Current Class List

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Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Keep Up the Good Work! School Writing Skills (12-14 yrs)

Overwhelmed by school writing assignments? This class is a concrete, practical guide to help you painlessly write anything from a basic paragraph to a multi-page essay. Using games, activities, and tips from the experts, we’ll tackle everything from thesis to structure to audience. You’ll come out of this class a happier, more confident writer with a host of new strategies at your fingertips.

Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
12 to 14
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
This Book is a Monster: A Loft/MBCA Writing and Book-Making Class
What if a book is more than a book? What if a book is really...a monster? Kids will craft monsters of their own making while learning the basics of creative writing. We'll bring our monsters to life as we shape them into real books filled with poems, stories, and illustrations.
Artists
Price
Regular $277.50
Low Income $194.25
Member $249.75
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
6 to 8
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Writing Song Lyrics
In this class, we'll take an interactive and improvisational approach to writing song lyrics and investigate the art and craft of song lyric writing. Whether you play an instrument or not you'll learn how songs work and how to awaken and harness your creative energy.
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Loft Lunch Time Care July 15–19, 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
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Keep Up the Good Work! School Writing Skills (9-11 years)

Overwhelmed by school writing assignments? This class is a concrete, practical guide to help you painlessly write anything from a basic paragraph to a multi-page essay. Using games, activities, and tips from the experts, we’ll tackle everything from thesis to structure to audience. You’ll come out of this class a happier, more confident writer with a host of new strategies at your fingertips.

Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
From Page to Stage: An Introduction to Slam Poetry From Start to Finish
The heart of slam is storytelling and connection, and everyone has a story to tell! Come tell yours in this hands-on class, which will guide you through the process of creating a slam poem, from writing the first draft to editing to performance practice.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Youth
Level
13 to 17
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
If Animals Wrote Books...A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class
This week, you're an animal! Maybe you're a horse, or a tiger, or a spider. How does your body feel? What do you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel? What happens to you? Spend lots of time writing a story about your animal self, and then come downstairs to MCBA and create a book about your animal. You will get your hands dirty in our wet studio, crank a real printing press, and bind and embellish your own unique book.
Price
Regular $277.50
Low Income $194.25
Member $249.75
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
6 to 8
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Journaling: Getting to Know Yourself
Learn new creative ways to record your deepest thoughts and tell the stories of your life! You will be introduced to a dozen easy journaling techniques that will take you beyond the blank page to crazy fun and thoughtful insights in short order.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Level
12 to 14
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Elements of Fiction: Put the STORY in Your Story
In this class, we'll look at the big questions that drive every story? Who are these characters? What do they want—but we'll also look at the smaller, more technical aspects of fiction, like point-of-view, voice, and time. (Note: Students will have 20 pages of work critiqued by the teaching artist.)
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Level
15 to 17
Number of Sessions
5