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Exhale: An Art and Wellness Retreat at Laguna Gloria

Adults

Join The Art School in partnership with Practice Yoga Austin for our first ever Art and Wellness Retreat.

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Screen Printing Workshop

Adults

Learn the building blocks of screen printing in this workshop-style version of our longer screen printing series.

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Watercolor Techniques: Let it Flow!

Adults

Let your pigments mix on your paper surface, under your guidance.

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Vintage Portraits in Walnut Ink

Adults

Walnut ink is a naturally derived ink with a sepia hue that is perfect for drawing and painting vintage portraits.

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Vacation Sketching (online)

Adults

Create pictorial memories of your vacation using watercolor pencils and pens.

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Urban Nature Sketching

Adults

Develop or sharpen observational drawing skills.

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Mixed Media Abstract Drawing

Adults

Explore a number of mixed media approaches to abstract drawing.

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Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Adults

Explore relief printmaking (carving into a surface) using linoleum to create dynamic oil-based relief prints.

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Oil Painting Foundations

Adults

Discover, sharpen, and strengthen your skills to approach oil painting with confidence.

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Acrylic Painting Foundations

Adults

Discover, sharpen, and strengthen your skills to approach acrylic painting with confidence.

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Expressive Oil Pastels

Adults

Explore a variety approaches to creating expressive drawings using Oil Pastel.

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Expressive Charcoal Drawing

Adults

Explore a variety approaches to creating expressive drawings using charcoal.

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Big Thrown Pots

Adults

Learn to scale up your thrown work in this 2 day workshop.

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Beading Wire Flowers

Adults

Learn how to make beaded wire flowers that were popular in the 1950s.

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Altered Vessels

Adults

Try your hand at altering, assembling, and sculpting vessels from thrown or hand built starting points.

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Abstract Observations

Adults

Students will explore a variety approaches to creating abstract drawings from observation.

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Wildflower Weekend: Exploring Laguna Gloria's Botanicals in Watercolor, Ink & Gouache Workshop

Adults

Immerse yourself in a weekend workshop exploring the vibrant world of Texas botanicals and wildflowers.

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Gesture, Volume, Giacometti, and Finish

Adults

Over the course of 2 weekends we will explore the four step drawing process: Gesture, Volume, Giacometti, and Finish.

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Discerning Eyes, Open Minds: Art History

Adults

In this workshop, we will engage with art history through observation, dialogue, and multi-sensory practices...

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Life Drawing I

Adults

Absolute beginners use a variety of materials including charcoal and Conté crayon and employ basic principles of drawing while working from a live model.

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Photography I

Adults

Learn complete manual control of a camera. While using a digital SLR is essential, you will subsequently be able to pick up any camera and make a manual exposure.

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Nature and Abstract Drawing

Adults

Learn how to create abstract drawings using natural forms as inspiration.

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Swirl And Splash! Natural Dye Techniques (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Come discover the secrets to using natural materials to create different color dyes...

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Storytelling Through Art (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Explore visual storytelling through a series of mixed media drawings.

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Storybook Art (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Dive into the world of storybooks and bring some of the most beloved tales to life!

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Sew Much Fun! (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Come learn the many things you can make from felt, thread, and yarn.

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My Family Tree (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Create art with various art media that tells your unique story.

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Mixed Media Collage for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Discover the art of cut paper to create dynamic compositions.

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Junior Astronaut Art Explorers (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Explore space through art!

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Intro to Graphic Design for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Students will learn about the history of graphic design...

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Imagination Garden (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Explore the wonders of gardening!

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Drawing for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Learn about line, value, perspective, and composition.

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Collage My World (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create an artwork celebrating you!

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Fun on the Farm (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Learn about farm animals and landscapes through art!

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Claymation (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create stop-motion animation!

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Fabulous Fish (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

>Children learn to paint, draw, and sculpt fish and other underwater creatures and plants!

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Explorations in Printmaking (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Learn about the traditional history of printmaking and create your own unique prints

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Beginning Metalworking for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Learn the basics of welding and explore the possibilities of steel...

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Art Safari (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Explore the jungles of the world...

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Drawing with Ink (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Learn how to combine pen and ink drawing with liquid ink painting to create satisfying mixed media works.

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Animation in Procreate for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Discover how to animate your drawings using Procreate!

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Animation in Procreate (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Discover how to animate your drawings using Procreate!

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Jumpstart Your Watercolor

Adults

Beginners and those needing a refresher course alike will gain insight into the wonderful medium of watercolor during an enjoyable, challenging weekend.

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Book Arts: Paper Folding and Binding

Adults

This 2 day workshop will cover basic paper folding techniques that will result in 4-5 books for you to take home.

