Programs for Children

YPS Summer Art Camp at MICA

Check back in early November for Summer Art Camp offerings.

Early Summer One Week Session Grades K-2, Location: Mt. Royal Campus

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Class Time 9:30 am - 12 noon -- ; Mid-Day Activities: 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Class Time 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
Encounters with Painting
Painting is full of surprises for young children. Exploring, expressing, and experimenting with paint allows opportunity for learning about colors and how to mix them as well as an excellent opportunity for the development of a personal symbolic communication. In this course students will have repeated experiences with the fully expressive medium as they discover various kinds of paint, multiple tools for applying wet media and investigating different surfaces. This course is about the process yet undoubtedly will have special value to the children as it will be a means for vivid representation of their innermost ideas and feeling.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/11/2018 - 6/15/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Courtney Payne

Early Summer One Week Session Grades 3-5, Location: Mt. Royal Campus

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Class Time 9:30 am - 12 noon; Mid-Day Activities 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Class Time 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
Life Drawing for Kids
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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/11/2018 - 6/15/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Joyce Lin

Late One Week Session Grades K-2 Mt Royal Campus

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Course: 9:30 am - 12 noon; Mid-day Activities 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Course: 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
Art Adventures Taking an imaginary journey through the pyramids of Egypt, a medieval castle, the palaces of Europe and the far east, or a village in Africa, Students learn about ways in which people from different times and places use their art to communicate their interests and values. Studying the similarities and differences of art forms from various cultures can reveal how people live and the things that are important to them. Students use the experience of their journey and their study of the art from these places as inspiration to create work and become aware of their own living adventures.
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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/30/2018 - 8/3/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Caroline Creeden

Late Summer One Week Session Grades 3-5 Location: Mt. Royal Campus

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Course: 9:30 am - 12 noon -- ; Mid-day Activities: 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Course: 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
Real and Fanciful Scapes
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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/30/2018 - 8/3/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Mary Munday

Late Summer One Week Session Grades 6-8 Location: Mt. Royal Campus

SCHEDULE INCLUDES -- Before Care 8:00 - 9:30 am; Morning Course: 9:30 am - 12 noon -- ; Mid-day Activities: 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Afternoon Course: 1:00 - 3:30 pm; After Care 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
Wet Media Portraits
This course is designed to help students refine their skills in portraiture in a variety of wet media. Students will explore acrylic, watercolor, and ink techniques as they learn to mix cohesive color palettes and apply both realistic and expressive value/marks to their portraits.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/30/2018 - 8/3/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Amanda Foti

My World in Three Dimensions (Grades 4-6)

Grades 4-6.One of the most exciting ways of making art is working with sculptural media to create three-dimensional art forms. In this course, students use sculptural media including wire, plaster, wood, clays and other natural materials to create sculptures, assemblages and installations. In the process, students gain experience with many sculptural forms and media, discover a variety of artists and heighten spatial and kinesthetic awareness. Using sketches and working from observation, memory and imagination, students make personally meaningful work that is inspired by their interests and objects of our everyday world.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Caitlin Selzer

Illustrating Stories (Grades 3-5)

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!

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Denise Webster

Real and Fanciful "Scapes" (Grades 3-5)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Sae Jang

Drawing Workshop (Grades 4-6)

Grades 4-6. Do you love to draw? In this class, students are involved in a variety of experiences in developing their drawing skills and abilities. 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. 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.
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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section 0
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Alfonso Fernandez-Vazquez
Section 1
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Joel Baldwin

Drawing Workshop for Middle School

Grades 6-8. Fast-paced drawing course engages students in a variety of short and sustained studies intended to develop 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. Written reflection, self-assessment, and ability to participate in group critiques are key components of this course.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section 0
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Hayes Bowie

Treasures from the Sea (Grades 3-5)

Grades 3-5. The focus of this class centers around the many wonderful things that live in and around the sea. Using observation, imagination and the art of others, students experience different drawing, painting and sculpture media and techniques to explore the visual qualities of various sea creatures, and the potential of the subject for expressive compositions. Students learn and apply selected design elements and principles in creating exciting and unique compositions.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Mary Munday

Parts to Whole: Playing with Pattern (Grades 3-5)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Katherine Waterworth

Kinetic Sculpture (Grades 6-8)

Grades:6-8. Using a variety of recycled everyday materials, students will develop mechanisms to create a moving sculpture. This STEAM based 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. No class July 4th.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Sae Jang

Artology: Where Art and Science Meet (Grades 4-6)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Stephanie Goldberg

Out of This World (Grades K-2)

Grades K-2. In this course, students will become artistic astronauts as they explore a variety of media and art making processes while addressing the theme of outer space! Students will be given opportunities to create an assortment of projects ranging from painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpting in unconventional ways order to build foundations in technical skill, observation, and imaginative inquiry. Focus will be placed on how art can be applied to describe a big idea in multiple ways, and to help students flourish as both researcher and creative thinker.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Courtney Payne

UP IN THE AIR, ON THE GROUND, AND IN THE SEA- GRADES K-2

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. Note: No class on March 16. Instructor: Mika Nakano ’12 (M.A.T.) is a freelance illustrator and art teacher. Her holistic, play-based teaching is a direct influence on her work as an artist. Through experimentation and play she finds the process of creating just as important as the result.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Katherine Waterworth

