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ONSITE: Summoning Ghosts for our Stories (Ages 15–18)

July 13, 2021

Learn the foundations of storytelling and fiction writing while exploring the possibilities that ghosts, specters, and spirits open up in our world and other realms. Students will learn to dissect ghosts and their stories, write their own, and create zines to trade and share with each other, all while learning more about character, setting, conflict, […]

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ONSITE: Music Video Production (Ages 15–18)

July 13, 2021

Produce an original music video! You’ll learn art direction, how to shoot dance/choreography, handheld camera techniques, green screen compositing, 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: Portrait Study (Ages 15–18)

July 13, 2021

Take and in-depth look into the creative possibilities of the portrait. We will build on your figure drawing and painting skills leading and complete in-class exercises leading up to a final project: the creation of a portrait. This class is designed for students with drawing and painting experience. Plan to have some homework assigned outside […]

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing (Ages 15–18)

July 13, 2021

Learn the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. Create handmade functional pottery, experiment with various glazes and learn about safety in the ceramics studio.

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ONSITE: Cottagecore Aesthetic: Cyanotype Quilting (Ages 15-18)

April 19, 2021

Get cozy in this cottagecore class all about preserving flowers and learning to sew. Learn to create cyanotypes on cloth with preserved flowers. Cyanotypes are created using a photographic method that creates beautiful blue sillouettes of objects using light and sun-sensitive chemicals. You’ll learn to sew on the machine and create a small quilt top.

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ONSITE: Tell Your Story with Comics (Ages 15-18)

April 19, 2021

Learn the basics of comic-making, design yourself in cartoon form, and create a short, autobiographical story to share with the world. We’ll look at other artists who put themselves in their work to get inspiration and learn why they do what they do.

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ONSITE: Giant Papier-mâché Sculpture (Ages 15-18)

April 19, 2021

Learn how to build a large-scale, 3-D, papier-mâché sculpture of your choosing out of cardboard, newspaper and tons of glue! Students will practice taking sketches and drawings and thinking about them in three dimensions, rather then a flat, 2-D drawing on paper. We’ll use recycled materials that are easily accessible! You can make incredible sculptures […]

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ONSITE: Darkroom Photograpy (Ages 15–18)

April 19, 2021

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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ONLINE: Handbuilding with Clay at Home (Ages 15-18)

October 27, 2020

In this multi-week class, Art League students will “dip their toes in the mud” as we get acquainted with various basic ceramics techniques, such as handbuilding and glazing. Students will be encouraged to use the versatile, ancient material of clay to create meaningful works of art that define the times we’re living in.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (Ages 15-18)

October 27, 2020

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

October 27, 2020

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: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator + InDesign for Teens (Ages 15-18)

October 27, 2020

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are the three most popular programs within the Adobe Creative Cloud. When used together, they allow you to create and manage visual content with amazing results. In this class, which is designed especially for teens, students will learn to create documents for printed or digital platforms using Photoshop, Illustrator and […]

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

September 23, 2020

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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Visual + Written Journaling (Ages 15–18)

September 22, 2020

Explore ways of using words and pictures to record your ideas and observations, document your experiences, and discover new avenues for your creative expression. In this class, you’ll fill the pages of a composition notebook with drawings, diagrams, data logs, personal writing, collage, and more. We’ll find inspiration by looking at the creative practices of […]

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

September 22, 2020

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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Scientific Illustration (Ages 15–18)

September 22, 2020

Explore scientific illustration! We’ll learn different types of drawing techniques and create scientific illustrations inspired by nature from your own outdoor space at home.

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

September 22, 2020

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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