Workshops

Our workshops are led by talented facilitators who will help you develop skills in a joyful, supportive environment.

Upcoming Events

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Tuesday, November 2nd, 1pm-3pm PT / 4pm-6pm ET

In this intensive workshop, former ARTnews editor and social media expert Robin Cembalest will share creative and practical strategies for visual artists seeking ways to maximize the power of Instagram.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Mondays, Nov 8 & Nov 15, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query as part of the writing process (and not just a means to an end), its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

Speaker: 
Susan Hawk
Tuesdays, Nov 9 & Nov 16, 4pm-5:30pm PT / 7pm-8:30pm ET

Join literary agent Susan Hawk for an interactive workshop designed to help you get your children’s book published.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Tuesdays, Jan 11 & Jan 18, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This two-part workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of the nonfiction book proposal—an essential component to getting any book deal. Together we will break down each aspect of the book proposal, including your query letter, and review how to make yours powerful, compelling, and rejection-proof. In the second part, Jessica will review and workshop each author's overview or query, and together we will deep dive into your idea to see if you're really focusing on the most powerful aspect of your expertise and pitching an idea that's rejection-proof.

Past Events

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Tuesdays, Oct 12 & Oct 19, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query as part of the writing process (and not just a means to an end), its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Monday, October 18th, 1pm-3pm PT / 4pm-6pm ET

In this intensive workshop, former ARTnews editor and social media expert Robin Cembalest will share creative and practical strategies for visual artists seeking ways to maximize the power of Instagram.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, Oct 5 & Oct 12, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Sep 29, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

This course is designed to teach the basics of urban planning, city geography, and civic design, in a way that will allow the application of these disciplines to the design of video game spaces. Participants will learn to come up with civic concepts, design urban environments, and craft fertile, believable, and memorable virtual cities.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Wednesdays, Sep 15 & Sep 22, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query as part of the writing process (and not just a means to an end), its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

Tuesday, September 14th, 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET

Writers and Screenwriters! Got a great movie idea? A TV show you’ve been wanting to write? How about a great book in that brain? Or an essay you've been yearning to pen? Kick off your fall writing with this one-night free intensive. It's the very best intro to your instructor, Writer/Director Julio Vincent Gambuto, and the best way to explore his upcoming class series on "story design." This night is for writers of all kinds and of all levels. You'll leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to write your project, how to approach the process, and a clear roadmap for your writing. Get confident. Get empowered. Get writing.

Tuesdays, Jul 27 - Aug 24, 4:30pm-6:30pm PT / 7:30pm-9:30pm ET

Or are you an intermediate or advanced writer looking for an intensive workshop to help take your writing to the next level? This five-night workshop class is designed to help writers tell deeper and better stories. Whether you're writing a film, TV show, novel, or the like, Story 2 is meant for those currently working on a writing project or who are about to be. You'll come out with tools to help you revise, re-work, re-imagine, and re-design your story so that it captures attention and moves its readers — and/or ultimately its viewers — to laughter or tears, or both. Go there. Julio can help. This event has five sessions.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, August 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, May 5 - Aug 11, 5pm PT / 8pm ET, Session length varies

Are you looking to improve your photography skills and business over the long-term? Join New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani for a 3-month photography mentorship program featuring expert guidance, in-depth personalized mentorship sessions, and an intimate community of other photographers who are serious about making steady and sustained progress in their creative professions.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, May 5 - Aug 11, 12pm ET / 5pm GMT, Session length varies

Are you looking to improve your photography skills and business over the long-term? Join New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani for a 3-month photography mentorship program featuring expert guidance, in-depth personalized mentorship sessions, and an intimate community of other photographers who are serious about making steady and sustained progress in their creative professions.

Speaker: 
Sirin Kale
Wednesday, August 4th, 10:30am-11:30am PT / 1:30pm-2:30pm ET

A masterclass in feature writing from one of the most respected feature writers in British journalism today. Please note that the ticket price for this event is listed in US dollars. It will be offered at 10:30am Pacific Time (US) which is 6:30pm British Summer Time (UK).

