Adult Classes + Workshops


Program Description

We invite students of all ages and abilities to explore our workshops at the Helen Hill Media Education Center. We offer a diverse range of classes in a collaborative and supportive educational environment. Learn the basics to advanced skills with our accomplished teaching artists and filmmakers. Call to register or come visit us in person.

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Registration Policy:

Advance registration is required. Registration is not secured until payment is received. There are no refunds on classes, but we will happily give you credit for a class if there is proper notice, should you need to cancel your registration for any reason.

-Full credit up to one week before the class
-Half credit if you cancel the week before class begins
-No credit if you cancel day of the first class or after


Feb 07, 6:00pm

Audio Documentaries: How to Tell a Story through Podcasting

This class is now full!!

Class begins Wednesday, February 07
When: Tuesdays // February 7, 14, 21, and 28 // 6:00 - 8:00PM
Instructor: Cooper McKim
Location: One Columbia
1219 Taylor St, Columbia SC
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $120
Description: In this class, you'll learn the tools necessary to write and produce your own narrative podcast, whether it's just an episode or a whole series. We'll talk about how to write scripts for audio, prepare for interviews, produce sound, and plan story structures. As the month passes, you'll go from learning the basics to producing your own sound-rich story on a subject that fascinates you.
Materials: None.

Apr 20, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Facto Teatro Puppet Workshop

A part of Indie Grits Visiones.

Make your own paper puppet with Facto Teatro in this two day workshop!

When: Thursday, April 20 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm // Friday, April 21 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Columbia Marionette Theatre, 401 Laurel Street
Instructor: Alejandro Benítez
Cost: FREE
Description: One of Facto Teatro’s main objectives is to disseminate the techniques of the paper theater in México and across stages worldwide. Facto Teatro is always in search of a genuine artistic collaboration and this spirit is what has allowed them to showcase in places all around the globe such as France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Argentina, and the United States.
Attending both dates is strongly encouraged. No experience necessary. Adults only.