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Open Studies Course Registration

YPS Summer Art Camp Session Three (7/12-7/23)

NCYP 112B: Art Inspired by Nature (Grades 3-5) $370.00

Course Description

(Grades 3-5) In this course, students look at the natural world around them as inspiration for creating their art. 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. 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. Students can directly study different natural forms for use in creating their compositions based on what is in the world around them.

Section A meets July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Trevor Weigle
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 131: Creatures in Clay (Grades K-2) $370.00

Course Description

(Grades K-2) People from every part of the world use clay to create magical and secretive vessels, special guardian or protective figures, mythological creatures, small models, and portraits of everyday life. We will travel the world visiting other times in other places by looking at the art and artifacts that different cultures have created in clay. In this course, students develop their skills and learn new techniques for working with clay. We'll work with airdry clay, sculpy, and other sculptural materials accessible from home! Whether you are experienced in using clay or have never used it before, pack your bags and come along on this trip.

Section A meets July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Joel Baldwin
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 149: Painting My World (Grades K-2) $370.00

Course Description

(Grades K-2) For the young artist who loves to draw and wishes to dive into a world of color, this course journeys from mark-making with dry media into the world of paint and other wet media. From looking and sketching exercises to experimentation with color, students will explore how color can be used for expressive purposes. Paint media such as watercolor and tempera paint will be used to explore how colors interact to create various effects, mixed colors, and textures. Emphasis will be on noticing details about the surrounding world and finding ways to communicate experiences with brush-strokes, lines, and splashes of color.

Section A meets July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: James Travers
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 211: Inventive Drawing (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

(Grades 6-8) This course is designed to build upon and expand the students' concept of drawing. Students use conventional and unconventional drawing tools and materials to investigate "mark-making" as it relates to the development of the symbolic and expressive forms. Working from observation, imagination, music, dreams, and memory, students become comfortable thinking outside the box when it comes to their own creative possibilities.

Section A meets July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Hayes Bowie
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 255: Sculpting Medieval Castles (Grades 3-5) $370.00

Course Description

(Grades 3-5) 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 July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Joel Baldwin
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 321: Intro to Animation (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

(Grades 9-12) 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 July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 332: Exploring Color Media (Grades 9-12) $370.00

Course Description

(Grades 9-12) 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. 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 July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Geraldine Butler
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 357: Making with Mixed Media (Grades 6-8) $370.00

Course Description

(Grades 6-8) 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 July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Hayes Bowie
Credits: 0.00