|9 and up (see details)
|Start / End Dates
|$100 per student
|Save on a two-class bundle! Fantasy Map-Making AND Advanced Fantasy Map-Making: $260
|Save even more with all three Fantasy Classes! Fantasy Map-Making, Advanced Fantasy Map-Making, AND Adventures in Fantasy: $495
For kids who love fantasy, maps, art, and making! Join Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT for a hands-on workshop to explore hand-drawn, relief, and printed maps. Examples of maps from literature, science, and media will be explored, both within the fantasy genre and the real historical maps they are inspired from. The four sessions will also include discussions on storytelling and design, map-making techniques, and using a variety of materials. This is a fun and engaging class that encourages personal creativity and skill-building!
This is a 4-week class on Mondays 9/13-10/4 from 1-2pm (Mountain).
Usually 2-3 hours per week of work, including class, to finish the maps we start in each live meeting.
This 4-week course is an introduction to fantasy map-making. Students will learn map features, drawing and painting techniques, color theory, sculpting relief maps, printmaking, aging maps, and more.
This workshop has an age limit of 9 and up based on the development of fine motor skills and the use of sharp tools. Students who are younger than 9 may be able to take the class with modifications or adult supervision.
Families and learners are welcome to share any information about their individual learning preferences and needs and instructor will make accommodations that are helpful to the class.
A materials list will be posted on the Teachable website, and includes painting, drawing, and linocut (printmaking) supplies, as well as a canvas and heavy gel medium for the relief maps.
Live sessions will be best experienced with a camera and microphone. Parents will need a Zoom account (free). Students can also get a free Discord account to access a class-specific channel.
Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT
Samantha is an educator, historian, writer, maker, and speaker. She has almost three decades of experience in education, program development, and the arts and is a dedicated mentor and lifelong learner.
We have thoroughly enjoyed ancient history with Sam Matalone Cook and would love to continue following the history courses under her instruction. Michelle’s writing workshop was a welcomed addition to our semester and the ease of adding on a quick workshop to the semester was appreciated. I do wish that I could take classes, too. The great selection makes me jealous; Fairy Tales and Feminism would be so incredible to join in and to learn with Sam! And the LGBTQ+ history and US courses! Blair’s enthusiasm for science comes across strongly and is encouraging for the young learners. So many great classes- so little time.
Sheila and Elisa
So many great classes- so little time.
Research Boot Camp was a fun & engaging workshop that covered import skills I’ll use throughout my academic career. L.C.
Research Boot Camp was fun & engagingTeacher: Samantha Matalone Cook
This was an awesome class — Sam (the instructor) really engaged the kids, inspiring them and supporting their interests (and quirks!). There was quite a bit of material covered in the four sessions, with a great balance of demonstration, discussion, and tasks to complete on their own. Sam was also available for answering questions between sessions and posted the material (including video recording), which was very helpful. Our son loved this class and really looked forward to it every week. All the best! Ariel
Sam really engaged the kids, inspiring them and supporting their interests (and quirks!)Teacher: Samantha Matalone Cook
Thank you! Thank you! Your fantasy map making class was fantastic. What my kids enjoyed is that it was in-depth, messy, and tactile. It was not elementary or overly cautious. It utilized real art materials and challenged them to think creatively and concretely about their ideas.
Your high school research class was informative, clear, and concise. Maya is now utilizing the tools she learned from you in her high school and college classes. I’m going to look for any class you are teaching in the future; and I’m going to recommend you to my friend circle. I’m so glad we found SEA online. If you teach on any other platform, I’d love to know.
Thanks again for great classes!