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Classes, Workshops and Events

The Creative Compass event calendar is focused on events geared toward individual artists. For a list of public arts and culture events in Cleveland, visit http://www.cacgrants.org/find-an-event/.

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Start Your Memoir from Scratch With

Literary Cleveland
Aug 05, 2021 - Sep 09, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
Everyone has a story to tell. In this 6-week class we will generate new material as well as learn about the fundamentals of memoir writing, including vivid descriptions, setting, character development, point of view, and form. Participants will be expected to complete some readings/writing exercises outside of class.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

"Won't You Come Celebrate with Me?": Reveling in Poetry Writing

Literary Cleveland
Aug 10, 2021 - Sep 14, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
"Won't you come celebrate with me?" the immeasurably gifted Lucille Clifton asks in one of her most beloved poems.

The poem "won't you come celebrate with me" itself speaks to the intimate joy of survival and has inspired countless writers since its publication.

This workshop will explore the idea of holidays, how and why individuals choose to celebrate and memorialize events and the ways in which it is done. We will examine the impact holidays have on us --both the ones we love and the ones we do not. We will write new holidays and traditions into existence and rearrange some old ones. We will celebrate what and who we believe deserve celebration, including ourselves.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Plot & Action in Flash Fiction

Literary Cleveland
Aug 18, 2021 - Sep 08, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
How do we balance character interiority with action? How absurd can one get without losing sight of the story? In this generative workshop, we'll read and discuss flash fiction with an emphasis on plot escalation and learn how to write flash that moves. Participants will be given class time to write as well as the option to share work in a supportive group setting.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Keep Moving: 5 Stories in 6 Weeks

Literary Cleveland
Aug 23, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
Generate five new stories in just six weeks with a class designed to kick your writing into gear. Each week we'll share our writing, find inspiration in published stories, and respond to in-class exercises to get going on the next piece. Throughout the class we'll discuss craft, experiment with new forms, play with language and story, and find out what sparks our process. All genres of fiction are welcome.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback

Literary Cleveland
Sep 07, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
Important note: This class is specifically for writers who are relatively new to examining their writing in a workshop format.

Have you started developing a writing habit and are now ready to take your writing to the next level? Then it is time to incorporate feedback and revision.

Despite what you’ve heard on the street, revision can be a blast. All it requires from you is a willingness to play, to experiment, maybe even to take a deep breath and let go of the most adored parts of your drafts. Revision is edgy, it’s exhilarating, and falling in love with it will be one of the best things that happens to your writing practice.

Through peer feedback, playful revision exercises, relevant essays on craft, and guidance from the instructor, this class will help you discover ways to see and hear your work more clearly, penetrate it more fully, find the deep-down gems and get them to come forward, shine up, and sing.

We will follow a workshop format to examine drafts you’ve already generated or that you write during the eight-week class. You will learn to provide effective feedback, see your own work more clearly, and gain a deeper trust in your voice and writer instincts. This is a multigenre workshop; both prose and poetry welcome and you will learn to give and receive cross-genre feedback.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Now That's Fresh!: Get Published in FreshWater Cleveland

Literary Cleveland
Sep 07, 2021 - Oct 05, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
Looking to learn more about local journalism or get your first published clip for your portfolio? Join FreshWater Cleveland contributing editor Jen Jones Donatelli for a six-week workshop designed to pave your path to publication. In this course, we'll cover the full trajectory of how a news story comes to life — pitching ideas, interviewing sources, reporting and researching, and going through the editing process. At the end of the six weeks, all participants will have written a news story for publication in FreshWater Cleveland.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Developing a Writing Habit

Literary Cleveland
Sep 08, 2021 - Sep 29, 2021 10 a.m. - 12 noon | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
Prerequisite: Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit or Participation in a Past Developing a Writing Habit Class

Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your “voice,” and keep your writing process in motion. We’ll investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output as well as work with prompts that will help inspire specific writing projects, and most importantly generate new work. Participants will leave with a tool kit to keep the writing flowing.

