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Ages 9-12

Japanese BugBots

$75

with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Sep 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Just what exactly is a Bugbot—a machine or a bug? You decide. Using all sorts of discards, scraps, recycled materials, batteries and more, work with artist Gustavo Boada to create your own version of a Bugbot inspired by the popular insects of Japan from the Rhinoceros beetle to the grasshopper. Art kit provided.

Ages: 9-12 years
Dates: Wednesdays, September 22 and 29, 2021
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2021

Exploring Shapes in Art: Kandinsky and Concentric Circles

$45

with Brittany Reif-Wenner

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Learn about the artist Wassily Kandinsky. Look at one of his most famous paintings, Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles and explore some of the geometric ideas in the art, as you learn about circles. Then create your own artwork inspired by that of Kandinsky using art materials in an art kit we provide.

Ages 6-12 years
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Video and live instruction with Carol Sirrine and Brittany Reif-Wenner Registration Deadline: September 23, 2021

Imagination Goes Wild: The Alebrijes

$75

with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Oct 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

You do not want to miss this awesome art series geared for youth and teens that turns a simple plastic bottle into a fantasical imaginary creature inspired by the folkart tradition of the alebrijes — first attributed to artist Pedro Linares Lopez of Mexico. After viewing traditional alebrijes, artist Gustvao Boada guides you in a step-by-step process as you create your own fantastical imaginary creature. You provide the plastic bottle and we provide the other art materials.

2-session series
Ages: 9-12
Dates: Monday, October 11 & Wednesday, October 13
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

The Art Club: Pets on Paper

$135

with Karen Anderson

Calendar Oct 13, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Art Club is a gathering place for young aspiring artists to socialize and learn art skills and handy tips working with a professional artist. During each class you will explore a new skill and art form as you create artwork guided by the artist. 

Whether you own a cat, a dog, a Guinea Pig, or you dream of owning a pet, this class is for you! Work with artist Karen Anderson who first has you look at the art of some well-known artists in which their pet served as the inspiration for the work. Then Karen demonstrates how to draw your pet using a photograph or a live model.

Finally, choose your favorite drawing of your pet and using canvas board and paint, Karen helps you create your own pet masterpiece. You will receive an art kit with everything you need!

3-session series
Ages: 9-12 
Dates: Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline: October 4, 2021

Super Scrapper: The Duct Tape Purse

$25

with Brooke Steigauf

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm

A great way to start your week and wake up your imagination! Each class focuses on a specific material that often winds up in the scrap heap or landfill. Learn some facts about these materials and why it is important to keep them out of the waste stream. Exercise your creative thinking as you create works of art guided by an artist. We provide the art materials in kits for each project. Take one class or all of them! Remember…everyone and everything deserves a second chance, so become a Super Scrapper He-ro or She-ro today! 

Presto-Change-O! Like magic, the duct tape used for repairs becomes a storage container or purse with pizzaz. Just fold, snip and press edges together and you'll have that perfect fashionable look!

Ages: 9-12
Date: Monday, October 18
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2021 

Art and Culture Camp: Dia De Los Muertos to Diwali

$185

with Gustavo Boada

Calendar Oct 21, 2021 at 9 am

Join artists Gustavo Boada, Julie Boada, and Shakun Maheshwari for a 2-day experience in creating artwork from two different cultural autumn celebrations. You will receive an art kit filled with art materials for these two projects.

First learn about Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead, celebrated November 1-2, 2021. Dia de los Muertos dates back to Aztec festivals and is now a national symbol of Mexico and many other Latin American countries. Work with artist Gustavo Boada to create a nicho and artist Julie Boada to create a Catrina puppet/marionette using recyclable materials. Then learn and practice Caracas including your own Catrina dance with your puppet. 

Next you are off to India to work with Shakun Maheshwari to learn about the festival of lights, or Diwali, a celebration of abundance and light over darkness. For five days in early November 2021 the people of India light oil lamps and candles around their houses, design vibrant patterns of sand, and shop and give gifts. Work with Shakun to create your own Rangoli art using colorful sands and more all inspired by the traditions of this annual festival.

2-Session Series
Ages: 6-12 years
Dates: Thursday, October 21 & Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 9 am - 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline: October 14, 2021 

Super Scrapper: A Boo-tiful Event

$25

with Meg Erke

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 4:30 pm

A great way to start your week and wake up your imagination! Each class focuses on a specific material that often winds up in the scrap heap or landfill. Learn some facts about these materials and why it is important to keep them out of the waste stream. Exercise your creative thinking as you create works of art guided by an artist. We provide the art materials in kits for each project. Take one class or all of them! Remember…everyone and everything deserves a second chance, so become a Super Scrapper He-ro or She-ro today! 

Hocus Pocus! Add sparkle and magic to your Halloween treat table with this simple trick. Using old CDs, peel and stick black and orange mylar, Halloween stickers, your own images of witches, black cats, pumpkins and more, create a set of boo-tiful coasters.

Ages: 9-12
Date: Monday, October 25
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline: October 18, 2021 





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