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Children

Week 6 (August 3 - August 7)

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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.

Su20.108 (Ages 3-4)

Wish you could pet a tiger? Hop with a bunny? Swim with a dolphin? Explore the wonderful world of animals using paint, clay, collage, and more to create amazing creatures and their habitats!

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

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Su20.109 (Ages 5-6)

Explore this fun, exciting medium with techniques like color washing, blowing, blending and even making crystals with salt sprinkling.

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

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Rockets, Comets, & the Milky Way
Su20.110 (Ages 6-8)

Blast off into outer space in rockets made from interesting materials. Paint comets that glow in the dark, learn about stars, and create mobiles of the planets.

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

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Painting People
Su20.111 (Ages 7-9)

Learn how to draw people, and paint facial features and body proportions. Make your own portrait paintings after being inspired by artists who paint people in various mediums and styles.

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

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Claymation
Su20.112 (Ages 9-11)

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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Dance & Art
Su20.113 (Ages 3-5)

Explore movement and art! Experience patterns of time, space, and rhythm through creative movement and mixed-media art projects.

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

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Art of the Cosmos
Su20.115 (Ages 6-8)

Become an astronomer and explore the outer reaches of the universe, its planets, and the stars. Learn about astronomy while creating, drawing, and painting the starry night sky.

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

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Ceramics
Su20.116 (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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Stop Motion Animation
Su20.117 (Ages 7-9)

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
Su20.118 (Ages 9-11)

Experience the magic of film-based photography. Make your own pinhole camera from unexpected materials such as a soda can.

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

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Fabric & Fiber
Su20.119 (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. 10:30 AM

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Bug Life
Su20.120 (Ages 3-4)

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

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Piñata Party
Su20.121 (Ages 4-5)

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. 12:30 PM

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Characters on Parade
Su20.122 (Ages 5-7)

You will explore what makes a character as you design and create your own, complete with mask and costume. Reveal your special character to family and friends on the final day of class.

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

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Soft Sculpture
Su20.123 (Ages 6-8)

Stuff, fold, twist, and sew to create 3D sculptures using fabric, yarn, felt, and paper. Create soft sculptures of ice cream cones, cacti, a felt fried egg, and even your own soft sculpture pillow.

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

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Artsy Comics
Su20.124 (Ages 8-11)

Experiment with different ways of making comics while practicing storytelling. 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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Ceramics
Su20.125 (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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Flora & Fauna
Su20.126 (Ages 3-4)

Create your own leafy trees, fabulous flowers, delightful dandelions, and spiky cacti as you explore and learn about the splendid nature of flora and fauna.

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

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Pirate Treasure Adventure
Su20.127 (Ages 5-7)

Ahoy matey! Adventure into the depths of the sea and below the earth to find hidden treasures. Create your own gold coins, costumes, treasure chests and maps.

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

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Silent Movie Sillies
Su20.128 (Ages 6-8)

Study works of silent film masters Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and create your own short theatre scenes.

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

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Recycled Robots
Su20.129 (Ages 7-9)

Challenge your imagination by using found objects, recycled materials, as well as fine art materials, to create robots and their environments.

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

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Drawing: Honing Your Skills
Su20.130 (Ages 9-11)

Take your artistry to the next level in this technical drawing class. Practice proportion, line weight, shading techniques, perspective, and composition through still-life drawings, portraits, and more.

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

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Week 6: Extended Care
Su20.EC6 (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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