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IMPORTANT UPDATE

To keep the safety of our community a first-most priority, Cruces Creatives has decided to close, starting March 14th. We will be monitoring the situation and tentatively reopening March 31, 2020.

As such, our Youth Maker Days - Spring Break 2020 has been cancelled. We will be looking to reschedule for summer 2020 so please keep watch for upcoming news. 

In the meantime, please heed the advice of national and local health authorities and be safe. Thank you again for your interest in Cruces Creatives.

Youth Maker Days - Spring Break 2020


Youth Maker Days are creative activities and learning events for students during Spring Break 2020!

Classes span mornings, afternoons, and evenings Tuesday, March 24th through Friday, March 27th. 

Check out the entire listing of classes below. There is an amazing variety of classes to choose from, and as a bonus, there are several free classes, including some free family events!

Tuesday, March 24th Activities

Morning Sessions

Beginning Portrait Photography

Time: 9am - 12pm

*Dates: Tuesday, 24th & Wednesday, 25th (2 day class)

Age Range: 11 - 18

DescriptionLearn the basics of photography using composition, leading lines, lighting, framing your subject and more using any camera, including your everyday phone!

Price: $50 ($45 for members)

Register Here


Introduction to Mural Painting

Time: 9am - 12pm

*Dates: 24th - 27th (4 day class)

Age Range: 11 - 18

DescriptionCome and leave your mark on Cruces Creatives! Participants will learn about mural painting safety, design, and technical skills required. 

Price: $100 ($90 for members)

Register Here



Disassembly Activity

Time: 9am - 12pm

Age Range: 5 - 18

DescriptionCome find out how things are built by taking them apart! Are you curious about what's inside the household machines surrounding us every day? Would you like to open up and explore the guts of a printer? A sewing machine? A vacuum cleaner?  All the machinery, supplies, and tools will be provided. Just bring yourself and your curiosity!

Price: FREE

Register Here



Afternoon Sessions

How to Use a Camera (10 - 14 yo)

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 10 - 14

DescriptionLet your kids be properly introduced to the camera. Let's talk about the hows and whys of getting good images and then have a chance to go take pictures together.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Armor 101 - Dishing: Making Shoulder Protection

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionStudents will learn how to swing a hammer to effectively shape metal to create their own armor! This class focuses on shoulder protection. Students will have enough material to complete two shoulders, but may only finish one in class. Each student will be able to take home materials to complete the set.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Modern Alchemy: Plastics to Glass

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 8 - 18

DescriptionLearn the secret art of transmutation and turn the ordinary into a lasting treasure. Using single use plastic, we'll be creating flowers, animals, and other sculptures to look like glass. 

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here


Introduction to Weaving

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionYour child will learn how to warp a loom and then play with making stripes and changing yarn colors. We will use our fingers and a tapestry needle to weave.

Price: $15 ($13.50 for members)

Register Here



Open Studio: Exploring Acrylic Media

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 14 - 18

DescriptionParticipants will explore various acrylic media in an open, unstructured session. Participants are encouraged to share known ideas and techniques and explore new ones. No instruction, but monitor will oversee session and offer advice.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here


Introduction to 3D Printing

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 10 - 18 (under 10 are welcome but must have a parent of guardian in attendance)

DescriptionHave the chance to see into the world of 3D printing and get some hands-on experience with the programs and process it takes to get started. Along with learning some of the basics of 3D printing, students will have the chance to use 3D printing pens.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here


Evening Sessions

Family Memories Audio Recording Workshop

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: One family / friend / group of up to 7 people (younger than 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

DescriptionLearn how to set up and use the audio recording equipment at Cruces Creatives, then use that equipment to record family stories! 

Price: FREE

Register Here


Introduction to Aviation

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: 8 - 12

Description: Learn about flight while making your very own tissue paper hot air balloon.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

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Family Memories Book Making Workshop

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: Families (children under 14 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

DescriptionCome make a book together as a family!

