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  • Art for Kids: Handbuilt Geometric Vessels (Ages 10 & up)

    This one-day class is designed to give a hands-on learning experience to all ages and all levels of experience. The instructor will work with participants in a step-by-step process to start and complete on...

    March 15, 2017 — 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Bowen

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  • Learning the Fundamentals of Drawing

    This class will teach you how to see in perspective and value. We will concentrate on a series of exercises to build and improve drawing skills. Ages 12 and up welcome. NO CLASS 4/15....

    April 1, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Learning the Fundamentals of Painting

    This class will focus on mixing your own colors, color theory, and planning a composition. By the end of this class, you will be able to see a color out in the world and be able to mix it for a painting! A...

    April 1, 2017 — 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Explore Troy: Kids Camp (Ages 6-9)

    In this week long camp, you'll navigate, explore, and discover the great city of Troy, NY. Using a variety of art materials you'll transform the studio into the city you've always wanted to live in. Constr...

    April 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Viking Jewelry Making & Design? (Ages 10-13)

    I?n this week-long camp, you will learn the art of jewelry making and metalsmithing inspired by the Viking era. Work alongside one of our talented jewelers to create wearable? ?designs, necklaces, bracelet...

    April 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • Ceramics Studio (Ages 10-13)

    In this week long camp, you will have some serious fun in our pottery studio! You will learn the basics of creating functional ceramic pieces using both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Please ...

    April 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robilee McIntyre

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  • BIG KIDS: Stained Glass Studio

    Learn the basics of this art form during our stained glass camp. You’ll learn to work safely with the tools required, such as soldering irons and glass cutters, while creating your own stained glass desi...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Monster Theater 2.0

    It’s that time of year again: Monster Theater is back and better than ever! Join us during this week-long camp of creature creations, monster music making and critter costumes galore. By the end of the w...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels

    This camp is about the art and craft of visual storytelling. We will focus on bringing clarity to good ideas by developing your illustrative style, directing a visual story and using drawing as a form of c...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • Metalworking and Jewelry

    Kick off your summer with metalworking and jewelry camp! Get hands-on skills bending and shaping metal wire, cutting and riveting metal sheet, and turning your ideas into pieces you can wear right out of c...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • AM ONLY:Monster Theater 2.0

    It’s that time of year again: Monster Theater is back and better than ever! Join us during this week-long camp of creature creations, monster music making and critter costumes galore. By the end of the w...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Game Design Interactive Showcase

    Ever wonder what it takes to become a computer game designer? Join us in our digital lab and build your own interactive world, create puzzles, or tell a story using our computer gaming software. You will l...

    June 26, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: TBA

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  • Young Picassos

    Everyone’s heard of Picasso, but have you ever wondered what made this artist so special? In this camp, we’ll learn about different movements that made Picasso famous while creating colorful paintings,...

    July 5, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Photographic Exploration

    In this camp, you will be equipped with a DSLR camera to explore the great city of Troy. In the beginning of the week, your instructor will lead you on walkable excursions to capture images around the city...

    July 5, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Stephanie Palazeke

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: Young Picassos

    Everyone’s heard of Picasso, but have you ever wondered what made this artist so special? In this camp, we’ll learn about different movements that made Picasso famous while creating colorful paintings,...

    July 5, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Superheroes Unite!

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane... it’s superhero camp! Join your superhero friends in this week-long camp of nonstop adventures. Using your amazing superpowers, you will create costumes, gadgets and more!...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media

    This camp will build your observational drawing skills, color mixing techniques, compositional arrangements, and ability to discuss and critique artwork. You will use charcoal, drawing pencils, acrylic, wa...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Mini Movies & Short Films

    In this week-long camp, you will create your own movie making studio right inside The Arts Center. Through team-based projects, you will learn the basic skills and techniques of movie making. In the mornin...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Rebecca Angel Maxwell

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  • BIG KIDS: Mixed Media & Collage Exploration

    In this camp, students will explore the art of cut paper and mixed media through a variety of 2D and 3D projects. They will learn to work in decoupage, book manipulations, and papier-mâché while discover...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: Superheroes Unite!

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane... it’s superhero camp! Join your superhero friends in this week-long camp of nonstop adventures. Using your amazing superpowers, you will create costumes, gadgets and more!...

    July 10, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Printmaking Studio

    Anyone who can draw or paint can be a printmaker too! Learn all about monotype in this fun printmaking camp. Monotypes are prized because of their unique textural qualities. They are made by drawing on a p...