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Crazy Critter Sewing (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Create your own crazy critter stuffie by designing a sewing pattern, cutting fabric, threading a needle, and learning a variety of stitching methods!

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Wild Things (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Explore the jungles of the world and learn about the creatures living there. Create birds and beasts using feathers, fabric, cloth, and other wild materials!

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Color Relief Printmaking

Adults

Introduce color to your relief prints!

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Guided Projects in Metalworking

Adults

Advance your metalworking skills and work on personal projects in this new guided open studio!

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Painters' Roundtable

Adults

Grow your painting practice through guided group discussion with your peers!

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Smartphone Photography Series

Adults

Expand your understanding of the workings of your phone's camera!

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Smartphone Photography II

Adults

Pick up where Smartphone Photography I ended! Continue to improve upon and work with familiar tools to edit and improve your smartphone photo-capturing skills.

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Waterscapes in Paper

Adults

Students will use paper to capture the beauty of water.

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Painting Club (online)

Adults

This course is perfect for beginner and experienced oil or acrylic painters...

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Textured Paintings

Adults

Dive into the world of textured paintings in this lively art class...

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Drawing Club (online)

Adults

Fundamental steps, along with diverse techniques will lead you to discover your own capabilities...

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The Watercolor Sketchbook

Adults

The sketchbook is an essential tool for artists to explore ideas.

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Alternative Firing Techniques: Wheel Throwing & Hand Building

Adults

Explore several firing techniques including Raku, Horse Hair, and Foil Saggar Firing.

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Photographing Your Art

Adults

Bring your artwork to class and practice shooting both 2-D and 3-D pieces. Learn shooting techniques to achieve true color rendering...

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Painting for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Become familiar with acrylic painting materials, techniques, and terminology. Experiment with landscape, portrait, and figure painting using a foundation of basic drawing techniques.

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Claymation (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Make your own clay cartoon, then create a movie set and animate a mini-movie with your creature as the star. Discover secrets and tricks to make…

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Smartphone Photography I

Adults

Learn how to better capture photos on your smartphone!

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Paper Floral Arrangements

Adults

Come be inspired by Renaissance and Contemporary Florals! Cut and tear paper petals and leaves to make your own bouquet.

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Beyond Basic Drawing (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Venture into real and imaginary worlds with the stroke of a marker, a piece of charcoal, and pastels while learning more advanced design and drawing skills.

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Wheel Throwing with Soda and Raku

Adults

Beginners and experienced students will enjoy this welcoming class. Learn the basics of centering, opening, and pulling clay on the potter’s wheel…

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Explorations in Abstract Art (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Use a variety of media including watercolor, acrylics, oil pastels, and chalk pastels to produce an exciting array of two-dimensional abstract art.

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Wild Things (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create your own ''wild things'' and expand your skills in clay, paint, collage, and more!

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Drawing from Nature (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Step outside the classroom and take a closer look at the nature of Laguna Gloria and beyond.

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Oil Painting 101

Adults

Explore options, gain clarity on tools and techniques for both realistic and abstract styles, and learn practical skills and time-saving tips.

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Pots Off the Wheel: Hand Building Functional Pottery

Adults

Explore inventive hand-building techniques for making functional pottery in this fun and informative class.

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Wonderous Watercolors (ages 9-14)

Ages 9-14

Dive deeper into the wonderful world of watercolors and learn how to set up your palette, mix new colors, and apply this knowledge to your work.

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Exploring Watercolor, Ink, and Gouache

Adults

Immerse yourself in the world of watercolor, ink, and gouache in this exploration-based class.

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Consistency with Clay

Adults

Learn to refine your wheel throwing skills to be able to replicate your successful works!

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Intuitive Collage

Adults

Spend the afternoon making timed collages - give yourself permission to cut, paste, and glue with abandon!

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Couture Beading and Embroidery

Adults

Design and complete your own original works by learning basic techniques of couture embroidery.

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Exploring Paper Arts and Design

Adults

If you love paper and learning new techniques, this class is for you. Play with different transfer methods, make acrylic “skins” to use in collage...

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Experimental Printmaking with Collage

Adults

Explore the fundamentals of relief printing through traditional printmaking tools and chine-collé.

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Relief Printmaking: Woodcut and Linoleum

Adults

Learn to prepare blocks, draw, carve, and print while examining the history of relief printmaking with an emphasis on contemporary art.

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Printmaking with a Gelli Plate

Adults

Create a variety of images using gelatin printing, a form of monoprinting in which a gelatin slab is used as a printing plate...

