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Portfolio Preparation Courses: Summer

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCSP ES912 Early Summer One Week Session Grades 9-12, Location: St. Paul's School 0.00 credits Anne Cremeans $500.00

Section A Meets 6/12/2017 to 6/16/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Class-time: 9:30 am - 12 noon; Supervised Mid-day Activities 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Class-time 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
Painting from Observation This course is designed to help students refine their skills in observing color, making purposeful choices about color, and painting from life. Students will experiment with acrylics, temperas and watercolors as they learn to mix cohesive color palettes and apply both realistic and expressive color to their pieces. Art historical exemplars will be used to emphasize the incredible diversity of styles and expressiveness that can be achieved with color.
NCSP 301 Portfolio Preparation: Observational Drawing (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Hoge $315.00

Section A Meets 7/3/2017 to 7/14/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. Grades 9-12. In this course, students hone observational drawing skills using a variety of 2-D media and specific subject matter such as still-life set-ups, objects, natural forms, and the surrounding landscape and/or cityscape. Students learn numerous skills and techniques for representational drawing by focusing on and capturing what they see using value, shading and contrast to create a sense of form. Composition is emphasized as students make purposeful decisions about how to organize space within a 2-dimensional picture plane. No class on July 4th.
NCSP 310 Portfolio Preparation: Beyond the Self Portrait (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Hoge $315.00

Section A Meets 7/3/2017 to 7/14/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. 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. No class on July 4th.
NCSP 313 Oil Painting (grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Anne Cremeans $350.00

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. Grades 9-12. For students who have experience drawing from life and would like to learn more about the unique qualities of oil paint. Used as the primary medium throughout the history of painting, the versatility, and richness of oil paint have allowed artists to capture moments in time, events, and likenesses in ways that no other medium can. students work primarily from life using a combination of still-life, portrait, and landscape to develop skills in utilizing cohesive color schemes using specific oil painting techniques - underpainting, glazing, smooth application of color, impasto. Note: Students will use solvents in this course. Due to the use of oil pigments, a materials fee for this course will apply.
NCSP 316 Portfolio Prep: Drawing & Painting Inspired by Nature 0.00 credits Allison Yancone $350.00

Section A Meets 7/17/2017 to 7/28/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. Location: St. Paul's Schools. Nature has always been a source of inspiration for artistic creating throughout the ages. Intended for the student who is moved by beauty and wishes to respond artistically to the colors, textures and forms found in nature, this course is a remarkable journey in collaborating with nature to create very personal, meaningful art. Rather than simply drawing from life, students are asked to think critically about subject matter choices and points of view. Beginning with open-ended prompts to help determine personally meaningful or symbolic subject matter for life-drawing, students respond visually by seeking places, objects, and scenes to communicate personal narratives. Students think deeply and critically about how to infuse a work from life with symbolic meaning, mood, and personal style via distinct personal mark-making and expression.
NCSP 317 Portfolio Prep: Exploring Color Media (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Hoge $350.00

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Using a variety of dry and wet color media, students explore the powerful role of color on 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.
NCSP 318 Portfolio Prep: Kinetic Sculpture Design (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Hoge $350.00

Section A Meets 7/17/2017 to 7/28/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Location: St. Paul's Schools. Using a variety of recycled everyday materials, students will develop mechanisms to create a moving sculpture. This STEAM type art class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) will allow students to explore concepts of simple machines, motors, and circuits to understand their uses into making animated sculptures. Students will use the Engineering Design Process to draw and design their creation, develop a working sculpture and test their design. Some tools will be used, with instruction on their safe use. This will include pliers, clippers, glue gun, soldering iron, and hand drill. Batteries not included.
NCYP ES912 Early Summer One Week Session Grades 9-12, Location: Mt. Royal Campus 0.00 credits Marcella Volini $500.00

Section A Meets 6/12/2017 to 6/16/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Course: 9:30 am - 12 noon -- ; Mid Day Activities 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Course: 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Form Over Function In this course, students will build upon the functional purpose of ceramics to create meaningful ceramic objects. In this endeavor, students will engage in a universal art practice that cultures from around the globe have practiced for thousands of years. Using historical references as a starting point, students will create personal artifacts that focus on concepts specific to contemporary culture. Students will become familiar in working with form as a metaphor to extend beyond functionality. Throughout the course, students will gain proficiency in using a variety of hand building techniques and explore different methods of glazing.
NCYP 302 Creating Art with Adobe Photoshop (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Joel Baldwin $350.00

Section A Meets 7/17/2017 to 7/28/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course involves students using digital imaging programs in creating and manipulating images using the Macintosh computer. Students learn to use the Adobe Photoshop suite and scan images as they explore the potential of the medium and create personally meaningful compositions. Using a variety of created and found images, students then learn how to make complex compositional decisions and visual effects via use of filters, the graphics drawing toolbox, color effects, and artful use of text. Students' works are printed and copied to CD for their portfolios. No Class July 4.
Ryan Foti graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from MICA in 2008, and completed his Master of Arts in Teaching there in 2009. Ryan both practices and teaches blending traditional and digital art making practices. He currently teaches at Mount Saint Joseph High School, a Xaverian Sponsored School in Baltimore City and has worked with the YPS program at MICA for over ten years.
NCYP 311 Drawing and Painting the Urban Landscape 0.00 credits Caitlin Selzer $315.00

