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Summer 2019 Offerings

Our 2019 Teaching Artists are still finalizing their class titles and descriptions. In the mean time, below is a basic outline of class offerings and many class descriptions. We will add more information as it becomes available. Please note: all classes are subject to change.

Session 1: June 3 – June 14

Red Group (Grades 1 – 2)

  • Morning: Creative Weaving / Como Se Drama / Master Form & Sculpture
  • Afternoon: Ceramics Creatures / Playful Paper Clothing / Encaustic Monoprints

Yellow Group (Grades 2 – 3)

  • Morning: Create Your Own Play / Creative Weaving / Trashion Fashion
  • Afternoon: Habitat Building / Watercolors / Sustainable Paper Mache

Green Group (Grades 4 – 5)

  • Morning: Ceramics / Rockin’ Murals
  • Afternoon: Surface Textile Design / Dance: Popping

Blue Group (Grades 6 – 9)

  • Morning: Photography / Mixed Media
  • Afternoon: Felted Fantasy Fauna / Surface Textile Design
Class Descriptions - Session 1

Red Group (morning)

Creative Weaving

Pearl Sunrise

The children will explore with weaving beginning with simple finger weaving, Osage finger weaving, simple forms of tapestry weaving, and incorporating the woven pieces into functional projects.

Como Se Drama

Lila Martinez

As an ensemble, students will learn dramatic structure, create, and write a play. As a class, they will build set pieces to help create their worlds for a performance on the last day of class.

Master Form & Sculpture

Michael Certo

The class will focus on exploring multiple methods of sculptural expression and constructing 3-D pieces on a small scale. We will explore how structure can triumph over gravity in many forms.

Red Group (afternoon)

Ceramic Creatures

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We will focus on animals and magical made-up creatures by making pinch-pot monsters and creating sculptures! Campers will create beautiful and personal works of art by having fun with clay!

Playful Paper Clothing

Harley Kirschner

TBD

Encaustic Monoprints

Jonathan Parks

In this class we will be printing & painting with wax. By exploring the basics of encaustic (pigmented beeswax) we will learn about its origins through making monoprints. We will be using a heated palette, molten wax, different papers, crayons, pigments, and beeswax to create fascinating works of art.

Yellow Group (morning)

Create Your Own Play

Blackout Theatre

Students will work together to form an ensemble theatre company and create an original play. We will play games to build trust and focus on collaboration as we explore elements of playwriting, acting, directing, designing and more! The class will culminate in a final performance of a short original play.

Creative Weaving

Pearl Sunrise

The children will explore with weaving beginning with simple finger weaving, Osage finger weaving, simple forms of tapestry weaving, and incorporating the woven pieces into functional projects.

Trashion Fashion

Lila Martinez

In this class, students tap into their creativity while reinforcing the concepts of conservation and recycling. Students will be working with recycled materials to build a dress form, a garment and model it in a “fashion show” for family and friends.

Yellow Group (afternoon)

Habitat Building

Michael Certo

We will build some experimental habitats out of a large variety of recycled materials. Beauty and purpose will be combined when we consider the function of these whimsical environments.

Watercolors

Rebecca Kram

In this class, students will learn a variety of watercolor techniques, including wet-on wet, dry-brush, wax resist, layering, and salt textures. My goal is to remove the stress that is often associated with watercolors and to give students the tools to succeed and feel good about their work.

Sustainable Papier Mache

Sara Martinez

In this class we will introduce concepts of sustainability and sustainable art practices through the use of recycled materials and papier mache. Not only will we learn multiple ways to papier mache, but we will also create sculptures with a hopeful, sustainable enviornmental message in mind.

Green Group (morning)

Ceramics

Myriam Tapp

In this class students will learn the basics of hand-building pieces; pinch, coil, and slab techniques will be introduced to develop ceramics skills while working on projects with the themes of house and treasure box.

Rockin’ Murals

Shawn Turung

Students will begin from collaborative original concept to layout and design and full production of their mural. This class embraces crazy, fun and outstanding on a daily basis.

