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YOUTH CLASSES


Join us to look at and make amazing art—no experience necessary. Museum classes give young learners the opportunity to explore different cultures, time periods, and, of course, art!

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

During classes in June, students should dress in comfortable clothing suitable for painting, sculpting, and playing. Morning and afternoon classes can be combined to make a full day. If registered for a full day of classes, sutdents should bring a non-perishable lunch and a snack. Students enrolled in a half-day class are also welcome to bring a snack. There is no refrigerator or microwave.

3-5 Year Olds
6-9 Year Olds
10-14 Year Olds
13-16 Year Olds

Youth Classes for 3-5 Year Olds


Wee Wednesdays
Third Wednesday of each Month:
July 16, August 20, September 17; 10:30–11:30 am

Free; pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Perfect for pre-kindergarteners and their parents. This hour-long Museum experience allows tots to use their imaginations during a gallery tour, story time, and a hands-on art project.

Registration is open for the following dates:
October 15
November 19
December 17

Youth Classes for 6-9 Year Olds


Go Geometric
Saturdays, August 30, September 6 and 13
(3 sessions) 10:30 am–noon

Fee: $45 ($35 Museum Members)
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Math and the use of geometric shapes are absolutely essential to the work of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Andy Goldsworthy. Students will explore the possibilities of squares, circles, and triangles as they create their own geometric sculptures and paintings.

Printmaking!
Saturday, October 25
10:30 am–3:00 pm

Fee: $50 ($40 Museum Members)
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Ink, stamp, and repeat! Starting with basic techniques such as monotyping and stamping, and finishing with the more advanced process of screenprinting, participants in this class will learn all about various printmaking techniques. At the end of the day, each child will leave with cards, pictures, and textiles featuring their own original designs.

3-D Construction!
Saturday, November 15
10:30 am–3:00 pm

Fee: $50 ($40 Museum Members)
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Forget all about two dimensional art in this class that takes flat shapes and transforms them into eye-popping sculptures in the round. Students will carve, build, and manipulate wire, clay, and wood.

Youth Classes for 10-14 Year Olds


Color Exploration
Saturdays, August 30, September 6 and 13
(3 sessions) 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Fee: $45 ($35 Museum Members)
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Artists Mark Rothko and Ellsworth Kelley use basic principles of color theory in their paintings. During this class, students can try their hands at color mixing and learn about color values and schemes as they create their own vibrant compositions."

Oil Painting!
Saturday, October 25
10:30 am–3:00 pm

Fee: $50 ($40 Museum Members)
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Learn composition, color mixing, and the materials essential to successfully paint with oils. Students will work on their own canvases with guided instruction from a practicing artist.

Lego Animation!
Saturday, November 15
10:30 am–3:00 pm

Fee: $50 ($40 Museum Members)
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Motion and Lego blocks collide in this day-long animation class. Characters and sets built primarily from Legos will be brought to life using stop-motion animation techniques. Each student will receive a dvd of their finished film.

Youth Classes for 13-16 Year Olds


The Art of Animation
Saturday, August 9, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Fee: $75 ($50 Museum Members); Lunch provided
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Calling all aspiring animators: Register now for a teen class led by Pixar animator Shawn Krause. During this day-long workshop, Shawn will discuss his artistic inspiration and share clips of his own work. Students will then learn how to add motion to their own drawings using flip book animation techniques.

Class size is limited to 15

Watercolor Basics
Saturdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25
(4 sessions) 10:00 am–noon

Fee: $60 ($45 Museum Members)
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