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Alleles and Aperture: An Exploration of Genetics and Photography with Kristina Evanko and Richard Fusillo

$275, 8:00am – 11:55am, Building 4100 Outdoor Classroom E1

Do you have an eye for the subtle differences that make each of us unique? Join us as we explore these traits from both a genetics and photographic standpoint. We will study Gregor Mendel’s experiments with pea plants, the difference between dominant and recessive traits, and genetic inheritance, while you learn aspects of yourselves that you may have overlooked.

With that keen eye, we will explore and learn the fundamentals of photography with a focus on these same genetic traits we’ve studied. From designing your own dog breed and solving genetic mysteries to photographing friends and creating your very own cyanotypes with plant illustrations and living plants, this class will be a gene-uinely great time! Please have your student bring a camera (cell phone ok) each day.

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Graphic Novels: A Cross-Cultural Art Form with Joe Hewes-Clark and Julia Franco

$275, 8:00am – 11:55am, Building 4100 Outdoor Classroom C

While graphic novels in the U.S. are often traced back to the superhero comics of the 1940s, the origins of the graphic novel format go back much further. In Japan, art and text were combined into epic stories as early as the 13th century, and this style of storytelling later blossomed into the popular manga series of today. In this class, students will examine the origins of graphic novels and manga, discuss how Japanese manga and American comics influenced each other, and create their own graphic novels.

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Earthly Forces: The How and the Why with Amanda Shere and Leana Marcus

$275, 8:00am – 11:55am, Building 4100 Outdoor Classroom B

Come learn how the forces of nature can be big enough to affect the whole Earth by exploring tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. Then, dive into the chemistry behind these forces and discover why it all happens. Through hands-on activities and scientific experiments, we will take on the tiny and the huge, indoors and outdoors, the weird, the wild, and the ever so intriguing natural world we live in. (PS: plan on building and erupting our very own volcano!)

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Artistic Adventures and Culinary Creations with Heather Hunter & Linda Wilson

$275, 8:30am – 12:25pm, Building 4100 Outdoor Classroom E2 (8:30-10:25) and Cafeteria Kitchen 5100T (10:30-12:25)

Start each day exploring acrylic paints and tools before moving to the kitchen to cook and design a delicious plate of lunch. In the studio, we’ll guide absolute beginners to a level of producing professional quality acrylic paintings through concise and “easy to digest” modules. Even though the paintings may all start out the same, you will see how completely different everyone’s turns out. In the kitchen, we will make and enjoy great food for lunch or snacks that are fun to make and fabulous to eat. Have fun making and eating new recipes while learning good kitchen skills and plating techniques. Every plate design tells a story - so be ready to create food as art. New this year, teams will plate recipes and compete each day to win Design of the Day!

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Creative Design: Breakfast Plates and Drawing Pads with Linda Wilson & Heather Hunter

$275, 8:30am – 12:25pm, Cafeteria Kitchen 5100T (8:30-10:25) and Building 4100 Outdoor Classroom E2 (10:30-12:25)

Join us in the kitchen and art room as we explore with all of our senses! This is for all who love breakfast: in the morning, afternoon, or for dinner. We’ll start each day with eggs, bread, muffins, biscuits, pancakes, and more. Every plate design tells a story - so be ready to create food as art and compete each day to win Design of the Day! With bellies full and your artistic fire stoked, spend the second half of your morning learning to draw! This class will tap into everyone’s imagination learning to draw simple characters and objects while expanding each student’s artistic techniques and creativity.

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The Greeks and Romans had an App for that with Camille Franco and Amanda Shere

$275, 8:30am – 12:25pm, Building 4100 Outdoor Classroom D

Let's travel back in time to Ancient Greece and Rome. Study these ancient cultures from different perspectives: How did they live? What was the importance of their mythology? How did their science advance civilization? Take a close look at ancient life through mythology, archeological sites and building models of ancient inventions to understand how the past has influenced our present.