Current Class List

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Youth Graphic Marker
Date
Time
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Just Do You: The Authenticity Factor in Spoken Word Poetry
“Just do you.” “Keepin’ it real.”  “Straight talk.”  “Speak your truth.” No matter how it’s expressed, spoken word poetry is an art form that claims to value authenticity above all other criteria. But what exactly is the Authenticity Factor in spoken word poetry? In this class, participants will consider these questions as well as explore the Authenticity Factor in both writing and performing spoken word poetry.
Artists
Price
Regular $15.00
Member $13.50
Pay What You Can $0.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
1
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
June 25, 2019-June 28, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Words Can Create Magic (at Rosemount Arts Center)
Writers create magic with their words and so can you. You will be given prompts and exercises to set your imagination free and expand your ideas into magical creative tales. Turn your ideas loose on the page, and let your writing surprise you as you discover the writer in you!
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Rosemount Arts Center
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
4
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
June 25, 2019-June 28, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Use Your Imagination! (at the Rosemount Arts Center)
Use Your Imagination! Create characters, get to know them, and put them in original stories. This is a class for kids who love to draw, write, and use their imaginations!
Artists
Price
Regular $210.00
Low Income $147.00
Member $189.00
Location
Rosemount Arts Center
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Level
6 to 8
Number of Sessions
4
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Building a Novel

Writing a novel can seem daunting, but “Building a Novel” breaks it down into manageable steps. We will work on plot, characterization, organization, point of view, and scene building. Class includes feedback on your writing and free-writing that helps jump-start and deepen your thinking.

Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
12 to 14
Number of Sessions
5
Open Seats
0
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Mapping The Grishaverse: The World of Leigh Bardugo
For fans of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse (Shadow & Bone trilogy; Six of Crows duology), this class explores the world-building and characters of all five novels. Via writing exercises and group discussion, this class aims to improve student storytelling. Students should have read all five novels or be comfortable with spoilers.
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
League of Super Writers
If you like superheroes, writing, and drawing, then you'll love this course! You'll create your very own superhero and bring them to life through artwork, stories, poems, and a play. We'll sharpen our skills through games, writing prompts, and costume-making. Just bring your imagination!
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
6 to 8
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
It's All About Me!: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class
Tell your own story of who you are and what you think, feel, and dream! We'll show you how to use your writing and other materials to create a beautiful book, with you as the main character! You'll go down to MCBA’s book arts studios to learn all the aspects of making a book, including working with a printing press, book binding, and creating materials in the wet studio that you then use to embellish your book about you! At the end of this class, you'll take home a wonderful book version of yourself.
Artists
Price
Regular $277.50
Low Income $194.25
Member $249.75
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Building Imaginary Worlds
Have you ever wondered how your favorite writers can transport you into a completely a different world? In this class for young writers, we'll learn to build imaginary worlds from the ground up through games, writing exercises, and readings from from YA books such as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 8, 2019-July 12, 2019
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Loft Lunch Time Care July 8–12, 2019
If you'd like to register your child for both morning and afternoon classes and would like her or him to have supervision and community over lunch, register for the Loft's Lunch Time Care option. Loft staff will eat with your child in a Loft classroom, play games, work on writing projects, and read stories from noon until 1 p.m., staying with them until they're picked up by you at 1 p.m., or we'll bring them to their 1 p.m. Loft class.
Price
Regular $10.00
Low Income $7.00
Member $9.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
5