We may be spending more time inside this summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be creative and have fun! Let’s follow our imaginations and see where they take us. We’ll explore different genres and topics, meet new friends, and create new stories together.
Each week we’ll explore the same topic with three groups of students, divided by grade. Students should choose the workshop for the grade they’ll be in September (For example, if your child will be in 7th grade in September, you should choose the grades 7-9 workshop).
Grades 1-3 • 3 – 4:30pm
Grades 4-6 • 1 – 2:30pm
Grades 7-9 • 11am – 12:30pm
Cost: $100 per week, and $375 for the whole summer. Free for After-School students and those who qualified for the former Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Families who would like to request financial support can please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write for the Screen (July 6-9)
Move your words off the page with our filmmaking workshop! We’ll spend the week coming up with original stories and writing our own scripts. How do you tell a story visually? We’ll find props that are already around us and end the week by collaborating on a very short film.
Rhythm & Writing (July 13-16)
Whether it’s the rhythm of a phrase or actual singing, words and music go hand in hand. We’ll explore the music of poetry and language together. How do the sounds of words affect a poem? At the end of the week, a professional songwriter will help put our words to music.
Food Roots (July 20-23)
Food is central to characters, to families, and to stories. Let’s dig deeper into the foods that bring us joy and remind us of important people! Where do our favorite foods come from and what do they tell us about ourselves? We’ll spend the week exploring the roots of our food and writing narratives about what they mean to us.
Get Into Character (July 27-30)
How do you tell a story as someone else? We’ll create original, compelling characters and bring them to life through theater. We’ll write monologues and collaborate on short scenes to dig deeper into our characters’ experiences and perspectives.
Map Your Streets (August 3-6)
How do we see our neighborhoods with fresh eyes when we’ve been home so long? Let’s walk through new doors and become our own tour guides. How have our neighborhoods changed? We’ll create maps of our neighborhoods based on our experiences and write stories of home.