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ONSITE: Creating Creatures (Ages 6-8)

February 06, 2022

Use your imagination to make creatures in a variety of art media. We'll develop our characters, select the materials best suited to build them, then make our own creatures!

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ONSITE: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Explore creative aspects of printmaking! Students will make hand-carved styrofoam plates, glue prints, safety cut prints and photo emulsion prints. We’ll also learn how to make multiples of our drawings to create editioned prints, just like professional printers. After class, you can give away prints to your friends and family!

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ONSITE: Screenprinting T-shirts + Posters (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Learn how to screen print by making posters and t-shirts. We'll cover lots of approaches within this versatile medium, including creating hand-drawn stencils with your own design. Learn about printing, registration and color mixing using water-based, non-toxic acrylic ink. Experimentation is encouraged!

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ONSITE: Pen + Ink Drawing (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Explore traditional and innovative approaches to line drawing with pen and ink. Demonstrations will introduce you to the different types of line-making techniques, including contour, hatching, stippling, gesture and developed lines to create form, patterns and textures. Students will create their own completed drawings as they come to understand the value and depth of expression, […]

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ONSITE: Artist-a-Day (Ages 6-8)

February 06, 2022

Each day, we'll learn about a new artist and the medium in which they work. Think about why artists make art and what makes you an artist! Which causes are important to you? What inspires you? Have fun and explore art-making processes and concepts with inspiration from those who came before us.

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ONSITE: Watercolor Portraits (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

Learn to paint the human face! Beginner to advanced, all skill levels welcome. We will be practicing watercolor portraiture from an accessible approach focusing on the primary colors and basic techniques. 

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ONSITE: Stained Glass (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

Embrace your love of color by learning to make stained glass. Select or design stained glass patterns, then cut, grind, clean, foil and solder your stained glass creation using the Tiffany technique. Beginners complete a small window and students with previous experience learn more advanced techniques, completing more challenging projects of their choice.

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ONSITE: Make a Music Video (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Produce an original music video! You’ll learn art direction, how to shoot dance/choreography, green screen compositing, techniques for shooting with handheld cameras, and editing to music rhythms. Learn to design, shoot, and edit a 2–4 minute music video using music of your choice.

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ONSITE: Glass Fusing + Slumping (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

Learn to fuse and slump glass in the kiln. We'll create designs by cutting colored sheet glass. By layering patterns and firing glass in kilns, students can create small decorative glass objects.

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ONSITE: Drawing Lab (Ages 9-11)

April 20, 2021

Let’s explore the fun parts of drawing: Surprises, creative flow and experimentation. In the process, we’ll build our technical drawing skills. This class includes lots of drawing experiments. Like mad scientists in our lab, we’ll see which new formulations and reactions we can create. It will get a little silly and a little spectacular!

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ONSITE: Drawing Lab (Ages 6-8)

April 20, 2021

Let’s explore the fun parts of drawing: Surprises, creative flow and experimentation. In the process, we’ll build our technical drawing skills. This class includes lots of drawing experiments. Like mad scientists in our lab, we’ll see which new formulations and reactions we can create. It will get a little silly and a little spectacular!

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ONSITE: Digital Photography (Ages 9-11)

April 20, 2021

Learn how a digital camera works, how to import photos to computers and how to use Adobe Photoshop to edit. Go on field trips around the neighborhood to take photos, enjoy demonstrations, hands-on practice and detailed overviews on composition and creative decision making.

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ONSITE: Creative Digital Lettering (Ages 12-14)

April 20, 2021

From bubble letters to 3-D words, explore lettering basics! We’ll have fun using a Wacom tablet and Adobe Photoshop to draw and color letter forms and phrases. This class is a great way to dive into the basics of digital drawing no matter what kind of experience you have.

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ONSITE: Create a Clay Zoo (Ages 6-8)

April 20, 2021

Create zoo animals and animal pots out of clay. Use pinching, slab construction and coil-building techniques to make the animals’ features and forms. Create vases shaped like fish, bird pitchers and more. Together, we’ll create a clay zoo!

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ONSITE: Create a Picture Book (Ages 6-8)

April 20, 2021

Everyone has a story to tell. Combine character drawings, environments and dialogue to create your very own picture books. This course gets everyone drawing their own characters on the first day, and then dives into techniques for visual storytelling. We’ll create several books using a variety of media and look at picture books at the […]

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ONSITE: Digital World-Building + Character Design (Ages 12-14)

April 20, 2021

Learn the history and basic principles of character design. Character designers are essential to the development of movies, video games, comic books and all manner of modern entertainment. Use traditional drawing skills as well as Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom tablet to develop your own OC (original character). A basic understanding of figure drawing is […]

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