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Upcoming Events

Speaker: 
Nadifa Mohamed
Wednesdays, Sep 22 - Oct 13, 8am-9am PT / 11am-12pm ET

Where do you begin in the past? How do you make it seem alive and exciting? How do you tell a story set in a time and place strange to you? How do you bring out themes that are relevant to you or the times we live in? In these workshops you will learn how to combine research and your own imagination to create work that is truthful, engaging and full of colour and texture.

Speaker: 
Joseph Coohill
Wednesdays, Sep 22 & Sep 29, 1pm-2pm PT / 4pm-5pm ET

Do you have something interesting and valuable to say? A successful podcast can help you say it! Far too many people stumble into podcasting without giving it enough thought, without a solid and realistic plan, without getting expert advice, and without funding it properly. This course and workshop will help you do all those things, and launch a great podcast!

Speaker: 
Zibby Owens
Monday, September 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

You have a zillion ideas for novels or memoirs or stories but you’re not sure what to do with them. How do you know which ideas to pursue?! How do you know how to actually sell a book? What’s the secret behind great writing and what makes someone (like you) a truly great writer? Hear from author interviewer and author herself Zibby Owens, host of award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books as she shares the insights she has learned after 800+ author conversations and countless books read.

Speaker: 
Amy Kean
Tuesday, September 28th, 10am-12pm PT / 1pm-3pm ET

The corporate world is plagued with boringness and normality, but wouldn't we all be happier if we allowed ourselves to be weirder? Amy Kean - a social scientist - will explore how some of the history's most eccentric individuals have been a success in the world of work, and how you harness the strange inside of you to do the same. Participants will also take part in a live (ethical!) social experiment.

Speaker: 
Melissa Pyrch
Thursday, September 30th, 3pm-4pm PT / 6pm-7pm ET

This one hour session will discuss common application essay topic choices and requirements. It will discuss the importance of topic selection and the opening paragraphs. This workshop will also share examples of essays that work.

Speaker: 
Marlene Simon
Thursday, September 30th, 6pm-7:30pm PT / 9pm-10:30pm ET

Houseplants, Veggies, Ornamentals .. This talk will cover the most problematic pests/diseases that attack our garden/plants and safe ways to control them.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Monday, October 4th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

If you’re working on your artist statement, promoting a show, or would like help with an essay, this webinar is for you. Robin Cembalest, former editor of ARTnews and a longtime coach and mentor, will review participants’ writing samples and offer constructive advice in a collegial setting. Participants will come away empowered to improve their own texts, and to convey their artistic concepts into clear, accessible language moving forward.

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.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Oct 6 - Feb 2, 9am-10:30am PT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

Are you looking to improve your photography skills and business over the long-term? Join New York Times photographer Andrew Scrivani for a 15-session 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, Oct 6 - Feb 2, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Are you looking to improve your photography skills and business over the long-term? Join New York Times photographer Andrew Scrivani for a 15-session 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: 
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: 
Robin Cembalest
Monday, October 25th, 3:30pm-5pm PT / 6:30pm-8pm ET

Love it, hate it, tolerate it, Twitter has become an essential tool--for sharing and making news, monitoring coverage, and staying on top and ahead of controversies. If you’re a late adaptor or just Twitter-curious, this webinar is for you. Robin Cembalest, former ARTnews editor and social media expert, will share strategies and best practices for posting and consuming content on Twitter, in the art space and beyond. Whether you want to track news and mentions or promote a project, this workshop gives you the tools to get going.

Speaker: 
Cyn Lagos
Various days, Oct 26 - Oct 28, 10am-10:45am PT / 1pm-1:45pm ET

In this intimate three-session workshop, we will explore the 3 main strategies that have proven successful in my journey of collaborations with brands like; Glossier, Google, Verizon, and many more using a powerful brand self-assessment and the value of Design thinking! As a bonus, we will engage in an insightful Q&A at the end of every session.

Fridays, Nov 5 - Nov 26, 8pm-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

Focusing on teaching basic English through creative writing exercises and demystifying the grammatical teaching experience, we'll go over how to turn language learning into a game of strategy. We'll then go into the cognitive and linguistic changes that can happen in the brains of beginning language students and how creativity can silence perfectionistic and shame-based ELL experiences. This course is for educators who wish to make language learning culturally responsive, restorative, inviting, and fun!

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: 
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.

Speaker: 
Kris Davidson
Wednesdays, Jan 12 - Jun 22, 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET, Session length varies

In this 6-month workshop (comprised of 8 class sessions and 2 individual sessions) attendees will deepen their photographic storytelling practice by working on a long-term photo-based project. This workshop is best for people who have an initial comfort level with photographic image-making who want to refine their visual voice as they work on a cohesive photographic/art project. All project disciplines are welcome (photojournalism/editorial, documentary, commercial, art, personal work, mixed media (painting on/photographic collage).