    July 10, 2017

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Tropical Fun Under the Sea

    Enter a world of oceanic adventures! Campers will dive right in and create a world of sea creatures—including fish, whales, and jellyfish—after learning about different ocean habitats. We’ll create p...

    July 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • Art Through Movement

    This camp explores art through movement. Each day starts with stretching warmups, free movement, or even a dance party! Using a variety of media including photography, drawing, and sculpture, you will le...

    July 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Stephanie Palazeke

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  • BIG KIDS: Wear Your Art!

    Wear your art on your sleeve—literally! Students in this camp will learn to make artwork to wear, from hand crafted beads, to tie-dye tees and more! Learn to make unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry and access...

    July 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

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  • All Things Sculpture (Ages 11–13)

    This camp’s creations are anything but flat! Transform your drawn ideas into 3D interactive objects. In this sculpture camp, you will work with paper, clay, cardboard, and more! You will learn a variety ...

    July 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kimberly Jones

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: Tropical Fun Under the Sea

    Enter a world of oceanic adventures! Campers will dive right in and create a world of sea creatures—including fish, whales, and jellyfish—after learning about different ocean habitats. We’ll create p...

    July 17, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • Exploring the Galaxy

    In this camp, the universe is no longer far, far away! You and your friends will explore vast planets, touch the stars, discover new creatures, even stop by the Milky Way for a space snack. Using a variety...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Stained Glass Studio

    Learn the basics of this art form in our stained glass camp. You’ll learn to work safely with the tools required, such as soldering irons and glass cutters, while creating your own stained glass designs ...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • Eat, Plant, Grow: Culinary Exploration

    In this camp, you will learn about growing, cooking, and eating real food to embrace a healthy lifestyle. We will explore the benefits of kicking the processed food habit, growing our own vegetables and he...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Beth Gray

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  • BIG KIDS: Mixed Media Exploration

    Get ready to cut, rip, and stick as we discover the many possibilities of collage! Using a variety of papers, we will explore collage in 2D and 3D artworks, from illuminated sun-catchers, to dreamy surreal...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: Exploring the Galaxy

    In this camp, the universe is no longer far, far away! You and your friends will explore vast planets, touch the stars, discover new creatures, even stop by the Milky Way for a space snack. Using a variety...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • BIG KIDS: STEAM Art: Building with Geometry (Ages 9–11)

    Discover and explore the geometric patterns and synergetic structures found everywhere in the world around us! In this fun, hands-on camp, you will draw, build, and learn about the primary shapes and struc...

    July 24, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

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  • Trash Transformers

    Become a Trash Transformer! You will have fun creating an array of art works using everyday, found objects and items that might otherwise be considered trash. Have an amazing time creating abstract sculptu...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Portfolio Development Intensive (Ages 14–17)

    In this camp, students will focus on an intensive program of drawing and painting with the goal of creating a strong portfolio for college applications that represents current artistic interests and demons...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • BIG KIDS: Pop into Pop Art!

    Pop into the world of Pop Art as we take a look at the work of famous pop artists! Students will discover the bright and exciting Pop Art movement in both 2D and 3D projects, from Claes Oldenburg soft scul...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

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  • Ceramics Studio

    In this camp, you will explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including using a potter’s wheel and handbuilding. Upon completion of your work, you will personalize your pieces and learn glazi...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: TBA

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: Trash Transformers

    Become a Trash Transformer! You will have fun creating an array of art works using everyday, found objects and items that might otherwise be considered trash. Have an amazing time creating abstract sculptu...

    July 31, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • The Art of Time Travel

    In this week-long camp, you will build a time machine and travel to the great pyramids of Egypt, walk with the dinosaurs, explore Medieval times, and more! In the morning you'll draw, paint, and construct ...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Botanical Watercolor & Illustration

    In this camp, you will carefully explore and draw the full system of plants, from the stems to the leaves. You will then explore watercolor and colored pencil application to add the colors found in nature ...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Stained Glass Studio

    Learn the basics of this art form in our stained glass camp. You’ll learn to work safely with the tools required, such as soldering irons and glass cutters, while creating a few of your own stained glass...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • BIG KIDS: Up-Cycled Art

    Calling all environmentalists! Create beautiful art in an eco-friendly way in this Big Kids Camp! Students will learn to make works of art using recycled materials in both 2D and 3D projects. Build a tall ...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jane McCambley

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: The Art of Time Travel

    In this week-long camp, you will build a time machine and travel to the great pyramids of Egypt, walk with the dinosaurs, explore Medieval times, and more! In the morning you'll draw, paint, and construct ...