Green Group (afternoon)

Surface Textile Design

Hollis Moore

Students will learn how to create graphic images to print onto hand-dyed textiles. They will dye textiles with natural dyes such as indigo, carrot, avocado, and chamisa. The textiles will become a canvas for surface design. By learning the basics of printmaking students will practice printing evocative patterns onto textiles.

Dance: Popping

Kindeshaun Austin

In dance class we’ll be learning dance called Popping. Popping dance is a style of dance that started in the late 1960’s and 70’s. This dance style is characterized by sudden tensing and releasing of the muscles (“hitting”) to the rhythm of beats in music.

Blue Group (morning)

Photography

Nick Guzzardi

In this intro to photography class we will experiment how to make photograms and personal pinhole cameras. We will explore and find different materials to create a landscape scenery photogram. We will use a household item (pringles, oatmeal can etc.) to craft our very own pinhole camera.

Mixed Media

Allyson Packer

Using elements of collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, students in this class will make artwork that draws on a variety of disciplines. We’ll build on our existing skills in 2D and 3D media and learn to combine different processes. Students will have the opportunity to learn new techniques while practicing their craft as developing artists.

Blue Group (afternoon)

Felted Fantasy Fauna

Marlena Livingston

In this class we will learn how to sculpt with wool as we create a fantastical three-dimensional creature using needle-felting techniques. We will practice drawing skills as we design our sculptures on paper, and will touch on color theory as we blend the wool to create our creatures’s custom look!

Surface Textile Design

Hollis Moore

Students will learn how to create graphic images to print onto hand-dyed textiles. They will dye textiles with natural dyes such as indigo, carrot, avocado, and chamisa. The textiles will become a canvas for surface design. By learning the basics of printmaking students will practice printing evocative patterns onto textiles.

 

Session 2: June 17 – June 28

Red Group (Grades 1 – 2)

  • Morning: Como Se Drama / Fiber Arts / Elements of Expression
  • Afternoon: Functional Ceramics / Show & Tell Letterpress / Fantastic Found Art

Yellow Group (Grades 2 – 3)

  • Morning: From Mud to Music / Como Se Drama / Fantastic Fiber Arts
  • Afternoon: Non-Objective Painting / Playful Paper Clothing / Show & Tell Letterpress

Green Group (Grades 4 – 5)

  • Morning: Photography / Dance: Popping
  • Afternoon: Creating Comics / Big Heads & Giant Picnics

Blue Group (Grades 6 – 9)

  • Morning: Dance: Popping / Theatre
  • Afternoon: Acrylic All Around / Field Guides
Class Descriptions - Session 2

Red Group (morning)

Como Se Drama

Lila Martinez

As an ensemble, students will learn dramatic structure, create, and write a play. As a class, they will build set pieces to help create their worlds for a performance on the last day of class.

Fiber Arts

Rebecca Kram

In this class, students will begin learning basic weaving techniques including Japanese Kumihimo weaving, mixed media tapestries, and round weaving. They will develop and complete 4-6 projects over the course of the session.

Elements of Expression

Michael Certo

The formal elements of composition, line, color, tone and surface texture will be honed. Using our painting tools, we will gain control of skills of expression.

Red Group (afternoon)

Fun Functional Ceramics

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We will focus on making functional pieces by hand building plates, making musical rattles and even making teapots! Students will create beautiful and personal works of art by having fun with clay!

Show & Tell Letterpress

Jonathan Parks

Create a story, have fun with the power of words! Ever play Round Robin? We will use a hand style press to print a variety items that can be creatively drawn to the unique individual to create a wacky story.

Fantastic Found Art (Jewelry)

Harley KIrschner

Using found objects students will create one of a kind wearable including peppermint tin lockets and bottle-cap brooches. This class will focus on inventing, inviting students to focus on the possibilities of the discarded object, giving them options as they beautifully personalize otherwise discarded materials.

