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Spring 2021 Young People's Studios

NCYP 116: An Art Safari (Grades K-2) $370.00

Course Description

Grades K-2. In this class children take an imaginary journey through different parts of the world to discover and learn about animals in their native habitats. Using ideas and experiences from their journeys, along with visual resources and works by selected artists, students create drawings, paintings and sculptural forms to create personal visual responses to what they have seen and learned.

Section A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Lisa Nersessian
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 131: Monsters and Creatures in Clay (Grades 3-5) $370.00

Course Description

Grades 3-5. Heroes, monsters, dragons and creatures! Join us in creating magical and fantastical creatures from our imagination. Students learn how to combine different shapes, colors, and processes to create fantasy monsters and creatures of their own design. With air dry clay, students study animals, plants, and mythologies from all over the world as inspiration for creating unique sculptures.

Section A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 137: Art Inspired by My Neighborhood (Grades K-2) $370.00

Course Description

Grades K-2. This environment-inspired course encourages students to look more carefully at the neighborhood around them, not only to see the buildings and structures it contains, but also to think about the people who live there and the natural living things that make the place beautiful. Students use structures in the area as the basis for collaged pieces. Inspired by artists who have used community and surroundings as the basis for their art, including Tom Miller (local Baltimore artist) and Red Grooms, students create both 2-D and 3-D works of art that define the neighborhood. Students use patterns and textures found in nature, in trees, the sky and ground, and in buildings as inspiration for their art.

Section A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Kathryn Sowinski
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 179: Life Drawing For Kids (Grades 3-5) $370.00

Course Description

Grades 3-5. 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 A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Trevor Weigle
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 200: Fabric, Yarn, and Color! Fiber Art Techniques (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

Grades 6-8 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 January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 232: Stop Motion Animation (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

Grades 6-8 Have you ever taken so many pictures at once, that when you scroll through them they look they're animated?! From Wallace and Gromit to LEGO movie, animators have told many stories through paper, clay, and pixelation. Students will explore ways in manipulating puppets to tell their own stories, one frame at a time.

Section A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Mika Nakano
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 251: Animation Techniques (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

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. 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 A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 256: Exploring Color Media (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

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 A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Mika Nakano
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 257: Expressive Portraiture (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

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.

Section A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Christopher Batten
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 260: Graphic Design (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

Using a variety of created and found images, students then learn how to make complex compositional and design decisions digitally through the use of filters, color effects, and artful use of text. With Adobe Creative Suite provided to all students, the class will work with industry standard software and develop design strategies to communicate clearly through design and digital imagery.

Section A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Caroline Creeden
Credits: 0.00

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

Course Description

Grades 6-8 This intense studio class 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 January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Trevor Weigle
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 390: Digital Design for Fiber and Fashion (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

Whether it be hand painted or digitally designed, patterns can be placed on fabric, fashion, accessories, and as wallpaper. Explore traditional hand skills and digital tools in creating designs that will be replicated on Adobe Photoshop to create repeated patterns that can be printed on fabric. You will be introduced to fiber techniques like dyeing and embroidery to enhance your knowledge of the fiber arts and your final designs. If you enjoy combining digital media with traditional hands on processes, Fiber and Graphic Design will inspire you.

Section A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Caroline Creeden
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 395: Building Your Portfolio (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

Set up like a college studio course, this class begins with a 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 college but is also open to those who wish to employ a more independent course of study.

Section A meets January 30, 2021 to April 17, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Geraldine Butler
Credits: 0.00