Important note: To register for this class you must have either 1) participated in a past Developing a Writing Habit Class or 2) registered for or taken the prerequisite class: Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit. Those signed up for the four-week session will receive a writing prompt prior to the start of class, and workshopping will begin the first session.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

The Art & Craft of Screenwriting

Literary Cleveland
Sep 09, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
A screenplay requires both your creative imagination and technical adherence to formatting rules that have gone mostly unchanged for – believe it or not – the past 90 years. In this intensive, 6-week class with Scott Lax, you’ll learn to format a screenplay to strict Hollywood standards (using readily available free or paid software, your choice), while learning the critical elements of screenwriting: character, narrative, dialogue, and the three-part screenplay structure. You’ll learn practical, hands-on lessons about what producers look for in a screenplay, as well as what to avoid. By the end of the sessions, you should have either the beginning of a feature-length screenplay, or a partial or completed short film screenplay.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

The Art & Craft of Screenwriting

Literary Cleveland
Sep 09, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
A screenplay requires both your creative imagination and technical adherence to formatting rules that have gone mostly unchanged for – believe it or not – the past 90 years. In this intensive, 6-week class with Scott Lax, you’ll learn to format a screenplay to strict Hollywood standards (using readily available free or paid software, your choice), while learning the critical elements of screenwriting: character, narrative, dialogue, and the three-part screenplay structure. You’ll learn practical, hands-on lessons about what producers look for in a screenplay, as well as what to avoid. By the end of the sessions, you should have either the beginning of a feature-length screenplay, or a partial or completed short film screenplay.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Reader Series: A Year of James Baldwin - Session 3

Literary Cleveland
Sep 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 10 a.m. - 12 noon | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
James Baldwin was a remarkable novelist, a legendary essayist, a civil rights activist, and one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. Baldwin once said, "You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you can’t, but also knowing literature is indispensable to the world... The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it." Join this class and allow the months of reading, analyzing, and marveling at Baldwin’s insight and eloquence to transform your thinking and feelings about race, America, history, love, hate, and much more.

Reading Contemporary Poetry

Literary Cleveland
Sep 13, 2021 - Oct 11, 2021 1-3 p.m. | Zoom | Community
Join Marion Boyer and Barbara Sabol to discuss books by three contemporary poets. We will begin with Pattiann Roger’s Quickening Fields, winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Poetry, and move to Indigo, by Ellen Bass. Of her poetry, The New York Times says Bass’s work—about marriage and parenting, illness and recovery, small daily pleasures—cultivates an exuberance that’s born of, and balanced by, close watchfulness. In our final session we will discuss Wild Iris by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Louise Gluck. Wild Iris is a stunning collection of introspective poems written in lyrical language and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

No matter how familiar you are with poetry we invite you to an open and welcoming conversation. Each session we will also offer generative writing prompts based on our reading.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Read Like a Writer: Short Fiction - Session 3

Literary Cleveland
Sep 14, 2021 - Dec 07, 2021 7-8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
The best way to improve as a writer is to write. The second best way is to read and analyze contemporary literature. Join us for this reader series class where we will take a deep dive into the craft of one short story each month. We’ll unpack character, structure, dialogue, plot, details, theme, tone, cultural context and more using examples from a wide variety of the greatest contemporary fiction writers. We’ll also discuss what we can take away and learn for our own writing styles, projects, and processes. Copies of the stories will be provided in advance of each class. Join us the first Tuesday of each month for advanced-level craft lessons, writer-centered discussion, and great reading.‍

Session 3
Sep 14: “The Merchant and theAlchemist's Gate” – Ted Chiang
Oct 5: “The Husband Stitch” – Carmen Maria Machado
Nov 2: “Guidance/The Party” – Jen George
Dec 7: “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” – Karen Russell

Writing a Novel

Literary Cleveland
Sep 16, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
This class will explore creative techniques to help you develop ideas into novels that are engaging. We'll discuss how to plot your story, layer your narrative, create authentic characters and a strong story structure.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Writing a Novel

Literary Cleveland
Sep 16, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
This class will explore creative techniques to help you develop ideas into novels that are engaging. We'll discuss how to plot your story, layer your narrative, create authentic characters and a strong story structure.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Communication Through Theater Arts

