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Ink, Watercolor + Gouache

July 07, 2020

This two-hour studio course is designed for painters who are familiar with the fundamentals of water media and who are interested in the development of the subject matter, style and content of their painting. Each session will begin with a short presentation on an artist, technique or exhibition with follow up time used for guidance, […]

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Art Under the Sea (Ages 6–8)

July 07, 2020

Explore new media each day and learn to create your own underwater environment. You’ll make animals, plants and learn about sea life. Paint, draw and use construction paper to create your own underwater experience.

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Acrylic + Oil Painting – NEW!

July 07, 2020

This two-hour studio course is designed for painters who are familiar with the fundamentals of color and basic acrylic + oil techniques and who are interested in the development of the subject matter, style and content of their painting. Each session will begin with a short presentation on an artist, technique or exhibition with follow […]

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Mythical Mixed Media Creatures (Ages 6–8)

July 07, 2020

Work with a variety of materials to make art inspired by myths and folklore from all around the world. Projects include Chinese dragon illustrations, a Minotaur maze, and mixed media collages of mythical creatures.

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Nature-Inspired Art (Ages 6–8)

July 07, 2020

Complete a new, nature-inspired project in each class! Collect materials from the outdoors and your home to create artwork from natural materials. We’ll focus on using nature as inspiration and as a source for materials. Harness your creative energy and embrace the summer!

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Food Art Fun! (Ages 6–8)

July 07, 2020

Use different art media and techniques to create your own, original food art. Imagination and creativity are key! Paint, draw and use construction paper to create a meal that looks good enough to eat.

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Patterns, Mindfulness + Infinity – NEW!

July 07, 2020

Learn three techniques for creating infinite visual patterns. In spiritual traditions across the world, mandalas, labyrinths and other repeating patterns are used to help us calm and center ourselves, and get in touch with our interconnectedness with each other and the natural world. While we learn new drawing and design skills, we’ll also be learning […]

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Jump into the Jungle: Animal Art (Ages 6–8)

July 07, 2020

Explore the jungle through different art techniques. Make 2-D and 3-D animals (chameleons, tree frogs, snakes, toucans, jungle guide accessories) in various media (tempera paint, oil pastels and watercolors).

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Frame Weaving with Found Materials

July 07, 2020

Create a weaving that is ready to display on the same picture frame you use to weave it. Learn two selvedge warping methods for frame weaving as well as multiple tapestry techniques. We will be embedding flowers or other organic materials that can be found just outside your front door to create unique, woven artwork.

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Journaling for Artists, Writers + Photographers – NEW!

July 07, 2020

This two-hour studio course is designed for anyone interested in the techniques and development of visual journaling. We’ll review the contributions of visual diarists such as Dan Eldon and Frida Kahlo. Each session will begin with a short presentation on a visual diarist, technique or significant artist with follow up time for guidance, feedback and […]

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Family Studio: Origami Heart Messages – NEW!

July 07, 2020

Origami Heart Messages: Families will learn about the beautiful art of paper folding! Create a collection of paper hearts and write inspiring messages inside them to give to family, friends and community.

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Fossil Art (Ages 6–8)

July 07, 2020

Learn about fossils and use imprinting techniques to create your own fossils and make fossil-inspired art. We’ll explore paleontology and archaelogy to create mixed media work, using both high quality art materials and found natural objects. You’ll create a fossil of a hybrid creature and design its habitat. Explore the natural world, learn how to […]

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Family Studio: Wire Drawings like Gego – NEW!

July 07, 2020

Wire drawings like Gego: Learn about and draw with wire like Gego! We will focus on using wire and repeating shapes to create an abstract work of art. This class is all about enjoying the process of making art and learning how to work with wire.

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Mystery Maps + Messages (Ages 9–11)

July 07, 2020

Inspired by maps used in popular adventure stories and movies, plan a mysterious scavenger hunt for your family members. Create a secret map and messages with invisible ink. Hint: A UV light will reveal all!

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Experimental Drawing (Ages 12–14)

July 07, 2020

Learn different and unusual ways to approach the art of drawing. We’ll talk about different ways to make both abstract and realistic drawings. Expect to learn new techniques for drawing with pencils, markers, crayons and watercolor paint.

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Fossil Art (Ages 6–8)

July 07, 2020

Learn about fossils and use imprinting techniques to create your own fossils and make fossil-inspired art. We’ll explore paleontology and archaelogy to create mixed media work, using both high quality art materials and found natural objects. You’ll create a fossil of a hybrid creature and design its habitat. Explore the natural world, learn how to […]

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Site Specific Art + Your Environment (Ages 12–14)

July 07, 2020

How can you make art for a specific place? What if instead of a blank piece of paper, you used a specific place, like your yard, front porch, or kitchen sink as your canvas? Create art installations that combine sculpture, photography, dance, music, collage and painting. Use everyday materials, household supplies and items from nature, […]

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Introduction to Paper Quilling – NEW!

July 07, 2020

Explore the possibilities of making art with paper by learning quilling techniques. Transform paper strips by rolling, shaping and gluing them together to create a unique, 3-D, radial design project.

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