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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 (6/20-7/1) 0 credits - TBA $95

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 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 (6/20-7/1) 0 credits - TBA $70

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 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 (6/20-7/1) 0 credits - TBA $140

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

After Care-MICA
NCYP 112 Art Inspired by Nature (Grades 1-3) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 1-3. Budding artists will look at the natural world around them as inspiration for creating their art. Exploration of famous artists and excursions around the campus provide opportunities for students to directly study different natural forms for use in creating their own compositions. This course spans a wide range of art processes, such as drawing from nature, sculpting nature-inspired forms, using natural materials for mixed media collage, and recording changes in nature.
NCYP 115 Drawing Workshop for Children (Grades 3-5) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Section B Meets 7/18/2016 to 7/29/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 3-5. For the young artist who loves to draw, this fast-paced course offers a little bit of everything. Students create drawings from memory, observation, imagination, and in response to the art of master artists. 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. With the introduction of each new medium and technique, students create studies and sketches as preparation for several larger, refined pieces for the final art show. Emphasis is on exposure to a variety of traditional and non-traditional drawing media and surfaces, with hands-on process work and experimentation at the heart of learning each new drawing technique or medium.
NCYP 127 Painting with Fibers and Fabric (Grades 4-6) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. Fabrics in rich colors, textures and patterns can be found in every part of the world. The tactile qualities of each type of material make fibers and fabrics a medium that lends itself to layering, combining, bending, stitching and folding. With swatches of varied fabrics as 'paint', and a rich array of yarn, string and other fibers as 'lines', students in this course create collage, fabric decoupage, embellishment with stitchery, fabric pattern-making, and much more. Art forms such as quilting, applique, and embroidery, used throughout history for artful functional objects, are used as inspiration.
NCYP 144 Build It! Constructing Artistic Sculpture (Grades 1-3) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 1-3. Do you have a knack for putting together unusual materials to create interesting three-dimensional objects? In this hands-on, multi-media sculptural course, students use additive techniques to attach, glue, twist, stack, tie, dangle and arrange as they explore the ways varied materials can be combined to create expressive forms that may be artful, functional or both. Materials such as found objects, wood, paper and board are used for construction of these innovative sculptures, then they are embellished with a variety of natural and man-made materials. Students are encouraged to use their own artful thinking to find and bring in interesting objects and materials for use in this course.
NCYP 175 Ways of Seeing: A Drawing Workshop (Grades 4-6) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. 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.
NCYP 214 Learning to Draw through Manga NEW (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. MANGA is the Japanese word for comics. Manga characters possess easily recognizable features, and there is a wealth of Manga genres that appeals to children, teens, and adults of all ages and genders. Underlying the ability to "draw Manga" is a foundation of drawing skills that leads eventually to Manga style. While learning about Manga characters, compositions, and stories, students in this course will learn fundamental perceptual skills that will hone their realistic drawing abilities. By looking carefully at Manga use of light/shadow, body and face proportion and gesture, then juxtaposing that with expressive gesture, dialog, and context, students will understand the fundamentals of realistic rendering with a stylistic Manga flair.
NCYP 222 Computer Graphics for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Computer drawing uses the mouse, drawing stylus and tablets to simulate effects similar to those achieved in dry and wet media by artists and illustrators. Using graphic design programs in the Macintosh graphics lab, students work from imagination, memory and observation to create unique imagery. Student work involves preliminary planning in a sketchbook as they design imagery using montage and other special effects. Note: With the approval of the instructor and appropriate prerequisites, advanced students in high school may attend this course for independent advanced portfolio work with the instructor. Spots are limited.
NCYP 229 Wearable and Plush Art (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. Claes Oldenburg popularized it in the 1960's as soft sculptures but craft artists of today are bringing plush art into our homes making it a desirable and available art form. In this course students will have the opportunity to bring their imagination and ideas into a 3-D realm not often explored in classrooms. Make wearable art, lively soft sculptures even tapestries by sewing, felting, knitting and collaging soft/fiber materials together.
NCYP 234 The Art of Visual Journals (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 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. As a starting point, students find, alter, or 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 each student’s ongoing story.
NCYP 259 Digital Photography for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8..Starting with an understanding of compositional principles and basic functions of the digital camera, students learn to create and print images. Working in a Mac lab, students learn how to use Photoshop as a tool to refine images and explore options in manipulating imagery for expressive purposes. Students will be required to take images in class as well as outside of class for use on the computer. Note: Students must bring their digital cameras to each class.
NCYP 313 Portfolio Preparation: Expressive Portraiture 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12.This course 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 329 Portfolio Preparation: Digital Painting 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. This course focuses on the computer as a medium for creating original drawings and paintings in a digital format. Students will use drawing tablets and technology to enhance, manipulate, and “paint” in ways that, without a computer, simply wouldn’t be possible. Students will be encouraged to experiment with mixed media by way of scanned original drawings, studies, and images. Students should have measured confidence in their observational drawing skills (drawing from life and rendering by hand) before taking this course.
NCYP 330 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing with Light: Experimentation in Photography (Grades 9-12) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. By definition, the word photography means “to draw or write with light.” In this course we will explore some of the earliest forms of creating photographic images using both film and digitally based media. Students will be encouraged to make personally meaningful work by means of alternative processes such as Cyanotype, Van Dyke and cliche’ verre. Time exposures and digital manipulation will also be explored. Note: Students should have basic working knowledge of digital cameras and computer navigation. Program specific content will be taught (Photoshop, etc.)
NCYP 331 Portfolio Preparation: Oil Painting Techniques and Processes (Grades 9-12) 0 credits - TBA $340

Section A Meets 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. For students who have experience drawing from life and would like to learn more about the unique qualities of oil paint. Used as the primary medium throughout the history of painting, the versatility, and richness of oil paint have allowed artists to capture moments in time, events, and likenesses in ways that no other medium can. students work primarily from life using a combination of still-life, portrait, and landscape to develop skills in utilizing cohesive color schemes using specific oil painting techniques - underpainting, glazing, smooth application of color, impasto. Note: Students will use solvents in this course. Due to the use of oil pigments, a materials fee for this course will apply.