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Register Now for Summer Art Classes

Kids 3-11 • Week 1 (7/2-7/6)




Classes for 3-5 year olds introduce materials, concepts, and techniques designed to challenge a child’s imagination and ability while providing opportunities for playful exploration. Children must be toilet trained. 

Classes for 6-11 year olds are designed to enhance skills, broaden concepts, and provide an expanded, creative experience. Materials and art historical concepts are used to achieve greater technical ability and broaden knowledge. 
  • All art materials are provided. 
  • Classes limited to 12 students, allowing for individualized instruction. Darkroom photography classes limited to 9. 3-4 year old classes limited to 10.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. You can apply for tuition assistance online at checkout. 
  • Save 10% on classes by becoming a member. Membership prices begin at the $100 Family level. You can add an Armory membership at checkout and get that 10% discount right away. To learn more about membership benefits, visit armoryarts.org/membership.
  • Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. Enrollments are non-transferable. See all Armory Studio Policies.




(Su18.001) Crazy Clay Creations

(Su18.001) Crazy Clay Creations

(Ages 3-4) Create playful and imaginative artworks. Learn clay hand-building techniques while we use fun exploratory materials including plaster, metal, colorful beads, feathers, and recycled objects.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 8:30am

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(Su18.002) Robot Factory

(Su18.002) Robot Factory

(Ages 5-6) Design and create your own imaginary robots through drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Draw inspiration from film, video games and animation.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 8:30am

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(Su18.003) Piñata Party

(Su18.003) Piñata Party

(Ages 6-8) Using papier-mâché and other materials, create piñatas of your favorite animals and creatures, and learn about how the piñata is used in different cultures.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 8:30am

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(Su18.004) Wondrous Watercolors

(Su18.004) Wondrous Watercolors

(Ages 9-11) Watch colors, shapes, and materials swirl as you explore this fun, exciting medium. Experiment with techniques like color washing, salt crystals, blowing, blending, and more.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 8:30am

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(Su18.005) Art Zoo

(Su18.005) Art Zoo

(Ages 3-4) Using a variety of materials, create a menagerie of animals, like giraffes with long necks or zebras with rainbow stripes.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 10:30am

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(Su18.006) Night Skies and Fireflies

(Su18.006) Night Skies and Fireflies

(Ages 4-5) Discover the beautiful and mysterious nighttime world. Use different materials to draw, paint and sculpt nocturnal animals, the night sky, and even things that glow in the dark.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 10:30am

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(Su18.007) Life-Size Self-Portraits

(Su18.007) Life-Size Self-Portraits

(Ages 5-6) Paint and draw a different part of your body every day, then combine all of the parts at the end of the week into a wonderfully-strange, life-size self-portrait.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 10:30am

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(Su18.008) Yummy Things

(Su18.008) Yummy Things

(Ages 6-8) Play with your food! Draw inspiration from your favorite foods to make many yummy looking artworks using clay, paint, and more. Make pies, cakes, ice cream, french fries, and maybe even a few vegetables!

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 10:30am

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(Su18.009) Ceramics

(Su18.009) Ceramics

(Ages 7-9) Learn hand-building and beginning potter’s wheel techniques to create functional and nonfunctional ceramic art. Explore various types of clay, glazes and surface textures.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 10:30am

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(Su18.010) Experimental Drawing

(Su18.010) Experimental Drawing

(Ages 9-11) Explore a variety of drawing techniques from calligraphic and gestural to blind contour and opposite hand drawing. Use both expressive and abstract styles and learn to think differently about drawing.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 10:30am

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(Su18.011) Costume Party

(Su18.011) Costume Party

(Ages 3-4) Transform yourself with masks, magic hats, capes and other fun costumes you will create from a variety of colorful materials. Look at cultural events and celebrations from around the world for inspiration and insight.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 12:30pm

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(Su18.012) Dream House Diarama

(Su18.012) Dream House Diarama

(Ages 5-6) Develop your very own dream home! Imagine, design and build dioramas while you learn about scale, construction and how to translate drawings into 3D structures.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 12:30pm

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(Su18.013) Art Rocks!

(Su18.013) Art Rocks!

(Ages 6-8) Grow crystals, make geodes and create models of mountains and caves while experimenting with a variety of art materials!

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 12:30pm

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(Su18.014) Crazy Caricatures

(Su18.014) Crazy Caricatures

(Ages 7-9) Polish up on your drawing skills and use your sense of humor at the same time! Learn the basics of drawing portraits and how to exaggerate details of the human face and body for comedic effect.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 12:30pm

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(Su18.015) Robot Factory

(Su18.015) Robot Factory

(Ages 7-9) Design and create imaginary robots through drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Draw inspiration from film, video games, and animation.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 12:30pm

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(Su18.016) Ceramics

(Su18.016) Ceramics

(Ages 9-11) Learn to use the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques to create functional and nonfunctional ceramic art. Explore various types of clay, glazes and surface textures.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 12:30pm

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(Su18.017) Clay Printing

(Su18.017) Clay Printing

(Ages 5-6) Drawing inspiration from Mayan and Egyptian printing tools, we'll create clay stamps, small sculptures, and tablets that can print patterns, designs, and text onto paper.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 2:30pm

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(Su18.018) Draw & Paint It!

(Su18.018) Draw & Paint It!

(Ages 6-8) No art will leave without paint on it! Learn drawing skills from simple sketches to finished works, and experiment with mixing paint and textures to create vibrant paintings and dramatic drawings.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 2:30pm

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(Su18.019) Art in a Box

(Su18.019) Art in a Box

(Ages 7-9) Turn boxes into art with surprises inside. Explore 2D and 3D techniques, experiment with recycled and found objects, and learn about artists like Joseph Cornell who created works of art with boxes.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 2:30pm

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(Su18.020) Claymation

(Su18.020) Claymation

(Ages 7-9) From Gumby to Wallace & Gromit, clay is one of the most popular mediums for stop motion animation.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 2:30pm

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(Su18.021) Phun with Physics

(Su18.021) Phun with Physics

(Ages 9-11) Learn to design and build contraptions inspired by the kinetic art of Alexander Calder and Chris Burden. Use mixed media to create kinetic sculptures, mobiles, multiple marble runs, push cars or catapults. Contraptions will focus on accuracy, velocity and style.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 2:30pm

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