Examining faces in art helps us to understand how people from different cultures and times have viewed themselves. Explore the human face in a wide range of 2D techniques and learn how to draw and construct portraits in many styles while exploring different cultural influences.
Draw imaginary environments using line, form, value (light and dark), positive/negative space, and perspective. Using your imagination, create unique "worlds" while exploring physical settings and moods.
This course gets everyone drawing their own cartoon characters and then dives into techniques for visual storytelling. Students learn approaches to drawing just about anything along with ways to come up with plots and stories for their cartoons by combining character drawings, environments, and dialogue (and sometimes even jokes)!
Discover the amazing world of toy creation while learning how to produce your own toy! Get a sneak-peek into how your favorite toys are designed and created, learn the secrets of toy making, and bring your own idea to life.
In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of drawing and painting while exploring a variety of art mediums and techniques. Focusing on composition, shape, volume, and visual space, students are guided to access their creative voice and develop their own unique personal style.
Design is everywhere: on your shoes, on street signs, on the internet. From designing a logo for a favorite sports team, skateboard crew, club, music group, or event to creating posters and more, this hands-on, project-based course will help start you on your way to making some great designs.
What would your very own dragon and its world be like? In this course, invent your own personal dragon, envision its imaginative world, and develop an original story. Brainstorm ideas for creating your unique dragon, and then bring your dragon to life and design an imaginative world for your dragon.
Ever wonder how books are made? Learn the art of storytelling, paper folding, and how to construct handmade artist books. The course includes experimenting with various techniques, including collage, stenciling, and relief printmaking, and simple to complex folded book structures.
Explore taking pictures and the art of photography through low tech & DIY photography techniques such as Pinhole Photography, Cyanotype, Lensless Cameras, and more. Projects may include printing photos with the sun, printing on clothing or fabric, making analog prints from digital images, making cameraless pictures with found objects, and making a photo zine.
Explore cutting, tearing, and folding techniques to create beautiful works of art through this very special approach to art-making. Learn about the history of kirigami and how paper plays an important role in Japan.
Refund Policy: Notification of withdrawals or changes must be made in writing to the Summer Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). For withdrawal prior to May 1, there will be a non-refundable $50 processing fee retained from your camp fee. For withdrawals between May 1 and June 1: for one-week classes; 50% of your fee will be retained and for three-week classes; $500 will be retained. No refunds will be granted after June 1, 2020.
The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.