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Children

Week 8 (August 17 - August 21)

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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.

Dance & Art
Su20.153 (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. 8:30 AM

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Art in a Box
Su20.154 (Ages 6-8)

Start with simple boxes and turn them into art with surprises inside. Explore both 2-D and 3-D materials as well as recycled and found objects to create intimate, small worlds of art.

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

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Stop Motion Animation
Su20.155 (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. 8:30 AM

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Watercolor Illustration
Su20.156 (Ages 9-11)

Explore storytelling and illustration through drawing, ink, and watercolor. Learn 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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Animal Art Adventures
Su20.157 (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. 10:30 AM

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My Paintings
Su20.158 (Ages 5-6)

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. 10:30 AM

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Handmade Houses
Su20.159 (Ages 6-8)

Explore how the spaces we live in tell our story. Examine and build the many parts that make up a home, drawing inspiration from different types of architecture from all over the world.

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

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Claymation
Su20.160 (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. 10:30 AM

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Ceramics
Su20.161 (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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Photography: Make Your Own Camera
Su20.162 (Ages 9-11)

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

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Still Life Workshop: Drawing & Painting
Su20.163 (Ages 9-11)

Expand your skills as an artist and create unique drawings and paintings while being introduced to foundational skills such as shading, perspective, color mixing, brushwork, and composition techniques as you study and learn to represent still life scenes.

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

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Train Time Art
Su20.164 (Ages 3-4)

All aboard! Look at many types of trains, from old time locomotives to high speed models. Draw railroads, sculpt steam engines, and even paint your own subway cars.

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

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Night Skies & Fireflies
Su20.165 (Ages 5-6)

Discover the beautiful and mysterious nighttime world. Use many materials to draw, paint, and sculpt many aspects of the night including nocturnal animals, the night sky, and even things that glow in the dark.

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

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Illustrating Fantastical Creatures
Su20.166 (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. 12:30 PM

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The Art of Puppet Making
Su20.167 (Ages 7-9)

Learn about the wondrous world of puppets. Discover how to make your own various types of puppets, experiment with character movement, and create your own puppet scenes.

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

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Ceramics
Su20.168 (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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Wearable Art: Sewing & Creating
Su20.169 (Ages 9-11)

Explore the creative side of yourself through the art of fashion and wearable artworks. Learn to sketch, design, sew, and construct costumes out of fabrics and found materials.

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

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Matisse’s Murals
Su20.170 (Ages 3-5)

Explore the work of French painter Henri Matisse. Paint beautiful murals while learning how to use bright colors, shapes, varied scales, and collage techniques inspired by the artist’s masterworks.

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

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Animals on Parade!
Su20.171 (Ages 6-8)

Dinosaurs, alligators, dragons, or unicorns...in this beginning drama class, imagine many animals characters, and then choose your very favorite one to parade on the final day of class.

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

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Ceramics: Hand–building
Su20.172 (Ages 7-9)

Learn ceramic hand-building techniques to create functional and nonfunctional ceramic art. Learn to build your ceramic pieces with slab, coil, and clay pinching methods, and explore various types of glazes and surface textures.

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

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Artsy Comics & Zines
Su20.173 (Ages 9-11)

Experiment with different ways of making comics and zines 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. 2:30 PM

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Week 8: Extended Care
Su20.EC8 (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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