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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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Creating Tiny Worlds (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Dream up components of your own tiny universe using a variety of media and techniques! With a heavy emphasis on reusing found objects, we'll create sets of miniatures that will be combined to create a tiny universe of your very own. Create a scene in outer space, underwater, in an upside-down world, in your own […]

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Let’s Tell a Tale: Creative Storytelling (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Creative storytelling is at the heart of this class. We will work together as a class to build a story ready for performance. We'll brainstorm ideas, create characters, and build the storyline with dialogue. The second part of the class incorporates theater games and movement activities to develop storytelling skills. Emphasis will be on stage […]

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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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Letterpress + Block Printed Merch (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

We're getting the band back together! Join artist Sam Christian and learn to use the letterpress studio to create rad band posters, cool stickers, and merch. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking that 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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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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Drawing Creatures + Monsters (Ages 9-11)

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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Pinch Pot Aliens, Creatures + Monsters (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Create the wildest creatures you can imagine! Students will learn a variety of handbuilding skills such as coil making, extruding, and how to make a pinch pot. Students will leave with a sculpture of an imaginary (or real) monster, alien, or mythical creature of their creation!

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Block Printed Textiles (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

We love a good pattern, from bandanas to tapestries and everything in between! In this class, we’ll use block printing and resist dyeing techniques to make colorful patterns on recycled and new textiles.

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Pinch Pot Pokémon (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Pokémon and monsters and imaginary friends, oh my! This clay class will introduce hand-building techniques such as pinching and coiling. We'll discuss animal characteristics and learn to sculpt real and imaginary creatures in their natural habitats. Walk away with two or three sculpted creatures!

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Piñata Party (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

Create a paper mache piñata of your own! A piñata is an object made of paper that is decorated, filled with treats, and then broken open as a celebration. Mexican culture often use piñatas to celebrate a happy occasion. After you create your art, on the last day of class we will celebrate by smashing […]

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Cyanotypes: Creating Photographic Art with Light (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Create photographic art with sunlight! Learn the simplistic process of making beautiful cyan-blue prints using the light of the sun. From coating paper or fabric to selecting your own personal objects such as leaves and flowers, we'll teach you the process of creating cyanotypes from start to finish.

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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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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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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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3D Animation (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Create your own 3D animations! Students will learn the basics of Blender, a 3D computer graphics software, to create a brief, 5-second animated video. You’ll also learn how to navigate the digital 3D space and come to understand underlying concepts that inform 3D animation like vertices and polygons.

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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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Print + Sew Fabric (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Use simple techniques with textile pigment to print designs on your own fabric, then sew your own tote bag and pillow with a sewing machine!

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Metal Jewelry (Ages 12-14)

January 24, 2023

Learn to make wearable, metal earrings, necklaces and bracelets! We’ll cut, texture and shape metal using traditional metalworking tools, and try stamping and making holes for attaching. Then, we’ll sand, file and finish before exploring wire and beading techniques to join our pieces together. (Students in the 12-14 age group will have the opportunity to […]

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Found Object Sculpture (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

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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Customizing Action Figures (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Make action figures out of discarded toys and parts! We will be using parts of existing toys to alter, reassemble and make unique creations. We will be upcycling and sculpting additional parts out of clay and whatever else we can find! Bring your own toy parts or use ours!

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Mythical Clay Creatures (Ages 6-8)

January 24, 2023

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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Learn to Knit (Ages 9-11)

January 24, 2023

Who doesn't love the idea of knitting a horse, unicorn, or other four-legged friends? With plain or fancy stitches, they'll be as unique as you are. We'll provide the knitting needles and yarn for you!

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