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From Brush to Business: Making Your Art Work
with Blue Robin
FRIDAYS from 4:00 to 6:00PM
Ages 14 & UP
"From Brush to Business" will focus on the individual artist and the team that makes a gallery exhibition happen. Students will both make art and learn the ropes to earning a living making art. Together the group will create, plan, and set up an art exhibition. Students will design and print tickets; make, promote and sell their art; curate the exhibition; and prepare an art gallery show. Everyone on the team will have a role which features their personal strengths! Profits from the exhibition will be divided based on work and time put into the overall event.
Introduction to Video Production
with Shanay Miles
MONDAYS from 5:00 to 7:00PM at the Digital Creation Studio @ 2208 MLK
Ages 15 & UP
This class will introduce students to video production through a theory based, hands-on approach. Topics include the fundamental technical aspects of the digital video camera, camera shots and composition, aesthetic elements and techniques, and non-linear editing. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate what they learned through exercises and projects.
Middle School Monday -- Street Artz: Stencils and Stickers
with Isaiah Aledejobi
MONDAYS 4:00 - 6:00PM
Middle School Only: 6th grade to 8th grade
In “Street Artz: Stencils and Stickers” students will get an understanding of street art and how it can expand the reach for visual messaging. We will start developing designs through fine arts by creating stickers and transition into graphics. Students will be introduced to Adobe Illustrator, where they will digitize a design and transition into printing stencils from the 3D printer. Students will come to understand that their voices matter and the course is made to give their voice longevity through different techniques, materials and resources. At the end of the course, students will have stickers and prints that they will incorporate into the mural on the Project Create studio hallway.
Mindful Mixed-Media with Melissa
with Melissa Muttiah
TUESDAYS from 5:00 to 7:00PM
Ages 14 & UP
Join Art Therapist Melissa Muttiah in this relaxing and mindful class where students will be exposed to a wide range of two- and three-dimensional media promoting self-exploration, experimentation, and creativity. The purpose of this class is to nurture the student’s creative process through artistic experiences to instill confidence, increase self-awareness, and build a more positive sense of self. Through these and other projects, students will be given opportunities in a safe and caring environment to take creative risks, build community with like-minded students and teachers, and learn more about themselves and their artistic potential.
Off The Wall: Upcycled and Wearable Art
with Amber Mimz
THURSDAYS from 5:00 to 7:00PM
Ages 14 & UP
Join DC's own Amber Mimz for an "Upcycled Wearable Art" class. As the owner and designer of 2322, Amber showcases a love of organic, recycled and repurposed materials. This class will feature your own items and cover many different ideas of turning found, broken or old items into unique jewelry and fashion accessories. You bring in what you'd like to upcycle and Amber will help you turn it into wearable art. Just come prepared to have fun, get your hands a little dirty and create some art for yourself or someone special. Except for what you bring in to transform, all materials included.
with Tamara De Silva
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS from 3:00 to 5:00PM
Ages 14 & UP (younger students welcome with a parent)
Students have access to a wide range of inspiring materials and a variety of ways to explore them. Along with special featured activities and materials, media may include: air-dry clays, drawing, painting and printmaking, beading, collage and construction, technology and more. Studio staff is present to encourage creative thinking, provide gentle guidance and offer support as needed.
Photography: Concept to Creation
with Will Starks
WEDNESDAYS from 5:00 to 7:00PM at the Digital Creation Studio @2208 MLK
Ages 15 & UP
"Photography: Concept to Creation" is a hands-on, activity-based photography/video class, designed to help students go beyond taking snapshots to develop their creativity and awareness through the art and science of photography. This course uses accessible technology to engage students in creative ways, enhancing the necessary skills to shoot photographs that can really impact the viewer. From landscape panoramas, portraits to still-life compositions, this class will teach students a whole new way to see the world. The instructor will focus on DSLR shooting, giving students the chance to build their portfolio, work with professional gear, actors, models, and more, with professional photographers on site to help with setup. Whatever your level or passion, we’ll help you take big leaps, fast. Photographs and video works are exhibited at course end.
The Art of DJing
with DJ Nelson
SATURDAYS from 1:00 to 2:00PM at the Digital Creation Studio @ 2208 MLK
Ages 15 & UP
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