Big Class @ The French Quarter Fest
Big Class is at the French Quarter Fest today! We’ll be in the kid’s area at the Historic Hermann-Grima House at 820 St Louis Street (just off Bourbon St) making a poetry and art zine for the upcoming Loving Festival. Stop by and say hi!
Two weeks filled with jazz, journaling, and...
Here’s Tuesdays update! So far the students have- -Listened to Miles Davis to start the week, using his music as inspiration for writing and visual art. Local writer and educator Jason Hampton led the students through some of the basic tenets of jazz music. There will be much more to come from this particular workshop. -also, artist Heather Muntzer led the students through a visual arts...
A quick, thrilling, breathless update
Big Class has kicked into high gear! This week we: -Have started our food writing and newspaper workshops. Students have tasted broccoli raab, pancetta, and kale (on pizza), reported happenings on St. Claude Avenue and in the Antenna Gallery, made collages with the help of Kolaj Magazine, explored different kinds of food writing, and learned how to keep a journal to lead to larger pieces of...
Big Class is in session starting today.
Two years and a few months after we started this little blog for our 1st grade class, Big Class is now a place. We open the doors of our writing and publishing center (3718 St. Claude) at 4 today for our jazz workshop. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible.
Another Open House/Volunteer Info Session
Today: stop by Big Class HQ (3718 Saint Claude) between 11-4 to sign up your kids for our dynamic, creative after school programs and to learn more about Big Class. Volunteers: we will be holding an information session and training from 12-2. Hot dogs will be served. Come on by!
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Big Class is a fledgling organization with some ambitious projects on the horizon. Your year-end donation will help us publish young writers across New Orleans in real books, provide them with after school tutoring and workshops, and find new ways to bring creative writing to their schools. Donations can be made directly on our website. Big Class is a 501c3 non-profit through Press...
As recently announced Big Class will be operating free after school tutoring and workshops at 3718 Saint Claude Avenue in early 2013. We need your talent and dedication to serve our young writers. To state your interest, simply send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line “Volunteer.” A follow-up e-mail will come in early January.
Illustrators and Book Designers needed!
We’re seeking illustrators for two massively awesome book projects to be published in early 2013. 72 2nd-graders from ARISE Academy in the Upper 9th Ward are writing fairy tales that will require colorable illustrations from all over so that their crayon-skills may be properly utilized. 14 after school students from Akili Academy in Gentilly have been hard at work crafting...
Big Class and Press Street Announce Partnership
Free creative writing programming and after school tutoring to be offered at Press Street headquarters in early 2013 NEW ORLEANS, LA. (December 17, 2012) – Big Class, a New Orleans-based organization that enriches literacy in public schools through student-driven creative collaborations, is proud to announce its partnership with Press Street. The partnership will further the organizations’ shared...
Big Class No. 2 is a collection of coloring books (complete with crayons)...– Big Class No. 2 is one of Maple Street Book Shop’s holiday picks, thanks to manager Matt Carney.
Big Class + Culture Collision 2012 →
We will be at Generations Hall tomorrow night for Culture Collision 2012, a city-wide celebration to kick-off the cultural season in New Orleans. At our little table we will be spreading the word about our work and what we’re up to this year. We’ll also be fundraising by selling prints of Big Class illustrations, Big Class No. 2 and Big Class No. 3: The 504. It was a lot of fun...
The Creative Class | NOLA DEFENDER →
NOLA Defender did an awesome write-up of us on the occasion of our Saturday gallery show.
If you want to help us set up our show, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need people Thursday and Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Although they’ve already reached their meager goal of $500, this is an...– BIG CLASS: Adorable Kids Making Adorable Books | Press Street Thanks for the write-up, Room 220. And thanks to everyone that has contributing to making our event possible. We hope to see you Saturday. If you’re still interested in helping our work, our Kickstarter does have some...
We need $180 by tomorrow night to fund Saturday's... →
Saturday’s show is almost here, and we’re exceedingly excited to celebrate the art from our first three books. However, we still need help purchasing our prints and supplies. We’re almost there!
Big Class: An exhibition of work by and inspired... →
As we enter the 2012-2013 school year with lots of big plans (three new book projects and programs at the new Press Street/Antenna Gallery space), we have decided to both honor the work that’s been done so far and kick off what’s next with next weekend’s gallery exhibition at HomeSpace in the St. Claude Arts District. We very much hope to see you there. In order to make this...
Our web site just underwent a huge overhaul with all new bells and whistles. There you can find all kinds of helpful info and examples of what we do. Most importantly, there is now a place for you to purchase our books, which should be especially helpful to all the folks who live outside New Orleans. All the proceeds go towards our upcoming projects with Lincoln Elementary, John Dibert...