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Sep 16, 2021 - Oct 07, 2021 7-8 p.m. | Zoom | Community, Hone Your Craft
Explore self-expression and important conversation through a workshop based in Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. Augusto Boal, a theater practitioner and political activist, created Theatre of the Oppressed believing that theatre is a communication and problem-solving tool. Expression through art is a universal language! Boal also believe that Theater of the Oppressed can be used by actors and non-actors alike. In this workshop activities will oscillate between acting exercises, writing activities, and open discussion. During these four weeks we will use Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for opening our creative minds as well as to discuss important issues that bring us together as human, instead of pull us apart because of our differences. MUST REGISTER

This program will be held via Zoom. An email link will be sent out 1 hour before the start of the program. If you have any questions or trouble logging in contact the Southeast Branch at 440-439-4997.

Developing Your Memoir: Finding Your Focus & Expanding Your Toolbox

Literary Cleveland
Sep 20, 2021 - Nov 01, 2021 6:30 - 9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
This course is designed for writers who are interested in exploring the genre of memoir/creative nonfiction and who are in the process of writing (or who hope to write) a book-length memoir, or a collection of linked personal essays.

In each session, we will examine an aspect of the memoir-writing process--including finding a balance between showing and telling, developing powerful scenes, creating a sense of place and context for the reader, and finding one's theme or through-line. Participants will complete a series of short writing exercises to apply the various techniques discussed in class.

By the end of the course, you will have a broader understanding of the various tools and techniques that make for good memoir, and be on your way to finding the focus of your own life stories.

NOTE: There will be no class session on October 11 in honor of Indigenous People's Day.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Life Drawing at the Orange Art Center

Orange Art Center
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021 9:30am-12:30pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
All skill levels welcome. Studio 2. Adults 18+

September 20 - October 25
9:30am – 12:30pm
$210

Develop the skills you need to create a work of art from a nude model. Poses will include short, two-minute gestural drawings, as well as longer poses ranging from twenty minutes up to two hours in length. Each participant will receive individual instruction and all skill levels are welcome. A supply list is provided at the time of registration. The model fee is included in the class fee. Course Code: 21F1OAC1

Faculty: George Kozmon

Ceramics Sampler at the Orange Art Center

Orange Art Center
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021 9:30am-12:30pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
Beginners welcome. Supplies provided. Studio 3. Adults 18+

September 20 - October 25
9:30am – 12:30pm
$210

This clay course is designed to teach the techniques of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing at all skill levels, to create beautiful and artistic pieces in clay. Students will learn and explore new decorating techniques. All students will deepen their knowledge of ceramics and evolve their skills with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Course Code: 21F1OAC75

Faculty: Amy Halko

Painting for Beginners

Orange Art Center
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021 1-4pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
Beginners welcome. Filling up fast! Studio 2. Adults 18+

September 20 - October 25
1:00pm – 4:00pm
$180

By popular demand, OAC is offering a beginners painting class. This entry level course is designed to develop each creative beginner at their own pace. Students will have the opportunity to choose which medium to start with. Course Code: 21F1OAC2

Faculty: Marlene Weinstein

Wheel Throwing for Beginners

Orange Art Center
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021 6-9pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
Beginners welcome. Filling up fast! Supplies provided. Studio 3. Adults 18+

September 20 - October 25
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$210

Have you been dreaming about throwing your own pottery? We certainly have! This pottery course is designed to teach the techniques of wheel-throwing and glazing at a beginning level. Students will gain an understanding of ceramics and evolve their wheel throwing skills with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Course Code: 21F1OAC15

Faculty: Andrea Serafino

Tuesday Evening Writing Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Sep 21, 2021 - Nov 09, 2021 7-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Hone Your Craft
Have a story to tell? Enjoy writing poetry? Working on a novel or memoir? Join Literary Cleveland's creative writing groups to generate new writing, complete in-class exercises, receive feedback on your work, get inspired by great readings, and bond with fellow group members. Have fun with writing. Discover your voice. Tell your story. All genres and experience levels are welcome.

