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ONSITE: Creating Creatures (Ages 6-8)

February 06, 2022

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: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Explore creative aspects of printmaking! Students will make hand-carved styrofoam plates, glue prints, safety cut prints and photo emulsion prints. We’ll also learn how to make multiples of our drawings to create editioned prints, just like professional printers. After class, you can give away prints to your friends and family!

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ONSITE: Stop-Motion Animation (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Jump into the world of stop-motion animation. Work with drawings, paper cut-outs and clay. Learn how to produce 2-D and 3-D animation sequences and bring inanimate subjects to life.

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ONSITE: Found Object Sculpture (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Let’s make sculptures from found and recycled objects! For inspiration We will look to the work of artists like Nailah Taman, Atsuko Tanaka, and Betye Saar. We will also discuss eco-friendly art and collaborate to make a sustainable classroom environment. A large part of this class will involve walking around the neighborhood and engaging our […]

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ONSITE: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

Explore creative aspects of printmaking! Students will make hand-carved styrofoam plates, glue prints, safety cut prints and photo emulsion prints. We’ll also learn how to make multiples of our drawings to create editioned prints, just like professional printers. After class, you can give away prints to your friends and family!

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ONSITE: Clay Miniatures (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

In this class, students will learn to use hand building techniques with clay to create miniature dioramas. Students can recreate their bedroom or another room in their home out of clay. Students can also create imagined spaces (such as a greenhouse, or a bakery, or even an outdoor space) and let their creativity come to […]

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ONSITE: Glass Fusing + Slumping (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

Learn to fuse and slump glass in the kiln. We'll create designs by cutting colored sheet glass. By layering patterns and firing glass in kilns, students can create small decorative glass objects.

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ONSITE: Learn to Draw (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

Students will learn the fundamentals of observational drawing using graphite. 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: Visual Journaling (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Let’s use mixed media and printmaking techniques to create fun and colorful journal spreads. Each week, we’ll have prompts that will help us use visual art and media to tell our unique stories.

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ONSITE: Letterpress Posters + Merch (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

We're getting the band back together! Join artist Sam Page and learn to use the letterpress studio to create rad band posters, cool stickers, and merch. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking which uses a printing press and typesetting (individual letters) to create words and designs for printed media. Bands originally used this form […]

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ONSITE: Digital Photography: Discover Joy Through Your Lens (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Learn the joy of digital photography! 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 […]

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ONSITE: Make a Music Video (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Produce an original music video! You’ll learn art direction, how to shoot dance/choreography, green screen compositing, techniques for shooting with handheld cameras, 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: Digital Self Portraits (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 2022

Do you ever wonder how artists depict themselves in self portraits? In this class, we'll explore how artists of color celebrate their identity through art. We'll use Adobe Photoshop and Wacom tablets to create our own digital self-portraits.

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ONSITE: Drawing with Oil Pastels (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Enrich your art-making experience with drawing and painting using oil pastels, pencil and charcoal. We'll learn about a variety of approaches to drawing and painting. Classes will include demonstrations of various art media, comparison of styles and a study of how the materials can be used expressively.

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ONSITE: Screenprinting T-shirts + Posters (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Learn how to screen print by making posters and t-shirts. We'll cover lots of approaches within this versatile medium, including creating hand-drawn stencils with your own design. Learn about printing, registration and color mixing using water-based, non-toxic acrylic ink. Experimentation is encouraged!

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ONSITE: Drawing, Painting + Collage (Ages 6-8)

February 06, 2022

If you want to explore drawing and painting, this class will show you how! Discover a variety of media and techniques for drawing and painting before we end with a collage using everything we've explored.

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ONSITE: Pen + Ink Drawing (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Explore traditional and innovative approaches to line drawing with pen and ink. Demonstrations will introduce you to the different types of line-making techniques, including contour, hatching, stippling, gesture and developed lines to create form, patterns and textures. Students will create their own completed drawings as they come to understand the value and depth of expression, […]

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ONSITE: Video Art + Green Screen (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

If you could go anywhere, where might you travel? If you could interact with anyone, who would be at the top of your list? Become whatever you can dream… in your videos! Learn the art of green-screen video editing techniques, as we practice cinematography, camera video recording, and software editing. You will create several short […]

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ONSITE: Screen Printing T-Shirts + Posters (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 2022

Learn how to screen print by making posters and t-shirts. We'll cover lots of approaches within this versatile medium, including creating hand-drawn stencils with your own design. Learn about printing, registration and color mixing using water-based, non-toxic acrylic ink. Experimentation is encouraged!

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ONSITE: Artist-a-Day (Ages 6-8)

February 06, 2022

Each day, we'll learn about a new artist and the medium in which they work. 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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ONSITE: Stained Glass (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 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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