Current Class List

Loft Classes Through August 31

No classes will take place in Loft physical spaces now through August 31, 2020. We still intend to hold fall classes, and we hope to be able to offer in-person classes then, but we will continue to assess and inform as more health and safety information comes to us. Adult classes will be released on a rolling basis each month on our website. All youth classes are currently available on our website. Classes listed in our summer youth print catalog will be taking place virtually at the times listed.

The Loft has been offering online classes since 2011 using an online learning platform (called Moodle) that does not typically include live video conference meetings and allows students to login any time during the week to participate. Classes with this format will continue as planned. Classes that were originally proposed as in-person classes will have live meetings using video conferencing via Zoom through the summer of 2020, some enhanced by Google Classroom. "Online-flex schedule" means you can take the class on your own schedule on the learning portal. "Online-live" are classes offered in real time with live video conference meetings.

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.

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."

**All class times are listed in CST**

Publishing and Career Graphic
The Business of Writing: Queries, Pitches, Proposals, and More
Artists
Kali VanBaale
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Digital Storytelling Graphic
Digital Story Jumpstart
Artists
Anne Aronson
Date
Time
9 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT
Saturday
Genre
Digital Storytelling
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $105.00
Member $94.50
Low Income $73.50
Fiction Graphic
Introduction to Writing Fiction
Artists
Allison Wyss
Date
June 22, 2020-August 3, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Low Income $147.00
Childrens and YA Graphic
Picture Book Master Class
Date
June 22, 2020-July 27, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Low Income $147.00
Fiction Graphic
Outlining and Novel Generation
Artists
Maggie Taylor
Date
June 23, 2020-July 28, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Low Income $147.00
Multigenre Graphic
On the Record: Using Diaries and Notes to Fuel the Writing Process
Artists
Rebecca Brill
Date
June 24, 2020-August 12, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $280.00
Member $252.00
Low Income $196.00
Creative Nonfiction Graphic
Find the Meaning in Your Memoir
Artists
Glenda Reed
Date
June 25, 2020-August 13, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $420.00
Member $378.00
Low Income $294.00
For Readers Graphic
The Age of Innocence at 100: Returning to Edith Wharton
Date
June 25, 2020-July 30, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $210.00
Member $189.00
Low Income $147.00
Creative Process Graphic
Confidence Builder for Writers
Artists
Robin Rozanski
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT
Saturday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Publishing and Career Graphic
Getting Your Word Out: Polishing Submitting and Marketing Your Writing
Artists
Holly Day
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Poetry Graphic
The Joy Workshop: Writing Beautiful Poems in Hard Times
Date
June 29, 2020-August 17, 2020
Time
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $280.00
Member $252.00
Low Income $196.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Teen Book Club 2020
Loftie Book Club for Teens: Woven in Moonlight
Date
Time
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. CDT
Saturday
Genre
For Readers
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $0.00
Member $0.00
Low Income $0.00
Youth Graphic Marker
Personal & Persuasive Writing (Online, Ages 13–17)
Date
July 13, 2020-August 7, 2020
Genre
Youth
Family
Online
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Youth Graphic Marker
The New Idea Lab: Fiction For Beginners (Ages 13–17)
Date
July 13, 2020-August 7, 2020
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $156.00
Member $140.40
Low Income $109.20
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
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