We invite you to join us for  Fright Shop , a community event that will take place on  Thursday, October 25, 2018 , and will include a haunted house designed by Discovery Shop students, a Makerfaire with handmade goods from Style Shop students, student performances, a costume contest, and Halloween activities for all ages.

This event highlights the important role that afterschool programs play in
keeping Third Ward youth safe, engaged and prepared to be successful adults,
and is in celebration of the 19th Annual Lights on Afterschool Initiative.

We hope to see you there!! Costumes encouraged!!

Workshop Houston Presents:
Fright Shop
Thursday, October 25th
5 - 7p
3030 Holman Street
Houston, TX 77004

Haunted House
The theme of this years’ Haunted House will be ‘School Spirits’, featuring zombie-fied students, class clowns, and a gauntlet of school-themed obstacles. Our Haunted House will feature spooky tech and student-made scares created by the mad-scientist minds of our Discovery Shop students. Style Shop students will help out with gory costumes for the actors, and Beat Shop students will create haunting sounds.

Stage
Workshop Houston students will showcase their talents with musical performances and fashion displays. Additionally, community members from our neighborhood schools, universities, and organizations will be invited to perform. The highlight of the evening will be our Costume Contest award ceremony - prizes for Scariest and Most Creative will be awarded!

Activity Booths
Makerfaire of Handmade Goods by Style Shop students
Pumpkin Painting
Photobooth
Popcorn Monster Hands
Community Organization Info Booths
And More!

Visit our facebook event page to learn more!
Volunteers Needed!
If you'd like to be part of the fun - sign up to volunteer! We have all kinds of opportunities, from helping out with the Haunted House to painting pumpkins!

Contact Tasha for more details and to sign up!
Donation's Needed!

If you have old Halloween decor laying around, old school uniforms for our Haunted House actors, or would like to help with snacks please reach out to  Gabriella.

  • Gently Used Halloween Decorations
  • Gently Used School Uniforms for Haunted House Actors
  • Gently Used Cheerleading Uniform for Haunted House Actor
  • Individually Wrapped Candies for Goodie Bags
  • Halloween Goodie Bags
  • Canned Drinks and Small Water Bottles
  • Halloween Edible Sprinkes
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Black Trash Bags
Progress Report: First Month Back at Workshop!

Beat Shop  students have been getting familiar with sample chopping and drum programming in the computer program, FL Studio. Advanced students have been writing lyrics and are getting ready to record their new songs this week!


Discovery Shop  students are working on building their very own drones, pictured above, and thinking up the scariest-scares for the Fright Shop Haunted House. Light and movement sensors will be explored to animate props in the Haunted House.


Style Shop  students completed their first hands-on project last week: customized work aprons. Gabriel, upper left, models his handmade camo-print version. Next, Style Shop students will work on creating dresses and pants to master sewing pockets, buttons, zippers, and darting.
Workshop in the Community:
City Hall Farmers Market
City of Houston CMC Agency Fair
At the seasonal kick-off of the City Hall Farmer's Market on September 19th, Workshop Houston joined other Houston-area non-profits to distribute information to City of Houston employees and market-goers about our mission, fall programs, registration information, and our amazing students!

Every fall, the City of Houston embarks on a combined municipal campaign, themed 'We Rise by Lifting Others' that encourages City employees to designate a charity to support, through payroll deductions, throughout the following year. This amazing campaign allows Workshop to engage City employees each year.

Ms. Tasha enjoys a beautiful day at the
City Hall Farmers Market on 9/19.
Everyday the lives of our students are impacted by the generosity of our supporters.
THANK YOU!
An enormous thanks to everyone who donated items to our College Care Packages!
Workshop sent care packages to Workshop Alum across the country who graduated this past May.
(donations pictured above)

Sarah Gabbart, of Marigold Sewing, donated sewing notions, fabrics, and super stylish sewing patterns. Savaii, right, already used some of the striped-jersey fabric Sarah donated to create this fabulous two-piece look.
You can help Workshop Houston students cultivate their creativity with just a few clicks. Purchase gifts from Amazon to help us keep our Shops well-stocked.
For more information please contact
Executive Director, Jaime Herrero
713-807-7911