Creative Writing Workshop @ Studio 68 – ADVANCED

 

  • Studio 68, Sioufi, Ashrafiyeh, Sabbagha Street, Bardawil Building, Beirut, Lebanon
  • “Writing is never one thing. It’s like running a marathon, juggling balls and cracking walnuts and playing fifteen instruments.” – Peter Carey

    (given by Charbel Naim)

    The advanced level of the creative writing workshop will offer you a compendium of writing exercises, daily practices, sources of inspiration, and even more quips and tips.

    Together we will explore the different approaches to writing, the influences of genres, contrasts, music, drama, dreams, creating your own style and more…

    Who is Charbel Naim?

    With a background in Advertising, Marketing, HR, Hospitality Management, Tourism and the Performing Arts, Charbel Naim is currently VAPA’s communication officer and a member of Improbeirut acting group. He is also a news editor/writer, actor and trainer.

    REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS A MUST.

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: February 14, 2012.

    The workshop is made of 5 sessions, 2 hours and a half each.

    The fee for this workshop is $200 per student.

    A certificate of achievement will be handed out at the end of the workshop.

    To register please contact us at:
    Email: vapaorg@gmail.com
    Phone: 03 758 747

    www.vapablog.wordpress.com

Last Call to Participate-Creative Writing-Intensive Course

Creative_Writing_Contest_2a-edThis workshop is designed for those who would like to add a creative spark, a burst of creativity to their writings, whether beginners, amateurs or professionals, this workshop will help you bring to the surface what’s been lying dormant inside.

When it comes to writing, all of us are often blocked in expressing our thoughts in writing – usually because of learned, preconceived ideas of how we “SHOULD” write, when the truth is there are no rules or limitations to writing!

In this workshop you will learn how to improve your writing skills through descriptive exercises, self-exploration, memory retrieval, lively class discussions and games!

About the trainer (Charbel Naim):

With a background in Advertising, Marketing, HR, Hospitality Management, Tourism and the Performing Arts, Charbel Naim is currently VAPA’s communication officer and a member of Improbeirut acting group. He is also a news editor/writer, actor and trainer.

“You tube” Creative Writing talk in “Helweh el Hayat” on LBCI, Monday January 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS A MUST.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: January 31

The workshop is made of 4 sessions, 2 hours each (given every Monday and Thursday from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm). Starting from February 4 at 6:30pm until  8:30pm.

The fee for this workshop is $120 per student.

A certificate of achievement will be handed out at the end of the workshop.

To register please contact us at:
Email: vapaorg@gmail.com
Phone: 03 466 764
facebook: VAPA Association
twitter: @rayograph/@vapaorg

Regional UNFPA – Ypeer training in collaboration with VAPA theater trainers

Regional UNFPA - Ypeer training in collaboration with VAPA theater trainers

In November 2012, a regional UNFPA – Ypeer training was conducted in Cairo, Egypt in collaboration with VAPA’s theater specialist Lucien Bourjeily. The training’s goal was to teach theater based peer education techniques to youth from all around the Arabic world to use for sexual health education among their peers. A project in which VAPA has been proudly collaborating with UNFPA and Ypeer since early 2009 in Lebanon and the middle east. This picture was taken on the last day of the workshop while participants held up high their newly acquired training “passports”.

December******Workshops

It’s never too late to join any of the workshops for December. Check the briefed info below to know what’s happening:

– LifeINSPIRED Vision Board for 2013 (Workshop) ; Who is this workshop for?

Open to everybody who want to achieve their dreams, set goals and manifest them regardless of their current circumstances.

WHEN: There are two dates for this workshop. You can choose to register for either one:
☺ WORKSHOP 1: Wednesday December 5th @ 6pm-10:00pm
☺ WORKSHOP 2: Saturday Dec 8th @ 10am-2pm
Investment: $65 /workshop  (includes materials)

 
The “Creative Writing” Workshop is successfully taking place since 2 years. To join the next sessions please not that the nearest starting date is Monday November 3. It’ll be an intensive course (4 sessions; Mondays & Thursdays) from 6.30 until 8.30. If you wish to attend please register this Saturday November 1 (before noon) by passing by to fill the application form and settle the fee which is of 120 usd. You can join and register for future workshops at anytime. There will be 2 courses per week.
The fee for the intensive course is $120 per student.A certificate of achievement will be handed out to all participants during the last session. fb event: https://www.facebook.com/kiki.bokassa?ref=tn_tnmn#!/events/134291743387929/
 
-Photography Course for Advanced Participants. aLL details about the workshop will be sent to you by mail upon your request. Registration is a must. The next course will start as of mid December & will last until the end of December.
 
TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THOSE WORKSHOPS, SUGGEST A DIFFERENT COURSE YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND OR GET INFORMED ABOUT THE FUTURE PROGRAM, PLS CONTACT US BY MOBILE OR MAIL. NEW ARTISTIC/CULTURAL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD STARTING JANUARY 2013.
 

Your Help is Needed on Kindness Day

 
“A big thank you for all of you who contrubuted to this call.”
 
Every year we help an elderly couple that lives on the 4th floor of the old Roof68 building in Ashrafieh (the ex premises of Vapa Association). The residents of this building moved away since the Fassouh neighbouring bldg tragedy took place. We were all obliged to evacuate. The couple stayed there because they have no where else to go, no family who wants to take care of them. They are sick, old, hungry and cold.
 
This year we thought that instead of offering a little we could ask you to join hands with us in order to get more more help for those elderly parents who have abandoned by their children  long years ago.
We would gratefully appreciate it if you would give any amount you’d be willing to give away to help us offer their basic needs.
 
They are awaiting the results of this call for help as their situation is becoming more and more desperate with time.
 
Please send us back your reply as soon as possible and remember that on the 13th of November of every year, we all need to celebrate World Kindness Day by helping each other even with the tiniest of gestures.
 
More information can be provided to you upon demand, as well as the contact info of the couple you are helping out and a planned visit is also welcome so please just feel free to tell us about your wish.
 
For donating all you have to do is email/call us on the following mobile below, and we will tell you about the simple logistic about the fund collection.
 
Visual and Performing Arts Association (VAPA)
Facebook Groups: Vapa Association/Studio 68
 

Finger-Painting Workshop (2 Nov.Sessions)

More info about the FP workshop is found on Kiki B’s website: www.kikibokassa.org (Fp Workshop Page)

Kindly confirm your attendance by email or by clicking on attending in the link of the event on fb: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/456121424426761/

Creative Writing Workshop

 
 
 
N:B: The workshop (intensive course) will take place this coming Monday December 3, it’ll be an intensive course
(4 sessions;Mon & Thurs) from 6.30 until 8.30 pm.
 
If you wish to attend please register this Saturday 1 (before noon) by passing by to fill the application form and settle the fee which is of 120 usd.
 
Thank you.
 
 
(held by Charbel Naim at Studio 68, Sioufi, Ashrafieh, Sabbagha Street, Bardawil Building, Beirut, Lebanon )
This workshop is designed for those who would like to add a creative spark, a burst of creativity to their writings, whether beginners, amateurs or professionals, this workshop will help you bring to the surface what’s been lying dormant inside.

When it comes to writing, all of us are often blocked in expressing our thoughts in writing – usually because of learned, preconceived ideas of how we “SHOULD” write, when the truth is there are no rules or limitations to writing!
In this workshop you will learn how to improve your writing skills through descriptive exercises, self-exploration, memory retrieval, lively class discussions and games!Outline:
I – Introduction:
• Different genres in Creative Writing
• Goals and objectivesII – Creative Writing exercises:
• Description
• Dialogue Listening
• Creating characters
• Character mapping
• Lateral thinkingIII – Creative Writing games:
• Childhood memories
• What if?
• Five senses
• Using paintings to make up stories
• Storytelling games
• Writing PromptsIV – Creative Writing tips
V – Final project
The workshop is held by Charbel Naim. It will take place at Vapa premises: Studio 68, Sioufi, Ashrafiyeh, Sabbagha Street, Bardawil Building, Beirut, Lebanon
About the trainer:
With a background in Advertising, Marketing, HR, Hospitality Management, Tourism and the Performing Arts, Charbel Naim is currently VAPA’s communication officer and a member of Improbeirut acting group. He is also a news editor/writer, actor and trainer.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS A MUST.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: October 26, 2012.The workshop is made of 6 sessions, 2 hours each. The fee for this workshop is $200 per student.A certificate of achievement will be handed out at the end of the workshop.
To register please contact us at:
Email: vapaorg@gmail.com
Phone: 03 466 764

Simply Another Digital Photo Workshop

 

 

 

To all Photography Amateurs,

The Digital Photography Course for beginners is back starting Friday October 5.

