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Current Courses for Elementary & Middle School Students

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCSP 129 Drawing & Painting from Observation and Imagination (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits James Travers $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. Grades 3-5. In this course, students develop both technical and creative skill sets on a 2D surface with a variety of wet and dry media. Demonstration of formal approaches to making combined with open-ended student driven prompts, allow budding artists to develop a strong foundation in both rendering realistic artworks, and the visual potential of their own inventive ideas. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCSP 164 Emotional Expressions (Grades K-2) 0.00 credits Natovian McLeod $350.00

Section SPR Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Location: St. Paul's School. Grades K-2. What do our emotions mean to us? Inspired by children’s literature, each week young artists will focus on a single emotion, all while discovering new art media and processes along the way. While young artists have an opportunity to create unique outcomes under the prompt of the day, we will learn visual and verbal representations of our emotions can bring us together as a community of artists. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCSP 231 Innovative and Metaphorical Self Portraits (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Joel Baldwin $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Students begin with the traditional self-portrait and an understanding of basic facial proportions, then branch into thematic and/or metaphorical ideas about self as the basis for composing expressive self-portraits that may or may not include a face. Students begin with observational work using mirrors and dry drawing media such as charcoal, pastels, and pencil. Once this foundation is established, various prompts will guide students to think about expressing themselves via self-portrait in unusual, meaningful, and innovative ways. No class March 17 and March 31. Joel Baldwin is Baltimore County Art teacher, BS in Art Education from Penn State, MS in Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University. He loves teaching many different styles of art and allowing students to explore their creative talents through traditional and computer-generated media.
NCYP 132 Every Picture Tells a Story (Grades K-2) 0.00 credits Lisa Nersessian $350.00

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

Grades K-2. Every picture tells a story draws upon the natural tendency for young artists to tell colorful and elaborate stories. Using children's literature and picture books as rich sources of imagery and storylines, students weave their own stories individually and in collaboration with peers. Students examine the work of artist-illustrators such as Chris Van Allsburg, David Wiesner, Maurice Sendak, and Eric Carle to see how they create exciting imagery in telling their stories. Large-scale drawings, booklets, varied paper surfaces/techniques, and story performances are just a few of the creative ways stories will be recorded and passed on. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCYP 145 Symbolic Masks (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits Natalie Drutz $350.00

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

Grades 3-5. Students who have a flair for the dramatic will enjoy the creative and performance components of this class. Masks have a rich history of allowing the wearer to shield or explore their identity in expressive and inventive ways, take on a new personality, and channel positive energy through movement and sound. Using diverse cultures, personal experience, memories, and dreams as inspiration, students design and construct beautiful adornments and masks to express aspects of their own lives and personalities. Working in groups, students have opportunity to create and perform short skits to share a narrative with an audience. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCYP 163 Encounters with Painting (Grades K-2) 0.00 credits Katherine Waterworth $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades K-2. Painting is full of surprises for young children. Exploring, expressing, and experimenting with paint allows opportunity for learning about colors and how to mix them as well as an excellent opportunity for the development of a personal symbolic communication. In this course students will have repeated experiences with the fully expressive medium as they discover various kinds of paint, multiple tools for applying wet media and investigating different surfaces. This course is about the process yet undoubtedly will have special value to the children as it will be a means for vivid representation of their innermost ideas and feeling. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCYP 175 Ways of Seeing: A Drawing Workshop (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Thomas Doyle $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Grow as an artist by exploring your abilities to not only draw but to see. This course builds upon technical skills acquired through observational drawing while providing experiences for students to enhance additional art skills such as examination, analysis, interpretation, and experimentation. Conversations, inquiries and playful activities will inspire each other to create and see in new ways. Students will use both sketchbooks and large-scale drawing surfaces with wet and dry media. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCYP 177 The Expedition, Journey as Destination (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits - TBA $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 3-5. Get ready to embark upon an amazing journey of the imagination. In this course, students celebrate their elite prowess as explorers and find a unique way to showcase their fantastic discoveries. Students begin their journey by creating a map of a place that exists only their imaginations. Through rich narrative, visualization and exploration, students visit and explore their fantastic places, elaborating upon ideas and documenting discoveries via drawing from observation, collage, printmaking, fiber arts, and sculpture. An explorer’s notebook is the holding form for sketches and notes, and the artifacts created and placed on the map help tell the story of each student's travels. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCYP 246 Paper Engineering (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Mika Nakano $350.00

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

Grades 6-8. Instead of staring at a blank surface wondering what to draw or paint with the most two-dimensional art material available, explore a variety of three dimensional approaches that transform, elevate and truly show off paper’s versatility. This class pays homage to paper art via surface manipulation, explorations of fragility and strength, structural design problems, and the potential of moving parts that create a new whole. No class March 17 and March 31.
NCYP 254 Exploring Painting and Media Techniques (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Katherine Waterworth $350.00

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

Grades 6-8. The focus of this course is on the techniques that are used in painting media. Specific painters are studied as students become involved in a series of structured painting exercises to develop painting skills and learn about the qualities of different painting media and techniques. Students apply knowledge gained from their painting exercises to fully developed compositions. No class March 17 and March 31.Katie Waterworth is an artist and teacher from Silver Spring MD. Katie attended MICA for undergrad and received her BFA in fiber with a concentration in experimental fashion. After graduation, Katie worked as a seamstress and as a preschool art teacher before returning to MICA to get her MAT. Katie currently teaches arts integration, costume design, and visual art in Anne Arundel County.
NCYP 265 Architectural Design (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Steven Gordon $350.00

Section A Meets 1/27/2018 to 4/14/2018 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Interested in Architecture? Learn how to design and build from start to finish your own structure(s) in this new course offering. From design problem, to technical illustration, to 3D model; this class serves to give a strong foundation in the process and materials used by architects to complete a structural work of art. No class March 17 and March 31.