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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 Painting with Fibers and Fabric (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. Fabrics in rich colors, textures and patterns can be found in every part of the world. The tactile qualities of each type of material make fibers and fabrics a medium that lends itself to layering, combining, bending, stitching and folding. With swatches of varied fabrics as 'paint', and a rich array of yarn, string and other fibers as 'lines', students in this course create collage, fabric decoupage, embellishment with stitchery, fabric pattern-making, and much more. Art forms such as quilting, applique, and embroidery, used throughout history for artful functional objects, are used as inspiration.
NCYP 107 Draw, Paint, Make(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. For young artists who aren't afraid to immerse themselves in making large-scale, messy, and creatively wonderful works of art, this course combines 2D drawing and 3D building in innovative ways. Using imagination, memory, and observation, students engage in media explorations to produce colorful, expressive 2D pieces. These pieces are then combined, collages, and constructed to make final compositions that are beyond the ordinary!
NCYP 142 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 1:00 PM to 3:30 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 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 The Places We'll Go (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. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to faraway places across the seas? Let's ride elephants in Thailand, journey across the Pacific, travel by camel across the desert and fly up to the moon! In this unpredictable and adventurous course, students open their eyes to the colors, textures and styles of the people and places around the world (and beyond). From the most remote mountains to bustling cities, students explore the contrasts and similarities of cultures and places. Working with their "travel companions," students collaborate with classmates to select the places to which they journey, creating art along the way.
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 Real & Fanciful Landscapes (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. In this introductory landscape course, students take a fantastic journey into some truly unusual landscapes. Using children's literature as inspiration, students embark upon fanciful journeys into a colorful world of realistic, personal, and fanciful landscapes. They will create cityscapes, oceanscapes, and scenes from both an insect's point of view and a birds-eye view. From there, they will journey to far-away places to capture moonscapes and underwater seascapes. Emphasis is on problem-solving, exercising the imagination, using writing to enhance fanciful scenes, and experimentation with a variety of materials and techniques.
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 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 240 Intro to Fashion Design(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.For the fashion savvy young artist, this course introduces students to the world of style! Students explore fashion design concepts through sketching, fabric selection and design, color combinations, pattern design, and use of textures in garments. Beyond designing clothing items, students also consider fashion trends, past and present, in order to create garments, accessories, hats, and other innovative "wearables" that push the boundaries of existing styles. After guiding students through the basic vocabulary and skills needed to be successful fashion designers, students are presented with challenges and clients for whom they must design original creations for specific purposes. The course ends with a fabulous fashion show of all the designers' creations.
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: Altered Books & Visual Journals (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. The art of bookmaking was once a craft limited to written books. Today, artists use creative and inventive approaches to construct and bind books that tell stories, hold images, or become a journal to hold memories and ideas. The holding form of the book is as artful as the content within. In this class, students explore the book as both an art object as well as a personal and symbolic holding form for written and visual narrative. Students learn techniques for making accordion books, scrolls, bound journals, and much more. Careful consideration is given to the paper types and form chosen to match the overall intent and structure of the book.
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.
NCYP 324 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing & Painting the Urban Landscape (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.Bolton Hill and the MICA Mount Royal Campus are the subjects for on-site studies of the urban scene. Students explore drawing and painting techniques in making sketches from observation. Using a mix of quick gestural drawings and more detailed sustained pieces, students will learn how to capture not only the realistic elements in the urban landscape, but also the essence or feel of the places and scenes they use as subject matter. Their sketches and other visual resources become the foundation for more finished compositions created in the studio.
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. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.