Spring and Summer '14 in Children's Studio

Classes are listed by after-school classes (clay, metals, mixed media), special workshops, followed by April Spring Break Camps, and Summer Camps.

At the discretion of the instructor, teens over 15 years may join classes offered in the other studios.

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Material fees for all classes, except metals, can be paid with tuition. Metal-smithing materials fees are based on materials used, and must be paid to the instructor. Please note that the materials fees for the metals classes are estimated and for each metals class there is a materials deposit required on the first day.

$25 discount off your tuition if you and a friend sign-up for a class (certain restrictions apply).

The tuition amount in brackets (marked with an asterisk) is the price members of the League of NH Craftsmen pay, or if you PAY for a class/workshop three weeks before the start of the class/workshop. Full details are given on the registration form.

In addition to our regular classes we are happy to offer one-on-one instruction and special classes for four or more friends, and birthday parties.

Denotes classes and camps designed for 10-15 year olds who, although healthy themselves, have family members experiencing an ongoing illness. These are aligned with our Recovering Your Life Through Craft Program (RTC).

 

 

 

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

Clay Club For Ages 8-12:: Patty Goodman

   • April 1-June 10 (skip Apr 15)

Wednesday

Afternoon 3:00-5:00pm

The World Of Metals For Grades 6-12:: Kerstin Nichols

   • April 2-June 11 (skip Apr 16)

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

Play With Clay For Ages 6-9 :: Shannon Wallis

   •  April 2-June 11 (skip Apr 16)

Thursday

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

Throwing On The Pottery Wheel For Ages 9& Up :: Ara Cardew

   • April 3-June 12 (skip Apr 17)

The Science, Engineering, And Art Of Working With Metals For Grades 7-12 :: Kerstin Nichols

   •  April 3-June 12 (skip Apr 17)

Friday

Afternoon 3:30-5:30pm

Earth, Fire, Water & Metal—For Ages 10-15 :: Jill Koppers & Kerstin Nichols

    •  April 4-May 30 (skip Apr 18)

Metal, Fire, & Water—Metals For Ages 10-15 :: Kerstin Nichols

    •  June 6-13

Earth, Fire, & Water—Clay For Ages 10-15 :: Jill Koppers

    •  June 6-13

*Discount for members or early sign-up

AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES

Clay Club For Ages 8-12   

Patty Goodman

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm

    •  April 1-June 10 (skip Apr 15). 10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $240 ($230*). Materials included.

Learn the fundamentals of making objects with clay! You will make pinch pots, work with slabs, learn coiling, and explore the pottery wheel. Each week a project with a particular focus will be introduced. You will have lots of “free time” for personal creation. Projects may include mugs with 3-D figures in the bottom, teapots, tiles, a fantasy house, personal totem, story pot, and of course dishes for pets and people. Please join us as we relax, create, and definitely have fun.

The World Of Metals For Grades 6-12

Kerstin Nichols

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00pm

    •  April 2-June 11 (skip Apr 16). 10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $240 ($230*). Estimated materials fee: $50

This class is open to all experience levels. The focus of this class will vary depending on the interests of the group—jewelry, small sculpture or a combination of both. Have the satisfaction of seeing your designs come to fruition, while learning the processes of metalsmithing and the safe use of the tools. The final materials fee will vary based on individual projects; our instructor will try to keep the cost below $50. A deposit of $30, payable to instructor, is due at the first class.

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Play With Clay For Ages 6-9

Shannon Wallis

Wednesday 3:30-5:30

    •  April 2-June 11 (skip Apr 16). 10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $240 ($230*). Materials included.

In this class you will have fun making your own work with clay in creative and traditional shapes. You’ll practice coiling, pinching and slab building to make cups, dishes, creatures and pots. The goal is to play with clay and make something you can use or put on display. You’ll express your creativity by putting your own touch on each piece you make.

Throwing On The Pottery Wheel For Ages 9 & Up

Ara Cardew

Thursday 3:30-5:30

    •  April 3-June 12 (skip Apr 17). 10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $240 ($230*). Materials included.

Learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel in the tradition of the Cardew family. Centering, pulling and simple classic forms will be covered in this class, along with finishing and glazing.

The Science, Engineering & Art Of Making Metal Jewelry & Sculpture For Grades 7-12

Kerstin Nichols

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm

    •  April 3-June 12 (skip Apr 17). 10 sessions, 20 hrs

Tuition: $240 ($230*). Estimated materials fee: $50

This class is open to all experience levels. Thermodynamics, metallurgy, chemistry, engineering, and physics are all related directly or indirectly to the many decisions made while transforming metal into jewelry and sculpture. Art is the catalyst bringing these different disciplines together. Your experimentation will result in wonderful pieces of your own design and making. This is a perfect opportunity for people who want to revel in the experience of art and science, and for those who are not sure to come along for the ride. The final materials fee is based on individual projects. A deposit of $30, payable to instructor, is due at the first class.

