It is our belief at Blackbird Academy of Arts that creative writing is an important life skill for students of all ages. It not only heightens the imagination and is a wonderful outlet for artistic expression, but also helps produce orderly thought and clear communication.
Our classes are designed to foster positive attitudes toward writing in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. We believe that developing the craft of writing is essential, thus each class introduces elements which will help students understand the writing process and incorporate these elements into their own writing.
Students will explore many different genres of writing—short stories, poetry, journaling, scripts, and lyrics—to find the ones they relate to most. All classes are set up as workshops, with emphasis placed on modeling, sharing work with the class, peer response, and rereading for revision. This type of workshop setting encourages students to think of themselves as writers and to take their writing seriously.