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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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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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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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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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Creating Tiny Worlds (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Dream up components of your own tiny universe using a variety of media and techniques! With a heavy emphasis on reusing found objects, we'll create sets of miniatures that will be combined to create a tiny universe of your very own. Create a scene in outer space, underwater, in an upside-down world, in your own […]

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Let’s Tell a Tale: Creative Storytelling (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Creative storytelling is at the heart of this class. We will work together as a class to build a story ready for performance. We'll brainstorm ideas, create characters, and build the storyline with dialogue. The second part of the class incorporates theater games and movement activities to develop storytelling skills. Emphasis will be on stage […]

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Basket Weaving (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Make a basket of your very own! Learn to hand weave a container from vines, grasses, and hardwoods. Students will learn fun dyeing techniques with kool-aid or natural dyes like beets and turmeric to enhance their basket creations as well!

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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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Piñata Party (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Create a paper mache piñata of your own! A piñata is an object made of paper that is decorated, filled with treats, and then broken open as a celebration. Mexican culture often use piñatas to celebrate a happy occasion. After you create your art, on the last day of class we will celebrate by smashing […]

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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!

read more

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!

read more

Found Object Sculpture (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Let’s make sculptures from found and recycled objects! For inspiration We will look to the work of artists like Nailah Taman, Atsuko Tanaka, and Betye Saar. We will also discuss eco-friendly art and collaborate to make a sustainable classroom environment. A large part of this class will involve walking around the neighborhood and engaging our […]

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Customizing Action Figures (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Make action figures out of discarded toys and parts! We will be using parts of existing toys to alter, reassemble and make unique creations. We will be upcycling and sculpting additional parts out of clay and whatever else we can find! Bring your own toy parts or use ours!

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Installation Art: Clouds Everywhere all at Once (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Make mini installations of raining clouds complete with parting sun rays and rainbows all over Visarts! We will shape and mold clouds with a new material every day while reading fun fantastical tales about clouds and adventures! Learn new skills using a variety of materials and make themselves into cloud adventurers. Share your tale through […]

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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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Unicorns + Rainbows (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Unicorns and rainbows are perfect inspirations for fun, colorful, and magical art! We will draw adorable unicorns, paint rainbows of all kinds, and make whimsical creations like wands, crowns, and dream catchers. 

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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!

read more

Giant Paper-mâché Sculpture (Ages 9-11)

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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Installation Art: Life in the Pond (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Work together to create an interactive pond outdoors, complete with artistic fish, water, and origami lotuses. Let your imagination run wild to create your own beautiful watery world out of paper and other simple art materials!

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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.

read more

Found Object Sculpture: 3-D 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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Building Cardboard Worlds (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

We're going to build cardboard worlds! Get your imagination and recyclables ready for this cardboard construction class. Students will create blueprints for their unique designs and will have all sizes of cardboard at their disposal. We'll begin with small structures and move to larger collaborative environments as the week progresses.

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Create Your Own Board Game (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Create your very own board game to play with friends and family! We'll share ideas about our favorite games, play some games together, and design our own game boards and pieces. You'll leave this class with your own one-of-a-kind board game, as well as ideas for several different games you can play with it.

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3D Cardboard Maker Studio (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

In this studio class, we will focus on the experience of building with cardboard. We'll imagine, design, and create a variety of things like buildings, vehicles, and more. We will also work together to build one incredible collaborative structure as we expand our skills and explore many creative uses for cardboard.

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