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Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Introduction to Drawing

Course No. YADR 200
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 6-9
Room 306
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

Learn the basics of drawing by knowing how to handle your pencil, creating a value chart, creating forms and fundamental strokes. This class will go over the art principles of perspective, values, light and shadow and composition. Feel confident knowing that once these basic skills are established, the sky is the limit. This class will focus on indoor composition as well as drawing nature outside the classroom.

Introduction to Sculpture

Course No. YASC 120
Cost $110 Register Now
Sessions 7
Grades 3-6
Room 301
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates October 3 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

In this class students will experiment with a variety of materials to create 3D artwork. We will look at art made by other artists as inspiration for our own creations. Each week students will use new materials to sculpt, bend, carve, mold and assemble one of a kind sculptures. This is a great class for the student who likes to experiment and build.

Painting Basics

Course No. YAPT 260
Cost $275 Register Now
Sessions 7
Grades 6-8
Room 301
Instructor Adriel Meyer
Dates October 3 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

This is a great class for any student who is interested in really delving into the world of painting. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a painting including composition, color and application. As a class we will learn how to prepare a canvas, sketch ideas, mix colors, and explore multiple painting tools and techniques. Paintings will be representational so each student will choose their own subject matter ranging from landscapes, still lifes, human and animal portraits.

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 10-12
Room 200
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

This course will help you to put together a stronger portfolio needed in applying to art colleges, as well as the fabulous benefits of improving your drawing skills, the joys of trying different drawing materials, along with showing you what an art college is actually looking for in your portfolio. Besides enjoying the classroom explorations and drawings assigned outside the classroom, you will get to engage in the occasional critique in a fun and informative way. The goal of this course is to help you reach a higher level of skill in the creation of your own artwork. Parent permission is required for life drawing because of nude models.

Stop Motion Animation/Claymation

Course No. YAAN 300
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 7-12
Room 317
Instructor Adrijana Wichert Nerone
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 12:30–4pm

Learn how to bring your creative storytelling to life visually, through stop-motion animation! You will write, draw, sculpt, paint, take photos, and edit! If you like to make up stories, take pictures, and make artwork using mixed media, this class is for you! We will begin our class by watching many funny, serious, and amazing stop-motion animations by a variety of artists and learn to recognize and put into effect the principles of animation. Working with a partner or individually, you will make up a short story and write it down. You will learn how to draw an effective storyboard to help tell your story visually. Then you will create your sets and characters using a combination of paper, clay, objects, toys, paint, etc. You will follow your storyboard to shoot your animation using your digital camera and tripod. We will edit and create sound for our animations using Final Cut. We will experiment with pixilation, claymation, paper animation, and object animation. Armatures and tie downs will be utilized to make your character magically walk or dance. You will create 1-3 animations each depending on your ideas. Get ready to have some fun! You will take home your animation(s) on a disc. Please bring your own digital camera and tripod.

Studio Foundations

Course No. YAFD 135
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 9-12
Room 202
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 1–4pm

In this introduction to drawing and painting in the studio environment, exposure to basic concepts and materials will offer you a strong foundation on which to build. The essential tools of an artist are the pencil and brush. You’ll use both, separately and combined, to generate multiple exercises and images. The elements and principles of color, perspective, shape, shading, and pattern are explored through projects. All of the projects will be guided by individual and written instructions. Every new challenge and concept will promote both your artistic confidence and vocabulary.

Young Artists Photography

Course No. YAPH 100
Cost $125 Register Now
Sessions 8
Room 317
Instructor Nicole Bozickovich
Dates September 26 - November 21 (no class October 24) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12pm

This class will encourage creativity through photography. You will be introduced to key elements of photography including composition, portraits, landscapes, and more. Through experimentation and demonstrations, you will create images and begin to understand the medium as an art form. Emphasis will be placed on enjoyment, fun, and creativity. Please bring your own camera – any point-and-shoot model will do.

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