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OC Fall 2019

Location Name Class Days
Room 111 - Main
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Sep 4 to May 6
Room 110 Back
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 4 to May 6
Room 111 - Main
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 4 to May 6
Room 111 - Main
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Sep 4 to May 6
Room 110 Back
Stop-Motion Animation Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Stop-Motion Video This course introduces the art of stop-motion video, using examples of the art form from the beginning of film-making. Students will learn a variety of stop-motion techniques, styles and materials for story-telling, and explore the foundations of story-boarding, timing, script-writing, scene, plot, character, audio in music and voice-over, lighting, continuity, set development. Various materials may be employed including clay, Lego building bricks, whiteboard drawing, drawn characters, paper cutouts, and small figures like stuffed animals, stickbots or dolls. Terminology common to video development will be used and students will learn to dissect a scene and reproduce it. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Devices and software will be provided for in-class use. The stop-motion video application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home, using a device they own. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Sep 4 to May 6
Room 111 - Main
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals Foundational instruction in drawing using pen and ink, students will use ink pen to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn grip, basic strokes, consistent marking, and pen control. Pen and ink requires attention to detail, patience and time. Since ink cannot be erased, techniques must be employed to keep the project moving. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life, architecture, landscape and animals. Various pens, inks and paper surfaces will be explored. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken after or concurrent with Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing in Graphite course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, shading, texture, hatching, stippling, linear marks, spacing, weight, structure and gradation will be emphasized. Practice at home is encouraged. A pen and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year . Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of one to three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
1:00 PM to 1:55 PM
Sep 4 to May 6
Room 111 - Main
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on canvas, students will learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
2:00 PM to 2:55 PM
Sep 4 to May 6
Room 111 - Main
Pastels Drawing/Painting Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Painting / Drawing with Pastels Learn additional drawing/painting techniques using dry pigment pastels: soft/chalk pastels, firm pastels and pastel pencils, to achieve realistic results in still life, landscape, animals and more. Color theory, blending and mixing will be introduced. Line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space, perspective, composition and light/shadow concepts will be reinforced. Pastels will be applied to different paper surfaces, so tools, materials, surface preparation and drawing techniques will be explored. Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, linear marks, blending and layering. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (even those who would prefer to paint. Some artists consider pastels as more painting than drawing.) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Sep 4 to May 6

Beaverton Fall 2019

Location Name Class Days
L-Room Youth
Exploring Art
Basics of Art - Exploring Media and Techniques Introduction to line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Exploring fine art techniques and media made accessible to a younger student for a series of oil & soft pastel, paint, watercolor, print-making, drawing, paper mache, mixed media, and collage pieces. Students will complete a project every 1-3 weeks, working with real art materials and techniques as developmentally appropriate. Instructor will select at least one completed piece to display at the final Art Showcase. Designed for age 7-9 in preparation for fine art Fundamentals at age 10+ Some flexibility in age will be considered at the discretion of administration. Parents must receive approval for students outside the target age range PRIOR to registration.
Thursday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on canvas, students will learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
Sanctuary Center Stage
Exploring Music
Exploring Music This course introduces the basics of appreciating music in all its many forms. Students will listen to a variety of music styles and techniques produced through the ages.
Thursday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
Classroom 1
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals Foundational instruction in drawing using pen and ink. Students will use ink pen to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn grip, basic strokes, consistent marking, and pen control. Pen and ink requires attention to detail, patience and time. Since ink cannot be erased, techniques must be employed to keep the project moving. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life, architecture, landscape and animals. Various pens, inks and paper surfaces will be explored. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken after or concurrent with Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing in Graphite course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, shading, texture, hatching, stippling, linear marks, spacing, weight, structure and gradation will be emphasized. Practice at home is encouraged. A pen and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year . Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of one to three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
L-Room Youth
Calligraphy & Lettering
Fundamentals of Calligraphy and Lettering This course introduces the creative art of hand-drawn lettering. Students will learn a variety of lettering styles and techniques for creating hand-lettered illustrations. More than just a penmanship class, calligraphy and lettering class will develop a student’s sense of letterforms as artistic and graphic elements. Various pens, inks and pencils will be used. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase
Thursday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
Sanctuary Center Stage
Dramatic Interpretation of Classic Literature
The Play’s the Thing: interpreting dramatic literature Class Goals: -Familiarity with the work of major playwrights -Learn how to read a play -memorize and present one monologue and participate in a dramatic reading Unit One: What’s in a Play? Learning the basics of dramatic literature-cast list, stage directions, format, dialogue, monologue Unit Two: Prose and Verse Historic overview with readings Unit Three: Classical Interp Works of the Greeks Unit Four: Words, Words, Words Golden Age English language theatre Works of Shakespeare Unit Five: Modern Drama Works of the 18th-21st centuries Unit Six: Oral Interpretation Reading drama for an audience Texts provided by PDF emailed to the parents.
Thursday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
L-Room Youth
Paper Arts / Sculpture
Exploring Paper Arts & Sculpture This course uses paper as a medium for creating art, including Paper and cardboard sculpture, origami, paper plate flowers, paper mache, paper clay, paper cutouts, quilling, printing and collage. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Sep 5 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing with Graphite Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Sep 5 to Apr 30

