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Fall 2020 Young People's Studios

NCYP 132: Every Picture Tells a Story (Grades 3-5) $370.00

Course Description

Draws upon the natural tendency to tell colorful and elaborate stories. Using children's literature and picture books as rich sources of imagery and story lines, students weave their own stories individually and in collaboration with peers. Students examine the work of artist/author-illustrators such as Ezra Jack Keats, Mitsumasa Anno, Vashiti Harrison, Maurice Sendak, Andrea Beaty, and Eric Carle to see how they create exciting imagery in telling their stories. Large-scale drawings, booklets, varied paper surfaces/techniques, and story performances are just a few of the creative ways stories will be recorded and passed on.

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Mika Nakano
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 141: Up In The Air, On The Ground and In The Sea (Grades K-2) $370.00

Course Description

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.

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Lisa Nersessian
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 200: Fiber Arts Workshop (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

Students in this class use a variety of fabrics and fibers for creating artworks. Students will examine the creative techniques of artists such as Xenobia Bailey, Rosie Lee Tompkins, Faith Ringgold, Joyce Scott, and Melissa S. Cody and will use fabrics and fibers as a means of creative expression. Students explore stitching, weaving, tie dye and natural dye techniques, as well as combinations of created and found materials in creating their own expressions

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 223: Drawing from Observation and Imagination (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

In this course, students hone perceptual and observational drawing skills using a variety of 2-D media and specific subject matter such as still-life set-ups, objects, natural forms, and the surrounding landscape. Students learn skills and techniques for realistic rendering by focusing on and capturing what they see using value, shading and contrast to create a sense of form, Composition is emphasized as students make purposeful decisions about how to organize space within a picture plane.

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Trevor Weigle
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 256: Exploring Color Media (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

Using a variety of color media, students explore the powerful role of color in an artworks mood, atmosphere and overall visual impact. Students develop a deeper understanding of color by first learning about color theory and color physics. Then they tackle color relationships by creating a series of compositions composed of specific color schemes. Throughout the course, students view the works of exemplar painters combined with real world examples of how color theory affects our perception of not only an artwork but also our surroundings. This course is meant to inspire students to dive into the infinite ways color can be utilized in their artwork.

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 259: Exploring Digital Photography (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

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.

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Caroline Creeden
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 262: Portfolio Development for High School Entry (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

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 A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Trevor Weigle
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 302: Creating Art with Adobe Photoshop (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

Grades 6-8. 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.

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Catie Russo
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 355: Digital Illustration (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

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 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 378: NEW: Creatures and Places in Art (Grades K-2) $370.00

Course Description

Engages students in exploring the world of art in ways that they’ve never seen before. Children's books and masterworks reveal the infinite ways marks can be used in art, and through guided exploration, students are inspired to create their own marks as a way to express a thought, convey an idea, or tell a story. a variety of wet and dry drawing/painting media, students explore the endless uses of line in creating pattern, enclosing shapes, expressing moods, showing texture, and tying images together. (formerly "Lines Dots and Dashes")

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Kathryn Sowinski
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 380: NEW: Art is All Around Us (Grades 3-5) $370.00

Course Description

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. (formerly titled "ReCycled, reMade, reSeen")

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Catherine Leberg
Credits: 0.00