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

Dance Journalism Workshop Presented with ECA!

The TeenTix is partnering with Edmonds Center for the Arts to present a Dance Journalism Workshop this May. More info HERE!

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 back soon for more info about Pop-Up workshops.

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

Art Begets Art Creative Writing Workshop with On the Boards!

Calling all creative writers! Join us for a new series of FREE creative writing workshops, hosted by TeenTix in collaboration with On the Boards. In each Art Begets Art mini-workshop you’ll attend a performance at the On the Boards, then produce a piece of creative writing in response to the performance. Mini-workshops consists of three meetings: a pre-meeting to learn about the performance you'll be seeing, the performance itself, and a post-meeting to work on your creative writing.

You'll get to discuss the performance with other art-loving teens, meet the artist after the show, and receive individual mentorship from a professional writer on your work. There will also be an opportunity to publish your work on the TeenTix blog and receive a stipend for publication!

There are three different mini-workshops, each revolving around a different performance at On the Boards. You can sign up for one, two, or all three workshops! Learn more about each performance below. Then read the dates and times carefully, and sign up on THIS FORM!

The Indigo Room by Timothy White Eagle

The Indigo Room is an immersive, part-improvisational, part-ritualistic new performance and installation work. Audiences will experience a live work that explores the sacred elements of life, death, and grief on a journey to mysterious depths. On the Boards building will be filled with carnivalesque reliquaries staged throughout the space each combining storytelling and universal mythology into fantastic sculptural elements.

Explore examples of Timothy White Eagle's work right HERE.

  • Meeting 1: Saturday, March 19, 11-1 PM
  • Performance/Meeting 2: Saturday, March 26, 7 PM
  • Meeting 3: Saturday, April 2, 11-1 PM

Other Rooms by Pamela Z

Pamela Z’s performance evenings combine live electronic processing, sampled sound, and rear-projected video to create a spectacular multi-medium event. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques—Pamela Z’s processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers—allowing her to manipulate sound with physical gestures.

Listen to an excerpt from Pamela Z's arrangement of Meredith Monk's Scared Song right HERE.

  • Meeting 1: Saturday, April 30, 11-1 PM
  • Performance/Meeting 2: Saturday, May 7, 7 PM
  • Meeting 3: Saturday, May 14, 11-1 PM

CUTLASS SPRING by Dana Michel

Information about CUTLASS SPRING from Dana Michel: I have noticed an increasing disconnection with myself as a sexual being over the past 20 years. This widening ssure has stricken me as particularly troubling as i have always had a particularly keen interest in sexual investigation and a somewhat latent (and admittedly giggly!) interest in becoming a sexologist. In my past two works, I have to some extent been exploring the idea of repression - how I had been repressing certain aspects of my cultural identity and the repercussions of this kind of withholding. Moving further towards uncovering buried facets of my human composition, I would now like to delve into what has become the mystery of my sexual self and how it affects me as a human, a performer, a mother, a lover.

Watch a trailer of CUTLASS SPRING right HERE.
*This performance contains nudity and is primarily a performance with ambient sound and no spoken

  • Meeting 1: Saturday, May 14, 1:301-3:30 PM
  • Performance/Meeting 2: Saturday, May 21, 7 PM
  • Meeting 3: Saturday, May 28, 11-1 PM

Workshops require participants to dedicate time out of the meeting hours to work on their creative writing pieces.

Sign up for a workshop by filling out this form:


Each workshop is limited to 12 teens. Must be ages 13-19, and a current TeenTix member to participate. If you're not a TeenTix member yet, it's free to sign up, RIGHT HERE.

While any teen who is interested should sign-up, we highly encourage teens who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) to participate.

Everyone who signs up will receive an email confirming their registration. Technology assistance is available for teens who need access to a laptop or internet to participate. Bus passes are also available for teens who need transportation support to participate.

If you have questions about, or need assistance filling out this application, please contact Mariko, the Teen Programs Director at [email protected]

Past Press Corps Intensives


Read the recap of our past Press Corps Intensives and check out some of the teen writing that's been published on the blog.

CHOP SHOP Arts Journalism Press Corps Intensive (January 2021)

Beyond the Review Press Corps Intensive (April 2019)

Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive (March 2019)

Fall 2018 Press Corps Intensive

Spring 2018 Press Corps Intensive

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