My Revelation at the Lunch Table

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI and camper from 2001 to 2005. YPI felt different to me this year. Sitting at the lunchroom table, surrounded by the staff members who are, at this point in my life, basically my chosen family members, I was wondering why YPI didn’t feel so …

Drawing and Painting 2013

Explore various media to improve your understanding of the various techniques used in visual arts. Explore charcoal, acrylic paint, pen and ink, and other materials while working on your observation and composition skills. Explorations in both 2D and 3D design. Advanced students often focus on a theme of interest or work on portfolios. We will help students of any level …

“Lost at Sea” and “Seventh Ave” by Julia

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI. New students often bring a new perspective to the class. We get a lot of songwriters coming back year after year, and we get to explore a new level each time. But the new students with their varying talents really keep the class fresh. …

Karakuri Pierrot: We all have burdens we carry.

Screenwriting (Week 1 Only) This workshop will introduce young people to the fundamentals of story structure and writing specifically for the screen. Students will work on character development, story arc, and dialogue, with a focus on rewriting and work-shopping. By the end of the week, each student will have completed his/her own short film script. This class also teaches the …