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Animal Illustration

Adults

Create detailed drawings of animals using graphite, ink, and colored pencils, ideal mediums for rendering fur, feathers, and scales.

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Life Drawing II

Adults

Perfect your ability to render the human figure and expand upon basic drawing skills, through a variety of different nude models and lengths of poses.

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Life Drawing Open Studio

Adults

Work with a live model each week to explore the fundamentals of figure drawing in this open studio like class...

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Vacation Sketching

Adults

Total beginners and experienced students: make vivid landscapes and cityscapes in a vacation sketchbook to enhance trip memories.

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Animal Portraits

Adults

Whether you're interested in painting pets, birds, livestock, or exotic wildlife, explore how to simplify the drawing and proportions...

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Colored Pencil Painting

Adults

Add color to your repertoire by drawing with colored pencils. Explore layering, burnishing, and dissolving the waxy pencil to create luminous works of art.

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Jumpstart Your Painting

Adults

Absolute beginners or those with rusty skills will discover, strengthen, and hone painting skills during an enjoyable weekend.

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Landscape to Abstract

Adults

Break away from traditional landscape painting and explore color, shape, and brushwork in a new class that explores the connection between landscape forms and abstract painting.

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Painters' Studio

Adults

Paint freely among a like-minded community with the at-request feedback of an instructor!

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Portrait Painting

Adults

Work from a live model or personal photographs to expand your skills through study of the proportions, contours, volumes, and details of the head and face.

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Painting Large

Adults

Learn how working large loosens up individual style and enables artists to make a powerful statement.

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Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Adults

Beginners are introduced to the watercolor medium while intermediate-level students advance technique and skills through practice and critiques...

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Advanced Watercolor Techniques

Adults

Use this traditional media on an expanding range of subjects including water and glass, light paths, food and fabrics....

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Nature Journaling in Watercolor

Adults

Let's get out of the studio and experience nature!

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Summer Splash

Adults

Build upon your basic watercolor skills as you explore color theory and new approaches to painting.

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Watercolor Portraits Workshop

Adults

Learn how to approach portraiture in watercolor!

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Level Up Your Watercolor

Adults

This workshop-style class picks up where Watercolor Basics and Beyond leaves off, featuring new exercises and demos that focus on value, pattern, and color.

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Watercolor Wildflowers

Adults

Explore different ways to paint flowers in the versatile medium of watercolor...

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Beginning Wheel Throwing

Adults

Learn the basics of wheel throwing in this beginner’s class!

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Intermediate Ceramics: Wheel Throwing, Hand Building, and Glazing

Adults

Expand your understanding of stoneware or porcelain, under-glaze colors, and high-fire glazes.

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Wheel Throwing and Beyond

Adults

Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes while experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects.

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Beginning Metalworking

Adults

Learn welding, cutting, and grinding as you create steel sculptures in this foundational class...

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Heat Forming

Adults

Bring the heat in this exciting class that combines MIG and oxy-acetylene welding with forging.

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Metalworking 2.0

Adults

Expand your skills, practice MIG (metal inert gas) welding techniques, and become more familiar with oxy-acetylene and hot form steel.

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Metalworking 3.0

Adults

Continue to expand your metalworking skills!

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Art & Nature (ages 6-11 w/adult)

Parent & Child

Inspired by the beautiful setting of Laguna Gloria, create a variety of artworks using sticks, stones, leaves, and other natural objects.

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Claymation (ages 6-11 w/adult)

Parent & Child

Bring a point-and-shoot camera or any device with a camera (iPhone/iPad) and learn to make your own movies from beginning to end.

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Swirl and Splash! Natural Dye Techniques (ages 6-11 w/adult)

Parent & Child

Come discover the secrets to using natural materials to create different color dyes...

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Art ABCs (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Enhance your child’s innate creativity! Young artists learn to think creatively and shape ideas into art they can see, touch, and know.

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Art Around the World (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Children travel the world while learning about the art of other cultures...

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Artist Explorers (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Students will create maps, sketches, and watercolor paintings of birds, fish, and plants as they explore the ecology of Laguna Gloria and Mayfield Park next door!

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Beautiful Bugs (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Creative young artist-scientists will observe and re-create the beauty and color found in nature, especially insects, learning how art and biology intersect.

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Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Artist (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Step into the colorful pages of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

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Art of Flavor (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create your own artistic confections! Students will create a series of mixed-media desserts inspired by American artist Wayne Thiebaud.

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Art Sampler (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Dive into five different media for the week!

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Clay Creatures (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Adventure into the amazing world of animals, including the jungle, zoo, and even imaginary realms, using clay forms.

