Mission Statement

The Artists’ Lab cultivates multiple environments for creative exploration and education, through workshops, peer-to-peer skills development, and “master class” style sessions. The activities within the Artists’ Lab emphasize creative expression, promote thoughtful application in real-world contexts, and foster the comprehensive cultivation of artists as a diverse community

Learn valuable skills through play and performing in a safe environment!

Improv 101 – Improvisation for Life, Work, and Entertainment

Join the first class of improv

When: Sundays 12-3pm
Dates: June 12th – July 10th (5 sessions)
Where: Prospect Theater Project: 1214 K Street, Modesto
Price: $195. Sign up now. Space limited.


In a safe, playful, and stimulating environment, develop the powerful communication and performing skills that have propelled famous actors like Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Bill Murray, “Whose Line is it Anyway”.. Improv is also taught at famous universities like Stanford and Harvard and is increasingly used in business.

Skills developed through improvisation include:

building trust, teamwork, risk taking, courage, effective communication, emotional intelligence, self expression/discovery, active listening, playfulness, performing on the spot

Who benefits?

Everyone including business leaders, teachers, performers/actors, lawyers, students, parents, professionals


Richard Hogeboom (Stanford PhD) has trained and performed with some of the greats of improv including David Razowsky, Mark Beltzman, Rick Andrews, Shannon Winpenny, as well as the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) in Paris, Amsterdam, and the Alan Alda Communication School in New York. Richard has also been an entrepreneur, teacher, professor, and charter school principal