Independent Study Project Lab – Summer 2023

Summer 2023 Independent Study Students have spent the past couple of weeks developing their work and craft. Join us August 20 for a showcase of their projects.

Participants: Mai Ozeki & Ayaka Yamamoto
Guest Presenters: Elena Clark Denisova & Youlim Nam

Instructor: Snezhana Chernova

About Independent Study Lab

For artists who are interested in developing their own projects, this is an independent class working solo or with a partner on an independent study project that you devise, under the guidance of HB faculty, Snezhana Chernova.

You must submit a proposal for review and approval prior to registering. The proposal should include a work-plan, proposed outcome, and the estimated number of hours required to complete the project. Creative projects might be shared in public presentations at HB Playwrights Theater at the end of the term.

Undertaking independent study requires a commitment to check-ins with the instructor and  weekly 2.5 hour group meetings to report objectives, progress, trouble shoot, present projects, and exchange ideas. An additional one-on-one 30 minute session with the instructor may be held each week.

Examples of projects include: Writing a screenplay/play, doing a podcast, doing a live stream performance series, monologues or scenes, creating a TV pilot, writing a music, shooting a documentary or short/feature film, writing a poetry etc. Selected projects might be shared on HB Studio social media channels.

This Independent Study Project Lab requires a commitment of 4 hours per week.

This Lab is offered with meetings in person at HB Studio on Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:30pm with the possibility to meet online if the project requires so.

Now offered in Fall Term 2023. Open to all.

HB Studio’s programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.


  • Time:
    August 20, 2023
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET