Courses Offered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enrollment is limited as each class has a maximum of 8 to 15 students. For all courses, the same material will be covered every week, except as noted in the course description. 

 

 

Classes offered for PreK-2nd

 

Introduction to Cartoon Drawing:

 

Learn the basics of cartoon design and graphic contour drawing.  In this course you will learn the fundamentals of cartoon figure and facial construction.  Learn how to set a cartoon within individual comic cells and basic picture plane arrangement.  Fine tune pencil and inking techniques for more detailed comic drawings. 

 

Objectives

  • Contour drawing

  • Facial features

  • Comic cells

  • Inking Graphite

  • Basic gesture and poses for cartoon figures

All materials for course can be found at Michael’s:

·       Artist's Loft Fundamentals Sketching & Drawing Set

·       Artist's Loft Blending Tortillons

·       Ruler

·       General's Gum Eraser

·       Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker

·       Artist's Loft Black Wirebound Sketchbook

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

 

“Super Power Theatre” 101- Two part class- sign-up for both weeks

 

This 2-week class entitled Super Power is an interactive theatre workshop where students will learn Acting 101 through the exploration of everyday life. Recently Michelle Obama told a group of young students, “What seems like nothing to you is your superpower.” This class is designed to spark the creative minds of our young scholars to consider their own superpower. Through the use of theatre-based, skill-building activities we will explore how we can shape the world through the craft of acting. Students would need to have access to a device with a camera that allows for virtual engagement, a relatively quiet area where they can participate by sharing ideas, material/performances (which may include "movement"). Please be sure to sign your child up for both weeks of class (July 20th and 27th)

 

Course Schedule:

 

Part 1: July 20th

Part 2: July 27th

Open Session: August 10th

 

 

Tap

 

Beginning tap class covering basic tap warm-ups and Tap vocabulary. Scholars will also learn the history of Tap dance from the Civil War to the present day. 

 

Scholars will need space to dance with a hard floor. Hard bottom shoes are suggested. Tap shoes are optional.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Classes offered for Grades 3rd-5th

 

Architecture

 

Scholars will be introduced to the basics of Architecture, beginning with the history and culture of buildings around the world. They will be able to “read” and create their own floor plans using hand-drawing techniques and/or digital drawing tools. They will then redesign a familiar space to address the needs of a client. This client will be redesigning a classroom or bedroom. By the end of the course, they will be able to communicate ideas and design concepts visually on a design board.

 

Materials Needed for Course:

 

  • Paper, Pencil, colored pencils or crayons, Floor Planner Free Website.

 

The same class will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

 

The Guitar Ukulele Orchestra (Grades 3rd-8th)

Learn to play one of the most fun, cheapest and easiest instruments ever: The Ukulele! This class will utilize videos that focus on learning songs with chords and melodies. An easy and fun way to start singing and playing your favorite songs in only one week! 

 

Required items: Ukulele (can be purchased through amazon for 35$) OR Guitar (acoustic would be better but electric is acceptable), internet connection and video chat service

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

I Got the Music in Me! (Grades 3rd-8th)

 

Write and record your own song! Students will be grouped in small ensembles and each given a role (singer, pianist, drummer, etc).  Student groups will create and record their own original piece of music using an online music production software. Then students will share that music on available platforms to best spread their musical message!

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Intermediate Cartoon Drawing

 

A re-emphasis of skills learned from “Intro To Cartoon Drawing” plus more.  Learn how to add value to create a more detailed setting. Learn how light sources can change perspective and intensify value.  Scholars will be exposed to different hatching techniques that can enhance shading.  

 

Objectives-

  • Recap of skills from attained from the intro course

  • Value scales

  • Hatching methods

  • Light sources

  • Scaled value features

  • Pictures planes

  • Foreground, middleground, background

  • Perspective

 

All materials for course can be found at Michael’s:

·       Artist's Loft Fundamentals Sketching & Drawing Set

·       Artist's Loft Blending Tortillons

·       Ruler

·       General's Gum Eraser

·       Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker

·       Artist's Loft Black Wirebound Sketchbook

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

“Super Power Theatre” 101- Two part class- sign-up for both weeks

 

This 2-week class entitled Super Power is an interactive theatre workshop where students will learn Acting 101 through the exploration of everyday life. Recently Michelle Obama told a group of young students, “What seems like nothing to you is your superpower.” This class is designed to spark the creative minds of our young scholars to consider their own superpower. Through the use of theatre-based, skill-building activities we will explore how we can shape the world through the craft of acting. Students would need to have access to a device with a camera that allows for virtual engagement, a relatively quiet area where they can participate by sharing ideas, material/performances (which may include "movement"). Please be sure to sign your child up for both weeks of class (July 20th and 27th)

 

Course Schedule:

 

Part 1: July 20th

Part 2: July 27th

Open Session: August 10th

 

Storytelling, Legacy and Your Inner Superhero

 

This is a beginner’s course that teaches students about the concepts of “legacy,” “character” and “reputation.” We will introduce them to the idea of being a person of character. Then, we start a conversation about character and accomplishment in the world and home. We want to encourage scholars to think about the kind of character they would like to have. We will ask lots of questions. We also allow time for scholars to think and answer them. What is a Story? What is your Story? Why is Story important? Storytelling is a unique way to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for themselves and other cultures. It can also help to promote positive attitudes. Scholars will have daily writing prompts designed to create awareness of the worlds they exist in. 

 

For this course, scholars will need paper and pencil, in addition to access to a digital device and internet connection.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Storytelling through Music and Media

 

Our online music program is a course designed to enrich Scholars minds through songwriting, beat making and podcast (PSA’s) creations all while learning music fundamentals and telling their personal stories. 

