The Press Corps offers several styles of workshop to teach teens arts criticism and arts journalism.

See here for more information on Press Corps Pop-Up Workshops and Press Corps Intensives.

Press Corps Pop-Up Workshops

Press Corps Pop-Up workshops cover the basics of arts criticism and offer teens a chance to try their hand at arts writing. These short workshops include seeing an art event and having a lesson with a professional critic on how to approach looking at art with a critical lens. In these workshops, teens will try several different writing prompts to practice articulating their unique perspective on art. We work with our Arts and Community Partners to host these workshops at a variety of locations.

Check out the upcoming Opera Pop-Up workshop below!

Teens at Tacoma Art Museum during an Arts Criticism 101 Pop-Up workshop

Seattle Opera Press Corps Immersion

Sign-up for our Seattle Opera Press Corps Immersion Workshop! This workshop is a two-weekend experience, with meetings on November 9, 15, and 17. You'll get to attend The Falling and the Rising, and go behind-the-scenes, and learn historical and political history of opera. You'll have the opportunity to meet youth and professional singers, try your hand at writing about opera, and learn from opera and arts writer T.S. Flock!

The Falling and the Rising, Opera Memphis, Photo by Ziggy Mack.


Saturday, November 9
At Seattle Opera Center
1-2 PM - Attend Teen Vocal Studio rehearsal
2:15-3 PM - Panel Discussion with opera singers, dramaturg, and critic T.S. Flock!

Friday, November 15

At Seattle Opera Center
6:30 PM - Pre-show Lesson
8 PM - Attend Seattle Opera's performance of The Falling and the Rising.

Sunday, November 17

At the TeenTix Office in the Seattle Center Armory
1-3 PM - Post-show discussion and writing practice with critic T.S. Flock!

Register now by signing up on THIS FORM!

The first TEN teens to sign-up get in FREE, any teens after that will just need to purchase a $5 TeenTix ticket to the November 17, performance to attend the workshop.

Questions? Email Mariko, the Press Corps Program Manager at [email protected].

Press Corps Intensives

Press Corps Intensives are deep-dive workshops into arts writing and arts criticism. In each course, teens work with professional critics and arts journalists to receive mentorship on their writing. Some Press Corps Intensives are multi-week workshops where teens attend a different art event each week and practice writing reviews of each event. Others are week-long immersions into arts journalism, where teens learn how to interview artists and write features and previews of arts events. In each Intensive, teaching artists provide individual editing feedback and mentorship so participants can hone and strengthen their writing skills and build their confidence and individual voice.

Press Corps Intensive participants all publish at least one piece of writing on the TeenTix blog from their work in the Intensive.


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