Current Class List

Loft Classes Through August 31

No classes will take place in Loft physical spaces now through August 31, 2020. We still intend to hold fall classes, and we hope to be able to offer in-person classes then, but we will continue to assess and inform as more health and safety information comes to us. Adult classes will be released on a rolling basis each month on our website. All youth classes are currently available on our website. Classes listed in our summer youth print catalog will be taking place virtually at the times listed.

The Loft has been offering online classes since 2011 using an online learning platform (called Moodle) that does not typically include live video conference meetings and allows students to login any time during the week to participate. Classes with this format will continue as planned. Classes that were originally proposed as in-person classes will have live meetings using video conferencing via Zoom through the summer of 2020, some enhanced by Google Classroom. "Online-flex schedule" means you can take the class on your own schedule on the learning portal. "Online-live" are classes offered in real time with live video conference meetings.

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.

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."

**All class times are listed in CST**

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
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
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
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
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
Teen Book Club 2020
Loftie Book Club for Teens: Woven in Moonlight
Date
Time
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. CDT
Saturday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Youth Graphic Marker
The New Idea Lab: Fiction For Beginners (Ages 13–17)
Date
July 13, 2020-August 7, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Low Income $109.20
Youth Graphic Marker
Building Adventures and Playable Worlds
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
New Media
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Using History to Tell Stories
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Fanfiction Workshop—Original Characters
Artists
J.M. Lee
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Crash Course in Fiction Writing
Artists
Kaia Preus
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Rethinking the Superhero
Artists
Alex Juffer
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
From Journal to Publication: Using Your Daily Writing
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 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
Youth Graphic Marker
From Page to Stage: An Introduction to Slam Poetry From Start to Finish
Artists
Natalie Kaplan
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Spy Stories
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 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
How to Write a Killer College-Prep Essay
Artists
Savannah Brooks
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Writing the Fantasy World
Artists
Holly Day
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Get Out of Here!: Writing "Out-Of-This-World" Fiction
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Letters to a Young Writer: What it Takes to Be An Artist
Artists
Ari Tison
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 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
Use Your Imagination!
Artists
Nancy Carlson
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 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
Elements of Fiction: Put the STORY in Your Story
Artists
Robert Voedisch
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75