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Writers Weekend

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Audacious authors, come join the fun! Writing games, story prompts, embellishments and storyboard collage materials. You’ll build a character, flesh out a juicy setting, and dramatize a conflict for your own story. At Taleblazers’ gentle and encouraging studio, take creative risks and get wild on the Page. Writing materials included.  Feel...

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$80

2 sessions

Writing and Illustrating for Kids

at The Paintbrush - Lincoln Park 2646 N Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614

In this hybrid writing and art class, artists will utilize their creativity and critical thinking skills to combine visual art with the art of writing.   Artists will be introduced to a specific style of art that connects to a writing concept (such as style and form, or imagery and metaphor)  in the beginning of class. After we discuss some...

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$30

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What a Character!

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Build a short story from the inside out: staring with the characters. Protagonist, villain, conflict, plot. Ages 8-13. Ninety minutes. Five weeks. Sunday mornings, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Writing materials, play-sheets, and embellishments included. Notebooks & writing devices from home welcome.

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$95

5 sessions

Spells Workshop

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Write your own fantasy spells. Perform them if you like. Beware, magic is in the air. Note: Writing materials included but feel free to bring your own notebook.

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$25

Potions Workshop

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Create your own cool potions recipes. Mischievous or marvelous? It’s up to you.  Note: Writing materials included but feel free to bring your own notebook. 

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$25

Write-a-thon 2014

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Working on your own novel? Short story? Poetry? Bring your own creative project. Celebrate the joy of writing what you choose to write. Visual writing prompts, mentor-ship, and encouragement. 

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$15

Words Come Alive Write-a-thon

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Do you have a drawer of unfinished stories calling to you? Make time to create the stories, poems, and words you love. Move them to the middle, or finish. Set intentions, soft deadlines, check-ins, invaluable creative time, and a weekly “Words Come Alive” Show at Val’s halla Records. Ms. M.G. provides: Mentorship, modeling, resources and encouragement....

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$180

5 sessions

Open Studio Week

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Taleblazers is offering a discounted week of Open Studio Time (July 25-29). Young authors will write alongside Ms. M.G. as she shows you how writers use collage. Choose to collage a scene, a character, a plot event, a map, or memories as part of your writing process. Bring a (nut free) snack. Taleblazers Reading in Val’s halla on the...

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$150

5 sessions

Time Traveler’s Log Workshop

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park 331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Travel back in time and meet your favorite heroes. Harriet Tubman? Amelia Earhart? Jose Rizal? Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the Moon? Knights or bandits? Write diary (or scroll) entries and share your adventures. Notebooks and writing devices from home also welcome.  NOTE: Students will be emailed ahead of time asking them to pick a time...

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$35

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Filmmaking Camp (Ages 9-11)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Explore a variety of filmmaking strategies bring your own stories to life! Learn about video production and post-production, camera operation, editing, directing, acting, and writing by working in a small group to create a short film. Students will use video cameras and edit their film in Adobe Premiere.  No need to bring any supplies.

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$560

5 sessions

Drawing Studio (Middle School Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course offers an introduction to drawing as an exciting means of expression through writing, discussion, sketchbooks, and individual and group projects. Students explore a variety of drawing techniques and approaches to build their technical, spatial, and creative abilities, including essential elements of 2D design and art.  Working with...

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$465

10 sessions

Songwriting

at North Shore Music Institute - Northfield 400 Central Ave Suite 003, Chicago, Illinois 60093

Learn to compose, write and arrange, then have a song professionally recorded. Details: Learn three crucial element of song writing in a group atmosphere. Students will complete three pieces including an arrangement, original song, and composition. One song by each songwriter will be professionally recorded and mixed, and performed by the songwriter...

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$700

10 sessions

Summer Art Camp (Morning)

at The Paintbrush - Lincoln Park 2646 N Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614

For kids who just LOVE ART! This is the camp you're looking for!  Kids learn best by doing. The Paintbrush ART Camp exposes kids to ARTists and their influential styles through hands-on ARTist-inspired ART projects. We draw, we paint, we collage, we collaborate, and we have FUN in this full ART immersion experience. • Bring lunch. • Young...

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$290

5 sessions

Introduction to Visual Arts Camp (4-5 years old)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Each camp fosters material exploration, visual literacy, and behavioral and emotional development. Skill building; learning, identifying, and creating through shapes, colors, forms, and lines; literacy and writing; and art forms including drawing, painting, collage/mixed media, sculpture, and printmaking and emphasized.

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$255

5 sessions

Digital Filmmaking For Teens

at Chicago Actors Studio - Bucktown 2040 N Elston Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Students in this class will learn how to make a complete film from start to finish, including scriptwriting, performance, videography, lighting, sound engineering, special effects, and post-production. This class is the perfect introduction to the skills needed for a career in the modern film and television industry! Class schedule: Week 1: Michael...

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$390

10 sessions

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