Teen and Adult Sessions

IMG 8965The Amazeum is now offering sessions for adults and teens!

Hands-on, interactive and collaborative, skill-based sessions are designed to build confidence in expressing personal creativity.

Participants have the opportunity to expand their creative skills - or learn new skills altogether - through direct interactions with professional makers, artists, craftspeople and the Amazeum team.

Sessions for Spring and Summer 2021

IMG 2035Sessions for teens and adults in the Amazeum Workshop leverage community creativity to create opportunities for building new skills and exploring your personal creativity. 

IMG 2019In spring and summer 2021, the Amazeum offers sessions co-led by Amazeum team and our newest cohort of Maker/Artist Residents. The Amazeum is partnering with three professional artists and makers to bring you sessions in mold-making, block-printing, and screen printing.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Wingate Foundation, sessions feature Makers inWingate Logo color Residence as expert mentors to facilitate exploring the tools, materials, and techniques of creativity.

Wait, are you an educator? We've got special sessions (and a whole lot of other opportunities) for you here

Session 1: Mold Making with Chase Young

People have been creating and replicating tangible, three dimensional objects centuries before the development of 3D printing technology by casting their idea through a process of mold-making and casting. cuttlefishcasting 650x365

Discover an ancient process of mold-making and casting with Maker in Residence Chase Young who will introduce participants to Cuttlebone Casting. This process involves carving the soft calcium carbonate skeleton of a cuttlefish into a mold and pouring molten pewter into the cavity to cast the image resulting in a three dimensional sculpture. Young closes the circle by sharing knowledge of the terminology, principles, techniques of various methods of mold-making and casting including incorporating 3D printed objects impressed into the cuttlebone to make a mold. 

Materials for this hands-on session are included along with additional materials to continue exploring the process at home.

Advance registration required. Professional development credit available for educators. 

Sessions held in the Workshop at the Amazeum.

Register for sessions with Chase Young

Sessions held in the Workshop at the Amazeum.

Capacity limited to 10 people. Sessions at the Amazeum are accessible to all.

Wednesday, March 17

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 13 - 17

$10 Amazeum Members

$15 non-members 

Register

Thursday, March 18

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 18 +

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members 

Register

Saturday, March 20 sold out

time: 9 - 11am

ages: 13 to adult

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members 

Register

Wednesday, March 24

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 13 - 17

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members

Register

Thursday, March 25

time: 6 - 8 pm

ages: 18 +

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members

Register

Saturday, March 27

time: 9 - 11am

ages: 13 - adult

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members

Register

Session 2: Block Printing with Acadia Kandora

Long before laser printers, copy machines or the mimeograph (ooh, that smell) made the reproduction of images and text simple and efficient, block printing revolutionized the reproduction of art and dissemination of information.woodblock printing

For centuries, carving images in wood blocks, inking, and transferring the image to paper, cloth or another material served as the only way cultures around the world created and copied creative work. This time-honored process of hand-making printing plates continues today.

Maker in Residence Acadia Kandora and the Amazeum team lead sessions in printmaking during May. Using traditional relief print tools and techniques combined with laser cutters and graphics software applications, participants in this session create their own unique printed trading cards.

Materials for this hands-on session are included along with additional materials to continue exploring the process at home.

Advance registration required. Professional development credit available for educators. 

Sessions held in the Workshop at the Amazeum.

Wednesday, May 12

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 13 to 17

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members 

Thursday, May 13

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 18+

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members 

Saturday, May 15

time: 9 - 11am

ages: 13 to adult

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members 

Wednesday, May 19

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 13 to 17

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members 

Thursday, May 20

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 18 +

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members 

Saturday, May 22

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 13 to adult

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members 

Session 3: Screen Printing with Maxi Dominguez

Screen printing dates back to ancient China as method of transferring designs to fabric. The process gained popularity in the 17th century when French artisans stretched silk over wooden frames and used stiff brushes to push ink through the material and stencils. Modern screen printing techniques developed in theMREZ_screenprint 1900's after the invention of a highly technical device - the squeegee. In the 1930's artists named the process serigraphy and used the technique to transfer ink to paper. By the 1960's, screen printing or "silk screening" was embraced by artists Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and others. 

Maker in Residence Maxi Dominguez, founder of La Rosa Collective, and the Amazeum team engage your inner artist in this hands-on session. Let your creativity flow as you learn the tools and techniques of screen printing and create a work of art. 

Materials for this hands-on session are included along with additional materials to continue exploring the process at home.

Advance registration required. Professional development credit available for educators. 

Sessions held in the Workshop at the Amazeum.

 

Wednesday, June 16

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 13 - 17

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members

 

Thursday, June 17

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 18+

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members

 

Saturday, June 19

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 13 to adult

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members

 

Wednesday, June 23

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 13 - 17

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members

 

Thursday, June 24 

time: 6 - 8pm

ages: 18+

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members

 

Saturday, June 26

time: 9 - 11am

ages: 13 to adult

$10 Amazeum members

$15 non-members