SUMMER 2019 PRE-COLLEGE    Class Catalog

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PRE-COLLEGE CLASSES: GRADES 9-12

Looking to level up your skills this summer, build your portfolio for college or simply discover a new craft?
 
Join us in PCA&D's Summer Pre-College classes! Work with and learn from professional artists in two week sessions that dive deep into the fundamentals of creating art, critical thinking, and technique.

Two week sessions with morning & afternoon classes

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SESSION ONE - JULY 8 - 19
Figure Drawing - HS 4 - Morning

HS 4 - Figure Drawing Intro-to-Caricature-Grades6-8_YS35
July 8-19, Monday - Friday
10 AM – 1 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Evan Kitson

This two-week high school figure drawing class will focus on teaching fundamental drawing and observational skills with an emphasis on composition, design, proportion, and human anatomy. A nude or clothed model will be present almost daily for students to observe and draw the human form in various poses. Components of the class include regular critiques, basic lessons on anatomy and discussing and practicing the benefits of different drawing speeds – from quick gestural sketches to longer, more studied poses. The importance of personal style and expression will be emphasized. The perfect class to create work to enhance a student’s portfolio before applying to college!

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SUPPLY LIST:

NOTE: You do not have to purchase everything on this list- if you’d like to work with charcoal, rather than graphite, please do not purchase graphite materials.

 

This is an extensive list of my recommendations, and what I’ll be using.

 

RECOMMENDED CHARCOAL MATERIALS

  • Generals brand Charcoal Pencils

A few of their soft and medium. If you had to choose one, the medium is my favorite. I usually have two of each when I work with them.

  • Generals brand White Charcoal Pencil

This is my favorite charcoal white to heighten with.

 

RECOMMENDED GRAPHITE MATERIALS

A selection of graphite pencils:

A range of 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, and 5H would be great.

UNIVERSAL DRAWING MATERIALS

  • Erasers

-Kneaded eraser

-General Pencil’s Factis BM-2 Mechanical Eraser

  • Sandpaper

220 Grit is great, something that’s not too coarse, but not too slick either.

  • Bristle Brush

A brush to push around the media, should be medium in size, and one you don’t mind getting dirty/roughing up. This is optional. I use it for my charcoal work.

  • Blending Stumps

Medium sized blending stumps, also called tortillons.

  • Razor Blades

Single Edged Razor Blades. I prefer them by themselves instead of with a cutting tool. Single edge is important for safety.

  • Drawing Board/Support for your surface:

Drawing boards, the kind with the two clips at the top are fine. So is a 1/2” thick sheet of foamcore that’s cut to size. Whatever works for you.

  • PAPER

I prefer Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper, which can be found in pads at any art supply store. It’s a great paper that can take a beating, and get really worked while holding up well. It’s not super cheap, but it’s not expensive either. Graphite or Charcoal will work on this paper for what we’re doing. 18”x24”.

  • SKETCHBOOK

I’d recommend you bring a sketchbook to do some smaller drawings in, as well as take notes.

Portfolio Preparation: Level UP + IMPACT - HS 81 - Afternoon
HS 81 - Portfolio Preparation: LEVELUP+IMPACT portfolioday
July 8 - 19, Monday - Friday
2 PM - 5 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Justin Phillips
 

This class is designed for high school students who are preparing their portfolios to apply to visual art colleges as well as students who would like to gain valuable summer studio class experience to enrich their creative vision and confidence. This unique class will have pre-college students working with a member of PCAD's admissions staff and a faculty member from PCA&D's Foundation Department to develop their portfolios for college. Students will come to class with their current portfolios for an engaging and informative session with our admissions counselors where they will learn what makes a student's portfolio stand out and what strategies the student should take to help take their portfolio to the next level. For the remainder of the course, students will have personalized instruction as they create a new body of work with an emphasis being placed on strengthening their technical skill sets and conceptual ideation. Students will practice critique techniques, learn how to talk about their art, and be encouraged to develop their unique artistic voice.

