Classes and Workshop Arts education in Beacon!

Organizations in and around Beacon that offer creative arts instruction classes and other workshops for kids and adults.


Donna Minkowitz Writing Workshops
Description: Donna Minkowitz has taught memoir writing workshops for 20 years, at the 92nd Street Y, the New York Writers Workshop, the Mt. Chocorua Writing Workshop, and The Kitchen. She is the author of two award-winning memoirs, Growing Up Golem and Ferocious Romance, and has written for the New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and elsewhere.
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Get Lit Beacon
Address: Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St
Beacon, New York
Description: Beginner and Intermediate Writing Workshops.

It’s true that writing is an endeavor best done alone. But how do you begin? What if you’re stuck? And what happens once you have something written? I can help you through all stages of the writing process, from beginner to seeking out publication. I offer private lessons via Skype.
Phone: (845) 750-9080
Writing with Ruth Danon
Address: One East Main St
Apartment 204
Beacon, New York
Description: Ruth Danon teaches poetry using constraint based improvisational methods. Participants are presented with experiential, linguistic, and formal constraints that instigate writing during the class. Classes also focus on technique and craft and include more traditional “workshopping” of individual poems. The emphasis is on the connection between process and product; the aim of the work is to achieve surprise for both writer and reader. Students get significant individual attention through private conferences and have the opportunity to participate in public readings. Eight- week sessions are repeated throughout the year.
Website: Ruth Danon
Phone: (917) 312-7417