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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Face Value: Portraits

Course No. YAPT 400 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates June 12- June 23 (Monday-Friday) – 1–4pm

Try your hand…at the face! This fun and creative portraiture course not only focuses on the foundations of realistic representation, you will also learn to add your own expression and style through drawing and painting original portraits. Let’s find out what your imagination adds to a face you can already see! Great for all levels.

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 10-12
Instructor Eddie Mitchell
Dates June 12- June 23 (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.

Studio Foundations

Course No. YAFD 135 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 9-12
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 12- June 23 (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.

Young Artists Photography

Course No. YAPH 100 00
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 10
Grades 5-8
Instructor Nicole Bozickovich
Dates June 12- June 23 (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.

Pre-College Application

Pre-College Application

  • Applicaiton deadline, including eligibility for scholarships, is April 14, 2017
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 1st for any classes not filled
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