Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

Fantastic Beasts 101

February 19, 2018
Instructor(s): Chris Fanning

Code: W18-YR53 or W18-YX02 to purchase with Comedy Improv Are you a young magizoologist (a person who studies magical creatures)? Are you considering a career in the Department for the… View More »

Flash! Fiction and Photography

February 19, 2018
Instructor(s): Leslie C. Youngblood

Code: W18-YA27 In this collaborative experience with Flower City Arts Center, students will create their own fictional stories with a skilled writer and then learn how to create their own… View More »

Intermediate Poetry Workshop: The Turn

February 21, 2018
Instructor(s): Albert Abonado

If you want to deepen your understanding of poetry, but have a handle on the basic concepts of image, sound, and line, this class will move your poetry forward. The… View More »


Comedy Improv

February 22, 2018
Instructor(s): Julie Donofrio

Code: W18-YD03 or W18-YX02 when purchased with Fantastic Beasts 101 In this 2-day workshop, students will learn the basic rules of improvisation and some basic comedy techniques, and a variety… View More »

Making People Talk: Taking Your Dialogue to the Next Level

February 27, 2018
Instructor(s): Brian Wood

“Think of what you skip reading a novel: thick paragraphs of prose you can see have too many words in them…I’ll bet you don’t skip dialogue.” —Elmore Leonard Perhaps because… View More »

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Poisoned Apple: Dark Folklore Workshop

March 03, 2018
Instructor(s): Meags Downing

“Once upon a time…” These words always result in happy endings, or do they? What about the Wicked Queen or the Dragon? What becomes of them? This class will explore… View More »

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Fiction, But Were Afraid to Ask

March 05, 2018
Instructor(s): Martin Naparsteck

Dialogue, plot, character, imagery, symbolism, rhetorical devices, (almost) everything that might go into a work of fiction – novel, short story, epic poem, play, screenplay – will be covered. If you… View More »

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The Art of the Interview

March 07, 2018
Instructor(s): Deb Sperling

Each student will design and conduct an in-depth interview with a person of interest (anyone from a relative to a random stranger to a local or national celebrity), and transform… View More »

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Fun and Games, and Public Speaking

March 20, 2018
Instructor(s): Julie Donofrio

This class uses a different and fun approach to teaching public speaking. Students will learn through a series of games, beginning with simple group games. Once the students become more… View More »

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Instant Improv Workshop

March 24, 2018
Instructor(s): Julie Donofrio

Code: W18-YD23 Improv is acting without a script. In this workshop, students learn a variety of improv games, such as those featured on the TV show Whose Line Is It… View More »