 

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Earth, Fire, Water & Metal—For Ages 10-15

Jill Koppers & Kerstin Nichols

 

Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm

    •  April 4-May 30 (skip Apr 18). 8 sessions, 16 hrs

Tuition: $155

This RTC class is designed specifically for youth who have family members dealing with an on-going illness. Bend, pound, throw, and heat your way into experiencing four elements of art! Explore metalsmithing and clay in this fun introduction to two of our great studios. The first four classes will be in the clay studio, the next four in the metals studio. Tuition includes materials fee.

Metal, Fire, & Water—Metals For Ages 10-15

Kerstin Nichols

 

Fridays, 3:30-5:30 pm

    •  June 6-13. 2 sessions, 4 hrs

Tuition: $30.

Estimated metals materials fee, payable to the instructor: $15

This RTC class is designed specifically for youth who have family members dealing with an on-going illness. Bend, pound, and heat, your way into experiencing three elements of art and so much more! Come to this class to get lost in metal and the cool processes and tools that allow you to transform it into your own sculptures and/or jewelry. The estimated materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the firs metals class. The final metals fee is based on actual materials used, and is payable to the instructor at the last class.

Earth, Fire, & Water—Clay For Ages 10-15

Jill Koppers

 

Fridays, 3:30-5:30 pm

    •  June 6-13. 2 sessions, 4hrs

Tuition: $45

This RTC class is designed specifically for youth who have family members dealing with an on-going illness. Bend, pound, and throw, your way into experiencing three elements of art! Come to this class to get lost in clay and many of the creative paths you can take with it as you find how best to explore it, and yourself. Tuition includes materials fee.

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Spring Break Camps :: April 14-18

 

Click here to download a quick guide of our spring camps

  • All camps are held at 13 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH
  • Camps run 9:00am-Noon or 1:00-4:00pm
  • Tuition is $200/$190* for half day or $395/$375* for full day, which includes a supervised lunch
  • Except for the metals camps, the materials fee is included in the tuition
  • Children should bring asnack and a drink
  • Early drop off (8:30am), late pick up (1pm or 4:30pm) are available for $15 each per week

Metal Turns Magical For Ages 10-12

Maria Gross

 

9:00am-Noon. 5 sessions, 15 hrs

Materials fee: $45

This introductory metals camp will focus on the safe and fun use of the many hand tools found in the metals studio, while discovering the intrinsic properties of the metals used. You will work in copper, brass and steel to make small sculptures and jewelry. The materials fee of $45, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

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Spring Clay Camp For Ages 8-10

Ara Cardew

 

9:00am-Noon. 5 sessions, 15 hrs

Clay camp with Ara is a FUN week. We will make clay trains, turtle bowls, piggy banks, and fish vases. Hand modeling and glazing and much more with an emphasis on FUN.

 

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5 Days/5Projects For Ages 5-7                    Margaret Sheehan

 

9:00am-Noon. 1 session, 3hrs-5 sessions, 15hrs

This class focuses on introducing children to a wide range of materials. Each day you will begin and complete a project in a variety of media. You might make dream pillows, plant a small garden, make musical instruments, and more. Bring a snack and come ready for messy fun. Sign up for one or more days. Margaret will provide a list of projects ahead of time.

Tuition:

1 day - $50. 2 days = $95. 3 days = $135. 4 days = $170. 5 days = $200

Monday =  Plant a small garden

Tuesday = Dream pillows

Wedneday = Musical instruments

Thursday = Spy gear

Friday = Monsters and dinosaurs

Spring Break Clay Camp For Ages 6-8

Faculty

1:00pm-4:00pm. 5 sessions, 15 hrs

Explore the many enjoyable aspects or working with clay through a variety of hand-building techniques. Campers will wedge, roll, build, and glaze pieces of their own design.

