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We host a variety of engaging workshops throughout the year. From engineering, to creative writing, we are bound to excite the imagination! Workshops are for both homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike. We host adult classes as well.

Please note: Students may be dropped off for workshops with a signed waiver. Parents or guardians must be on time when picking up students.

Summer Workshop Series

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Basic Photography Workshop

Adults and Teens

If you are looking to learn the basic skills of photography, then this class is for you!

This 5-week workshop will teach you how to take control of your camera and get a great image, every time. Bring your cameras and get ready for some fun, and form, with an experienced Photographer!

This workshop is taught by Jessica Kaczenski, owner of Jessica Marie Photography Inc. For more than 10 years, Jessica Kaczenski has specialized in portrait and wedding photography in the Pioneer Valley.

Dates: February 21 and 28, March 7, 14 and 21.

Time: Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm

Ages: 16 and up

Cost: $150/student (Full payment is due at enrollment and is non-refundable)

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Finding Your Voice Through Theatrical Writing

A Writers' Workshop

Grades: 5th - 8th
When: April 23rd/30th and May 7th/14th/ 21st/28th from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Cost: $150 ($25 deposit to reserve spot, full payment due at first class)
Where: 221 Pine St., Ste 320, Florence, MA 01062
Questions? Contact us at or (323) 337-2143

This workshop blends theater and writing to explore the ways in which performance can be used to enhance our creative writing practice. During each session, participants will be provided with creative prompts and time to write, as well as engage in a variety of improv games and basic acting activities aimed at helping writers invent new plot points and add depth to their characters. There will also be ample time to give and get feedback on our writing, and potentially perform aspects of our work in a collaborative manner. To get the most out of each session, participants are encouraged to work on an extended piece of writing throughout the workshop, but this is not required. What is required is an open-mind and a willingness to put ourselves out there and have fun - both on paper and on the "stage".

This workshop is facilitated by Samantha Briggs, a teacher-consultant for the Western Massachusetts Writing Project. Samantha teaches English and directs both the play and musical at Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge, MA.