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ONSITE: Darkroom Photography (Ages 9-11)

February 13, 2024

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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ONSITE: Metal Jewelry (Ages 12-14)

February 13, 2024

Learn to make wearable, metal earrings, necklaces and bracelets! We’ll cut, texture and shape metal using traditional metalworking tools, and try stamping and making holes for attaching. Then, we’ll sand, file and finish before exploring wire and beading techniques to join our pieces together. (Students in the 12-14 age group will have the opportunity to […]

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ONSITE: Learn to Knit (Ages 9-11)

February 13, 2024

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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ONSITE: Metal Jewelry (Ages 9-11)

February 13, 2024

Learn to make wearable, metal earrings, necklaces and bracelets! We’ll cut, texture and shape metal using traditional metalworking tools, and try stamping and making holes for attaching. Then, we’ll sand, file and finish before exploring wire and beading techniques to join our pieces together. (Students in the 12-14 age group will have the opportunity to […]

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

February 13, 2024

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: Painting with Watercolor (Ages 9-11)

February 13, 2024

Take your watercoloring to the next level! Learn several watercolor techniques that will prepare you to paint abstract and landscape scenes. Techniques include painting on wet and dry paper, oil resist and using eyedroppers.

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ONSITE: Cyanotypes: Creating Photographic Art with Light (Ages 12-14)

February 13, 2024

Create photographic art with sunlight! Learn the simplistic process of making beautiful cyan-blue prints using the light of the sun. From coating paper or fabric to selecting your own personal objects such as leaves and flowers, we'll teach you the process of creating cyanotypes from start to finish.

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ONSITE: Learn to Quilt (Ages 12-14)

February 13, 2024

Learn to quilt! We'll cover the basics of using a sewing machine to create quilts, including some of the most popular stitches, different types of fabric, and more! We'll use simple quilt patterns to make a small lap quilt or quilted wall hanging.

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ONSITE: Experimental Painting (Ages 6-8)

February 13, 2024

Paint it up! In this class we'll have a blast exploring all the possibilities of paint. You'll be challenged to use a variety of techniques, from the conventional to the more unusual. You'll have a chance to try out a range of materials, textures and surfaces from traditional canvas to something a little more unexpected.

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ONSITE: 3D Fiber Sculpture (Ages 12-14)

February 13, 2024

Fiber is more than flat blankets and static pillows. In this class we’ll learn machine and hand sewing techniques and use curves, ease and gathering to create soft sculptures – fiber objects that take up space!za

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ONSITE: Animating on iPads (Ages 9-11)

February 13, 2024

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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ONSITE: Giant Drawing + Painting (Ages 6-8)

February 07, 2023

Experience the  joy of drawing and painting on giant surfaces. We will paint and draw on large pieces of paper, fabric, and cardboard while exploring the connection between our minds and bodies. We will gain inspiration by learning about the techniques used by artists who work large scale like Henri Mattise, Fiona Rae, Julie Mehretu and Heather Hansen. […]

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

February 07, 2023

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: Making Giant Puzzle Games (Ages 9-11)

February 07, 2023

From giant jenga to four square, we’ve always found a way to have fun outside! This week, we’ll try our hand at designing and building interactive outdoor puzzle games! Using cardboard, staples and a little imagination, we’ll explore all the possibilities of outdoor play!

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ONSITE: Wire Jewelry (Ages 9-11)

February 07, 2023

Create wearable, wire art! You’ll learn wire manipulating and shaping techniques, then use traditional jewelry tools to make roses, scrolls, perfect loops, wrapped loops, headpins, cages, hooks and closures. Learn to strengthen and harden your designs, then add beads and learn finishing techniques. Students ages 12-14 will have the opportunity to soften wire and solder […]

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ONSITE: Digital Photography: Discover Joy Through Your Lens (Ages 9-11)

February 07, 2023

Learn the joy of digital photography! Students will learn the history of photography, how to take a polished image, and how to thoughtfully critique an image. Students will learn the basics of photography (rule of thirds, composition, lighting, etc.) and how to optimize the camera they are using, whether it's an iPhone, a basic point […]

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ONSITE: Mixed-Media Journaling (Ages 9-11)

February 07, 2023

Create your own functional visual journals. We'll explore mixed media, collaging, and book binding throughout the week to create our own journals and fill them with our artful ideas!

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ONSITE: Build + Paint Your Own Canvas (Ages 12-14)

February 07, 2023

Learn how to build a wooden frame then stretch a canvas to paint on! We will be learning the proper techniques for using tools in the woodshop to build the frame. Then we will go over how to stretch canvas fabric on their frames and prime the surface. From there, students will have their own […]

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

February 07, 2023

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

February 07, 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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ONSITE: Darkroom Photography (Ages 12-14)

February 07, 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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ONSITE: Metal Jewelry (Ages 12-14)

February 07, 2023

Learn to make wearable, metal earrings, necklaces and bracelets! We’ll cut, texture and shape metal using traditional metalworking tools, and try stamping and making holes for attaching. Then, we’ll sand, file and finish before exploring wire and beading techniques to join our pieces together. (Students in the 12-14 age group will have the opportunity to […]

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