Body Armor: Make Yourself A Gauntlet For Ages 12-15

Kerstin Nichols     

1:00-4:00pm. 5 sessions, 15 hrs

Materials fee: $45

This is an introductory/intermediate level camp. A gauntlet is where body armor and body decoration merge; it is the perfect project on which to learn the basics of metal forming, sizing, decorating and finishing. Whether you are drawn to jewelry or sculpture you will find this a clever way to understand how to make both. You will work in brass and copper, learning the properties of each metal and the fine points of different types of soldering and heat coloration. You will leave with your unique creation. The $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

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Summer Camps

 

Click here to download a quick guide of our summer camps

  • All camps are held at 13 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH
  • Except for our new teen camp, camps run 9:00am-Noon or 1:00-4:00pm
  • Camps run Monday-Friday, except for week of July 1-5, which skips July 4
  • Tuition is $200/$190* half-day, or $395/$375* full day, which includes a supervised lunch. Short week tuition is $175/$165* or $335/$325*
  • Except for the metals camps, the materials fee is included in the tuition
  • Children should bring a snack and a drink
  • Early morning drop-off (8:30am), late-pick up (1:00 or 4:30pm) is available for $15 each per week
  • Designed for 10-15 year olds who, although healthy themselves, have family members experiencing an ongoing illness. They are an extension of our Recovering Your Life Through Craft Program (RTC).

Stretch Your Skills On Metals

 

In this introductory/intermediate camp you might create anything from jewelry to sculpture to tableware while becoming more familiar with the tools, materials, and processes that make metalsmithing so challenging and rewarding. Safe use of the torch and soldering will be included. Creative problem solving and thinking outside the box are strongly encouraged! The $45 materials fee, payable to the instructor, is due the first day of camp.

  • June 23-27 / 9:00am-Noon / Ages 10-12 / Maria Gross
  • June 30-July 3 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 12-15           Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • July 7-11 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 10-12 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • July 7-11 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 12-15 / Maria Gross
  • July 21-25 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 12-15 / Kerstin Nichols
  • July 28-August 1 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 12-15 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • August 4-8 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 10-12 / Case Hathaway-Zepeda
  • August 18-22 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 10-12 / Staff
  • August 18-22 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 12-15 / Kerstin Nichols

Materials fee: $45

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Metal Turns Magical For Ages 9-10

Kerstin Nichols

 

This introductory metals camp will focus on the safe and fun use of the many hand tools found in the metals studio, while discovering the intrinsic properties of the metals used. You will work in copper, brass and steel to make small sculptures and jewelry. The $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

    •  June 23-27 / 1:00-4:00pm / Maria Gross

    •  August 4-8 / 1:00-4:00pm / Staff

    •  August 11-15 / 9:00am-Noon / Case Hathaway-

        Zepeda

Materials fee: $45

Summer Clay Camps For Ages 8-10

Ara Cardew

 

Clay camp with Ara is a FUN week. We will make clay trains, turtle bowls, piggy banks, and fish vases. Hand modeling, glazing and much more with an emphasis on FUN.

  • June 23-27 / 9:00am-Noon
  • August 4-8 / 9:00am-Noon

An Exploration Of Clay For Ages 12-15

Faculty

 

Join us to explore the many wonders and ways of clay. You’ll hand-build and use the pottery wheel, perhaps combine hand-built pots with wheel thrown pots to create work that will be glazed and fired.

  • June 23-27 / 1:00-4:00pm
  • June 30-July 3 / 1:00-4:00pm

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Printmaking For Ages 6-8

Eirene Mavodones  

 

You will make prints using different techniques and learn how to use printmaking tools and materials, finding inspiration in working with various patterns and themes. You will create fun cards and images. Towards the end of the week, we will create a book including prints from you and other campers.

    •  June 23–27 / 9:00am–Noon

Book Binding For Ages 10-12

Deb Churchill

 

Learn the age-old art of bookbinding. Using paper, thread and cloth you will create a one-of-a kind bound journal. Once you have mastered the basic techniques, the possibilities for creative expression abound.

    •  June 23-27 / 1:00-4:00pm

The Science, Engineering & Art Of Working With Metal

Kerstin Nichols 

 

All experience levels welcome. Thermodynamics, metallurgy, chemistry, engineering, and physics are all related directly or indirectly to the many processes that transform metal into jewelry and sculpture. Art is the catalyst bringing these different disciplines together. Your experimenting will result in wonderful pieces of your own design and making. This is a perfect opportunity for people who want to revel in the experience of art and science, and for those who are not sure to come along for the ride. The $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due at the first day of camp.

  • June 30-July 3 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 10-12
  • July 28-August 1 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 10-12

Materials fee: $45

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Fantasylands In Clay For Ages 6-8

Jill Koppers

 

Slabs, coils and pinch pots will be joined together to create fantasylands designed from your imagination. Build an amusement park, doll house, enchanted forest and more.

