Loft/MCBA Combo Camp: Fairy Tales, Myth, Magic, and Bookmaking

July 19–July 23, 2021; 1–4pm
Ages 9–11

Through a collaboration with the Loft Literary Center, this youth camp combines writing and visual art for a satisfying creative experience!

First, explore the timeless territory of magic as you write your own myth-inspired fairy tale! Students will record the hair-raising adventures of a main character, who sets out on a magical journey to save a troubled world, and along the way, encounters menacing villains and mystical beings. Students invent their own settings, characters, and plot, then bring the magical world to life in a pop-up book.

This class is perfect for anyone who loves to write, loves magic, and likes bookmaking. Students discover the adventures as they go along, uncovering new twists in the plot every day. Using fairy tale archetypes, students create a main character—a hero or heroine—who goes on a classic Hero’s Journey. Within this format, there’s ample space for everyone to express their unique literary vision.

This class includes material kits which will be available for pickup at Open Book at no charge. For those unable to physically pick up bookmaking supplies, material kits can be shipped within the continental United States for $15/participant. More information about material kits will be provided in your confirmation emails.

Registration is through the Loft Literary Center. Please register below! Cost for the five-day virtual camp is $277.50 or $249.75 for Loft members.