Abstract Painting

Orange Art Center
Sep 21, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021 9:30am-12:30pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
All skill levels welcome. Filling up fast! Studio 2. Adults 18+

September 21 - October 26
9:30am - 12:30pm
$180

Throw on a smock and turn up the music! This brand new course gives students the opportunity to express themselves and paint boldly. Explore the limitless nature of abstract painting in a fun and relaxed studio setting. All skill levels welcome. Course Code: 21F1OAC76

Art Sampler at the Orange Art Center

Orange Art Center
Sep 21, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021 6-8pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
Beginners welcome. Filling up fast! Supplies provided. Studios 2 & 3. Adults 18+

September 21 - October 26
6:00pm – 8:00pm
$145

Ready to get out and try a new creative experience? Try this sampler course to make a variety of art projects in clay, printmaking, and painting each week. This course is designed to offer fun projects while introducing new students to our amazing studios, faculty, and art community. Course Code: 21F1OAC18

Faculty: Mandy Spisak

Ceramics Sampler at the Orange Art Center

Orange Art Center
Sep 21, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021 6-9pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided. Studio 3. Adults 18+

September 21 - October 26
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$210

This clay course is designed to teach the techniques of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing at all skill levels, to create beautiful and artistic pieces in clay. Students will learn and explore new decorating techniques. All students will deepen their knowledge of ceramics and evolve their skills with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Course Code: 21F1OAC72

Faculty: Megan Young

Insights into the Editor-Writer Relationship

Literary Cleveland
Sep 22, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
The editor-writer relationship is at the heart of the freelance writer’s job.

‍In this craft talk, we will cover:
– how to find, contact, and pitch editors;
– how to pivot from rejections;
– how to negotiate pay, how and when to say no, and the dual considerations of passion and pay;
– what to expect from the editing process—how much your words may be changed (it can vary widely) and when to fight for them;
– how to collaborate with your editor; When it goes bad—kill fees, bad-faith editors, and when to back out; and
– when it goes well—becoming an editor’s go-to writer.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Insights into the Editor-Writer Relationship

Literary Cleveland
Sep 22, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
The editor-writer relationship is at the heart of the freelance writer’s job.‍

In this craft talk, we will cover:
– how to find, contact, and pitch editors;
– how to pivot from rejections;
– how to negotiate pay, how and when to say no, and the dual considerations of passion and pay;
– what to expect from the editing process—how much your words may be changed (it can vary widely) and when to fight for them;
– how to collaborate with your editor; When it goes bad—kill fees, bad-faith editors, and when to back out; and
– when it goes well—becoming an editor’s go-to writer.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Ceramics Sampler at the Orange Art Center

Orange Art Center
Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021 9:30am-12:30pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided. Studio 3. Adults 18+

September 22 - October 27
9:30am – 12:30pm
$210

This clay course is designed to teach the techniques of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing at all skill levels, to create beautiful and artistic pieces in clay. Students will learn and explore new decorating techniques. All students will deepen their knowledge of ceramics and evolve their skills with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Course Code: 21F1OAC77

Faculty: Amy Halko

Beginner Watercolorist

Orange Art Center
Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021 9:30am-12:30pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
Beginners welcome. Filling up fast! Studio 1. Adults 18+

September 22 - October 27 9:30am - 12:30pm $180

If watercolor seems challenging...be afraid no more! This class will inspire and instruct. You will learn various techniques from which to build a working foundation of watercolor as well as do some fun, experimental activities. A brief lecture on a watercolor artist will expand your knowledge of art history each week. Make Watercolor Wednesday the best part of your week! Course Code: 21F1OAC6

Faculty: Annie Peters

Experienced Watercolorist

Orange Art Center
Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021 9:30am-12:30pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
All skill levels welcome. Filling up fast! Studio 2. Adults 18+

September 22 - October 27 9:30am - 12:30pm $180

This class welcomes experienced watercolor artists to learn advanced techniques in a relaxed group setting. Students will receive individual instruction to evolve their work. Course Code: 21F1OAC5

Faculty: A.D. Peters

Ceramics Sampler at the Orange Art Center

Orange Art Center
Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021 6-9pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided. Studio 3. Adults 18+

September 22 - October 27
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$210

This clay course is designed to teach the techniques of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing at all skill levels, to create beautiful and artistic pieces in clay. Students will learn and explore new decorating techniques. All students will deepen their knowledge of ceramics and evolve their skills with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Course Code: 21F1OAC9

