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Adults (18+)



Looking for a creative challenge or simply a way to express yourself? Armory classes offer adults a creative outlet for all your artistic needs. Develop new skills or discover hidden talents. Beginning and advanced students are given individualized instruction to achieve their goals. Come express yourself and be inspired by our community of artists. Our Studio is yours!

Through the Art High program, teens 16+ can enroll in certain adult classes. For approval from Studio Director Joan Dooley, email [email protected] Enrollment is on a first come first served basis, limit one class per student per session. Students must be 16 on the first day of class and pay the adult tuition.

Classes limited to 12 students, allowing for individualized instruction. 
Silkscreening classes limited to 10.
Darkroom Photography classes limited to 9. 
Letterpress classes limited to 8.
 
The Cynthia Wasney Letterpress Memorial Scholarship
Created in 2015, this scholarship supports adults with a passion for the art and craft of letterpress. One scholarship is available each session and underwrites one letterpress class tuition, in full, for eligible individuals. Students who demonstrate financial need and a strong creative interest in letterpress are eligible for the scholarship. To apply, contact Armory Letterpress Studio Director Denise El-Hoss at [email protected].




(W18.300) Letterpress

(W18.300) Letterpress

FULL

Offered on Mon. 10:00am

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(W18.301) Ceramics: Conversations with Clay

(W18.301) Ceramics: Conversations with Clay

(Ages 18+) Learn hand-building techniques as well as throwing on the wheel. Discover additional techniques through the use of various glazes and different forms of surface decoration.

Offered on Mon. 10:00am

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(W18.302) Letterpress

(W18.302) Letterpress

(Ages 18+) Learn how to handset type and print on different letterpresses. Combine text and images to design and create personal letterhead, postcards, cards, announcements, posters, and more.

Offered on Mon. 1:00pm

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(W18.303) Letterpress

(W18.303) Letterpress

FULL

Offered on Mon. 6:30pm

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(W18.304) Stop Motion Animation

(W18.304) Stop Motion Animation

(Ages 18+) You'll learn stop motion techniques like Claymation, cut paper, collage, drawing, and pixilation. Experiment by using historic methods to animate images such as zoetropes and flip books.

Offered on Mon. 6:30pm

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(W18.305) Beginning Drawing

(W18.305) Beginning Drawing

(Ages 18+) Draw from observation and gradually build knowledge to create work from simple sketches to finished pieces. Learn techniques like shading, hatching, and controlling line weight.

Offered on Mon. 6:30pm

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(W18.306) Silkscreening & T-Shirt Design

(W18.306) Silkscreening & T-Shirt Design

(Ages 18+) Learn about quick and easy ways to transfer images using silkscreening, a process made famous by artists like Andy Warhol. Bring in your own t-shirts, sweatshirts, fabric, wood, paper, or any other flat materials, and be ready to transform them into works of art!

Offered on Mon. 6:30pm

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(W18.307) Modernizing the Art of Embroidery

(W18.307) Modernizing the Art of Embroidery

(Ages 18+) Learn embroidery and needle craft techniques as you complete several personalized projects using both traditional and experimental materials. You’ll incorporate text and language, landscape and natural imagery, decoration and formal notions to express a broad range of complex ideas.

Offered on Mon. 6:30pm

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(W18.308) Handmakers' Workshop

(W18.308) Handmakers' Workshop

(Ages 18+) Bridge the intersection of contemporary art and handmade crafts. Explore the creative visions of various artists and become inspired to produce several personal, handmade craft-related artworks.

Offered on Mon. 6:30pm

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(W18.309) More Painting

(W18.309) More Painting

(Ages 18+) For continuing painting students, this class builds upon previous painting experience and is designed to further develop skills and techniques while offering a continued focus on concept development.

Offered on Tue. 6:30pm

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(W18.310) Photoshop

(W18.310) Photoshop

(Ages 18+) Even inexperienced Photoshop users can become an expert in this class about the all-powerful digital darkroom and design software.

Offered on Tue. 6:30pm

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(W18.311) Watercolor Illustration

(W18.311) Watercolor Illustration

(Ages 18+) Explore storytelling and illustration through drawing, ink, and watercolor. Experiment with different innovative techniques while looking at the work of illustrators, cartoonists, and contemporary artists as inspiration.

Offered on Tue. 6:30pm

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(W18.312) Printmaking

(W18.312) Printmaking

(Ages 18+) Learn exciting printmaking techniques using non-toxic methods. Multi-colored original prints will be created using methods like relief blocks, image transfers, monotypes, drypoints, and silk aquatints.

Offered on Tue. 6:30pm

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(W18.313) The Art of Basket Weaving

(W18.313) The Art of Basket Weaving

(Ages 18+) Break the boundaries of basket weaving with flexible and creative applications to create unique, contemporary designs. Using natural materials, dyeing, soaking, and shaping, create baskets.

