Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Jim Keefe
Price: $122.50

Have you thought about making your own comic, but weren't sure how to begin? In this class, students will examine the skills and concepts necessary to become successful comic artists. They will look at how comics have changed over the years and discover how truly diverse comic genres can be. Whether you love superheroes or real-life stories, you will be introduced to the tools and foundations of storytelling that will help you develop your own personal mini-comic to share with your classmates. / Basic drawing skills are strongly recommended. / There will be no class on 7/3.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 12Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Kate Thomas
Price: $122.50

You may love funky t-shirts, posters, magazines, and other graphic materials, but may not quite understand how they are made. This class is the perfect introduction for teens interested in learning more about graphic design. Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. All projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 20July 13Tuesday, Thursday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Carey Dean
Price: $122.50

This beginning painting class is designed to give the motivated visual arts student an overview of painting fundamentals. Students in this course will learn basic color theory and applications, a variety of painting approaches and techniques as well as exposure to artists from past to present. Instruction will include painting demonstrations, in-class discussions and one-on-one assistance and encouragement.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 20July 13Tuesday, Thursday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $87.50

Many painting experts believe that learning the techniques of watercolor as a foundation to painting can give a student much deeper understanding, versatility, and, ultimately, success later on when dealing with opaque mediums such as oil or acrylic. This high school level watercolor class is specifically tailored to meet the needs of teen artists. The curriculum is written with the mindset that watercolor can be both an extension of drawing, and a foundation for other painting mediums.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 14Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Katie Nelson
Price: $175.00

This class will offer an introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. The instructor will share behind the scenes videos of animations that use stop-motion animation techniques. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 14Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $675.00

This class focuses on the majors of drawing and painting. Students will work in MCAD's professional and expansive drawing and painting classrooms to hone their skills and define their creative vision. Using traditional drawing and painting media, teens will get the chance to explore the wide range of techniques used by fine artists today. Participants will work from observation to add advanced work to their portfolios. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch. / Materials fee of $100 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 15-18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17July 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Pamela Carberry
Price: $280.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 18August 10Tuesday, Thursday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Price: $337.50

In this week-long Intensive, high school students will explore the majors of graphic design and illustration. Graphic design and illustration are used in tandem to convey concepts and communicate ideas. Students who excel in both areas of study are some of the most sought-after in the design world. Using traditional methods along with the latest software, teens will get the chance to work on real-world projects similar to those given to designers and illustrators today. Participants will also work hands-on to create work that will add depth and variety to their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 24July 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Erik Johnson, Instructor: Alison Malone
Price: $675.00

This intensive focuses on the Media Arts division, highlighting the majors of Photography and Filmmaking. Students will work in MCAD studios and labs to hone their technical skills and define their point of view. Participants will create advanced projects in both digital photography and filmmaking and build their media arts portfolios using the same state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that MCAD degree-seeking students use. / Students will have a 30 minute campus-based unsupervised lunch. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 15-18.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 31August 4Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Scott Hochhalter
Price: $87.50

The life of an artist is one of ongoing idea and skill development, full of practice, play, and continued refinement. The goal of this class is to expand critique skills, flesh out ideas, make additions and edits to one's portfolio, and gain valuable knowledge about the work of contemporary artists. Critiques and lectures will help high school students think about where ideas can come from for their artwork and how to successfully articulate them to others.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 11Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud , Instructor: Katie Nelson
Price: $675.00

In this weeklong intensive, high school students will explore the majors of comic art and animation. Comic art and animation share a common language and techniques, but each offer unique artistic opportunities and challenges. Students will engage in hands-on demonstrations, assignments, and participate in class discussions designed to hone their skills, ideas, and critical thinking skills.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 11Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students 16 and over
Instructor: Michaela Chorn
Price: $280.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This online drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 2November 5Online - AsynchronousOnline

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Price: $245.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 12Monday, Wednesday1:00-4:00 p.m.