 With one session per week you will share with our photo reporter your concerns about everydaya photography. The workshop will last until Friday October 19. It includes one session per week in addition to a day out where you will experience the day/night modes, technical know-hows and inspirations. The fee for the workshop (50usd/session) is paid upon registration.

Brief Info about the course:

 
Camera modes – Auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, sports, landscape, close up, portrait.
 
Everyday shooting – What to look for and how to shoot it.
 Black and White Photography – Timeless!
Composition – Don’t just stand there! Learn how to “see” a photo just about anywhere!
 Lenses – You have the ability to add just about any lens to your new camera, you now need to understand what you need and why
 Lighting – Probably the single most important aspect of any art form.
 Flash photography – Understand how the light works and how you can control it.
 Digital Imaging – Touching on uploading to a PC and using Photoshop/other editing software -Cleaning and maintenance.

By the end of the 4 days course the participant should feel confident enough to switch to manual, to go for an outing with the trainer and really start to get the most out of the camera. 

 

Finger-Painting Student’s Show

Finger-Painting Student's Show

Upcoming Workshops at Studio 68

The following are our upcoming workshops at Studio68, please check our workshop page for a detailed curriculum: https://vapablog.wordpress.com/workshops/
 
I- Creative Writing   (Courses for Beginners and advanced participants)

This workshop is designed for those who would like to add a creative spark, a burst of creativity to their writings, whether beginners, amateurs or professionals, this workshop will help you bring to the surface what’s been lying dormant inside.

In this workshop you will learn how to improve your writing skills through descriptive exercises, self-exploration, memory retrieval, lively class discussions and games!

When it comes to writing, all of us are often blocked in expressing our thoughts in writing – usually because of learned, preconceived ideas of how we “SHOULD” write, when the truth is there are no rules or limitations to writing!

I – Introduction:-Different genres in Creative Writing-Goals and objectives-II – Creative Writing exercises:-Description -Dialogue Listening-Creating characters-Character mapping-Lateral thinking-III – Creative Writing games:Childhood memories-What if?-Five senses-Using paintings to make up stories-Storytelling games-Writing Prompts-IV – Creative Writing tips- V – Final project.

Date: June 9 till June 14 (6 sessions, 2 hours each)

Fee: 200$

II-Accounting for freelancers

Designed for individuals working in any freelance field. Through this course you will be learn basic accounting skills in order to organize finances and set up monetary plans for your future business. How to correctly assess your financial plan and understand the terms used in the accounting field and understand government based restriction such as tax and documentation needed.

 
Date: Wednesdays starting June 6 (3 sessions from 6-8pm)
Overall charge: 100$

III-Finger Painting and social thinking workshop (shed light on social issues)

Finger-painting isn’t just for children, this workshop is intended for people of ages 15 and over. Its aim is to facilitate the ability of self-expression through the interesting connection between the physical act of touching the paint and connecting with something important inside one’s self. Like yoga, finger-painting is a physical and spiritual opening up that helps you transcend and reach a different place within yourself, …allowing you to explore body, mind and soul. It’s a good activity to fully express yourself!
 
Weekly sessions (Mornings and evenings)
Fee: 35$ per session (Materials are inclusive)
 

IV-Body Language Workshop

Also advanced lesson also available-info sent upon request

Would you like to tell if someone is lying? Are you looking for a way to improve your communication skills? Are you seeking more cooperation and understanding from other people?
This workshop will sensitise you to your own non-verbal signals and will help you read key signs from the people you are dealing with, which will help you reach better deals, make a positive impression, choose well your partners and friends and even boost your self-confidence.
All this in a fun and interactive atmosphere using improvisations, videos, photos, and role-playing games.

Date: June 7 till June 12 (6 sessions, 2 hours each)

Fee: 200$ 

Registration is a must for all workshops. To register please contact us at least 1 week before the workshop starting date on vapaorg@gmail.com / 03 466 764. All workshops will take place at our studio in Ashrafieh Sioufi.
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