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Wednesdays, Jul 21 & Jul 28, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This two-part workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of the nonfiction book proposal—an essential component to getting any book deal. You will learn how to examine your nonfiction book idea, what elements are needed to craft a strong nonfiction proposal, how to determine which information to highlight, and the steps to creating a powerful book proposal that will take you from agent to publisher.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, July 21st, 3pm-5pm PT / 6pm-8pm ET

In this two-hour workshop, former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest will share basic skills for writing about art in clear, accessible language. The class is useful for professional writers, aspiring writers, artists, educators, curators, arts workers, and arts aficionados.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, July 7th, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

In this intensive workshop, former ARTnews editor and social media expert Robin Cembalest will share creative and practical strategies for visual artists seeking ways to maximize the power of Instagram.

Tuesdays, Jun 15 - Jun 29, 4:30pm-6pm PT / 7:30pm-9pm ET

Kickoff your summer writing with this three-part intensive workshop designed to teach you the fundamentals of screenwriting and useful processes for getting your project started. Start your summer writing with a strong first treatment and a summer writing roadmap that you feel confident in and empowered by.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Thursday, June 24th, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

In this two-hour workshop, former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest will share basic skills for writing about art in clear, accessible language. The class is useful for professional writers, aspiring writers, artists, educators, curators, arts workers, and arts aficionados.

Speaker: 
Susan Spungen
Wednesdays, Jun 9 - Jun 23, 5pm-6:15pm PT / 8pm-9:15pm ET

This course will teach you the art and science of developing original recipes that taste great and look even better. From coming up with a concept all the way through completing and photographing a finished recipe, Susan will walk you through everything you need to know––some of which you may never have even thought of!

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Wednesdays, Jun 16 & Jun 23, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query during the writing process, its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

Speaker: 
Susan Hawk
Tuesdays, Jun 15 & Jun 22, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Join literary agent Susan Hawk for an interactive workshop designed to help you get your children’s book published.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Tuesday, June 22nd, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

In this two-hour workshop, former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest will share basic skills for writing about art in clear, accessible language. The class is useful for professional writers, aspiring writers, artists, educators, curators, arts workers, and arts aficionados.

Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Mondays, Jun 7 - Jun 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images.

Speaker: 
Christine Cho
Wednesdays, May 26 - Jun 16, 3pm-4:30pm PT / 6pm-7:30pm ET

Join Christine Cho, a professional makeup and hair artist, in this four-part makeup workshop covering basics like achieving an even, glowing complexion; covering dark under-eye circles; nailing natural-looking brows; figuring out personal eyelash perfection; and all the best lip products and tricks. Learn pro tips, try out techniques live, and receive feedback from a pro.

Speaker: 
Molly Stillman
Wednesday, June 9th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Thinking about starting a blog, or looking to learn helpful tips and tricks for sprucing up an existing one? This Blogging 101 class is designed to help you create an online platform that stands out above the noise. Whether you’re new to blogging or looking to get a refresher, this class is for you.

Speaker: 
Jamie Novak
Wednesdays, Jun 2 & Jun 9, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Do you feel like you are so far behind you might never catch up? Tired of the same organizing advice that doesn’t seem to be working? Learn how to clear the clutter so you can enjoy life!

Speaker: 
Olga Karlovac
Wednesdays, May 19 - Jun 9, 12pm-1:30pm ET / 4pm-5:30pm GMT

Join internationally-acclaimed, black and white, street, and abstract photographer Olga Karlovac for an intimate workshop designed to guide you through the process of building, self-publishing, and marketing a photo book featuring your photography work. In this intimate workshop, Olga is excited to offer you her experience from the whole process of self-publishing her three photo books titled “The Disarray,” “Before Winter,” and Escape” and having her photography featured in many magazines and exhibitions around the world. This event is being offered at 9am Pacific Time / 6pm Central European Summer Time. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, Jun 1 & Jun 8, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

Speaker: 
Nicole Tung
Mondays, May 17 - Jun 7, 11:30am-1pm ET / 3:30pm-5pm GMT

Join Nicole Tung, a photojournalist with over a decade of experience in covering conflict, as she discusses how to generate story ideas, and how to approach complex topics with empathy and intention. With these foundations, we’ll talk about ways of strengthening storytelling techniques to better document issues of socio-political and human rights importance. Nicole will also look at how to develop short and long-term projects, from research to image-making to editing work. She will also share some lessons learned along the way from photographing in difficult situations and managing a freelance career.

