Upcoming Youth Courses
SPRING 2022 Program Details
- Registration Deadline: January 21, 2022
- Spring Session: February 5, 2022 – April 9, 2022
- Students of all genders in grades 6 – 8 and 9 – 12 are welcome!
- 10-week Saturdays classes with morning or afternoon offerings
- Individual course cost: $520
- Limited scholarships available - check our Policies & Support page for more info!
- Most courses are running in person, some online options are available
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS THE WAY TO GO!
Plan your path to Moore independently or meet with a team member for personalized advising. New courses are made available in the fall, spring, and summer - so if you don't see the course you're looking for, just check back next season! Review Policies & Support for more details or contact our team at email@example.com.
Have you ever marveled at a famous art piece and wondered how it was created? Drawing Foundation has the answer! In this class, you’ll explore your voice as an artist while experimenting with light and shadow, abstract composition, still-life drawing, life drawing, portraiture and landscape drawing. You will come away from this class with a body of work that shows key skill development, an enhanced awareness of art history, and inspiration drawn from the contemporary art world. Whether you are a returning student or just beginning your artistic journey, practicing foundational skills will grow your skills and voice as an artist for years to come!
Deepen your understanding of the professional field of animation and game arts in our capstone Animation & Game Arts course for youth. This course is focused on concept, character development, storyboards, and strengthening college application portfolio submissions. If you are interested in applying for Moore’s Animation & Game Arts BFA program, this course will prepare you and your portfolio for application season. This course is also a great fit for students seeking a next step to build prior animation, illustration, and game design skills!
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If you’re ready to wow colleges with your portfolio, this is the class for you! This class focuses on what colleges are looking for; 2D foundations, portfolio readiness, and personal presentation. Flesh out your creative passion with concrete skill-building, exercises in still life, landscape and the human figure. This class is the perfect fit for future art students who want to develop a personal vision as they embark on their college experience. PLUS all students in this course will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a mock interview with Moore’s Admissions Department!
Explore endless artistic possibilities through the historic lens of photography! Start your creative timeline with old-world photography methods, like tintypes, cyanotypes, pinhole prints, and film photography, before delving into digital photography and photo editing. Increase your understanding of how to compose compelling images through the camera’s eye and gain skills in aesthetics, camera functions, film development, darkroom printing, and Photoshop basics. PLUS a 35mm film camera will be provided by Moore for the session!
Find your unique place in the universe of your favorite anime, manga, movie, or book series! In one of our most popular classes, learn how to bring a cast of your own original characters (OC's) to life for a variety of digital media, including film, animation, comics, and games. Discover the process of character development and secrets for bringing a character to life. The course covers foundational skills such as staging, silhouette, posture, costume, color, and shapes in to create characters with human traits and emotions.
Transition from traditional hand-drawn character design techniques to industry-standard digital programs! A continued emphasis on concept and character development will strengthen your skills as you build you model your creative visions. In this in-person class, you’ll have the unique opportunity to utilize Moore’s Cintiq Labs to create animations with ease with approachable state-of-the-art tools.
Are you devoted to your outfit of the day? Do you find yourself styling your friends and introducing them to new trends? Aspiring fashion designers, look no further because this is the place for you! In this course, you will learn how to stay on top of the most exciting fashion trends while exploring how designers set the tone for the world with contemporary fashion. After learning fashion essentials, students will envision upcoming trends through versatile “street style” assignments. Find inspiration daily in our professional fashion studio equipped with all the tools and textures you need to “make it work”!
Did you know that acrylic paint is one of the most accessible mediums for developing artists to learn the core concepts of painting? In Acrylic Painting Studio, you will create expressive artworks that harness the versatility of this convenient and colorful medium. You will explore your artistic voice while learning how to depict and organize forms, colors, and textures of both observed subjects and ideas from your imagination. Projects will delve into the formal elements of art, such as line, space, scale, color and texture. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced painters welcome; no previous experience required!
In our most popular online class, learn how to design characters for a variety of digital media, including film, animation, comics, and games. Discover the process of character development and secrets for bringing a character to life. The course covers foundational skills such as staging, silhouette, posture, costume, color, and shapes to create characters with human traits and emotions.
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Bring your characters to life with the most fascinating elements of character and creative environment designs! Develop depth in your characters and tell their story in intriguing environments. This hands-on class begins with initial concept sketches, where you’ll design a set of unique characters based on the environment of your choosing: examples include beautiful dream worlds, futuristic post-apocalyptic cities, suburban streets, or urban shops. If you can think it, we can help you articulate it visually - the sky is the limit! In this in-person class, you’ll have the unique opportunity to utilize Moore’s Cintiq Labs to create animations with ease with approachable state-of-the-art tools.
Hello, Anime Expo? Otakon? Katsucon??? Here we come! Bring your cosplay vision to life by combining the fundamentals of design universally essential to the arts and contemporary fashion to build your own costume for cosplay! In this class, we’ll cover fascinating 2D character design based on your favorite anime, manga, and video game characters, 3D construction, and basic sewing techniques. Plus, you’ll be using sustainable materials to create something unique, amazing, and 100% yours!
FYI: For our parents asking “what is cosplay, again?” Cosplay, a portmanteau of "costume play", is an activity and performance art in which participants called cosplayers to wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.
