We offer free evening and weekend workshops designed to foster creativity, strengthen writing skills, and provide students with a forum for executing projects they might not otherwise have the support to undertake. Workshops range from the playful to the practical, and all are taught by volunteer writers, artists, educators, and publishing professionals.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased demand, enrollment for workshops are now determined by lottery. Once you have signed up for a workshop, please look for an email from email@example.com, verifying that we have received your request. If you have not heard from us after 48 hours, feel free to call.
Our workshops are limited enrollment and often generate wait lists. With this in mind, please only sign up if you can make every session of a workshop. Thank you!
Independent Film 101
3 Saturday sessions: March 11, 18, 25
Taught by Lucas Anderson
Ages 11 and up (limited to 4 students)
A lot of people collaborate to make a movie: writers, directors, cinematographers, producers, art directors, editors, stars, sound people, grips, propmasters, and so on. Can you imagine the type of person it takes to make that same movie, from start to finish, independently—and in 4 weeks? Is that person you? Then sign up right now! During these four weeks you'll learn the basics of filmmaking, then have a chance to make your very own film.
Please note: This workshop involves the independent use of 826NYC's filmmaking equipment. Students and parents will be asked to sign an agreement taking full responsibility for the equipment while it is in the students' possession.
Radio Drama Rama
4 Thursday sessions: March 9, 16, 23, 30
Taught by Anthony Mascorro
Ages 9-11, limited to 6 students
Imagine a time before television, when families huddled around the radio every week for the latest installment of their favorite serial drama. What were they thinking? Why didn't they just wait a couple decades for TV? In this workshop we'll find out, as we write scenes, gather sounds, and produce an original radio play that will capture the imagination in a way no other medium can.
The Astounding Adventures of...Me?
2 Sunday sessions: March 5, 12
Taught by Joan Kim & Miriam Siddiq
Ages 6-8, limited to 10 students
Let's face it, your life is exciting. Really exciting. You gotta share your story with the world. No? Not really? Then make it up! In this workshop you get to take your seemingly boring, ho-hum existence and turn into a larger-than-life comic. Show your family, brag to your friends--this comic will get them saying, "My word, how you rule."
Create Your Own Superhero
2 Saturday sessions: February 11, 18
Taught by Lucas Anderson & Elaine Palucki
Ages 6-9, limited to 10 students
Have you ever wanted your own superhero? Someone to make your bed or bruch your teeth, or save the world when you're just too tired? Here's your chance! We'll learn about what goes into a successful superhero—sidekicks, special powers, and more! Then you'll create and illustrate your very own superhero using our secret recipe. Super results guaranteed.
Three Minutes of Collaboration: Making a Short Film
4 Saturday sessions: February 5, 12, 19, 26
Taught by Leo Allen
Ages 12-14, limited to 6 students
Ever wanted to make a film but felt mystified by the process? Really, it's just about making a series of small decisions and being determined to get it done. Over the course of four weeks, we will write, shoot and edit a three-minute at the 826 Studios, focusing on each phase of the collaborative process. If you can think of it, you can make it.