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Young People’s Studios

It’s never too early to develop your creativity.

Our professional artist-mentors, backed by MICA’s resources and experience, help young people:

Build confidence in personal expression through artistic exploration.

Learn to solve problems and think critically.

Learn from the best: MICA’s world-renowned faculty.

Gift Cards are now available!

Looking for a gift for a friend or loved one? The Open Studies Gift Card is the perfect gift for the creative person in your life. Choose from 3 options: workshops for adults, courses for adults, and classes for young artists in Grades K-12. Click here to purchase!

Spring 2021 remote classes are underway.

YPS Spring 2021 classes started on Saturday, January 30, 2021. But, here is a peek at some of our current Spring 2021 offerings.

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Grades K-2

An Art Safari

Saturdays, Jan. 30 - Apr. 17 (no class Mar. 27 & Apr. 3)
9:30 am - 12 pm

In this class children take an imaginary journey through different parts of the world to discover and learn about animals in their native habitats. Using ideas and experiences from their journeys, along with visual resources and works by selected artists, students create drawings, paintings and sculptural forms to create personal visual responses to what they have seen and learned.

Teacher: Lisa Nersessian

Grades 6-8

Portfolio Development for High School Entry

Saturdays, Jan. 30 - Apr. 17 (no class Mar. 27 & Apr. 3)
9:30 am - 12 pm

This intense studio class begins with a review of students’ current art portfolios, with discussion about what a well-rounded high school portfolio might look like. Students keep a reflective journal and sketchbook as they identify areas to strengthen in their artwork. Working independently with the instructor, students then develop a plan for tailored art problems intended to highlight skills and flesh out their portfolios for presentation. This course is especially designed for students who need a portfolio for entrance into high school but is also open to those who wish to employ a more independent course of study.

Teacher: Trevor Weigle

Grades 9-12

Building Your Portfolio

Saturdays, Jan. 30 - Apr. 17 (no class Mar. 27 & Apr. 3)
1 pm - 3:30 pm

Set up like a college studio course, this class begins with a discussion about what a well-rounded high school portfolio might look like. Students keep a reflective journal and sketchbook as they identify areas to strengthen in their artwork. Working independently with the instructor, students then develop a plan for tailored art problems intended to highlight skills and flesh out their portfolios for presentation. This course is especially designed for students who need a portfolio for entrance into college but is also open to those who wish to employ a more independent course of study.

Teacher: Geraldine Butler

Grades 3-5

Life Drawing for Kids

Saturdays, Jan. 30 - Apr. 17 (no class Mar. 27 & Apr. 3)
1 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you love to draw and wish to learn how to draw what you see more realistically? This course is an exciting balance of learning how to see and how to capture contours, apply tones, and develop shading to make objects ‘pop’ off the page.

Teacher: Trevor Weigle

What our families
are saying

“The instructors and counselors are caring and helpful”

“Flexibility to work from home but still access teacher and peers for feedback”

“The kids were doing some really interesting projects with household items”

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FAQ

How will I access the software needed for the class?

Once enrolled, you will receive a MICA email with a link to your YPS Getting Started Guide. This email will also include login instructions to access tools and software necessary for your course such as: Canvas, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, and Google Drive.

I’m not sure if this class is for me. How can I talk to someone?

Contact the Office of Open Studies at (410) 225-2219 or openstudies@mica.edu

How will I interact with classmates?

Classes will be held synchronously via zoom, where peer and instructor discussions and critiques will be conducted.

Will I be on zoom the entire time?

Class format and “zoom time” will be structured to accommodate the needs of each class.

I am a YPS student. How will I get my materials?

Students registered and enrolled in YPS will receive materials kits in the mail (to the shipping address the student used to register). Kits begin shipping the week of January 15th to domestic students. Please understand that the mail may be delayed due to Covid-19 related issues, and we appreciate your patience as we work to get you materials. We recommend early registration for this reason. Please note, material kits cannot be mailed to international addresses.

What time zone are the classes held?

All classes are scheduled for an EST time zone.

Are payment plans available?

Payment plans are available. Please contact the Office of Open Studies for more information and to set this up: (410) 225-2219 or openstudies@mica.edu

Are there scholarships available for YPS students?

The scholarship deadline for YPS Summer Art Camp classes is on April 1 for . Please visit mica.edu/ypsscholarship for more information and to submit your application.

Questions?

Contact Us.

Office of Open Studies
Location 1229 W Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Contact 410-225-2219
openstudies@mica.edu