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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP 112 Art Inspired by Nature (Grades K-2) 0 credits - TBA $330

Section A Meets 1/31/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades K-2. Budding artists will look at the natural world around them as inspiration for creating their art. Exploration of famous artists and excursions around the campus provide opportunities for students to directly study different natural forms for use in creating their own compositions. This course spans a wide range of art processes, such as drawing from nature, sculpting nature-inspired forms, using natural materials for mixed media collage, and recording changes in nature. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.
NCYP 130 Animals and Me on Parade (Grades K-2) 0 credits - TBA $330

Section A Meets 1/31/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades K-2. Roaring lions! Trumpeting elephants! Growling bears! Students produce an amazing world of circus animals, creating masks and costumes, puppets and pull toys, in preparation for their inal show--a spectacular animal parade. Students explore different materials such as papier mache, fabric, wood, and found objects to create their animals. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.
NCYP 131 Clay Workshop for Children (Grades 3-5) 0 credits - TBA $330

Section A Meets 1/31/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 3-5. Designed for young children who are interested in developing basic hand-building techniques to create both functional and decorative forms in clay. Using the clay work of different cultures and that of specific artists as inspiration, students will create unique forms, patterns, textures, and colors while exploring the medium and their ideas. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.
NCYP 171 Illustration for Kids (Grades 4-6) 0 credits - TBA $330

Section A Meets 1/31/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Young illustrators with flair for the stylized, humorous, or zany will exercise their perceptual skills and imaginations. Part realistic drawing, part imaginative drawing, part character development, and part story-telling, this course guides students through the steps an illustrator must go through, from securing a client with a specific artistic task in mind to coming up with finished illustrations intended for publication in print media. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.
NCYP 179 Life Drawing For Kids (Grades 3-5) 0 credits - TBA $330

Section A Meets 1/31/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 3-5. This course is an exciting balance of learning how to see and how to capture contours, apply tones, and develop shading to make objects “pop” off the page. Understanding that to draw well, one must first learn to see well, students interact with fun “looking” exercises that challenge them to use their eyes and minds to collect information about the objects, people, and places around them in a fresh, new way! Different approaches, tools, and materials are explored through an array of media, from pen and pencil to pastel and paint. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.
NCYP 203 Perceptual Skills in Drawing (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $330

Section A Meets 1/31/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8) Designed for students who want 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. This course provides children, even those who think they cannot draw, with an excellent bridge between drawing symbolically and working more realistically. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.
NCYP 207 Sculpting Toys and Games: (Grades 4-6) 0 credits - TBA $330

Section A Meets 1/31/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. Students create their own versions and interpretations of toys that roll, move, engage, and delight. In addition, game boards, cards, tokens and other playing pieces are designed as artistic sculpture. Students develop ideas and plans through a series of process sketches and designs, eventually leading to a refined finished product. Materials such as wood, wire, paper, and found objects are used in developing their fanciful toy sculptures and game pieces. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.
NCYP 259 Digital Photography for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $330

Section A Meets 1/31/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8..Starting with an understanding of compositional principles and basic functions of the digital camera, students learn to create and print images. Working in a Mac lab, students learn how to use Photoshop as a tool to refine images and explore options in manipulating imagery for expressive purposes. Students will be required to take images in class as well as outside of class for use on the computer. Note: Students must bring their digital cameras to each class. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.