Current Class List

Loft Classes and COVID-19

In the interest of public health, all adult classes listed under the category "adult" will instead be offered as distance-learning classes through May 31. These classes will continue to meet at their scheduled time slots via video conference.

All classes listed as "online" will follow our traditional online class format, which include weekly assignments and feedback. These classes do NOT involve virtual class meetings and can be completed on your own time week by week.

Each class will have specific instructions for access once you register. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 612-379-8999 or edu@loft.org.

Note: Unfortunately, some in-person classes have been cancelled due to our shift to distance-learning. If a class previously listed here is no longer listed, it is no longer running. 

Testimonials from our virtual classes conducted by video conference.

"It works—an effective way to learn and to have questions answered, particularly during these times."

"Taking an online class helps to take your focus off of what is going on in the world and provides hope for the future by helping you refocus on writing and the joy and satisfaction it can offer you and your audience."

"When I signed up for this class, it was an in-person class. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a very positive experience."

For Readers Graphic
Loft Book Club: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Date
January 28, 2020-April 28, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Publishing and Career Graphic
Submitting Poetry and Fiction to Literary Magazines...and Beyond
Artists
Holly Day
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Write Your Life: An Essential Guide to Writing Memoir
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Multigenre Graphic
Creating Community Through Processing Trauma 2: A Class for Writers of Color and Indigenous Writers
Artists
Shannon Gibney
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $15.00
Member $13.50
Low Income $0.00
Pay What You Can $0.00
Fiction Graphic
Sense(s) and Sensibility
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Multigenre Graphic
Creating Empathy: Getting an Audience to Love Your Protagonist
Artists
Michael Gorrie
Date
Time
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $105.00
Member $94.50
Low Income $73.50
Writing Group Community Class
Writing in Community: A Multigenre Writing Group
Artists
Savannah Brooks
Date
April 21, 2020-May 26, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Low Income $147.00
Publishing and Career Graphic
You've Finished Your Book, Now What? Pitch It!
Artists
Savannah Brooks
Date
Time
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $105.00
Member $94.50
Low Income $73.50
Shelter In Poetry Webinar
Shelter in Poetry
Artists
Sarah Ann Winn
Date
Time
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $20.00
Multigenre Graphic
Afternoon Character Intensive: Bring Your Characters to Life on the Page
Date
Time
Noon-5 p.m.
Friday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $87.50
Member $78.75
Low Income $61.25
Multigenre Graphic
Your Book Starts Here: Learn to Storyboard Your Book!
Date
Time
Noon-5 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $87.50
Member $78.75
Low Income $61.25
Youth Graphic Marker
Writing It Out: Getting Started to Getting Published
Artists
Katie Ward
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
The League of Super Writers
Artists
Ty Newcomb
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Keep Up the Good Work! School Writing Skills (9-11 years)
Artists
Kat Shepherd
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Building a Novel: From Paragraphs to Pages
Artists
Debra Blake
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Writing The Dark
Artists
Jeanne Bain
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Loft Lunch Time Care July 6-10, 2020
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $9.00
Low Income $7.00
Youth Graphic Marker
Getting Started on Your Graphic Novel
Artists
Purvai Aranya
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Writing Song Lyrics
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Write Like an Animal: A Loft/MCBA Combo Class
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $277.50
Member $249.75
Low Income $194.25
Youth Graphic Marker
Keep Up the Good Work! School Writing Skills (12-14 years)
Artists
Kat Shepherd
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Writing a Great ACT Essay
Artists
Rhea Davison
Date
July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Teen Book Club 2020
Loftie Book Club for Teens: Woven in Moonlight
Date
Time
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Youth Graphic Marker
Personal & Persuasive Writing (Online, Ages 13–17)
Date
July 13, 2020-August 7, 2020
Genre
Youth
Family
Online
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Youth Graphic Marker
The New Idea Lab: Fiction For Beginners (Online, Ages 13–17)
Date
July 13, 2020-August 7, 2020
Genre
Fiction
Family
Online
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40