February Workshop Series, February 17-20
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For students ages 6-8:
The Case of the Missing Scene
Wednesday, February 18th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Get out your magnifying glass. You’ve been assigned to the case of the missing scene. Play YouTube detective by writing the untold beginnings and endings of mysterious video clips. Teachers: Garth Brody
Walk with Me
Friday, February 20th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
You live and play in your neighborhood, but do you really notice it? Get inspired to write about what makes your street special by answering exciting questions. You’ll never look at your neighborhood the same way again! Teacher: Judy Bolton-Fasman
For students ages 8-11:
Floating Islands, Buried Cities
Tuesday, February 17th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places is full of made-up worlds like Wonderland and Oz. Create your own imaginary place and tell the tale of your adventures. Leave with your own map!
Teachers: Nancy Butman & Judy Bolton-Fasman
Thursday, February 19th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
You have three pictures: a palm tree, a set of skis, and an empty photo frame. Can these photographs tell a story? What would it say? Pull from our collection of printed photographs, weave images into stories, and leave with your own bound book of photography and writing. Teacher: Dan Boardman, Houseboat Press
For students ages 11-14:
Don't Kill My Scribe!
Tuesday, February 17th, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Company One Theatre. What inspires you to create? Your favorite park down the street? A song you can’t stop listening to? Using inspiration from your community, develop colorful characters and make them come to life through interactive theater games. No acting experience necessary!
Teachers: Stephanie Recio & Lauren Miller
Mixed & Mastered
Thursday, February 19th, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
You just got signed to an independent record label. You’ve got talent, but do you have the style and message that will entice consumers? Write lyrics and song titles as you create your own CD. Prove that you’ve got what it takes!
Teacher: Jasen Sousa
For students ages 14+:
Write It. Tell It. Slam It.
Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Knowing how to tell a good story is a powerful key to success. Take a memory and develop an oral narrative through fun verbal and physical exercises. Everybody has a story. You lived it, so tell it.
Teacher: Norah Dooley, MassMouth & StoriesLive®
Friday, February 20, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
IT’S THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! You need supplies. You need protection. You need shelter. You need...math! Yes, learn how math can protect you during a zombie apocalypse by writing your own screenplay in response to the end of the world. All math levels welcome.
Teacher: Ari Shapiro
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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