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Portfolio Preparation Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP 308 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing Out of the Box (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Bryan Bieniek $340

Section A Meets 9/12/2015 to 11/21/2015 on Saturday 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. Note: No class on October 17.
NCYP 313 Portfolio Preparation: Expressive Figure and Portraiture 0 credits Archie Veale $340

Section A Meets 9/12/2015 to 11/21/2015 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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 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. Note: No class on October 17.
NCYP 315 Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Bryan Bieniek $340

Section A Meets 9/12/2015 to 11/21/2015 on Saturday 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. Note: No class on October 17.
NCYP 327 Portfolio Preparation: Painting Techniques (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Kathleen Chenowith $340

Section A Meets 9/12/2015 to 11/21/2015 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Using a variety of paint media such as inks, watercolor, tempera paint, and acrylic paint, students in this course explore a array of paint materials, brushes, and techniques. Emphasis is on breaking “out of the box” in expressive use of color media, with a variety of prompts guiding students to make meaning and incorporate narratives into their work. This is a fast-paced class, with students generating a large body of work. Note: No class on October 17.