Price: FREE

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Trash to Treasure: Origami and Paper Folding

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: 9 - 13

DescriptionThis origami and paper-cutting / folding session is based on “Peach blossom”, a story of a Chinese girl who overcomes her family’s poverty with imagination by creating paper art to solve her problems. Students will choose one of the items in the story to create using a variety of papers that might be tossed or thrown away as well as art paper and other supplies.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

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Wednesday, March 25th Activities

Morning Sessions

Alcohol Ink Gourd Jewelry

Time: 9am - 12pm

Age Range: 6 - 18

DescriptionAlcohol ink is a way to create a one of kind design on a gourd. Dying the gourd scrape and gluing jewelry pieces make a beautiful pendant.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

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Learn to Spin with a Spindle

Time: 9am - 12pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionThis is a small group session for youth who want to learn to make their own yarn using a spindle. Participants will work with real wool to spin about 2 ounces of yarn for personal projects.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

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Afternoon Sessions

How to Use a Camera (14 - 18 yo)

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 14 - 18

DescriptionLet your kids be properly introduced to the camera. Let's talk about the hows and whys of getting good images and then have a chance to go take pictures together.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here

How to Use a Camera (14 - 18 yo)

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Age Range

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Price

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Armor 101 - Dishing: Making Shoulder Protection

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionStudents will learn how to swing a hammer to effectively shape metal to create their own armor! This class focuses on shoulder protection. Students will have enough material to complete two shoulders, but may only finish one in class. Each student will be able to take home materials to complete the set.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Card Making

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 6 - 18

DescriptionStudents make handmade cards including a 'Thank You' card, 'Thinking of You' card, and 'Easter' card. We will demonstrate how Cuddle Bug and Cricut machines work for making cards. Everyone can use these shapes along with rubber stamps. With the variety of supplies each child will create cards they will be proud to give.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

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Introduction to Weaving

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionYour child will learn how to warp a loom and then play with making stripes and changing yarn colors. We will use our fingers and a tapestry needle to weave.

Price: $15 ($13.50 for members)

Register Here



Intro to 3D Printing

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 10 - 18 (under 10 are welcome but must have a parent of guardian in attendance)

DescriptionHave the chance to see into the world of 3D printing and get some hands-on experience with the programs and process it takes to get started. Along with learning some of the basics of 3D printing, students will have the chance to use 3D printing pens.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here




Evening Sessions

Modern Alchemy: Plastic to Glass

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: 8 - 18

DescriptionLearn the secret art of transmutation and turn the ordinary into a lasting treasure. Using single use plastic, we'll be creating flowers, animals, and other sculptures to look like glass.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Family Memories Audio Recording Workshop

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: One family / friend / group of up to 7 people (younger than 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

DescriptionLearn how to set up and use the audio recording equipment at Cruces Creatives, then use that equipment to record family stories! 

Price: FREE

Register Here



Family Memories Book Making Workshop

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: Families (children under 14 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

DescriptionCome make a book together as a family!

Price: FREE

Register Here



Open Studio: Exploring Acrylic Media

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: 14 - 18

DescriptionParticipants will explore various acrylic media in an open, unstructured session. Participants are encouraged to share known ideas and techniques and explore new ones. No instruction, but monitor will oversee session and offer advice.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Thursday, March 26th Activities

Morning Sessions

Beginning Portrait Photography

Time: 9am - 12pm

*Date: Thursday, 26th & Friday, 27th (2 day class)

Age Range: 11- 18

DescriptionLearn the basics of photography using composition, leading lines, lighting, framing your subject and more using any camera, including your everyday phone!

