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."

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Loft Lunch Time Care July 20-24, 2020
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $10.00
Member $9.00
Low Income $7.00
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Write Your Movie
Artists
Michael Gorrie
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
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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
Youth Graphic Marker
Get Real: Writing Realistic Fiction
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
Youth Graphic Marker
100 Ways to Keep Writing
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
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Writing Nature In The Time Of Climate Change
Artists
Halee Kirkwood
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 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: Patron Saints of Nothing
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
This Book is a Monster: A Loft/MCBA Combo Class
Artists
Ellen Fee
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $277.50
Member $249.75
Low Income $194.25
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Writing In Place: Exploring The City Through Writing
Artists
Jeanne Bain
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 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 Short Story: Advanced Fiction Workshop
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 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
Introduction to Spoken Word: Word as Performance
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75