Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


The Art of Storytelling: Myths & Motifs

July 05, 2017
Instructor(s): Almeta Whitis

Code: JY17-M38 “Tell me a tale that always was. Read me a story that I can be in. Tell me a story that I can read. Tell me a story… View More »

Novel Tools (CLASS FULL)

July 10, 2017
Instructor(s): Wendy Low

Code: JY17-F25 Whether you aspire to write fantasy, science fiction, historical, or contemporary realist novels, you’ll want to develop the skills and discover the tools that successful novelists use to… View More »

Graphic Novel

July 10, 2017
Instructor(s): Jason Yungbluth

Code: JY17-A03 Graphic storytelling, the creation of a singular narrative using text and images, is a popular pursuit for young adults. Professional cartoonist Jason Yungbluth will introduce his students to… View More »

Supernatural Shakespeare

July 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Sara Bickweat Penner

Code: JY17-D25 Calling young thespians! We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, with special focus on his use of the supernatural in his plays. We’ll explore… View More »

World Building

July 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Emma Lynge

Code: JY17-F23 Who is the world’s second tallest man and how does he ride a bike or go shopping? What household objects do the miniature people in the classic book… View More »

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

July 24, 2017
Instructor(s): Christine Green

Code: JY17-R29 Join Bellatrix Lestrange for a magical jaunt through The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Class activities will include discussion and writing activities about fairy tales in both the… View More »

Teen Comedy Improv

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Julie Donofrio

JY17-D23 Have you ever seen the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting… View More »

Songwriter’s Workshop

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Sean Jefferson Charlie Coté

JY17-M31 NOTE: Meets at Rochester Contemporary School of Music, The Old Pickle Factory Building, 1 Grove Street, Suite 122A in Pittsford. Inquire about transportation if needed.   Do you constantly… View More »

Embracing the Personal Essay

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Sally Bittner Bonn

JY17-N13 Does the word “essay” make you cringe? Not all essays are 5-paragraph school assignments. In fact, the personal essay is quickly growing to be one of the most popular,… View More »

Outdoor Writers

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Angela Cannon-Crothers Edgar Brown

JY17-G02 Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, wildlife, and you! Spend a week communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and… View More »