ClassFinding Creative Direction
This class is designed for people looking for concrete support in building a creative life—more than developing a creative process or workflow, we'll focus on clarifying the shape your creative work might take, what kind of work related to your passions calls to you, and looking at concrete steps to begin building toward the creative life you want. Class is not limited to writers; if you're interested in pursuing another medium or are not yet sure what medium(s) you're interested in doing creative work in, you're welcome here; learning from peers in other genres is incredibly productive!
To be clear, this is not a class dedicated to achieving specific career milestones or material success in a medium; we will not cover successfully signing with an agent or marketing your work. We will discuss learning about your relationship to your creative interests, exploring and working to address fears and obstacles that make creative work more difficult, and looking realistically at what form your creative interests might take in your life, now and in the future.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.