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Fall Young People's Studios @ MICA

NCYP 111: An Art Safari (Grades 3-5) $385.00

Course Description

Grades 3-5: Young artists will explore the animal kingdom while learning how to represent an idea both in two-dimensional and three dimensional form. We will pull our inspiration from a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, investigating themes presented, in order to create rich visual concepts. While learning more about animals and their habitats, students will deepen their own personal connections to the world around us. Each class we will explore new ways of illustrating and sculpting animals.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 17, 2022 to November 19, 2022
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Linda Whelihan
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 119: Storytelling with Puppets (Grades 3-5) $385.00

Course Description

Grades 3-5: Puppetry has served as a traditional intersection between the visual arts and theater. Puppets are powerful symbols that bring characters to life, tell stories, transmit cultural traditions or provide comic pleasure. In this course, students select from a variety of media to construct puppets to tell personal stories. Half art-making and half collaboration and performance, this course provides students with a unique venue for expressing both.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 17, 2022 to November 19, 2022
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: MELODY HARRIS
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 131: Creatures in Clay (Grades K-2) $385.00

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. Whether you are experienced in using clay or have never used it before, all are welcome.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 17, 2022 to November 19, 2022
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 141: Up in the Air, On the Ground, Under the Sea (Grades K-2) $385.00

Course Description

Grades K-2: Let's take a journey into the imagination. Using children’s literature as a starting point for "takeoff," students embark on flights over cities, fast journeys by train over land, and underwater excursions by submarine. As artist-travelers, students create paintings, prints, and drawings of the things they see from a bird's eye view, a bug's-eye view, a fish-eye view, and much, much more. Each journey is an exploration of an unfamiliar habitat, full of new textures, colors, living, creatures, and plant life waiting to be captured in vibrant works of art. Students will use a variety of materials in this course.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 17, 2022 to November 19, 2022
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 205: Creating Art with Adobe Photoshop (Grades 6-8) $385.00

Course Description

Grades 6-8: This course involves students using digital imaging programs in creating and manipulating images pixel by pixel! Students learn to use the Adobe Photoshop suite as they explore the potential of the medium and create personally meaningful compositions. Using a variety of created and found images, students then learn how to make complex compositional decisions and visual effects via the use of filters, the graphics drawing toolbox, color effects, and artful use of text. Access to the Adobe Creative Suite is included for the duration of this course.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 17, 2022 to November 19, 2022
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Instructor: Rae Hample
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 276: Innovative and Metaphorical Self-Portraits (Grades 6-8) $385.00

Course Description

Grades 6-8. Students begin with the traditional self-portrait and an understanding of basic facial proportions, then branch into thematic and/or metaphorical ideas about self as the basis for composing expressive self-portraits that may or may not include a face. Students begin with observational work using mirrors and dry drawing media such as charcoal, pastels, and pencil. Once this foundation is established, various prompts will guide students to think about expressing themselves via self-portrait in unusual, meaningful, and innovative ways.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 17, 2022 to November 19, 2022
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00