Yellow Group (morning)

From Mud to Music

Katie Doyle

In this class, we will explore basic hand-building techniques like pinch, slab, and coil, and use them to create simple musical instruments. Students will use cloud clay and low-fired terra cotta, and learn how to add decorations and textures to their masterpieces.

Como Se Drama

Lila Martinez

As an ensemble, students will learn dramatic structure, create, and write a play. As a class, they will build set pieces to help create their worlds for a performance on the last day of class.

Fantastic Fiber Arts

Sara Martinez

Have you ever dyed your own fibers? How about weave on a cicular loom? Or sew a drawing into a 3D object? In this class, we will learn some traditional and nontraditional techniques to creating fiber arts. We will dye, weave, and sew our own unique, personal masterpieces!

Yellow Group (afternoon)

Non-Objective Painting

Michael Certo

We will explore the language non-objective drawing and painting. Using mixed media painting and drawing tools and techniques the students will refine their expression in the realm of abstraction.

Playful Paper Clothing

Harley Kirschner

TBD

Show & Tell Letterpress

Jonathan Parks

Create a story, have fun with the power of words! Ever play Round Robin? We will use a hand style press to print a variety items that can be creatively drawn to the unique individual to create a wacky story.

Green Group (morning)

Photography

Nick Guzzardi

In this intro to photography class we will experiment how to make photograms and personal pinhole cameras. We will explore and find different materials to create a landscape scenery photogram. We will use a household item (pringles, oatmeal can etc.) to craft our very own pinhole camera.

Dance: Popping

Kindeshaun Austin

Popping dance is a style of dance that started in the late 1960’s and 70’s. This dance style is characterized by sudden tensing and releasing of the muscles (“hitting”) to the rhythm of beats in music.

Green Group (afternoon)

Creating Comics

Adrian Pijoan

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling through the language of comics and graphic novels. We’ll learn how cartoonists communicate through both words and pictures and then use our knowledge to write, draw, and print our own comic books.

Big Heads and Giant Picnics

CB Bryan

In this class, our surroundings will double, even triple in size. We’ll use recycled materials, including cardboard and paper, to construct self-portrait masks. Then we’ll use similar techniques and materials to make enlarged versions of our favorite foods for a giant picnic outside on the last day of class.

Blue Group (morning)

Dance: Popping

Kindeshaun Austin

Popping dance is a style of dance that started in the late 1960’s and 70’s. This dance style is characterized by sudden tensing and releasing of the muscles (“hitting”) to the rhythm of beats in music.

Theatre

Dani Belvin

Create and perform an original play! Work collaboratively with your peers to develop the story, setting, characters, dialogue, and staging.

Blue Group (afternoon)

Acrylic’s All Around

CB Bryan

This class is all about acrylic paint! We will utilize acrylic’s quick drying capabilities to explore color, texture, form and space. We will do a series of paintings involving geometry and alternative processes. We’ll make a final 3D sculpture using found natural materials and paint.

Field Guides

Hollis Moore

Students will learn how to illustrate and carve linoleum and woodblock prints of their natural surrounding in order to make a field guide of Albuquerque. The prints will be printed and bound into a softcover book. Field guides can describe how to meander through student’s favorite places in Albuquerque.

 

Session 3: July 1 – July 12 (no camp July 4 & 5)

Red Group (Grades 1 – 3)

  • Morning: Master of Puppets / Bookmaking Basics / De-Construct & Build
  • Afternoon: Ensemble Theatre / Cool Collagraphs & More! / Our Clay Characters

Yellow Group (Grades 3 – 5)

  • Morning: Installation Art / Special Effx Makeup / Create Your Own Play
  • Afternoon: Unleashing The Imagination / steAm Moves / Painting Nature

Blue Group (Grades 6 – 9)

  • Morning: Textured Vessels / Dance: Popping
  • Afternoon: DIY Movie Making / Papermaking
Class Descriptions - Session 3

Red Group (morning)

Master of Puppets

Lila Martinez

In this class, students will design and build hand puppets using DIY techniques. Using their puppets and their imaginations, we will create a performance on the last day of class.