Past Events

Speaker: 
Lee Woodruff
Thursday, September 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Through an interactive workshop, Woodruff will teach tips and tricks to amplify your presence and be an effective and compelling communicator in every situation, from job interviews and keynote speeches to media interviews and panel participation.

Speaker: 
Aila Malik
Thursday, September 16th, 4:30pm-6pm PT / 7:30pm-9pm ET

Change is naturally occurring in all aspects of our lives, and yet with a little intentionality--strategy around design and contextual awareness--we can become a "change champion," or a fully-expressed, values-driven, influential, and respected leader who acts with intention to create enduring and lasting change towards a greater vision of equity and justice. Come start your journey with tips and tools shared in this introductory workshop!

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.

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

Writing a great book is only the very beginning of becoming a publishing success story—you need great publicity and marketing to make sure your book SELLS. But even if you spend $15k+ to hire a publicist, your success is not guaranteed. Enter: This fun and enlightening 2-hour crash course for authors hoping to DIY their way to a smash-hit book launch, offering tried-and-tested tips, thought-starters, creative strategies, and more from two authors who've done it themselves.

Saturday, September 4th, 1pm-2:30pm PT / 4pm-5:30pm ET

If you're a young artist or just starting out in your pursuit of a career in character design, then this event may be just right for you.

Speaker: 
Rachel Economy
Wednesday, September 1st, 12pm-1:15pm PT / 3pm-4:15pm ET

As disabled and chronically ill people, we often have to get extremely creative and innovative in designing our lives, filling in the huge gaps in accessibility and occupational support that run rampant in the US medical and social support systems. Yet so often, the moments when we most urgently need this creativity are also the ones in which we feel the most physically or psychologically exhausted. In this workshop, we'll play with a simple design-thinking process that takes you from problem to plan to implementation.

Speaker: 
Jasmin Darznik
Thursday, August 26th, 5:30pm-7pm PT / 8:30pm-10pm ET

Join New York Times bestselling author Jasmin Darznik as she shares her secrets for creating rich and compelling portraits of women from the past.

Speaker: 
Roy Bahat
Wednesday, August 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Asking for introductions can bring you to a meeting with a hero of yours, a customer, investor, or colleague – and, more often than not, we ask by email. Hear from Roy Bahat, head of early-stage venture capital firm Bloomberg Beta, as he helps you learn how to break down the key parts of a "forward intro email," his industry-standard method.

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: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, August 18th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

Do you have an art show or event this fall? Is your Elevator Pitch ready? Message and social media strategy in place? In this intensive communications workshop, Robin Cembalest, former ARTnews editor and social media strategist, offers tactics and practical tips to promote your project from concept to press coverage. In the first half of the class, she’ll show examples of how artists and institutions are using social platforms to promote shows and events. In the second half of the class, she’ll take questions from the participants.

Speaker: 
Mina Llona
Monday, August 16th, 1pm-2pm PT / 4pm-5pm ET

A lot of people want to get into the music business, but many times don't know what they are doing. Maybe you made a song and uploaded it on some streaming platform, but that is not enough. Technology has made it easy to record a song and send it off into the internet in hopes that someone will find it and like it, but what happens after that? This "Mina Talk" will help you understand what basic things you should be doing as an independent artist trying to get noticed.

Speaker: 
Sirin Kale
Thursday, August 5th, 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: 
Marlene Simon
Wednesday, August 4th, 5:30pm-6:50pm PT / 8:30pm-9:50pm ET

Taking stem or leaf cuttings can be an easy and cheap way of obtaining more plants and we all want more plants. But knowing the basic science and why's behind this practice will help you become even more successful. This session will focus on the hormones, myths, tips and tricks that are key to propagating easy to those more-difficult-to-root plants.

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: 
Robin Cembalest
Thursday, July 29th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

So you want to write an art review. How do you get started? Former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest shares templates and best practices in this two-hour introductory class, designed for creative professionals of all levels. In the first hour, she breaks down the essential elements of exhibition reviews, including structure, description, and value judgment. In the second hour, she’ll answer questions about getting published, and offer one-on-one feedback on brief writing samples from the participants.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, July 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

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: 
Robin Cembalest
Tuesday, July 27th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

Call it your bio, “about blurb,” or statement: Every creative professional needs a paragraph (or two) that sums up their practice. In this overview class, Robin Cembalest, former editor of ARTnews and a longtime coach and mentor, breaks down the structure of this essential tool and shares templates for moving forward. She’ll review sample artist bios to showcase a variety of approaches, and offer one-on-one feedback on a brief bio from each participant.