Fridays, May 14 & May 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this workshop, award-winning sports photographer Scott Strazzante will inspire and instruct on how to improve your sports photography. In addition, each person will receive a 30-minute one-on-one portfolio review with Scott.

Thursday, May 20th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

An expert on interior design, fabrics, textiles, and bringing spaces to life, Kathryn M. Ireland will help attendees analyze which fabrics mesh well together to create spaces filled with color and life.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, May 19th, 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET

Can you describe yourself and your art in 30 seconds? In this lively workshop, Robin Cembalest, a longtime coach and mentor, shares exercises, tips, and one-on-one feedback to teach participants how to craft the classic elevator pitch.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Wednesdays, May 12 & May 19, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query during the writing process, its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

Speaker: 
Molly Stillman
Monday, May 17th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Thinking about starting a blog, or looking to learn helpful tips and tricks for sprucing up an existing one? This Blogging 101 class is designed to help you create an online platform that stands out above the noise. Whether you’re new to blogging or looking to get a refresher, this class is for you.

Speaker: 
Austen Tosone
Thursday, May 13th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Search engine optimization can seem overwhelming, but it really comes down to a few best practices to help your content get discovered on search engines. This workshop will focus on the basics from talking about the long-term benefits of being strategic with SEO, auditing your blog with analytics, the basic elements of keyword research, and how to build links and authority to drive consistent traffic to your blog.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, May 4 & May 11, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

Speaker: 
Gary Hershorn
Thursdays, Apr 22 & Apr 29, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Join photojournalist Gary Hershorn for an intimate workshop focused on taking the best photos of the sun and moon as they rise and fall in the sky over your city.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Thursdays, Apr 22 & Apr 29, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query during the writing process, its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

Speaker: 
Wootak Kim
Wednesdays, Apr 14 - Apr 28, 5:30pm-7pm PT / 8:30pm-10pm ET

We’ll explore how to begin creating social media content based on your passions. We’ll talk about social media as a whole, algorithms, ways to monetize, tips for creativity, and how to stay consistent.

Speaker: 
Nicholas Gill
Wednesdays, Apr 7 - Apr 28, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Join professional food writer Nicholas Gill for this four-session workshop covering various genres of food writing (recipe writing, narrative food writing, and food criticism) and how to get your writing published. You'll also receive personalized feedback on three writing assignments.

Speaker: 
Rebecca Makkai
Mondays, Apr 5 - Apr 26, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Join novelist Rebecca Makkai for an intimate workshop designed to help you write an original short story or the first chapter of a novel or memoir -- or to continue work on one in progress. In each session, Rebecca will teach a different aspect of writing craft: backstory, motivation, dialogue, and character evolution.

Speaker: 
Richard Toye
Saturdays, Apr 17 & Apr 24, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

This event will teach you the key principles of devising a successful book proposal. You will learn how to devise a clear pitch to maximise your chances of getting a publisher’s attention.

Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

An expert on interior design, fabrics, textiles, and bringing spaces to life, Kathryn M. Ireland will help attendees analyze which fabrics mesh well together to create spaces filled with color and life.

Speaker: 
James Tanton
Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Let’s have some bold and brash math fun! Five basic principles for mathematical thinking and practice can transform one’s approach to the entire subject. They can unravel deep joy, deep understanding, deep personal confidence, and intellectual glee. (Who doesn’t want to experience glee in mathematics?)

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Apr 7 & Apr 14, 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET

This Rut Recovery workshop is structured to help Food Photographers work out of their creative ruts by working on projects outside of their every day routine with the support and guidance of an industry expert. Andrew will help push you out of your comfort zone and find what works for you to refresh your work.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, Apr 6 & Apr 13, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

Speaker: 
Susan Spungen
Sundays, Mar 21 - Apr 11, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

This course will teach you the art and science of developing original recipes that taste great and look even better. From coming up with a concept all the way through completing and photographing a finished recipe, Susan will walk you through everything you need to know––some of which you may never have even thought of!

Tuesday, March 30th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Take your comedy career to the next level with personalized instruction and feedback from professional comedian Sarah Tollemache.

Speaker: 
Dariany Santana
Tuesdays, Mar 23 & Mar 30, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to break in as an on-air personality and thrive by hearing Dariany’s triumphs and mistakes as a personality for the past 6 years. She will share tricks that she learned and experiences that will teach what to do and definitely what NOT to do.

