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 July Classes  

July 25-29

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Cat Tales & Kitten Kapers

(ages 5-9)

Lahri Bond 

We’re not kitten, when we say this class will have you feline good. Students will draw, paint, make masks and three-dimensional cats in paper maché, while hearing remarkable tales of human-kind’s other “best friend.” Come be whiskered away as we hear paw-sitive stories, meow-velous myths, and hiss-terical folk tales of ferocious felines, cantankerous kitties, and terrific tabbies, while creating fabulous furry creations. An equal share of the day will be spent playing noncompetitive games and exploring the beautiful woods of the Hampshire College campus. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack. A won-fur-full good time is guaranteed fur all.

Mon.-Fri., July 25-29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CLASS FULL- Please email to be added to the waiting list

Class is Full

July 11-15

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July 11-15

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A Faeries Garden

(ages 5-9)                                                                     

Deborah Bazer

Join us for a week of painting, drawing, sewing, and sculpting all things faerie! We will create our own portable faerie gardens using real clay, bark, stones, seeds, and plants. Then, we will draw and paint faerie images of our own, and design ourselves a pair of fabric faerie wings and flower crowns. We’ll also explore the work of such artists as Brian and Wendy Froud, Arthur Rackham, and Alan Lee, who love to draw and sculpt faeries. While we work, we’ll hear and tell stories of those gentle and magical creatures of the good green woods. At snack and lunch times, it’s off to the woods and fields, for imaginative play, faerie house building and non-competitive games. If we look carefully, perhaps we’ll even see some tiny visitors. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack. 
Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CLASS FULL- Please email to be added to the waiting list

Around the World in 5 Days

(ages 7-10)

Lahri Bond

Come journey around this wonderful, colorful world of ours, while we learn about a variety of traditions and the art associated with them. Over the course of the week, we will make Mexican pinatas, Chinese lanterns, African masks, Japanese brush paintings, Australian-Style Rhythm Sticks, Moroccan Khamsa Handprints and Egyptian Sistrum shakers, all while hearing music and stories from each culture. Classes are held outside under the shaded solar canopy at the Arts Barn, while an equal share of the day will be spent playing noncompetitive games, making music and exploring the beautiful woods of the Hampshire College campus. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.

Mon.-Fri., July 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CLASS FULL- Please email to be added to the waiting list

Class is Full

July 18-22

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Muddy Days: Clay Session I   

(ages 7-10)

Deborah Bazer

With delightfully muddy hands, we will create a wide array of art using clay, that gorgeous squishy stuff that comes from the ground! You can push it, pull it, poke it into just about anything you can imagine. Come learn about where clay comes from, and how to make amazing art with it. We'll use coil, pinch and slab techniques, and then finish it with colorful slip (liquid colored clay) and glaze. We’ll also have plenty of time outside for playing games, exploring other malleable materials, as well as hearing and telling stories of magical and muddy places. All artwork from this session will be fired and ready for pick up a few weeks after class. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.

Mon.-Fri., July 18-22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CLASS FULL- Please email to be added to the waiting list

Class is Full

July 18-22

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For Ages

10-14

Magical Tabletop Game Creation

(ages 10-14)

Lahri Bond 

Tabletop gaming is a great way to enable kids to use their natural sense of wonder to learn how to work co-operatively and solve problems. This introduction to Role Playing Games (RPGs), begins with kids creating their own characters such as wizards, elves, knights, dragons and enchanters. Each child will make their own unique tabletop biomes, terrain, and magical creatures from recycled supplies, paint, glue, and natural materials found in our immediate surroundings. We will build our collective worlds both in the classroom, and outside among the trees. The class will create imaginative terrains from ordinary materials, while supporting and fostering cooperation, mutual creation, decision making, and creative problem solving. An equal share of the day will be spent playing noncompetitive games and exploring the beautiful woods of the Hampshire College campus. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.

Mon.-Fri., July 18-22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CLASS FULL- Please email to be added to the waiting list

Class is Full

July 25-29

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Toys By You   

(ages 6-10)

Deborah Bazer 

Once upon a time, toys were not manufactured from plastic, they were made of everyday materials that children could construct themselves. Using natural and recycled materials, students will learn how to create fanciful marble mazes, puppets, dolls, rolling toys that can be raced, spinning toys and board games, as well as fantastic flying and floating toys. Come learn how milkweed pods, seashells, cardboard, fabric, needle and thread can make the most extraordinary toys that can’t be found at the mall. Better still, these will be toys that you made yourself!

Mon.-Fri., July 25-29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CLASS FULL- Please email to be added to the waiting list

Class is Full

Class is Full

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