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Spring 2022 HSS Courses @ MICA

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

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.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets January 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 343: Experimental Drawing (Grades 9-12) $375.00

Course Description

Grades 9-12. For the student who needs to round out core drawing skills but wants to do it in the most innovative, fun, exploratory way imaginable, this course is for you! Through experimental drawing using unusual/non-traditional materials and creative art problems set up by the instructor, students gain a repertoire of essential tools and skills for drawing. This course provides students with a strong foundation in contour line, creating value, perspective, mark-making, and sighting as essential tools to render accurately. With this toolbox mastered, students will feel confident that they can draw anything!

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets January 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 355: Digital Illustration (Grades 9-12) $375.00

Course Description

(Grades 9-12) In this class, students will explore how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for a variety of drawings and designs! Students will learn about character development, portraiture, settings and environments, design, and metaphorical approaches to making. Access to the Adobe Creative Suite is included for the duration of this course.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets January 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 361: Illustrating with Wet and Dry Media (Grades 9-12) $375.00

Course Description

Grades 9-12: From books to posters, advertisements and album art, illustration is everywhere! Come learn the fundamentals of illustrating with wet and dry media, and how to take your hand drawn images through a digital process for print purposes. Young artists begin by responding to single image prompts related to newly acquired media techniques with emphasis on composition of content, then finish with designing a short children’s book or comic for print.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets January 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 376: Ceramics: Form over Function (Grades 9-12) $375.00

Course Description

Grades 9-12: In this course, students will build upon the functional purpose of ceramics to create meaningful ceramic objects. In this endeavor, students will engage in a universal art practice that cultures from around the globe have practiced for thousands of years. Using historical references as a starting point, students will create personal artifacts that focus on concepts specific to contemporary culture. Students will become familiar in working with form as a metaphor to extend beyond functionality. Throughout the course, students will gain proficiency in using a variety of hand building techniques and explore different methods of glazing.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets January 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 379: Illustration in Series (Grades 9-12) $375.00

Course Description

Grades 9-12: In this course, students explore different aspects of illustration and sequential art such as cells, comic strips, and graphic novels. Students look at artwork created by several different sequential 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 sequential illustration, narrative, and image. Students develop their skills in both drawing from life and using their imaginations to craft creative and expressive characters and stories.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets January 29, 2022 to April 2, 2022
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00