Salem Fall 2019

Location Name Class Days
Front
Exploring Art
Basics of Art - Exploring Media and Techniques Introduction to line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Exploring fine art techniques and media made accessible to a younger student for a series of oil & soft pastel, paint, watercolor, print-making, drawing, paper mache, mixed media, and collage pieces. Students will complete a project every 1-3 weeks, working with real art materials and techniques as developmentally appropriate. Instructor will select at least one completed piece to display at the final Art Showcase. Designed for age 7-9 in preparation for fine art Fundamentals at age 10+ Some flexibility in age will be considered at the discretion of administration. Parents must receive approval for students outside the target age range PRIOR to registration.
Friday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Sep 6 to May 1
Mural Center
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Sep 6 to May 1
Mural Center
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 6 to May 1
Mural Center
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals Foundational instruction in drawing using pen and ink, students will use ink pen to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn grip, basic strokes, consistent marking, and pen control. Pen and ink requires attention to detail, patience and time. Since ink cannot be erased, techniques must be employed to keep the project moving. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life, architecture, landscape and animals. Various pens, inks and paper surfaces will be explored. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken after or concurrent with Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing in Graphite course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, shading, texture, hatching, stippling, linear marks, spacing, weight, structure and gradation will be emphasized. Practice at home is encouraged. A pen and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year . Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of one to three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
12:15 PM to 1:10 PM
Sep 6 to May 1
Back
Stop-Motion Animation Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Stop-Motion Video This course introduces the art of stop-motion video, using examples of the art form from the beginning of film-making. Students will learn a variety of stop-motion techniques, styles and materials for story-telling, and explore the foundations of story-boarding, timing, script-writing, scene, plot, character, audio in music and voice-over, lighting, continuity, set development. Various materials may be employed including clay, Lego building bricks, whiteboard drawing, drawn characters, paper cutouts, and small figures like stuffed animals, stickbots or dolls. Terminology common to video development will be used and students will learn to dissect a scene and reproduce it. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Devices and software will be provided for in-class use. The stop-motion video application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home, using a device they own. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
12:15 PM to 1:10 PM
Sep 6 to May 1
Back
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Sep 6 to May 1
Mural Center
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Sep 6 to May 1

Hillsboro Fall 2019

Location Name Class Days
Front Window - 9
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals
Acrylic Painting Still Life/Landscape Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on canvas, students will learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development.
Monday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Sep 9 to May 4
Lg Back -8
Exploring Art
Basics of Art - Exploring Media and Techniques Introduction to line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Exploring fine art techniques and media made accessible to a younger student for a series of oil & soft pastel, paint, watercolor, print-making, drawing, paper mache, mixed media, and collage pieces. Students will complete a project every 1-3 weeks, working with real art materials and techniques as developmentally appropriate. Instructor will select at least one completed piece to display at the final Art Showcase. Designed for age 7-9 in preparation for fine art Fundamentals at age 10+ Some flexibility in age will be considered at the discretion of administration. Parents must receive approval for students outside the target age range PRIOR to registration.
Monday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Sep 9 to May 4
Auditorium - 1
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Sep 9 to May 4
Auditorium - 1
Stop-Motion Animation Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Stop-Motion Video This course introduces the art of stop-motion video, using examples of the art form from the beginning of film-making. Students will learn a variety of stop-motion techniques, styles and materials for story-telling, and explore the foundations of story-boarding, timing, script-writing, scene, plot, character, audio in music and voice-over, lighting, continuity, set development. Various materials may be employed including clay, Lego building bricks, whiteboard drawing, drawn characters, paper cutouts, and small figures like stuffed animals, stickbots or dolls. Terminology common to video development will be used and students will learn to dissect a scene and reproduce it. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Devices and software will be provided for in-class use. The stop-motion video application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home, using a device they own. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 9 to May 4
Front Window - 9
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 9 to May 4
Front Window - 9
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Sep 9 to May 4
Front Window - 9
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Sep 9 to May 4
Auditorium - 1
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Sep 9 to May 4

