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Portfolio Preparation Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP 302 Portfolio Preparation: Creating Art with Adobe Photoshop (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Bryan Bieniek $340

Section A Meets 1/28/2017 to 4/8/2017 on Saturday 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. Note: No class on March 18. Instructor: Bryan Bieniek received a BFA in painting and a Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) degree from MICA. With 12 years teaching experience, he specializes in portfolio prep offerings at YPS, and mentors MAT students enrolled at MICA.
NCYP 308 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing Out of the Box (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Bryan Bieniek $340

Section A Meets 1/28/2017 to 4/8/2017 on Saturday 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 18. Instructor: Bryan Bieniek received a BFA in painting and a Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) degree from MICA. With 12 years teaching experience, he specializes in portfolio prep offerings at YPS, and mentors MAT students enrolled at MICA.
NCYP 312 Portfolio Prep: Alternative Printmaking Studio 0 credits Meghann Harris $340

Section A Meets 1/28/2017 to 4/8/2017 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Printmaking is a historically rich art medium that can be explored in innumerable creative ways. For the process driven artist, this alternative printmaking course focuses on disciplines in print that can be practiced in and out of the YPS studio. Student will use a variety of materials to learn about relief, transfer, and stencil processes for printmaking. Note: No class on March 18. Instructor: Meghann Harris earned both her BFA in Graphic Design and MAT degree from MICA. Her expertise includes design thinking, and digital media.
NCYP 313 Portfolio Preparation: Expressive Portraiture 0 credits Daniel Lee $340

Section A Meets 1/28/2017 to 4/8/2017 on Saturday 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 their own feelings and values. Individual and group critiques round out each session. Note: No class on March 18. Instructor: Rob Lee holds a MFA in Painting and Sculpture from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MAT degree from MICA. His expertise includes drawing, painting, and sculpture.
NCYP 321 Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Flash Animation (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Meghann Harris $340

Section A Meets 1/28/2017 to 4/8/2017 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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.Note: No class on March 18. Instructor: Meghann Harris earned both her BFA in Graphic Design and MAT degree from MICA. Her expertise includes design thinking, and digital media.