Track J-2 Descriptions

History of Printmaking

Have you ever wondered what types of Printmaking there is? When did it start? How did it change through history? We will answer these questions and more in this enriching art class! Though our topic will be printmaking, we will be working with other medias.  Students will learn about the topics, engage in discussion, and see hands on demonstrations, giving them lots of reference and experience to apply into creating their own amazing art pieces. Students will work on developing the ever important skill of describing their thoughts and ideas, helping them explain their viewpoints and making their thinking visible!  Students will leave this class with lots of experience and knowledge that they can apply into creating their own art. So get ready to become printmaking machines!

Monday: Graffiti Art History – Oven bake clay

Tuesday: Etching and Lithography – Watercolor resist

Wed: Screen Printing - Drawing

Thursday: Wood Block – printmaking and color theory

Fri: Your favorite style of printmaking – collaging and construction paper

Matter, Chemical Reactions, and Solutions

In science, we define matter as any substance that has mass, which simply means that it can take up space! Or to put it another way, things that can be touched. What about the things that can’t be touched, though? Like sound and light? We call these things energy.  This class will cover matter and energy in all its forms. Have you ever heard of the periodic table before? How about the word “atomic structure” or “compounds?” No? How about the word “solution” or “fluid.” Come join us as we learn all about matter, it’s properties, and its phases.

Monday: Matter, Properties, and Phases 
Tuesday: Periodic Table
Wednesday: Atomic Structure
Thursday: Compounds 
Friday: Solutions and Fluids 

Theatre Arts

An introductory look at the world of theatre, from performance to design, through hands-on and immersive experiences.

Learn about the different skills that go into the world of theatre, onstage and off. Students will participate in activities, create their own work, and practice reflective writing each day.

Days one through four will focus on a different aspect of theatre (improv and storytelling, acting and character development, music/singing/dancing, and design. Day five will be a culmination of the days, with students present original work in their favorite medium.