Classes & Workshops

Ages: 10-13

A Taste of Writers & Books! (Ages 10-13)


Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Full Week: $182 W&B Members/ $202 General Public (use code W15-Y4)
SINGLE DAY: $40 W&B Members/$45 General Public (see below for codes for individual classes)

Monday: Idea Starters
W15-YM26
Instructor: Donna Marbach
Artists carry sketchbooks to capture ideas with drawings. Writers carry journals to capture thoughts and experiences with words. In this mini-class, we will explore different ways we can use art and words in combinations to communicate our ideas or feelings.

Tuesday: Heroes of Olympus
W15-YR4
Instructor: Marna Rossi
Come celebrate the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series! We will act out skits based on Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, and also work on projects and games inspired by Greek Mythology. You are invited to come dressed as a favorite character (optional).

Wednesday: A Day in the Life of Harry Potter
W15-YR10
Instructor: Lindsey Buck
Spells! Magical creatures! Wands! Whether you are a die-hard Potter head or a newcomer to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, come get sorted and spend a day exploring the magical world of Harry Potter. There will be crafts, activities, and writing prompts to lure the muggles and wizards alike!

Thursday: Short Fiction
W15-YF15
Instructor: Rylie Day
Think you can’t write a story in a day? Think again! Juicy writing exercises will help us expand our writer’s toolbox, focusing on fleshing out fantastic characters, developing plot, and bringing our readers right into our setting. By the end of the day you will either have a short piece finished or a generous start on a longer piece!

Friday: Comedy Improvisation
W15-YD3
Instructor: Julie Donofrio
Improvisation is acting without a script, and often includes audience participation. Students will learn the basic rules of improv, and then a variety of theater games and comedy improv games such as those featured on the television show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The class will present some of their favorite games for family members at the end of the day.