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FREE Summer Courses at the MOST

The MOST is offering free Summer Courses geared to preteens, teens, and adults. You can learn to draw, make movies, create crystals and to write creatively about nature. Some courses are single day; others are multi-week and depending on the course are offered weekdays and on weekends.

Below is a complete rundown and description of each course.

Nature Writing: Literature and Creative Writing Workshop

Learn more about the art of nature writing by studying great writings and producing your own. Through thoughtful reading, sharing of ideas and creative writing, you will find your own voice while listening to nature's.

Thursdays, July 10- 24 from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. For teens and adults. During this three-week session, a combination of reading and writing assignments will be used to enhance your observation skills and focus your ideas. No registration is needed, but class size is limited to 10 participants. For more information, please contact Dustin Angell at mostnaturewritingclass@gmail.com. .

Science of Moviemaking: Basics for beginners:

Learn about the science of film, and what your eye actually sees as you watch a movie in the theater. Then, dive in and learn how to use moviemaking software by editing our pre-shot selections of film. Your home video might never be the same again. Take advantage of this great opportunity to delve into the world and art of moviemaking!

Wednesday, July 23. Choose your class from three one hour sessions beginning at 12:30 p.m. For ages 10 and up. Register before Friday, July 18 by emailing balcock@most.org.

Crystal Making

Learn about some of nature's most beautiful and complex structures: crystals. Study those in the museum's collection, learn the differences between types of quartz, how agate crystals form, the geologic history of New York State, and create your own crystals to take home

Saturday, July 26, at 12 noon. For middle school ages.

For more information or to learn how to volunteer to moderate this session, please contact staff member Dustin Angell at balcock@most.org.

Drawing: Learning Perspective

Learn about different kinds of perspective drawing and try your own one and two point perspective drawings. Horizon lines, vanishing points, and different planes of vision are just some of the tricks to master at this session. Step into the world of perspective drawing and see your world from a new perspective!

Saturday, Aug. 2 at 12 noon. For middle school ages. No registration needed. For more information, contact staff member Dustin Angell at balcock@most.org.

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