Summer Art Colony: August 3-7

103 Charlton Video Game Design Brainstorming different ideas for characters, props, sets and stories for their video game creations, this week’s Video Game Design class transformed Art Lab 2 into an interactive arcade! Working together, they expanded on their favorite video games and stories of other games to make their own original games. The animators learned many

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Summer Art Colony: August 10-14

103 Charlton Graphic Novel Inspired by the New Yorker cartoons, Bill Waterson’s Calvin and Hobbs, Scott McLaud’s understudy comics, and Marvel Comics, this week’s Graphic Novel class created their own amazing comics! They were introduced to various techniques to help them brainstorm and clarify their ideas. They storyboarded their ideas, considered page layouts while organizing

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NEW! Monday Weaving Workshop with Rachel

Join CMA Teaching Artist, Rachel, on Mondays in August from 12:00 – 4:45 PM to learn weaving techniques (ages 5+)! Weaving is one of the oldest known methods of crafting, tracing back to around 12,000 years ago. It is one of the primary methods of textile creation, crossing vertical threads and horizontal threads to create cloth. Did you

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Summer Art Colony: July 27-31

103 Charlton Food Films Working with watercolors, clay, stop motion animation and sound recording, young animators created delicious films featuring FOOD! Fruits, vegetables, snacks, entrees, and drinks made their debut, as animators created their script, characters and sets surrounding their favorite foods! Looking at artists like PES and Guiseppe Arcimboldo for inspiration, the Food Films class learned many ways to use animation effects in

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Summer Art Colony: July 20-24

103 Charlton Paint My Picture Young artists at CMA were excited to create their very own self-portraits this week! The Paint My Picture class learned new drawing and painting techniques to complete their final projects. Learning to make observational drawings, blind contour drawings, printmaking, proportions, and color theory, they worked individually to practice and master

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Summer Art Colony: July 13-17

103 Charlton Graphic Novel: This week, CMA was full of budding graphic novelist. The class started the week looking at how to plan storyboards and layouts, then they learned about character design in order to begin work on their very own their graphic novels. The young artists were excited to look and understand how some of their favorite comics

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Summer Art Colony: July 6-10, 2015

103 Charlton Ceramics This week at CMA, young artists explored the world of pottery! The Ceramics class built beautiful pieces using a wide variety of techniques they learned throughout the week. At the beginning of the week, students started with simple hand building techniques, like pinching, coils, slabs and plaster strips. Plaster, air-dry clay, polymer

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Summer Art Colony: June 22-26, 2015

103 Charlton Fairy Tale Films This week at CMA, tales of imagination and fantasy reigned in Art Lab 2! The young artists learned how to bring their characters to life using armature and techniques for set design. Using wire, tape, paint, paper and pencils they made 3D characters and cutouts to complete their characters. Their

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Summer Art Colony: June 15-19, 2015

103 Charlton Intro to Stop Motion This week at CMA, the Intro to Stop Motion class started the week by learning about 2D animation and synchronizing their visuals to a soundtrack! Using their new media skills, the animators then worked with clay to create their 3D characters and produce their very first short film! Inspired by

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