Bookmaking Basics

Sara Martinez

Pop-ups, and flip books, and accordions, oh my! In this class, we will learn a variety of folding, binding, and assembly techniques to create one of a kind, unique handmade books!

De-Construct & Build

Michael Certo

Welcome to the world of mixed-media sculpture, using a variety of deconstructed materials, and found objects, we will build things into a new context. The class will focus on exploring multiple methods of sculptural expression and constructing 3-D pieces on a small scale.

Red Group (afternoon)

Ensemble Theatre

Blackout Theatre

Students build their own characters as they collaborate to create their own play. We begin with theatre exercises and games, brainstorm genres and plot ideas, and then create a play specifically for the students around the idea they have chosen together.

Cool Collagraphs and More!

Harley Kirschner

In this class students will learn that anything with texture can be printed. Using fabric, bubble wrap, textured paper, and found objects students will explore the possibilities of collagraphs. We will also create stamps using foam sheet and vegetables which can be applied to clothing!

Our Clay Characters

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We’ll focus on identity and characters that represent ourselves. We will paint self-portraits on handmade tiles, sculpt characters and make masks! Campers will create beautiful and personal works of art by having fun with clay!

Yellow Group (morning)

Installation Art

Sara Martinez

TBD

Special Effx Make-Up

Lila Martinez

In this class, students will create a makeup pallet using DIY techniques. Students will practice using their pallets in various ways including becoming a zombie and transforming into their favorite animal.

Create Your Own Play

Blackout Theatre

Students will work together to form an ensemble theatre company and create an original play. We will play games to build trust and focus on collaboration as we explore elements of playwriting, acting, directing, designing and more! The class will culminate in a final performance of a short original play.

Yellow Group (afternoon)

Unleashing The Imagination

Michael Certo

Introduction to drawing techniques aimed at unleashing the imagination. The class will focus on mark-making, expression, and using a variety of drawing media.

steAm Moves

Jonathan Parks

In this steam centered art class we will create images that rely on movement. Can you you trick your eyes? What effects can we create from moving? Explore creating cyclical images, phenakistoscopes, thaumatropes, and mini-zoetropes. Use your body energy to create kinetic drawings. All to create fascinating art works.

Painting Nature

Rebecca Kram

In this class, students will learn basic color theory and a variety of painting techniques, all with a focus on painting the natural world.

Blue Group (morning)

Textured Vessels

Katie Doyle

In this class, we will use basic slab, pinch, and coil techniques to create functional ceramics. Using household items, we will explore ways to create different kinds of texture in our vessels, and how to draw attention to our unique surfaces using glaze.

Dance: Popping

Kindeshaun Austin

Popping dance is a style of dance that started in the late 1960’s and 70’s. This dance style is characterized by sudden tensing and releasing of the muscles (“hitting”) to the rhythm of beats in music.

Blue Group (afternoon)

DIY Movie Making

Adrian Pijoan

In this class we will explore all the basics of filmmaking – script writing, prop building, filming, and editing. Using these skills we will then form our own film crew and collaborate on a short film using readily accessible equipment and materials. Action!

Papermaking

Hollis Moore

Students will use as assortment of upcycled materials and plants fibers to make their own paper! Materials include recycled paper of any kind, plant fibers, and flower petals. Students will learn how to sprinkle seeds into paper paper to create works of art that can be planted in the garden.

 

Session 4: July 15 – July 26

Red Group (Grades 1 – 2)

  • Morning: Creative Weaving / Storybook Theatre / Draw, Paint, Create!
  • Afternoon: Possibilities of Print / Ceramic Collage / Zany Zine-making!

