Track L-2 Descriptions

The History of Numbers

While taken for granted, our current number system has only really been around in the form it’s in for the last few hundred years, but numbers have existed for almost 20,000 years. What did humans use beforehand? What are the features of their number systems? And what can we learn from these other number systems? Would society be the same if didn’t have a number system? We’ll explore some of history’s oldest – and newest – numbers.

Monday: Different Bases (binary, hexadecimal, base-20, base-60, etc)
Tuesday: Babylonian Cuneiform & Tallies
Wednesday: Roman Numerals
Thursday: Kaktovik Numbers
Friday: Conversion Challenges!

Decorating Sugar Cookies 101*

In this class students will learn how to decorate sugar cookies using royal icing. A variety of techniques will be introduced, such as flooding, outlining, wet on wet, etc. Students will come away with new knowledge and 8 decorated sugar cookies.

Day 1: Introduction. Bag technique, practice.
Day 2-5: Theory into practice.

The Art of Color: Understanding the Color Wheel 

Have you ever wondered why some colors on the color wheel look good next to another, but ugly when paired with others? Or why mixing together red and blue make purple? Well in this class students will do a deep dive into Color Theory, learning about the basics, like primary and secondary colors from the color wheel, and building from there into more complicated topics, like Analogous, Complementary, and Intermediate Color Theory!  We will learn about these topics, and more, by seeing multiple different examples, discussing its history, and finally learning about their applications in the art world. Students will not only learn about these topics in a hands on setting, but they will also apply them to creating unique and exciting art pieces, delving not only into our topic but other art medias too. This class will push the students understanding of colors application and use in the art world, giving them a better understanding of the topic and letting them take this knowledge in to not only their own art creation, but their everyday life. So get your color pallet ready, because we are going to become color theory masters!

Monday: The Primary Colors – oven bake clay

Tuesday: The color wheel and the secondary colors – Water Color Resist

Wed: Intermediate Colors  – Drawing and mixed media

Thursday: Complementary Colors - Printmaking

Fri: Analogous Colors – Collaging