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Stained Glass (Ages 11–12)

January 15, 2020

Embrace your love of color by learning to make stained glass. Learn to 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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Portrait Photography with Film (Ages 13–14)

January 15, 2020

It’s easy to take a picture of a person, but not always as simple to capture that person’s character. We’ll tackle the question of what makes a compelling portrait and explore film photography. We’ll create portraits with studio lighting and take field trips to learn about natural light portraiture. Students will also print their photographs […]

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Papier-Mâché Sculpture (Ages 9–10)

January 15, 2020

Rev up your imagination and dive into the wonderful world of papier-mâché sculpture. Using crumpled paper, masking tape, wire, cardboard and paste, we’ll make a large, amazing sculpture. We’ll explore both sculpting and painting techniques.

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Cardboard Robots (Ages 7–8) – NEW!

January 15, 2020

Create 3-D sculptural robots while exploring mixed media! Students will complete a variety of design thinking prompts in order to consider what their robot would do and what it would need to accomplish its task.

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Metalworking (Ages 15-18) – NEW!

January 15, 2020

Learn how to transform metals. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding and polishing. We’ll also cover riveting, soldering with a torch and fold forming. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.

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Metalworking (Ages 9–10)

January 15, 2020

Learn to saw, drill, shape, texture, fasten and finish metals. Explore your creativity while applying these new metalworking techniques to fabricate your own individualized projects out of metal. We’ll place an emphasis on recycling and reusing materials.

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Loom Weaving (Ages 13–14) – NEW!

January 15, 2020

Come learn how to make your own fabric by using a floor loom! We will learn how the floor loom works and then spend a week making our own hand woven fabric that we will then turn into a pillow cover for our rooms.

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Pen + Ink Drawing (Ages 11–12)

January 15, 2020

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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Portrait Photography with Film (Ages 13–14)

January 14, 2019

Consider what makes a compelling portrait. It’s easy to take a picture of a person, but not always as simple to capture that person’s character. You’ll learn how to use film cameras, studio lighting and natural lighting. We’ll also cover film development and how to print portraits in the darkroom.

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Sewing for the First Time (Ages 7–8)

January 14, 2019

Learn to hand sew and make small projects like a decorative pillow. We’ll cover several hand sewing techniques including the running stitch, slip stitch and catch stitch. We’ll complete a few projects that require each student to utilize these stitches.

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Stained Glass (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Embrace your love of color by learning to make stained glass. Learn to 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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The Altered Image: Photographic Collage and Transfer (Ages 9–10)

January 14, 2019

Change the meaning of images you find in magazines by reworking them through the image transfer process. Learn this process to transform copies of photographs, as well as drawings, images and text from magazines and books into transparent layers within your art. You’ll get an introduction to a variety of methods of using safe, non-toxic […]

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Art Media Exploration (Ages 7–8)

January 14, 2019

Explore a variety of media in this sampler-style class. Use clay, paint, paper mache, fabric, wire and more to create a collection of 2-D and 3-D work.

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Hand Building with Clay (Ages 9–10)

January 14, 2019

Learn to create a variety of ceramic forms with your hands. We’ll cover pinch pots, coil-building and low-relief sculpture, which will allow us to create small vessels and beautiful clay tiles. We’ll also cover some firing and glazing basics.

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Foam Fantasy Props (Ages 13–14)

January 14, 2019

Learn to fabricate fantasy props by sculpting with various types of foam, dowel rods, rope, fabric and latex. We’ll create pieces that can be used for play or decoration.

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