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Young People's Studio at MICA, Session 2

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CARE 102 YPS Before Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/2-7/13) 0.00 credits - TBA $115.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Before Care-MICA
CARE 112 YPS Lunch Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/2-7/13) 0.00 credits - TBA $

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Lunch-MICA
CARE 122 YPS After Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/2-7/13) 0.00 credits - TBA $150.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

After Care-MICA
NCYP 104 Illustrating Stories (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits Denise Webster $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday 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! No class on July 4.
NCYP 118 Parts to Whole: Playing with Pattern (Grades 3-5) 0.00 credits - TBA $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 3-5. A single pixel, a tiny mosaic square, a leaf or a petal, a cut piece of paper, a grain of sand, a stitch. It is abstract and singular. But when multiplied and manipulated, a transformation occurs, a new and amazing whole! Join us for a new and exciting course that is grounded in play, composition, detailing, repetition, and design. No Class July 4.
NCYP 135 Artology: Where Art and Science Meet (Grades 4-6) 0.00 credits Stephanie Goldberg $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. Curious about mixed media but not sure where to start? Jump off the drawing page to experiment with biological and chemical elements that transform artworks. Diversify your portfolio by capturing animal figure movements, employing nature to create sculpture, applying architectural concepts to build dreamscapes, using engineering foundations and geometry to strengthen 2D works through 3D exploration. No Class July 4.
NCYP 141 Up in the Air, On the Ground, Under the Sea (Grades K-2) 0.00 credits Katherine Waterworth $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades K-2. Let's take a journey into the imagination. Using children's 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. No Class July 4.
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 150 The Places We'll Go (Grades K-2) 0.00 credits Lisa Nersessian $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades K-2. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to faraway places across the seas? Let's ride elephants in Thailand, journey across the Pacific, travel by camel across the desert and fly up to the moon! In this unpredictable and adventurous course, students open their eyes to the colors, textures and styles of the people and places around the world (and beyond). From the most remote mountains to bustling cities, students explore the contrasts and similarities of cultures and places. Working with their "travel companions," students collaborate with classmates to select the places to which they journey, creating art along the way. No Class July 4.
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 194 Mad Scientist Art (Grades 4-6) 0.00 credits Stephanie Goldberg $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 4-6. Ready for a summer of experiments and adventures with art? Make paints from curious compounds, use chemistry to create colors, melt medals to mold sculptures and use nature to shape artworks. This class is for new and returning students alike, with all new projects to bring out the mad scientist in you! No class on July 4th.
NCYP 240 Draw Like da Vinci (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Denise Webster $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Leonardo da Vinci’s keen eye and innovative mind led him to generate countless sketches of his observations, ideas, and inventions. In careful detail, he visualized ideas and explored the unique qualities of animals, machines, plants, bones, and other man-made and natural forms through observational drawing. Drawing was used as a means to understand the world better. In this course, students step into his creative mind and try to see the world as he did. In doing so, they will “draw like da Vinci” and explore the varied ways line can be used to experience and understand the world visually. No Class July 4.
NCYP 247 Create a Better World (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Hayes Bowie $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Art can be used to bring awareness to an issue, instill a change of opinion, and call an audience to action. In this class we will explore social issues of our time, and advocate for a better world together through digital art making processes such as advertisements and posters, and other medias such as button making, products that serve a purpose, and clothing design via photo transfers. No Class July 4.
NCYP 253 Mixed Media: The Art of Collage (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits Hayes Bowie $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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. No Class July 4.
NCYP 276 Innovative and Metaphorical Self-Portraits (Grades 6-8) 0.00 credits - TBA $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 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 July 4.
NCYP 301 Drawing the Figure in Light and Space (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Amanda Foti $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course deals with the figure as a system of shapes and investigates the use of light to develop and render forms that construct the figure. Students explore tone and value to create and define the form of the figure within the space it exists. Perceiving the figure as positive and negative shapes and issues of proportion and anatomy are addressed. Using traditional drawing media, students work from the model in different interior settings to apply learned rendering techniques in developing figure drawings while establishing a convincing illusion of space in their compositions. No Class July 4.
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 302 Creating Art with Adobe Photoshop (Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits Ryan Foti $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. 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. No Class July 4.
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 310 Wet Media Portraits(Grades 9-12) 0.00 credits - TBA $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course is designed to help students refine their skills in portraiture in a variety of wet media. Students will experiment with acrylic, watercolor, and ink techniques as they learn to mix cohesive color palettes and apply both realistic and expressive value/marks to their portraits. No Class July 4.
NCYP 311 Drawing and Painting the Urban Landscape 0.00 credits Caitlin Selzer $340.00

Section A Meets 7/2/2018 to 7/13/2018 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Bolton Hill and the MICA Mount Royal Campus are the subjects for on-site studies of the urban scene. Students explore drawing and painting techniques in making sketches from observation. Using a mix of quick gestural drawings and more detailed sustained pieces, students will learn how to capture not only the realistic elements in the urban landscape, but also the essence or feel of the places and scenes they use as subject matter. Their sketches and other visual resources become the foundation for more finished compositions created in the studio. No Class July 4.