The Places We'll Go (Grades K-2)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Lisa Nersessian

Cartoons: Life Within the Lines (Grades 4-6)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Joel Baldwin

LET’S SEE THE WORLD GRADES K-2

GRADES K-2: This 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. Note: No class on March 16.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Lisa Nersessian

Making with STEAM (Grades K-2)

Grades K-2. -Art-making is one delightful way to experience scientific, engineering, and mathematical concepts first-hand. As artists, we'll experiment with tools, materials, and techniques to make discoveries. Using artistic disciplines, like painting, printmaking, and sculpture, we'll engage in purposeful play to see what happens when we create with concepts such as viscosity, friction, and balance. We'll work in an open-ended way, focusing on processes instead of specific subjects. Connecting disciplines while creating beauty, we'll explore the way our world works

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Lisa Nersessian

Mad Scientist Art (Grades 4-6)

Grades 4-6. Discover the secrets of science behind multimedia art. Students will conduct their own pastel color chemistry experiment, uncover secret codes, apply da Vinci’s observation techniques to draw nature items, create paints using flowers and vegetables, separate colors using chromatography, explore crystallization techniques in painting and create cyanotypes with the hot summer sun. Curious about investigating science in art? Come along on the journey that merges students’ sense of wonder with unique material applications in art.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Stephanie Goldberg

Weaving: Raveling and Unraveling (Grades 3-5)

Grades 3-5. What can a single line accomplish? How can a single line change when it is twisted, knotted, wrapped, layered, and woven? In this course we will experience weaving as creative, expressive, metaphorical and experimental art medium. We will spin and dye our own yarn, build our own looms, weave unusual materials, and learn traditional and un-traditional ways of weaving.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Emotional Expressions Grades K-2

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..

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Katherine Waterworth

Learning to See & Draw the Face (Grades 6-8)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Denise Webster

Introduction to Printmaking (Grades 9-12)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Joel Baldwin

Self Portrait and Journaling Grades 6-8

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Denise Webster

Stop Action Animation (Grades 6-8)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Natalie Drutz

Draw Like da Vinci (Grades 6-8)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Denise Webster

Create a Better World (Grades 6-8)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Hayes Bowie

Mixed Media: The Art of Collage (Grades 6-8)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Hayes Bowie

Digital Photography for Middle School (Grades 6-8)

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).

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Amanda Foti

Intro to Fibers and Fabrics Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8. Students in this class use a variety of fabrics and fibers for creating artworks. Ways that artists such as Faith Ringgold, Lesley Dill and Joyce Scott use fabrics and fibers as a means of creative expression are examined. Students explore stitching, weaving, tie dye and transfer techniques, as well as combinations of created and found materials in creating their own expressions.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Caitlin Selzer

Digital Collage (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Hayes Bowie

Innovative and Metaphorical Self-Portraits (Grades 6-8)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Robert Penn

Experimental Photography (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8. 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, photo transfer and cliche’ verre. Photo collage, digital montage and other digital manipulations will also be explored. Adobe Photoshop, in combination with flatbed scanners and digital cameras, will be our tools to create unique, experimental works of art.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Alyssa Stokes

Drawing the Figure in Light and Space (Grades 9-12)

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 will 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. Instructor: Mika Nakano ’12 (M.A.T.) is a freelance illustrator and art teacher. Her holistic, play-based teaching is a direct influence on her work as an artist. Through experimentation and play she finds the process of creating just as important as the result.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Amanda Foti

Creating Art with Adobe Photoshop (Grades 9-12)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Ryan Foti

Drawing Outside of the Box (Grades 9-12)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Ryan Foti

Wet Media Portraits(Grades 9-12)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/2/2018 - 7/13/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

First Light: Digital Black and White Photography (Grades 9-12)

Grades 9-12. This course provides the student with an introduction to artistic, technical and historic aspects of black and white photography. Developing the "photographer's eye," students learn about and apply various compositional devices and considerations in selecting subjects and in taking and editing digital images. References to master photographers and the historical development of photography are included in the context of students' activities. Bring your own digital camera for this course.
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).

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Amanda Foti

Beyond the Still Life: Introducing Symbolism (Grades 9-12)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Ryan Hoge

Experimental Drawing (Grades 9-12)

Grades 9-12. For the student who needs to round out core drawing skills but wants to do it in the most innovative, fun, exploratory way imaginable, this course is for you! Through experimental drawing using unusual/non-traditional materials and creative art problems set up by the instructor, students gain a repertoire of essential tools and skills for drawing. This course provides students with a strong foundation in contour line, creating value, perspective, mark-making, and sighting as essential tools to render accurately. With this toolbox mastered, students will feel confident that they can draw anything!

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Ryan Hoge

Introduction to Printmaking (Grades 9-12)

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Diane Yu

Digital Illustration (Grades 9-12)

Grades 9-12. Digital Illustration offers formal instruction on how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for a variety of drawing and design problems such as: character development and portraiture, dimensional settings and environments, visual marketing, the power of minimal aesthetics, and metaphorical approaches to making. No class July 4th.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section SUM
Date:
7/16/2018 - 7/27/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Ryan Foti

Kinetic Sculpture Grades 9-12

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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/18/2018 - 6/29/2018
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Ryan Hoge