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YPS Weekend Classes at St. Paul's

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCSP 147 Cartoon Character Design (Grades 3-5) 0 credits James Travers $340

Section A Meets 1/28/2017 to 4/8/2017 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. Grades 3-5.Cartooning provides a wonderful means for young people to express their opinions and ideas, entertain one another, bring forth laughter, and take amazing flights of fantasy. Young artists will learn how cartoonists develop their ideas, put together a unique persona of traits and physical features, and create the personality and appearance of an original cartoon character. Artists will learn basic elements and create their own cartoon strips and one-panel cartoons with original characters. Note: No class on March 18. Instructor: Jamie Travers has been teaching YPS for 15 years and graduated from MICA with a Masters in Art Education. He is a resident artist at the Howard County Center of the Arts.
NCSP 163 Media Explorations (Grades K-2) 0 credits Katherine Waterworth $340

Section A Meets 1/28/2017 to 4/8/2017 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades K-2). Location: St. Paul's Schools. Young artists are offered a variety of exciting art experiences based upon explorations of his or her immediate world. Using a variety of art media, artists translate learning into drawings, paintings, craft, and sculpture. In creating their art, the artists explore visual concepts such as open/closed, smooth/rough, and straight and curved as perceived in art and the visual world. Lessons are designed to actively engage children in the creative process. Note: No class on March 18. Instructor: Katie Waterworth earned both her BFA in Fibers and Masters of Art in Teaching degree from MICA. Her expertise includes fiber arts and early childhood art education.
NCSP 230 Ways of Seeing: A Drawing Workshop (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Hannah Ireland $340

Section A Meets 1/28/2017 to 4/8/2017 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Location: St. Paul's School.This course builds upon technical skills acquired through observational drawing while providing experiences for young artists to enhance additional skills such as examination, analysis, interpretation, and experimentation. Through conversations, inquiries, and playful activities, young artists will inspire each other to create and see in new ways. Artists will use both sketchbooks and large-scale drawing surfaces with wet and dry media. Note: No class on March 18. Instructor: Hannah Ireland is an artist, printmaker, and art educator from Chicago with a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She will earn her Masters of Art in Teaching degree from MICA this year.