Faculty: Andrea Serafino

Precious Metal Clay Jewelry

Orange Art Center
Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 27, 2021 1 - 4 pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
September 22 - October 27
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$245

Would you like to learn to create stunning fine silver jewelry? Come explore the fascinating world of precious metal clay. This revolutionary product allows you to design using a moldable material that is made of microscopic particles of fine silver and an organic binder to form a moldable jewelry medium. Once your creation is dried, it is fired in a jewelry kiln, the organic binder burns off, the silver particles sinter and you are left with a solid metal piece. No prior silversmith skills required. Learn about jewelry design and construction and most importantly have fun as you create. All skill levels welcome. Class fee includes one 25 gram packet of PMC+.

Thursday Morning Writing Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Sep 23, 2021 - Nov 11, 2021 10-11:30 a.m. | Online | Hone Your Craft
Have a story to tell? Enjoy writing poetry? Working on a novel or memoir? Join Literary Cleveland's creative writing groups to generate new writing, complete in-class exercises, receive feedback on your work, get inspired by great readings, and bond with fellow group members. Have fun with writing. Discover your voice. Tell your story. All genres and experience levels are welcome.

Wheel Throwing for Beginners

Orange Art Center
Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021 9:30am-12:30pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided. Studio 3. Adults 18+

September 23 - October 28
9:30am – 12:30pm
$210

Have you been dreaming about throwing your own pottery? We certainly have! This beginners pottery course is designed to teach the techniques of wheel-throwing and glazing. Students will gain an understanding of ceramics and evolve their wheel throwing skills. Course Code: 21F1OAC73

Faculty: Stephanie Miller-Davis

Art Sampler at the Orange Art Center

Orange Art Center
Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021 9:30-11:30am | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
Beginners welcome. Supplies provided. Studios 2 & 3. Adults 18+

September 23 - October 28
9:30am – 11:30pm
$145

Ready to get out and try a new creative experience? Try this sampler course to make a variety of art projects in clay, printmaking, and painting. This course is designed to offer fun projects while introducing new students to our amazing studios, faculty, and art community. Course Code: 21F1OAC4

Faculty: Mandy Spisak

Painting + Drawing with Oil Sticks

Orange Art Center
Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021 1-4pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
Filling up fast! Studio 2. Adults 18+

September 23 - October 28 1:00pm - 4:00pm $180

Oil sticks are a unique non-toxic medium that can be used for drawing and can also be blended like paint. Learn the step-by-step techniques on paper used to create colorful drawings of every kind of subject that may interest you. Demonstrations will be provided to guide students through the diverse methods that can be used to create wonderful pieces of art. Course Code: 21F1OAC11

Faculty: A.D. Peters

Wheel Throwing for Beginners

Orange Art Center
Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021 6-9pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
Beginners welcome. Supplies provided. Studio 3. Adults 18+

September 23 - October 28
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$210

Have you been dreaming about throwing your own pottery? We certainly have! This beginners pottery course is designed to teach the techniques of wheel-throwing and glazing. Students will gain an understanding of ceramics and evolve their wheel throwing skills. Course Code: 21F1OAC21

Faculty: Andrea Serafino

Abstract Painting

Orange Art Center
Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021 6-9pm | Orange Art Center | Hone Your Craft
All skill levels welcome. Filling up fast!! Studio 2. Adults 18+

September 23 - October 28
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$180

Throw on a smock and turn up the music! This brand new course gives students the opportunity to express themselves and paint boldly. Explore the limitless nature of abstract painting in a fun and relaxed studio setting. All skill levels welcome. Course Code: 21F1OAC74

Inlet Dance Theatre's Children's Dance Classes Fall 2021

Inlet Dance Theatre
Sep 23, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 | Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression | Hone Your Craft
Fall semester children's classes are offered at Inlet's new headquarters at the Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression:
2937 West 25th St, Cleveland OH. 44113

Inlet will offer weekly classes for children at the Pivot Center during the school year. These programs are designed to give children well-rounded and developmentally appropriate training. Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions.

