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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 (6/19-6/30) 0 credits - TBA $100

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 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 (6/19-6/30) 0 credits - TBA $75

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 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 (6/19-6/30) 0 credits - TBA $145

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 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 credits Antoinette Hawkins $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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 112 Art Inspired by Nature (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Hayes Bowie $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. Artists may travel outside the studio to create works of art by observing the natural environment. In this class, students use the school campus to draw and paint from nature, investigating the forms, colors, patterns and textures observed to create compositions of natural forms. Studies of natural environments are also made working from still life compositions in the studio setting created by bringing in elements of nature and forming interesting arrangements of natural forms. Historic and contemporary painters serve as mentors as students learn about how these artists bring their subjects to life and make us feel, smell and see their worlds just as we draw and paint the world around us.
NCYP 141 Up in the Air, On the Ground, Under the Sea (Grades K-2) 0 credits Lisa Nersessian $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades k-2. Let's take a journey into the imagination. Using childrens literature as a starting point for "takeoff," students embark on flights over cities, fast journeys by train over land, and underwater excursions by submarine. As artist-travelers, students record - in paintings, prints and drawings - the things they see from a bird's eye view, a bug's-eye view, a fish-eye view and much, much more. Each journey is an exploration of an unfamiliar habitat, full of new textures, colors, living creatures and plant life waiting to be captured in vibrant works of art.
NCYP 151 Painting the World Around Me (Grades K-2) 0 credits Ryan Foti $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades K-2. For the young artist who loves to draw and wishes to dive into a world of color, this course journeys from mark-making with dry media into the world of paint and other wet media. From looking and sketching exercises to experimentation with color, students will explore how color can be used for expressive purposes. Paint media such as watercolor and tempera paint will be used to explore how colors interact to create various effects, mixed colors, and textures. Emphasis will be on noticing details about the surrounding world and finding ways to communicate experiences with brush-strokes, lines, and splashes of color.
NCYP 172 Clay Portraits and Other 3D Media (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Mary Munday $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades: 4-6. This is no ordinary portrait class! While the traditional portrait is often a 2-dimensional likeness of a person's face, in this course, we turn the notion of portrait upside down. Juxtaposing the versatility of clay with facial proportion (for literal portraits) and symbolic form (for metaphorical portraits), young artists learn to consider how portraits can be achieved with or without a face, and in ways that extend far beyond the 2-dimensional. Students manipulate clay for varied textures, shapes, and surface effects to a more personal end, so that finished "portraits" become a reflection of the students' own interests, feelings and values. The goal of the course is to free the artist from the expectation of realistic rendering and provide the opportunity to react, explore and "draw" from a deeper source.
NCYP 179 Life Drawing For Kids (Grades 3-5) 0 credits Denise Webster $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 3-5. Do you love to draw and wish to learn how to draw what you see more realistically? This course is an exciting balance of learning how to see and how to capture contours, apply tones, and develop shading to make objects 'pop' off the page. With the basic understanding that in order to draw well, one must first learn how to see, students are engaged in fun looking exercises that challenge them to use their eyes and minds to collect information about the objects, people, and places around them. They will discover how to see the world in a fresh, new way! 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.
NCYP 184 Drawing and Painting Workshop for Children (Grades 4-6) 0 credits Denise Webster $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. In this fast-paced drawing course, students are engaged in a variety of short and sustained studies intended to develop their drawing skills and abilities. Different approaches, tools, materials and techniques are presented and explored using a diverse range of drawing media, from pen and pencil to color explorations in pastel and paint. Students create drawings from observation, imagination, and in response to the art of master artists and their peers. Students maintain a sketchbook and work toward developing a portfolio of their drawings for presentation. Written reflection, self-assessment, and ability to participate in group critiques are key components of this course.
NCYP 205 Creating Art with Adobe Photoshop (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Joel Baldwin $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. This course involves students using digital imaging programs in creating and manipulating images using the Macintosh computer. Students learn to use the Adobe Photoshop suite and scan images as they explore the potential of the medium and create personally meaningful compositions. Using a variety of created and found images, students then learn how to make complex compositional decisions and visual effects via use of filters, the graphics drawing toolbox, color effects, and artful use of text. Students' works are printed and copied to CD for their portfolios.
NCYP 228 It's All About Me - Self-Portraits and Journaling: Grades 6-8 0 credits Mika Nakano $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 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 253 Mixed Media: The Art of Collage (Grades 6-8) 0 credits Hayes Bowie $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. In this course, middle school students explore and apply ways in which disparate imagery and materials can be arranged to create compositions that are both aesthetically pleasing and expressive of ideas and feelings. Students explore the potential of a variety of ideas, images and materials in designing and creating compositions of subject and topics that have personal meaning. Using a balance of found images and created images, students are encouraged to create narrative works, with equal emphasis on treatment of the work's surface, choice and arrangement of images, and selection of media.
NCYP 313 Portfolio Preparation: Expressive Figure and Portraiture 0 credits Mika Nakano $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12:Focuses on ways that drawing the portrait and self-portrait, partial or full figure, can go beyond investigating and accurately rendering the subject, and instead, become a vehicle for exploration within the artist. Students interpret and manipulate color, value, line, and other elements to a more personal end, so that finished portraits become a reflection of the students’ own feelings and values. The goal is to free the artist from the expectation of realistic rendering and provide the opportunity to react, explore, and draw from a deeper source. Individual and group critiques round out each session.
NCYP 325 Portfolio Preparation: Visual Thinking Through Mixed Media Collage (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Mary Munday $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course delves into how an image is created, using thematic and/or conceptual ideas as the basis for composing finished pieces of art. Students begin with existing sketchbooks, images, and ideas as a starting point, and as fuel for further developing new images and drawings based on a purposeful theme, idea, or concept. Emphasis is on thinking critically about how and what to convey via visual imagery, problem-solving ideas from beginning to end, analyzing the efficacy of developed images (self as well as peers), and developing a repertoire of visual thinking techniques. Numerous images are generated, collected, sketched, drawn, re-drawn, or found, all for the purpose of developing collages that combine images with other wet and dry art media. A hands-on, exploratory and process-oriented course, students are guided to develop a cohesive body of three to four pieces for show.
NCYP 338 Portfolio Preparation: Books: Building and Binding (Grades 9-12) 0 credits Hannah Ireland $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course will explore the structure and content of books, and creating books as a "holding forms" for ideas and stories, and as artistic sculptural forms. Students will develop skills in traditional and innovative bookbinding in order to bind their own sketchbooks and stories, and create works of art based on the book form. The course will include papermaking, altered book sculpture, and visits to the Decker Library at MICA to view artist books from the collection.
NCYP 349 Portfolio Prep.: Abstract Painting- Expanding Visual Perception 0 credits Daniel Lee $350

Section A Meets 6/19/2017 to 6/30/2017 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course introduces the high school student interested in painting to the spectrum of abstraction. Students will gain confidence in painting fundamentals while abstraction is demystified through a historical context, practical theory, and a variety of strategies for young artists. We will explore the many approaches to abstraction by tracing a history of early modern experiments to contemporary abstract painters. Learners will experience and appreciate the kaleidoscopic techniques of vision and representation that accompany an increasingly complex relationship of observer, to space, forms, and ideas through the last century.