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Open Studies Course Registration

YPS Summer Art Camp Session Two (6/28-7/9)

NCYP 106: Me and My Family in Art (Grades K-2) $330.00

Course Description

(Grades K-2) Students begin by exploring how the theme of ‘family’ has been used throughout history in paintings, illustrations, books, and other visual media. Then, using family adventures, important memories, and daily happenings, young children use words and pictures to tell their own stories. Emphasis is on the use of descriptive words, personal experiences, expressive writing, and verbal story-telling. Shared narratives and collaborative work help students add richness and imagination to their stories. Using a visual journal, students record and embellish life experiences into fantastic adventures with a personal twist.

Section A meets June 28, 2021 to July 9, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Elizabeth Sampson
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 115: Drawing Workshop (Grades 3-5) $330.00

Course Description

(Grades 3-5) For the young artist who loves to draw, this fast-paced course offers a little bit of everything. Students create drawings from memory, observation, imagination, and in response to the art of master artists. 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. With the introduction of each new medium and technique, students create studies and sketches as preparation for several larger, refined pieces for the final art show. Emphasis is on exposure to a variety of traditional and non-traditional drawing media and surfaces, with hands-on process work and experimentation at the heart of learning each new drawing technique or medium.

Section A meets June 28, 2021 to July 9, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Trevor Weigle
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 150: The Places We'll Go (Grades K-2) $330.00

Course Description

(Grades K-2) Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to faraway places across the seas? Let’s visit elephants in Thailand, journey across the Pacific, travel by camel across the desert, and fly up to the moon! In this unpredictable and adventurous course, students open their eyes to the colors, textures and styles of the peoples and places around the world (and beyond). From the most remote mountains to bustling cities, students explore the contrasts and similarities of cultures and places around the globe. Working with their ‘travel companions’, students collaborate with classmates to select the places to which they will journey, creating art along the way.

Section A meets June 28, 2021 to July 9, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Elizabeth Sampson
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 200: Wearable Art and Sustainable Design (Grades 3-5) $330.00

Course Description

Grades (3-5) Students in this class use a variety of fabrics and fibers for creating artworks. Students explore stitching, weaving, tie-dye, and natural dye techniques, as well as combinations of created and found materials in creating their art. Students will examine the 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.

Section A meets June 28, 2021 to July 9, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 203: Drawing 101 (Grades 6-8) $330.00

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 June 28, 2021 to July 9, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Amanda Foti
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 208: Make your own Comic Book (Grades 6-8) $330.00

Course Description

(Grades 6-8) In this course, students explore lines and different aspects of cartoons such as cells, comic strips, and comic books. Students look at artwork created by several different cartoon artists working in a variety of materials. By first developing a storyline, students create original characters and learn how to capture the attention of the readers through words as well as pictures. In developing props and scenery, students grow their skills in both drawing from life and using their imaginations. Emphasis is on creativity, observing real-life, exercising the imagination, writing stories, and experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques.

Section A meets June 28, 2021 to July 9, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Ryan Foti
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 320: Acrylic Painting (Grades 9-12) $330.00

Course Description

(Grades 9-12) In this course students will use acrylic paint to explore expressive use of color, color mixing, and color theory. Using a variety of painting surfaces—assorted papers, board, canvas board, objects—students learn the unique qualities of acrylic paint. This water-based, fast-drying paint medium has unlimited possibilities. Students have an opportunity to try a variety of acrylic mediums (modeling paste, gloss/matte polymers, gel medium) to experiment with textures, washes, and varied opacities.

Section A meets June 28, 2021 to July 9, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Catie Russo
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 341: Graphic Design (Grades 9-12) $330.00

Course Description

(Grades 9-12) Using a variety of created and found images, students learn how to make complex compositional and design decisions digitally through the use of filters, color effects, and artful use of text. Students will experiment with typography, logo design, branding, and other elements of designing for print and publication. The class will work with the Adobe Creative Suite and develop design strategies to communicate clearly through design and digital imagery. Access to the Adobe Creative Suite is included for the duration of this course.

Section A meets June 28, 2021 to July 9, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Caroline Creeden
Credits: 0.00