Speaker: 
Susan Spungen
Saturdays, Mar 13 - Mar 27, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

This course will teach you the art and science of developing original recipes that taste great and look great. From coming up with a concept all the way through to completing and photographing a finished recipe, Susan will walk you through everything you need to know – some of which you may never have even thought of!

Thursdays, Mar 11 - Mar 25, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

This course is designed to teach the basics of urban planning, city geography, and civic design, in a way that will allow the application of these disciplines to the design of video game spaces. Participants will learn to come up with civic concepts, design urban environments, and craft fertile, believable, and memorable virtual cities.

Speaker: 
Amy Kurzweil
Wednesday, March 24th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this hour-long session, students will learn key cartooning principles, theories, and approaches that will prepare them to dream up their own cartoons. We’ll do generative prompts together and then draw and share our funny thoughts and sketches (no experience necessary).

Tuesday, March 23rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn what it takes to become a professional comedian from someone who has done it. Professional comedian Sarah Tollemache will share how she got started in comedy, insights she has learned over the years professionally, and what you can do to have a career like hers.

Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Mondays, Mar 8 - Mar 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images.

Speaker: 
David Shiffman
Mondays, Mar 15 & Mar 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this 2-session workshop, participants will learn the basics of how to share their expertise with the interested public using modern communications tools. It will include guided interactive activities as well as advanced tips and tricks, taught by one of the most-followed scientists in the world.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Mar 3 - Mar 17, 6pm-7:30pm GMT

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, March 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

An enthralling setting is key to children’s fiction, and can even become fodder for daydreams and games once the book is closed. With a focus on middle childhood (6-12 years), this workshop will give you tools to create mesmerizing worlds for young readers.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, March 6th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

The concept of ‘game’, in comedy, is anything that happens more than once; and if played well, games are laugh-out-loud funny. Learn to master this tool for humour, and use it to trouble shoot common problems such as time jumps, crowd scenes, exposition and more.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, March 3rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Need advice on building your brand on social media? This workshop with Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, will help guide you!

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Tuesday, March 2nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Do you have teaching materials that you want to sell? Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, can show you how!

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Monday, March 1st, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Looking to get started creating and posting your teaching resources for sale? Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, will get you started on how to make this happen!

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

We will learn how the concept of a ‘character game’, used in improvised theatre, can help you produce unforgettable characters. Although the emphasis will be on examples from junior fiction, all writers who struggle with characters that ‘sound the same’ are welcome!

Speaker: 
Austen Tosone
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Search engine optimization can seem overwhelming but it really comes down to a few best practices to help your content get discovered on search engines. This workshop will focus on the basics from talking about the long-term benefits of being strategic with SEO, auditing your blog with analytics, the basic elements of keyword research, and how to build links and authority to drive consistent traffic to your blog.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, February 24th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Rebecca Makkai
Mondays, Feb 1 - Feb 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

We’ll discuss four common pitfalls of early fiction drafts, and how to avoid them -- or, if necessary, to rescue yourself from the depths.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 20th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

An enthralling setting is key to children’s fiction, and can even become fodder for daydreams and games once the book is closed. With a focus on middle childhood (6-12 years), this workshop will give you tools to create mesmerizing worlds for young readers.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Thursday, February 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Feb 3 - Feb 17, Various times, 90 min

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Wednesdays, Feb 3 - Feb 17, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This intimate three-session workshop will offer personalized insight and feedback to help aspiring nonfiction authors craft the most important parts of their book: the thesis, the voice, and the first chapter. Each session will feature helpful craft exercises, resources, and feedback on your writing and ideas.

Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, February 17th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

Speaker: 
Jack Rackam
Tuesdays, Feb 2 - Feb 16, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This event consists of three meetings, each 90-minutes. Session one will be a focused lecture and discussion on how to apply the fundamentals of storytelling to YouTube, followed by two workshop sessions where participants will have the opportunity to have their work critiqued by the speaker and their peers.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Tuesdays, Feb 2 - Feb 16, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

Speaker: 
Jaime Wilson
Tuesday, February 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This event will provide approachable instructions for how to create a recipe from scratch. The workshop will help participants tackle issues such as ingredient sourcing and recipe inspiration, as well as the very important skill of learning to think on your feet in the kitchen.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

The concept of ‘game’, in comedy, is anything that happens more than once; and if played well, games are laugh-out-loud funny. Learn to master this tool for humour, and use it to trouble shoot common problems such as time jumps, crowd scenes, exposition and more.

