Class Descriptions

The classes listed below are not necessarily offered every term. For current class schedules, or to register, select Register for Classes.

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SUNDAY CLASSES

Animal Sculpture

KID-038

Come with an animal in mind-your pet, a favorite at the zoo, or a completely made-up creature-and transform it into an original paper-mache sculpture. Don't worry about the size of the animal. In fact, the bigger the better. Sculpt it, paint it and take it home with you.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Animation

KID-004

Learn how to bring drawings to life through movement with Adobe Flash. Create a storyboard and transform your story into an animation. Explore the importance of "meaningful movement"-deciding how an object should move. Explore your imagination to create an emotional and organic experience.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Architecture: Inside Out

KID-015

Using simple cardboard, glue and paints, construct projects that reflect the world around you from three different perspectives: the near (things we touch), the middle (the spaces that hold us) and the far (the settings we live in). The class will encourage you to investigate personal and shared space, especially in relation to yourself and your friends.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Behind the Scenes

KID-001

Learn how to create your own short film in this fun exploration of the art of filmmaking. This class covers the elements of screenwriting, cinematography and editing. Students may bring either a digital video camcorder (optional).

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Cartooning Technique

KID-011

Learn the nuts and bolts of comic book creation: character design, page composition, penciling, inking, lettering and screentone. Explore various approaches from single-panel gags to full page construction. Polish your narrative skills as you tell stories and jokes on your own and with others. Everyone's contributions will be included in the class comic book-a future collector's item.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Design Theme Park Attractions

KID-006

Choose from an array of character and story themes-or create your own- for an original ride attraction. Learn how to storyboard your design, make sequenced drawings, create a facade that conveys the ride experience, and present your attraction design.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Design-A-Robot

KID-002

Using the Lego Mindstorms system, build an autonomous robot and teach it to navigate an obstacle course and interact with other robots and kids. Follow your curiosity to learn mechanical design basics, computer logic and other abstract skills you don't normally use in everyday life. Working in small teams of two or three, students focus on areas of personal preference and collaborate on solving problems.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Designing Cars

KID-021

Create exciting car designs using a variety of sketching, illustration and presentation techniques. Learn how to develop concepts and visually communicate your ideas.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Designing Cars Pro

KID-023

Take your car designs to the next level. Focus on your own designs and improve upon them using perspective and shading and applying the fundamentals of Designing Cars. Build upon the skills from the previous class and learn how to draw your ideas accurately from any angle. A must for the car obsessed. Prerequisite: Designing Cars

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Digital Media Workshop

KID-022

Using Photoshop for images and InDesign for page layout, learn the fundamentals of line, form, value and other design principles as well as how to scan, manipulate and save images for output to a color printer. Combine words and images into layouts for a T-shirt design and a one-page composition for inclusion in a group book.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

DIY Printmaking + Textile

KID-043

Explore the art of printing by hand. Design and create your own product line - custom stationery, furoshiki gift wrap, notebooks, patterned fabric and more - using screen-printing, stamping and stencil techniques. Students will learn basic design principles and be inspired by artists like Sister Corita and textile houses like Marimekko.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Drawing the Clothed Figure

KID-009

Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. In this class you will learn about form, proportion, shape, the human skeleton and simplification. Demonstrations and discussions of Old Master drawings explore various styles and the relationship between techniques and ideas.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Dynamic Drawing

KID-012

This course teaches students rapid visualization techniques using ink pens, markers and other related media. Students will learn to communicate ideas, thoughts and processes through drawings and develop their observation and perspective skills. Drawing exercises will teach students how to control their lines and line weights while drawing with line economy in a quick visual descriptive style. This course is designed for students interested in everything from fine art to transportation design.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Fun With Fashion

KID-046

Take your interest in fashion to a different level. Learn how to draw fashion croquis (elongated quick sketches), use markers to render your designs, and get a chance to be creative and have fun with 3D projects such as paper dresses and accessory design. You will also learn basic fashion vocabulary, how to add variety to your designs and how to present your work.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Illustration

KID-005

Learn how to turn your drawings into fun and engaging images that communicate a mood, a feeling, an idea or a concept. Explore drawing, visual communication and image making through both short- and long-term projects. Experiment with different ways of problem solving using illustration examples as models for exploration and inspiration. Work in various media ranging from crayons, pencils and markers to pens, watercolors and acrylics.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Inventor's Workshop

