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Fall YPS Classes at MICA

NCYP 104: Illustrating Stories (Grades 3-5) $375.00

Course Description

Grades 3-5: Using childrens literature and picture books as rich sources of imagery and story lines, students weave their own stories individually and in collaboration with peers. Students draw upon their natural tendency to tell colorful and elaborate stories and examine the work of artist/author-illustrators such as Ezra Jack Keats, Mitsumasa Anno, Vashiti Harrison, Maurice Sendak, Andrea Beaty, and Eric Carle. 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 25, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Vian Nguyen
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 203: Drawing 101 (Grades 6-8) $375.00

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 25, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Mika Nakano
Credits: 0.00

This class is full

NCYP 208: Make your own Comic Book (Grades 6-8) $375.00

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 September 25, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Mika Nakano
Credits: 0.00

This class is full

NCYP 251: Animation Techniques (Grades 9-12) $375.00

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 September 25, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 254: Painting Techniques and Processes (Grades 9-12) $375.00

Course Description

Grades 9-12. Using a variety of paint media such as inks, watercolor, tempera paint, and acrylic paint, students in this course explore a variety of paint materials, brushes, and techniques, both traditional and non-traditional, to create a body of work that spans realism to expressive abstraction. Emphasis is on breaking "out of the box" in expressive use of color media, with a variety of prompts guiding students to make meaning and incorporate narratives into their work. This is a fast-paced class, with students generating a large body of studies and exercises as they build a strong foundation and comfort with each color medium. The confident painter will then be asked to synthesize this knowledge to create larger, cohesive paintings based on a selected theme.

Section A meets September 25, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 262: Portfolio Development for High School Entry (Grades 6-8) $375.00

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 September 25, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 357: Making with Mixed Media (Grades 9-12) $375.00

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 digital and traditional methods of making including: 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 25, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 375: Working in Series (Grades 9-12) $375.00

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 25, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Bart O'Reilly
Credits: 0.00