McMin Fall 2019

Location Name Class Days
Nursery
Stop-Motion Animation Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Stop-Motion Video This course introduces the art of stop-motion video, using examples of the art form from the beginning of film-making. Students will learn a variety of stop-motion techniques, styles and materials for story-telling, and explore the foundations of story-boarding, timing, script-writing, scene, plot, character, audio in music and voice-over, lighting, continuity, set development. Various materials may be employed including clay, Lego building bricks, whiteboard drawing, drawn characters, paper cutouts, and small figures like stuffed animals, stickbots or dolls. Terminology common to video development will be used and students will learn to dissect a scene and reproduce it. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Devices and software will be provided for in-class use. The stop-motion video application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home, using a device they own. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 10 to May 1
Fellowship Hall
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:25 AM
Sep 10 to May 1
Fellowship Hall
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Sep 10 to May 1
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Sep 10 to May 1
Exploring Art
Basics of Art - Exploring Media and Techniques Introduction to line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Exploring fine art techniques and media made accessible to a younger student for a series of oil & soft pastel, paint, watercolor, print-making, drawing, paper mache, mixed media, and collage pieces. Students will complete a project every 1-3 weeks, working with real art materials and techniques as developmentally appropriate. Instructor will select at least one completed piece to display at the final Art Showcase. Designed for age 7-9 in preparation for fine art Fundamentals at age 10+ Some flexibility in age will be considered at the discretion of administration. Parents must receive approval for students outside the target age range PRIOR to registration.
Tuesday
1:00 PM to 1:55 PM
Sep 10 to May 1
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
1:00 PM to 1:55 PM
Sep 10 to May 1
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals Foundational instruction in drawing using pen and ink, students will use ink pen to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn grip, basic strokes, consistent marking, and pen control. Pen and ink requires attention to detail, patience and time. Since ink cannot be erased, techniques must be employed to keep the project moving. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life, architecture, landscape and animals. Various pens, inks and paper surfaces will be explored. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken after or concurrent with Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing in Graphite course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, shading, texture, hatching, stippling, linear marks, spacing, weight, structure and gradation will be emphasized. Practice at home is encouraged. A pen and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year . Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of one to three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Sep 10 to May 1

