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Is your child a budding creative writer?
With our Creative Writing Workshop course, high school writers will be allowed to let their creativity bloom and flourish. Theresa Benaquist, an award-winning professor, will instruct them in an open minded, supportive, and enjoyable environment.
Courses will start September 28th.
More information here about the program, instructor, and how to register here:



Think you know everything about taking pictures? You have probably only scratched the surface on your digital camera, iPhone, or Blackberry. Discover the many creative ways that you can express yourself through photographs in the photography programs. To learn more about Young Photographers click here. To learn more about Photography Institute click here.


Learn the art of songwriting with renowned Purchase College faculty in the Songwriting Workshop. Get your “Glee” on with Creative Vocal Lab and continue singing in the Choral Conservatory. Is cool jazz more your style? Join the Jazz Workshop (no previous jazz training required) and start jamming! Check out performances from previous years here.


Learn to create comic books, graphic novels and to storyboard the perfect camera angles for your next film or web video! Plan, draw, and polish your project from layouts to finished inks. To find out more about Creating Comic Books for Youth students click here. To learn more about Creating Comic Books and Graphic Novels for Precollege students click here.

Hi all, this is a friendly reminder that the Summer 2012 Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts OPEN HOUSE will be held TOMORROW, Saturday, April 21 at Purchase College from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Music Building Room 0078. Learn about our programs, meet with our instructors, and tour the campus.

Don’t forget that registration is still open for our summer programs.

Register and pay in full by May 4 and save more than 10%!

Also, here’s a beautiful video from last year’s songwriting workshop final performance:


The new Shakespeare Workshop program is designed to help introduce students to classic text integrating acting, voice, and movement. Over the course of the two-week workshop, students attend a morning class each day with the Lead Instructor, Denise Bessette, which consists of warm-up exercises for voice and movement then a concentration on acting class/rehearsal of monologues and scenes from the canon of Shakespearean plays in combination with the reading and discussion of two texts: the Shakespearean tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET and the comedy, AS  YOU LIKE IT. At the end of the two-week session, students will perform at least one monologue and one scene for invited family and friends. They will be asked to provide minimal costume suggestions and simple props. The performance is done without a set, sound or stage lighting in order to feature the actors’ work.


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