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For Ages 2 to 6. Drummer Kofi Dennis brings the vibrant life of a West African village to the Discovery Theater stage through music, storytelling, and dance.
It takes a village! In this class, students construct their own tiny houses, which they personalize working in paper-mache, acrylics, and mixed media.
The Rhône Valley is home to some of the world's most iconic appellations such as Hermitage and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. As sommelier Erik Segelbaum leads tastings of multiple expressions from across the region, learn why wines from this beautiful area of France are food-friendly favorites of sommeliers the world over. The immersive program includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience.
Throughout its millennial history, Sicily’s complex culture, language, art and architecture, customs, and masterful cuisine have been shaped by a myriad of settlers and colonizers. In a richly illustrated day-long seminar, art historian Nigel McGilchrist, reconstructs and analyzes the intricate web that unites these disparate influences, which make Sicily for many the most seductive and fascinating destination in Europe. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Learn to make three types of crepe paper filler greenery, running the gamut from single stems to complex branches. During class, produce at least 6 of each stem: lavender, eucalyptus, and pine.
Students are introduced to the world of the photo surrealists and explore how they pushed the boundaries of photographic imagery in the 1920s to 1940s. Create a surrealist collage as part of the experience. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Try your hand at a mixed-media approach to the popular subject of landscapes. Experiment with layering pre-printed and handmade papers, fabric, and textured materials to create vibrant compositions featuring natural and built environments.
Students get inspiration from images of both historic quilts and current improv quilts. They then practice the technical sewing skills needed and discuss design and color choices.
Students discover the history, origins, and special characteristics of the Textura style of Blackletter calligraphy, one of the major typefaces in the history of Western typography. Learn the use of proper proportions and construction of minuscule and majuscule letters, numbers, and punctuation marks.