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • 2B, 6B. 4H Pencils
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Staedtler mars plastic eraser
  • 1 pack soft vine charcoal
  • 1 pack Compressed Charcoal
  • 1 Chamois
  • 1 stick white conte crayon
  • Sketchbook 9” x 12” – 11” x 14” hardcover preferred
  • 18 x 24 Strathmore 400 drawing pad
Intro to Animation - HS 67 - Evening

HS 67 - Intro to Animation Intro-to-Animation
July 8-19, Monday - Friday
6 PM - 9 PM
1 Credit$355
Instructor: Steven Jennings

Take the first step to realizing your dream of working in the computer animation field by gaining an introduction to the 3D animation software, Autodesk Maya. Learn the basics of animation aesthetics, concepts, and history through a series of exercises, discussions and screenings. Complete a variety of short guided projects designed to teach you the main principles of animation that combine character performance, and storytelling. The skills you gain will become an essential foundation for future work in either traditional or computer animation.

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • Sketch book with pencils
  • Flash drive/ hard drive for file transfers

SESSION TWO - JULY 22 - AUGUST 2

3D Studio: Deep Dive - HS 47 - Morning

HS 82 – 3D Studio: Deep Dive Where The Wind Was Sculpture
July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday
10 AM - 1 PM
1 Credit
$375
Instructor: Justin Phillips

High school students will gain a foundational knowledge of 3D design and then dive deeper into its creative potential! Students have fun creating their own sculptures using a variety of media and approaches. They will learn about professional artistic practices such as using their drawings for planning as well as hand building to make their sculptural ideas come to life! Some of the concepts discussed will include: space, function, form, and balance. Students will learn to take their two dimensional drawings and translate them into three dimensional works of art. This class is ideal for students that are preparing to enter art school, students who want experience working in three dimensions, and students who are interested in exploring new ways of creating art.

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • Exacto knife with replacement blades
  • Utility knife with replacement blades
  • 2B Pencil
  • Staedtler mars plastic eraser
    12 steel ruler
  • 1 Pound block of Super Sculpey Beige
  • Polyform Sculpey Style and Detail Tools, 3/Pack
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Pack of hot glue gun sticks
  • 1 roll of aluminum foil
  • 1 pack of solo cups (any color)
  • Pack of 52 playing cards

 

 

Color Lab - HS 91 - Morning

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July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday
10 AM - 1 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Leah Limpert Walt

This two-week class is designed to give high school artists and painters a solid foundation to approach color with confidence. Students will have fun exploring the power of color through a series of exercises using limited palettes and still life’s as well as experiment on a large scale by creating color "environments" outside the classroom! Students will gain an understanding of color temperature, context and value while practicing discussing student work as a group. Throughout the week, students will develop a broader understanding and practical use of color as well as create a small series of paintings by the end of class. This class is great for enhancing a college portfolio and preparing for a career in art and design.

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SUPPLY LIST:

OIL PAINT

  • titanium white
  • mars black
  • yellow ochre
  • cadmium red
  • cadmium yellow
  • alizarin crimson
  • ultramarine blue
  • raw umber
  • GESSO (acrylic)

SURFACES

  • one 16x20” canvas
  • one 18x24” canvas
  • watercolor paper 4 sheets no smaller than 11x14”

MISC.

  • small glass container with lid for

MEDIUM

  • variety of brushes
  • palette paper/palette
  • palette knife
  • medium (walnut oil, stand oil and turpentine mix 50/50, linseed oil)

 

Painting Wildlife: Creative Creatures - HS 48 - Afternoon

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July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday
2 PM - 5 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Jessica Steigelman

Does your high school student have a love for animals and a passion for painting?  In this two-week course, students will work to compose artworks of a variety of animals in their favorite paint mediums. Students will create work practicing the fundamentals of art such as form, composition, and color and learn about animal anatomy. Students will explore their creativity and learn painting techniques, while working with subject matter that is mythical and fun!

*Oil paints are not permitted in this class

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Into to Game Development - HS 75 - Evening

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July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday
6 PM - 9 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Steven Jennings

Do you have a high school student that is obsessed with video game creation? This course introduces students from grades 9-12 to the principles of game design and game art production. Students will learn a brief history of games and participate in exercises designing rules and mechanics that are foundational in game creation. Students will work independently and in small groups to explore visuals and concepts for your game and learn to manage their projects from start to finish!

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • Sketch book with pencils
  • Flash drive/ hard drive for file transfers

Our Adult classes are open to students ages 16 & up.

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