    August 7, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Exploring Africa

    Come explore Africa through its amazing art! You will make African masks from recycled materials, create pottery from clay, make amazing beaded jewelry, papier-mâché a safari animal, and print Adinkra-in...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • BIG KIDS: Painting, Printmaking, & Collage

    In this camp, you will learn studio skills essential for any serious artist! You’ll master mixing colors, painting on canvas, arranging collage materials on paper and learn different printmaking methods....

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Stained Glass Mosaics

    In this camp, you will design and create a colorful, light-catching mosaic with stained glass. Discover the many decorative and functional possibilities this style of mosaic offers. You’ll learn to work ...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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  • BIG KIDS: Ceramics Studio

    In this camp, you will explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including using a potter’s wheel and handbuilding. Upon completion of your work, you will personalize your pieces and learn glazi...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: TBA

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: Exploring Africa

    Come explore Africa through its amazing art! You will make African masks from recycled materials, create pottery from clay, make amazing beaded jewelry, papier-mâché a safari animal, and print Adinkra-in...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • BIG KIDS: Game Design Interactive Showcase

    Ever wonder what it takes to become a computer game designer? Join us in our digital lab and build your own interactive world, create puzzles, or tell a story using our computer gaming software. You will l...

    August 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: TBA

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  • Medieval Times Theater

    Come explore the fascinating world of Medieval times! Join us in this week-long camp of dragon battles, gargoyle making, and costume creations. By the end of the week, you and your medieval friends will br...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • BIG KIDS: Fundamentals of Drawing

    This camp is for serious artists who want to master drawing! We will dive into projects that focus on observational drawing and learn techniques to improve value, shading, perspective, and composition. Aft...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • The Art of Scientific Illustration

    Build your skills in drawing from life, including using proportional measurement. By using ink and pencil to build detailed patterns and textures found in nature, you will learn skill sets that apply to ma...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Ceramics Studio

    In this camp, you will explore the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including using a potter’s wheel and handbuilding. Upon completion of your work, you will personalize your pieces and learn glazi...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: TBA

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  • Cupcake Wars

    Do you love cupcakes? In this camp, you will learn basics skills and techniques in creating a variety of delicious fluffy treats! Throughout the week you will work together in teams to perfect your cupcake...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Tracy Henry

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: Medieval Times Theater

    Come explore the fascinating world of Medieval times! Join us in this week-long camp of dragon battles, gargoyle making, and costume creations. By the end of the week, you and your medieval friends will br...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Circus & Performance Intensive

    Join international performer extraordinaire Aaron Marquise in an intensive camp focused on strengthening the skills of young performing artists. This camp is open to all performing arts, including acting, ...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Adam Marquise

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  • Circus & Performance Intensive

    Join international performer extraordinaire Aaron Marquise in an intensive camp focused on strengthening the skills of young performing artists. This camp is open to all performing arts, including acting, ...

    August 21, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Adam Marquise

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  • Fashion: Designing and Drawing (Ages 14–17)

    Let's draw and design a fashion line! This camp will guide you through the steps of designing and drawing your very own fashion portfolio, complete with with clothing, shoes, and accessories! Learn about t...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Explore Troy

    In this week-long camp, you'll navigate, explore, and discover the great city of Troy, NY. Using a variety of art materials, you'll transform the studio into a fun, interactive mini city. Construct buildin...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • BIG KIDS: Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels

    This camp is about the art and craft of visual storytelling. We will focus on bringing clarity to good ideas by developing your illustrative style, directing a visual story and using drawing as a form of c...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • Creative Writing Intensive

    Each day of this constructive camp is committed to giving you the skills necessary to improve your writing style. We’ll begin with a daily writing exercise to warm up both pen and mind. Next, we’ll tra...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Olivia Dunn

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  • Master Chef

    Have you ever wanted to make a full-course meal on your own? In this camp, you will learn how to properly prep your ingredients, learn timing skills in the kitchen, and how to properly plate your food for ...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Tracy Henry

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  • AM ONLY: Kid’s Camp: Explore Troy

    In this week-long camp, you'll navigate, explore, and discover the great city of Troy, NY. Using a variety of art materials, you'll transform the studio into a fun, interactive mini city. Construct buildin...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Fashion: Designing and Drawing (Ages 11–13)

    Let's draw and design a fashion line! This camp will guide you through the steps of designing and drawing your very own fashion portfolio, complete with with clothing, shoes and accessories! Learn about t...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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