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Got Bored Teens? Summer Art Classes for Ages 12-18

Got bored teens? Don’t let Summer go to waste. Get their creative juices flowing with our summer art classes for teens ages 12-18. Classes are hands-on and fully immersive for each student. They can learn the ins and outs of photography, ceramics, printmaking, animation, and more. Session 2 for teens starts July 25.

PLEASE NOTE: Thanks to ongoing support from government grants, private foundations, and individual donors, Armory classes for teens age 15-18 are only $50 per class all year long. Durring summer session, classes for teens age 12-14 are $200 (normally $50 per class during fall, winter, and spring sessions).

Teen Classes Session 2


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Traditional Animation
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Traditional Animation (Su16.607)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Session 2 (July 25-August 17)
Kristofferson San Pablo, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 15-18 • Students will learn the techniques needed to bring their drawings to life and create an animated short film. This class will cover the entire process from storyboards to drawings and transparencies to creating the final animation with sound. Students will learn about the process and history of animation, and how it is still important today. 
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$50
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Painting
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Painting (Su16.608)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:15 - 2:15 pm
Session 2 (July 25-August 17)
Patricia Liverman, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 15-18 • Students will learn painting concepts through viewing slides of contemporary and traditional paintings. Focus will include composition, color and technique, subject and medium (watercolor, acrylic and mixed media).
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$50
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Drawing
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Drawing (Su16.406)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Session 2 (July 25-August 17)
Tracy Nakayama, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 12-14 • Students will learn basic drawing skills from simple sketches to finished works. They’ll develop drawing techniques through the study of line, space, value, form and composition. They will draw from observation to gradually build knowledge and gain experience through the use of various techniques. 
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$200 (members $180)
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Photography
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Photography (Su16.407)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:15 - 2:15 pm
Session 2 (July 25-August 17)
Allison Alford, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 12-14 • Students will gain a basic understanding of black and white photography. They’ll explore different types of photographic techniques, use of cameras, processing black and white film and darkroom use. Continuing students will have an opportunity to further focus on building their technical and compositional skills. Cameras and supplies will be provided.
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$200 (members $180)
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Ceramics
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Ceramics (Su16.408)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Session 2 (July 25-August 17)
Sara Simon, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 12-14 • Students will learn the basics of the craft of making pottery. Using both hand-building techniques and throwing on the wheel, students will gain foundation knowledge about building, throwing and surface decoration.
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$200 (members $180)
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Printmaking
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Printmaking (Su16.409)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Session 2 (July 25-August 17)
Tracy Nakayama, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 12-14 • Students will explore printmaking techniques that they can use at home but will also learn techniques utilizing the Armory's etching press. A variety of printmaking techniques will be explored such as wood block textile printing, stencil silkscreening, reduction linoleum cuts, cyanotypes and solar etching prints. Projects will explore printmaking on both fabric and paper. 
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$200 (members $180)
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Stop Motion Animation
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Stop Motion Animation (Su16.410)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm
Session 2 (July 25-August 17)
Kristofferson San Pablo, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 12-14 • Students will learn the techniques needed to bring their drawings to life and create an animated short film. This class will cover the entire process from storyboards to drawings and transparencies to creating the final animation with sound. Students will learn about the process and history of animation, and how it is still important today. 
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$200 (members $180)
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Register Today


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Painting
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Painting (Su16.411)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:15 - 2:15 pm
Session 2 (July 25-August 17)
Patricia Liverman, Teaching Artist
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For Ages 12-14 • Students will learn painting concepts through viewing slides of contemporary and traditional paintings. Focus will include composition, color and technique, subject and medium (watercolor, acrylic and mixed media).
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$200 (members $180)
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Register Today

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