Thurdays
Level 1 (Ages 3-5) 4:00pm-4:45pm
Level 2 (Ages 6-12) 5:00pm-5:45pm

Saturdays
Level 1 (ages 3-5) 9:00am-9:45am
Level 2 (Ages 6-12) 10:00am-10:45am

Pricing: Price: $132 for fall semester (11 classes).

Financial assistance is available- please contact us for more info! You can email us at info@inletdance.org OR call/text us at (216) 386-1547.

To register, please visit: tinyurl.com/InletClass2021

For more info about teen/adult classes & Inlet Dance Theatre in general, please visit our website at www.inletdance.org

Inlet Dance Theatre's Teen/Adult Open Level Dance Class Fall 2021

Inlet Dance Theatre
Sep 23, 2021 - Dec 09, 2021 6:30-8:00 PM | Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression | Hone Your Craft
Inlet’s open level class for teens & adults will run from September 23-December 9 on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm.

This class will be held in Inlet’s studios at the Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression on West 25th St.

This class will be a mix of Modern technique, nontraditional partnering and improvisation.

Price: $15 drop in/$130 for 10 class card
*Financial assistance available* To learn more, email us at info@inletdance.org

To register: https://tinyurl.com/InletClass2021

Monthly Saturday Workshops: Check out our social media and website for our workshop offerings once a month!

To learn more about Inlet Dance Theatre, please visit our website at www.inletdance.org

¡Cafe y Conectando! Latinx Artist Networking Event

Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center
Sep 25, 2021 11:00 AM | Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center | Community
Join in for a morning of coffee and networking with Latinx artists in the house dedicated to the Unidos por el Arte initiative! Artists of all practices are invited, including (but not limited to) traditional and digital artists, musicians, photographers, and performers. Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center will also be revealing the official house name, giving a tour of the artist spaces, announcing a special opportunity with MoCa Cleveland, and more! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with other artists and find out how Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center can support you. RSVP here on our Facebook event, or email bridgettmartinez@juliadeburgos.org.
If you have any questions, call or text the center at (216) 929-3752.


¡Únase a nosotros para una mañana de café y networking con artistas latinos en nuestra casa dedicada a la iniciativa Unidos por el Arte! Invitamos a artistas de todas prácticas, incluidos (entre otros) artistas, músicos, fotógrafos e intérpretes tradicionales y digitales. También revelaremos el nombre oficial de la casa, daremos un recorrido por los espacios para los artistas, anunciaremos una oportunidad especial con MoCa Cleveland, ¡Y más! No querrás perderte esta oportunidad de conectarte con otros artistas y descubrir cómo el Centro de Artes Culturales Julia De Burgos puede apoyarte. Confirme su asistencia aquí en nuestro evento de Facebook o envíe un correo electrónico a bridgettmartinez@juliadeburgos.org.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, llámenos o envíenos un mensaje de texto al (216) 929-3752

Saturday Morning Writing Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Sep 25, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m. | Online | Hone Your Craft
Have a story to tell? Enjoy writing poetry? Working on a novel or memoir? Join Literary Cleveland's creative writing groups to generate new writing, complete in-class exercises, receive feedback on your work, get inspired by great readings, and bond with fellow group members. Have fun with writing. Discover your voice. Tell your story. All genres and experience levels are welcome.

2021 International Sculpture Conference: Voices on Community through Time and Space

International Sculpture Center
Sep 27, 2021 - Oct 08, 2021 | Hybrid | Community, Hone Your Craft
The ISC’s first hybrid conference, Voices on Community through Time and Space, will bring together the worldwide sculpture community to engage in dialogue about the past, present and future of the contemporary sculpture field.

Join in from September 27th-October 8th, 2021 for engaging discussions on relevant topics in contemporary sculpture, including:
ARTSlams
Community Conversations and Panel Discussions
Enhanced Networking Opportunities
In-person Partner Events
Keynote Speakers
Themed Breakout Rooms
Virtual Studio Tours
Workshops
And more!

