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Summer Art Camp at MICA - Session 2

CARE 102: YPS Before Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/3-7/14) $90.00

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Before Care-MICA

CARE 112: YPS Lunch Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/3-7/14) $65.00

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Lunch-MICA

CARE 122: YPS After Care - Mt Royal Location; Session II (7/3-7/14) $135.00

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After Care-MICA

NCYP 115: Drawing Workshop (Grades 6-8) $315.00

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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. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 123: Adventures in Art (Grades K-2.) $315.00

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Grades K-2. This course will take students through a variety of art media and techniques drawing inspiration from literature, observation, and imagination. Students will learn color mixing and investigate lines, textures, and patterns as they explore artmaking. Students will be encouraged to develop fine motor skills such as safe and correct scissor use to help support their journey to kindergarten readiness as well. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 140: Print It!: Grades K-2 $315.00

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Grades K-2.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. No class on July 4th.

This class is full

NCYP 169: Wearable Art, Adornments and Accessories (Grades 6-8) $315.00

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Grades 6-8. Exploring artistic possibility: where instead of being made to hang on a wall, it is made to be worn on the moving body. From headdresses to found-object costumes to ceremonial adornments, this course explores the artful objects we wear to : reveal, disguise, and transform an identity. From head to toe, wearable art has long been part of every culture. Students begin by looking at the many functional and decorative purposes wearable objects possess, both throughout history and in varied cultures. Then, exploring with a wide variety of media such as paper mache, found objects, fabrics, paper, and a variety of other sculptural processes, students with respond to open-ended prompts that ask them to design art objects and sculptural forms to be worn for specific purposes and occasions. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 192: Three Drawing Modes (Grades 3-5) $315.00

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Grades 3-5.This course focuses on ways that artists generate ideas and approach art making. Artists explore three approaches to drawing: from memory, imagination, and observation in order to express personally generated concepts. Inspiration is pulled from a variety of leading exercises and brainstorming sessions that foster student choice all while students learn technical skills in a variety of media. No class on July 4th.

This class is full

NCYP 194: Mad Scientist Art (Grades 4-6) $315.00

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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. No class on July 4th.

This class is full

NCYP 200: Fiber Arts Workshop for Children (Grades 3-5) $315.00

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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. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 215: Printmaking Processes (Grades 6-8) $315.00

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Grades 6-8. Originally used as a means of duplicating images, printmaking has become an art form in its own right that combines tradition, experimentation and an element of surprise. In this course, students use relief, intaglio, stencil, and stamping techniques, and combinations of these to explore the expressive potential of printmaking media on paper and fabric. Students will have the opportunity to develop drawing skills, design personal imagery and explore a variety of ways to make prints. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 225: Cultures in Clay: Grades 4-6 $315.00

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Grades 4-6. People from every part of the world use clay. Clay can be used to create magical and secretive vessels, mythological creatures, small models and unique self portraits. Students travel the world visiting other times in other places by looking at the art and artifacts that different cultures have created in clay. Some pieces are glazed; others painted or embellished with different materials. If you are experienced in using clay, or have never used it before, pack your bags and come along for an adventure. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 256: Exploring Color Media (Grades 6-8) $315.00

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Grades 6-8. Using a variety of dry and wet color media such as oil and chalk pastels, watercolor, and paint, students explore the powerful role color plays in 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. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 311: Portfolio Preparation: Drawing and Painting the Urban Landscape $315.00

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Grades 9-12. How can words be used in visual art? Travel through the pages to uncover secret codes, use books to create 3D artwork, turn a rap song into a collage, create a hieroglyphic repousse, write a puppet show script, draw optical illusions with words and use artistic journaling to explore how written worlds meet. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 315: Portfolio Preparation: Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 9-12) $315.00

Course Description

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 on July 4th.

NCYP 337: Portfolio Preparation: Expressive Portraiture (Grades 9-12) $315.00

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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 of the course 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. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 350: Port Prep: Package and Product Design Grades 9-12 $315.00

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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. No class on July 4th.

NCYP 351: Portfolio Prep: Technique and the Conceptual Self $315.00

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During the first week of class students will focus on technical skill building through observational drawing and painting. Students will gain pre-requisite skills in dry and wet media including but not limited to: graphite, ink, charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic. Over the second week students will develop a series of artworks in response to structured self-reflection activities developed in their sketchbooks. Students interested in the following majors should consider this course: Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, General Fine Arts, Illustration, Interdisciplinary Sculpture, Painting, and Printmaking

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