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ONSITE: Creating Creatures (Ages 6-8)

February 06, 2022

Use your imagination to make creatures in a variety of art media. We'll develop our characters, select the materials best suited to build them, then make our own creatures!

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ONSITE: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 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: Screenprinting T-shirts + Posters (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 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: Pen + Ink Drawing (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Explore traditional and innovative approaches to line drawing with pen and ink. Demonstrations will introduce you to the different types of line-making techniques, including contour, hatching, stippling, gesture and developed lines to create form, patterns and textures. Students will create their own completed drawings as they come to understand the value and depth of expression, […]

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ONSITE: Artist-a-Day (Ages 6-8)

February 06, 2022

Each day, we'll learn about a new artist and the medium in which they work. Think about why artists make art and what makes you an artist! Which causes are important to you? What inspires you? Have fun and explore art-making processes and concepts with inspiration from those who came before us.

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ONSITE: Watercolor Portraits (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

Learn to paint the human face! Beginner to advanced, all skill levels welcome. We will be practicing watercolor portraiture from an accessible approach focusing on the primary colors and basic techniques. 

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ONSITE: Stained Glass (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 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: Make a Music Video (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Produce an original music video! You’ll learn art direction, how to shoot dance/choreography, green screen compositing, techniques for shooting with handheld cameras, and editing to music rhythms. Learn to design, shoot, and edit a 2–4 minute music video using music of your choice.

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

February 06, 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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ONLINE: Scientific Illustration (Ages 12-14)

February 09, 2021

Explore innovative and technical approaches to scientific illustration. You’ll learn different types of drawing techniques and create your own scientific illustrations inspired by natural specimens in class.

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ONLINE: World-Building + Character Design (Ages 9-11)

February 09, 2021

Look at what it takes to build rich and interesting worlds that are worth getting lost in. You’ll develop characters with complete backstories and interesting goals. This is a great class for those who like to imagine far-away places, whether fantasy, science fiction or based on reality.

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ONSITE: Stained Glass (Ages 12-14)

February 09, 2021

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: Wire Jewelry (Ages 9-11)

February 09, 2021

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.

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ONLINE: Claymation (Ages 9-11)

February 09, 2021

Create a small-scale story entirely out of colorful modeling clay and bring it to life through the hands-on process of claymation. In this interactive class, you’ll learn the step-by-step process of stop-frame animation. You will bring your idea to life, crafting it loosely in clay, receiving feedback along the way, as you make your very own claymation […]

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ONSITE: Darkroom Photography (Ages 12-14)

February 09, 2021

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 and other principles. If time allows, we may also experiment with pinhole photography by making our own cameras out of recycled materials. Bring your […]

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ONSITE: Digital Toy Photography (Ages 9-11)

February 09, 2021

Using digital cameras or a smartphone and the creative process, you’ll produce fun photographs with your own toys as your models. Learn how to convey mood and feelings and photo tips specific to toy photography, which is a professional genre of photography. You’ll also learn basic photo editing techniques using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

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ONLINE: Visual + Written Journaling (Ages 12-14)

February 09, 2021

Explore exciting ways to combine words and pictures as you record creative ideas, document your life, and express your thoughts and feelings. We’ll fill the pages of a composition notebook with images and writing that reflect who you are, what you know, and what you find interesting. This class will include both writing and drawing, […]

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ONSITE: Create a Picture Book (Ages 6-8)

February 09, 2021

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 create several books using a variety of media and look at picture books at the […]

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ONSITE: Metalworking (Ages 12-14)

February 09, 2021

Get acquainted with metal and learn basic metalworking techniques. Students will create individual projects using traditional jewelry tools. You’ll learn how to cut shapes using a jeweler’s saw and heat your metal to soften and reshape your work. We’ll also drill into metal, then use bolts, screws and rivets to connect it in new ways.

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Sewing for the First Time (Ages 7–8)

January 15, 2020

Learn to hand sew and make small projects like a decorative pillow. We’ll cover several hand sewing techniques including the running stitch, slip stitch and catch stitch. We’ll complete a few projects that require each student to utilize these stitches.

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