facebook pixel

Students, staff & faculty can login to access personalized content.

Parent & Guardian Access is located here.

Please enter your login info

Forgot your password?

[Skip to Content]

Portfolio Preparation Courses

To register online for courses, visit our Online Registration page. For information about the YPS After School Program at St. Paul’s Schools, please click here.

Click a Course's Title to read its description and meeting times.

Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP 301 Drawing the Figure in Light and Space (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Mika Nakano $360.00

Section A Meets 9/15/2018 to 11/17/2018 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Section B Meets 9/15/2018 to 11/17/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course deals with the figure as a system of shapes and investigates the use of light to develop and render forms that construct the figure. Students explore tone and value to create and define the form of the figure within the space it exists. Perceiving the figure as positive and negative shapes and issues of proportion and anatomy are addressed. Using traditional drawing media, students will work from the model in different interior settings to apply learned rendering techniques in developing figure drawings while establishing a convincing illusion of space in their compositions. Instructor: Mika Nakano ’12 (M.A.T.) is a freelance illustrator and art teacher. Her holistic, play-based teaching is a direct influence on her work as an artist. Through experimentation and play she finds the process of creating just as important as the result.
NCYP 315 Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Thomas Doyle $360.00

Section A Meets 9/15/2018 to 11/17/2018 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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.
NCYP 324 Oil Painting Techniques (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Anne Cremeans $360.00

Section A Meets 9/15/2018 to 11/17/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

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 — under-painting, 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. Instructor: Anne Cremeans received her B.F.A. from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a major in painting and her M.A.T. from Notre Dame of Maryland University. As an artist, Cremeans is primarily an oil painter with a focus on portraiture
NCYP 355 Digital Illustration (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Foti $360.00

Section A Meets 9/15/2018 to 11/17/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. Digital Illustration offers formal instruction on how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for a variety of drawing and design problems such as: character development and portraiture, dimensional settings and environments, visual marketing, the power of minimal aesthetics, and metaphorical approaches to making.
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.