Yellow Group (Grades 2 – 3)

  • Morning: Improv / Creative Weaving / Sustainable Paper Mache
  • Afternoon: Bridging Dimensions / Zany Zine-making! / Jewelry

Green Group (Grades 3 – 4)

  • Morning: Pop-Up Books / Theatre
  • Afternoon: Mobile Making / Painting

Orange Group (Grades 4 – 5)

  • Morning: Dance: Popping / Pop-Up Books
  • Afternoon: Animation / Scrappy Selfies!

Blue Group (Grades 6 – 9)

  • Morning: Ceramics: Getting Weird & Hilarious / Surface Design Textiles
  • Afternoon: Art-ivism / Animation
Session 4 - Class Descriptions

Red Group (morning)

Creative Weaving

Pearl Sunrise

The children will explore with simple and creative weaving beginning with knotting and progressing to simple and basic forms of Osage Finger Weaving and simple forms of Tapestry weaving which will ultimately incorporating the woven pieces into a functional useful projects.

Storybook Theatre

Blackout Theatre

Students will dramatize well-known children’s stories while developing self-confidence and acting skills. We begin with fairy & folk tales and then work towards a more recent stories.

Draw, Paint, Create!

Michael Certo

The students will practice drawing from the three-dimensional model, mark-making, shading, and expression. The class will learn basic techniques using a variety of media for beginning drawing and painting.

Red Group (afternoon)

Possibilities of Print!

Sara Martinez

In this class, we will learn multiple approaches to printmaking and use a variety of different materials to create prints. From markers to paint, bubbles to string, scavenged materials to the sun, this class will let you explore some of the most to least common ways to make prints!

Ceramic Collage

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We will focus on sculpting tiles out of collages we make and “3-D Paintings” that hang on the wall. Campers will create beautiful and personal works of art by having fun with clay!

Zany Zine-Making!

Harley Kirschner

In this class students will get to create, copy, publish and circulate their own maga(zines)! Using a primarily black, white and grey color scheme will allow students to focus on the form, line and function of their images and writing as highlight any additional color accents.

Yellow Group (morning)

Improv

Blackout Theatre

Students will learn basics of improv in preparation of a final performance- completely made up on the spot, never to be seen again! Through a variety of games, we will build skills in story telling, teamwork, performance and “yes and”-ing!

Creative Weaving

Pearl Sunrise

The children will explore with simple and creative weaving beginning with knotting and progressing to simple and basic forms of Osage Finger Weaving and simple forms of Tapestry weaving which will ultimately incorporating the woven pieces into a functional useful projects.

Sustainable Paper Mache

Sara Martinez

In this class we will introduce concepts of sustainability and sustainable art practices through the use of recycled materials and papier mache. Not only will we learn multiple ways to papier mache, but we will also create sculptures with a hopeful, sustainable environnmental message in mind.

Yellow Group (afternoon)

Bridging Dimensions

Michael Certo

We will explore drawing and painting techniques in this class. Starting with contour, and negative space drawings we will learn viewing techniques and methods of depiction. Later, we will transition to expressing 2-D representations of three-dimensional models with an eye on expressive painting.

Zany Zine-Making!

Harley Kirschner

In this class students will get to create, copy, publish and circulate their own maga(zines)! Using a primarily black, white and grey color scheme will allow students to focus on the form, line and function of their images and writing as highlight any additional color accents.

Jewelry

Jonathan Parks

Plastic, Metal, Leather, Felt, Shrink, Punch, Assemble, Magic! Use different materials and tools and techniques to design wearable art pieces, make them for yourself, make them for a friend, make them for fun- learn some tricks to making that almost seem magical in this Jewelry class!

Green Group (morning)

Pop-Up Books

Lila Martinez

In this class, students will create their very own avatar and build a series of pop-up books to tell the origin story, the adventures, and the overcoming obstacles their avatar must face.

Theatre

Dani Belvin

Create and perform an original play! Work collaboratively with your peers to develop the story, setting, characters, dialogue, and staging.

