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“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the THINKS you can think up if you only try!”
-Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, Dr. Seuss


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Group Workshops

Pencil Heads workshops are for all kinds of young writers, from the ones who hesitate over every word, to the ones who have a 300-page novel at home in their desk drawers-and everyone in between. Our method of instruction is designed to encourage kids of all backgrounds and learning levels to grow as writers. We help every Pencil Head to develop their own unique voice, inspired entirely by his or her heart and imagination. Workshop size is limited to ensure that each child receives plenty of guidance and feedback. Because every Pencil Head's voice is unique, our workshops are not competitive.


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ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS

**DUE TO THE FACT THAT ANDREA IS ON MATERNITY LEAVE, WORKSHOPS WILL RESUME IN LATE SPRING. PLEASE JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR UPDATES.**

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With the school week behind you, it's time to officially let loose! No more uniforms, cursive lessons or spelling tests. Today is all about unleashing those crazy creatures from the depths of your mind. Let the monsters out of the closet! Beam down the aliens from another world! Or, tell us exactly what happens in "happily ever after." Send your parents off to run those boring old errands while you write your next great masterpiece. And of course, we'll play some of our wacky improvisation games to mix up the fun.

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios (131 W. 72nd St. between Columbus & Amsterdam)

Price: $80 per 1-day session



The Imagination Factory: A 10-Week Workshop*

NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME - STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES

Upper East Side Location

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(*Our Reading Party is the final workshop!)
Price: Early bird sign up $525; Regular price $625

*5 child minimum; 12 child maximum per class

Have you always wanted to write a book of stories? Do you have amazing short stories bubbling inside your brain? Well, in this workshop, you may be surprised by who you meet in the depths of your imagination - from witches and warlocks, to rock stars and monsters, to princesses and frogs! First we play some fun improvisation games to get your brain loosened-up, and then you're ready to write. Who knows? You might design a new candy shop that would put Wonka's Chocolate Factory to shame, or retell the story of "The Billy Goats Gruff" from the troll's point of view. Adventure into a new story each week - telling tall tales, solving mysteries, and rewriting fairy tales. Prepare to answer the mysteries of the universe by writing your own legends. If you can think of it, you can write it! (**No fancy degrees, spectacles, or graying beards required.)


Sliding Scale Tuition - Because Pencil Heads operates with limited resources, we ask that those who can afford to pay full price to please do so. Monthly installments are also an option. However, we realize that not everyone can afford the full fee. We do not want to turn away a child who loves to write, and that is why we offer a sliding scale option. Please consider your family income and resources when determining the appropriate fee for your child. We work on the honor system and trust that your assessment is an honest one.