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Basket Weaving (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Make a basket of your very own! Learn to hand weave a container from vines, grasses, and hardwoods. Students will learn fun dyeing techniques with kool-aid or natural dyes like beets and turmeric to enhance their basket creations as well!

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Stained Glass (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Embrace your love of color by learning to make stained glass. You'll select and design stained glass patterns, then cut, grind, clean, foil and solder your creation using the copper foil technique and lead-free solder. Beginners will complete a simple suncatcher and more experienced students will explore more advanced designs. Students in the 9-11 age […]

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Wheel Throwing A (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Learn the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. This extended, two-week class offers more time to practice on the wheel and more opportunities to complete projects. Create handmade functional pottery, experiment with various glazes and learn about safety in the ceramics studio.

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Artist-a-Day (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Each day, we'll learn about a new artist and the medium in which they work. We will think about why artists make art and what makes you an artist! Which causes are important to you? What inspires you? Have fun and explore art-making processes and concepts with inspiration from those who came before us.

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Drawing Creatures + Monsters (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Dream up a world with your classmates and design the creatures that will inhabit it! We will practice drawing with a variety of media and learn how to transfer our imaginations onto paper.

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Activist Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Students will learn about the history of activist cinema and fundamental filmmaking techniques. They will collaborate with each other in creating individual activist films while learning the fundamentals of pre-production, shot composition, and editing with Adobe Premiere. Students will assist one another in completing their final film project, a short activist film piece.

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Screenprinting T-Shirts + Posters (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

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'll learn about the process of printing, registering colors, and experimenting with colors.

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Watercolor Portraits (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Learn to paint the human face! Beginner to advanced, all skill levels welcome. We will be practicing watercolor portraiture from an accessible approach focusing on the primary colors and basic techniques.

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Fashion Design (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Calling all fashion designers! Learn the basics of machine and hand sewing while designing and creating one-of-a-kind special design pieces. We'll explore simple silhouettes using woven fabrics for tops and skirts. We'll also touch on closures such as zippers, buttons, elastic and more.

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Stained Glass (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Embrace your love of color by learning to make stained glass. You'll select and design stained glass patterns, then cut, grind, clean, foil and solder your creation using the copper foil technique and lead-free solder. Beginners will complete a simple suncatcher and more experienced students will explore more advanced designs. Students in the 9-11 age […]

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Screenprinting T-Shirts + Posters (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

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'll learn about the process of printing, registering colors, and experimenting with colors.

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Create Your Own Board Game (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Create your very own board game to play with friends and family! We'll share ideas about our favorite games, play some games together, and design our own game boards and pieces. You'll leave this class with your own one-of-a-kind board game, as well as ideas for several different games you can play with it.

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Giant Paper-mâché Sculpture (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Want a giant pet or an impossibly huge shoe? Make one! Paste, newspaper, cardboard and wire—that’s just about all you need to explore the world of papier-mâché and make big sculptures. Work hard, have lots of fun, get really messy and end up with the most amazing sculpture you've ever made!

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Wire Jewelry (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

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. Students ages 12-14 will have the opportunity to soften wire and solder […]

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Glass Fusing (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Let's learn how to fuse and slump glass in a furnace called a kiln. We'll make cool designs by cutting out colorful sheets of glass. When we layer different colors on top of each other and fire them in the kiln, the glass fuses together into a finished object. We'll make small pieces of art […]

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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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Metalworking (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Try working with metal and traditional metalworking tools. We’ll explore different ways to cut metal safely and bend it accurately, then we’ll try texturing, hammering and stamping. Students ages 9-11 will focus on cold connection (learning to drill, rivet, and friction fit), then they’ll create and fasten their own metal designs. Students ages 12-14 will […]

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Darkroom Photography (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

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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Cartooning (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Invent your own cartoon characters and stories as you learn about drawing methods and materials used by professional cartoonists. We'll also explore the history of the comic form.

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Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom, or table-top loom! We'll warp a rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method. This method is unique to rigid heddles and quick to set up so you can start weaving in no time. You'll finish the class with a plain weave scarf, but don’t let […]

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Handbuilding with Clay (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Learn a variety of ceramic hand building techniques such as pinch pots, coil and slab building. You'll learn to create functional vessels and creative sculptural objects.

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