 

Green Group (afternoon)

Mobile-Making

Hollis Moore

Cut, bend, fold, paint, collage, glue and attach paper pieces to create sculptures. This class will involve many methods including: cardboard construction, papier mache, painting, scoring and cutting. Find new ways to transform your 2D thing into a 3D thing!

Painting

Rebecca Kram

In this class, students will learn basic color theory and a variety of painting techniques.

Orange Group (morning)

Dance: Popping

Kindeshaun Austin

Popping dance is a style of dance that started in the late 1960’s and 70’s. This dance style is characterized by sudden tensing and releasing of the muscles (“hitting”) to the rhythm of beats in music.

Pop-Up Books

Lila Martinez

In this class, students will create their very own avatar and build a series of pop-up books to tell the origin story, the adventures, and the overcoming obstacles their avatar must face.

Orange Group (afternoon)

Animation

Norah Solorzano

This class will explore a kitchen sink of techniques for making animation in front of the class room. We will also work on video editing and adding sound to our creations.

Scrappy Selfies!

Marlena Livingston

In this class we will learn and practice drawing skills as we create an expressive self-portrait. Using collage and painting techniques we will add details, value, texture, and expression to our portraits. Both photographs and mirrors will be used as reference points to create our incredible works of art!

Blue Group (morning)

Ceramics: Getting Weird & Hilarious

Katie Doyle

In this class, we will use the basic techniques of clay to experiment with the limits of our materials. Students will explore texture, form, and color to create absurd and avant-garde sculptures and vessels.

Surface Textile Design

Hollis Moore

Students will learn how to create graphic images to print onto hand-dyed textiles. They will dye textiles with natural dyes such as indigo, carrot, avocado, and chamisa. The textiles will become a canvas for surface design. By learning the basics of printmaking students will practice printing evocative patterns onto textiles.

Blue Group (afternoon)

Art-ivism

Rebecca Kram

TBD

Animation Exploration

Norah Solorzano

This class will explore a kitchen sink of techniques for making animation in front of the class room. We will also work on video editing and adding sound to our creations.

 

 

Art Camp Class Descriptions 2019

*Classes are listed in alphabetical order by class title.

Acrylic’s All Around

CB Bryan

This class is all about acrylic paint! We will utilize acrylic’s quick drying capabilities to explore color, texture, form and space. We will do a series of paintings involving geometry and alternative processes. We’ll make a final 3D sculpture using found natural materials and paint.

Big Heads and Giant Picnics

CB Bryan

In this class, our surroundings will double, even triple in size. We’ll use recycled materials, including cardboard and paper, to construct self-portrait masks. Then we’ll use similar techniques and materials to make enlarged versions of our favorite foods for a giant picnic outside on the last day of class.

Bridging Dimensions

Michael Certo

We will explore drawing and painting techniques in this class. Starting with contour, and negative space drawings we will learn viewing techniques and methods of depiction. Later, we will transition to expressing 2-D representations of three-dimensional models with an eye on expressive painting.

Ceramic Collage

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We will focus on sculpting tiles out of collages we make and “3-D Paintings” that hang on the wall. Campers will create beautiful and personal works of art by having fun with clay!

Ceramic Creatures

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We will focus on animals and magical made-up creatures by making pinch-pot monsters and creating sculptures! Campers will create beautiful and personal works of art by having fun with clay!

Como Se Drama

Lila Martinez

As an ensemble, students will learn dramatic structure, create, and write a play. As a class, they will build set pieces to help create their worlds for a performance on the last day of class.

Cool Collagraphs and More!

Harley Kirschner

In this class students will learn that anything with texture can be printed. Using fabric, bubble wrap, textured paper, and found objects students will explore the possibilities of collagraphs. We will also create stamps using foam sheet and vegetables which can be applied to clothing!

Create Your Own Play

Blackout Theatre

Students will work together to form an ensemble theatre company and create an original play. We will play games to build trust and focus on collaboration as we explore elements of playwriting, acting, directing, designing and more! The class will culminate in a final performance of a short original play.

