Arts Extravaganza Workshops

Special sessions will involve hands-on activities and workshops in the visual, literary and performing arts. (Workshops subject to change without notice. Registration for workshops is on a first come, first served basis. You may be placed in a different workshop than selected if your choice is full.)

Visual Arts

Workshop sessions in art will involve studio projects in a wide range of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional arts media. Explore familiar or new techniques…No experience is required, just a willingness to have fun!

Visual Arts Workshops may include:

  • Pinhole Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Wheel Throwing Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Jewelry: Torch-fired glass beads
  • Printmaking

Creative Writing

Writing Screenplays and Broadcast Copy:

At the heart of great radio broadcasts, television shows, and movies is writing. This workshop will introduce you to the process of writing broadcast copy for promotions and commercials, and to structuring a short screenplay. You will learn the steps, and then write your own radio copy and screenplays for :30 advertisements, get feedback, and take them with you as samples!


Make 'Em Laugh: Introduction to Comedy Improvisation:

Have you ever been interested in doing comedy improvisation? Do you like Who's Line is It Anyway? Did you know most of the greats of SNL started in improv? Come learn some of the foundational "secrets" to good comedy improvisation with Associate Professor Jenna Neilsen and members of ASU's Lost and Found Comedy Improv Troupe.


Composing with Garageband:

This session will explore various aspects of recording and mixing on the recording program Garageband. Topics to be covered include recording and editing MIDI, using Garageband loops, recording and working with audio, and mixing and adding effects to a recording. The session will also demonstrate how to set up a keyboard and microphone for recording as to provide students with knowledge on using this technology outside of the classroom. We will also discuss different approaches to writing and recording music for video.