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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCSP 108 Art Adventures (Grades K-2) 0.00 credits Stephanie Goldberg $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul. Grades K-2. Students will stamp their passport through 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. Note: No class on September 30.
NCSP 130 Sculpting Toys, Designing Games (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits James Travers $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's (Grades 3-5). Cars and trucks, people and animals have been subjects for toys over time. In this class, students create their own versions and interpretations of toys that both move and stand still. Students use sketching and drawing as the basis for their planning. Students select from a variety of materials, including wood, wire and found objects in developing their fanciful toy sculptures. Note: No class on September 30.
NCSP 233 Understanding Dimension: Drawing through Conceptual Sculpture (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Steven Gordon $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's Schools. Grades 6-8.This course provides young artists with an innovative and hands-on way to gain a more complex understanding of dimension (2D and 3D). Students explore realistic and abstract drawing skills through the development and construction of conceptual sculpture. With the premise that students understand dimension more fully if they create 3D objects, then draw them in 2D, students first become familiar with actual space within three-dimensions by building individual and collaborative 3D forms as installation works. Once built, students draw the sculptural forms using a variety of media. Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 104 Illustrating Stories (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits Mika Nakano $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 3-5. Do you love to create and tell fantastic stories? Can you tell a story through drawings? In this course, students look at a series of beautifully illustrated children’s books as inspiration for their own personal story-telling and image-making. Using a variety of 2-dimensional media, students create innovative and diverse pages for a very unique illustrated story. Students who are avid readers and imaginative writers enjoy the literacy component of this course. Students who wish for more encouragement in reading and expressing thoughts in writing also benefit from this fun class! Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 173 Clay Workshop for Little Hands (grades K-2) 0.00 credits Mary Munday $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades K-2. Nowhere is there a medium more malleable and versatile than clay. Intended for our youngest artists and framed within an energetic context of play, tactile experiences, exploration and discovery, this course is intended to get students immersed in working creatively to create forms, apply textures, and consider the varieties of surface effects with glaze. Students extrude, roll, press, mold, shape, squeeze, pinch, and drape clay in unusual ways to create beautiful, artful clay objects. Once familiar with the basic characteristics, possibilities and limitations of clay, students will find that the options are virtually endless! Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 192 Three Drawing Modes (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits Mika Nakano $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 3-5.This course focuses on ways that artists generate ideas and approach art making. Artists explore three approaches to drawing: from memory, imagination, and observation in order to express personally generated concepts. Inspiration is pulled from a variety of leading exercises and brainstorming sessions that foster student choice all while students learn technical skills in a variety of media. Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 193 Making with Steam (Grades K-2) 0.00 credits Lisa Nersessian $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades K-2. Art-making is one delightful way to experience scientific, engineering, and mathematical concepts first-hand. As artists, we'll experiment with tools, materials, and techniques to make discoveries. Using artistic disciplines, like painting, printmaking, and sculpture, we'll engage in purposeful play to see what happens when we create with concepts such as viscosity, friction, and balance. We'll work in an open-ended way, focusing on processes instead of specific subjects. Connecting disciplines while creating beauty, we'll explore the way our world works. Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 203 Perceptual Skills in Drawing (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Natalie Drutz $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. Designed for students who want to improve drawing skills and work toward more realistic drawings, this course focuses on drawing from observation. Students are guided through a carefully sequenced, step-by-step process designed to develop the student’s perception and thinking skills. This course provides children, even those who think they cannot draw, with an excellent bridge between drawing symbolically and working more realistically. Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 243 Classical Meets Modern: Painting through the Movements (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Natovian McLeod $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

(Grades 6-8). Most would characterize great art as exhibiting outstanding technical skill and accuracy in observed form. But as the history of art progresses, modern art shows that an artist’s flexibility in media application, conceptual approach and attempting something new are just as important. Looking at and practicing art technique from a variety of art movements, allows young painters to develop and strengthen their understanding of the full breadth of wet media, enhance their versatility as a painter, and make informed decisions about their own unique aesthetic moving forward. Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 262 Design Lab: Portfolio Development for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Meghann Harris $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. What does it take to be a commercial artist and designer? In this course students will explore pathways in the field of design including graphic and industrial design, pattern design, and even interior design. Students will work in a variety of traditional and digital media to create their own original artworks and develop a personal portfolio. While this course is especially designed for students who require a design-based portfolio for entrance into high school art programs, it is also open to those who wish to explore design-based learning and art making. Note: No class on September 30.
NCYP 264 Developing your Photographic Eye (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Alyssa Stokes $350.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM to 11/18/2017 12:00:00 AM on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Anyone can take a good photograph in today’s technological world, but how do you stand out above the rest as a photographer? This digital photography class develops the photographic eye via engaging prompts that assist in looking at the world through a unique lens, exploring a variety of compositional strategies, working in series, and developing a solid foundation in Photoshop for editing and strengthening a young photographer’s body of work. Students are asked to bring their own cameras for this course. Note: No class on September 30.