Programs for Children

YPS Summer Art Camp at MICA

Students can maximize their summer breaks by engaging in supervised classes and recreation that promote freedom of expression in a structured way right on MICA's main campus (1300 W. Mt Royal Avenue, Baltimore).

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:
6/10/2019 - 6/14/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

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:
6/10/2019 - 6/14/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Early Summer One Week Session Grades 6-8, 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.
Digital Photography for Middle School
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. NOTE: students must bring their digital cameras to each class.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/10/2019 - 6/14/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Early Summer One Week Session Grades 9-12, 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.
Portrait, Still Life, Landscape
For the students who wishes to hone drawing-from-life skills, this course provides a rich balance of skill-building and developing a unique artistic style in both black-and-white and color media. Using mostly dry media such as pencil, charcoal, and pastels, students utilize the rich urban landscape, mirrors for self-portraiture, and objects to explore the varied qualities, textures, tones, and proportions of both natural and man-made forms. While ideal for the student who wishes to include observational drawing in a portfolio, this course is also open to any high school artist who wishes to hone life-drawing skills.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/10/2019 - 6/14/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

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.
Print It!
Young children are encouraged to explore textures and mark-making as they try out numerous ways of creating prints. From mono-print to relief prints, sun prints to handprints, students immerse themselves in how printing ink, paint, and other color media can help them see and understand shape, line, and texture. Students are encouraged to tap into their sense of play and imagination as they explore creative printing techniques.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/29/2019 - 8/2/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Instructor:
Lisa Nersessian

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:
7/29/2019 - 8/2/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Instructor:
Caroline Creeden

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:
7/29/2019 - 8/2/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Late Summer One Week Session Grades 9-12 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.
Experimental Photography
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:
7/29/2019 - 8/2/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Instructor:
Amanda Foti

The Art of Bookmaking (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8. The art of bookmaking was once a craft limited to written books. Today, handmade books have become works of art using creative and inventive approaches to bind books that tell stories, hold favorite photographs or serve as journals to hold memories and ideas. In this class, children see books in a new way as they explore unique ways to tell a story. Students learn techniques for making accordion books, scrolls, pamphlets, codex binding, Japanese-style binding and pop-up books. They learn how to make handmade paper and use it in one of their own book.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Hayes Bowie

Reimagining Stories (Grades K-2)

Grades K-2. When a story is over, have you ever wondered, what happens next? Young artists put on their author hats and dream up visual sequels, prequels, plot twists, new characters, and “what if’s” for award winning stories we read each week. This story mashup class allows our best story tellers to use their imaginations all while engaging in specific art processes each week that develop fine motor skills and knowledge of art media. No class July 4th.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Lisa Nersessian

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:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Zoe Dixon

Animal Explorers (Grades K-2)

Grades K-2. Young artists will explore the animal kingdom while learning how to represent an idea both in two- and three-dimensional form. Inspiration will be pulled from fiction and non-fiction books, investigating themes presented, in order to create rich visual concepts. Each class will teach new ways of illustrating and sculpting animals with a tour of both media and technical processes.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

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:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Build It! Constructing Artistic Sculpture (Grades K-2)

Grades K-2. 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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Courtney Payne

TELLING STORIES THROUGH SCULPTURE- GRADES 3-5

GRADES 3-5: Offers students an exciting opportunity to be both creator and performer in a dramatic artistic endeavor. Students explore a variety of 3-D processes as they create objects, props, puppets, masks, and other forms. Students will explore different ways stories can be told and experienced through objects and experiment and play in order for students to creatively tell their own stories. Emphasis is on creating a unique and expressive language of object, gesture, and story, with equal attention given to the artistic/visual qualities of the art objects themselves and the use of these objects in student-designed performances. No Class March 16 for Spring course, No Class July 4 for Summer Art Camp.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

ReCycled, ReMade, ReSeen (Grades 3-5)

Grades 3-5. 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 perceptive 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.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Wearable and Plush Art (Grades 6-8)

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 3D realm not often explored in classrooms. Make wearable art, lively soft sculptures even tapestries by sewing, felting, knitting and collaging soft/fiber materials together. No class on July 4th.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Illustration for Kids (Grades 4-6)

For the young illustrator who has a flair for the stylized, humorous, or zany, this class will exercise both your perceptual skills and your imaginations! Part realistic drawing, part imaginative drawing, part character development, and part storytelling, this course guides students through the steps an illustrator must go through, from securing a client with a specific artistic task in mind, going through the planning stages and concept development or an illustration job, prototyping, and eventually, coming up with finished illustrations intended for publication in advertisements, books, and other print media.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

WAYS OF SEEING: DRAWING WORKSHOP

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. No Class March 16 for Spring course, No Class July 4 for Summer Art Camp.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

The Expedition, Journey as Destination (Grades 4-6)

Grades 4-6. Get ready to embark upon an amazing journey of the imagination. In this course, students celebrate their elite prowess as explorers and find a unique way to showcase their fantastic discoveries. Students begin their journey by creating a map of a place that exists only their imaginations. Through rich narrative, visualization and exploration, students visit and explore their fantastic places, elaborating on ideas and documenting discoveries via drawing from observation, collage, printmaking, fiber arts, and sculpture. An explorer’s notebook is the holding form for sketches and notes, and the artifacts created and placed on the map help tell the story of each students travels.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Denise Webster

Painting Workshop (Grades 3-5)

Grades 3-5. For the student who loves to paint, this course is designed to help students refine their skills in observing color, making purposeful choices about color, and painting from life. Students will experiment with acrylics, temperas and watercolors as they learn to mix cohesive color palettes and apply both realistic and expressive color to their pieces. Works from past and contemporary artists will be used to emphasize the incredible diversity of styles and expressiveness that can be achieved with color.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

