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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 (7/21-8/1) 0 credits - TBA $90

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 (7/21-8/1) 0 credits - TBA $65

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 (7/21-8/1) 0 credits - TBA $135

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Lillian Raab $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Niki Moyer $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Caitlin Selzer $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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, put together a unique persona of traits and physical features, and create the personality and appearance of an original cartoon character. Students learn the basic elements of drawing cartoon bodies, capturing expression through exaggeration, developing props, and writing dialog for short cartoon strips and one-panel cartoons featuring their original character.
NCYP 137 Encounters with Drawing (Grades 1-2) 0 credits Niki Moyer $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Lillian Raab $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Joel Baldwin $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Jillian Jenkins $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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.
NCYP 215 Digital Photography for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Kathryn Sowinski $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Jillian Jenkins $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Section B Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from to .

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 Kathryn Sowinski $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Meghann Harris $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12.
NCYP 308 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing Out of the Box (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Rachel Valsing $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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. Note: No class on March 14 and April 4.
NCYP 321 Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Flash Animation (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Joel Baldwin $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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 Meghann Harris $330

Section A Meets 7/21/2014 to 8/1/2014 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.