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ONSITE: Mythical Clay Creatures (Ages 6-8)

April 20, 2021

Unicorns, elves, mermaids and more! This class will start with a fun story about a fantastical creature, then we will learn how to build creatures out of clay. We’ll use air-dry clay to make your creatures come to life!

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ONSITE: Write Your Life (Ages 12-14)

April 20, 2021

Tap into the power of your imagination, observations, and memories to draw inspiration for creative writing. We’ll transform an ordinary composition book into a writer’s notebook and use it to write about personal experiences, interesting characters, memorable places, dream worlds, and more. Each class will include a combination of fun, short activities and a longer […]

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ONSITE: Tunnel Books (Ages 12-14)

April 20, 2021

Explore artists books (specifically tunnel books) that make use of visual tricks like depth and perspective, and incorporate line, color, storytelling, and construction skills. Develop and construct a tunnel book of your own, based off of your own research and interests!

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ONSITE: Visual + Written Journaling (Ages 9-11)

April 20, 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: Drawing Lab (Ages 9-11)

April 20, 2021

Let’s explore the fun parts of drawing: Surprises, creative flow and experimentation. In the process, we’ll build our technical drawing skills. This class includes lots of drawing experiments. Like mad scientists in our lab, we’ll see which new formulations and reactions we can create. It will get a little silly and a little spectacular!

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ONSITE: Create a Clay Zoo (Ages 6-8)

April 20, 2021

Create zoo animals and animal pots out of clay. Use pinching, slab construction and coil-building techniques to make the animals’ features and forms. Create vases shaped like fish, bird pitchers and more. Together, we’ll create a clay zoo!

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ONSITE: Cyanotype Quilting (Ages 9-11)

April 20, 2021

Learn to create cyanotypes on cloth with flowers, then sew it up! Cyanotypes are created using a photographic method that creates beautiful blue silhouettes 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: Digital Toy Photography Adventure (Ages 12-14)

April 20, 2021

Using digital cameras or a smartphone and the creative process, produce a series of fun, photographic stories with your own toys. Learn story development 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.

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ONSITE: Creating Creatures (Ages 6-8)

April 20, 2021

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: Creative Digital Lettering (Ages 9-11)

April 20, 2021

From bubble letters to 3-D words, explore lettering basics! We’ll have fun using a Wacom tablet and Adobe Photoshop to draw and color letter forms and phrases. This class is a great way to dive into the basics of digital drawing no matter what kind of experience you have.

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ONSITE: Digital Photography (Ages 12-14)

April 20, 2021

Learn how a digital camera works, how to import photos to computers and how to use Adobe Photoshop to edit. Go on field trips around the neighborhood to take photos, enjoy demonstrations, hands-on practice and detailed overviews on composition and creative decision making.

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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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