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Fall Art Classes for Kids & Teens Begin September 26

Most fall classes are filling up fast, but there are still classes with spots available. At the Armory, children and teens explore ideas and materials to challenge imaginations, encourage critical thinking, and inspire playful invention. Our teachers are seasoned educators and practicing artists. All have Master's degrees, some even teach college. Come make something wonderful this fall at the Armory.
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Classes for Families
Art for Two (F16.701)
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Art for Two (F16.701)
Wednesdays, 10-11 am
9/28 - 12/7
Lindsay Kessner, Teaching Artist
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22 months – 36 months + Adult • A class for toddlers designed for a parent and child interactive learning experience. We'll explore all kinds of materials, from clay to found objects to painting. We'll use materials that squish and ones that don't, some that smell and others that crinkle. Some projects will have a theme such as animals and some will just be for the sake of discovering materials. We will collaborate as well as make our own projects. This is a process oriented class. A parent (or other adult) must be present to participate and engage with the student. Class limited to 7 children plus their parent or caregiver.
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$180 (members $162)
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Art for Two (F16.702)
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Art for Two (F16.702)
Fridays, 9:30-10:30 am
9/30 - 12/9
Patricia Liverman, Teaching Artist
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22 months – 36 months + Adult • A class for toddlers designed for a parent and child interactive learning experience. See description above.
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$180 (members $162)
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Classes for Kids 3-11
Dance & Art (F16.01)
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Dance & Art (F16.01)
Mondays, 10-11:30 am
9/26 -12/5
Sandy Biery, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 3-4 • Explore movement and art. Experiment with patterns of time, space and rhythm through creative movement and mixed-media art projects. End the class on a high note with parachute play!
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$200 (members $180)

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Fairytale Characters (F16.02)
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Fairytale Characters (F16.02)
Mondays, 2-3:30 pm
9/26 - 12/5
Allison Alford, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 3-5 • Let's read fairytales with all types of characters, from queens to ogres to flying dragons. Then we'll paint, sculpt and draw these fascinating characters and the magical worlds they live in. Let's create some enchanting fairytale characters of our own!
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$200 (members $180)
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Puppet Theatre (F16.03)
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Puppet Theatre (F16.03)
Mondays, 4-5:30 pm
9/26 - 12/5
Lindsay Kessner, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 3-4 • Learn about the wondrous world of puppets. Using various materials, we'll make sock puppets, finger puppets and even paper bag puppets. Let's share our puppet stories!
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$200 (members $180)
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Photography (F16.08)
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Photography (F16.08)
Mondays, 4-5:30 pm
9/26 - 12/5
Allison Alford, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 9-11 • Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of black and white darkroom photography. Through the use of both science and imagination, students will discover how photography can be an extension of themselves.
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$200 (members $180)
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Art Magicians (F16.10)
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Art Magicians (F16.10)
Tuesdays, 4-5:30 pm
9/27 - 12/6
Lindsay Kessner, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 3-4 • Let's use an array of materials to make magic wands, disappearing rabbits, colorful wizard hats and even secret potions. Don't miss the magical experience.
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$200 (members $180)
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Making Faces (F16.25)
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Making Faces (F16.25)
Thursdays, 10-11:30 am
9/29 - 12/8
Allison Peck, Teaching Artist
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Ages (3-4) • Through drawing and painting and lively mask-making, let's create real and imaginary faces. As we learn to draw noses, mouths, ears, eyebrows, and foreheads, we will explore how different feelings can change the many expressions of our own faces.
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$200 (members $180)
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Light in Art (F16.28)
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Light in Art (F16.28)
Thursdays, 4- 5:30 pm
9/29 - 12/8
Allison Peck, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 5-6 • Let's discover ways that light plays an important role in art and then create artwork through capturing and harnessing light. Using both natural and man-made sources of light, we'll explore this elusive and magical element by creating works of stained glass, watercolor, star sculptures and even a miniature city lights installation.
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$200 (members $180)
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Paint it Larger (F16.29)
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Paint it Larger (F16.29)
Thursdays, 4- 5:30 pm
9/29 - 12/8
Simone Montemurno, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 6-8 • Experiment with color, shape, compositions and scale while creating colorful individual and collaborative paintings, self-portraits, and murals about ourselves and the world around us. Our paintings will tell tall tales!
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$200 (members $180)
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Creating Characters (F16.36)
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Creating Characters (F16.36)
Fridays, 4-5:30 pm
9/30 - 12/9
Grace Lacques, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 5-7 • In this beginning drama class, we will explore character, creative movement and theatrical expression through stories, myths, exercises and games. Our own custom-made character will be revealed for family and friends on the last day of class, Friday, December 9.
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$200 (members $180)
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Classes for Teens
Art Magicians
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Intro to Filmmaking (F16.600)
Tuesdays, 4 - 6 pm
9/27 - 12/6
Naomi Fox, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 15-18 • Learn about some of the many creative and technical aspects of making film and video. You will produce a film short using your own ideas and stories. Create narratives, choose locations, make sets, and develop the visual aesthetic of the short while learning to position the equipment needed to capture it all. Film approaches will include narrative, experimental and animation. We will examine a variety of moving images, such as music videos, experimental animations, art installations, and films. At the end of the session, we will screen our films.
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$50 (members $50)
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Art Magicians
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Heroes & Villains (F16.603)
Fridays, 4 - 6 pm
9/30 - 12/9
Juliana Ouyang, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 15-18 • Students will learn to bring life and personality to characters through drawing, posing, and facial expressions. Whether their characters are heroes or villains, they'll create costumes and props to outfit their creations. Students will explore how story and research can drive character design. This class will cover basic character design drawing techniques such as proportion, anatomy, gesture, pose, facial expressions, and figure drawing. To develop their own personal style, students will observe excerpts of character acting, draw inspiration from different styles of animation, and research the histories of their stories to create complex characters with drive and depth. New material will be introduced in each session so it's fine to take this class more than once!
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$50 (members $50)
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