McMin Winter 2020

Location Name Class Days
Choir Room
Stop-Motion Animation Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Stop-Motion Video This course introduces the art of stop-motion video, using examples of the art form from the beginning of film-making. Students will learn a variety of stop-motion techniques, styles and materials for story-telling, and explore the foundations of story-boarding, timing, script-writing, scene, plot, character, audio in music and voice-over, lighting, continuity, set development. Various materials may be employed including clay, Lego building bricks, whiteboard drawing, drawn characters, paper cutouts, and small figures like stuffed animals, stickbots or dolls. Terminology common to video development will be used and students will learn to dissect a scene and reproduce it. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Devices and software will be provided for in-class use. The stop-motion video application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home, using a device they own. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Fellowship Hall
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Front Window - 9
Acrylic Painting Loose/Painterly Fundamentals
Bold & Expressive Acrylic Painting Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the basics of Acrylic Painting using very small surfaces and will complete exercises about every 2 week. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. Instruction includes exploring elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective As a course in painting on canvas, students may learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. This course is *recommended* prior to taking Realistic Acrylic Painting of Landscapes and Still Life. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development.
Tuesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Fellowship Hall
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Choir Room
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Choir Room
Character Design for Video
Lab for creating Stop-Motion characters in clay, paper cutout, sculpture, etc. Students will take this course concurrently with Stop-Motion Animation.
Tuesday
1:15 PM to 2:10 PM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Piano Room
Exploring Art
Basics of Art - Exploring Media and Techniques Introduction to line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Exploring fine art techniques and media made accessible to a younger student for a series of oil & soft pastel, paint, watercolor, print-making, drawing, paper mache, mixed media, and collage pieces. Students will complete a project every 1-3 weeks, working with real art materials and techniques as developmentally appropriate. Instructor will select at least one completed piece to display at the final Art Showcase. Designed for age 7-9 in preparation for fine art Fundamentals at age 10+ Some flexibility in age will be considered at the discretion of administration. Parents must receive approval for students outside the target age range PRIOR to registration.
Tuesday
1:15 PM to 2:10 PM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Fellowship Hall
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
1:15 PM to 2:10 PM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Nursery
Civics/TeenPact Preparation
Spring Semester Class: TeenPact Preparation, Age 8+ New Creations Academy TeenPact Preparation Class will meet [age 8-12 should attend at least the first four (4) times only, age 13+ all eight (8) times] on Tuesdays: February 4, February 11, February 25, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 31, April 7 In class, we will cover the recommended reading from the TeenPact required homework in Tim Echols’ book, Real Citizenship and review the Campaign Fact Sheet. We will explore general civics, including worldview, the structure of federal and Oregon state government’s three branches, brief U.S. history, founding documents, how bills become laws, political campaign structure, and being engaged as a citizen lobbyist. The Materials Fees will cover your student’s copy of the required textbook, and the U.S. Constitution with other founding documents. We will discuss dress code and plans for transportation to Salem. We will support the student/parent homework projects and writing listed here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_OneDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf and here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_FourDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf TeenPact attendance is OPTIONAL, and students must register on their own to attend the national program appropriate for their age. Age 8-12 attend a single TeenPact day in Salem, on April 17, 2020, 10am-4pm - the cost is $40 per student. Age 13+ attend 4 consecutive days in Salem, April 13-16, 2020 - the cost is $280, plus the cost of meals/overnight accommodations, if desired. There is an optional 5th day Political Communications Workshop for $50 more. * * * * * * * * * * * * FROM TEENPACT WEBSITE: https://teenpact.com/states/or/ For students ages 8-12 $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings One Day Class April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For students ages 13-19 $280 first time students; $240 alumni studentsFour Day Class April 13-16, 2020 Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day ClassPolitical Communication Workshop April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Housing Aldersgate Retreat Center $195 for three nights; $240 for four nights
Tuesday
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Jan 21 to Apr 28
Fellowship Hall
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals Foundational instruction in drawing using pen and ink, students will use ink pen to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn grip, basic strokes, consistent marking, and pen control. Pen and ink requires attention to detail, patience and time. Since ink cannot be erased, techniques must be employed to keep the project moving. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life, architecture, landscape and animals. Various pens, inks and paper surfaces will be explored. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken after or concurrent with Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing in Graphite course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, shading, texture, hatching, stippling, linear marks, spacing, weight, structure and gradation will be emphasized. Practice at home is encouraged. A pen and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year . Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of one to three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Tuesday
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Jan 21 to Apr 28

