Crosstown Arts Winter 2018 Youth Workshops

Songwriting/Music Production Workshop
Taught by artist Lawrence Matthews
Wednesdays only, January 10-31
Location: Crosstown Arts story booth

Over the course of four Wednesdays, this workshop focuses on the art of songwriting and the specifics of music production. Young musicians who play instruments, sing, and/or rap are highly encouraged to sign up! Come learn, create, and collaborate with other young artists. The session will end in a listening party. Must be 13 and older to attend workshop.

Crosstown Youth Theatre:
Monologues of Heroes and Villains
Taught by Jazzy Miller
Wednesdays only, February 7-April 25
Location: Crosstown Arts story booth

If every hero has a flaw, then every villain must have a positive strength. Beginning  on Wednesday, February 7, young actors involved in the Crosstown Youth Theatre will meet every Wednesday and devise, write, rehearse, and perform their own monologues, embodying the stories of heroes and villains. The sessions will end in a performance on Wednesday, April 25 at 6pm in the Studio theatre of the McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College. Must be 11 and older to attend.

True Tales Comics taught by Eric Clausen
Taught by Eric Clausen
Tuesdays only, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: Crosstown Arts story booth

In four Tuesdays, students will create a non-fiction comic (from a true story of their own) with teaching artist Eric Clausen. They will learn basics of plot, storyboarding, layout, illustration, and bookmaking. All comics will be published together into a printed graphic novel anthology. All skill levels welcome. Great for middle and high school students with interests in storytelling, writing, and/or drawing.

For more details or to sign up for any of these workshops,
contact Jazmin Miller at

story booth afternoon workshops 

story booth is a space dedicated to helping young people in Memphis (aged 10-18) develop their own voices through creative and expository writing and other project-based art workshops. these workshops are free for participants.

these collaborations with professional artists and trained volunteers helps our participants see projects from inspiration to finished works and public recognition. we believe young people write and create with enthusiasm and increasing confidence when they see the steps of a particular artistic process lead to a final product, so each of our workshops is specifically designed to result in a finished work showcased in the most professional format possible—then published, performed, screened, or exhibited before a receptive audience.

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