Summer
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Academic & Enrichment Courses

Arts Courses For Grades 3-12

List of 11 items.

  • AP/IB Visual Arts Portfolio Class 9-12

    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $500
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $500
    Times:
    1:00-3:00 pm.

    This two hour course is designed for high school visual art students who are taking or plan to take Advanced Placement Studio Art or International Baccalaureate Visual Arts.  Students will be able to work in most media including drawing, painting, mixed media, digital arts and ceramics throughout the summer.  Mr Torson, the instructor, has over 20 years experience preparing students for both programs.  He has also served as an IB examiner for 4 years and is current with the latest guidelines regarding both externally assessed programs.  This class is also an opportunity for all high school aged students who want dedicated time this summer to improve their art making ability in the above mentioned media.  


  • Ceramics and Sculpture 3-5


    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400
    Times:
    9:10-10:10, 10:25-11:25, 11:30-12:30 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm; 2:00 - 3:00 pm

     
    This course is designed to give the student experience making art through a variety of different materials, although the primary focus will be ceramic hand-building.  Each grade level will be challenged with sequentially harder objectives so that all students are appropriately working to their own potential.  Students will create unique sculptures of animals, masks, and vessels employing basic coil, slab & pinch pot techniques.  All pieces will be kiln-fired and glazed or painted.  The class will end with small wood assemblage sculptures and polymer clay creations.  The projects are designed so that the same student can repeat the course while learning new techniques in a more challenging way each progressive year. This is a 3 week class.
  • Ceramics and Sculpture 6-8

    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400
    Times:
    9:10-10:10, 10:25-11:25, 11:30-12:30 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm; 2:00 - 3:00 pm


    This course is designed to give the new or experient artists exposure to making art three-dimensionally.  Each week there will be a featured project that teaches students the basics of each medium and cumulates with a finished product.  Each grade level will be challenged with sequentially harder objectives and techniques so that all students are appropriately working to their own potential.  Students will create plaster figure sculptures, unique ceramic vessels, and relief creations employing various hand-building techniques.    All pieces will be kiln-fired and glazed.  Polymer clay creations will round out the experience.  The projects are designed so that the same student can repeat the course while learning new techniques in a more challenging way each progressive year. This is a 3-week class.
  • Digital Arts 3-5


    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400
    Times:
    8:05 - 9:05 am.

    Over the course of this class, students will rotate through a series of units that allow them to explore new and exciting digital techniques. Through the use of touch screens, art apps and a stylus, students will relearn what it means to draw and paint in the modern era, while incorporating traditional methods such as brushstrokes, color blending and composition. Students who have already taken this course are encouraged to re enroll, as projects differ and evolve with emerging technology. Students will be utilizing IPads for this course. This is a three-week course.
  • Digital Photography 6-8

     
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400
    Times:
    9:10-10:10, 10:25-11:25, 11:30-12:30.

    Want to take better photos? Digital Photography 1 takes students through a three-week program that teaches both the mechanics and artistry of taking great pictures. Working with both DSLR and cell phone cameras, students will learn how to adjust their camera settings to get desired results, how to capture our attention and tell a story with their composition, and how to manipulate their photos in editing to get a stunning final image. Students will complete this class with a portfolio of work, a fundamental understanding of photography, and the ability to take excellent photos. This is a 3-week course.


  • Digital Photography 9-12

    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $500
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $500
    Times:
    1:00-3:00 pm.

    Want to improve your photography? In this two hour class, Digital Photography 2 takes both new and experienced students through a three-week program that expands upon their understanding of the history, style, and artistry of photography. Working with both DSLR and cell phone cameras, students will learn how to adjust their camera settings to get desired results, accomplish advanced photo techniques, and learn how to retouch and manipulate their work with computer editing. Students will complete this class with a portfolio of work, a fundamental understanding of photography, and the ability to take excellent photos. 


  • Drawing and Painting 3-5


    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400
    Times:
    9:10-10:10, 10:25-11:25 am; 11:30 - 12:30; 1:00-2:00 pm; 2:00-3:00 pm

    This course is designed to give the student experience working in drawing, collage and painting.  Each week there will be a featured project that teaches students the basics of each medium and cumulates with a finished product.  Each grade level will be challenged with sequentially harder objectives so that all students are appropriately working to their own potential.  Examples of projects include drawing from life, an abstracted mixed media collage and landscape painting.  The projects are designed so that the same student can repeat the course while learning new techniques in a more challenging way each progressive year. This is a 3- week course.
  • Drawing and Painting 6-8

    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400

    Times:
    9:10-10:10, 10:25-11:25 am; 11:30 - 12:30; 1:00-2:00 pm; 2:00-3:00 pm
    This course is designed to give the new or experient artists exposure to drawing, watercolors and acrylics.  Each week there will be a featured project that teaches students the basics of each medium and cumulates with a finished product.  Each grade level will be challenged with sequentially harder objectives and techniques so that all students are appropriately working to their own potential.  Examples will range from drawing with colored pencils, watercolor landscapes and an acrylic self portrait piece.  The projects are designed so that the same student can repeat the course while learning new techniques in a more challenging way each progressive year. This is a 3-week class..
  • Film Making 6-8

    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400
    Times:
    9:10-10:10, 10:25-11:25, 11:30-12:30.

    This course is designed to teach students the ins-and-outs of filmmaking and visual storytelling. Students will learn how to master the artistic and technical aspects of the craft, working with a variety of equipment and professional editing software. Students will create a series of videos, both independently and collaboratively, with each new project developing skills in storytelling, camerawork, and editing. At the end of the course, students will have an extensive body of work to share with the world and all the skills needed to make their mark as filmmakers! This is a 3-week class.

  • Film Making 9-12

    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $500
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $500
    Times:
    1:00-3:00 pm.

    In this two hour class, students will learn the essential skills of filmmaking and grow as visual storytellers in an intensive lab-style class. The students in this class will build upon their knowledge of writing, cinematography, editing, sound design, and visual effects. No experience is necessary - new students will get introduced to the concepts, while experienced students will have room to explore and develop at their own pace. Students will work on a variety of short film projects in fictional narrative and documentary, and will rotate through different positions to get a full experience of working on a short film. The class will culminate in a collaborative film project, and students will be given guidance getting their film onto the web and exposed to a wide audience. 


  • Stop Motion Movie Making 3-5

    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 28 - July 16, $400
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 19 - August 6, $400
    Times:
    8:05 - 9:05 am.

    Students will utilize traditional stop-motion techniques while incorporating new digital applications. We’ll start by going over the basic principles of stop-motion, what we’ll need to set up a stop motion environment as well as operating a camera. From here, students will learn how to animate a sequence, export it and add sound. No experience is required and all tools necessary for creating an animation will be provided for the students!  This is a 3-week class.
For more information, please contact Nancy Celente, Director of Summer Programs, at summer@newarka.edu or (973) 992-7000, ext. 217.
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