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Get Out the Vote! Zine Class for Young Adults

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Learn about power, democracy, art, and the history of youth activism in this free, online class for young adults age 14 to 21. Class begins August 8.

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Exhibition Walkthrough: John Ziqiang Wu

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Join us on Tuesday, July 7 at 4:00 PM PDT for a virtual walkthrough of the exhibition John Ziqiang Wu: Art Making with the artist and Armory Program Manager Heber Rodriguez.

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Online Classes Start June 13

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Your favorite Armory Teaching Artists are back for the summer on Zoom. Classes for children, teens, adults, and families start June 13.

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Tanya Aguiñiga Live on Instagram

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Join us for a performance by Tanya Aguiñiga, live on the Armory’s Instagram on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00 PM PDT.

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HOME: An Armory Coloring Book

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This coloring book for all ages is a collaborative effort of the Armory's Teaching Artists. We invited our faculty to each create an illustration representing their personal interpretation of “Home,” a relatable theme especially in light of the safer at home orders the entire planet is experiencing during this pandemic.

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Jocelyn Casas: Top 5 Favorite Sculptors Right Now

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Armory Teaching Artist Jocelyn Casas makes paintings, sculptures, installations, murals, and wearables. We asked Jocelyn to share her 5 favorite sculptors with us. Here's her list, with 3 notable "honorable mentions."

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Register Today: Online Classes in May

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Small classes taught by your favorite Armory Teaching Artists are back and on Zoom! Available classes start May 19.

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Grace Lacques: 6 Theater Performances That Took My Breath Away

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"Miss Grace" has taught children's drama classes at the Armory for more than 20 years. We asked her to share her favorite live theater experiences with us. Ranging from apartheid-era ensembles to Butoh masters from Japan, we hope Grace's list will take your breath away, too.

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How To Make a Fabric Mask

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Armory Teaching Artist Denise El-Hoss has directed our letterpress studio for more than a decade. A master of the letterpress medium, Denise is also quite handy with a needle and thread. In this short video, Denise will guide you step by step to create your own, hand-sew, cotton fabric face mask.

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Elonda Norris: 5 Ceramic Artists I've Been Thinking About

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We asked Armory ceramics instructor Elonda Norris to share some of her favorite ceramic artists with us.

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Create an Animal Companion with Ed Leonardi

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Perfect for ages 3 to 5! Created by Armory Teaching Artist Ed Leonardi, we have some fun and simple directions on how to make yourself an animal companion including a 3D kitten or 2D puppy.

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Sergio Hernandez: Top 7 Street Artists

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From late '60s innovators to contemporary artists who walk the line between graffiti and fine art, this is a super informative survey of how an underground movement found its way into the museums.

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Armory Arts Challenge #3 - Beyond the Selfie: Summon the Actor Within

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Invent a character based on this single word: HOPE. Your character will personify HOPE. Your character is HOPE. Once you create your character, take several selfies until you capture an image that truly personifies your character's spirit.

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How To Hang Art

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This handy how-to guide from the Armory's exhibitions team shows you the essential steps and simple math used by professionals to hang art. You can also use this information to securely hang other things, like mirrors, family photos, diplomas, and more.

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Collage Scavenger Hunt with Sandra Gallegos

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Armory Teaching Artist Sandra Gallegos asked us to share one of her favorite collages with you that she made in 2017. "I thought it would be nice for children to hunt for things," like a scavenger hunt. We thought that was a great idea.

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Matt MacFarland: 7 Cartoonists I Love

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Armory Teaching Artist Matt MacFarland loves drawing and comics. "I went to school for art, but still made cartoons. Then I went to grad school for art. I still made cartoons...then my son was born and I just made comics."

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Armory Arts Challenge #2 - Cartoon Doodles from Memory

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In 10 minutes, draw as many popular cartoon characters as possible...from memory! Forget about details. Be quick & loose.

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Artful Connections With Math: The Art Store

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For 2nd & 3rd Graders: How do artists purchase materials for creating a project? This lesson a goal is for students to work within a given budget, create proposals, purchase materials from a classroom “store,” and create a sculpture on a base.

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Kate Lain's Top 5: Cabin Fever Playlist

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Armory Teaching Artist Kate Lain's Cabin Fever Playlist is a crowd-sourced list of experimental films that are currently free online. Kate started the list on March 13 for her video art students at the Armory once classes were canceled due to shelter in place recommendations.

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Artful Connections With Math: Area Perimeter Blueprint Collage

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For 3rd Graders: How do we use math and art to represent our living spaces? This lesson’s goal is for students to create a floor plan collage, using graph paper to calculate area and sewing with embroidery floss to calculate perimeter.

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