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Portfolio Preparation Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP 301 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing the Figure in Light and Space (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Archie Veale $330

Section A Meets 2/1/2014 to 4/12/2014 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course deals with the figure as a system of shapes and investigates the use of light to develop and render forms that construct the figure. Students explore tone and value to create and define the form of the figure within the space it exists. Perceiving the figure as positive and negative shapes and issues of proportion and anatomy are addressed. Using traditional drawing media, students work from the model in different interior settings to apply learned rendering techniques in developing figure drawings while establishing a convincing illusion of space in their compositions. Note: No class on March 15.
NCYP 308 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing Out of the Box (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Bryan Bieniek $330

Section A Meets 2/1/2014 to 4/12/2014 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12.Designed for the high school student who wants to improve drawing skills and work toward more realistic drawings, this course focuses on drawing from observation. Students are guided through a carefully sequenced, step-by-step process designed to develop the student's perception and thinking skills. Based upon exercises in Betty Edward's Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this approach has been successful in improving students' ability to draw realistically, even for those who think they cannot draw. As such, it provides the young artist with an excellent bridge between drawing symbolically and working more realistically.Note:No class on March 15.
NCYP 345 Portfolio Preparation: New Directions in Clay and Glaze Technique (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Mary Munday $330

Section A Meets 2/1/2014 to 4/12/2014 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Intended for the high school art student who has worked with clay before and understands its basic properties, this course pushes the possibilities and limitations of clay through innovative hand-building techniques such as molding, draping, pinching, coiling, and slab-making. Students both mark in clay, and draw with clay as they explore how to combine form and surface design. Experimentation in surface design and texture, as well as the varied styles and techniques in underglazing and glazing, will allow students to take their work in new directions. They will incorporate their explorations into a body of work that has cohesion in its overall aesthetic and design. Note: No class on March 15.
NCYP 347 Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Flash Animation (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Meghann Harris $330

Section A Meets 2/1/2014 to 4/12/2014 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. In today's technical age, motion graphics are a necessary and valuable trade. In this class, learn about the basics of Adobe Flash and how to apply those skills to making time-based art pieces, including motion pieces that define and also promote. Use a variety of basic graphic design concepts including hierarchy, framing, and typography, in order to create intriguing motion work. Note:No class on March 15.