Writing Classes in Chicago, IL

Types of Writing Classes:

Apply Filters

Common Time Filters

Weeknights
Weekends

Days of the Week
What days are you free to take a class?

Class Times
What time are you able to take a class?

Class Schedule
When are you looking for a class?

Currently viewing classes from to

Where do you want to take your class?

Skill Level

Duration

Age

How many seats do you want?

Searching

Writing Classes Coming up in Chicago

14 classes have spots left

Writing 2

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Basic Sketch Structure-Practice pitching and writing basic sketch premises; explore point of view and discover how satire differs from parody; gain tools to revise and sharpen your sketch writing.

No Upcoming Schedules
$355

8 sessions

Play & Writing

at Chicago Children's Theatre - Near West Side 100 S Racine Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60607

This class will provide instruction in the skills of playwriting as students work creatively and collaboratively to develop original short plays. Through creative writing instruction and activities, students will write engaging new stories for the stage.  This class will conclude with a showcase reading for parents and caregivers in the final...

No Upcoming Schedules
$195

8 sessions

Be first to know about new writing classes

Add this topic and we'll let you know about new classes, trending topics and last minute discounts

Follow

How To Write Funny Lyrics

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This course is presented by Michael Pollock, author of the book by the same name! His tried-and-true methodology makes this kind of comedy writing a fun game to play. Prepare to be amazed. Learn to: Discover ideas for funny songs Develop their points of view Create great rhymes Build complete sets of lyrics Collaborate with composers

No Upcoming Schedules
$196

4 sessions

Writing the Comedy Memoir

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Life is funny - so it's time to write that sh*t down. In this class, you will capture "the funny" from your memories. Rat out old lovers, bosses and brothers. Swear a lot - or a little. Learn to tell the truth on the page, and in the process, discover what matters most. Self-awareness, correct spelling and forgiveness are not required. Prerequisites: Open...

No Upcoming Schedules
$355

8 sessions

CourseHorse Gift Card

Thousands of classes. No expiration. You choose the $ amount. Select a category or let the recipient pick.

Buy a Gift Card

Homemade Plays

at Chicago Children's Theatre - Near West Side 100 S Racine Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Every box is a stage in this creative, collaborative theatre experience! With cardboard and tape and your imagination as your storytelling materials, every week is a new set, a new play, a new storytelling experience. Participants will collaborate to cut, fold, construct, design, and devise completely original 3 – 5 minute plays.  Bring your...

No Upcoming Schedules
$20

Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

at Forefront - The Loop 208 S LaSalle St Ste 1540, Chicago, Illinois 60604

This introductory workshop prepares participants to successfully develop, write, and submit grant proposals to foundations and corporations. Through detailed instruction, small group exercises, and peer review, you’ll learn how to craft a proposal that serves as a bridge between your organization’s work and the goals of potential funders. You’ll...

No Upcoming Schedules
$260

Writing 1

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Master the skills of writing sketch comedy. Learn basic scene structure, character development, establish action, and learn the styles and genres of comedy. Weekly writing assignments & in-class exercises generate material and establish a regular writing schedule. Foundations of sketch comedy--Learn how to write like an improviser. Brainstorm ideas,...

No Upcoming Schedules
$340

8 sessions

Taking a class with friends or coworkers?

Explore private event options.

Learn More »

Creating Cartoon Stories

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Bring your story ideas to life in cartoons. Explore creative self-development, character development, narrative structure and more! In-class writing and drawing exercises help you discover new possibilities in developing and expressing your ideas and point of view. These exercises help you generate the ideas for your own original, personal story. No...

No Upcoming Schedules
$80

Intro to Writing for TV & Film Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Writers will learn the improvisational brainstorming skills utilized in any writer's room. Explore visual writing, story structure and character in preparation for creating work for TV and Film. Discuss existing scripts, generate plot points, and create engaging comedic characters to populate and inspire your longer script.

No Upcoming Schedules
$285

5 sessions

Constructing Your Comedic Screenplay Intensive

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

A sellable screenplay in Hollywood = quit your day job. This class will help you create characters, understand structure and learn to pitch. You'll end this course with an outline of your screenplay idea.

No Upcoming Schedules
$371

5 sessions

Writing for Sketch TV Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Learn to write sketches for TV shows like Saturday Night Live. Explore satire, character based sketches, commercial and television parodies, monologue/Weekend Update jokes, create scripts for digital shorts to promote your writing samples online and more. Collaborate with classmates and teacher to heighten and punch up ideas in this creative Writer?s...

No Upcoming Schedules
$285

5 sessions

Creating Your Pilot Pitch Packet

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Television Pilots - Discover the fundamentals of creating a pilot pitch for an original sitcom. Understand what the market is looking for and how to present your idea and make them laugh in the room.  Craft log lines to character breakdowns, a synopsis and future episode ideas. Pitch your ideas; collaborate with classmates to explore and heighten...

No Upcoming Schedules
$370

7 sessions

Writing the Comedic Musical: A Crash Course

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Do you love Book of Mormon and Urinetown? Want to try your hand at writing the next Avenue Q or Drowsy Chaperone? Jump into the deep end with this crash course in writing the comedy musical. Learn about the nuts and bolts of theatrical song technique, as well as in the bigger picture of character and story structure. Leave inspired and ready to get...

No Upcoming Schedules
$170

4 sessions

Accelerated Elementary A2.1

at ItalCultura - Near North Side 500 N Michigan Ave #1405, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Immerse yourself in the Italian language! 20 hours of instruction in 5 weeks. In the Elementary levels, students will develop linguistic skills, enhance their vocabulary and correctly apply grammar rules. A2.1 Chiaro!, Units 1 – 4 Grammar coverage includes indirect pronouns, the conditional mode, the imperfetto and passato prossimo tenses....

No Upcoming Schedules
$410

Accelerated Elementary A2.2

at ItalCultura - Near North Side 500 N Michigan Ave #1405, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Immerse yourself in the Italian language! 20 hours of instruction in 5 weeks.  In the Elementary levels, students will develop linguistic skills, enhance their vocabulary and correctly apply grammar rules. A2.2 Chiaro!, Units 5 – 7 Grammar coverage includes the passato prossimo of reflexive verbs, some irregular nouns, and the imperative....

No Upcoming Schedules
$410
Reset all filters.

No results found

Try removing some filters.