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ONSITE: Comic Strips, Comic Books and Graphic Novels (Ages 15–18)

November 07, 2022

Explore the history and techniques of comic art, a narrative artform that uses a combination of words and pictures. We’ll begin with an overview of the history of comic art, with an emphasis on the compositional methods and challenges that are unique to this artform. We’ll cover the basics of character creation, preliminary sketching, plotting […]

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ONSITE: Digital Worldbuilding + Character Design (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

What makes a character or fictional world feel real and keep us captivated? Explore what goes into designing fully fleshed-out fictional ideas while diving into digital drawing using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom drawing tablet. We’ll explore brainstorming strategies as well as drawing exercises and tutorials to create original characters and environments that are crammed […]

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ONSITE: Screenprinting (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

Screen printing is a fantastic way to create one-of-a-kind shirts and posters for any occasion. In this class we will explore many different techniques that can be used in the process, such as drawing on a stencil or drawing freehand. You will learn about the process of printing, registering colors, and experimenting with colors.

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ONSITE: Block-Printed Textiles (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

From bandanas to tapestries and all in between, we love a pattern. In this class we’ll use the techniques of block printing and resist dying to make colorful patterns on recycled and new textiles.

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ONSITE: Hand Building with Clay: Mask Making + Our Stories (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

Explore the depths of yourself and your imagination with ceramic mask making. We will explore the importance of mask making and its cultural history. Masks have been used to connect the physical and metaphysical selves. Using handbuilding techniques we will make masks to express different aspects of our emotions, energy, and personas. We will also […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

Use the human figure to build and fine tune your drawing skills as we study motion, proportion and expression. As diverse as the art world can be, figure study is still a standard in any comprehensive education program, and a must-have in any art student's portfolio.

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ONSITE: Stained Glass (Ages 15–18)

July 12, 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: Metal Jewelry (Ages 15–18)

July 12, 2022

Explore metal! On our journey, we'll learn how to measure, shape, soften and strengthen. We'll also learn how to texture, form, cut and connect. You create your own pieces of wearable art along the way. Other techniques covered include: Sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding, polishing, riveting, annealing with a torch and fold […]

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ONSITE: Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro (Ages 15–18)

July 12, 2022

Learn the technique and skill of video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro through a series of creative video art exercises and in-depth tutorials. By applying these technical principles through hands-on projects you will enjoy the process of learning the ins and outs of essential video editing processes.

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ONSITE: Letterpress Posters (Ages 15–18)

July 12, 2022

From rock bands to art shows, everything needs a poster. The poster is how we share quick information, celebrate each other and archive the future. In this class, we’ll focus on the different aspects of letterpress to make bold works that say something cool. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking which uses a printing […]

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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: 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: 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: 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: Introduction to Glass Fusing Workshop (Ages 15-18)

February 06, 2022

Learn to fuse and slump glass in the kiln. We'll create designs by cutting colored sheet glass, using glass stringers, rods, and frits. By layering patterns and firing glass in kilns, students will create tiles, bowls, plates or panels. No previous experience is needed.

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ONSITE: Through Your Lens: Digital Photography (Ages 15–18)

February 06, 2022

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 and shoot or a DSLR. They […]

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ONSITE: Drawing Fundamentals (Ages 15–18)

February 06, 2022

Students will learn the fundamentals of observational drawing and explore a variety of media, including graphite, charcoal, and pen and ink. While we will be sure to cover the basics, the majority of the course will be student-interest driven, with plenty of room for exploration and self-driven projects.

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ONSITE: Understanding Color Through Oil Painting (Ages 15–18)

February 06, 2022

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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ONSITE: Writing It Down + Acting Up (Ages 15–18)

October 25, 2021

Acting out the themes, experiences, and emotions that come from our writing, can help us deepen our understanding of ourselves. In this class, we will explore individual and collective life stories through experimenting with timed writing prompts, reflection, and movement and theater techniques. No previous theater experience necessary, just an openness to moving your body […]

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