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:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
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:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Calling All Makers! Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5: Calling all Makers! We need YOU to help make sense of these materials! We have some serious (and some silly) design problems that need solutions. Come play, experiment, innovate, break, reconstruct, and most importantly: Think critically, question often, and design accordingly to MAKE ART that solves problems.No Class March 16 for Spring course, No Class July 4 for Summer Art Camp.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Fiber Arts Workshop (Grades 3-5)

Grades 3-5 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:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Perceptual Skills in Drawing (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8. Designed for students who want to improve drawing skills and work towards 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. Based upon exercises in Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this approach has been successful in improving students' ability to draw realistically, even for those who think they cannot draw. As such, it provides the young artist with an excellent bridge between drawing symbolically and working more realistically.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Alyssa Stokes

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:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Lisa Nersessian

Introduction to Photoshop (Grades 4-6)

Grades 4-6. From simply editing photos, to creating multi-layered digital drawings and collages, the possibilities in photoshop are truly endless. Young artists will develop a strong foundational knowledge of Photoshop including: how to toggle menus/windows, the tool box, understanding of color manipulation, and layering options.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Introduction to Printmaking (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8. 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:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Hayes Bowie

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. No class July 4th.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Hayes Bowie

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:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

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:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Denise Webster

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:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Hayes Bowie

Exploring Color Media (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8. Using a variety of dry and wet color media, students explore the powerful role of color on an artwork’s mood, atmosphere and overall visual impact. In order to make informed decisions about color, students first learn color relationships and color theory as they create a series of related compositions that reflect specific color schemes. Throughout the course, students view the works of master painters as inspiration for the infinite ways color can be utilized for stylistic and expressive purposes.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

GRAPHIC DESIGN WORKSHOP- GRADES 6-8

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 Mac 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. Note: For Spring term, no class on March 16.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Ryan Foti

Portfolio Prep for High School Entry (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8- This intense studio workshop begins with a review of students’ current art portfolios, with discussion about what a well-rounded high school portfolio might look like. Students keep a reflective journal and sketchbook as they identify areas to strengthen in their artwork. Working independently with the instructor, students then develop a plan for tailored art problems intended to highlight skills and flesh out their portfolios for presentation. This course is especially designed for students who need a portfolio for entrance into high school but is also open to those who wish to employ a more independent course of study.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
Amanda Foti

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:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

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:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Alyssa Stokes

Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 9-12)

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. No class July 4th.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Painting from Observation (Grades 9-12)

This course is designed to help students refine their skills in observing color, making purposeful choices about color, and painting from life. Students will experiment with acrylics, temperas and watercolors as they learn to mix cohesive color palettes and apply both realistic and expressive color to their pieces. Art historical exemplars will be used to emphasize the incredible diversity of styles and expressiveness that can be achieved with color.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Drawing from Observation: Inside/Outside Spaces (grades 9-12)

Grades 9-12: In this course, students will utilize the MICA campus and its diverse structures—from ornate marble decoration and arched windows to sleek contemporary sophistication—as they explore the interesting nuances and compositional possibilities of interiors. In addition, students will take excursions outside to look at how landscape and the complex combination of both natural and man-made forms can offer endless possibilities for truly unique works of art. Emphasis will be on drawing from observation with a discerning eye for capturing a unique viewpoint of inside/outside surroundings.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Ryan Foti

Oil Painting (Grades 9-12)

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. No class July 4th.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Painting Technique and Processes (Grades 9-12)

Grades 9-12. Using a variety of paint media such as inks, watercolor, tempera paint, and acrylic paint, students in this course explore a variety of paint materials, brushes, and techniques, both traditional and non-traditional, to create a body of work that spans realism to expressive abstraction. Emphasis is on breaking "out of the box" in expressive use of color media, with a variety of prompts guiding students to make meaning and incorporate narratives into their work. This is a fast-paced class, with students generating a large body of studies and exercises as they build a strong foundation and comfort with each color medium. The confident painter will then be asked to synthesize this knowledge to create larger, cohesive paintings based on a selected theme.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

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:
7/17/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Package and Product Design Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12- They say 'don't judge a book by its cover,' but it is the artist's job to enhance and encompass what the product entails to entice the right audience or consumer. In this class students will design, engineer, and invent creative ways to represent products, and configure new products to improve the old. Creative problem solving is at the heart of this class as students engage in 2D, 3D, and digital prompts.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
Ryan Foti

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 A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Surface Considerations for the Detail-Driven Artist (Grades 9-12)

Grades 9-12. This course is designed for the artist who is a noticer of detail, and attracted to the meditative process, patience and beauty of detail oriented artworks. This course will explore the art of paper cutting, layered drawing on transparent surfaces, and intricate mark making in 2D and 3D formats. Within these processes there is potential to explore both abstract and representational ways of working to fit each student's individual interests and style.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Illustration with wet and dry media (Grades 9-12)

Grades 9-12- From books to posters, advertisements and album art, illustration is everywhere! Come learn the fundamentals of illustrating with wet and dry media, and how to take your hand drawn images through a digital process for print purposes. Young artists begin by responding to single image prompts related to newly acquired media techniques with emphasis on composition of content, then finish with designing a short children’s book or comic for print.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA

Fiber Art (Grades 9-12)

Designing, weaving, experimenting, stitching, playing, embroidering, assembling, felting, holding, manipulating and wearing! Do these words speak to you? Fiber art is expansive and yields a lot of creative expression. All process driven artists are welcome to partake in this exciting new course. No class July 4th.

Section Meeting Schedules
Section A
Date:
7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019
Day:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time:
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor:
- TBA