Zipi Green                                                               zipigreen.com

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Zipi, the creator of Zipi's Art Studio is a contemporary sculptor and digital artist with a great passion for teaching and experiencing art with children.

In Zipi's Getting Inspired class students get inspired from an array of inspirational sources and experience with different mediums, materials and techniques with great focus on recyclables and found materials. In Zipi's class, students learn the story of a chosen artist, exploring the history of how they became the artist that they are. Learning their mediums, methods, their techniques and explore the movement they are recognized with. Often, inspiration is drawn from other subjects as Myth and Legends, building and structures or other inspirational sources. With this inspiration, the students work on a class project while exploring new materials, techniques and mediums.  

In Zipi's Portfolio Making workshop, students will edit, retouch and bring their work to a presentation platform. Students will be advised and guided with choosing what work to include in their portfolio and will practice with photography, setting, editing and printing. Students are encouraged to bring their own artwork, either created in-studio or out of the studio. The class is open to all who wish to cherish their creativity for years to come along with those who wish to build a portfolio to best present their work at their middle school audition.

Cathy Maguire

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Cathy is a textile designer who geeks out over wovens, knits, prints, embroideries, and any fabric or clothing made by hand.

In Cathy’s Fashion and Fiber Art class students will develop the building blocks to create their own fabric designs to make clothes, accessories and fiber art pieces. Students will be introduced to new tools and techniques and will develop an appreciation and a passion for all things tactile.

Sara Galkin                                                                gUrsLa.com

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Sara is an abstract painter who believes in a guttural desire to create. She creates dream-logic narratives and believes each moment has a story that is yours to make. Sara is passionate about inspiring and empowering others to see with their own eyes and feel what is authentic to them.

In Sara's Beautiful Mistakes class students are encouraged to stay connected to themselves throughout their personal creative process. Student practice with embracing the unexpected and flowing with the process while not knowing what is going to happen next. In Sara’s class students will work with found materials and will be encouraged and supported to make mistakes and think about the total process rather than the end results.  Sara believes that frustration is an important part of the creative process and being a human being is all about making "beautiful mistakes". Often our best work comes from our beautiful mistakes that lead to our best discoveries.

In Sara’s Getting Inspired class students get inspired from an array of inspirational sources and experience with different mediums, materials and techniques with great focus on recyclables and found materials. In Sara’s class, students learn the story of a chosen artist, exploring the history of how they became the artist that they are. Learning their mediums, methods, their techniques and explore the movement they are recognized with. Often, inspiration is drawn from other subjects as Myth and Legends, building and structures or other inspirational sources. With this inspiration, the students work on a class project while exploring new materials, techniques and mediums.  

Einat Nemzoff                                                    matterofclay.com

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Einat is a ceramic artist and teacher who currently works in her Brooklyn studio. Einat studied design in Bezalel Academy of art in Jerusalem and worked as a set designer for television shows and theater for ten years. Einat’s expanded practice in many forms of art as; papier mache’, plaster, woodwork and clay has a major role in her professional work. Einat is a mother to a 9 and 10 year old girls with great passion for creating with children. 

In Einat's Getting Inspired class students get inspired from an array of inspirational sources and experience with different mediums, materials and techniques with great focus on recyclables and found materials. In Einat's class, students learn the story of a chosen artist, exploring the history of how they became the artist that they are. Learning their mediums, methods, their techniques and explore the movement they are recognized with. Often, inspiration is drawn from other subjects as Myth and Legends, building and structures or other inspirational sources. With this inspiration, the students work on a class project while exploring new materials, techniques and mediums.  

Hannah Salyer                                                  hannahsalyer.com

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Hannah is an illustrator and storyteller living in Brooklyn, with a special interest in the animal kingdom (and where humans fit into it), and what narratives emerge from unique times, places and perspectives. She values both the silly and significant moments that can be found in the day-to-day. Hannah believes in the power of stories, and along with working on her books, she wants to help others find their voice to tell their own. 

In Hannah’s Storytelling & Illustration class, students will learn how to translate narratives into illustrative form. They will learn how to pinpoint the elements of storytelling and the importance of visual cues to convey ideas through imagery. The class will touch on technical elements of traditional illustration, as well as focus on the conceptual framework for creating narrative-based artwork. Students will be guided through experiments in different types of 2D mediums like acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and collage, and how to apply these mediums to tell a visual story. The class will also incorporate some basics of zine and bookmaking.

Eyal Engel

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Eyal is a software developer with a B.Sc. in computer science and a former professional basketball player in Israel. Eyal has a great passion for educating and empowering young children and is super excited about cultivating the next generation of coders.

In Eyal’s Game Coding class, students will get an exposure to the building blocks of coding by using Scratch - a visual programming language developed by MIT’s Media Lab. Using Scratch’s simple block-like, drag-and-drop interface, students will learn basic coding concepts such as loops and conditional statements, as well as math topics such as arithmetic, angles, and the XY-plane.

The class is designed to help children learn to utilize their imaginations, practice common sense, and, most importantly, to interact with computers. Throughout the semester, students will create various projects including single and multi-player games which they will be able to share and discuss with their friends and families. 

In addition to developing their analytical skills, students will also express their creativity by designing their own game backgrounds and sprites. After all, the class does take place at an art studio :)

* A MacBook will be provided to each student at the studio.