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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 (7/5-7/15) 0 credits - TBA $85

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 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 (7/5-7/15) 0 credits - TBA $60

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 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 (7/5-7/15) 0 credits - TBA $125

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

After Care-MICA
NCYP 120 My Favorite People, Places & Things (Grades 1-3) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 1-3. In a safe, open, and nurturing environment, students are guided to explore their surroundings (indoors and out), notice shapes, and textures, talk about their findings, and tap into their sense of exploration and play. Using important people in their lives, memorable places they've been, and objects that have significant personal meaning, students create lively, colorful works using a variety of 2D and 3D techniques. Emphasizes creative problem-solving, idea-generation, and exploration of the attributes and limitations of various media.
NCYP 131 Clay Workshop for Children (Grades 3-5) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 3-5. Designed for young children who are interested in developing basic hand-building techniques to create both functional and decorative forms in clay. Using the clay work of different cultures and that of specific artists as inspiration, students will create unique forms, patterns, textures, and colors while exploring the medium and their ideas.
NCYP 137 Art Inspired by My Neighborhood (Grades 1-3) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 1-3. This environment-inspired course encourages students to look more carefully at the neighborhood around them, not only to see the buildings and structures it contains, but also to think about the people who live there and the natural living things that make the place beautiful. Students use structures in the area as the basis for collaged pieces. Inspired by artists who have used community and surroundings as the basis for their art, including Tom Miller (local Baltimore artist) and Red Grooms, students create both 2-D and 3-D works of art that define the neighborhood. Students use patterns and textures found in nature, in trees, the sky and ground, and in buildings as inspiration for their art.
NCYP 165 ReCycled, ReMade, ReSeen (Grades 4-6) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 4-6. Here is an opportunity to create something new from something forgotten or unwanted. Look around, cardboard tubes and boxes, plastic bottles and bottle caps, plastic forks and spoons, a broken coffee mug. Everywhere you look there is an object of waste waiting for a new purpose. In this course children will have the opportunity enhance perceptual skills by way of examining found objects for the countless alternative uses for creative expression. The magic happens when children respond to their imagination by creating sculptures, exploring surface design, or making collages, all which create narratives conveying a sense of playfulness and innovation.
NCYP 170 Cartoon Character Design (Grades 4-6) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 4-6. Throughout its long history, the art of cartooning has provided a wonderful means for people to express their opinions and ideas, entertain one another, bring forth laughter, and take amazing flights of fantasy. In this course, students learn how cartoonists develop their ideas, put together a unique persona of traits and physical features, and create the personality and appearance of an original cartoon character. Students learn the basic elements of drawing cartoon bodies, capturing expression through exaggeration, developing props, and writing dialog for short cartoon strips and one-panel cartoons featuring their original character.
NCYP 179 Life Drawing For Kids (Grades 3-5) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 3-5. 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. Understanding that to draw well, one must first learn to see well, students interact with fun “looking” exercises that challenge them to use their eyes and minds to collect information about the objects, people, and places around them in a fresh, new way! Different approaches, tools, and materials are explored through an array of media, from pen and pencil to pastel and paint.
NCYP 203 Perceptual Skills in Drawing (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. Designed for students who want to improve drawing skills and work toward more realistic drawings, this course focuses on drawing from observation. Students are guided through a carefully sequenced, step-by-step process designed to develop the student’s perception and thinking skills. This course provides children, even those who think they cannot draw, with an excellent bridge between drawing symbolically and working more realistically.
NCYP 221 Faces and Figures (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Learning to draw the human face and figure realistically can be fun, explorative and expressive. In this course, students draw from observation to learn basic proportional guidelines and techniques for drawing the face and figure. Beginning with quick gesture drawings, a sequential range of exercises is planned to sharpen students’ perceptual skills and their understanding of the human form. Using both wet and dry media, students use each other and professional costumed models as subject matter for portraits and figure compositions. Students also have opportunity to view a variety of master figurative works from history as they explore expressive use of gesture, line, and color.
NCYP 235 3D Workshop for Middle School (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 6-8. From wire and wood sculpture to clay, plaster, and carved forms, this course is for the student who thinks in three dimensions. Students combine a mixture of additive and subtractive techniques to create sculptures that may be large or small, smooth or rough, uniform or multi-colored, individual or collaborative. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Brancusi, Moore, Nevelson, and many more, students think about the way sculpture can convey a likeness, repeat forms, express a concept or emotion, and utilize space in visually interesting ways. Emphasis is on sculptures as artful 3-D objects that can be viewed from all sides, with a form and surface treatment that are cohesive and expressive of the students' ideas and vision.
NCYP 260 Graphic Design Workshop (Grades 6-8) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 6-8. Who designs all of the colorful soda can labels, CD covers, cereal boxes and other graphic images that entice you to pick-up, try, taste and purchase favorite products? In this course, the designer is you. Using the basic drawing toolbox in the Macintosh graphics lab, students use rendering skills (with a computer mouse), a scanner, the vast visual resources available via Internet, and text to create computer-generated packaging, advertisements, posters and promotions for real and fictional products. If you have a creative mind, a flair for text, and a love of computers, this course is for you.
NCYP 308 Portfolio Preparation: Drawing Out of the Box (Grades 9-12) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 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.
NCYP 314 Portfolio Preparation: Observational Drawing (grades 9-12) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12: Students hone observational drawing skills using a variety of 2-D media and specific subject matter such as still-life set-ups, objects, natural forms, and the surrounding landscape. Students learn numerous skills and techniques for representational drawing by focusing on and capturing what they see using value, shading, and contrast to create a sense of form. Composition is emphasized as students make purposeful decisions about how to organize space within a two-dimensional picture plane.
NCYP 315 Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 9-12) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Grades 9-12. Beginning with an understanding of compositional principles and the basic function, features, and possibilities of the digital camera, students learn to create and print digital images. From a variety of prompts intended to tap into students’ interpretation and experience of the visual world around them, students collect imagery around campus, in their daily lives, at home, and outdoors. 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. Note: Students must bring their digital camera to each class.
NCYP 328 Portfolio Preparation: Making Video (Grades 9-12) 0 credits - TBA $305

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/15/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Grades 9-12. This fun yet intensive course is designed for super-motivated students who want to learn creative video making. Students are idea-generators, scriptwriters, prop creators and actors in this exciting production. Fundamentals of video making are learned through exercises in writing, shooting, and editing. In addition, students learn how to plan a complex project, research a subject, create a storyboard and work as a member of a production team. Reviewing and discussing the work is an ongoing part of the program. Students work in small groups to produce their final projects.