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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP 108 A Closer Look (Grades K-2) 0 credits Sae Jang $330

Section A Meets 9/13/2014 to 11/22/2014 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades K-2:This course is designed to enhance the young artists perception of their familiar world while broadening their experiences with the world of art. In each class meeting the child will explore a different theme in depth using multiple learning modalities. Through drawing, painting and sculpture, the child expresses personal experiences and responses to ideas, images, and the visual world. Note: No class on October 18
NCYP 115 Drawing Workshop for Children (Grades 3-5) 0 credits Natalie Drutz $330

Section A Meets 9/13/2014 to 11/22/2014 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 3-5. In this fast-paced course, students create drawings from memory, observation, imagination, and in response to the art of master artists. Different approaches, tools, materials, and techniques are explored using a range of media, including pen, pencil, pastel, and paint. With each new medium and technique, students create studies and sketches as preparation for several refined pieces for the final exhibition. Emphasis is on exposure to a variety of traditional and non-traditional media and surfaces, with hands-on process, work, and experimentation at the heart of learning each new technique or medium. Note: No class on October 18.
NCYP 170 Cartoon Character Design (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Thomas Williamson $330

Section A Meets 9/13/2014 to 11/22/2014 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 4-6. Throughout its long history, the art of cartooning has provided a wonderful means for people to express their opinions and ideas, entertain one another, bring forth laughter, and take amazing flights of fantasy. In this course, students learn how cartoonists develop their ideas, put together a unique persona of traits and physical features, and create the personality and appearance of an original cartoon character. Students learn the basic elements of drawing cartoon bodies, capturing expression through exaggeration, developing props, and writing dialog for short cartoon strips and one-panel cartoons featuring their original character. No class on October 18.
NCYP 185 Clay Workshop for Little Hands (Grades K-2) 0 credits Kathryn Sowinski $330

Section A Meets 9/13/2014 to 11/22/2014 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades: K-2. Nowhere is there a medium more malleable and versatile than clay. Intended for our youngest artists and framed within an energetic context of play, tactile experiences, exploration and discovery, this course is intended to get students immersed in working creatively to create forms, apply textures, and consider the varieties of surface effects with glaze. Students extrude, roll, press, mold, shape, squeeze, pinch, and drape clay in unusual ways to create beautiful, artful clay objects. Once familiar with the basic characteristics, possibilities and limitations of clay, students will find that the options are virtually endless! No class on October 18.
NCYP 240 Draw like da Vinci (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Denise Webster $330

Section A Meets 9/13/2014 to 11/22/2014 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Leonardo da Vinci's keen eye and innovative mind led him to generate countless sketches of his observations, ideas, and inventions. In careful detail, he visualized ideas and explored the unique qualities of animals, machines, plants, bones, and other man-made and natural forms through observational drawing. Drawing was used as a means to understand the world better. In this course, students step into his creative mind and try to see the world as he did. In doing so, they will "draw like Da Vinci" and explore the varied ways line can be used to experience and understand the world visually. No class October 18.
NCYP 262 Design Lab: Portfolio Development for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Meghann Harris $330

Section A Meets 9/13/2014 to 11/22/2014 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. What does it take to be a commercial artist and designer? In this course students will explore pathways in the field of design including graphic and industrial design, pattern design, and even interior design. Students will work in a variety of traditional and digital media in order to create their own original artworks and develop a personal portfolio. While this course is especially for students who require a design-based portfolio for entrance into high school art programs, it is also open to those who wish to explore design-based learning and art making. Note: No class on October 18.