February Workshop Series, February 18th-21st
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For students ages 6-8:
Write Your World
Tuesday, February 18th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Harness the power of a tube of bubbles and open your imagination using words that explore the senses. By describing reactions to the physical world, we’ll engage readers and get them to step into your reality.
Teacher: Donald Coburn
Big, Blue Ocean
Wednesday, February 19th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Do you have a passion for the animals of the deep - from massive blue whales to the tiniest of seahorses? Then come join us as we write letters to President Obama emphasizing why the water’s wildlife is so important!
Teachers: Cara Rathmell and Alexis Kelly
For students ages 8-11:
Birds & Bones
Thursday, February 20th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and Friday, February 21st, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Did you know that some birds have to swallow their food whole? Come to this workshop to play detective and discover what an owl eats. You’ll dissect owl pellets and then invent an adventure story about how your bird found its lunch!
Teacher: Jaci Thomas
Swapping Photos, Sharing Stories*
Thursday, February 20th, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
*Participants in Swapping Photos, Sharing Stories will meet at noon at 826 Boston to travel to MIT, and return at 4:00 pm for pick-up.
In a dynamic and interactive gallery space at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center, you will have access to 2,000 photos to look at, touch, and sequence into storyboards. All participants are encouraged to bring a photo to leave in exchange for one from the exhibit. Prints compiled by artist Kambui Olujimi.
For students ages 11-14:
Calling All Sports Fans
Thursday, February 20th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Join a professional blogger for Major League Lacrosse to learn the essence of sports writing. Whether you worship the Sox or the Pats, or just want to hype the last basketball game you played in, we’ll take a look back at your favorite moments in sports history and publish articles on 826’s very own sports blog!
Teacher: Rachel Villari
Friday, February 21st, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Do you get excited when a letter in the mailbox is addressed to you? In this letter writing workshop, students will decorate cards with craft supplies and learn how to write heartfelt messages to kids and young adults in hospitals across the U.S. In partnership with moreloveletters.com and cardsforhospitalizedkids.com.
Teacher: Raquel Kaplan
For students ages 14+:
Entering The Blogosphere
Tuesday, February 18th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Take a closer look at the world of online posts around you, from hilarious lists to engaging feature stories. Publish your work online, and who knows? You may go viral!
Teacher: Li Zhou
Wednesday, February 19th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Your brain is an awesome machine. But what if you could remodel it? In this workshop, you’ll exercise your creative side by designing your new brain and telling a story about it.
Teacher: Kelly Bennion
Keep us in mind as school vacations approach! 826 Boston runs a series of workshops with offerings for all ages during Boston Public Schools' February and April school vacation. We also run a two-week series in August. Email us at info [at] 826boston.org if you'd like to receive email updates when new workshops are scheduled!
Want to get an idea of what our workshops are all about? Click on Past Workshops at the bottom of this page to see all the ways in which our students have flexed their creative muscles in past sessions!
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