Comic Book & Graphic Novel (Grades 2-12, In-person & Online): Comic storytelling combines both writing and drawing to tell tales that span every genre. Create your very own comic that tells a unique, interesting and personal story. Learn techniques of professional cartoonists from narrative development to layout, penciling, inking, coloring, and lettering a final product. Communicate effectively through words and art.
Creative Arts Lab (Grades 1-12, In-person or Online): Use art, improv, and writing to see where your creativity takes you.
Digital Photography (Grades 6-12, In-person or Online): Photography is a wonderful way to discover the world around us. Beginning students learn the basic controls on digital cameras and tips to enhance pictures using different functions such as ISO, aperture and shutter speed. They discuss composition, lighting and perspective and learn how to best capture an image regardless of the lighting or weather conditions. In addition to improving camera skills, students learn how to save, edit and print their photographs.
Drawing and Sketching (Grades 1-12, In-Person or Online): Using pencil, pen and markers students will create portraits of animals, people, plants and other subjects. Techniques for shading, contouring and perspective will be introduced and step-by-step instruction on how to draw will be given. Students will create a final piece of art to share with family and friends.
Electronic Music Production (Grades 6-12 In-person or Online): Get the tools and learn the basics of making your own music. Learn what makes up a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Cultivate an understanding of drum production, synthesis, sound design, music theory, songwriting and sampling. Create songs and beats inspired by genres like House, Hip-Hop, Lo-fi, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, and more! Students will be using Reaper, which works on Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. Intermediate Electronic Music Production is an option as a follow-up class for students who want to go further.
Sound Design/Synthesis (Grades 6-12, In-person or Online): Explore the different elements of a synthesizer and how to create the sounds you want.
LEGO Photo Comics (Grades 2-6, In-person): When you play with LEGO, you are building a story. In this class, tap into the stories made through play, make them visible, and tangible in the form of Photo Comics. First, learn how to make scenes with LEGO bricks, pose LEGO Minifigures, and photograph each scene. Then, use digital art programs to construct a comic and bring the story to life!
Clothing Upcycling: In this hands-on studio art class, youth learn, create, and gain new skills including, design, stitching, fabric creation and construction, decorative repair techniques, and finishing utilizing pre-loved clothing. Enjoy relaxed art-making time as well as time to share ideas and discuss experiences around fabric and fiber in the context of nature, environmentalism, and history. Deconstruct, create, collaborate, embellish, flow, weave, sculpt with fabric, and connect!