Offered on Mon. 6:30pm

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(W18.314) Drawing as Meditation

(W18.314) Drawing as Meditation

(Ages 18+) Meditate through art. Unwind after a busy day as you relax into a mindful art experience that cultivates your inner, untapped creativity. Tune into your right brain attributes that nurture your inner sense of calm, ease, and slower pace.

Offered on Tue. 6:30pm

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(W18.315) Letterpress

(W18.315) Letterpress

FULL

Offered on Wed. 10:00am

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(W18.316) Darkroom Photography  (or Open Darkroom Studio)

(W18.316) Darkroom Photography (or Open Darkroom Studio)

(Ages 18+) Further expand your darkroom skills in our film-based black and white lab. Instruction will emphasize creative photography skills such as manual film camera controls, exposure methods, and intermediate to advanced printing techniques.

Offered on Wed. 6:30pm

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(W18.317) Letterpress

(W18.317) Letterpress

(Ages 18+) Learn how to handset type and print on different letterpresses. Combine text and images to design and create personal letterhead, postcards, cards, announcements, posters, and more.

Offered on Wed. 6:30pm

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(W18.318) Graphic Design

(W18.318) Graphic Design

(Ages 18+) Empower your design skills. Learn fundamentals of visual communication by experimenting with type, composition, color, and concept development.

Offered on Wed. 6:30pm

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(W18.319) Figure Drawing

(W18.319) Figure Drawing

(Ages 18+) Learn anatomical proportion, line weight, shading techniques, and composition as well as placement of bones, movement of muscular mass, and shading of skin.

Offered on Wed. 6:30pm

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(W18.320) Ceramics

(W18.320) Ceramics

(Ages 18+) Learn how to use the potter’s wheel as well as hand-building techniques with high and low fire clay. Experiment with methods of glazing and different surface textures.

Offered on Wed. 6:30pm

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(W18.321) Collage & Assemblage

(W18.321) Collage & Assemblage

(Ages 18+) Learn basic principles of design and color theory while exploring a wide range of materials and collage techniques.

Offered on Thu. 10:00am

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(W18.322) Digital Photography

(W18.322) Digital Photography

(Ages 18+) You’ll learn all basic camera functions including: proper exposure, depth of field, composition, lighting, and the challenges of shooting.

Offered on Thu. 6:30pm

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(W18.323) Ceramics

(W18.323) Ceramics

(Ages 18+) Learn how to use the potter’s wheel as well as hand-building techniques with high and low fire clay. Experiment with methods of glazing and different surface textures.

Offered on Thu. 6:30pm

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(W18.324) Painting

(W18.324) Painting

(Ages 18+) This class is designed for both beginning and continuing students to gain experience in painting techniques and to develop a creative approach to painting.

Offered on Thu. 6:30pm

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(W18.325) Book Arts

(W18.325) Book Arts

(Ages 18+) Learn the art of handmade books with projects ranging from traditional to experimental: Japanese stab binding, accordion book, collaged tunnel books, manipulated found books, and book sculptures.

Offered on Thu. 6:30pm

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(W18.326) More Painting

(W18.326) More Painting

(Ages 18+) For continuing painting students, this class builds upon previous painting experience and is designed to further develop skills and techniques while offering a continued focus on concept development.

Offered on Fri. 10:30am

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(W18.327) Letterpress

(W18.327) Letterpress

(Ages 18+) Learn how to handset type and print on different letterpresses. Combine text and images to design and create personal letterhead, postcards, cards, announcements, posters, and more. Due to lab limitations, we cannot handle large volume invitation productions or plate making.

Offered on Sat. 10:00am

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(W18.328) Natural Dyeing & Shibori

(W18.328) Natural Dyeing & Shibori

(Ages 18+) Experiment with dyeing techniques to create one-of-a-kind wearable and/or functional pieces. Learn shibori, a Japanese resist dye technique.

Offered on Sat. 10:00am

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(W18.329) Figure Drawing & Painting

(W18.329) Figure Drawing & Painting

(Ages 18+) Working with live models, learn drawing and painting techniques and how to render the human form. Develop an understanding of anatomical proportion, line weight, shading techniques, and composition.

Offered on Sat. 1:30pm

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(W18.330) Ceramics

(W18.330) Ceramics

(Ages 18+) Learn how to use the potter’s wheel as well as hand-building techniques with high and low fire clay. Experiment with methods of glazing and different surface textures.

Offered on Sat. 3:30pm

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(W18.331) Textile Design

(W18.331) Textile Design

(Ages 18+) This workshop provides a basic background for anyone who wants to design their own textiles. Learn how to take any design, even your own original drawing or digital design, and turn it into a repeating pattern on fabrics, clothing, wall coverings, etc.

Offered on Sun. 1:00pm

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(W18.332) Intro to Organic  Indigo Dyeing & Shibori

(W18.332) Intro to Organic Indigo Dyeing & Shibori

(Ages 18+) Explore indigo vat dyeing and Shibori resist techniques to create beautifully patterned textiles. Learn how to make your own vat of organic indigo dye. Experiment with Shibori, an intricate version of “tie dye” resist.

Offered on Sun. 1:00pm

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