As the public art capitol of the country, Philadelphia is bursting at the seams with gorgeous murals, powerful wheat-pasted prints, and street art with expressive social commentary. In this course, students will learn about the powerful leadership tools used by public artists and work on large-scale art with meaning. In addition to building skills in community-based art processes (i.e. communication, planning, collaboration, mentorship, and leadership), you’ll get exposure to the national and local landscape of compelling community-based art through field trips to Philadelphia-based sites. You’ll further develop your awareness of cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social issues common to community-based art education, and its role as a vehicle for change.
Modeled after Moore's Undergraduate Leadership courses and Socially Engaged Art Graduate program, this course is perfect for aspiring creative leaders with a big message to share with the world.
Go beyond TikTok and learn to share your story as the world’s next big filmmaker! The moving image is a part of everyday life. Film, video and other forms of media are consumed on televisions, computers, tablets, phones, billboards, and cinemas. This course will introduce students to the anatomy and complexity of the imagery and sound they are ingesting and give them the tools to start dissecting it while creating their own stories.
If you’re an excellent visual communicator who loves using problem-solving, color, and design to create messages with big impact; you might be a Graphic Designer in the making! Graphic Designers create compelling visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. In this class, you’ll learn how to harness design basics, such as imagery, color, type, and composition to express messages with unique style and a personalized tone. By the conclusion of this course, you will have created a portfolio of impressive designs for your favorite real-world fashion brands, stores, movies, TV shows, influencers and more.
This course is highly recommended for any student interested in the Illustration or Animation & Game Arts undergraduate areas at Moore! We’ll explore the fundamentals of telling a story through movement and narrative visuals. Tell the stories of all of your favorite characters while learning the basics of timing, point of view, and designing a sequence that can be translated into motion or graphic storytelling. In this in-person class, you’ll have the unique opportunity to utilize Moore’s Cintiq Labs to create animations with ease with approachable state-of-the-art tools.
Learn the foundational skills you need to bring your fantasy creatures and characters to life! Discover the secrets of digital wizardry that professional artists use to create illustrations of a mythical nature. Using traditional and digital tools, transform your fantastical characters and ideas to tell your story!
Watercolor is a powerful and versatile tool used by artists to express themselves and spark emotion in their audiences. Explore your creative voice while making expressive artworks that harness the versatility of this convenient and colorful medium. We’ll cover the fundamentals of 2D design, helping you depict and organize forms, colors and textures of both observed subjects and ideas from your imagination. At the end of this class, you’ll take home frame-able painted landscapes, still lives, figures, abstracts, and cityscapes!
Dragons? Check. Unicorns? Check. Fairies? Check. Mermaids? Check. Into designing your own magical majestic magnificent beasts? We’ve got you. Inspired by one of our most popular high school classes, this course is a perfect introduction for aspiring animators, game designers, digital artists, and illustrators! Students will use industry-standard programs to create interesting new characters in this course.
Explore dynamic poses with attention to proportion, form, composition and value while developing your observational drawing skills. This is an essential course if you are interested in pursuing fashion, fine arts, illustration, sculpture, and other art fields. Students will draw from a clothed model and work in graphite, charcoal and Conte crayons. This is an essential course if you are interested in pursuing fashion, fine arts, illustration, sculpture, and other fine arts fields.
Calling all aspiring treehouse builders and space makers: if you reorganized your bedroom more than once during quarantine, this class is for you! Dip your toes into the fascinating fields of Architecture and Interior Design in this fun exploration-based mixed media course. Through exercises focusing on the key principles of architectural design: geometry, structure and function, students will learn how to translate their ideas into three-dimensional forms. In addition to developing 3D thinking skills, you will learn to design interior spaces through an overview of space planning and color selection as well as choosing unique and sustainable materials, funky furniture and cool lighting.
Ready to get your hands dirty? Working with clay is a mesmerizing, meditative, and challenging form of self-expression. We’ll introduce you to pinching, coiling, slab rolling, and throwing clay on the pottery wheel to create vases, bowls, plates, and more! Create a mix of elegant and eclectic works of your own design while learning technique, trimming, and glazing application using resources available in Moore’s industry-standard clay studio and kiln room. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced ceramicists welcome; no previous experience required!
Yes, you read that right! Students 18+, including Moore Alumni, Parents, recent Grads, and former YAW students, are invited to explore our new studio art classes for adults. Learn something new with some of our favorite faculty and get hands-on with a new medium. No experience necessary!
Explore movement and form in this dynamic drawing class! Express yourself and your creative voice with unique mark-making and composition while exploring the classical foundations of drawing. Students in this class will be challenged with exciting dance-inspired figure drawing poses and observational drawing skills. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced learners welcome; no previous experience required!
Explore endless artistic possibilities through the historic lens of photography! Start your creative timeline with old-world photography methods, like tintypes, cyanotypes, pinhole prints, and film photography, before delving into digital photography and photo editing. Increase your understanding of how to compose compelling images through the camera’s eye and gain skills in aesthetics, camera functions, film development, darkroom printing, and Photoshop basics. PLUS a 35mm film camera will be provided by Moore for the session! Beginners, intermediate, and advanced photographers are welcome; no previous experience is required!
Moore College of Art & Design’s Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Interior Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and Illustration Certificate offerings will help you get ahead. Start your creative career today by learning about Certificate opportunities!
PROGRAM FORMAT THIS SESSION
- It is strongly recommended that all eligible YAW students attending on-campus classes obtain COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival at their first class meeting.
- Masks are required for all YAW Fall 2021 students
- Distanced classroom and studio setups
- Ample sanitizing spaces across campus