Introduction

We're going to do impressions of some distinctive writing styles, including fairy tales, TV guides and songs. To give us something to write about, we'll use this painting as inspiration.

‘Collins St, 5p.m.’ by John Brack

Collins St, 5p.m. was painted by Australian artist John Brack in 1955. It shows a busy Melbourne street at the end of the working day. While the faces are all different, the dull colours and repetition give it a feeling of drudgery.

We'll do five exercises. For each exercise, you'll get a snippet in a particular style, and then an example showing how you could apply that style to the image. 

Once you submit, you’ll be able to read and react to responses from others in your group.

If you're ready, let's write!