K-12 Fall Art Classes

Go Remote
This Fall!

Our YPS K-12 Fall Classes are now available remotely.

Keep your student busy, learning and having fun with MICA's YPS Remote Art Classes.

MICA offers flexible and fun fall art classes for elementary, middle, and high school students. Although our classes typically take place in a classroom setting, we're offering the same enriching learning experience through remote instruction this fall. MICA YPS offers opportunities for your child to explore their creative expression through a range of interactive activities led by professional instructors. Classes range from drawing, illustration and photography to sculpture, painting and graphic design. Each class is developed to suit the educational needs of specific grade levels, and to provide individualized remote learning instruction. We offer classes at various times, to help you find time for creative exploration, regardless of schedule.

Find Your Class

YPS classes are open to grade levels K-12 throughout the whole fall. Use the filter options below to find the class that matches your student's age and availability.

Grade Level

  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

Sessions

  • September 26th - December 5th,
    9:30 am - Noon
  • September 26th - December 5th,
    1 pm - 3:30 pm
 

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_NCYP 141

Up in the Air, On the Ground, and In the Sea

Grades K-2

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 9:30 am - Noon

Let's take a journey into the imagination. Using children's literature as a starting point for "takeoff," students embark on flights over cities, fast journeys by train over land, and underwater excursions by submarine.

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_NCYP 378

Creatures and Places in Art

Grades K-2

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Children's books and masterworks reveal the infinite ways marks can be used in art, and through guided exploration, students are inspired to create their own marks as a way to express a thought, convey an idea, or tell a story.

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_NCYP 132

Every Picture Tells a Story

Grades 3-5

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 9:30 am - Noon

Using children's literature and picture books as rich sources of imagery and story lines, students weave their own stories individually and in collaboration with peers.

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_NCYP 380

Art is All Around Us

Grades 3-5

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Everywhere you look there is an object of waste waiting for a new purpose. The magic happens when children respond to their imagination by creating sculptures which create narratives, conveying a sense of playfulness and innovation.

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_NCYP 302

Creating Art with Photoshop

Grades 6-8

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 9:30 am - Noon

Students learn to use the Adobe Photoshop suite and scan images as they explore the potential of the medium and create personally meaningful compositions.

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_NCYP 223

Drawing from Observation and Imagination

Grades 6-8

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 9:30 am - Noon

Students learn skills and techniques for realistic rendering by focusing on and capturing what they see using value, shading and contrast to create a sense of form.

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_NCYP 200

Fiber Arts Workshop

Grades 6-8

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Students in this class use a variety of fabrics and fibers as a means of creative expression, exploring stitching, weaving, tie dye and natural dye techniques, as well as combinations of created and found materials in creating their own expressions.

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_NCYP 262

Portfolio Development for High School Entry

Grades 6-8

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 1 pm - 3:30 pm

This intense studio workshop begins with a review of students’ current art portfolios, working independently with the instructor to develop a plan for tailored art problems intended to highlight skills and flesh out their portfolios for presentation.

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_NCYP 259

Exploring Digital Photography

Grades 9-12

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 9:30 am - Noon

Beginning with an understanding of compositional principles and the basic functions of a digital camera, students learn to create and print digital images from a variety of prompts intended to tap into students' interpretation and experience of the visual world around them.

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Caroline Creeden

_NCYP 256

Exploring Color Media

Grades 9-12

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 9:30 am - Noon

Using a variety of color media, students explore the powerful role of color in an artworks mood, atmosphere and overall visual impact to inspire them to dive into the infinite ways color can be utilized in their artwork.

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_NCYP 355

Digital Illustration

Grades 9-12

Saturdays, Sept. 26 - Dec. 5, 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Introducing students to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for a variety of drawing and design problems such as character development and portraiture, dimensional settings and environments, visual marketing, the power of minimal aesthetics, and metaphorical approaches to making.

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FAQ

How will I access the software needed for the class?

Once enrolled, you will receive a MICA email with a link to your YPS Getting Started Guide. This email will also include login instructions to access tools and software necessary for your course such as: Canvas, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, and Google Drive.

I’m not sure if this class is for me. How can I talk to someone?

Contact the Office of Open Studies at (410) 225-2219 or openstudies@mica.edu

How will I interact with classmates?

Classes will be held synchronously via zoom, where peer and instructor discussions and critiques will be conducted.

Will I be on zoom the entire time?

Class format and “zoom time” will be structured to accommodate the needs of each class.

I am a YPS student. How will I get my materials?

Students registered and enrolled in YPS by September 11 will receive materials kits in the mail (to the shipping address the student used to register), starting the week of September 13. All YPS courses start on September 26. Materials will be needed by the start of the second course - on October 3.

Are payment plans available?

Payment plans are available. Please contact the Office of Open Studies for more information and to set this up: (410) 225-2219 or openstudies@mica.edu

Are there scholarships available for YPS students?

The scholarship deadline for Fall classes is on September 1. Please visit mica.edu/ypsscholarship for more information and to submit your application.

What time zone are the courses held?

All classes are scheduled for an EST time zone.