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Summer Art Classes for Teens 12-18 Start July 31

Posted by Armory News on 18 July 2017

First Lady Michelle Obama honored the Armory as one of the best art education programs for teens in America. Our next class session starts soon—perfect for private school, home school, or charter school teens whose summer break continues through the end of August. Share with a friend and sign up together! These four-week-long classes taught by our rigorously trained teaching artists give students the opportunity to work with professional, multi-disciplinary artists who bring their expertise into the classroom. Students and instructors engage in more ambitious explorations of concepts, creative expression, historical and cultural context, connections, relations, applications and materials.
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Week 3 Kids Classes
Fairy Tale Worlds
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Stop Motion Animation
9:30-11:30 am

(Ages 15-18) 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 about the history of animation while we animate for the sheer fun of it.
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Dinosaur Days
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Ceramics
2:30-4:30 pm

(Ages 15-18) Make functional and sculptural ceramics while learning basic, intermediate and advanced handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques. Students working on sculptural pieces will be encouraged to experiment with scale, surface design and surface decoration.
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Daydreamer
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Experimental Painting
9:30-11:30 am

(Ages 12-14) The application of paint isn’t limited to a brush. Historically, artists have defined their own styles through an innovative use of applying paint. Explore painting as a creative medium capable of expression, movement and physicality.
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Let's Have A Parade
Open Clay Studio: Surface Design (F16.318)
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Fabric Arts & SilkScreening
12:15-2:15 pm

(Ages 12-14) Create multiples of your own design on fabric, paper, t-shirts and more. We’ll explore a variety of printmaking techniques, such as ink-and-paper prints, foam prints, wood block textile printing, stencil silk screening, linoleum cuts, and solar etching prints. Learn to combine these techniques to create multi-layered works of art.
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Painting
9:30-11:30 am

(Ages 12-14) Create your own unique paintings while learning foundational skills such as color mixing, brushwork and composition techniques. An emphasis will be 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 then some mixed media.
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Clay Magic
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Traditional Animation
9:30-11:30 am

(Ages 12-14) Animate for the sheer fun of it! Explore the A-Z of stop motion animation using claymation, cut paper, collage, drawing and pixilation. Experiment with historic animation methods such as zoetropes and flip books to animate images
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Sparkle Glitter Glow
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Drawing
12:15-2:15 pm

(Ages 12-14) Learn drawing techniques while creating basic sketches leading to finished works. You’ll draw from observation to gradually develop your skills and practice techniques such as sketching simple shapes, shading, hatching, and controlling line weight. We’ll also study the artistry of composition and how to best use line, space, value, and form.
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Open Clay Studio: Surface Design (F16.318)
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Your Amazing Career as an Imaginary Music Superstar
2:30-4:30 pm

(Ages 12-14) Tell the story of your imaginary music career, creating a dramatized, fictional or future self with a series of 12” album covers. Brainstorm ideas for how best to narrate your story and express a particular mood and style. Using 2D media such as painting, drawing, photography, and collage, chart the arc of your career by varying your album covers’ subjects, locations, personality and costumes.
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