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EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH COLOR
Spin Art, Painting, Embroidery, Pointillism, and other super fun techniques are used to express your innermost emotions and feelings through color.
focus: bright expression
outcome: self-esteem booster
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 101
Develop your ideas using drawings such as plans, sections, and elevations, of your fantasy buildings, cruise ships, tree houses, shopping malls, islands, and amusement centers. At the end of class, practice public speaking during your presentation to the rest of the class and parents.
focus: design thinking and public speaking
This class will focus on weaving basics by creating repeated patterns, stripes, and shapes using self made tapestry looms, as well as weaving with paper.
focus: iterative pattern making
outcome: hand eye coordination, imagination
DECORATE POSITIVE AGENTS OF CHANGE
Children embroider on black and white images printed on card stock of their favorite celebrities using a plastic needle to embroider and crochet thread or yarn. Add beads and other decorations for fun and awesomeness.
outcome: celebrating diversity
THE ART OF FORM
Create a variety of physical sculptures with the use of materials such as clay, paper, recyclables, and even twine.
outcome: enhanced curiosity
CUT & PASTE
Create your very own mosaic. Coherent patterns and images emerge from built up small regular or irregular pieces of paper held in place by glue.
outcome: surprise, ownership
EXPLORATION INTO THE FIBER ARTS
Explore all kinds of HANDS ON fiber art projects such as: Felting, Tie-Dye, Sewing, and Cord Knitting.
outcome: diversity, structure
LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLOW
Participants will explore a variety of watercolor techniques for children including salty watercolors, watercolor resist methods, and printing.
EVERYBODY LOVES TO PAINT & DRAW
PAINTING 101 activities for kids range from the simplest painting with a brush, roller, or hands to more elaborate spin art, marble painting, and experimenting with mixed media.
DRAWING BASICS activities include cartooning, still life, and figure drawing.
THE ART OF THE FOLD
The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper.
STORYTELLING THROUGH STENCILS
Inspired by street art and BANKSY, our young artists will use stencils, paint, and marker to create various types of story lines. Children will work to create a variety of individual and group projects such as sketch books, murals, and comics.
HORIZON LINE | VANISHING POINT
The art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.
Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography, iconography and illustration.
EXPRESS YOUR SELF-PORTRAIT
A self-portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a ourselves, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood within.
STILL LIFE DRAWING CLASS
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, etc.).
COOKING WITH COLOR
In this activity, children are given a wide variety of black and white images of international cuisine. Children first set the table by using collage techniques. Then, children "add the flavor" using paint.
SKETCH BOOK PROJECT