Visual Poetry Jam Workshop Skill Building Page


Getting to know each other

How to use your cellphone like a fancy camera

Image challenges:

  • Focus - driving the eye of the viewer
  • Exposure - how to adjust for bright backgrounds
  • Blurring Backgrounds
  • Blurring Motion

Post Production Challenges

  • Lightroom
  • Snapseed

Thank you to Kaipara Creative Communities and COGS for bringing Click Happy to Dargaville Intermediate. so much talent discovered!

♬ Simple Pleasures - Muroki


Composition Challenges

  • Rule of thirds for storytelling
  • Leading Lines
  • Frame within a frame
  • Bugs Eye View
  • Birds Eye View
  • Submit images to be part of a compilation TikTok Video

Monochromatic Playtime

  • Create images in the colours of the rainbow.
  • Submit your images to be part of a national exhibition

Continue your journey with Click Happy and Create Happy?

Click Happy is a free program supported by grants from COGS, City Council, and Creative Community Funding.  It operates at two levels developing the visual storytelling skills of New Zealand's youth to amplify youth voice and to help develop compassionate creatives with the skills they need to make the world a better place.

There are students from all over the country that meet up virtually with Click Happy Plus on Wednesdays at 7pm to connect and share knowledge and create exhibitions, do creative community work, and produce a youth magazine together. There is a group of students and a group of teachers/librarians.    The teachers and librarians are learning how to teach Click Happy in their schools and communities.

To get into the program you need to complete a photographic Challenge.  The challenge requires you to take and submit a photographic Gratitude journal that includes 50 images of things that you are grateful for that demonstrate basic photography knowledge.  You will be given a mentor (a graduate of the program) to support you while you create your journal.  The basic photography knowledge you may already have or you can use our library of resources to help learn along the way.  There is even a virual chatroom where you get feedback on your imagery from students.

If you are interested please fill in the form below.

Create Happy Teen Magazine

Create Happy is a by youth for youth magazine created by students in the Click Happy program.  It is the only by a teen for teen magazine that we know of that is created by teens from all over the country working in a virtual collaborative environment.



Updated on 2023-03-14T22:01:03+13:00, by Mandi.