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ONSITE: Hand Building with Clay (Ages 9-11)

November 07, 2022

Learn the basics of hand building with clay and to create both functional and non-functional wares. We will discuss generating creative ideas, cover a variety of techniques, and explore the world of clay! From learning how to make your first pot to creating a more intricate work of art, students will leave class with a […]

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ONSITE: Hand Building with Clay: Mask Making (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

Explore the depths of yourself and your imagination with ceramic mask making. We will explore the importance of mask making and its cultural history. Masks have been used to connect the physical and metaphysical selves. Using handbuilding techniques we will make masks to express different aspects of our emotions, energy, and personas. We will also […]

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ONSITE: Stained Glass (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 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: Introduction to Animation: Stop-Motion + Hand-Drawn Techniques (Ages 9-11)

November 07, 2022

This class is for artists interested in building basic skills in 2D hand-drawn animation, and stop-motion animation. Whether under the camera using clay, or over the light table drawing morph animations, students will get the chance to explore both areas of these fun and useful forms of animation. Regardless of your artistic background, these mediums […]

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ONSITE: Comic Strips, Comic Books and Graphic Novels (Ages 15–18)

November 07, 2022

Explore the history and techniques of comic art, a narrative artform that uses a combination of words and pictures. We’ll begin with an overview of the history of comic art, with an emphasis on the compositional methods and challenges that are unique to this artform. We’ll cover the basics of character creation, preliminary sketching, plotting […]

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ONSITE: Digital Worldbuilding + Character Design (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

What makes a character or fictional world feel real and keep us captivated? Explore what goes into designing fully fleshed-out fictional ideas while diving into digital drawing using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom drawing tablet. We’ll explore brainstorming strategies as well as drawing exercises and tutorials to create original characters and environments that are crammed […]

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ONSITE: Arctic Animals (Ages 6-8)

November 07, 2022

Let’s travel to the frigid arctic from the comfort of our heated classroom to learn all about the animals and ecosystem! We’ll be exploring various mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage to create our icy animals.

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ONSITE: Learn to Sew (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

Learn both hand and machine sewing by making a fun pillow or bag. This is a great way to learn something new or sharpen the skills you already have.

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ONSITE: Letterpress Posters + Merch (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

We're getting the band back together! Join artist Sam Page and learn to use the letterpress studio to create rad band posters, cool stickers, and merch. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking which uses a printing press and typesetting (individual letters) to create words and designs for printed media. Bands originally used this form […]

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ONSITE: Darkroom Photography (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography. We'll take photo excursions and use the darkroom to print our photographs. Ages 9-11 will use pinhole cameras and learn to create photograms. For ages 12-14, lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter, and other principles. 12-14 year old students may bring their own manual, 35mm […]

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ONSITE: Screenprinting T-Shirts + Posters (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 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: Learn to Knit (Ages 9-11)

November 07, 2022

Learn to knit and make a horse or bear… or unicorn or cat… and learn the skills to keep on knitting. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

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ONSITE: Darkroom Photography (Ages 9-11)

November 07, 2022

Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography. We'll take photo excursions and use the darkroom to print our photographs. Ages 9-11 will use pinhole cameras and learn to create photograms. For ages 12-14, lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter, and other principles. 12-14 year old students may bring their own manual, 35mm […]

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ONSITE: Metalworking (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

Explore working with metal and traditional metalworking tools by creating sculptural works of your own. We will learn different ways to cut metal safely and bend it accurately, then we’ll try drilling, texturing, hammering, stamping and polishing our work. We will use the acetylene torch to soften (anneal) copper. Finally, we will bring dimension and […]

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ONSITE: Drawing Diverse Figures + Bodies (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

How do we draw ourselves? How do we draw other people? We’ll ask these questions and more as we learn about inclusion and diversity in our work. Possible media could include ink drawing, watercolor, and maybe even some block printing!

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ONSITE: Mixed-Media Art Exploration (Ages 6-8)

November 07, 2022

In this workshop we will explore materials and media as we create drawings, paintings, small sculptures, books, prints and more. With the lens of creativity and experimentation we will gain skills in a variety of media and try out new techniques.

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ONSITE: Fun with Printmaking (Ages 6-8)

November 07, 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: Learn to Draw (Ages 9-11)

November 07, 2022

Students will learn the fundamentals of observational drawing using graphite. While we will be sure to cover the basics, the majority of the course will be student-interest driven, with plenty of room for exploration and self-driven projects.

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ONSITE: Hand Building with Clay: Mask Making + Our Stories (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

Explore the depths of yourself and your imagination with ceramic mask making. We will explore the importance of mask making and its cultural history. Masks have been used to connect the physical and metaphysical selves. Using handbuilding techniques we will make masks to express different aspects of our emotions, energy, and personas. We will also […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

Use the human figure to build and fine tune your drawing skills as we study motion, proportion and expression. As diverse as the art world can be, figure study is still a standard in any comprehensive education program, and a must-have in any art student's portfolio.

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ONSITE: Drawing Diverse Figures + Bodies (Ages 12-14)

July 12, 2022

How do we draw ourselves? How do we draw other people? We’ll ask these questions and more as we learn about inclusion and diversity in our work. Possible media could include ink drawing, watercolor, and maybe even some black printing!

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

July 12, 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: 3-D Cardboard Maker Studio (Ages 6-8)

July 12, 2022

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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