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ONSITE: Customizing Action Figures (Ages 9-11)

April 27, 2022

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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ONLINE: Illustrating Life: Creating Characters + Action (Ages 15–18)

April 15, 2022

How do artists come up with interesting and meaningful characters that come to life on a page? Learn how to develop ideas for a series of narrative illustrations from start to finish. Together, we will develop plans, experiment with character creation, and create a sequence to develop visual stories. Using colored pencil, pen, ink, and […]

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ONSITE: Papermaking (Ages 15–18)

April 15, 2022

Learn the process of making paper from start to finish using recycled materials. We'll cover pulp-making, using fiber additives, forming, drying sheets. We'll decorate our finished papers to create a unique stationary set.

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ONSITE: Activist Filmmaking (Ages 15–18)

April 15, 2022

Explore the history of activist cinema and learn fundamental filmmaking techniques to create your own short activist film piece. We'll cover the fundamentals of pre-production, shot composition, and editing using Adobe Premier. You'll create your own film, working in collaboration with other students and assisting one another to complete your final projects.

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ONSITE: Stained Glass (Ages 15–18) (B)

April 15, 2022

Embrace your love of color by learning to make stained glass. Learn to select and 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: Darkroom Photography (Ages 15-18)

April 15, 2022

Using 35mm film camera, 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 […]

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ONSITE: Create Surrealist Digital Art Using Adobe Photoshop (Ages 15-18)

April 15, 2022

Learn how to use various tools in Adobe Photoshop to deconstruct images and transform them into digital artwork with the surrealist style in mind. Each project will explore different techniques as well as the elements of art. You will be able to produce digital collages, photo composites and do digital double exposures.

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ONSITE: Stained Glass (Ages 15–18) (A)

April 15, 2022

Embrace your love of color by learning to make stained glass. Learn to select and 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: Metalworking (Ages 15-18)

April 15, 2022

Learn how to transform metals. We’ll cover techniques such as cutting, shaping, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, and polishing. We will learn how to anneal; soften metal with the acetylene torch. You will use all these skills to complete at least one finished metal project.

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ONSITE: Self-Publish Your Ideas: Zines, Comics, Books + More! (Ages 15–18)

April 15, 2022

What do you want to share with the world? Whether you write, draw, collage, or something else entirely, you can learn to self-publish your 2D talents. Together we will learn the basics of self-publishing, bookmaking and reproducing work. Individual projects will be tailored to each students' interests. We will work together to develop your unique […]

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ONSITE: 3-D Cardboard Maker Studio (Ages 6-8)

April 08, 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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ONSITE: Activist Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)

April 08, 2022

Students will learn about the history of activist cinema and fundamental filmmaking techniques. They will collaborate with each other in creating individual activist films. Students will learn the fundamentals of pre-production, shot composition, and editing with Adobe Premiere, and will assist one another in completing their final film project. By the end of the course, […]

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ONSITE: Superhero Adventure Studio (Ages 6-8)

April 08, 2022

Superhero adventure studio is where participants get to plan, create, investigate and refine their art making processes. Tinkering is the starting point of invention so in this studio art experience we will make our own superhero adventures by making and using action figures, costumes, masks, storybooks, and more!

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ONSITE: Activist Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)

April 08, 2022

Students will learn about the history of activist cinema and fundamental filmmaking techniques. They will collaborate with each other in creating individual activist films. Students will learn the fundamentals of pre-production, shot composition, and editing with Adobe Premiere, and will assist one another in completing their final film project. By the end of the course, […]

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ONSITE: Found Object Sculpture (Ages 6-8)

January 26, 2022

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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ONSITE: Fiber Sculpture (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2022

Let's take our sculptures to a whole new place by using fabric, stuffing, wire, and found objects. Explore techniques in machine and hand sewing as you construct one-of-a-kind art objects in the fiber studio.

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ONSITE: Art Explorers (Age 5)

January 26, 2022

Let's explore art-making! Create eclectic 2-D and 3-D 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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ONSITE: Beaded Wire Jewelry (Ages 9-11)

January 26, 2022

Let's create with beads and wire! We will learn How to identify and measure wire, and how to shape and harden our designs. We will wire wrap a bead, securely add components and findings, and secure our connections. Bringing our own ideas and newly learned skills together we will make several pieces of jewelry that […]

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ONSITE: Mural Painting (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2022

Enjoy painting and want to paint big? Join us for a collaborative painting experience. We'll get inspired with a mural walk through the Fan, then work both individually and together to create a large-scale painting that will be displayed at VisArts.

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ONSITE: Watercolor Wizardry: Painting Fantasy (Ages 9-11)

January 26, 2022

Bring mythical creatures and characters life! Starting with historical figures and or characters from your favorite fantasy books and shows. You'll put your imagination to the test while learning the magical ways watercolor can contribute to developing these beautiful characters.

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ONSITE: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 6-8)

January 26, 2022

Explore creative aspects of printmaking! Students ages 9-14 will make hand-carved styrofoam plates, glue prints, safety cut prints and photo emulsion prints. Students ages 6-8 will do monoprinting, marker prints, collographs, tissue paper prints + more! We’ll also learn how to make multiples of our drawings to create editioned prints, just like professional printers. After […]

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