Filament has worked with kids and parents to develop ideas for virtual classes that meet the needs of today! Join us via ZOOM for our specially designed classes! See current offerings below!

Looking for summer camps or fun family activities? See also our Virtual Summer Camps and our Lightbulb Lab!

Filament PlayDates

Online drop-in classes for ages 7-12
Up to 10 Students

Join Filament for a series of short, snappy jam-packed virtual workshops featuring a new technique each class!  Work with Filament’s teaching artists and actors to learn new drama skills you can use for play-making at home.  Sign-up for one, or for all four!  If you’ve ever wanted to share a Filament class with a faraway friend, invite them to join us! 

Bringing the Outside In with Poetry — with Reji

Saturday, June 27
10:00am – 10:45am via Zoom
Through poetry, voice, and speech we will create and explore the nuances of an outside environment inside.  Together, we will perform a poem and create a soundscape reflective of our environment and text. 

Making Music at Home — with Joelle

Tuesday, June 30
3:00pm – 3:45pm via Zoom
Anyone can have fun making music at home in this workshop for novice and experienced musicians alike!  No instruments required but anything you’ve got lying around the house will be put to good musical use!

Silly Voices, Strong Voices — with Deanalís

Wednesday, July 1 (Updated Date)
3:00pm – 3:45pm via Zoom
Speak up in this workshop focused on all the ways we can use our voices.  Learn ways to make your voice healthy and strong and use your new knowledge to create some super silly voices, too! 

Drama Game Jam Session! — with Allison

Thursday, July 2
3:00pm – 3:45pm via Zoom
Calling all bibbbity-bobbing ninja night security guards!  Come along to play all your favorite drama games and learn some new ones that work particularly well for playing with friends online!  

After paying our teachers, all proceeds from these classes will be donated to GoodKids Mad City. We encourage you to learn more about this youth lead group of Black and Brown young people united in fighting to end violence in Chicago and other major cities across the country.

Suddenly — A Story!

Online class for ages 7-12
Up to 10 students

  • SESSION 1: April 2 – 23; Thursdays 3pm – 3:40pm via ZOOM – FULL
  • SESSION 2: April 16 – May 7; Thursdays 2pm – 2:40pm via ZOOM – FULL

Join Filament for a special virtual storytelling class!  Using drama games, storytelling prompts, and art projects, storytellers will construct parts of a story, pass them along to classmates each week, and enjoy silly surprises as they hear their story evolve.  In 4 weeks, you’ll have a chain mail story to share. 

If you’ve ever wanted to share a Filament class with a faraway friend, invite them to join us! 

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