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Portfolio Preparation Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP 324 Oil Painting Techniques (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Anne Cremeans $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12.This class will focus on the study of oil painting basics from materials usage and care to the finer points of creating dynamic oil paintings. We will explore and put to use the concepts of Alla Prima, Imprimatura, Grisaille, and the Rule of “Fat Over Lean.” We will learn how to make our own oil paint, stretch our own canvases, and mix our own oil painting mediums. Students will be encouraged to explore personally meaningful subject matter as they embark on their search to discover, implement and combine different oil painting techniques. We will do multiple studies in which students will be encouraged to experiment with historical oil painting techniques used by the Masters throughout Art History. No class March 17 and March 31. Anne Cremeans received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a major in painting. While completing her BFA, she worked at the Academy’s After-School Art Program for High School Students teaching figure drawing. She received her Masters in the Arts of Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University. As an artist, Cremeans is primarily an oil painter with a focus on portraiture.
NCYP 350 Package and Product Design Grades 9-12 0.00 credits Mika Nakano $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday 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 355 Digital Illustration (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Foti $350.00

Section SPR Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 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.
NCYP 357 Surface Considerations for the Detail-Driven Artist (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Thomas Doyle $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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.