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Young People's Studio at MICA, Session 3

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CARE 103 YPS Before Care - Mt Royal Location; Session III (7/20-7/31) 0 credits - TBA $95

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Before Care-MICA
CARE 113 YPS Lunch Care - Mt Royal Location; Session III (7/20-7/31) 0 credits - TBA $70

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Lunch-MICA
CARE 123 YPS After Care - Mt Royal Location; Session III (7/20-7/31) 0 credits - TBA $140

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

After Care-MICA
NCYP 109 Eastern Painting, Asian Art (Grades 2-4) 0 credits Diane Yu $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 2-4. Get ready to travel to beautiful places in the Far East! This course explores how nature and cultural differences have contributed to the Eastern conception and representation of the natural world. As they journey through Asia, students will have opportunity to view an amazing array of brushwork, Japanese/Korean scenes from nature, and the subtle beauty of calligraphic work. Students will try their hand at Sumi ink painting, gestural brushwork, scroll paintings, and the design and creation of name chops to sign all of their art pieces.
NCYP 116 Clay Workshop for Little Hands (Grades 1-2) 0 credits Kelly Bissell $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 1-2. 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!
NCYP 127 Cartooning Techniques (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Meghann Harris $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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 137 Encounters with Drawing (Grades 1-2) 0 credits Lisa Nersessian $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 1-2. Drawing is a natural mode of communication that children rarely resist. It can be a wonderful way for all children to become creative regardless of their educational level. In this course children will have multiple encounters with drawing that include mark making, creating sketches, diagrams, and images that are completed art works. These encounters will focus on media exploration by working with various drawing tools and personal expression of themes that relate directly to their experiences and lives. Noting that observational drawing is not the only form of good drawing practice, children in this course will have opportunities to work observation and recollection as well as expanding drawing vocabularies by working from memory and imagination as a means of creative expression of ideas and feelings.
NCYP 160 Handbuilding with Clay: (Grades 2-4) 0 credits Mary Munday $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 2-4.Throughout the centuries, hand-built clay objects have served numerous purposes, allowing people to transport materials, store grains, protect treasures, and hold liquids. Students to pinch clay forms, use slip and score techniques to join pieces of clay, make even coils, and roll even slabs. Using a rich array of clay techniques using only hand-held tools and processes, students experiment with drape-molds, hand-built vessels, functional items, and decorative sculpture. Under-glazing and glazing techniques are used to embellish clay surfaces.
NCYP 169 Wearable Art, Adornments and Accessories (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Natalie Drutz $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 4-6. 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 214 Sculpt Like da Vinci NEW (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Mary Munday $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. Flying machines, portrait busts, and architectural monuments…Leonardo da Vinci was an inventive artist who worked in an impressive array of media! Using Leonardo and his works as inspiration, this course will ask students to investigate a variety of 3D materials and tools in order to create and solve artistic design problems. Students will tackle ideas a complex as the Fibonacci sequence while using simple everyday materials such as rubber bands and found object counter weights to bring movement and life to their artworks.
NCYP 215 Digital Photography for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Sarah Bushin $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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.
NCYP 221 Perceptual Skills in Drawing (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Joel Baldwin $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 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.
NCYP 245 Faces and Figures (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Joel Baldwin $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. Learning to draw the human face and figure realistically can be fun, explorative and expressive. In this course, students draw from observation to learn basic proportional guidelines and techniques for drawing the face and figure. Beginning with quick gesture drawings, a sequential range of exercises is planned to sharpen students’ perceptual skills and their understanding of the human form. Using both wet and dry media, students use each other and professional costumed models as subject matter for portraits and figure compositions. Students also have opportunity to view a variety of master figurative works from history as they explore expressive use of gesture, line, and color.
NCYP 302 Portfolio Prep.: Multi-Media Artist- Blending Digital and Traditional Art Making (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Alyssa Stokes $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. Traditional media such as drawing, painting, and printmaking are not the only means of making interesting and engaging pieces of art. In this course we will focus on manipulating these art-forms using alternative processes and technologies in order to create original multimedia pieces. Students will explore high resolution scanning, GIFs and animations, solvent transfers, print making, and others skills in an effort to push the boundaries of art-making and presentation.
NCYP 308 Portfolio Preparation: Printmaking Workshop (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Ryan Hoge $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12:In this course, students explore the potential of printmaking media, processes and techniques for creating visual compositions. Works by traditional and contemporary printmakers that include relief, intaglio and mono-printing techniques are studied and provide guidance and inspiration for students’ prints. Single prints and editions of prints are produced and prepared for presentation in class exhibitions and for students’ portfolios. Note: No class on October 17.
NCYP 321 Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Flash Animation (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Sarah Bushin $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. In today's technical age, motion graphics are a necessary and valuable trade. In this class, learn about the basics of Adobe Flash and how to apply those skills to making time-based art pieces, including motion pieces that define and also promote. Use a variety of basic graphic design concepts including hierarchy, framing, and typography, in order to create intriguing motion work.
NCYP 347 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing Out of the Box (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Bryan Bieniek $340

Section A Meets 7/20/2015 to 7/31/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course is designed to build upon, expand, and heighten students’ concept of drawing. Using both conventional and unconventional drawing tools, students investigate markmaking and use of color as it relates to the development of symbolic and expressive form. Gesture and line quality are carefully considered as powerful means of expression. Working from observation, imagination, music, dreams, and memory, students learn to expand their own creative possibilities.