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Young People's Studio at MICA, Early Summer One Week Program

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCYP ES102 Early Summer One Week Session Grades K-2, Location: Mt. Royal Campus 0.00 credits Katherine Waterworth $500.00

Section A Meets 6/12/2017 12:00:00 AM to 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Course: Drawing the World Around Me 9:30 am - 12 noon -- ; Supervised Lunch 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Course: Seeing, Thinking, Knowing, and Creating 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
DRAWING THE WORLD AROUND ME Get ready to see the world in a whole new way! This course offers the child a variety of exciting art experiences based upon explorations of his/her immediate world. The child-artists are encouraged to explore the world through experiencing texture, color, line, and shape through use of movement, touch, and sight. Using a variety of drawing media, the child translates his/her world through expressive mark-making and line. From very small to very large drawings, individual work to collaborative murals, this course will open up a world of possibilities.
SEEING, THINKING, KNOWING AND CREATING Children in this class are involved in a variety of activities to further develop their ability to observe and represent observed and imagined visual forms. Connections are made with the work of historical and contemporary artists as children are introduced to the kinds of thinking and decision making that are part of art making and the creative process. For subject matter, students are encouraged to draw upon the things they know from personal experience, the things they see in their world, and the things they think and wonder about.
NCYP ES305 Early Summer One Week Session Grades 3-5, Location: Mt. Royal Campus 0.00 credits - TBA $500.00

Section A Meets 6/12/2017 12:00:00 AM to 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Course:Illustrating Stories (with Mika Nakano) 9:30 am - 12 noon; Supervised Lunch 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Course:Puppetry and Performing Arts (with Natalie Drutz) 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.

Morning Course: ILLUSTRATING STORIES 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! Instructor: Mika Nakano

Afternoon Course:PUPPETRY AND PERFORMING ARTS In this course, students explore the various styles of puppetry: performing objects, shadow figures, large-scale outdoor parade puppets, and toy theater. Emphasis is on creating a unique and contemporary language of object, gesture, and story, with equal attention given to the artistic/visual qualities of the art objects themselves and the purposeful use of these objects in student-designed performances. Inspiration for each style of puppet will be derived from a variety of places and artists, from the shadow plays of India to the contemporary object work of Hannah Tierney. Instructor: Natalie Drutz
NCYP ES608 Early Summer One Week Session Grades 6-8, Location: Mt. Royal Campus 0.00 credits - TBA $500.00

Section A Meets 6/12/2017 12:00:00 AM to 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Course: Learning to See and Draw the Face 9:30 am - 12 noon; Supervised Lunch 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Course: Stop Action Animation (with Mika Nakano) 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
LEARNING TO SEE AND DRAW THE FACE As students enter the middle school, there is a strong desire to produce artwork in a realistic representation. In this course, students receive directed instruction related to the anatomy and structure of the human head. Considering the skull as the basis for shaping the head and face, students work from skull models, diagrams, each other and themselves in developing understandings and skills needed to effectively represent the human head and face.
STOP ACTION ANIMATION From flip-books and line-drawn characters to paper and sculpey figures, anything that can be moved, adjusted, manipulated and photographed can become the subject for stop-action animation. Using simple flip-books and Nick Park’s mind-boggling Wallace and Gromit stop-action series as inspiration, students work in groups to develop their own humorous skits. In this creative, collaborative animation “studio,” students develop storyboards and characters as they design the backdrop and take shots for a 15-30 second short animation. By documenting each set-up, with adjustments between each shot, students learn how to bring characters alive the old-fashioned way. Instructor: Mika Nakano
NCYP ES912 Early Summer One Week Session Grades 9-12, Location: Mt. Royal Campus 0.00 credits Marcella Volini $500.00

Section A Meets 6/12/2017 12:00:00 AM to 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Course: Portfolio Prep: Studio 1 9:30 am - 12 noon -- ; Supervised Lunch 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Course: Portfolio Prep: Studio 2 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm. SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8 Grades 9-12. Portfolio Prep
STUDIO 1 AND 2: Set up like a college studio course, this all-day studio workshop begins with a review of students’ current interests, with discussion about student’s aspirations for growing in specific artistic areas. Work is primarily 2-dimensional and spans a wide range of both wet and dry media, from pencil and charcoal to paint. This course emphasizes skills development and development of the creative thought process. Students keep a reflective journal and sketchbook as they identify areas to strengthen in their artwork. Beginning with a series of studies and exercises in the morning, students also work independently with the instructor to develop and plan for tailored art problems which they then explore and develop in the afternoons.