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YPS Weekend Classes at St. Paul's

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCSP 108 Art Adventures (Grades 1-3) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 9/10/2016 to 11/19/2016 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul. Grades 1-3. Students will take an imaginary journey through the pyramids of Egypt, a medieval castle, the palaces of Europe and the far east, or a village in Africa, Students learn about ways in which people from different times and places use their art to communicate their interests and values. Studying the similarities and differences of art forms from various cultures can reveal how people live and the things that are important to them. Students use the experience of their journey and their study of the art from these places as inspiration to create work and become aware of their own living adventures.
NCSP 124 Drawing Workshop for Children (Grades 3-5) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 9/10/2016 to 11/19/2016 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. Grades 3-5. For the young artist who loves to draw, this fast-paced course offers a little bit of everything. Students create drawings from memory, observation, imagination, and in response to the art of master artists. Different approaches, tools, materials and techniques are presented and explored using a diverse range of media, from pen and pencil to color explorations in pastel and paint. With the introduction of each new medium and technique, students create studies and sketches as preparation for several larger, refined pieces for the final art show. Emphasis is on exposure to a variety of traditional and non-traditional drawing media and surfaces, with hands-on process work and experimentation at the heart of learning each new drawing technique or medium.
NCSP 212 Faces and Figures (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 9/10/2016 to 11/19/2016 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. Grades 6-8. Learning to draw the human face and figure realistically can be fun, explorative, and expressive. In this course, students draw from observation to learn basic proportional guidelines and techniques for drawing the face and figure. Beginning with quick gesture drawings, a sequential range of exercises is planned to sharpen students’ perceptual skills and their understanding of the human form. Using both wet and dry media, students use each other and professional costumed models as subject matter for portraits and figure compositions. Students also have opportunity to view a variety of master figurative works from history as they explore expressive use of gesture, line, and color.
NCSP 301 Portfolio Preparation: Observational Drawing (Grades 9-12) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 9/10/2016 to 11/19/2016 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. Grades 9-12. The origins and multiple applications of concept art—from its origins in scenography, production design, and costume design to its current forms for film, television, animation, and video game—are investigated along with the confluence of the visual arts and the performing or movement-based arts. Students learn the basics of this practice through assignments that involve a variety of stylistic approaches.