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(Ages 12-18) These in-depth art classes inspire teens to engage in ambitious explorations of concepts, creative expression, historical and cultural context, connections, applications, and materials. Armory online teen art classes are designed for all skill levels, from advanced art students or teens who simply love making art. Classes include creative writing, figure drawing, painting, ceramics, stop motion, queer collage, and quilting!

Observational Drawing: Still Life & Figures
(Ages 12-18)

In this class we will work with both still life drawing and figure drawing as we learn different techniques for rendering and shading such as contour drawing, gesture drawing, cross-hatching, and stippling.

Offered on Mon. 5:00 PM

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Classical Figure Drawing
(Ages 12-18)

Learn how to render and draw human anatomy and figure studies by referencing and imitating classical master paintings.

Offered on Tue. 4:30 PM

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Art of Comics & Graphic Novels
(Ages 12-18)

Learn to make the most of every page as an artist and storyteller as you create your own eight-page mini-comic from home.

Offered on Tue. 4:00 PM

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Creative Writing
(Ages 12-18)

We will write a short story, (or possibly stories). Each class will open with a discussion and move into writing prompts and exercises.

Offered on Tue. 4:00 PM

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Hand Building Ceramics
(Ages 12-18)

Learn clay hand-building techniques to create functional and nonfunctional ceramic art. Build your ceramic pieces with coils, slab construction, and clay pinching methods.

Offered on Wed. 4:30 PM

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Painting
(Ages 12-18)

Explore the contemporary world of painting as we learn how the history of painting and historical painters have influenced a new generation of artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium.

Offered on Wed. 5:00 PM

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Lecture & Discussion Series: Intro to Queer Art
(Ages 15+)

This is a lecture and discussion course for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations in which we will discuss a curated group of texts by artists and theorists about queerness, art and culture.

Offered on Wed. 5:30 PM

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Stop Motion Animation
(Ages 11-15)

Learn to understand the basics of stop-motion animation through a series of exercises focused on greater awareness of color, time, and movement.

Offered on Thu. 4:00 PM

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Drama: Writing & Performing a Monologue
(Ages 14-18)

Take us on a journey with your own short play! Each student will conceive, write and perform a one-minute original monologue.

Offered on Sat. 10:00 AM

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Queer Collage
(Ages 15+)

What is collage? What is queer collage? We will take a historical look at how “queerness” has been interpreted by artists using collage.

Offered on Sat. 5:00 PM

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Painting with Natural Pigments
(Ages 15+)

Explore painting with pigments we find in nature. Learn how to extract pigment from a variety of organic plant materials and test different ph levels to see how the pigments shift in color.

Offered on Sat. 11:00 AM

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Painting with Natural Pigments Workshop
(Ages 14+)

Explore painting with pigments we find in nature. Learn how to extract pigment from a variety of organic plant materials and test different ph levels to see how the pigments shift in color.

Offered on Tue., Thu. 6:00 PM

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Beginners Quilting Workshop
(Ages 14+)

Students will be introduced to quilting history/ terminology, a variety of stitching techniques, and work towards creating a hand stitched lap quilt by the end of the workshop.

Offered on Mon., Wed. 6:00 PM

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Animation Workshop: Make An Animated Short
(Ages 12-18)

Learn the basics of animation and storytelling through the creation of your own animated short.

Offered on Mon., Thu. 4:30 PM

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