The objective of this course is to show the relationship between music literacy, songwriting, and creating music in today’s digital world.

Material needed: Students will need access to a digital device that allows he/she to connect to the internet. 

 

No prior knowledge of music or technology is required.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Tap

 

Beginning tap class covering basic tap warm-ups and Tap vocabulary. Scholars will also learn the history of Tap dance from the Civil War to the present day. 

 

Scholars will need space to dance with a hard floor. Hard bottom shoes are suggested. Tap shoes are optional.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Vocal Music

Scholars will warm-up to aid in proper articulation, breath control, and vocal placement. Beginner level, but as we move through the week we will progress based upon the overall skillset(s) of the group. 

 

Please make sure scholars have water to stay hydrated.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Classes offered for Grades 6th-8th

 

Advanced Cartoon Drawing:

 

A re-emphasis of skills learned from “Intermediate Cartoon Drawing” with color.  Create a short comic book using pencil, ink, value, and color.  Learn how to add value using color, tones, and tints.  Use different color schemes to alter setting elements.

 

Objectives

  • Recap of skills from attained from the intro course

  • Selected color schemes

  • Tonal value through color

  • Perspective

  • Picture Plane

  • Light Sources

  • Create a comic book

 

All materials for course can be found at Michael’s:

·       Artist's Loft Fundamentals Sketching & Drawing Set

·       Artist's Loft Blending Tortillons

·       Ruler

·       General's Gum Eraser

·       Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker

·       Artist's Loft Black Wirebound Sketchbook

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

 

Architecture

 

Scholars will be introduced to the basics of Architecture, beginning with the history and culture of buildings around the world. They will be able to “read” and create their own floor plans using hand-drawing techniques and/or digital drawing tools. They will then redesign a familiar space to address the needs of a client. This client will be redesigning a classroom or bedroom. By the end of the course, they will be able to communicate ideas and design concepts visually on a design board.

 

Materials Needed for Course:

 

  • Paper, Pencil, colored pencils or crayons, Floor Planner Free Website.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

 

The Guitar Ukulele Orchestra (Grades 3rd-8th)

Learn to play one of the most fun, cheapest and easiest instruments ever: The Ukulele! This class will utilize videos that focus on learning songs with chords and melodies. An easy and fun way to start singing and playing your favorite songs in only one week! 

 

Required items: Ukulele (can be purchased through amazon for 35$) OR Guitar (acoustic would be better but electric is acceptable), internet connection and video chat service

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

I Got the Music in Me! (Grades 3rd-8th)

 

Write and record your own song! Students will be grouped in small ensembles and each given a role (singer, pianist, drummer, etc).  Student groups will create and record their own original piece of music using an online music production software. Then students will share that music on available platforms to best spread their musical message!

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Mixed Media

 

Students will explore the technique of using more than one medium to create work. They will select their own materials that pique their personal interest and learn to combine them with other mediums. 

 

Required Materials: Pencil, paper, Washable markers 

 

Suggested Materials: Old magazines, newspapers, colored paper, tissue paper, scissors, glue stick, Black Sharpie, tempera or acrylic paint, heavyweight paper if painting, and a paintbrush.  

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

“Super Power Theatre” 101- Two part class- sign-up for both weeks

 

This 2-week class entitled Super Power is an interactive theatre workshop where students will learn Acting 101 through the exploration of everyday life. Recently Michelle Obama told a group of young students, “What seems like nothing to you is your superpower.” This class is designed to spark the creative minds of our young scholars to consider their own superpower. Through the use of theatre-based, skill-building activities we will explore how we can shape the world through the craft of acting. Students would need to have access to a device with a camera that allows for virtual engagement, a relatively quiet area where they can participate by sharing ideas, material/performances (which may include "movement"). Please be sure to sign your child up for both weeks of class (July 20th and 27th)

 

Course Schedule:

 

Part 1: July 20th

Part 2: July 27th

Open Session: August 10th

 

Storytelling, Legacy and Your Inner Superhero

 

This is a beginner’s course that teaches students about the concepts of “legacy,” “character” and “reputation.” We will introduce them to the idea of being a person of character. Then, we start a conversation about character and accomplishment in the world and home. We want to encourage scholars to think about the kind of character they would like to have. We will ask lots of questions. We also allow time for scholars to think and answer them. What is a Story? What is your Story? Why is Story important? Storytelling is a unique way to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for themselves and other cultures. It can also help to promote positive attitudes. Scholars will have daily writing prompts designed to create awareness of the worlds they exist in. 

 

For this course, scholars will need paper and pencil, in addition to access to a digital device and internet connection.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Storytelling through Music and Media

 

Our online music program is a course designed to enrich Scholars minds through songwriting, beat making and podcast (PSA’s) creations all while learning music fundamentals and telling their personal stories. 

The objective of this course is to show the relationship between music literacy, songwriting, and creating music in today’s digital world.

 

Material needed: Students will need access to a digital device that allows he/she to connect to the internet. 

No prior knowledge of music or technology is required.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Tap

 

Beginning tap class covering basic tap warm-ups and Tap vocabulary. Scholars will also learn the history of Tap dance from the Civil War to the present day. 

 

Scholars will need space to dance with a hard floor. Hard bottom shoes are suggested. Tap shoes are optional.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Vocal Music

Scholars will warm-up to aid in proper articulation, breath control, and vocal placement. Beginner level, but as we move through the week we will progress based upon the overall skillset(s) of the group. 

 

Please make sure scholars have water to stay hydrated.

 

The same course will be offered the following weeks:

Group A: July 20th

Group B: July 27th

Group C: August 3rd

Group D: August 10th

 

Questions? Ask Away 

If there are any questions in regards to the courses or the overall program, please feel free to leave a question. Our staff will respond as soon as possible.