ART'S IN YOU

YAF Art's in You programs provide in-depth instruction in Visual Arts, Dance, Digital Photography, Graphic Design and Video Production. In each subject area, teens will have the opportunity to experience the art-making process from concept through discovery and to execution. Through non-judgmental critique, teens will be supported in their efforts to express themselves both creatively and physically.

 

*Visual Arts- Teens will have the opportunity to paint, draw, and create with both traditional and non-traditional art materials. Teens will learn how to develop an entrance portfolio for submission into a fine arts college program. Participating Art critique workshopsin Workshops with Art critiques who will emphasize Observation, Art history and Interpretation to and will help teens develop a better understanding of visual arts and a non-judgmental way to discuss their work with their peers.

 

*Digital Photography- Program explores portraiture, documentary, nature/landscape, architectural/cityscape and still life photography, utilizing the Media Arts Studio. Teens are will be exposed to new technology, equipment and software programs while being encouraged to pursue their own vision, imagination and creativity, learning how to "make images" rather than just taking them. Written language skills are strengthened through the creation of titles, stories and artists' statements. Teens will learn how to develop an entrance portfolio for submission into a fine arts college program.

 

*Video Production- Program will introduce teens to filmmaking using digital video cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software.  Teens will write, shoot and edit their own individual video projects and leave with a DVD of their film at the end of session.  They will also receive on-the-job training while working together as each other’s “crew” on their projects.  While learning to become the Director, Director of Photography, Assistant Director, and Script Supervisor, participants will build their creativity through the eye of a camera, and be introduced to new skills that can later be used to further develop an interest in filmmaking.  The Workshop concludes with a series of screenings of the teen’s films before an invited audience.

 

Through Videos teens willcan tell a series of small important stories – each carefully composed scene is framed, lit, and paced to bring meaning to the script. Every detail, from where the actors stand to the sound of rustling leaves, is the result of planning and cooperation. The Video Production workshop allows teens to discover how people, ideas, and technology come together to create the films that become a part of our lives.

The Video Production program will introduce teens to filmmaking using digital video cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software.  Teens will write, shoot and edit their own individual video projects and leave with a DVD of their film at the end of session.  They will also receive on-the-job training while working together as each other’s “crew” on their projects.  While learning to become the Director, Director of Photography, Assistant Director, and Script Supervisor, participants will build their creativity through the eye of a camera, and be introduced to new skills that can later be used to further develop an interest in filmmaking.  The Workshop concludes with a series of screenings of the teen’s films before an invited audience.

 

*Graphic Design- Graphic design can be found throughout our culture, seen on T-shirts, magazines, billboards and corporate branding, TV ad’s, film and the computer.  In the Graphic Design Program teens learn how to blend creativity and technology.

 

Graphic Design requires and hones communication skills and knowledge of graphic design software, working in both 2 and 3-D, encouraging teens to look at the world both visually and conceptually. Teens looking for an outlet for their creative ideas will find that the Graphic Design field includes new opportunities to gain broad digital media expertise, including learning about video, audio and photography content.  Teens learn communication and professional skills, as well as problem-solving skills.

In the graphic design workshop teens will be introduced to design concepts, media illustration, exhibit design and the history of graphic design as it relates to their current environment. Teens will be introduced to use of Adobe applications such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Teens learn how to visually communicate by conveying their ideas creatively with images and words, bringing their creations to life. Teens will create one group project and two-individual projects that will be entered into a contest where the winner’s work will be produced or displayed within Youth Achievers Foundations offices.

 

*Dance- Exploring their world through movement, teens discover the joy of self-expression, individually and in groups. Incorporating all the elements of dance (space, time, energy, and movement), teens create dances inspired from their own imaginations using traditional forms of dance as a vehicle for expressing their own stories and those written or told by others. Through dance, teens develop the ability to interact physically in ways that are supportive, non-threatening and cooperative.

 

Teens will put on a showcase where they will cast the dancers, set the theme & music and create the choreography. A select group of dancers, teachers and choreographers will then select a dance that will be performed at one of Dance Plus Inc. shows within the year.

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