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Teens 15-18



Thanks to grant support, most classes for teens 15-18 are only $60. The Armory’s Art High programs give teens valuable, hands-on, creative experiences. In addition to Art High classes here at the Armory, these opportunities include classes with partner organizations, and classes at Armory satellite facilities. With approval, teens 16+ may take certain Armory adult classes.

Students work with professional, multi-disciplinary artists who bring their expertise into the classroom. Instruction is concentrated in two areas: visual arts and media arts.

Armory Art High studio classes for 15-18 year olds are tuition-free during the school year. Art High programming is underwritten, in part, by gifts from individual donors and by government, corporate, and private foundation grants. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

There is a nonrefundable $60 registration fee per class. Students must be 15 years old by the first day of class. 

Classes limited to 12 students, allowing for individualized instruction.  
Silkscreening classes are limited to 10. 
Darkroom Photography limited to 9. 

  • Tuition assistance available. 
  • Materials are included.
  • Enrollment is first come, first served. Wait-lists are not maintained. Enrollments are non-transferable. 




(W18.600) Silkscreening

(W18.600) Silkscreening

(Ages 15-18) Learn about transferring pictures using silkscreening, a process made famous by artists like Andy Warhol. Learn quick and easy ways to print on paper, t-shirts, posters, and other surfaces.

Offered on Mon. 4:00pm

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(W18.601) Painting

(W18.601) Painting

(Ages 15-18) Create your own unique paintings while learning foundational skills such as color mixing, brushwork, and composition techniques.

Offered on Tue. 4:00pm

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(W18.602) Figure Drawing

(W18.602) Figure Drawing

(Ages 15-18) Boost your drawing skills with this essential class in observational drawing of professional (clothed) figure models. Study figure drawings by artists like Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Titian, and John Curren.

Offered on Wed. 4:00pm

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(W18.603) Stop Motion Animation

(W18.603) Stop Motion Animation

(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.

Offered on Thu. 4:00pm

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(W18.604) Fashion Remix & Natural Dyeing

(W18.604) Fashion Remix & Natural Dyeing

(Ages 15-18) Experiment with natural dyeing techniques to create one-of-a-kind modern, unique fashion. Bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth to achieve different dye patterns and designs, expressing your own individual style.

Offered on Thu. 4:00pm

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(W18.605) Ceramics

(W18.605) Ceramics

(Ages 15-18) Make functional and sculptural ceramics while learning basic, intermediate and advanced handbuilding and throwing techniques.

Offered on Fri. 4:00pm

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(W18.606) Darkroom Photography

(W18.606) Darkroom Photography

(Ages 15-18) Discover the magic of the darkroom as you explore film-based black and white photography while developing camera skills and printing techniques.

Offered on Sat. 10:30am

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(W18.607) Digital Photography: Thematic Series

(W18.607) Digital Photography: Thematic Series

(Ages 15-18) In this essential class for the serious art student, you’ll explore personal style and improve your photographic ways of seeing. Various themes may include imagery of everyday moods, urban architecture, pattern relationships, portraiture, and close-up abstractions.

Offered on Sat. 12:30pm

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