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Children

Week 7 (August 10 - August 14)

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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.

Sea Monsters & Magical Oceans Creatures
Su20.131 (Ages 3-4)

Learn about the history of sea creatures in different cultures, and create your own sea monsters through painting, sculpture, assemblage, printing and drawing.

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

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Paint Yourself!
Su20.132 (Ages 5-6)

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. 8:30 AM

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Colorific Collage
Su20.133 (Ages 6-8)

Explore the colorful world of collage as you experiment with shapes through drawing, pattern, and collage.

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

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Comic Book Art
Su20.134 (Ages 7-9)

Explore story and humor through visual images as you discover cartooning techniques in the colorful, action-packed world of comics!

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

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Photography: Make Your Own Camera
Su20.135 (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. 8:30 AM

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Colorful Mosaics & Collage
Su20.136 (Ages 3-4)

Create mosaic patterns, pictures, and collages from all kinds of materials. Make artworks with buttons, styrofoam, clay and more, while being introduced to architectural and art historical references.

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

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Musical Sculptures
Su20.137 (Ages 5-6)

Explore the many different ways you can make sounds and create rhythm using sculpture. Create sculptures that are musically themed around the sounds made by weather, animals, and nature.

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

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Illustrating Fantastical Creatures
Su20.138 (Ages 6-8)

Sculpt, draw, and paint fantastical creatures in their own habitats as you blend reality and imagination.

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

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Ceramics
Su20.139 (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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Drawing: Knights VS. Robots
Su20.140 (Ages 7-9)

Sharpen your drawing skills while learning about historical forms of armor and techniques for capturing the gleam of metal in your drawings.

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

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Stop Motion Animation
Su20.141 (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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Observational Drawing
Su20.142 (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. 10:30 AM

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My Paintings
Su20.143 (Ages 3-4)

Explore paintings, pictures, and stories, and the wonderful places they take us. Use many vibrant colors and dynamic art techniques to create your own unique paintings.

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

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Fiesta Time!
Su20.144 (Ages 5-6)

Learn about the use of clay, working with papier mache, printmaking, paint, and more as you study the works of Latin American artists such as Francisco Toledo and Jose Guadalupe Posada.

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

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Phun with Physics
Su20.145 (Ages 6-8)

Experiment with the wacky side of science through silly and messy, yet scientifically sound, art projects. Learn to design and build your own colorful, inventive contraptions.

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

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Soft Sculpture
Su20.146 (Ages 7-9)

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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Painting: Patterns & Portraiture
Su20.147 (Ages 9-11)

Investigate the portraiture and figurative work of artists such as Gustav Klimt and create your own pattern-embellished portraits.

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

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Ceramics
Su20.148 (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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Dragons & Fairies
Su20.149 (Ages 3-4)

Enter a beautiful world full of mythical fairies and friendly dragons. Create your own imaginary lands and fantastical characters using lots of fun art materials!

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

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Let’s Have Fun with Drama!
Su20.150 (Ages 5-7)

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. 2:30 PM

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Mobiles & Floating Worlds
Su20.151 (Ages 7-9)

Explore the space above your head and above our world. Learn to design and construct floating sculptures using a variety of materials including recycled objects and three dimensional drawings.

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

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Tie Dye & Wrap It Up
Su20.152 (Ages 9-11)

Design unique art pieces by wrapping fabric, paper, rocks, and other materials with tape, string, plastic, and wire. Create your own tie-dyed fabric, decorative paper, taped rock sculptures, wire trees, or beehives.

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

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Week 7: Extended Care
Su20.EC7 (Ages 3-11)

Make art, play games, and meet new friends!

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

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