Section A Meets 7/3/2017 to 7/14/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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. No Class July 4.
NCYP 313 Portfolio Preparation: Expressive Figure and Portraiture 0.00 credits Mika Nakano $350.00

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12:Focuses on ways that drawing the portrait and self-portrait, partial or full figure, can go beyond investigating and accurately rendering the subject, and instead, become a vehicle for exploration within the artist. Students interpret and manipulate color, value, line, and other elements to a more personal end, so that finished portraits become a reflection of the students’ own feelings and values. The goal is to free the artist from the expectation of realistic rendering and provide the opportunity to react, explore, and draw from a deeper source. Individual and group critiques round out each session.
NCYP 315 Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Raissa Rosenbaum $315.00

Section A Meets 7/3/2017 to 7/14/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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. No class on July 4th.
NCYP 330 First Light: Digital Black and White Photography (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Alyssa Stokes $350.00

Section A Meets 7/17/2017 to 7/28/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course provides the student with an introduction to artistic, technical and historic aspects of black and white photography. Developing the "photographer's eye," students learn about and apply various compositional devices and considerations in selecting subjects and in taking and editing digital images. References to master photographers and the historical development of photography are included in the context of students' activities. Bring your own digital camera for this course.
Amanda Foti '08 '09 (B.F.A./M.A.T.) is chair of the Art Department and a photography instructor at Overlea High School in Baltimore County. She challenges students to consider the external factors of the art-making process (what the student is being required to do) as well as the internal factors (how the student relates to the personal theme they explore).
NCYP 337 Portfolio Preparation: Expressive Portraiture (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Daniel Lee $315.00

Section A Meets 7/3/2017 to 7/14/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course focuses on ways that drawing the portrait and self-portrait, partial or full figure, can go beyond investigating and accurately rendering the subject, and instead, become a vehicle for exploration within the artist. Students interpret and manipulate color, value, line and other elements to a more personal end, so that finished portraits become a reflection of the students own feelings and values. The goal of the course is to free the artist from the expectation of realistic rendering and provide the opportunity to react, explore and draw from a deeper source. Individual and group critiques round out each session. No class on July 4th.
NCYP 346 Introduction to Printmaking (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Raissa Rosenbaum $350.00

Section A Meets 7/17/2017 to 7/28/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course is for the art student who wants to learn about the history and power of printed media while also exploring ways that to produce multiples of their own designs. From wood to posters, t-shirts to tote bags, stickers, and more, students will explore various printmaking techniques through prompts geared towards personal meaning-making. Techniques will include: linoleum block printing, monoprinting, plexi-glass etching, and screen printing.
NCYP 349 Portfolio Prep.: Abstract Painting- Expanding Visual Perception 0.00 credits Daniel Lee $350.00

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course introduces the high school student interested in painting to the spectrum of abstraction. Students will gain confidence in painting fundamentals while abstraction is demystified through a historical context, practical theory, and a variety of strategies for young artists. We will explore the many approaches to abstraction by tracing a history of early modern experiments to contemporary abstract painters. Learners will experience and appreciate the kaleidoscopic techniques of vision and representation that accompany an increasingly complex relationship of observer, to space, forms, and ideas through the last century.
NCYP 350 Package and Product Design Grades 9-12 0.00 credits Mika Nakano $315.00

Section A Meets 7/3/2017 to 7/14/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. They say 'don't judge a book by its cover,' but it is the artist's job to enhance and encompass what the product entails to entice the right audience or consumer. In this class students will design, engineer, and invent creative ways to represent products, and configure new products to improve the old. Creative problem solving is at the heart of this class as students engage in 2D, 3D, and digital prompts. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCYP 351 Portfolio Prep: Technique and the Conceptual Self 0.00 credits - TBA $315.00

Section A Meets 7/3/2017 to 7/14/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

During the first week of class students will focus on technical skill building through observational drawing and painting. Students will gain pre-requisite skills in dry and wet media including but not limited to: graphite, ink, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic. Over the second week students will develop a series of artworks in response to structured self-reflection activities developed in their sketchbooks. Students interested in the following majors should consider this course: Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, General Fine Arts, Illustration, Interdisciplinary Sculpture, Painting, and Printmaking
NCYP 357 Surface Considerations for the Detail-Driven Artist (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Hannah Ireland $350.00

Section A Meets 7/17/2017 to 7/28/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course is designed for the artist who is a noticer of detail, and attracted to the meditative process, patience and beauty of detail oriented artworks. This course will explore the art of paper cutting, layered drawing on transparent surfaces, and intricate mark making in 2D and 3D formats. Within these processes there is potential to explore both abstract and representational ways of working to fit each student's individual interests and style. No class March 17 and March 31.