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."

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
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
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
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
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
Do YOU Want to be a Writer?
Artists
Peter Blau
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 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 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
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
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
Loft Lunch Time Care July 13-17, 2020
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 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
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
Novel In Progress
Date
July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
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
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
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
Fairy Tales, Myths, Magic, and Bookmaking: Write Your Own Story A Loft/MCBA Combo Class
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $277.50
Member $249.75
Low Income $194.25