Mark Arts

Summer 2018 Teen and Tween Classes

Summer member enrollment begins Monday, May 21 and non-member enrollment begins Friday, May 25.

YouTube for Beginners Workshop

Ages 13 + | June 20 – 22, 1 – 4 p.m. | Instructor: Darren Couch | $85 / Members $76.50.

Explore the art of digital film-making by shooting and editing your own unique video. During this workshop students will learn how to film, edit and optimize their YouTube content. Topics include learning how to set up a new YouTube channel from scratch, choose the right channel name, create YouTube channel art and profile picture, optimize the channel and every video in the correct way, choose the best keywords, titles and tags, easily film, edit and upload videos, choose a camera & microphone that is right for you, light a video properly and create professional videos, present videos, know how to keep people watching your videos, create content for videos easily, create thumbnails that people will click on, put music in a video and use the YouTube editor and Adobe Premiere Pro to edit the videos.

Invitation Design Workshop

Invitation Design Workshop

Ages 13+ | June 23, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Instructor: Tasha Wentling | $55 / Members $49.50.

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to design the perfect invitations for any occasion or event. We will use Adobe Illustrator to build print-ready designs sure to stand out from boring templates! Please bring a  sketch of what you would like your invitation to say and ideas of other invitations that have inspired you.


Logo Workshop

Ages 13+ | June 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  | Instructor: Tasha Wentling | $45 / Members $40.50.

Design your own personal logo and learn how to build it digitally in Adobe Illustrator in this introductory workshop. Please bring a sketch of what you would like your logo to say or show and ideas of other logos that have inspired you.


Printing Human Hand with 3D Printer

3-D Clay, Modeling and Printing Workshop

Ages 11 + | June 25 – 28, 1 – 4 p.m. with optional off-site meet-up at GoCreate | Instructor: Darren Couch and Staff | $120 / Members $108.

This workshop will start out with covering the basics of 3-D printing, giving you the information you need to get started in this exciting new technology—no personal printer required. We will cover information on the tools, software, and services that make up the 3-D printing ecosystem and use an easy-to-learn application to customize a 3-D printed product. Then students will head over to the ceramics and sculpture studios to learn about modeling in clay and cover the basics of one of the original 3-D mediums.

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Teen Clay Handbuilding

Ages 13 – 18 | 1 – 4 p.m. June 26, July 10, 17, 24, 3 | Instructor: Ryan Swayne | $120 / Members $108.

Using techniques in coiling, slab rolling, pinching, shaping and texture, students will create clay pieces from their imagination.

Adobe Character Animator Workshop

Ages 11 + | June 27 – 29, 1 – 4 p.m. | Instructor: Darren Couch | $85 / Members $76.50.

Create and Bring your own Characters to Life! This workshop provides an introduction to computer animation using Adobe’s powerful Character Animator software and Photoshop.  Participants learn to create their own custom characters, rig and animate them to create amazing stories.  Then you can use your skills to create explainer video animations, short films and cartoons, commercials, creative live interactive characters, motion comics, realistic 2D character animations for social media.

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Teen Friday Fun

Ages 12 -17 | 1 – 4 p.m. June 29, July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson | $130 / Members $117.

Dabble with us based on student interest. Possible projects include abstract pour paintings, pizza making, tote bag painting, T-shirt designing, canvas shoe decorating, macaroni and cheese making, paper mache sculptures, suminagashi printing and letter writing or paper chain wall hangings.

Tshirt Design Workshop

T-Shirt/Sticker Design Workshop

Ages 13+ | July 13, 20, 27, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Instructor: Tasha Wentling | $85 / Members $76.50.

Learn the fundamentals of vector building and digitizing illustrations in Adobe Illustrator and create print-ready designs for t-shirts or stickers.

Photoshop Workshop

Intro to Photoshop Workshop

Ages 13+ | July 13, 20, 27, 5 – 8 p.m. | Instructor: Tasha Wentling | $85 / Members $76.50.

Learn the basics of photo editing in Adobe Photoshop to make creative composite images in this workshop for beginners.

Intro to Graphic Design - Tasha Jo Wentling

Introduction to Graphic Design: Illustrator & Photoshop (10-weeks)

Ages 13+ | Saturdays listed here, 3 – 5 p.m. This class runs July 14 – Sept. 22 with no class on Aug. 4 | Instructor: Tasha Wentling | $145.

This introductory design course will cover how to build simple vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator and explore basic photo editing and manipulation in Adobe Photoshop. Utilizing the elements of design, students will create a themed booklet that showcases the skills learned throughout this course.


Introduction to Digital Painting with Tablets: 10-weeks

mixed media pastel and watercolor

Multimedia Wednesdays for Teens