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Young People's Studio at MICA, Session 2

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CARE 102 YPS Before Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/7-7/18) 0 credits - TBA $90

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Before Care-MICA
CARE 112 YPS Lunch Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/7-7/18) 0 credits - TBA $65

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Lunch-MICA
CARE 122 YPS After Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/7-7/18) 0 credits - TBA $135

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

After Care-MICA
NCYP 133 Kinetic Art: Kites, Mobiles and More (Grades 2-4) 0 credits Niki Moyer $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades: 2-4 In this course, students explore a variety of art forms that involve movement. They design and construct kites, create mobiles, and other art objects that flap, spin, fly, flutter and move. A variety of construction techniques are combined with drawing/decorating techniques as students explore the potential of their ideas, and material selections in creating both two-dimensional and three-dimensional kinetic art forms.
NCYP 154 Cartooning For Kids (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Mary Dickman $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday 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, design and bring to life original characters, and story-board events to create a cartoon strip. Students learn the basic elements of drawing cartoons, developing dialog, and creating sequences to express personally meaningful narratives.
NCYP 158 Personal Stories in Art (Grades 1-2) 0 credits Diane Yu $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 1-2. Using personal preferences, favorite people, important memories and daily happenings, young children use words and pictures to tell their own stories. Emphasis is on use of descriptive words, personal experiences, expressive writing and verbal story-telling. Shared narratives and collaborative work help students add richness and imagination to their stories. Using a visual journal, students record and embellish life experiences into fantastic adventures with a personal twist.
NCYP 161 The Places We'll Go (Grades 2-4) 0 credits Niki Moyer $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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 peoples 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 around the globe. Working with their ‘travel companions’, students collaborate with classmates to select the places to which they will journey, creating art along the way.
NCYP 165 ReCycled, ReMade, ReSeen (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Lillian Raab $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. Here is an opportunity to create something new from something forgotten or unwanted. Look around, cardboard tubes and boxes, plastic bottles and bottle caps, plastic forks and spoons, a broken coffee mug. Everywhere you look there is an object of waste waiting for a new purpose. In this course children will have the opportunity enhance perceptual skills by way of examining found objects for the countless alternative uses for creative expression. The magic happens when children respond to their imagination by creating sculptures, exploring surface design, or making collages, all which create narratives conveying a sense of playfulness and innovation.
NCYP 185 Clay Workshop for Little Hands (Grades K-2) 0 credits Thomas Doyle $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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 227 Drawing Workshop for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Hayes Bowie $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Fast-paced drawing course engages students in a variety of short and sustained studies intended to develop drawing skills and abilities. Different approaches, tools, materials, and techniques are presented and explored using a diverse range of drawing 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. Written reflection, self-assessment, and ability to participate in group critiques are key components of this course.
NCYP 232 Stop Motion Animation Workshop (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Mary Dickman $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Section B Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. From flip-books and line-drawn characters to paper and sculpey figures, anything that can be moved, adjusted, manipulated and photographed can become the subject for stop-action animation. Using simple flip-books and Nick Park's mind-boggling Wallace and Gromit stop-action series as inspiration, students work in groups to develop their own humorous skits. In this creative, collaborative animation "studio",students develop storyboards and characters as they design the backdrop and take shots for a 15-30 second short animation. By documenting each set-up, with adjustments between each shot, students learn how to bring characters alive the old-fashioned way.
NCYP 256 Exploring Color Media (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Hayes Bowie $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. Using a variety of dry and wet color media such as oil and chalk pastels, watercolor, and paint, students explore the powerful role color plays in an artwork’s mood, atmosphere and overall visual impact. In order to make informed decisions about color, students first learn color relationships and color theory as they create a series of related compositions that reflect specific color schemes. Throughout the course, students view the works of master painters as inspiration for the infinite ways color can be utilized for stylistic and expressive purposes.
NCYP 261 Introduction to Fashion Design NEW (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Lillian Raab $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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 326 Portfolio Preparation: Beyond the Self Portrait (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Bryan Bieniek $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Explore how a self-portrait is created, beginning with the traditional self-portrait and then branching into thematic and/or color conceptual ideas about self as the basis for composing self-portraits that may or may not include a ace. Students begin with observational work using mirrors and dray drawing media, then express themselves via self-portrait in unusual, meaningful and innovative ways, problem solving ideas from beginning to end, analyzing the efficacy of developing images (self as well as peers) and developing a repertoire of visual thinking techniques.
NCYP 330 Portfolio Preparation: Making Art with Video (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Brandon Nicklas $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. This fun yet intensive course is designed for super-motivated students who want to learn creative video making. Students are idea-generators, scriptwriters, prop creators and actors in this exciting production. Fundamentals of video making are learned through exercises in writing, shooting, and editing. In addition, students learn how to plan a complex project, research a subject, create a storyboard and work as a member of a production team. Reviewing and discussing the work is an ongoing part of the program. Students work in small groups to produce their final projects.
NCYP 333 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing & Painting the Urban Landscape (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Archie Veale $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 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 348 Portfolio Preparation: Sculptural Studies (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Joel Baldwin $330

Section A Meets 7/7/2014 to 7/18/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

(Grades 9-12.) In this survey style course students will explore a variety of sculptural tools, materials, and techniques in search of their own creative vision. Students will be exposed to both traditional and contemporary sculptors, and will conduct their own research through experimentation and material exploration. Students should exhibit a willingness to challenge and refine their personal aesthetic in order to create meaningful works of art.