2013 Young Artist Program Courses
Digital Animation DT-2013 morning
M–F, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Studio DMS
Create short, animated movies using Flash software and explore the basic concepts of drawing, sound, interactivity, symbols, and text. Students will develop an understanding of Flash tools through structured exercises and demonstrations. Examples of contemporary commercial and artistic animation will be shown to provide students with a broader understanding of the many ways animation tools are used. The course will conclude with a screening of student work. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge.
From Line to Life Drawing DR-2043-01 & DR-2043-02 afternoon
M–F, 1:30–4:30 pm, Studio 13 & 14
Learn the fundamentals of composition and drawing from still life settings and live models. Through observational drawing, this class will introduce traditional and non-traditional techniques using graphite, charcoal, ink, and other media, and teach students to investigate how light and shadow create form, content, and mood in art. Class time will focus on technical assistance, hands-on demonstrations, informal critique sessions, and slide lectures providing historical context for the medium. Models in the Young Artist Program are clothed in bathing suit attire. No prerequisite.
Action: Video Life NG-2005 afternoon
M–F, 1:30-4:30 pm, Studio 9
Explore the diverse uses of video in modern culture, ranging from music videos to documentaries to personal journals. Students will learn the basics of video camera operation, lighting, and editing to create innovative video work based on their personal interests. An overview of various video genres and related artwork will reveal the many possibilities of the medium. The course will address all aspects of video production and post-production, and conclude with a screening of student work. A personal video camera is helpful, but not necessary. No prerequisite.
Painting for Beginners PA-2001 morning
M–F, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Studio 117
Develop creative and technical fluency in painting, exploring color and composition, surface preparation, and paint handling. Working with acrylic paints, students will learn a range of techniques from classical to contemporary, while developing an understanding of the fundamentals of visual expression. Specific issues in students’ work will be addressed in group critiques; slide lectures will focus on contemporary trends in painting and provide inspiration for content. No prerequisite.
Through the Lens: Black-and-White Photography PH-2001 morning
M–F, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, darkroom and 21
Learn the basics of shooting with a 35mm camera, black and white film processing, contact printing, and print enlarging while experimenting with traditional and non-traditional photographic methods. Students will explore various themes in photography and create a series of photographs based on their own interests and experiences. No prerequisite. Students must provide their own 35mm camera with shutter speed and aperture control. $50 lab fee payable upon registering.
Color Digital Photography PH-2002 afternoon
M–F, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm, Studio 20A
Explore digital photography as a creative and expressive tool. Students will use Adobe Photoshop as an introduction to the digital darkroom and printing technology as they build an understanding of fine art photography. Course time will be divided between discussions about the medium of photography, lecture-demonstration, critiques of student work, digital printing strategies, and lab sessions. Students will work on technical assignments that will support a final body of work. No prerequisite. Students must provide their own digital camera with manual settings. $50 lab fee payable upon registering.
M - F, 9:30 am–12:30pm, Studios 1 & 2 morning
This course introduces students to screenprinting processes and techniques, utilizing drawing skills, digital technology, and basic design principals. This course will teach students how to prepare a screen using photo emulsion and a printmaking darkroom, print images on a variety of surfaces from fabric to paper, mix water-based inks, and register colors. Students will then use these skills to design and print posters, T-shirts, stickers, and fine art. No prerequisite. $50 lab fee payable upon registering.
Figurative Form: Portraits in Clay SC-2013 afternoon
M - F, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Studio 106
Working from photography, models, and molds, this course will uncover the possibilities of working with the body by addressing the processes, techniques, and concepts at play in contemporary figurative ceramics. Working with a range of direct construction methods, students will experiment with materiality, three-dimensional design, and functionality. Students will also learn more about low-fire surface treatments and glazing as they complete their projects. No prerequisite.