Creating Comics

Adrian Pijoan

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling through the language of comics and graphic novels. We’ll learn how cartoonists communicate through both words and pictures and then use our knowledge to write, draw, and print our own comic books.

De-Construct & Build

Michael Certo

Welcome to the world of mixed-media sculpture, using a variety of deconstructed materials, and found objects, we will build things into a new context. The class will focus on exploring multiple methods of sculptural expression and constructing 3-D pieces on a small scale.

Crazy Cool Ceramics

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We’ll make pinch-pot monsters, create sculptures, funky clay beaded jewelry and unique ceramic tiles for a collaborative mosaic. By sculpting, the use of color and collaboration, students will create beautiful and personal works of art.

DIY Movie Making

Adrian Pijoan

In this class we will explore all the basics of filmmaking – script writing, prop building, filming, and editing. Using these skills we will then form our own film crew and collaborate on a short film using readily accessible equipment and materials. Action!

Draw, Paint, Create!

Michael Certo

The students will practice drawing from the three-dimensional model, mark-making, shading, and expression. The class will learn basic techniques using a variety of media for beginning drawing and painting.

Elements of Expression

Michael Certo

The formal elements of composition, line, color, tone and surface texture will be honed. Using our painting tools, we will gain control of skills of expression.

Encaustic Monoprints

Jonathan Parks

In this class we will be printing & painting with wax. By exploring the basics of encaustic (pigmented beeswax) we will learn about its origins through making monoprints. We will be using a heated palette, molten wax, different papers, crayons, pigments, and beeswax to create fascinating works of art.

Ensemble Theatre

Blackout Theatre

Students build their own characters as they collaborate to create their own play. We begin with theatre exercises and games, brainstorm genres and plot ideas, and then create a play specifically for the students around the idea they have chosen together.

Fantastic Found Art (Jewelry)

Harley KIrschner

Using found objects students will create one of a kind wearable including peppermint tin lockets and bottle-cap brooches. This class will focus on inventing, inviting students to focus on the possibilities of the discarded object, giving them options as they beautifully personalize otherwise discarded materials.

Felted Fantasy Fauna

Marlena Livingston

In this class we will learn how to sculpt with wool as we create a fantastical three-dimensional creature using needle-felting techniques. We will practice drawing skills as we design our sculptures on paper, and will touch on color theory as we blend the wool to create our creatures’s custom look!

Fiber Arts

Rebecca Kram

In this class, students will begin learning basic weaving techniques including Japanese Kumihimo weaving, mixed media tapestries, and round weaving. They will develop and complete 4-6 projects over the course of the session.

Field Guides

Hollis Moore

Students will learn how to illustrate and carve linoleum and woodblock prints of their natural surrounding in order to make a field guide of Albuquerque. The prints will be printed and bound into a softcover book. Field guides can describe how to meander through student’s favorite places in Albuquerque.

Fun Functional Ceramics

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We will focus on making functional pieces by hand building plates, making musical rattles and even making teapots! Students will create beautiful and personal works of art by having fun with clay!

Habitat Building

Michael Certo

We will build some experimental habitats out of a large variety of recycled materials. Beauty and purpose will be combined when we consider the function of these whimsical environments.

Improv

Blackout Theatre

Students will learn basics of improv in preparation of a final performance- completely made up on the spot, never to be seen again! Through a variety of games, we will build skills in story telling, teamwork, performance and “yes and”-ing!

Master Form & Sculpture

Michael Certo

The class will focus on exploring multiple methods of sculptural expression and constructing 3-D pieces on a small scale. We will explore how structure can triumph over gravity in many forms.

Master of Puppets

Lila Martinez

In this class, students will design and build hand puppets using DIY techniques. Using their puppets and their imaginations, we will create a performance on the last day of class.

Mobile-Making

Hollis Moore

Cut, bend, fold, paint, collage, glue and attach paper pieces to create sculptures. This class will involve many methods including: cardboard construction, papier mache, painting, scoring and cutting. Find new ways to transform your 2D thing into a 3D thing!

