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Fall High School Studios @ MICA

NCYP 315: Digital Photography (Grades 9-12) $385.00

Course Description

Grades 9-12: Beginning with an understanding of compositional principles and the basic camera functions, features, and possibilities, students learn to create digital photographs. From a variety of prompts intended to tap into students' interpretation and experience of the visual world around them, students collect imagery in their daily lives, at home, and outdoors. As the course progresses, the class explores the Adobe Photoshop program as a tool to refine images and explore options in manipulating imagery for expressive purposes. Note: Students must have their own digital camera (phone or tablet camera or DSLR). 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 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCYP 331: Painting Techniques and Processes (Grades 9-12) $385.00

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.

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 341: Graphic Design (Grades 9-12) $385.00

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.

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

NCYP 343: Experimental Drawing (Grades 9-12) $385.00

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: 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

NCYP 355: Digital Illustration (Grades 9-12) $385.00

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: Fall 2022

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

NCYP 379: Illustration in Series (Grades 9-12) $385.00

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: Fall 2022

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