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Acrylic Painting Steve Haraden
Whether you are the person who can draw a perfect princess or dragon, or are someone who can’t draw a straight line, this lively class will show you how to use the colors and techniques you want for maximum effect.

Ceramics: Finish Your Plate! Cassy Crafton 
You are in for a delicious experience. Create your own place setting using pinch, coil and slab hand building techniques. This includes plate, cup and silverware. Then sculpt the food for your plate. What’s your favorite food? Steak? Shrimp? Chicken? Don’t forget sides and dessert. By the end of the class you’ll go home with a hand crafted ceramic meal that will never go bad.

Drawing with Louis Habeck Louis Habeck
Gain experience in the introduction to drawing class using a variety of material including pencil, charcoal, and pen. You will also lean techniques to assist with rendering images from life more accurately in two dimensions with all emphasis on line, shape, value, and texture. Louis taught Animal Portraits during Summer Art Academy 2019 

Mixed Media Marilu Metherell

Are you ready to explore something totally new? Mixed Media involves combining creative mediums to create works that break the boundaries between different art forms. You will explore Image Transfer techniques on paper, canvas and wood. You will also create beautiful one of a kind sketchbooks. This is also your chance to explore the wax art of encaustic. Bring your apron.

Origami Keely Perkins

Learn a wide variety of traditional Origami, the Japanese Art of Paper Folding. Discuss the history of the art, and learn about its modern applications in medicine and space. At the end of the week you will have folded a minimum of 14 forms, everything from the penguin to the crane!

Poetry Lisa Borgstrom

Words, Walkabout, & Watercolors. Experience the whimsical wonder of our surroundings and express their voices using words and watercolors. Interact with nature, objects and poetry texts then create your own inspired writing based on the sounds and sights on our walkabout. Confidently embrace poetry and creative writing as an exciting means to share your ideas.

Printmaking Tori Wardrip

In this Printmaking class, you will explore several processes including monoprint, collagraph, and linoleum cut color reduction prints. Design and create your own editions of prints to take home at the end of the week.

Songwriting  Shane de Leon

Do you like to make music? Write your own lyrics? Do you record sounds and wonder how you can share your sonic creations with the world? Come create a piece of recorded music or sound collage. Create the artwork for a physical and digital release, and learn tips on how to share them with an audience around the world.

Stop Motion Animation Laura Walker

Use the two dimensional technique called Cut out Animation to create films. We will explore the film prompt, “Meeting and Alien for the First Time” and discuss possibilities for story lines. You will collaborate with other and use a variety of materials to create different characters and scenes. By using technology and different techniques, you will have produced you own stop motion animation film by the end of the week.

Theatrical Makeup & Special Effects Jayme Green
Let your imagination take over while you explore the incredibly amazing world of theatrical makeup and special effects! Your own individual human form will be the canvas as we tackle everything from basic makeup application to aging to fantasy to bruises and goo! Explore the fundamentals of makeup, color, makeup hygiene, bone structure, and SO MUCH MORE! Great ready to learn the art of theatrical makeup plus the important lessons of collaboration, imagination, inclusion and celebrating life that theatre teaches us.

Watercolor Mana Lesman

Whether you are new to watercolor painting or just beginning, learn structured, focused techniques to handle the brush, mix colors and paint. Use your new skills to complete several watercolor paintings, culminating in a piece of your own choice inspired by a wide variety of subject matter images.

Yoga YungBen Yelvington
Get outside, design your own yoga mat, and get strong with yoga. In this playful and artful class you will discover your body and mind in new ways. YungBen will help you create a place to pause and examine your world and yourself when you have a challenge to overcome. YungBen is a skilled yoga instructor, aerialist, acrobat, martial artist, and barefoot runner. Yoga mat, block and strap are provided for you to keep. Class is outdoors, weather permitting.