OC Winter 2020

Location Name Class Days
Room 111 - Main
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Room 110 Back
Acrylic Painting Loose/Painterly Fundamentals
Bold & Expressive Acrylic Painting Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the basics of Acrylic Painting using very small surfaces and will complete exercises about every 2 week. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. Instruction includes exploring elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective As a course in painting on canvas, students may learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. This course is *recommended* prior to taking Realistic Acrylic Painting of Landscapes and Still Life. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development.
Wednesday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Room 110 Back
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Room 111 - Main
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Atrium
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Room 111 - Main
Stop-Motion Animation Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Stop-Motion Video This course introduces the art of stop-motion video, using examples of the art form from the beginning of film-making. Students will learn a variety of stop-motion techniques, styles and materials for story-telling, and explore the foundations of story-boarding, timing, script-writing, scene, plot, character, audio in music and voice-over, lighting, continuity, set development. Various materials may be employed including clay, Lego building bricks, whiteboard drawing, drawn characters, paper cutouts, and small figures like stuffed animals, stickbots or dolls. Terminology common to video development will be used and students will learn to dissect a scene and reproduce it. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Devices and software will be provided for in-class use. The stop-motion video application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home, using a device they own. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Room 111 - Main
Character Design for Video
Lab for creating Stop-Motion characters in clay, paper cutout, sculpture, etc. Students will take this course concurrently with Stop-Motion Animation.
Wednesday
1:15 PM to 2:10 PM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Room 110 Back
Civics/TeenPact Preparation
Spring Semester Class: TeenPact Preparation, Age 8+ New Creations Academy TeenPact Preparation Class will meet [age 8-12 should attend at least the first four (4) times only, age 13+ all eight (8) times] on Wednesdays: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 4, March 11, March 18, April 1, April 8 In class, we will cover the recommended reading from the TeenPact required homework in Tim Echols’ book, Real Citizenship and review the Campaign Fact Sheet. We will explore general civics, including worldview, the structure of federal and Oregon state government’s three branches, brief U.S. history, founding documents, how bills become laws, political campaign structure, and being engaged as a citizen lobbyist. The Materials Fees will cover your student’s copy of the required textbook, and the U.S. Constitution with other founding documents. We will discuss dress code and plans for transportation to Salem. We will support the student/parent homework projects and writing listed here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_OneDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf and here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_FourDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf TeenPact attendance is OPTIONAL, and students must register on their own to attend the national program appropriate for their age. Age 8-12 attend a single TeenPact day in Salem, on April 17, 2020, 10am-4pm - the cost is $40 per student. Age 13+ attend 4 consecutive days in Salem, April 13-16, 2020 - the cost is $280, plus the cost of meals/overnight accommodations, if desired. There is an optional 5th day Political Communications Workshop for $50 more. * * * * * * * * * * * * FROM TEENPACT WEBSITE: https://teenpact.com/states/or/ For students ages 8-12 $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings One Day Class April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For students ages 13-19 $280 first time students; $240 alumni studentsFour Day Class April 13-16, 2020 Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day ClassPolitical Communication Workshop April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Housing Aldersgate Retreat Center $195 for three nights; $240 for four nights
Wednesday
1:15 PM to 2:10 PM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Atrium
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals Foundational instruction in drawing using pen and ink, students will use ink pen to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn grip, basic strokes, consistent marking, and pen control. Pen and ink requires attention to detail, patience and time. Since ink cannot be erased, techniques must be employed to keep the project moving. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life, architecture, landscape and animals. Various pens, inks and paper surfaces will be explored. Lessons center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should ideally be taken after or concurrent with Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing in Graphite). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, shading, texture, hatching, stippling, linear marks, spacing, weight, structure and gradation will be emphasized. Practice at home is encouraged. A pen and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year . Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of one to three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
1:15 PM to 2:10 PM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Atrium
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on canvas, students will learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
2:15 PM to 3:25 PM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Room 111 - Main
Acting for Stage & Screen
Acting for Stage & Screen Learn the basics of drama and develop your talents to glorify the Lord. Explore character development, accessing sincere emotion, stage directions, dialogue, monologue, interview techniques, body language, projection and enunciation, responding to cues and using your voice to inspire, educate, inform, entertain and serve the story. Students will participate in a variety of improv exercises, table reads of skits and potential scripts, explore writing their own script including dialogue tips, vocabulary and character development. At least one live production/skit will be presented at the end of the term, as well as at least one video production.
Wednesday
2:15 PM to 3:25 PM
Jan 22 to Apr 29
Atrium
Pastels Drawing/Painting Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Painting / Drawing with Pastels Learn additional drawing/painting techniques using dry pigment pastels: soft/chalk pastels, firm pastels and pastel pencils, to achieve realistic results in still life, landscape, animals and more. Color theory, blending and mixing will be introduced. Line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space, perspective, composition and light/shadow concepts will be reinforced. Pastels will be applied to different paper surfaces, so tools, materials, surface preparation and drawing techniques will be explored. Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, linear marks, blending and layering. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (even those who would prefer to paint. Some artists consider pastels as more painting than drawing.) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Wednesday
3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Jan 22 to Apr 29

