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Fall Young People's Studios at MICA

NCYP 103: Reimagining Stories (Grades K-2) $360.00

Course Description

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.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 118: Parts to Whole (Grades 3-5) $360.00

Course Description

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.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 124: Animal Explorers (Grades K-2) $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 139: Out of This World (Grades K-2) $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 154: Painting Workshop (Grades 3-5) $360.00

Course Description

(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 A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 197: The Great Mix and Match Adventure (Grades K-2) $360.00

Course Description

We are off on an exciting mixed media adventure! Exploring similarities and differences in subject, materials, and techniques allow young artists to do what they love most: discover, experiment, play, dream, and tell new and exciting stories through their art. Art concepts such as juxtaposition, hybridity, color harmonies, emphasis, and balance will be explored.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Lisa Nersessian
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 198: Making Your Mark (Grades 4-6) $360.00

Course Description

(Grades 4-6) How many marks can you use for art making? Blend, dabble, stroke, tap, wiggle...why those are just the beginning! and let’s not forget what considerations can be made: the size, the weight, the spacing between, and what about overlapping marks? Come explore the possibilities of mark making in this wet and dry media course with realistic and expressive outcomes.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 203: Perceptual Skills in Drawing (Grades 6-8) $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Aurelia Javier
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 255: Myths, Beasts, and Legends in Clay (Grades 6-8) $360.00

Course Description

Grades 6-8. Heroes, monsters, dragons and castles! Join us in returning to the art, culture and fantasy of medieval times. Students examine the art of the Middle Ages as it relates to the ideas and beliefs of people living at that time and its influence on games, stories and imagery in contemporary culture. With ceramic clay, students use the motifs and literature of medieval times as inspiration for creating unique sculptures.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 259: Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 6-8) $360.00

Course Description

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 Mac 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 A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 324: Oil Painting (Grades 9-12) $360.00

Course Description

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.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Bart O'Reilly
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 355: Digital Illustration (Grades 9-12) $360.00

Course Description

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.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Ryan Foti
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 357: Surface Considerations for the Detail Driven Artist (Grades 9-12) $360.00

Course Description

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 A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 375: Working in Series (Grades 9-12) $360.00

Course Description

The mark of a great artist can be found in their ability to explore, sustain, and deepen an original idea through a body of work. In this class, artists will work through a reflective process that focuses on developing a rich central idea that can be explored into a variety of specific inquiries from one piece to the next. Artists gain strategies for unifying their series as well as offering something new with each work, while pairing visual, verbal, and written expression.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Bart O'Reilly
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 376: Form over Function (Grades 9-12) $360.00

Course Description

In this course, students will build upon the functional purpose of ceramics to create meaningful ceramic objects. In this endeavor, students will engage in a universal art practice that cultures from around the globe have practiced for thousands of years. Using historical references as a starting point, students will create personal artifacts that focus on concepts specific to contemporary culture. Students will become familiar in working with form as a metaphor to extend beyond functionality. Throughout the course, students will gain proficiency in using a variety of hand building techniques and explore different methods of glazing.

Section A meets September 28, 2019 to December 7, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00