    •  June 30-July 3 / 9:00am-Noon

Basket Making

Ray Lagasse    

 

In this camp you will make a small pack basket or a laundry basket. This pack basket can be used for hiking, picking apples, or towels to the beach. The laundry basket can be used for, well, laundry and many other items that need a place to “live.” You must register at least a week in advance for this camp.

  • June 30-July 3 / 9:00am-Noon /     Ages 10-12
  • July 7-11 / 9:00am-Noon / Ages 12-15

Geometric Design For Ages 8-10

Deb Churchill

 

What do Celtic Knots, Islamic tiles and Indian mandalas have in common? They all use geometric patterns as a base for beautiful artwork. In this class you will learn a few foundation forms from which you will design your own tile trivets.

  • June 30-July 3 / 1:00-4:00pm
  • July 14-18 / 1:00-4:00pm

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Tea Party For Ages

5-8

Tina Nadeau

 

You will create your own tea party pieces—cups, saucers, creamer, sugar and, of course, teapot! You’ll learn different hand-building techniques while having the complete studio experience, from set-up to clean up and from a wet lump of clay to a dazzling cup! You’ll also explore a variety of tea parties and listen to stories. Please join us for a spot of tea! Bring a smock if you’re concerned about clothing.

    •  July 7-11 / 9:00am-Noon

An Exploration Of Clay For Ages 8-10

Faculty

 

Join us to explore the many wonders and ways of clay. You’ll hand-build using the techniques of coiling, pinching, and slab rolling and then glaze and fire our finished pieces.

    •  July 7-11 / 1:00pm-4:00pm

    •  August 18-22 / 1:00pm-4:00pm

Project Runway For Ages 10-12

Margaret Sheehan

 

Embellish, cut and design your clothing for a "runway look". Monday through Thursday we will create the look for Friday's Runway. We will talk about how successful fashion design seems to be a predominately male business. Please note, we will use scissors, glue guns, needles, sewing machines, hairspray, and makeup.

    •  July 7-11 / 1:00-4:00pm

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Clay! Metal! And Fire! For Ages 14-18

Ara CardewKerstin Nichols

  

 

All experience levels welcome. With expertise nearby, this is a week of creative discovery where you rule. Whether it is function or fantasy, it will always be FUN as you use our tools and your hands to make your own fanciful creation. Each day you will have the opportunity to work in either the metals or the clay studio. The week will culminate in an outdoor Raku firing and an opportunity to share each other's discoveries in metal and clay. Bring a bag lunch each day for the lunch-break between noon and 1pm.

    •  July 14-18 / 10:00am-5:00pm

Estimated materials fee: $30

Mosaics
 For Ages 6–8

Eirene Mavodones

 

You will design, create and build mosaic tiles, plates and frames. As a group, we will look at different examples of mosaics from ancient history until now. You will work with pattern, design and also narrative elements.


    •  July 14–18 / 9:00am–Noon

Metal, Fire, & Water For Ages 10-15

Case Hathaway-Zepeda

 

This RTC camp is designed specifically for youth who have family members dealing with an on-going illness. Bend, pound, and heat, your way into experiencing three elements of art and so much more! Come to this camp to get lost in metal and the cool processes and tools that allow you to transform it into your own sculptures and/or jewelry. The materials fee, payable to the instructor, is due at the first class.

    •  July 21-25 / 9:00am-Noon

Materials fee: $45

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Earth, Fire, And Water For Ages 10-15

Jill Koppers

 

This RTC camp is designed specifically for youth who have family members dealing with an on-going illness. This experience will introduce participants to the power that can come from working with clay. We’ll explore a variety of hand-building techniques to allow your creativity to unfold.

    •  July 21-25 / 1:00pm-4:00pm

Garden Party For Ages 5-8

Tina Nadeau

 

You will explore a variety of garden ideas and think about how you can work with clay: containers for flowers, chimes to welcome the wind, and other ideas to complete your garden party. Bring your imagination and thoughts of the warm outdoors. You’ll be a busy bee buzzing about the studio, learning all sorts of methods of building and creating with clay. Bring a smock if you’re concerned about clothing. 

    •  July 21-25 / 9:00am-Noon

Cloaks And Shawls For Ages 8-10

Margaret Sheehan

 

We will travel back to Medieval Times and create cloaks, shawls or armor. Emphasis will be on hand sewing although a sewing machine will be available.

    •  July 21-25 / 9:00am-Noon

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Inspired Portraits

Eirene Mavodones

 

We will study different portraits and auto portraits by famous artists. Inspired by their work, we will create portrait and or auto portrait paintings, pastels and or drawings.

