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Middle School Monday: Creative Branding

Free

with Isaiah Aledejobi

Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

AGES 11 - 13

Students will learn how to create a brand identity by developing a brand name, brand story, brand logo and a product that matches their personality. This is structured to improve communication and collaboration skills when working with groups and the final presentation. The product is decided as a group, and students may design shoes and practice working with the surface material in order to adapt and gain comfortability. 

Mixed Media Explorations

Free

with Melissa Muttiah

Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM

AGES 6 - 10

In this class students will be exposed to a wide range of two- and three-dimensional media promoting self-exploration, self-esteem, self-care, problem-solving, and creativity. By designing “I, Superhero” masks and capes, collaging “Uniquely Me” self-portraits, and paper-maching “My Strong Hands” students will identity what makes them resilient and unique individuals. Promoting self-care, self-soothing and self-love will be instilled through the process of creating comfort box, pillows, sensory shaving cream marbling, and felted soaps. Finally, students will engage in creative exploration and problem solving as they paint abstract landscapes, draw scribble monsters, and design “My Magical World.” 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.

Full Course

Open Studio (Digital Arts Studio)

Free

with Will Starks

Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

AGES 14 - 24

Students have access to a wide range of digital media, inspiring materials and a variety of ways to explore them. Studio staff is present to encourage creative thinking, provide guidance and offer support as needed.

Music, Lyrics & Melodies

Free

with Amber Mimz

Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

AGES 14 -24

Students will learn to observe, analyze and apply the elements of songwriting to create original material. Students will be introduced to song structure, melody, cadence, themed writing, song editing, how to think like a songwriter and so much more in Music, Lyrics & Melodies: Songwriting 101 with Amber Mimz. The root of our examples and structure will stem from R&B, Soul, Hip hop and Trap music to first, relate to what students currently listen to and second, to help students learn the various processes behind songwriting in sounds they already identify with. Guest artists will also be invited to share their professional and industry experience with students, especially as they develop ideas on how to share their music on various platforms (itunes, soundcloud, spinrilla, social media etc). We will also combine elements of production and recording to create our own original material.

Open Studio (Visual Arts Studio)

Free

Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00PM

AGES 14 -24

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 guidance and offer support as needed.

Canvas to Cash

Free

with Evie Tobias

Thursdays from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

AGES 14 -24

This course aims to inspire young artists to develop a portfolio of pieces and then teaches them how to market their work to the public at large.

Students will plan and design a personal art series, develop their artistic skills while gaining confidence in themselves and creating a safe work space to be creative. Students will also have the opportunity to create specific art pieces that are related through theme, color, etc, and develop a plan to showcase or market their products. 

Creative Music Production

Free

with Konshens the MC

Saturdays from 10:00AM to 12:00PM 

AGES 14 - 24

"Creative Writing & Audio/Music Production" will encourage creative expression and self-empowerment through spoken word, songwriting, music production, and the creation of digital media. Students will learn spoken word poetry and how to construct original poetic pieces. Konshens the MC will introduce writing techniques used in spoken word poetry and hip hop songwriting, as well as the importance of rhyme cadence, vocal tone and inflection. 

Photography: Concept to Creation

Free

with Will Starks

SATURDAYS from 12:00 to 2:00PM 

AGES 14 - 24

"Photography: Concept to Creation" is a hands-on, activity-based photography/videography 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.

Full Course




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