Sunday, July 25th, 3pm-4pm PT / 6pm-7pm ET

If you’ve been tossing around the idea of starting your own RV renovation business (especially with your spouse!) this class is for you! Whether you’re just in the beginning stages or you’re ready to pull the trigger, this is information you’ll want to hear!

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: 
James McGowan
Wednesday, July 14th, 4pm-5:30pm PT / 7pm-8:30pm ET

In this one-session, 90-minute seminar and Q&A, you’ll learn everything you need to know about finding an agent for your picture books, whether you’re an author, illustrator, or author-illustrator. From selecting which manuscript to query with, crafting a query letter that grabs attention, choosing your additional manuscripts in the submission package, and keeping track of your queries sent -- you’ll come away from this session ready to dive into the query trenches confidently.

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.

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: 
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: 
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 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: 
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: 
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: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, June 6th, 1pm-2:45pm PT (US) / Monday, June 7th, 8am-9:45am NZST (New Zealand)

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being held on Sunday, June 6th, 1pm PT, which is Monday, June 7th, 8am in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

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: 
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: 
Brad Blazar
Tuesday, June 1st, 5pm-5:45pm PT / 8pm-8:45pm ET

Finding your purpose is KEY in getting long-term success and breaking beyond the limiting beliefs and self-doubt that holds us back–in life and business. Join global consultant and experienced business coach Brad Blazar in this workshop dedicated to helping you identify and leverage your purpose.

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.

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: 
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: 
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.

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.

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: 
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: 
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: 
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.

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: 
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: 
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.

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: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, April 11th, 1pm-2:30pm (PT) / Monday, April 12th, 8am-9:30 (New Zealand)

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being offered on Sunday, April 11th 1pm PT, which is Monday, April 12th 8am NZST in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

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: 
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: 
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: 
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.

Friday, April 2nd, 8am-9am PT / 5pm-6pm CET

In this dynamic event, we will examine the most vital elements needed for brands and influencers to work better together. By discussing key action points from gifting to loans to paid partnerships, attendees will come away from the event with crucial and game-changing knowledge on how to better their business, no matter if they’re an influencer or a brand rep.

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.

Wednesdays, Mar 24 & Mar 31, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In plain-English, everything you need to understand the basics of how cryptocurrencies are created and managed.

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).

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.

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: 
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!

Speaker: 
Matt Beat
Thursday, March 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Mr. Beat guides you through common logical fallacies and gives you tips for how to spot them.

Tuesday, March 16th, 6pm-7pm PT / 9pm-10pm ET

Master photographer Scott Robert Lim is kicking off an in-depth mentorship program in April. At this event, he’ll talk about how he has trained many world-class photographers and the plan for this mentorship program. He’ll also answer questions so you can decide if you’d like to participate. The cost of this ticket will be applied toward the mentoring program for anyone who signs up for both.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, March 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

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: 
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!

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.

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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
Larry Swedroe
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

What’s the investment forecast for 2021? Cloudy, with a chance of pent-up spending, fiscal stimulus, trade tensions, and showers of unexpected determinants. Join investment educator, author, and nationally acclaimed speaker Larry Swedroe in this intimate seminar to learn what to consider as you put together your investment plan for the year ahead.

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: 
James Tanton
Wednesday, February 24th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Do you field questions like, "Why is negative times negative positive?" Have you a beautiful and mathematical solid answer to this question that adequately answers your students' concern? In this 90-minute session, mathematician James Tanton will go through all the tough questions students naturally--and rightly--ask that are surprisingly thorny and deep and offer his mathematical advice on how to address them.

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

Are you curious or concerned about how the global pandemic could impact your retirement? Join Richard Eisenberg, the Managing Editor and Senior Editor of the Money and Work & Purpose Channels at Next Avenue (a PBS site for people 50+), in conversation about 9 retirement trends emerging across the US in 2021 and how they may (or may not) factor into your retirement planning.

Speaker: 
Sharon Louden
Monday, February 22nd, 6pm-7:30pm PT / 9pm-10:30pm ET

In this ever-changing world, do you wonder how artists are being creative, sustaining their lives, inspiring people behind the scenes? Join artist, author, and acclaimed lecturer Sharon Louden in this talk dispelling the belief that there is only one way to chart a path into a creative and sustainable life as an artist by revealing a few distinctly different artists who are living their lives despite the obstacles.

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: 
Alison Foley
Thursday, February 18th, 4pm-5pm PT / 7pm-8pm ET

This seminar will help high school student-athletes, their families, and coaches understand how to navigate the college recruiting process, specifically through COVID-19.

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: 
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.

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: 
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: 
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: 
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.

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: 
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: 
Amanda Montell
Wednesday, January 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, January 19th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60 minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Speaker: 
Roy Dean
Tuesday, January 12th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about training hard; it’s about training smart. This seminar will give you an overview of the journey to black belt and how to optimize your training for that goal.