Students in the "Singer-Songwriter For a Day" group learned how to structure, compose, and write their own original songs. Students wrote lyrics and chord progressions for their songs before recording their final versions.
Students in this activity group made new friends and played Improv games — like seeing how many ways an object can be reimagined.
Students in the "Fashion Designer For a Day" group created inspiration collages using old fashion magazines before designing and assembling their own original pieces using textiles and modified clothing.
Voyagers shared their music, poetry, jokes, skits, and artwork to the EXPLO community during a packed talent show on Wednesday night.
Students taking the Makerspace, Treehouse Architecture, and Tiny Home Design Courses this week share their work with friends and staff during the EXPLO Maker Faire at Wheaton's Watson Gallery.
Students taking the Commercial Illustration Course learn about the intersection of marketing and art, creating product advertisements while keeping fonts, colors, and language in mind. Students recreate their favorite movie posters and challenge themselves to advertise less desirable foods to consumers in desirable ways.
Students in the Makerspace Course this week create to their heart's delight in EXPLO's Maker Lab. Using all the resources the Maker Lab has to offer, students work on creating their own inventions and art pieces, from dioramas to ferris wheel cars to 3D-printed water parks.
Students who chose this activity group created their own designs using a colorful variety of beads and templates. Once finished, an instructor helped students to melt their designs using an iron, creating a solid plaque of their design.
Students taking the Painting Elective this week learn about color theory and brush techniques using acrylic and watercolor paints. Students continue working on their final projects, using pencils to sketch out their ideas before beginning to paint while others work on a project using watercolors, salt, and masking tape.
Students taking the Visual Arts Course this week will use a variety of materials and methods to create artwork. Students learned how to use a vanishing point to create perspective during today's meeting while sketching their dream bedrooms.