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Children

Week 2 (July 6 - July 10)

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Our flexible schedule is designed for today's busy family. There are 9, week-long sessions to choose from, with over 20 morning and afternoon classes offered each day in our spacious, air-conditioned studios. Take just one class, or make art all day long. Classes introduce materials, concepts, and techniques that enhance skills and encourage playful exploration of ideas that challenge your child’s imagination.

All materials provided. Classes meet 5 times unless otherwise noted. Children must be toilet trained.

New! Armory Summer Studio Extended Care: Students enrolled in afternoon classes can transition to extended care until 6 pm, where they can make art, play games, and meet new friends! Extended Care runs Monday–Friday, 4–6 pm at $85/week per student. Register online at register.armoryarts.org or in person. We recommend packing snacks for your kids, as snacks are not provided.

A Week at the Zoo
Su20.015 (Ages 3-4)

Learn to use a variety of mixed-media materials to construct many different zoo animals. Sculpt giraffes with long necks and paint zebras with rainbow stripes.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 8:30 AM

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Piñata Party!
Su20.016 (Ages 5-7)

Let’s have a piñata party! Using papier-mâché and other fun materials, create piñatas of your favorite animals and creatures, and learn about how the piñata is used in different cultures.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 8:30 AM

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Claymation
Su20.017 (Ages 7-9)

Delve into the magical animated world of claymation, one of the many forms of stop motion animation.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 8:30 AM

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Fabric & Fiber
Su20.018 (Ages 9-11)

Explore the process of natural fabric dyeing, weaving, and sewing to create items such as personalized bags, bracelets, wall hangings, dyed t-shirts, or stained paper paintings.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 8:30 AM

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Dance & Art
Su20.019 (Ages 3-5)

Explore the process of natural fabric dyeing, weaving, and sewing to create items such as personalized bags, bracelets, wall hangings, dyed t-shirts, or stained paper paintings.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 10:30 AM

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Art Rocks!
Su20.020 (Ages 5-6)

Make geodes, grow crystals, and create models of mountains and caves, while experimenting with a variety of art materials.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 10:30 AM

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Drawing & Painting Animals
Su20.021 (Ages 6-8)

Experiment with different ways that artists illustrate and paint animals. Learn about these creatures and their habitats as you bring them to life in your own original art pieces.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 10:30 AM

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Ceramics
Su20.022 (Ages 7-9)

Learn hand-building and beginning wheel throwing techniques to create functional and nonfunctional ceramic art. Explore clay and various types of glazes and surface textures.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 10:30 AM

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Printing Nature
Su20.023 (Ages 7-9)

Delve into the magical world of multiples with the timeless craft of printmaking while also learning about the natural world.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 10:30 AM

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Stop Motion Animation
Su20.024 (Ages 9-11)

Create your own animated video, and explore the art of stop motion animation using clay, cut paper, collage, drawing, and pixelation.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 10:30 AM

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Photography: Make Your Own Camera
Su20.025 (Ages 9-11)

Experience the magic of photography. Make your own pinhole camera from unexpected materials, such as with cardboard, or a soda can.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 10:30 AM

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Gardens & Fairies
Su20.026 (Ages 3-4)

Discover and create magical lands as you make your own unique artworks. Create mythical plants, magical fairy houses, and fantastic caterpillars while learning to use many exciting art materials!

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30 PM

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Artful Architecture
Su20.027 (Ages 5-6)

Create drawings and models of your own architectural masterpieces using clay, plaster, paper mache, and mixed media.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30 PM

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Artsy Comics & Zines
Su20.028 (Ages 6-8)

Express yourself, your interests, and the world around you by making comics in your own style.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30 PM

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Shadow Box Art
Su20.029 (Ages 6-8)

Create three dimensional forms that will occupy the space, as well as paint, draw, and collage designs of your imaginary environments on the interior and exterior of your shadow box.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30 PM

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Let’s Have Fun with Drama!
Su20.030 (Ages 7-11)

Explore character development, feelings, focus, and improvisation, all while collaborating in fun partner and group work, and even create your own original scenes.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30 PM

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Ceramics
Su20.031 (Ages 9-11)

Learn hand-building and beginning wheel throwing techniques to create functional and nonfunctional ceramic art. Explore clay and various types of glazes and surface textures.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30 PM

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Drawing & Painting
Su20.032 (Ages 9-11)

Expand your skills as an artist and create unique paintings while being introduced to foundational skills such as color mixing, brushwork, and composition techniques.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 12:30 PM

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Art Magicians
Su20.033 (Ages 3-4)

Look at magical objects and learn the secrets to being a magician. Use an array of art materials to make magic wands, disappearing rabbits, colorful wizard hats and secret potions.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 2:30 PM

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Characters on Parade
Su20.034 (Ages 5-7)

In this beginning drama class, imagine your very own character. Who is in their family, where do they live, what is their secret wish?

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 2:30 PM

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Fossil Hunters
Su20.035 (Ages 6-8)

Make gigantic dinosaur footprints, study, and replicate extinct animal bones and fossils, and create giant jaws filled with prehistoric teeth.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 2:30 PM

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Paint Yourself!
Su20.036 (Ages 7-9)

Learn how to paint your unique facial features and body proportions. Study artists from various cultures who have painted their own self-portraits, and make our very own self portraits as well!

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 2:30 PM

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Observational Drawing
Su20.037 (Ages 9-11)

Draw from observation to gradually develop your skills and practice techniques such as sketching simple shapes, shading, hatching, and controlling line weight.

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 2:30 PM

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Week 2: Extended Care
Su20.EC2 (Ages 3-11)

Make art, play games, and meet new friends!

Offered on Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 4:00 PM

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