Literary Therapy

Literary Cleveland
Sep 27, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
Being a writer requires more than putting words down on the page—too often, it also entails fighting off self-doubt, anxiety, fear, and jealousy. In this class, we’ll consider some of the most emotionally fraught parts of the writing life and discuss strategies for coping with and overcoming such difficulties to focus on what really matters: the writing. Participants will consider wisdom from established authors on this topic, engage in writing exercises designed to get at the heart of what they might fear most, share their own concerns (optional), offer feedback and support to others, and gain a better understanding of what it takes to stay positive, engaged, and centered for the long haul as a writer.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Speculative Fiction: Imagining New Futures

Literary Cleveland
Sep 29, 2021 - Oct 13, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
What will the future look like in 50 years? How about 1,000? In this class, you’ll be given the tools to imagine a new future for your city, your community, or your world. What will home look like in the future? What cultures will rise or fall? What characters will populate these worlds and what technologies will they create? Speculative fiction allows us to consider how the past gives rise to the future and what the future can tell us about today. Together we will study passages from speculative and Afrofuturistic works such as Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI, generate characters and stories, and imagine entirely new worlds.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Speculative Fiction: Imagining New Futures

Literary Cleveland
Sep 29, 2021 - Oct 13, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
What will the future look like in 50 years? How about 1,000? In this class, you’ll be given the tools to imagine a new future for your city, your community, or your world. What will home look like in the future? What cultures will rise or fall? What characters will populate these worlds and what technologies will they create? Speculative fiction allows us to consider how the past gives rise to the future and what the future can tell us about today. Together we will study passages from speculative and Afrofuturistic works such as Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI, generate characters and stories, and imagine entirely new worlds.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Beyond the Rational: Fairy Tale Logic & What It Tells Us About Narrative Structure and the Nature of Reality

Literary Cleveland
Sep 30, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
Many of us know the broad outlines of the most famous fairy tales, but few readers have lingered on the often startling details. For instance, many fairy tales begin with a serious existential crisis—there is a famine in land and people are going hungry; a child has been banished from his home by a cruel and sadistic step-parent; a little boy runs away from home and finds himself alone in a dark forest; a hungry wolf is on the prowl, roaming the outskirts of an isolated village in search of its next victim; a wild man lives in the woods and murders innocent people for no apparent reason. Along the way, there are blindings, burnings, drownings, amputations and sexual misconduct.

Fairy tales posit, from page one, that all people, often from a very young age, are faced with serious rather than trivial problems and that the true hero is someone who establishes a worthy goal and battles past these seemingly insurmountable obstacles to create a better life.

A number of important craft lessons will become readily apparent to even the most casual reader: the writer must, as soon as possible, establish a serious crisis for the protagonist. The writer is then obligated to “test” the protagonist by creating a series of increasingly difficult, and above all, interesting obstacles. Indeed, it is the manner in which an individual deals with adversity that makes the narrative a “story” at all.

This craft talk will draw on the work of Marie-Louise von Franz, Maria Tartar, Lewis Hyde, Erich Neumann, Mircea Eliade, Vladmir Propp, Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, and others.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Beyond the Rational: Fairy Tale Logic & What It Tells Us About Narrative Structure and the Nature of Reality

Literary Cleveland
Sep 30, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
Many of us know the broad outlines of the most famous fairy tales, but few readers have lingered on the often startling details. For instance, many fairy tales begin with a serious existential crisis—there is a famine in land and people are going hungry; a child has been banished from his home by a cruel and sadistic step-parent; a little boy runs away from home and finds himself alone in a dark forest; a hungry wolf is on the prowl, roaming the outskirts of an isolated village in search of its next victim; a wild man lives in the woods and murders innocent people for no apparent reason. Along the way, there are blindings, burnings, drownings, amputations and sexual misconduct.

Fairy tales posit, from page one, that all people, often from a very young age, are faced with serious rather than trivial problems and that the true hero is someone who establishes a worthy goal and battles past these seemingly insurmountable obstacles to create a better life.

A number of important craft lessons will become readily apparent to even the most casual reader: the writer must, as soon as possible, establish a serious crisis for the protagonist. The writer is then obligated to “test” the protagonist by creating a series of increasingly difficult, and above all, interesting obstacles. Indeed, it is the manner in which an individual deals with adversity that makes the narrative a “story” at all.

This craft talk will draw on the work of Marie-Louise von Franz, Maria Tartar, Lewis Hyde, Erich Neumann, Mircea Eliade, Vladmir Propp, Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, and others.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.