KID-008

Product designers invent and design the things you buy: watches, clothing, bicycles, shoes and even toothbrushes. Learn how to come up with ideas, create real products and bring them to life with 3D models and drawings of your original designs. The class culminates with the sculpting/building of a scale model of your own choosing.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Painting

KID-039

Discover the process of painting, composition and having fun while producing quality work. Classes will include painting demos, student participation in setting up the composition and one-on-one instruction as students paint during class. Students will have the opportunity to paint from a clothed model near the end of the class.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $260

Photography

KID-007

Examine the vast possibilities of making a photographic image. In addition to creative imagery and composition, students will be introduced to basic printing processes, learn to print from their own negatives in the Black and White Lab, and explore alternative techniques such as cyanotypes through fun hands-on activities. Students are encouraged to use their own 35mm film cameras if possible. All supplies and printing costs are included.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
FEB 23 - APR 06
Noncredit / $275

Still Life Drawing

KID-017

Explore a specific topic of artistic abstract thinking each week that emphasizes fundamental still-life drawing principles. Examine still-life ideas such as proportion, positive/negative space and shape as they relate to ensemble, vignettes and still-life objects.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

T-Shirt Design

KID-014

Create your own T-shirt brand! Combine graphic, character, photography and advertising design to produce a line of T-shirts that represents your new company. Explore creative choices and outcomes, with an emphasis on the design process, and finish with your very own T-shirt.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

The Big Draw

KID-045

Turn your doodles and drawings into wall-size art. Learn drawing and ink and brush techniques to create large drawings right on the walls. At the end, we'll put on a group art show and you'll be able to take actual poster size pieces of this giant collaborative masterpiece. By taking this class, each student will become a life member of the Giant Doodle Club, the GDC.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Architecture: Inside Out

KID-027W

Using simple cardboard, glue and paints, construct three projects that reflect the world around you from three different perspectives: the near (things we touch), the middle (the spaces that hold us) and the far (the settings we live in). The class will encourage you to investigate personal and shared space, especially in relation to yourself and your friends.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Cartooning Technique Workshop

KID-038W

Learn the nuts and bolts of comic book creation, character design, storytelling, page composition, penciling, inking, lettering and use of screentone. Students will tackle single panel gags and multi-paneled "newspaper" style strips, as well as the longer narratives popular in both Manga and American comics. All students will take home copies of the class project: their own comic book.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Comic Book Illustration

KID-019W

Explore the art of storytelling and learn basic design principles involved in creating comics or longer stories. This course covers brainstorming and collaborative exercises, character development and comic book tricks and secrets. Students will work together on a large project and take home copies of the project as well as their own comic book/story.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Creative Image Making

KID-035W

Further your illustrative skills through brainstorms and projects that challenge your art-making ability and strengthen your creativity. Experiment with painting techniques and produce illustrations inspired by great artists such as Picasso and Matisse.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Design a Theme Park Attraction

KID-047W

Choose from an array of character and story themes-or create your own-for an original ride attraction. Learn how to storyboard your design, make sequenced drawings, create a facade that conveys the ride experience, and present your attraction design.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Digital Film 360

KID-018W

This ensemble Filmmaking Workshop takes the students on the journey of making a movie - from finding the story, exploring and applying the technical aspects of the different arts and crafts of production, discovering acting for the camera, and studying the power of editing to produce a short film with an emotional impact. Equipment-camera and computers-are provided. You may bring your own video camcorder (optional).

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Digital Media Workshop

KID-015W

Using Photoshop for images and InDesign for page layout, learn the fundamentals of line, form, value and other design principles as well as how to scan, manipulate and save images for output to a color printer. Combine words and images into layouts for a T-shirt design and a one-page composition for inclusion in a group book.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

DIY Printmaking + Textile

KID-043W

Design and create your own product line-notebooks, custom stationery, furoshiki gift wrap, patterned fabric-using screen printing, stamping and stencil techniques. Learn basic design principles and be inspired by artists like Sister Corita and textile houses like Marimekko.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Fashion Sketching

KID-031W

Learn the basics of fashion design in this 2D class and develop your own unique style. This class includes working with the 12-head model, designing, sketching (using markers, watercolor, color pencils and acrylics) and creating presentation boards.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Illustration

