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Register Today: Fall Art Classes for Teens 12-18

Posted by on 11 September 2018

The Armory's award winning after school and weekend art classes for teens age 12 to 18 inspire thoughtful investigations of traditional techniques and contemporary art ideas—perfect for students preparing for AP Art classes, or for teens who simply love making art. From Photoshop to fashion, from ceramics to silkscreening, from painting to photography, Armory Center for the Arts is your community art school.


Nonprofit and community-based, Armory Center for the Arts is the Los Angeles region's leading independent institution for contemporary art exhibitions and community arts education. Classes meet once a week for 10 weeks. All materials included. All skill levels welcomed.
Classes start October 1.

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Teens age 16+ can enroll in certain adult classes. For approval from Studio Department, please email [email protected]

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Painting
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Painting
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
October 2 - December 11 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 15-18) Create your own unique paintings while learning foundational skills such as color mixing, brushwork, and composition techniques. Emphasis is placed on choosing subject matter and articulating individual visions. You’ll also have an opportunity to further develop skills in media such as watercolor, acrylic, drawing, and mixed media.


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Zine Workshop
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Zine Workshop
Mondays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
October 1 - December 10 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 12-14) Zines have been part of the accessible press movement for decades. In this class you will create your own small magazine devoid of advertisements and with your own individual stamp. Your views, passions, and daily life will be reflected in these hand-made magazines and mini-comics. Explore the world of self-publishing as you combine artwork, poetry, cartoons, personal editorials, short stories and more. You’ll also learn how to copy, distribute, and even promote your zines!


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Figure Drawing
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Figure Drawing
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
October 3 - December 12 (10 Class Meetings)
$220, members $198 (model fees included)


(Ages 15-18) Boost your drawing skills with this essential class in observational drawing of professional (clothed) figure models. Learn anatomical proportion, line weight, shading techniques, and composition as well as the placement of the bones, movement of muscular mass, and the shading of the skin. Experiment with different media and techniques. Study figure drawings by artists like Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Titian, and John Curren.

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Design, Dye, and Sew
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Design, Dye, & Sew
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
October 3 - December 12 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 12-14) Design, cut, and sew your own hand-dyed fabric into one-of-a-kind wearable and original pieces. Express your personal style through hand and machine sewing, fabric dyeing, and transforming salvaged clothing. Learn technical elements of working with dyes, including the intricate Japanese shibori methods of resist dyeing. 

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Photoshop
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Photoshop
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm
October 4 - December 13 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 15-18) Even inexperienced Photoshop users can become an expert in this class about the all-powerful digital darkroom and design software. Whether you’re looking to learn the fundamentals of editing images or entry-level job skills, this class offers a solid foundation.


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Drawing and Painting
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Drawing & Painting
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
October 4 - December 13 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 12-14) Create beautiful art while learning the basics of drawing and painting. Practice with simple sketches and then create finished works as you experiment with color theory and mixing paint to expand your skills as an artist.


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Fiber Arts & Slow Fashion
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Fiber Arts & Slow Fashion
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
October 4 - December 13 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 15-18) Practice ancient traditions of fiber arts from natural dyeing, weaving and twisting techniques, and 2D surface designing for fabric. Use natural dyes to create beautiful patterns and designs on clothing. Make plant dyes from kitchen compost and foraged plants, and learn technical skills of working with dyes and fixatives. Experiment with age-old traditions in braiding and knitting techniques to form functional and wearable pieces.


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Printmaking & Silk Screening
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Printmaking & Silk Screening  
Fridays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
October 5 - December 14 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180


(Ages 12-14) Explore an array of media and techniques, all the while creating multiples of your own design on fabric, paper, t-shirts and more. Create multi-layered art by combining a variety of techniques such as ink and paper prints, foam prints, wood block textile printing, stencil silk screening, linoleum cuts, and solar etching prints.


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Ceramics
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Ceramics
Fridays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
October 5 - December 14 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 15-18) Make functional and sculptural ceramics while learning basic, intermediate and advanced handbuilding and throwing techniques. Students working on sculptural pieces will be encouraged to experiment with scale, surface design and surface decoration.


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Animation
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Stop Motion Animation
Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
October 6 - December 15 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180


(Ages 12-14) Let your imagination soar in our professionally equipped animation lab. Learn the creative skill set industry animators use. Those skills also transfer into exciting careers like game design and motion graphics. Experience the animation process from start to finish from storyboards to drawings and transparencies to creating a final animation with sound. Learn the history of animation while we animate for the sheer fun of it. 


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Book Arts
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From Text to Message
Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
October 6 - December 15 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 15-18) Visual artists use text in multiple ways, and this class explores and develops your individual voice through the power of language in art through the use of letters, numbers, words and symbols. Explore social issues, identity, and humor using language to convey messages. Learn various painting and printing techniques and at the end of class we’ll take home an array of stencils, collages, vinyl wall graphics and printed t-shirts.


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Silkscreening & T-Shirt Design
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Digital Photography: Thematic Series
Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
October 6 - December 15 (10 Class Meetings)
$200, members $180 


(Ages 15-18) Explore personal style and improve your photographic ways of seeing. Various project themes may include urban architecture, pattern relationships, portraiture, community, moods, and abstractions. Learn editing, sequencing, and how to prepare your images for printing. Presentations by professional photographers. Software: Photoshop. Digital camera required.


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