Thursdays, Jan 28 - Feb 11, 9am-10:30am PT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

This course is designed to teach the basics of urban planning, city geography, and civic design, in a way that will allow the application of these disciplines to the design of video game spaces. Participants will learn to come up with civic concepts, design urban environments, and craft fertile, believable, and memorable virtual cities.

Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 6th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

We will learn how the concept of a ‘character game’, used in improvised theatre, can help you produce unforgettable characters. Although the emphasis will be on examples from junior fiction, all writers who struggle with characters that ‘sound the same’ are welcome!

Speaker: 
Razib Khan
Wednesday, January 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Do you have 23andMe or Ancestry.com data that you’re interested in analyzing more deeply? Join geneticist and personal genomics expert Razib Khan for a crash course in getting the most out of the raw data available from popular genetic sites.

Speaker: 
Adrian Miller
Monday, December 28th, 5:30pm-6:30pm PT / 8:30pm-9:30pm ET

Take a trip around the world to learn New Year's food traditions with the Soul Food Chef Adrian Miller in this single-session seminar. Adrian is a James Beard Award-winning food writer who is passionate about sharing his knowledge of global culture with curious learners––no cooking experience required. What better way to prepare for your own delicious New Year's celebration?!

Speaker: 
Rebecca Makkai
Tuesdays, December 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

We’ll discuss four common pitfalls of early fiction drafts, and how to avoid them -- or, if necessary, to rescue yourself from the depths.

Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Tuesday, December 15th, 4-5:30pm PT / 7-8:30pm ET

Now that more people are isolated at home, online presentations using tools like Zoom are becoming the norm. Jill Heinerth will unlock the secrets of professional home broadcasting and offer tips about media platforms, audio, lighting, and creating engaging multimedia presentations.

Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Jake Goldwasser
Monday, November 16th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

In this 90 minute session, participants will learn the history, composition, and theory of single-panel cartoons. Everyone will then have the opportunity to draw their own cartoon (but no artistic experience is necessary).

Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursday, October 29th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Sundays, October 4th and 11th, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

In this interactive, inter-generational magic lesson, illusionist extraordinaire Ryan Oakes will teach grandparents and their grandchildren how to perform astounding feats of magic using everyday objects from around the house.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

In this strange quarantine moment we’re living through, it’s harder to connect with other people on a deep and personal level. How can you, when you’re confined to your home? Sign up today to skip the small talk and move right into meaningful conversation.

Tuesday, September 8th, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

Join professional facilitator Kyla Sokoll-Ward for a series of authentic, insightful exercises and games designed to foster fast and meaningful connection. Take an hour to invest in yourself through exercises that build trust, empathy, playfulness, and self-understanding.

Thursday, September 3rd, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Looking for a creative outlet while stuck at home? Join us each Thursday in September to learn the fundamentals of rhythm and rhyme, with a particular focus on spoken-word poetry and rap. No prior experience needed. Perfect for ages 8 to 108! 

Sunday, April 26th, 11am-12pm PT / 2-3pm ET

Learn how to make simple, delicious, and beautiful home-cooked meals in this interactive session with Alex de Aranzeta.

Speaker: 
Fallon Ukpe
Thursday, April 23rd, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

Join bestselling author Dr. Fallon Ukpe for an interactive discussion about managing fear and uncertainty and charting a path forward. An MD/MBA by training, Fallon is as brilliant as she is empathetic.

Monday, April 20th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Join us for an interactive event with loneliness expert Kyla Sokoll-Ward, who'll share her research and teach us games that fuel connection.

Saturdays, April 11th, 18th, 25th, and May 2nd, 1-2pm PT, 4-5pm ET

We could all use a creative outlet these days! Join rapper Alex "Frak" Fraknoi for a workshop on songwriting, poetry, and rap. We'll meet on Saturdays 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, & 5/2. The $59 fee covers all four sessions. Not ready to commit? Check out session #1 for $18. Ages 8-108 welcome!