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Spring Art Classes for Teens 12-14 Enrolling Now in Pasadena

Is your 12-14 year old preparing for AP art classes, or simply curious about art? The Armory's award winning studio art classes for 12-14 year olds are taught by nurturing, professional artists who are experts in delivering the individualized instruction your child needs to thrive in the 21st Century's creative economy. Nonprofit and donor-supported, Armory Center for the Arts is the Los Angeles region’s leading independent institution for contemporary art exhibitions and community arts education. Armory Spring Studio classes roll out April 9 in Pasadena.



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Textile Design
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The Art of Making Comics
Mondays (10 Class Meetings)
April 9 - June 18, No Class May 28
4:00-6:00 pm

(Ages 12-14) Express yourself, your interests, and the world around you by making a 4 to 8 page comic in your own style. This course is perfect for both beginning and advanced students. Learn about character development and proportion, story structure, storyboarding, page layout, panel transitions, the marriage of text and image, the history of comics and genre, and more. Taught by a comic artist who also instructs at Art Center College of Design..

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Textile Design
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Stop Motion Animation
Tuesdays (10 Class Meetings)
April 10 - June 12
4:00-6:00 pm

(Ages 12-14) Let your imagination soar in our professionally equipped animation lab. Learn the creative skill set industry animators use. Those skills also transfer into exciting careers like game design and motion graphics. Experience the animation process from start to finish from storyboards to drawings and transparencies to creating a final animation with sound.

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Introduction to Organic Indigo Dyeing & Shibori
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Design, Dye, & Sew
Wednesdays (10 Class Meetings)
April 11 - June 13
4:00-6:00 pm

(Ages 12-14) Design, cut, and sew your own hand-dyed fabric into one-of-a-kind wearable and original pieces. Express your personal style through hand and machine sewing, fabric dyeing, and transforming salvaged clothing. Learn technical elements of working with dyes, including the intricate Japanese Shibori methods of resist dyeing. 


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Stop Motion Animation
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Ceramics
Wednesdays (10 class meetings)
April 11 - June 13
4:00-6:00 pm

(Ages 12-14) 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 types of surface textures. For advanced students, instruction focuses on slip trailing, wax resist, printing, and carving.

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Stop Motion Animation
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Drawing & Painting
Thursdays (10 class meetings)
April 12 - June 14
4:00-6:00 pm

(Ages 12-14) Create beautiful art while learning the basics of drawing and painting. Practice with simple sketches and then create finished works as you experiment with color theory and mixing paint to expand your skills as an artist.

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Stop Motion Animation
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Darkroom Photography
Fridays (9 class meetings)
April 20 - June 15, No Class April 13
4:00-6:00 pm

(Ages 12-14) Discover the magic of the darkroom as you explore film-based black and white photography while developing camera skills and printing techniques. Kick your photo skills up many notches by learning how to control camera and darkroom exposure. Continuing students can further focus on building their technical and compositional skills. Film cameras and supplies will be provided.

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Silkscreening & T-Shirt Design
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Printmaking & Silkscreening
Fridays (9 class meetings)
April 20 - June 15, No Class April 13
4:00-6:00 pm

(Ages 12-14) Explore an array of media and techniques, all the while creating multiples of your own design on fabric, paper, t-shirts and more. Create multi-layered art by combining a variety of techniques such as ink and paper prints, foam prints, wood block textile printing, stencil silk screening, linoleum cuts, and solar etching prints.


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