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In this class, students will be introduced to basic web design principles with the objective of building a well-performing site using online tools and resources. Topics of this class will include the basics of information architecture; graphic design and typographical principles for the web; image preparation; Content Management System (CMS) use and customization (i.e. Squarespace); user-experience design and accessibility; usability testing; search engine optimization; and professional/personal networking and promotion.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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While it may sound like a complicated process left to big factory operations, papermaking is something at which even those without studio experience can excel. This class is a start-to-finish primer on the beautiful art of Japanese papermaking known as Wa-Shi. The class will cover fiber preparation (cooking, cleaning, and hand beating); sheet formation; pressing; drying; and even surface decoration. The finished pieces will range from strong and nearly translucent to more decorative pieces that incorporate layers and inclusions.

Saturday
Feb 20 - Mar 12
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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A line is a dot that went on a walk… but in this drawing inspired camp, we’ll take our dot out to run a marathon! We’ll look at straight, curvy, zigzagged, and wiggly lines, and at how we can create realistic and abstract artworks using this very important element of art. We’ll experiment using a variety of art materials, like graphite, pens, and paint while drawing creative and imaginative lines. We’ll take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see how other artists use line in their artwork.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 5 - Jul 8
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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A line is a dot that went on a walk… but in this drawing inspired camp, we’ll take our dot out to run a marathon! We’ll look at straight, curvy, zigzagged, and wiggly lines, and at how we can create realistic and abstract artworks using this very important element of art. We’ll experiment using a variety of art materials, like graphite, pens, and paint while drawing creative and imaginative lines. We’ll take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see how other artists use line in their artwork.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 5 - Jul 8
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
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Do you love to paint? Do you like to experiment with colors and textures? Join us for a thrilling and exciting week of exploring paint and painting processes! We'll go beyond the brush to pour, glaze, layer, squeegee, sponge, scrape, scumble, dot, and stamp our paints onto paper! We'll make luminous, colorful paintings full of interesting layers, visual rhythms, and textures, letting our processes guide us. We'll even try painting using bubbles and paint and will make our own cool window clings using glue and food coloring.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 11 - Jul 15
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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There’s no disguising it; this mask making class rules! We will explore the history of mask making from many different cultures; then we will make our own mixed media masks. The week will include a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to look at and discuss masks of African and Native American cultures. We will use papier mâché to create a form for our marks. Next, we will use paper, yarn, fabric, feathers, buttons, beads, and other materials to embellish it and create textures and details.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 11 - Jul 15
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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There’s no disguising it; this mask making class rules! We will explore the history of mask making from many different cultures; then we will make our own mixed media masks. The week will include a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to look at and discuss masks of African and Native American cultures. We will use papier mâché to create a form for our marks. Next, we will use paper, yarn, fabric, feathers, buttons, beads, and other materials to embellish it and create textures and details.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 11 - Jul 15
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
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Making monotypes is work that's so engaging it feels like play. In this class students learn how to combine printmaking processes with the spontaneity of collage, painting and drawing to create surprisingly vivid and inventive imagery. Participants create images on plexiglass using ink, stencils, found objects and whatever comes to hand and mind. Using the printing presses the students transfer their images onto paper, modify the original images and print them again. The prints are one-of-a-kind but the process builds on itself and reveals more and more possibilities.

Saturday
Mar 26 - Apr 2
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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If you love printmaking, you'll love this class. It offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker, while using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Select demonstrations will be offered along with individual tutorials, as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogue, large and small group critiques, and studio time. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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We just love our pets don't we? Dog or cat; lizard or budgie; finned, furred, or feathered! Let's celebrate these warm, important relationships by making a big colorful portrait of the two of you together! In this fun and furry week, the basics of drawing and painting and especially portraiture--will be taught (or expanded upon), including composition, drawing skills relating to humans and animals, color relationships, color mixing, paint handling, and creating textures such as fur, hair, and scales.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 13 - Jun 17
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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