We create literary works of art while publishing anthologies, We Make the World Magazine (WMWM), a podcast (The Rabid Children), art, films and stop motion animations. We believe in finding a variety of ways to express ourselves and find our voice, connecting to our creative source.
This is a place of purpose, of following what makes you laugh or come to life, a place that is safe to explore new territory and discover who you are and what you like while making original work with a community of young collaborators. This isn't just a class. It's a gathering of creative energy, alive with a mission to empower, educate, express, and inspire others.
Come join us as we explore specialized and themed classes in writing, publishing, art, photography, film making, and expressing ourselves through our podcast.
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“Annika loves ‘Miss Tracy’. As a mom, to be a fly on the wall during Tracy’s classes is a magical thing. She brings a deep understanding of how children learn, and invites each child into a safe, supportive space in which their own, unique voice is heard and honored. Tracy and the kids truly form a community. The meld of history, culture, art, and movie making is brilliant—so many ways to learn, process, and express subjects and themes, all while receiving a gentle introduction to life skills around collaboration, goal setting, and accountability.” -Dawn (Mom)
“I like that she’s very generous and gives us a lot of chances to make our work better. She mentors us so well and helps us through things.” -James (student)
“Teacher Tracy is the best! We have enjoyed her classes for the last two years. She is patient with the kids and really cares about them individually. We appreciate her generous nature and willingness to share her knowledge and skills”. -Dana (Mom)
“I really like how she’s kind and supportive and gives me good ideas. She’s very motivational and she leaves a lot of things open ended so we can make it our own.” - Crispin (student)
“I think your teaching style is amazing. It's such a warm atmosphere, even online. I love how you let the kids have brainstorming time but it's almost like a guided meditation, where your voice comes in occasionally to keep them thinking freely and reminding them not to erase or criticize what they just wrote. I also appreciate how you keep them positive but specific and honest in helping each other be better writers. You make them feel safe and inspired to express what's inside themselves. Now I understand how INSPIRED they have been this week to just keep writing. Thank you for inspiring our kids to be their most self-expressive, creative selves! - Vanitha (Mom)
“Tracy’s classes give me a lot of creative freedom to write whatever I feel like! She also frequently gives feedback to work which is great! She is always supportive of what we’re writing and is a great teacher and her classes helped me a lot in developing my writing skills.” - Judah (student)
“Tracy's classes are amazing! She is passionate about what she does and innovative in how she does it. The kids are able to learn about subjects while at the same time watch their own visions come to life...there is no better education model. To stir imagination and curiosity, educate and inspire, then create! Hands on learning. Tracys is open, supportive and kind, we are lucky to have her as a teacher in our daughter's life! I cannot recommend her classes enough!!” - George (Dad)
“Ms. Tracy is extraordinary! The camps she teaches are all kinds of awesome and very unique. They cover really interesting topics, and she gives us great feedback on what we can do to improve. She also has these ‘daily quotes’ that help us take our writing to the next level. If I could choose any summer camp, it would be Ms. Tracy’s.” -Raini (student)