character Creation 3
0/38 LEFT  

Do you love drawing monsters? Join us to create your own monster mash up character. Practice with drawing tutorials on monster ideas, a variety of characters and other helpful hints. Then create your very own character in this class presentation.


 
Who Are Your Crew? 3
Who Are Your Crew? 3
3/27 LEFT  

Do you want to know more about the other characters in a story? Learn the importance of secondary characters and how to create them, link them to your main characters, and explore the details that will make all your characters fit into your story.


 
Let’s Write a Book! 3
Let’s Write a Book! 3
0/31 LEFT  

If you’ve ever wanted to write a story but didn’t know what to write about, this is the session for you! Play a fun and simple storybuilding game to learn how to build a story idea in five hilarious steps. From there, we will work together to write that idea into a full story!


 
Make Your Own Watercolor Pokérmon Card 3
Make Your Own Watercolor Pokérmon Card 3
0/24 LEFT  

Use the magic of watercolor pencils, paper and water to custom design your own Pokémon creation!


 
Here There Be Monsters 3
Here There Be Monsters 3
0/24 LEFT  

Learn the tips and tricks your favorite writers use to create fantastic beasts and imaginary creatures. How do you flesh out a creature and make it live and breathe? Hear ways that popular storytellers past and present make their monsters memorable and amazing! Use your imagination to see what creative creature might be lurking around in your own mind.


 
Drama Kids 3
Drama Kids 3
0/20 LEFT  

Join us for a fun session of theater games and character development.


 
Reader’s Theater: Acting for Everyone 3
Reader’s Theater: Acting for Everyone 3
0/20 LEFT  

Let’s put on a show! Readers Theater is a theater experience that practices reading with expression. Props, simple costumes, a zany script, tongue twisters and an energetic director will combine for session of fun and performance.


 
Nature Sculpting 3
Nature Sculpting 3
0/21 LEFT  

Get your hands dirty as we explore nature through sculpting. Use your hands to shape your favorite animal or a beautiful flower and give them life and color. 


 
Dance Like a Pop Star 3
Dance Like a Pop Star 3
0/20 LEFT  

Do you ever dance around your room when no one is watching? Be honest... of course you do! This class is the perfect way to let your inner rock star out, and learn some upbeat dance moves. This class is the perfect excuse to let loose, have fun, and get your grove on! No dance experience necessary.


 
Friendship Bracelet Bookmarks 3
Friendship Bracelet Bookmarks 3
0/19 LEFT  

Mark where you left off in your reading adventures with your very own bookmark! Create your one-of-a-kind beaded wax cord bookmarks for yourself and your friends.


 
What a Character! 3
What a Character! 3
0/21 LEFT  

Join us to play theater games, learn how to create your own unique characters and apply acting techniques to form a fully developed character performance.


 
Tantalizing Tiles 3
Tantalizing Tiles 3
1/18 LEFT  

Learn about mosaic designs, use your creativity and create your own ceramic tile artwork!


 
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