  • July 21–25 / 1:00–4:00pm / For Ages 8-10
  • August 18–22 / 1:00–4:00pm / For Ages 10-12

Throwing On The Pottery Wheel For Ages 8-10

Ara Cardew

 

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to throw. You’ll spend the week developing wheel-throwing techniques from centering, opening, pulling up and trimming.

    •  July 28-August 1 / 9:00am-Noon

Clay Your Way For Ages 12-15

Deborah Churchill

 

Hand-building and wheel throwing techniques along with your imagination will allow you to express your individuality through clay creations. You will experience taking clay from its malleable state to firm and fixed glazed pieces.

  • July 28-August 1 / 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • August 4-8 / 1:00pm-4:00pm

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SHODOU—Japanese Calligraphy For Ages 10-12

Ginger Armstrong

 

You will start with the ENSOU (circle), move to days of the week and then your imagination will guide you from there. We will sample Japanese foods and sushi and have picnics. You will create everything from fans to kites. Mattene!

    •  July 28-August 1 / 9:00am-Noon

The Wonderful World Of Color Captured On Fabric For Ages 8-10

Jill Koppers

 

Learn and experiment with fabric dyeing and decorating techniques: batik, marbling, and tie-dye. You’ll drip wax on cloth, float paints in size, tie shirts into crazy configurations and make fabulous fabric that you can wear, sew, stuff and more.

    •  July 28-August 1 / 1:00-4:00pm

Spring Break Clay Camp For Ages 6-8

Faculty    

 

Inspired Painting For Ages 6–8 Eirene Mavodones
We will study different artists’ work such as Matisse, Georgia O’Keefe, Sol LeWitt, Bridget Riley and other artists from this past century. Inspired by their work, you will paint your own paintings, learning about color theory and how to mix paints.


    •  August 4–8 / 9:00am–Noon


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Transforming

Carol Harry

 

Transform a t-shirt into something else: a stuffed animal, skirt or rug. You can make your own superhero cape, gauntlets, and mask using words cut out from other clothing to name the superhero. You can make pillows, banners and garlands to redecorate your room. Using fabric scraps, buttons, glue, hand or machine sewing, appliqué, fabric paint and pens your options for transformation are unlimited. Come with an idea, or be inspired in camp!

    •  August 4-8 / 1:00-4:00pm / Ages 8-12
    •  August 18-22 / 9:00am-noon / Ages 8-10

Body Armor: Make Yourself A Gauntlet For Ages 12-15

Kerstin Nichols

This is an introductory/intermediate level camp. A gauntlet is where body armor and body decoration merge; it is the perfect project on which to learn the basics of metal forming, sizing, decorating and finishing. Whether you are drawn to jewelry or sculpture you will find this a clever way to understand how to make both. You will work in brass and copper, learning the properties of each metal and the fine points of different types of soldering and heat coloration. You will leave with your unique creation. The $45 materials fee, payable to instructor, is due on the first day of camp.

    •  August 11-15 / 1:00-4:00pm

Materials fee: $45

aMAZEing Clay For Ages 10-12

Jill Koppers

 

Feeling puzzled? Your friends and family might after playing with your game creations from this camp. You’ll use your hand-building and wheel throwing skills to create ball-tracking mazes that can be played over and over again.

    •  August 11-15/ 9:00am-Noon

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Shadow Boxes In Clay For Ages 10-12

Amanda Ann Palmer

 

Bring scenes from your imagination to life in miniature as we create the pieces to fill a shadow box. Your scene can tell a story, represent an event from your life, or be a place and time from your dreams!

    •  August 11-15/ 1:00pm-4:00pm

Collage For Ages 6–8

Eirene Mavodones

 

Experiment in creating all different types of collage. You will base your collages on either narrative or on design elements and experiment with different techniques of collage. You will have fun in playing with color, size, shape, rhythm and balance.

    •  August 11–15/ 9:00am–Noon

Papier Mâché For Ages 8-10

Margaret Sheehan

 

This workshop is for slime monsters! If you like using your hands and getting messy, this is your workshop! Masks, vessels and other projects will be presented with emphasis on creativity.

    •  August 11-15 / 1:00-4:00pm

Under The Sea For Ages 6-8

Tina Nadeau

 

You’ll explore the depths of the ocean and create a variety of sea-themed pieces, from coiled treasure containers to jewelry holders to a family of underwater creatures. Explore different ways of creating functional and sculptural objects through hand-building techniques including slabs, coils, and pinched pots. See you under the sea!

    •  August 18-22/ 9:00am-Noon

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