Current Class List

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Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Use Your Imagination! (at the Loft)
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 $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Level
6 to 8
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Loft Summer Writing Camp Adventure: Get a Clue! Writing Mysteries and Cliffhangers! Punchlines! Catchphrases! Writing and Illustrating Your Own Comic
Young writers, grab your best mystery solving gear, your favorite super hero comic, your notebooks and pens, and let’s write at the Loft! We'll begin our day by setting up a crime scene and discovering the clues to how the best, most suspenseful mystery stories are written! After lunch, we'll delve into the world of comics while writing and drawing our own comic books!
Price
Regular $575.00
Low Income $402.50
Member $517.50
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Level
9 to 11
Number of Sessions
5
Open Seats
3
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Fiction Basics
Each day we'll tackle a craft element of fiction writing: plot and structure, point of view, characterization, setting, and descriptive language. Perfect for those working on short stories, novels, or anything in between—and for those who just want to learn how!
Artists
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
Open Seats
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Writing for Justice
Are you wondering how you can make a difference in the world before you're old enough to vote? This class is for you! In Writing for Justice, we will explore how writers have advocated for justice and write our own work on issues we're passionate about.
Artists
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Level
15 to 17
Number of Sessions
5
Youth Graphic Marker
Date
July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Loft Lunch Time Care July 22–26, 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 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Creating Complex Villains: Getting the Bad Guy Right
Every story needs a dark side. In this workshop, students will focus on creating villains with unique back stories and desires. We will build character profiles, practice world building, write confessional letters, and more. This class is best for writers in the beginning stages of a novel or short story.
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 22, 2019-July 26, 2019
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Experimental Poetry: Playing with Words, Video, and Music
Free yourself from ordinary writing by exploring how words and image and music overlap! Create poems out of words in magazines, from daily speech, or from memes and videos. Then make those poems come alive using photos, videos, and songs that you create yourself using iPads. Tech provided.
Price
Regular $262.50
Low Income $183.75
Member $236.25
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Poetry
Family
Youth
Level
12 to 14
Number of Sessions
5
Digital Storytelling Graphic
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Informal Blog Writing 2.0
In this class, we will take a deep dive into the business of blogging. Because behind every monetized blog is a business strategy. We’ll discuss the practical components of running a blog from a business perspective while preserving the artistry and personal element. Class is best suited to those who already have some experience with blogging and want to take the next steps, with less focus on writing and more on the practicalities of creating your blog.
Artists
Price
Regular $70.00
Low Income $49.00
Member $63.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Digital Storytelling
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
1
Publishing and Career Graphic
Date
July 27, 2019-August 3, 2019
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Write a Quality Query Letter
Do you have a fiction manuscript you want to get in front of agents or editors? Or a query that just isn't getting you any requests? Then this class could help you out! Students will write (or rewrite) queries in class, sharing with the group, and should be prepared to examine their novel as a whole, whether it's completed or not. Class is best suited to those who want to query for fiction.
Artists
Price
Regular $140.00
Low Income $98.00
Member $126.00
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Number of Sessions
2