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Mixed Media: Expressive Layers

Course No. YAFD 165 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 8-12
Room 301
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am-12:30pm

This course will explore individuality along with imagery and color as elements for art making to create uniquely personal visual statements. We will explore the relationship between ideas, personal experience and creativity by creating art works from a broad collection of materials.These will include printed images, papers, drawings and fabrics, as well as found and natural objects.Students will also be asked to bring in something personally meaningful to incorporate with their ideas. The challenge will be to develop a theme by linking each mixed media piece to the next, resulting in a body of work suitable for portfolio inclusion.

Paint by Wonder

Course No. YAPT 210 00
Cost $175 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 4-6
Room 200
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – 9:30am-12pm

Grab your passport and pack your bags as we take a two week trip around the globe and paint the Wonders of the World! We will start off the with the 7 ancient wonders including the Giza Pyramids and Colossus of Rhodes, learning a bit about each. Students will pick their favorite to first draw, and then paint. We will follow the same structure while exploring on the New Wonders of the World, including the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. This class focuses on perspective, training the eye, color theory and light. Come see the world through the eyes of art!

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 10-12
Room 302
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – 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.

Sculpture: Form + Surface

Course No. YASC 300 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Room 214
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – TBD

Using a variety of tools and traditional carving techniques, this course will cover a wide range of fundamental issues associated with three-dimensional artistic processes including size, scale, proportion, form and surface. Students will bring in a small object to enlarge and reproduce an abstracted or representational copy. Processes will include but are not limited to working with foam, plaster, paints, pigments, and stains. This course is a great introduction for anyone who wants to explore art making in a sculptural way and an excellent experience for any artist already engaged in the 3D realm.

Stop Motion Animation/Claymation

Course No. YAAN 300 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 7-12
Room 317
Instructor Adrijana Wichert Nerone
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – 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 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Room 201
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – 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.

You Can Learn to Draw

Course No. YADR 210 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 6-9
Room 306
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – 1-4pm

Have you always wanted to draw? Now you can and have fun at the same time. In this introductory course, we’ll start with the basics. Learn what you can do with your pencil such as sketching, shading and adding texture. These techniques will result in amazing three-dimensional images appearing on your paper. Grouping items together will teach you about composition with subjects ranging from simple objects to those found in nature. Everyone will learn to draw and improve at his or her own pace. Join us in this exciting class and prepared to be surprised!

Young Artists Photography

Course No. YAPH 100 00
Cost $125 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 4-6
Room 317
Instructor Nicole Bozickovich
Dates June 13-24 (Monday-Friday) – 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.

TEACHER workshops

TEACHER workshops

July 28 + 29, 2016

Our summer TEACHER workshops offer a wide variety of professional development and art-making opportunities for K-12 educators.


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