Applications for summer youth classes are now being accepted. Please contact Lucia LoTempio at with any questions.

Summer Youth 2023

The Loft will offer weeklong classes across grades 1-12 for our community during the weeks of July 18-August 11, Tuesday-Friday. Please propose classes that would fit into our thematic weeks:

*For grades 1-9, classes are 2.5hrs/day, 4days/week. Students will sign up for daylong instruction. Classes will be marketed to constituents as daylong offerings, and sign-ups will include classes proposed by multiple teachers. The marketed title for weekly summer sessions may be determined by the Loft. Your class will be your time with the students, and unless proposed as such, will not be team-taught. A usual day of programing for students might look like this:

  • 9:00-11:30 AM - Morning Session - Class proposed by teaching artist 1 
  • 11:30-1:30 PM - Midday Enrichment/Field Trip + Lunch with Loft staff
  • 1:30-4:00 PM - Afternoon Session - Class proposed by teaching artist 2

*For grades 10-12, classes are 3hrs/day, 4day/week. Students will sign up for individual classes.

If you would like to submit multiple class proposals, please complete this form for each individual proposal.

About Young Writers

Young students include motivated writers who are passionate about their art, as well as reluctant readers and writers who may lack confidence in their abilities. Classes are now offered by grade-range, typically (but not exclusively) students entering:

  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-9
  • Grades 10-12

Please note that our most popular age range with constituents is grades 7-9. Teaching Artists should tailor their content to the students’ age and developmental level.   

You’ll be paid $7.00 per student per contact hour based on enrollment for your second class meeting (students may drop the class during the first week).

Most Loft policies for adult education apply to the Young Writers’ Program as well (teaching artist pay rate, cancellation of class due to low enrollment policy, etc.), but there are many exceptions and additions meant to serve the different needs of a youth population. For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the program manager, Lucia LoTempio, at

More Information

The posted Reference Guide for Teaching Artists can be found on the website and has many answers to FAQ's on everything from Loft policies to teacher pay to descriptions of all the various programs and opportunities the Loft has to offer.

The Loft is dedicated to offering classes that are as imaginative and multicultural as the students and communities that we serve. We seek reading lists, class content, and approaches to discussions on craft that are inclusive and diverse, as well as timely, contemporary and accessible (readily available online, not out of print). Class proposals not adhering to these stipulations are unlikely to be accepted.

The Loft will hold two Information Sessions via Zoom about Summer Youth 2023 teaching. 

  • November 10 @ 5:30-6:30 PM
  • November 19 @ 10:30-11:30 AM

To register for an info session, or with any other questions, email Lucia at

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