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Screen Printing (Ages 13–14)

January 14, 2019

Learn to screen print and make original art, posters, patches, t-shirts and tote bags. We’ll cover a wide range of approaches within this versatile medium. Create hand-drawn stencils and work directly with drawing fluid and screen filler. Learn about printing, registration and color mixing using water-based, non-toxic acrylic ink. Experimentation is encouraged!

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Selfies! Mixed Media Exploration (Ages 13–14)- NEW

January 14, 2019

Delve into an exploration of your personal identity using a variety of media, including drawing, collage, acrylic paint and watercolor. We’ll paint a “traditional” self portrait, create a self portrait using torn paper, engage with creative writing. Throughout the class, we’ll focus on expressing personal identity, style, and voice!

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Stained Glass (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Embrace your love of color and learn to make stained glass. We’ll select or design stained glass patterns, then cut, grind, clean, foil and solder your glass creation using the Tiffany technique. Beginners will complete a small window and students with previous experience will learn more advanced techniques, completing a project of their choice.

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Stained Glass (Ages 13–14)

January 14, 2019

Embrace your love of color and learn to make stained glass. We’ll select or design stained glass patterns, then cut, grind, clean, foil and solder your glass creation using the Tiffany technique. Beginners will complete a small window and students with previous experience will learn more advanced techniques, completing a project of their choice.

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Stained Glass (Ages 13-14)

January 14, 2019

Embrace your love of color and learn to make stained glass. We’ll select or design stained glass patterns, then cut, grind, clean, foil and solder your glass creation using the Tiffany technique. Beginners will complete a small window and students with previous experience will learn more advanced techniques, completing the project of their choice.

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Video Art – New! (Ages 15-18)

January 14, 2019

At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, high school students ages 15-18 can expand their artistic practice, grow their personal portfolios and prepare for art school. Take an Art League class and get the chance to work in professional studios, alongside working artists. For dedicated students, we offer a certificate program. Learn more about Art […]

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Understanding Color Through Oil Painting (Ages 15–18)

January 14, 2019

Develop an in–depth understanding of color theory using oil paint, one of the most time–honored art media in the western tradition. We’ll explore the theory and test it out through practical application. Knowledge of color theory is critical for artists working in any medium, so you’ll benefit from this class even if you’re not a […]

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Wheel Throwing (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Create an array of vessels using an electric potter’s wheel. Practice basic techniques for creating ceramic forms and use glazes to decorate functional plates, bowls, vases and cups with handles.

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Wheel Throwing (Ages 11-12)

January 14, 2019

Create an array of vessels using an electric potter’s wheel. Practice basic techniques for creating ceramic forms and use glazes to decorate functional plates, bowls, vases and cups with handles.

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Working with Wire (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Explore the flexibilities of wire and form a foundation for yourself in metals and jewelry. Students will create individual projects while learning wire basics. We’ll discover the strengths and weaknesses of wire, explore its uses and composition and talk about ways to reuse it. We’ll also learn how to make wire move and how to […]

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Working with Wire (Ages 11-12)

January 14, 2019

Explore the flexibilities of wire and form a foundation for yourself in metal and jewelry. Students will create individual projects while learning wire basics. We’ll discover the strengths and weaknesses of wire, explore its uses, composition and talk about ways to reuse it. We’ll also learn how to make wire move and how to form […]

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Woodworking (Ages 15–18) NEW!

January 14, 2019

Transform rough–cut lumber into a small, functional spline-mitered keepsake box. This project will introduce you to all the basic woodshop essential tools. Through milling, you’ll learn to use the jointer and planer. When cutting parts and joinery, you’ll learn to use the miter saw and table saw. You’ll learn how to lay out your box […]

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Animation (Ages 11-12)

January 14, 2019

Jump into the world of stop-motion animation. Work with drawings, paper cut-outs and clay. Learn how to produce 2-D and 3-D animation sequences and bring inanimate subjects to life.

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Art by Accident (Ages 11–12)– New!

January 14, 2019

Use luck, chance and accidents to make art. We’ll experiment with an assortment of found materials, go on neighborhood walks, build sculptures, make paintings and create mixed media work as well.

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Black + White Darkroom Photography (Ages 13-14)

January 14, 2019

Using 35mm cameras, learn the fundamentals of black and white photography. Take field trips and use the darkroom to print your own photographs. Lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter selection and other photographic principles. Bring your own manual 35mm camera to class or borrow one of ours.

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Black + White Darkroom Photography (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography with a 35mm camera. We’ll take walks to capture photos and use the darkroom to print your images. Lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter selection and other photographic principles. Bring your own manual 35mm camera to class or borrow one of ours.

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Black + White Darkroom Photography (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography with a 35mm camera. We’ll take walks to capture photos and use the darkroom to print your images. Lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter selection and other photographic principles. Bring your own manual 35mm camera to class or borrow one of ours.

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Animation (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Jump into the world of stop-motion animation. Work with drawings, paper cut-outs and clay. Learn how to produce 2-D and 3-D animation sequences and bring inanimate subjects to life.

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