Beaverton Winter 2020

Location Name Class Days
L-Room Youth
Exploring Art
Basics of Art - Exploring Media and Techniques Introduction to line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Exploring fine art techniques and media made accessible to a younger student for a series of oil & soft pastel, paint, watercolor, print-making, drawing, paper mache, mixed media, and collage pieces. Students will complete a project every 1-3 weeks, working with real art materials and techniques as developmentally appropriate. Instructor will select at least one completed piece to display at the final Art Showcase. Designed for age 7-9 in preparation for fine art Fundamentals at age 10+ Some flexibility in age will be considered at the discretion of administration. Parents must receive approval for students outside the target age range PRIOR to registration.
Thursday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on canvas, students will learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
Classroom 1
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals Foundational instruction in drawing using pen and ink. Students will use ink pen to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn grip, basic strokes, consistent marking, and pen control. Pen and ink requires attention to detail, patience and time. Since ink cannot be erased, techniques must be employed to keep the project moving. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life, architecture, landscape and animals. Various pens, inks and paper surfaces will be explored. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken after or concurrent with Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing in Graphite course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, shading, texture, hatching, stippling, linear marks, spacing, weight, structure and gradation will be emphasized. Practice at home is encouraged. A pen and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year . Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of one to three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
L-Room Youth
Calligraphy & Lettering
Fundamentals of Calligraphy and Lettering This course introduces the creative art of hand-drawn lettering. Students will learn a variety of lettering styles and techniques for creating hand-lettered illustrations. More than just a penmanship class, calligraphy and lettering class will develop a student’s sense of letterforms as artistic and graphic elements. Various pens, inks and pencils will be used. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase
Thursday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
Conference Room
Civics/TeenPact Preparation
Spring Semester Class: TeenPact Preparation, Age 8+ New Creations Academy TeenPact Preparation Class will meet [age 8-12 should attend at least the first four (4) times only, age 13+ all eight (8) times] on Wednesdays: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 4, March 11, March 18, April 1, April 8 In class, we will cover the recommended reading from the TeenPact required homework in Tim Echols’ book, Real Citizenship and review the Campaign Fact Sheet. We will explore general civics, including worldview, the structure of federal and Oregon state government’s three branches, brief U.S. history, founding documents, how bills become laws, political campaign structure, and being engaged as a citizen lobbyist. The Materials Fees will cover your student’s copy of the required textbook, and the U.S. Constitution with other founding documents. We will discuss dress code and plans for transportation to Salem. We will support the student/parent homework projects and writing listed here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_OneDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf and here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_FourDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf TeenPact attendance is OPTIONAL, and students must register on their own to attend the national program appropriate for their age. Age 8-12 attend a single TeenPact day in Salem, on April 17, 2020, 10am-4pm - the cost is $40 per student. Age 13+ attend 4 consecutive days in Salem, April 13-16, 2020 - the cost is $280, plus the cost of meals/overnight accommodations, if desired. There is an optional 5th day Political Communications Workshop for $50 more. * * * * * * * * * * * * FROM TEENPACT WEBSITE: https://teenpact.com/states/or/ For students ages 8-12 $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings One Day Class April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For students ages 13-19 $280 first time students; $240 alumni studentsFour Day Class April 13-16, 2020 Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day ClassPolitical Communication Workshop April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Housing Aldersgate Retreat Center $195 for three nights; $240 for four nights
Thursday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
Sanctuary Center Stage
Acting for Stage & Screen
Acting for Stage & Screen Learn the basics of drama and develop your talents to glorify the Lord. Explore character development, accessing sincere emotion, stage directions, dialogue, monologue, interview techniques, body language, projection and enunciation, responding to cues and using your voice to inspire, educate, inform, entertain and serve the story. Students will participate in a variety of improv exercises, table reads of skits and potential scripts, explore writing their own script including dialogue tips, vocabulary and character development. At least one live production/skit will be presented at the end of the term, as well as at least one video production.
Thursday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
L-Room Youth
Paper Arts / Sculpture
Exploring Paper Arts & Sculpture This course uses paper as a medium for creating art, including Paper and cardboard sculpture, origami, paper plate flowers, paper mache, paper clay, paper cutouts, quilling, printing and collage. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Jan 23 to Apr 30
Classroom 2
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing with Graphite Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Thursday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Jan 23 to Apr 30

