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Register Now for Summer Art Classes

Kids 3-11 • Week 6 (8/6-8/10)



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.




(Su18.114) Animals in the Forest

(Su18.114) Animals in the Forest

(Ages 3 - 4) Make animal sculptures, furry masks, puppets and wearable art that celebrate forest animals. Use and arrange fun materials such as clay, paint, and cardboard.

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

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(Su18.115) Aliens, Robots & Strange Creatures

(Su18.115) Aliens, Robots & Strange Creatures

(Ages 5 - 6) Sculpt, draw and paint fantastical creatures as you blend reality and imagination. Make up stories and names for your creatures and create environments where they can live.

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

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(Su18.116) Fun with Drama

(Su18.116) Fun with Drama

(Ages 6 - 11) Explore theatrical expression through games and improvisation. Using movement, feelings and voice, develop characters and learn to express yourself in a theatrical way.

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

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(Su18.117) Portraits & Figures

(Su18.117) Portraits & Figures

(Ages 7 - 9) Learn about portrait techniques by looking at ways artists represent people using different styles of painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture.

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

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(Su18.118) Handheld Maze Toys

(Su18.118) Handheld Maze Toys

(Ages 9 - 11) Make your own rules, build your own worlds and create your own stories about how to get from one place to another. Look at artists who use mazes and games for inspiration while using many materials to design and construct your own.

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

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(Su18.119) Bug Life

(Su18.119) Bug Life

(Ages 3 - 4) Explore the world of bugs. From butterflies to bees, learn about specific insects and their habitats. Let’s bring that knowledge into fantastic art while we learn to draw, paint and make sculpture. Use art materials to realistically and abstractly represent them.

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

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(Su18.120) Let's Have a Parade

(Su18.120) Let's Have a Parade

(Ages 4 - 5) Enjoy the fun of creating an art parade. Make your own costumes, signs, masks and musical instruments using many materials. All artwork will be part of a parade on the last day of class.

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

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(Su18.121) Cosmic Kaleidoscope

(Su18.121) Cosmic Kaleidoscope

(Ages 5 - 6) Make your own colorful, outer space-inspired kaleidoscope using a variety of materials. Draw inspiration from NASA photographs and learn about color and the cosmos.

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

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(Su18.122) Abstract Painting

(Su18.122) Abstract Painting

(Ages 6 - 8) Make your own abstract masterpieces using patterns and gestures, both found and invented. Let’s look at patterns from different cultures and contemporary paintings to find inspiration.

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

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(Su18.123) Ceramics

(Su18.123) 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., Wed., Thu., Fri. 10:30am

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(Su18.124) Art to Wear

(Su18.124) Art to Wear

(Ages 7 - 9) Turn yourself into art! Use paint, paper, fabric, and other materials, plus most importantly, your imagination to create sculptural costumes that will decorate you from your head to your feet.

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

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(Su18.125) Photography: Make Your Own Camera

(Su18.125) Photography: Make Your Own Camera

(Ages 9 - 11) Experience the magic of film-based photography! Make your own pinhole camera from unexpected materials. See how much fun it is to experiment with the physics of the camera, the chemistry of the darkroom, and the science of film.

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

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(Su18.126) Clay Magic

(Su18.126) Clay Magic

(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., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30pm

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(Su18.127) My Paintings

(Su18.127) My Paintings

(Ages 5 - 6) Explore paintings, pictures, stories, and the places they take us. Use many different colors and techniques to create your own paintings to display at home!

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

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(Su18.128) Boats & Bridges

(Su18.128) Boats & Bridges

(Ages 6 - 8) We’ll learn how to design and build sturdy structures. We’ll build boats and test if they can float and see how much weight our bridge can hold.

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

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(Su18.129) Myths and Mythical Monsters

(Su18.129) Myths and Mythical Monsters

(Ages 7 - 9) Make drawings and sculptures of bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, chupacabras, and other mythical creatures. Or, invent your own monsters from your own imagination. We will also look at work by contemporary artists who use ideas about myths and monsters in their practice.

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

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(Su18.130) Abstract Painting

(Su18.130) Abstract Painting

(Ages 9 - 11) Make your own abstract masterpieces using patterns and gestures, both found and invented. Let’s look at patterns from different cultures and contemporary paintings to find inspiration.

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

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(Su18.131) Ceramics

(Su18.131) 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., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30pm

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(Su18.132) Clay Menagerie

(Su18.132) Clay Menagerie

(Ages 5 - 6) Create a royal collection of domestic and exotic animals using different ceramic techniques. Learn about animal shapes and patterns while using lots of clay, paint, and other creative materials.

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

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(Su18.133) Mysteries and Mazes

(Su18.133) Mysteries and Mazes

(Ages 6 - 8) Make mysterious artwork with secrets to unlock and challenges to solve. Use paint, clay and other materials to create art that will draw the viewer in and keep them guessing.

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

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(Su18.134) Papier-Mâché Pets

(Su18.134) Papier-Mâché Pets

(Ages 7 - 9) Use papier-mâché to create a menagerie of animals both real and imaginary. Draw, paint and sculpt animals you’d like to have as pets.

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

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(Su18.135) Lights, Camera, Animate Yourself: Pixelation

(Su18.135) Lights, Camera, Animate Yourself: Pixelation

(Ages 9 - 11) Become a living stop motion character and star in your own animated film. Learn about storytelling and pixilation, an exciting animation technique where actions of real people - you and your classmates - are photographed frame-by-frame and turned into an animation.

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

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