Price: $50 ($45 for members)

Register Here



Armor 102 - Joint Articulation: Making Knee Protection

Time: 9am - 12pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionStudents will learn how to swing a hammer to effectively shape metal to create their own armor! This class focuses on knee protection. Students will have enough material to complete two knee guards but may only finish one in class. Each student will be able to take home enough materials to complete the project.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here 



Fabric Ornament

Time: 9am - 12pm

Age Range: 5 - 18

DescriptionFabric ornament class. We are going to take folded scraps of material and pin them on a Styrofoam ball to make beautiful geometric shapes.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Afternoon Sessions

Modern Alchemy: Plastic to Glass

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 8 - 18

DescriptionLearn the secret art of transmutation and turn the ordinary into a lasting treasure. Using single use plastic, we'll be creating flowers, animals, and other sculptures to look like glass. 

Price: $25 ($22.50)

Register Here



Trash to Treasure: Monochromatic Sun Sculpture

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 6 - 13

DescriptionThese monochromatic sun sculptures are inspired by the African Bushmen creation tale leading into discussion of the sun and inspiration into creating sun sculptures to be spray painted with gold paint once completed. 

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here

 
Disassembly Activity

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 5 - 18

DescriptionCome find out how things are built by taking them apart! Are you curious about what's inside the household machines surrounding us every day? Would you like to open up and explore the guts of a printer? A sewing machine? A vacuum cleaner?  All the machinery, supplies, and tools will be provided. Just bring yourself and your curiosity!

Price: FREE

Register Here



Intro to 3D Printing 

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 10 - 18 (under 10 are welcome but must have a parent of guardian in attendance)

DescriptionHave the chance to see into the world of 3D printing and get some hands-on experience with the programs and process it takes to get started. Along with learning some of the basics of 3D printing, students will have the chance to use 3D printing pens.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Evening Sessions

Family Memories Audio Recording Workshop

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: One family / friend / group of up to 7 people (younger than 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

DescriptionLearn how to set up and use the audio recording equipment at Cruces Creatives, then use that equipment to record family stories! 

Price: FREE

Register Here



Intro to Aviation

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: 8 - 12

DescriptionLearn about flight while making your very own tissue paper hot air balloon.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Family Memories Book Making Workshop

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: Families (children under 14 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

DescriptionCome make a book together as a family!

Price: FREE

Register Here



Open Studio: Drawing

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Age Range: 14 - 18

DescriptionParticipants will explore art media in an open, unstructured session. Participants are encouraged to share known ideas and techniques and explore new ones. No instructions, but monitor will oversee session and offer advice.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Friday, March 27th Activities

Morning Sessions

Armor 102 - Joint Articulation: Making Knee Protection

Time: 9am - 12pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionStudents will learn how to swing a hammer to effectively shape metal to create their own armor! This class focuses on knee protection. Students will have enough material to complete two knee guards but may only finish one in class. Each student will be able to take home enough materials to complete the project.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Knitting Machine Basics - Making your Hobby Knitting Machine Work for You 

Time: 9am - 12pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionThis is a class for knitters who own a single bed knitting machine that is not (YET!) easy for them to use. We'll deal with the frustrations of tension and other basic maneuvers to get your machine doing the work of knitting quickly and smoothly.

Price: $25 ($22.50)

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Afternoon Sessions

Trash to Treasure: Vases and Flowers

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 9 - 13

DescriptionThis crafting class, combined with informative video and a discussion of plant life, focuses on making vases with crafted flowers. Materials used will include bottles covered with tissue and clear sprayed with painted yucca and tissue blossoms on creosote branches added to the vases.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

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Open Studio: Drawing

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 14 - 18

DescriptionParticipants will explore art media in an open, unstructured session. Participants are encouraged to share known ideas and techniques and explore new ones. No instructions, but monitor will oversee session and offer advice.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here



Armor 103 - Taking Measurements: Making a Crusader Helmet

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Age Range: 12 - 18

DescriptionStudents will learn how to swing a hammer to effectively shape metal to create their own armor! This class focuses on helmet making. Students will measure out and begin their own helmet.

Price: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Register Here




Have fun choosing classes! 

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