Salem Winter 2020

Location Name Class Days
Civics/TeenPact Preparation
Spring Semester Class: TeenPact Preparation, Age 8+ New Creations Academy TeenPact Preparation Class will meet [age 8-12 should attend at least the first four (4) times only, age 13+ all eight (8) times] on Fridays: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 6, March 13, March 20, April 3, April 10 In class, we will cover the recommended reading from the TeenPact required homework in Tim Echols’ book, Real Citizenship and review the Campaign Fact Sheet. We will explore general civics, including worldview, the structure of federal and Oregon state government’s three branches, brief U.S. history, founding documents, how bills become laws, political campaign structure, and being engaged as a citizen lobbyist. The Materials Fees will cover your student’s copy of the required textbook, and the U.S. Constitution with other founding documents. We will discuss dress code and plans for transportation to Salem. We will support the student/parent homework projects and writing listed here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_OneDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf and here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_FourDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf TeenPact attendance is OPTIONAL, and students must register on their own to attend the national program appropriate for their age. Age 8-12 attend a single TeenPact day in Salem, on April 17, 2020, 10am-4pm - the cost is $40 per student. Age 13+ attend 4 consecutive days in Salem, April 13-16, 2020 - the cost is $280, plus the cost of meals/overnight accommodations, if desired. There is an optional 5th day Political Communications Workshop for $50 more. * * * * * * * * * * * * FROM TEENPACT WEBSITE: https://teenpact.com/states/or/ For students ages 8-12 $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings One Day Class April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For students ages 13-19 $280 first time students; $240 alumni studentsFour Day Class April 13-16, 2020 Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day ClassPolitical Communication Workshop April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Housing Aldersgate Retreat Center $195 for three nights; $240 for four nights
Friday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Jan 24 to May 1
Back
Exploring Art
Basics of Art - Exploring Media and Techniques Introduction to line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Exploring fine art techniques and media made accessible to a younger student for a series of oil & soft pastel, paint, watercolor, print-making, drawing, paper mache, mixed media, and collage pieces. Students will complete a project every 1-3 weeks, working with real art materials and techniques as developmentally appropriate. Instructor will select at least one completed piece to display at the final Art Showcase. Designed for age 7-9 in preparation for fine art Fundamentals at age 10+ Some flexibility in age will be considered at the discretion of administration. Parents must receive approval for students outside the target age range PRIOR to registration.
Friday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Jan 24 to May 1
Front
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Jan 24 to May 1
Mural Center
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on canvas, students will learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 24 to May 1
Front
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 24 to May 1
Front
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals
Pen & Ink Drawing Fundamentals Foundational instruction in drawing using pen and ink, students will use ink pen to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn grip, basic strokes, consistent marking, and pen control. Pen and ink requires attention to detail, patience and time. Since ink cannot be erased, techniques must be employed to keep the project moving. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life, architecture, landscape and animals. Various pens, inks and paper surfaces will be explored. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken after or concurrent with Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing in Graphite course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, shading, texture, hatching, stippling, linear marks, spacing, weight, structure and gradation will be emphasized. Practice at home is encouraged. A pen and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year . Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of one to three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
12:15 PM to 1:10 PM
Jan 24 to May 1
Back
Stop-Motion Animation Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Stop-Motion Video This course introduces the art of stop-motion video, using examples of the art form from the beginning of film-making. Students will learn a variety of stop-motion techniques, styles and materials for story-telling, and explore the foundations of story-boarding, timing, script-writing, scene, plot, character, audio in music and voice-over, lighting, continuity, set development. Various materials may be employed including clay, Lego building bricks, whiteboard drawing, drawn characters, paper cutouts, and small figures like stuffed animals, stickbots or dolls. Terminology common to video development will be used and students will learn to dissect a scene and reproduce it. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Devices and software will be provided for in-class use. The stop-motion video application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home, using a device they own. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
12:15 PM to 1:10 PM
Jan 24 to May 1
Mural Center
Drawing Portraits - Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Drawing Realistic Portraits Foundational instruction in drawing a person/people from the shoulders up, as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) 2H, HB, 6B and more, to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of portraiture, and develop/improve skills at the core of drawing a realistic human face and features. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Jan 24 to May 1
Back
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Jan 24 to May 1
Front
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Friday
1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Jan 24 to May 1