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Drawing Basics and Beyond (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Venture into real and imaginary worlds with the stroke of a marker, the rub of charcoal, and the glide of pastels.

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Fun with Frida (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Study Frida's paintings, especially her self-portraits, as inspiration for your own artwork. Use a variety of materials to create works that express personal and unique life experiences.

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Jurassic Art (ages 4-5)

Age 4–5

Travel back to a land before time and explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs!

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Outer Space Art (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create playful and dramatic out-of-this-world art from another universe by drawing, painting, and sculpting aliens, robots, and other imaginary life-forms!

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Paint, Draw, Sculpt Nature (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Paint, draw, and sculpt nature by creating bug sculptures, animal portraits, and landscape paintings of the history-laden land around your critters!

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Painting Basics and Beyond (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create realistic paintings and express your artistic spirit in both bold and delicate colors using skillful brushstrokes.

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Storytelling Through Art (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Explore the artwork of your favorite storybooks to create masterpieces of your very own!

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Whimsical Clay (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Create whimsical clay art while exploring basic ceramic skills, building with rich clay materials, and using a variety of glazes.

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Wizard Week (ages 6-8)

Age 6–8

Make magic come alive through your art! Create potion and pixie jars, customize your own wand, and dream up your own familiar!

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Awesome Clay Sculptors (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Build strong foundations with clay to create a life-size 3-D sculpture of a favorite person, creature, or character!

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Beyond Basic Painting (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Set up a palette, blend brilliant colors, and use different types of brushes. Create volume with light and make shadows in a still life, paint a landscape, and more..

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Cartooning (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Hone your drawing skills and turn doodled creations into terrific cartoon characters!

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Drawing with Scissors (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Experiment with color, shape, and space to create collage masterpieces and explore the art of cutting and assembling!

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Explorations in Abstract Art (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Use a variety of media to produce an exciting array of two-dimensional abstract art.

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Mosaics (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

We’ll break tiles to decorate projects such as a flowerpot, small tabletop, wall hanging, or stepping stone. Imagine, design, glue, grout, and go!

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Drawing from Nature (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Step outside the classroom and take a closer look at the nature of Laguna Gloria and beyond.

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Wheel Throwing (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Use basic clay throwing techniques such as centering, pulling, and finishing. Learn to throw cylinders and turn them into one-of-a-kind works of art.

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Wonderful Weavers (ages 9-11)

Age 9–11

Learn to weave natural fibers and discover amazing colors, design patterns, and textures!

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Classical Drawing and Painting (ages 9-14)

Age 9–11, Ages 12-14, Ages 9-14

Study drawing and painting, exploring form, color, perspective, texture, value, and composition using a realistic approach.

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Wheel Throwing (ages 9–14)

Age 9–11, Ages 12-14, Ages 9-14

Use basic clay throwing techniques such as centering, pulling, and finishing to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

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Awesome Clay Sculptors (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Build strong foundations with clay to create a life-size 3-D sculpture of a favorite person, creature, or character!

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Claymation (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Make your own clay cartoon, then create a movie set and animate a mini-movie with your creature as the star!

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DIY Kicks Design (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Have an old or new pair of kicks you want to bring to life? Explore illustration, design, composition, and color to reinvent your ordinary sneakers.

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Drawing: Beyond Basics (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Venture into real and imaginary worlds with the stroke of a marker, a piece of charcoal, and pastels while learning more design and drawing skills.

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Creating with Collage (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Experiment with color, shape, and space to create collage masterpieces and explore the art of cutting and assembling.

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Intro to Graphic Design (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Learn about the history of graphic design then create your own digital media projects including poster design, product design, logo design and more!

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Intro to 3-D Art (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Learn the history of sculpture and explore different 3D modalities!

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Mosaics (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

We’ll break tiles to decorate projects such as a flowerpot, small tabletop, wall hanging, or stepping stone. Imagine, design, glue, grout, and go!

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Painting: Beyond Basics (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Set up a palette, blend brilliant colors, and use different types of brushes. Create volume with light and shadow in a still life.

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Swirl and Splash! Natural Dye Techniques (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Discover the secrets to using natural materials to create different color dyes!

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Wheel Throwing (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

Use basic clay throwing techniques such as centering, pulling, and finishing. Learn to throw cylinders and turn them into one-of-a-kind works of art!

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Life Drawing for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Advance your skills drawing the human form. Create drawings that incorporate movement, large structural relationships, proportions, and line.

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Mural Painting for Teens (ages 14-17)

Ages 14-17

Make your mark at the museum! Create a large-scale group mural on the exterior of the Art School buildings at Laguna Gloria.

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