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Register by Mail or fax. Register for single weeks no later than 1 week prior to first class meeting. Must register by May 18, 2013 for 4 week cluster discount.
Young Artist Scholarship
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(Summer Application Priority Deadline: April 30)
One Week at a Time – Summer 2013 (ages 6-12)
- Week 1: June 24-28
- Week 2: July 8-12
- Week 3: July 15-19
- Week 4: July 22-26
- Example of our Daily Schedule
- Tuition, Policies and Information
- Late Fees for Late Pick Ups
Choose one of two options for week 1:
This week students will spend time altering, combining, and hand-sewing existing patterns and fabric swatches to create a totally unique Haute Couture look. The focus on Couture will encourage imaginative designs through hand building, sketching and construction processes. Shoe and accessory design challenges and introductions to embroidery, beadwork and knots will help complete each "look". Parents, please expect your child(ren) to get dirty and have them dress appropriately.
AYTH 205 A — ages 6-9
AYTH 205 B — ages 10-12
This course teaches ideation sketching and drawing techniques by introducing students to the aesthetics of automotive design. Students will learn the structure of objects by combining simple shapes to make new forms. Key proportion-based relationships for automobile segments will be combined with research and inspiration of natural objects. Projects will focus on working from observation and capturing imaginative ideas and designs. Parents, please expect your child(ren) to get dirty and have them dress appropriately.
AYTH 040 A — ages 6-9
AYTH 040 B — ages 10-12
Week 2: July 8-12
Learn and apply traditional and expressive painting techniques. Students will study different artists and master works. Then, they will each use similar tools and media to create their own works using. An introduction to a variety of surface textures will help students explore dimensional qualities to go beyond flat paintings. Parents, please expect your child(ren) to get dirty and have them dress appropriately.
AYTH 208 A — ages 6-9
AYTH 208 B — ages 10-12
Week 3: July 15-19
All students will work with drawing and modeling materials to learn sequential storytelling and character development. Time will also be spent creating environments and accouterments specific to individual characters. Students ages 6-9 will focus on foundation illustration techniques and developing a unique 3-D clay character of their own. Students 10-12 will focus on more advanced illustration techniques, drawing in sequence and developing multiple, related characters and their environment. Parents, please expect your child(ren) to get dirty and have them dress appropriately.
AYTH 203 A — ages 6-9
AYTH 203 B — ages 10-12
Week 4: July 22-26
Learn traditional and expressive drawing techniques. Students will be exposed to a variety of drawing mediums and techniques, including mixed media, and wet and dry media. Students ages 10-12 will also be introduced to observational drawing from a clothed model – a difficult but highly valued skill. Parents, please expect your child(ren) to get dirty and have them dress appropriately.
AYTH 201 A — ages 6-9
AYTH 201 B — ages 10-12
Example of our Daily Schedule
Each week focuses on a theme with an AM course, midday outdoor project and a PM course.
|8:30am – 9:30am||AM Enrichment*|
|9:30am – 12:00pm||ages 6-9: Character Development (instructor: Smith) |
ages 10-12: Drawing in Sequence (instructor: Jones)
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Lunch; meals are not provided|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||all ages: efforts are made to ensure students get outside the classroom for at least 30 minutes each day Midday Collaborative Project: Students work in small groups to create a Cartoon sequence based on 5 guiding questions from the instructor. |
Instructor: Enrichment Instructor + Assistant
|1:30pm – 4:00pm||ages 6-9: Clay Character Models (instructor: Jones) |
ages 10-12: Animated Cartooning (instructor: Smith)
|4:00pm – 5:30pm||PM Enrichment*|
Tuition, Policies and Information
Single Week Pricing per Student
$250 per student per week
Single weeks must be paid in full at time of registration.
A 5% discount is available for families enrolling more than 1 dependent child in the same week. Sibling discounts cannot be combined with Cluster Pricing.
Parents must provide a lunch for their child(ren) daily. The College cannot guarantee access to prepared food as it does not control the schedule of the cafeteria or restaurants located within the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. CCS staff cannot, and will not, take on the responsibility of delivering food from other on or off-site food vendors/deliveries. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide a healthy lunch for their child/ren daily.
Cluster Pricing Discounts
Student must be registered for 4 weeks at one time, before May 18, 2013 to receive a cluster tuition discount.
- 4 week cluster: $900 per student (includes materials) – SAVES $100
One or Two-Weeks: Pay 100% at time of registration.*
Refund policy: 100% refund for official withdrawals made 7 days prior to first class meeting.
4 week cluster: Pay non-refundable 50% deposit at time of registration; remaining balance due July 1, 2013.
Full refund if official withdrawal from any week(s) occurs 7 days prior to first class meeting. If official withdrawal occurs within 7 days prior to first class meeting, a 50% tuition refund will be issued. Withdrawls from 1-4 weeks of a 4 week cluster registration must follow the same timing constraints. Refunds will only reflect highest price paid per week.
Bills for cluster registration payments will be sent on: June 1 (due July 1). Students with un-paid balances will not be allowed to participate in programs until full payment is made.
$45 per week per student (includes materials and afternoon snack)
Please note, students under age 16 are not allowed on campus unsupervised at any time. Students who need to be on campus prior to class start or after class end will need to be enrolled in our daily Enrichment course. Each morning they will begin and/or end the day creating art and focusing on projects separate from their weekly “theme.” The Enrichment instructor will pick your child up from their classroom and escort them to the Enrichment room where you can expect to find them every afternoon or drop them off every morning.
- Enrichment fees are in addition to any tuition for courses and covers both the AM and PM Enrichment sessions.
- Students must be pre-registered.
- No discount on Enrichment for multiple kids.
- Parents need to show ID when picking up their child.
- Students must be signed in and out daily.
Late Fees for Late Pick Ups
Kids who are not picked up by 4:15 pm will be sent to the Enrichment PM class and a fee of $10 will be assessed per student for every late day. All late fees are due no later than 9:30 am the following morning. Students will not be allowed to attend classes until all late fees are paid. Enrichment instructor will be required to report the late pick-ups to the PCS office on a daily basis.
- All sessions meet Monday-Friday, 9:30 am — 4 pm, unless otherwise specified.
- Enrichment program* is available from 8:30 am — 9:30 am and 4 pm — 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Week 1 has two different subject areas to choose from.
- Our summer program offers kids 6-12 a chance to study art all day, one week at a time.
- Each week focuses on a theme with an AM course, midday outdoor project and a PM course. Those who register for all 4 weeks receive a discount. Ask about our sibling discount too!