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Young People's Studio at MICA, Session 1

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CARE 101 YPS Before Care - Mt Royal Location; Session I (6/18-6/29) 0.00 credits - TBA $130.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Before Care-MICA
CARE 111 YPS Lunch Care - Mt Royal Location; Session I (6/18-6/29) 0.00 credits - TBA $

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Lunch-MICA
CARE 121 YPS After Care - Mt Royal Location; Session I (6/18-6/29) 0.00 credits - TBA $165.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

After Care-MICA
NCYP 109 Real and Fanciful "Scapes" (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits Sae Jang $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 3-5. In this introductory landscape course, students take a fantastic journey into some truly unusual landscapes. Using children’s literature as inspiration, students embark upon fanciful journeys into a colorful world of realistic, personal, and fanciful landscapes. They will create cityscapes, oceanscapes, and scenes from both an insect’s point of view and a birds-eye view. From there, they will journey to far-away places to capture moonscapes and underwater seascapes. Emphasis is on problem-solving, exercising the imagination, using writing to enhance fanciful scenes, and experimentation with a variety of materials and techniques.
NCYP 133 Tell a Story, Draw a Story (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits Sae Jang $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades:3-5. This course draws upon the young child's natural tendency to tell colorful, elaborate stories, full of imagination and vivid imagery. Using children's literature and picture books as rich sources of imagery and fantastic story lines, students will weave their own stories, individually and in collaboration with peers, exploring a variety of story "holding forms" along the way. 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.
NCYP 154 Cartoons: Life Within the Lines (Grades 4-6) 0.00 credits Joel Baldwin $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 4-6. Line is truly the prime tool of a cartoonist. In this course, students explore line and different aspects of cartoons such as cells, comic strips, and comic books. Students look at artwork created by a number of different cartoon artists working in a variety of materials. By first developing a story line, students create original characters and learn how to capture the attention of the readers through works as well as pictures. In developing props and scenery and scenery, students utilize and develop skills in both drawing from life and using their imaginations. Emphasis is on creativity, the use of visuals, observing real life, exercising the imagination, writing stories, and experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques.
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 178 Let's See the World (Grades K-2) 0.00 credits Lisa Nersessian $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades K-2. This new course is designed to enable very young artists to start building a foundation in artistic vision and perceptual skills. Using primarily 2D processes such as drawing, painting, and printmaking, students take on the role of ?detectives? as they build the habits of mind and perceptual skills needed to see and behave as artists. Students are involved in choice-making every step of the way, helping to organize real-life subjects and exploring visually fascinating objects such as toys, foods, natural objects, and more. Cultural references to craft objects, architecture, diverse environments, and animals allow students to develop a visual repertoire at a very early stage in their artistic development.
Lisa Nersessian (BFA, RISD, MAT, MICA) has loved working with the youngest artists in MICA's YPS program since 2004. She has enjoyed teaching art at the middle school level for Howard County Public Schools, and has mentored graduate student teachers. Lisa currently creates artwork for her Etsy shop, participates in a parent co-op preschool and lives with her family in Howard County.
NCYP 204 Emotional Expressions Grades K-2 0.00 credits Katherine Waterworth $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades K-2. What do our Emotions mean to us? Inspired by a children’s book, each week young artists will focus on a single emotion and their own visual interpretations, all while discovering new art media and processes along the way. While young artists have an opportunity to create unique outcomes, we will also see how expressing our emotions can bring us together.
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 209 Learning to See & Draw the Face (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Denise Webster $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. As students enter 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.
NCYP 215 Printmaking Workshop (Grades 4-6) 0.00 credits Joel Baldwin $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. This course is ideal for students who wish for a change from drawing from life and are ready for a process-oriented course that will yield surprising results. Originally used as a means of duplicating images, printmaking has become an art form in its own right. From a handful of basic techniques in creating printing plates, students learn that the artistic results can be infinite depending on colors, pressure, and the plates themselves are manipulated. Emphasis is on developing a personal repertoire of symbols and imagery that are then incorporated into single prints as well as editions of prints. If you have never explored printmaking beyond the standard relief linoleum print, then this class will open your eyes to the amazing variety of ways prints can be generated, manipulated, and put to use.
