Inspiring Artistic Potential in an Exciting Visual Arts Environment

SUMMER 2018 

YOUNG ARTISTS WORKSHOP 
GRADES 6 - 8

  • Choose according to your fall 2018 grade.
  • Enroll in a 5-Week Track in Fine Arts or Multimedia and SAVE!
  • Students have morning, lunch, and afternoon breaks and can bring their own lunch or purchase one in the supervised Dining Hall.
     

TO REGISTER CLICK ON THE COURSE LINK BELOW:

 

5-WEEK TRACK OPTIONS

Enrolling in a track offers a great opportunity to sample the mixture courses as listed (no substitutions) in five weeks of summer fun. Track tuition is $2120, a SAVINGS of $530 over individual course registrations.

FINE ARTS TRACK, 6th-8th
July 9 - August 10
9 am - 4 pm
Course Code: YFWFA03

Gain a strong foundation in two- and three-dimensional art in stimulating courses designed to develop varied skills and individual styles of visual expression. Students registered for this track will be enrolled in the following courses:

  • Drawing & Painting Philadelphia
  • Intro to Figurative Drawing
  • Digital Photography
  • Expressive Painting
  • Creating 3D Small Metals

 

MULTIMEDIA TRACK, 6th-8th
July 9 - August 10
9 am - 4 pm
Course Code: YFWMM01

Enjoy exploring endless possibilities for self-expression in a variety of exhilarating courses that cultivate skills and encourage different approaches to creativity. Students registered for this track will be enrolled in the following courses:

  • Animation
  • Fantasy Illustration
  • Creating Characters in Clay
  • Anime & Manga
  • Intro to Digital Art

 

ONE-WEEK COURSES

Our program format allows for flexible weekly course options for busy summer schedules.  You can enroll for one week or any combination of weeks.

Drawing & Painting Philadelphia, 6th-8th
July 9 – 13                              
9 am – 4 pm    
Course Code:  YFA026                       
Tuition $530

Develop your drawing and painting skills as well as an appreciation for the richness of Philadelphia’s landscapes with visits to arts and cultural sites. Pencil, charcoal, watercolor and more will be provided for creating initial sketches and expanding into formal drawings and paintings in the studio.
Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $530!

Animation, 6th-8th
July 9 – 13                              
9 am – 4 pm
Course Code: YPDA055         
Tuition $530

Design your own characters and learn how to bring them to life through animation. Projects involve being introduced to the concept of the frame (animation's most basic unit), how it turns into a cycle, then a sequence and finally, a story. As you discover the technology that makes it all possible, you will build a foundation in animation techniques and begin to develop your personal style.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $530!

Intro to Figurative Drawing, 6th-8th
July 16 – 20                            
9 am – 4 pm
Course Code:  YFA038                       
Tuition $530

Explore 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.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $530!

Fantasy Illustration, 6th-8th
July 16 – 20                            
9 am – 4 pm
Course Code:  YIL022            
Tuition $530

Focus on transforming ideas into creative artwork through a variety of exciting illustration projects that include comics-related subjects, science fiction themes and fantasy landscapes. Emphasis is on exercising the imagination, using writing to enhance fanciful scenes, and experimenting with different materials and techniques.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $530!

Digital Photography, 6th-8th
July 23 – 27                            
9 am – 4 pm
Course Code: YPDA052         
Tuition $530

Learn the basic techniques for making good photographs with a focus on portraits. The course will cover camera use, composition, exposure, basic lighting, camera care, and editing of digital files. You will be encouraged to practice formulating ideas in order to make portraits of your friends and family that say something interesting about them.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $530!

Creating Characters in Clay, 6th-8th
July 23 – 27                            
9 am – 4 pm
Course Code: YIL031             
Tuition $530

Colorful and easy to work with, polymer clay is an ideal material for sculpting figures and faces. In this character design sculpting course, students pull and push the plastic material and cure it with low-temperature baking that allows for painting or more complicated assembly. Receiving step-by-step instructions, students will learn to create three-dimensional cartoons and caricatures of different kinds of figures.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $530!

Expressive Painting, 6th-8th
July 30 – August 3
9 am – 4 p
Course Code: YFA098
Tuition $53

Discover the creative possibilities of color and paint for expressing ideas, stories and images of the world around you. Have fun experimenting with mixing colors, brushwork and composition and be introduced to famous artworks as inspiration for your own compositions. Emphasis will be on the effects of color in painting with the application of acrylic paint.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $530!

Anime & Manga, 6th-8th
July 30 – August 3                  
9 am – 4 pm
Course Code: YIL023 
Tuition $530

Explore Japanese comics and print cartoons and learn the steps of making anime and manga.  Advance your drawing skills by focusing on traditional anime and characteristics of facial expression, the figure and creative costumes.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $530!

Creating 3D Small Metals, 6th-8th
August 6 – 10                        
9 am – 4 pm
Course Code:  YFA063                       
Tuition $530

Design small sculptures and jewelry and see your creativity come to life in this metals studio class. Learn basic metalsmithing and the safe use of tools as you solder, saw, file and more to create your artwork and strengthen your design skills. This class is open to all experience levels.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $530!

Intro to Digital Art, 6th-8th
August 6 – 10
9 am – 4 pm    
Course Code:  YPDA034        
Tuition $530

Explore the magic of digital imaging as a tool for art and design while learning the basics of visual expression and communication.  Drawing directly on a Cintiq monitor, you will use the Adobe Creative Suite to develop digital art designs for business cards, posters, blogs and more. No experience is necessary to take this course.

Optional: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $530!