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ONSITE: Working with Concrete: Small Vessels

February 13, 2024

A great introduction to concrete. During this workshop, you will learn how to choose molds, create your own from common household items, mix, pour, and finish concrete. Students will make small vessels that you can later use for succulents, candles, or containers.

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ONSITE: Mold Making

February 13, 2024

Learn the basics of mold-making! We will make plaster casts of objects of your choice using a variety of mold-making processes that you can easily repeat at home. We’ll start with simple two-part plaster molds and progress to alginate life casts and silicone molds. At the end of the class you’ll have multiple beautiful plaster […]

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ONSITE: Woodworking: Make a Picture Frame

February 13, 2024

Get introduced to the basics of woodworking as it pertains to picture framing. You'll learn woodworking techniques like measuring and calculating dimensions, cutting and joining molding, reinforcing a miter joint with splines, and basic woodshop safety. We'll also cover the framing process including matting art or floating with spacers, putting together the frame, and installing […]

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ONSITE: WTF (Woman, Trans, Femme) Woodworking: Make a Stool

February 13, 2024

This class is a safe space for women, trans, and femme folks to learn introductory woodworking techniques. You'll learn to make a simple stool and be able to customize it. Gain experience using the table saw, mitre saw, band saw, jointer and planer. We will respect marginalized identities, be patient with one another, use accessible […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodworking: Create a Spice Rack or Shelf

February 13, 2024

Learn and use most of the tools commonly found in a furniture making woodshop. Students will analyze a collection of objects in their lives and work to design a system to accommodate them. This class will provide an introduction to basic joinery and assembly, and students will be introduced to both manual and computer drafting. […]

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ONSITE: WTF (Woman, Trans, Femme) Woodworking: Make a Flower Press

February 13, 2024

This class is a safe space for women, trans, and femme folks to learn introductory woodworking techniques. Make your own flower press in just a few hours! Students will learn to make rip and crosscuts, use the drill press and learn to hand sand. Gain experience using the table saw, mitre saw, band saw, jointer […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodburning

February 13, 2024

A great introduction to concrete. During this workshop, you will learn how to choose molds, create your own from common household items, mix, pour, and finish concrete. Students will make small vessels that you can later use for succulents, candles, or containers.

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Building Cardboard Worlds (Ages 9-11)

January 23, 2024

Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography. We'll take photo field trips 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 to 14-year-old students may bring their own manual, […]

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Customizing Action Figures (Ages 9-11)

January 23, 2024

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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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodworking: Make a Bandsaw Box

November 05, 2023

Studens learn to transform rough-cut lumber into a bandsaw box using table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools. Bandsaw boxes offer a unique approach to woodworking that allows the maker to break free of the standard right angles associated with the craft. Students will explore the possibilities of this experimental technique by […]

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ONSITE: Basic Woodworking: Wooden Swords + Shields

October 24, 2023

Work together with a parent or child to make a set of wooden swords and shields. We'll start by designing our own sword, then use basic woodworking tools and some power tools to explore basic properties of wood and how to carve it. Children can use small hand tools and adults can use larger power […]

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ONSITE: Wooden Flower Presses (B)

October 24, 2023

Make your own flower press in just a few hours! Students will learn to make rip and cross cuts, use the drill press and learn to hand sand. This class is beginner friendly.

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ONSITE: Wooden Flower Presses (A)

October 24, 2023

Make your own flower press in just a few hours! Students will learn to make rip and cross cuts, use the drill press and learn to hand sand. This class is beginner friendly.

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ONSITE: Small Concrete Vessels (B)

October 24, 2023

A great introduction to concrete, a fluid material able to take on the shape and texture of whatever mold it’s cast into. During this workshop, you will learn how to choose molds, create your own from common household items, mix, pour, and finish concrete. Make small vessels that you can later use for succulents, candles, […]

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ONSITE: Small Concrete Vessels (A)

October 24, 2023

A great introduction to concrete, a fluid material able to take on the shape and texture of whatever mold it’s cast into. During this workshop, you will learn how to choose molds, create your own from common household items, mix, pour, and finish concrete. Make small vessels that you can later use for succulents, candles, […]

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ONSITE: Superhero Adventure Studio (Ages 6-8)

July 11, 2023

We will make our own superhero adventures by making and using action figures, costumes, masks, storybooks, and more! Plan, create, investigate and refine your art-making processes. We'll start with tinkering and exploring ideas and materials and encourage experimentation.

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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: Found Object Sculpture (Ages 6-8)

February 07, 2023

Make sculptures from found and recycled objects! We'll look to the work of artists like Nailah Taman, Atsuko Tanaka, and Betye Saar for inspiration. We will also discuss eco-friendly art and collaborate to make a sustainable classroom environment. Part of this class will involve walking around the block and engaging our senses through the avant-garde […]

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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: Explorations in Paper Art: Paper as Medium

February 07, 2023

Explore paper as a medium for creating art. We'll dissect and investigate paper both figuratively and literally. Classes will combine contemporary art history with conceptual thought and formal art practices. We'll investigate what paper is, how does it shape our lives and the history of the medium. Starting with 2D art, we will experiment with […]

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ONSITE: Paper Puppet Show (Ages 6-8)

February 07, 2023

Paper puppets are an easy and fun project. Starting with 2D materials such as papers, fabrics, and felt, construct many different people, animals, and objects to create a miniature world! Methods for articulating the paper puppets will be demonstrated. Details will be worked in using additional materials such as paints, inks, markers, and more. Each […]

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Art Explorers (Age 5)

January 24, 2023

Let's explore art-making! Create eclectic 2D and 3D 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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Prop Design: Drawing Fantastical Objects + Accessories (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

People, Places and Things… But let’s focus on THINGS! If you love swords, wizard staffs, wands, mysterious chests, Rube Goldberg machines, vehicles, buildings and more… let’s design some together! You will explore how to tell stories with objects and learn how to push your drawings further. By the end of class, you will have a […]

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