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Young People's Studio at MICA, Session 1

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CARE 101 YPS Before Care - Mt Royal Location; Session I (6/23-7/3) 0 credits - TBA $80

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Before Care-MICA
CARE 111 YPS Lunch Care - Mt Royal Location; Session I (6/23-7/3) 0 credits - TBA $60

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Lunch-MICA
CARE 121 YPS After Care - Mt Royal Location; Session I (6/23-7/3) 0 credits - TBA $120

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

After Care-MICA
NCYP 101 Drawing Workshop for Children (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Diane Yu $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. Do you love to draw? In this class, students are involved in a variety of experiences in developing their drawing skills and abilities. Different approaches, tools, materials and techniques are presented and explored using a diverse range of media, from pen and pencil to color explorations in pastel and paint. Students create drawings from observation, imagination, and in response to the art of master artists and their peers. Students maintain a sketchbook and work toward developing a portfolio of their drawings for presentation.
NCYP 107 Another Look (Grades 1-2) 0 credits Niki Moyer $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 1-2. This course offers the child a variety of exciting art experiences based upon explorations of his/her immediate world. Using a variety of art media the child translates his/her learning into drawings, paintings and sculpture. In creating their art, the child explores visual concepts such as open/closed, smooth/ rough and straight and curved as perceived in art and the visual world. Lessons are designed to actively engage the child in the creative process.
NCYP 142 The Artist in Me (Grades 1-2) 0 credits Niki Moyer $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 1-2. What does it mean to be an artist? How does an artist see? And what are the tools that an artist might use for creative expression? Let's explore the ways artists use art making and imagination to weave a richer, more colorful experience of life. This course invites young artists to tap into their own unique talents, skills, ways of seeing and creativity to create art that is personal, expressive and original. Media choices are abundant, with ample room for student exploration. Storybooks and masterworks are sources of inspiration.
NCYP 143 Creative Clay Techniques (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Mary Munday $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. Have you ever wanted to use basic clay techniques to create things that are anything but ordinary? Would you like to create clay pieces that go beyond vessels or pots? In this exciting, innovative course, students first acquire the skills necessary for pinching forms, use slip and score techniques to join pieces of clay, make even coils, and roll / adhere slabs. Students will extrude, roll, press, mold, 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!
NCYP 150 Who Am I? Storytelling & Masks (Grades 2-4) 0 credits Kathryn Sowinski $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 2-4. Students who have a flair for the dramatic enjoy the creative and performance components of this class. Using diverse cultures, personal experience, memories, and dreams as inspiration, students design and construct beautiful adornments and masks to express aspects of their own lives and personalities. Working in groups, students have opportunity to create and perform short skits to share their stories.
NCYP 181 Special Vessels in Clay and Other 3D Media (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Thomas Doyle $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 4-6. People from every part of the world use clay for such creations as magical and secretive vessels, special guardian or protective figures, mythological creatures, small models and portraits of everyday life. Students travel the world visiting other times in other places by looking at the art and artifacts that different cultures have created in clay. In this course, students develop their skills and learn new techniques for creating vessels that serve a variety of purposes. Some pieces are glazed; others are painted or embellished with different materials. If you are experienced in using clay, or have never used it before, pack your bags and come along on this trip.
NCYP 188 Wearable Art, Adornments and Accesories (Grades 2-4) 0 credits Kathryn Sowinski $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 2-4.From headdresses to jewelry to ceremonial adornments, this course explores the artful objects we wear to make a statement, commemorate an event, or express a personal style. From head to toe, wearable art has long been part of every culture. Students begin by looking at the many functional and decorative purposes wearable objects possess, both throughout history and in varied cultures. Then, using a wide variety of media such as paper mache, found objects, fabrics, paper, and a variety of embellishments, students respond to open-ended prompts that ask them to design art objects to be worn for specific (and fun!) purposes and occasions.
NCYP 203 Perceptual Skills in Drawing (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Denise Webster $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8.Designed for the 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 Edwards’ 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.
NCYP 240 Draw like da Vinci (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Denise Webster $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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 260 Graphic Design Workshop (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Meghann Harris $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Who designs all of the colorful soda can labels, CD covers, cereal boxes and other graphic images that entice you to pick-up, try, taste and purchase favorite products? In this course, the designer is you. Using the basic drawing toolbox in the Macintosh graphics lab, students use rendering skills (with a computer mouse), a scanner, the vast visual resources available via Internet, and text to create computer-generated packaging, advertisements, posters and promotions for real and fictional products. If you have a creative mind, a flair for text, and a love of computers, this course is for you.
NCYP 315 Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Bryan Bieniek $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Beginning with an understanding of compositional principles and the basic function, features, and possibilities of the digital camera, students learn to create and print digital images. From a variety of prompts intended to tap into students' interpretation and experience of the visual world around them, students collect imagery around campus, in their daily lives, at home, and outdoors. As the course progresses, the class explores the Adobe Photoshop program as a tool to refine images and explore options in manipulating imagery for expressive purposes. Note: Students must bring their digital camera to each class.
NCYP 316 Portfolio Prep: Perceptual Skills in Drawing (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Archie Veale $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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. No class October 18.
NCYP 324 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing From Life (Models) (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Archie Veale $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12.
NCYP 325 Portfolio Preparation: Visual Thinking Through Mixed Media Collage (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Mary Munday $300

Section A Meets 6/23/2014 to 7/3/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course delves into how an image is created, using thematic and/or conceptual ideas as the basis for composing finished pieces of art. Students begin with existing sketchbooks, images, and ideas as a starting point, and as fuel for further developing new images and drawings based on a purposeful theme, idea, or concept. Emphasis is on thinking critically about how and what to convey via visual imagery, problem-solving ideas from beginning to end, analyzing the efficacy of developed images (self as well as peers), and developing a repertoire of visual thinking techniques. Numerous images are generated, collected, sketched, drawn, re-drawn, or found, all for the purpose of developing collages that combine images with other wet and dry art media. A hands-on, exploratory and process-oriented course, students are guided to develop a cohesive body of three to four pieces for show. No class on October 18.