Non-Objective Painting

Michael Certo

We will explore the language non-objective drawing and painting. Using mixed media painting and drawing tools and techniques the students will refine their expression in the realm of abstraction.

Our Clay Characters

Jordyn Bernicke

In this class, we will explore and practice a variety of ceramic making techniques! We’ll focus on identity and characters that represent ourselves. We will paint self-portraits on handmade tiles, sculpt characters and make masks! Campers will create beautiful and personal works of art by having fun with clay!

Paper Sculptures, Paper Cut-Outs

CB Bryan

Get to know your backyard by collecting found objects to make into a beautiful mobile. Students will go on walks to collect sticks, dried flowers, leave to incorporate with dried citrus, beads, paper, and paint. Together we will create a mural-sized “sun print” by exposing the mobiles with cyanotype.

 

Painting Nature

Rebecca Kram

In this class, students will learn basic color theory and a variety of painting techniques, all with a focus on painting the natural world.

Papermaking

Hollis Moore

Students will use as assortment of upcycled materials and plants fibers to make their own paper! Materials include recycled paper of any kind, plant fibers, and flower petals. Students will learn how to sprinkle seeds into paper paper to create works of art that can be planted in the garden.

Photography

Nick Guzzardi

In this intro to photography class we will experiment how to make photograms and personal pinhole cameras. We will explore and find different materials to create a landscape scenery photogram. We will use a household item (pringles, oatmeal can etc.) to craft our very own pinhole camera.

Playful Paper Clothing

Harley Kirschner

TBD

Pop-Up Books

Lila Martinez

In this class, students will create their very own avatar and build a series of pop-up books to tell the origin story, the adventures, and the overcoming obstacles their avatar must face.

Rockin’ Murals

Shawn Turung

Students will begin from collaborative original concept to layout and design and full production of their mural. This class embraces crazy, fun and outstanding on a daily basis.

Scrappy Selfies!

Marlena Livingston

In this class we will learn and practice drawing skills as we create an expressive self-portrait. Using collage and painting techniques we will add details, value, texture, and expression to our portraits. Both photographs and mirrors will be used as reference points to create our incredible works of art!

Show & Tell Letterpress

Jonathan Parks

Create a story, have fun with the power of words! Ever play Round Robin? We will use a hand style press to print a variety items that can be creatively drawn to the unique individual to create a wacky story.

Special Effx Make-Up

Lila Martinez

In this class, students will create a makeup pallet using DIY techniques. Students will practice using their pallets in various ways including becoming a zombie and transforming into their favorite animal.

Storybook Theatre

Blackout Theatre

Students will dramatize well-known children’s stories while developing self-confidence and acting skills. We begin with fairy & folk tales and then work towards a more recent stories.

Surface Textile Design

Hollis Moore

Students will learn how to create graphic images to print onto hand-dyed textiles. They will dye textiles with natural dyes such as indigo, carrot, avocado, and chamisa. The textiles will become a canvas for surface design. By learning the basics of printmaking students will practice printing evocative patterns onto textiles.

Trashion Fashion

Lila Martinez

In this class, students tap into their creativity while reinforcing the concepts of conservation and recycling. Students will be working with recycled materials to build a dress form, a garment and model it in a “fashion show” for family and friends.

Unleashing The Imagination

Michael Certo

Introduction to drawing techniques aimed at unleashing the imagination. The class will focus on mark-making, expression, and using a variety of drawing media.

Watercolors

Rebecca Kram

In this class, students will learn a variety of watercolor techniques, including wet-on wet, dry-brush, wax resist, layering, and salt textures. My goal is to remove the stress that is often associated with watercolors and to give students the tools to succeed and feel good about their work.

Zany Zine-Making!

Harley Kirschner

In this class students will get to create, copy, publish and circulate their own maga(zines)! Using a primarily black, white and grey color scheme will allow students to focus on the form, line and function of their images and writing as highlight any additional color accents.