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Open Studies Course Registration

Spring YPS at MICA

NCYP 112: ART INSPIRED BY NATURE- GRADES K-2: $360.00

Course Description

GRADES K-2: In this course, students look at the natural world around them as inspiration for creating their art.Through looking at the work of artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Sumi brush painters and Native American artists, students determine the influences of nature on the art of various times and places. Excursions around the campus and neighboring areas provide opportunities for students to select and directly study different natural forms for use in creating their own compositions. This course spans a wide range of art processes, media, and dimensions (2D and 3D) such as drawing from observing nature, sculpting nature-inspired forms, using natural materials for mixed media collage, recording changes in nature, and much more. Note: No class on March 16.

Section A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 140: PRINT IT! GRADES K-2 $360.00

Course Description

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. Note: No class on March 16. Instructor: Lisa Nersessian ’05 (M.A.T.) has worked for Y.P.S. programs since 2004. She has also taught middle school art for Howard County Public Schools and mentored graduate student teachers. Lisa currently creates artwork for her Etsy shop and participates in a parent co-op preschool.

Section A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Lisa Nersessian
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 141: UP IN THE AIR, ON THE GROUND, AND IN THE SEA- GRADES K-2 $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Mika Nakano
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 153: TELLING STORIES THROUGH SCULPTURE- GRADES 3-5 $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Mary Munday
Credits: 0.00

Section A meets July 1, 2019 to July 12, 2019
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 175: WAYS OF SEEING: DRAWING WORKSHOP $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 178: LET’S SEE THE WORLD GRADES K-2 $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Caroline Creeden
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 196: Calling All Makers! Grades 3-5 $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Robert Penn
Credits: 0.00

Section A meets July 1, 2019 to July 12, 2019
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 220: MAKING VIDEOS- GRADES 9-12 $360.00

Course Description

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. Note: No class on March 16.

Section A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 221: FACES AND FIGURES-GRADES 6-8 $360.00

Course Description

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. Note: No class on March 16.

Section A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Aurelia Javier
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 223: DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION: INSIDE/OUTSIDE SPACES-GRADES 9-12 $360.00

Course Description

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. Note: No class on March 16. Instructor: Anne Cremeans received her B.F.A. from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a major in painting and her M.A.T. from Notre Dame of Maryland University. As an artist, Cremeans is primarily an oil painter with a focus on portraiture.

Section A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Anne Cremeans
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 260: GRAPHIC DESIGN WORKSHOP- GRADES 6-8 $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

Section A meets June 17, 2019 to June 28, 2019
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 262: Portfolio Development for High School Entry (GRADES 6-8) $360.00

Course Description

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.
Instructor: Mary Mark Munday: Living among Kazakh nomads in the Mongolian Altai, Turkmen Horse breeders in NE Iran, and a Russian Archaeological Expedition south of the Urals has been as great an education as my BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and MAT from MICA. It has informed over 30 years teaching and making art with children.

Section A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Mary Munday
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 359: APPLYING MEANING TO TECHNICAL STUDIES- GRADES 9-12 $360.00

Course Description

GRADES 9-12: Bringing concept to your work can add a layer of personal investment to catapult your skill sets further, allow for stronger and more charged compositions, and bring new energy and visual interest for an audience looking to figure your work out. With a focus on deepening authenticity and originality in your body of work, your instructor will give you new frameworks for making using a variety of reflective and pre-planning tools to amplify your conceptual prowess all while sharpening your technical skill sets through demonstrations in a variety of media. Note: No class on March 16. Instructor: 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 A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Amanda Foti
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 360: DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL AESTHETIC-GRADES 9-12 $360.00

Course Description

GRADES 9-12: What makes your work, yours? Artists bring in their current body of work to identify their strengths and learn how to appeal to them by working with a teaching artist and group critique modes. For those still developing their style, have no fear! While working in series, this class creates a thematic body of work unique to the individual that will truly hone in on personal aesthetic as it relates to planning, mark making, color choice, composition, and beyond to elevate their personal body of work. Note: No class on March 16.

Section A meets February 2, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Mika Nakano
Credits: 0.00