April Workshop Series, April 22nd-April 25th
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For students ages 6-8:
Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Hop in our 826 time machine for your chance to change the past! Rewrite historical events, from the voyage of the Titanic to the landing on the moon, and discover how the world would look if you were its author. Teachers: Domenica Perrone and Jeni Prater
Breaking the Frame
Thursday, April 24th, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Have you ever seen a book take flight? What about chickens chatting around a bonfire? Explore fantastical paintings by artists from around the world, write stories that explain the unexplainable, then draw your own wacky masterpieces in this writing and visual art workshop. Teacher: Sarah Joseph
For students ages 8-11:
Simmer & Spice
Tuesday, April 22nd, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Get a taste for descriptive writing with professional food bloggers from Emerson’s Simmer Magazine. Satisfy your hunger by exploring the power of detail and the use of tasty vocabulary while enjoying a few snacks!
Teachers: Nisreen Galloway and Hannah Brown
Junk Drawer Muses
Friday, April 25th, 10:00AM-12:00PM
If a candlestick could talk, what would it say? Learn how to find poetry anywhere, from your junk drawer to the bottom of your backpack, by writing poems inspired by found objects.
Teacher: Rachel Greenberg
For students ages 11-14:
Oops! You’ve Caught the Theater Bug Pt. 1 & 2
Thursday, April 24th and Friday, April 25th from 1:00PM-3:00PM
Action! In this two-part script reading and writing workshop, students will develop colorful scenes, crazy characters, and dialogue for their own mini-plays to be performed at the end of session two. No memorization required!
Teachers: Vanessa Koluman and Fanny Howe
For students ages 14+:
Tuesday, April 22nd 1:00PM-3:00PM
Smile—you’re on camera! Media literacy expert Tim Wright records and remixes live footage while students become media savvy by writing about what they see and hear on screen at the Boston Neighborhood Network’s television studio.
Teacher: Tim Wright
Lost in Translation
Wednesday, April 23rd, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Upside-down and inside-out, learn what translation—without a second language—is all about. Students will experiment with word-altering prompts and wipe the dust off of classics to create original mini-collections of their own poems.
Teacher: Eloisa Amezcua
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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