KID-029W

Turn your drawings into fun, engaging images that communicate a mood, feeling or idea. Explore visual communication through short- and long-term projects; experiment with different ways of problem solving; and work in various media, everything from crayons to acrylics.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Imagination Workshop

KID-032W

Create fantastic characters and places and learn new ways to brainstorm in this drawing and painting workshop. Work from live clothed models, special theme setups and Old Master works. The emphasis is on creativity, techniques and building confidence.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Intro to Short Filmmaking

KID-016W

Learn how to create your own short film in this fun exploration of the art of filmmaking. This class covers the basic elements of screenwriting, cinematography and editing. You will develop and shoot a class project and then individually edit, upload and screen it at the end of the workshop. You may bring your own video camcorder (optional). Equipment-camera and computers-for the project is provided by the school.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Painting

KID-039W

Discover the process of painting and composition while having fun and producing quality work. Classes will include: painting demonstrations and one-on-one instruction as students paint during class to explore color theory, still-lifes, value, composition and the history of painting.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Photography Book Workshop

KID-036W

Examine the power of photography to tell stories by creating a fun book with your classmates. Using digital or traditional photography, use your imagination to capture the world around you and create a unique series of images around a theme that interests and inspires you.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Portraiture / Self-Portraiture

KID-044W

Draw your friends, your family, and yourself! Learn to see the basic proportions that we all have in common and the small details that make us all unique. Practice sighting techniques to help you capture a true likeness. Draw from reference and from observation. Classes will include demonstrations, portrait parties, and several longer portraits with lots of individual instruction.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Still Life Drawing

KID-030W

At each meeting, a specific topic of artistic abstract thinking will be introduced emphasizing fundamental still-life drawing principles such as proportion, positive/ negative space and shape. Explore still-life ideas as they relate to ensemble, vignettes and still-life objects.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Supersize Me

KID-026W

Learn the grid technique that advertising muralists use to create gigantic wall murals. Discover how this simple grid process can help you create BIG pictures while learning how to explore and experiment with mixed mediums, surface texturing and different application techniques. You're going to get messy, so please wear old clothes.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Collaborative Comics

KID-100W

Create a comic book with your family! Learn the fundamentals of writing and drawing comic strips from joke writing and thumbnails to lettering, penciling and inking. Surprise each other with comic jams and work together to publish and bind a finished comic book.$30 per person for all workshops. Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Please note: A separate online registration form must be submitted for each family member.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Creative Drawing

KID-105W

Families will expand their creativity through fun drawing projects. The class will cover basic drawing techniques, such as line, shape and value which will be used in projects such as doodle books, still lifes, maps and surreal dream-like drawings. Each workshop throughout the year will feature different projects and techniques. Families will get to explore different materials such as ink, colored pencils, charcoal and graphite.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
MAR 23
Noncredit / $30 per participant

Portrait Party

KID-101W

You're invited to explore portraiture with a series of fun and easy art games! You and your family will take turns drawing and modeling for one-minute portraits, blind contour portraits, upside-down drawings, and many more amusing challenges. Despite the obstacles, your portraits will improve as you practice using proportions, sighting techniques, and the five simple shapes that make up the face.$30 per person for all workshops. Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Please note: A separate online registration form must be submitted for each family member.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
MAR 09
Noncredit / $30 per participant

Simple Books & Paper Toys

KID-104W

Families will work together to create simple folded books and fun toys made out of paper. Each workshop throughout the year will feature different projects. The class will cover basic paper folding techniques to transform paper into origami animals, pop up books, and magical paper toys.$30 per person for all workshops. Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Please note: A separate online registration form must be submitted for each family member.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Still Life Scavenger Hunt

KID-102W

Compete with your family in an artist's scavenger hunt. Race to discover the shapes, shadows and details in a wide variety of every day objects. Learn how to sketch and shade still-life objects, then turn your keen eyes towards the details that make those simple drawings great.$30 per person for all workshops. Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Please note: A separate online registration form must be submitted for each family member.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM

Wacky Tiny Creatures

KID-103W

This workshop playfully merges science with art. Explore a microscopic world through art projects, imaginative drawings and 3D works that bring this tiny world to life.$30 per person for all workshops. Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Please note: A separate online registration form must be submitted for each family member.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN SPRING TERM