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 228 Self Portrait and Journaling Grades 6-8 0.00 credits Denise Webster $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8.If you like to capture moments of life through images, drawings, text, and stories, this course is for you! Learn innovative ways that artists use the journal/sketchbook as a vehicle for telling personally meaningful stories. Using both a literal representation of self (the self-portrait) and figurative expression of personal stories, students explore a variety of ways to express who they are on the outside and inside. As a starting point, students construct books that will become the holding form for journaling concepts, memories, stories, preferences, opinions, dreams and much more. Emphasis will be on journaling via the written word, then using the imagery created by those words to develop drawings, paintings and collages using a variety of wet and dry media. Each session will emphasize a ‘chapter’ in the students’ ongoing story.
NCYP 232 Stop Action Animation (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits - TBA $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. 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.
NCYP 259 Digital Photography for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Amanda Foti $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Beginning with an understanding of compositional principles and the basic function of the digital camera, students learn to create and print digital images. As the course progresses, the class explores the Adobe Photoshop program as a tool to refine images and explore options in manipulating imagery for expressive purposes. This course takes place in a Macintosh graphics lab and on-site around campus to take photos. Students will be required to take images in class as well as capture images outside of class for use on the computer.
Amanda Foti '08 '09 (B.F.A./M.A.T.) is chair of the Art Department and a photography instructor at Overlea High School in Baltimore County. She challenges students to consider the external factors of the art-making process (what the student is being required to do) as well as the internal factors (how the student relates to the personal theme they explore).
NCYP 308 Drawing Outside of the Box (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Foti $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course is designed to build upon, expand, and heighten students’ concept of drawing. Using both conventional and unconventional drawing tools, students investigate markmaking and use of color as it relates to the development of symbolic and expressive form. Gesture and line quality are carefully considered as powerful means of expression. Working from observation, imagination, music, dreams, and memory, students learn to expand their own creative possibilities.
Ryan Foti graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from MICA in 2008, and completed his Master of Arts in Teaching there in 2009. Ryan both practices and teaches blending traditional and digital art making practices. He currently teaches at Mount Saint Joseph High School, a Xaverian Sponsored School in Baltimore City and has worked with the YPS program at MICA for over ten years.
NCYP 336 Beyond the Still Life: Introducing Symbolism (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Hoge $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. Intended for the student who wishes to flesh out an art portfolio with representational work, this course is a mix of figurative, landscape/cityscape, and still-life work. Rather than simply drawing from life, however, students are asked to think critically about subject matter choices and points of view. Beginning with open-ended prompts to help determine personally meaningful or symbolic subject matter for life-drawing, students respond visually by seeking places, objects, scenes, and actions to communicate personal narratives. Students gain skills in rendering realistically, creating form through light and dark, and developing strong compositions. While doing so, students also learn how to make purposeful selections in composing a piece of art. Students think deeply and critically about how to infuse a work from life with symbolic meaning, mood, and personal style via distinct personal mark-making and expression.
NCYP 346 Introduction to Printmaking (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Diane Yu $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course is for the art student who wants to learn about the history and power of printed media while also exploring ways that to produce multiples of their own designs. From wood to posters, t-shirts to tote bags, stickers, and more, students will explore various printmaking techniques through prompts geared towards personal meaning-making. Techniques will include: linoleum block printing, monoprinting, plexi-glass etching, and screen printing.
NCYP 356 Kinetic Sculpture Grades 9-12 0.00 credits Ryan Hoge $375.00

Section A Meets 6/18/2018 to 6/29/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Using a variety of recycled everyday materials, students will develop mechanisms to create a moving sculpture. This STEAM type art class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) will allow students to explore concepts of simple machines, motors, and circuits to understand their uses into making animated sculptures. Students will use the Engineering Design Process to draw and design their creation, develop a working sculpture and test their design. Some tools will be used, with instruction on their safe use. This will include pliers, clippers, glue gun, soldering iron, and hand drill. Batteries not included.