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Here are a couple of 826LA’s upcoming writing and tutoring workshops for kids:

Write to Create on Saturday, July 17 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Imagine you are shown a mysterious, intricate object. Your critical mission is to write a description of how to build this object, only using words. No drawing allowed! Then, to test your skills, your partner will be given the materials to build this object and your instructions. How well they recreate the mystery object depends exclusively on your attention to detail! Do you think you are up for this challenge?

8 – 2 = 6 (Eight Minus Two is Six) on Saturday, July 31 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm – This workshop is for those who fall asleep while doing their math (or, even worse, have nightmares too) *and* students who would eat math instead of Cap’n Crunch for breakfast if they could. Every student in attendance will learn to harness the most intense math they know to create an infinitely elegant short story.

Both workshops are for kids ages 8 to 12. A $25 deposit check is required to reserve space in the workshop. Click here to sign up.

Click here to view all workshops for the month of July, including those being held at 826LA West (in Venice) and at the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum.

Here are some new workshops and panels hosted by 826LA. For the grown-ups they’ve got…

826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: Comedy Writing on Monday, May 3 at 8:00 pm with Bob Odenkirk, Jen Kirkman, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, and Jill Soloway! Moderated by Marc Evan Jackson! Our panelists will discuss comedy writing: how they got started, what inspires them, and the dark, dark place comedy comes from. We will also be screening some shorts written by our panelists. Takes place at Busby’s East (5364 Wilshire Blvd.). Click here to buy tickets.

And a couple of youth workshops…

Advertise! – Saturday, May 1 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Students will receive a brief primer on the components of print advertising-layout, copy, and graphics-and immediately put their knowledge to work. The products at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart need to be advertised. Working with volunteer instructors from the worlds of advertising and television, students will write copy and lay out the graphics for the Time Travel Mart products of their choice, creating actual print advertisements. Taught by ad folks from TBWA\Chiat\Day and TV folks from “Deadliest Catch” and “Mad Men.”  For students ages 8 to 12. Takes place at 826LA East (1714 W. Sunset Blvd). Cost is FREE. Go here to sign up!

Improv: Comedy and Character – Sunday, May 2 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm This workshop introduces participants to the core concepts of improv comedy: group mind, space work, character, and, of course, fun! Participants will play games, write character monologues, and create scenes using their characters. For students ages 8 to 13. Takes place at UCLA’s Armand Hammer Museum. Cost is FREE but PLEASE NOTE: this workshop is full. If you’d like to be included on a waiting list, email julius(at)826la.org

We just received word of a new organization called the Green Beacon Foundation. Located in Elysian Heights, it focuses on environmental educational and teaches people how to lead more sustainable lives through workshops and lectures.

They’ve got a workshop coming up this Saturday, April 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm entitled “PLASTIC: The Good, The Bad & The Deadly.”

Our homes are filled with plastics, and most of us don’t really know what they’re made of – or whether they’re safe.  Nancy Astid Lindo of Astrid Design Studio is back again to enlighten us on just how we can effectively reduce or eliminate the use of plastic inside the home and in our bodies. More than a workshop, this is a call to action. We must take a stand for our health and that of the planet and begin to eliminate the use of plastics as much as possible.

Cost is $10, you can pay online by clicking here. To RSVP and for address and directions, email Julie at contactgbf@gmail.com

On Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 the Echo Park Film Center will be teaching a new class called “In-Camera Adventures.”

This two-day workshop will introduce students to the history and theory of in-camera editing as it has been utilized by the avant-garde through screenings and discussions, as well as basic camera operation and hand processing. Each student will conceive and complete their own 3-minute, in-camera edited Super 8 film. All materials and equipment supplied by EPFC.

The limit class size limit is 6 students, so call or email them to reserve your spot. Cost is $100 or $80 for EPFC members.

Beginning on Monday, April 12 and going through the end of May, the Echo Park Film Center will be hosting a new workshop: Animation for Adults!

This six week workshop will guide students through animation production, including storyboarding, shooting, and editing. Each student will produce a short animation that will then be a part of a screening at the Film Center. Basic Mac skills are required for this class. All students must bring a 2-sentence description of an animation idea to the first class meeting. Class will meet Mondays 8:00 to 10:00 pm (April 12 & 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 24).

Class size is limited so call or email them to reserve your spot. Cost is $100 or $80 for EPFC members.