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Metal Creations Inspired by Nature (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Create beautiful metal forms inspired by nature with a technique called Fold Forming, developed in the early 1980s by Charles Lewton Brain. Fold forming allows us to use metal's unique characteristics by following what the metal naturally wants to do. We will cover at least three different folds and some of their possibilities. Experience a […]

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Learn to Hand Sew: Plushies + Pillows (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Learn to hand sew and make small projects like a decorative pillow or soft and snuggly plushy. We'll cover several hand sewing techniques including the running stitch and slip stitch and complete a few small projects.

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Art Explorers (Age 5)

January 24, 2023

Let's explore art-making! Create eclectic 2D and 3D art collections using clay, wire, fabric, paint or other materials. Our smallest artists can sign up for multiple weeks of classes and always have new projects to create!

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Prop Design: Drawing Fantastical Objects + Accessories (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

People, Places and Things… But let’s focus on THINGS! If you love swords, wizard staffs, wands, mysterious chests, Rube Goldberg machines, vehicles, buildings and more… let’s design some together! You will explore how to tell stories with objects and learn how to push your drawings further. By the end of class, you will have a […]

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Yoga + Mixed Media Color Exploration (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Explore the joys of colors and yoga! Students will learn the basics of yoga, explore the color wheel, and how certain colors correlate to emotions and sensations in the body. We will practice yoga in the garden, color, draw, paint and tie-dye to explore the full spectrum of the rainbow and the range of emotions […]

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Learn to Knit (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Who doesn't love the idea of knitting a horse, unicorn, or other four-legged friends? With plain or fancy stitches, they'll be as unique as you are. We'll provide the knitting needles and yarn for you!

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Cartooning (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Invent your own cartoon characters and stories as you learn about drawing methods and materials used by professional cartoonists. We'll also explore the history of the comic form.

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Drawing with Pastels (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Explore oil pastels with a variety of projects inspired by contemporary artists and concepts. Students will learn several oil pastel techniques in order to explore color and texture.

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Drawing Pokémon Comics (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Have you ever wanted to read a comic about Squirtle eating a hot dog but can't find it anywhere? Now is your chance to draw it yourself with the help of a local cartoonist! It could be a single panel, strip, graphic novel, or collaboration. We will focus on having clear ideas and having fun.

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Animating on iPads (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Learn how to animate on an iPad! You will develop strong foundations in 2D, digital animation by exploring digital software such as Procreate or the FlipaClip app. We'll complete exercises like synching animation to sound, walk cycles and storyboarding. The goal of this course is to give you the tools and knowledge to continue digital […]

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Darkroom Photography (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography. We'll take photo field trips and use the darkroom to print our photographs. For ages 12-14, lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter, and other principles. 12 to 14-year-old students may bring their own manual, 35mm camera to class, or borrow one of ours. Students must […]

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Found Object Sculpture: 3D Sketching (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Draw in 3D what's in your imagination using fun and unexpected materials! In this class, we will explore space and materials: thinking creatively about bringing interesting found materials together to form sculptural objects.

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Frame Weaving (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Learn about the ancient tradition of weaving and look at contemporary artists using the process to make art. We'll experiment with different kinds of weaving and push the envelope to explore the medium.

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Create a Clay Zoo (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

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

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Giant Paper-mâché Sculpture (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Want a giant pet or an impossibly huge shoe? Make one! Paste, newspaper, cardboard and wire—that’s just about all you need to explore the world of papier-mâché and make big sculptures. Work hard, have lots of fun, get really messy and end up with the most amazing sculpture you've ever made!

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Drawing Faces (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Learn how to look at a face and draw it as accurately as possible! As a class, we will break down different facial features and learn how to draw them as basic shapes in order to make the process less intimidating. We will learn about the proportions of the face, and how each feature interacts […]

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Create a Picture Book (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

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 look at picture books at the beginning of each class for inspiration and create several […]

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Drawing Characters + Designing Environments (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Have an idea for a character? This class will teach you how to refine it into a polished design. The same applies to the environment in which your character lives. Learn to use markers and other drawing media to express your wildest ideas.

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Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Become part of a real film crew in this live-action, moviemaking class. From concept to shooting to performing, this class will teach you the fundamentals of the great collaborative process of filmmaking. Creativity, teamwork and visual art come together to create a movie that will enjoy its red carpet premier on the final day of […]

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Artful Jungle Animals (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Get lost in the forest with these animal creations! Use different art techniques to make your own 2D and 3D animal creations like chameleons, tree frogs, snakes and toucans. Try using different mediums like tempera paint, oil pastels or watercolors.

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Art Explorers (Age 5)

January 24, 2023

Let's explore art-making! Create eclectic 2D and 3D art collections using clay, wire, fabric, paint or other materials. Our smallest artists can sign up for multiple weeks of classes and always have new projects to create!

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Digital Photography + Photo Editing (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

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, and enjoy demonstrations, hands-on practice and detailed overviews on composition and creative decision-making. Students must also have permission to go on walking field trips around […]

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Stained Glass (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Embrace your love of color by learning to make stained glass. You'll select and design stained glass patterns, then cut, grind, clean, foil and solder your creation using the copper foil technique and lead-free solder. Beginners will complete a simple suncatcher and more experienced students will explore more advanced designs. We'll end class with our own […]

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