Hillsboro Winter 2020

Location Name Class Days
Front Window - 9
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals
Acrylic Painting Still Life/Landscape Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on canvas, students will learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development.
Monday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Jan 27 to May 4
Lg Back -8
Exploring Art
Basics of Art - Exploring Media and Techniques Introduction to line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Exploring fine art techniques and media made accessible to a younger student for a series of oil & soft pastel, paint, watercolor, print-making, drawing, paper mache, mixed media, and collage pieces. Students will complete a project every 1-3 weeks, working with real art materials and techniques as developmentally appropriate. Instructor will select at least one completed piece to display at the final Art Showcase. Designed for age 7-9 in preparation for fine art Fundamentals at age 10+ Some flexibility in age will be considered at the discretion of administration. Parents must receive approval for students outside the target age range PRIOR to registration.
Monday
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Jan 27 to May 4
Auditorium - 1
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Jan 27 to May 4
Front Window - 9
Watercolor Painting Fundamentals
Watercolor Painting Foundations In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on watercolor paper, students will learn about types of paper and selection of quality surfaces and tools. Setup and preparation of palettes and paint, pigment swatches, proper care of brushes and tools, basic brush strokes and various watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, masking and planning colors. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes a single canvas and all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM
Jan 27 to May 4
Room 4
Acrylic Painting Still/Landscape Fundamentals
Acrylic Painting Still Life/Landscape Fundamentals In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in painting on canvas, students will learn about selection of quality canvas, preparation of canvas for painting, proper care of brushes and tools, and basic brush strokes. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for IN-CLASS use of our first-year students, and a single canvas for each semester project. This includes all materials needed for display during mid-term and final Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor), but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each painting student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as a painter, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development.
Monday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
Room 6
Civics/TeenPact Preparation
Spring Semester Class: TeenPact Preparation, Age 8+ New Creations Academy TeenPact Preparation Class will meet [age 8-12 should attend at least the first four (4) times only, age 13+ all eight (8) times] on Mondays: February 3, February 10, February 24, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 30, April 6 In class, we will cover the recommended reading from the TeenPact required homework in Tim Echols’ book, Real Citizenship and review the Campaign Fact Sheet. We will explore general civics, including worldview, the structure of federal and Oregon state government’s three branches, brief U.S. history, founding documents, how bills become laws, political campaign structure, and being engaged as a citizen lobbyist. The Materials Fees will cover your student’s copy of the required textbook, and the U.S. Constitution with other founding documents. We will discuss dress code and plans for transportation to Salem. We will support the student/parent homework projects and writing listed here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_OneDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf and here: https://teenpact.com/new2018/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TeenPact_2020_FourDay_Homework_FirstTime.pdf TeenPact attendance is OPTIONAL, and students must register on their own to attend the national program appropriate for their age. Age 8-12 attend a single TeenPact day in Salem, on April 17, 2020, 10am-4pm - the cost is $40 per student. Age 13+ attend 4 consecutive days in Salem, April 13-16, 2020 - the cost is $280, plus the cost of meals/overnight accommodations, if desired. There is an optional 5th day Political Communications Workshop for $50 more. * * * * * * * * * * * * FROM TEENPACT WEBSITE: https://teenpact.com/states/or/ For students ages 8-12 $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings One Day Class April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For students ages 13-19 $280 first time students; $240 alumni studentsFour Day Class April 13-16, 2020 Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day ClassPolitical Communication Workshop April 17, 2020 Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Housing Aldersgate Retreat Center $195 for three nights; $240 for four nights
Monday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Feb 3 to Apr 6
Front Window - 9
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
Auditorium - 1
Stop-Motion Animation Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Stop-Motion Video This course introduces the art of stop-motion animation, using examples of the art form from the beginning of film-making. Students will learn a variety of stop-motion techniques, styles and materials for story-telling, and explore the foundations of story-boarding, timing, script-writing, scene, plot, character, audio in music and voice-over, lighting, continuity, set development. Various materials may be employed including clay, Lego building bricks, whiteboard drawing, drawn characters, paper cutouts, and small figures like stuffed animals or action figures. Terminology common to video development will be used and students will learn to dissect a scene and reproduce it. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Devices and software will be provided for in-class use. The stop-motion video application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home, using a device they own. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
Lg Back -8
Character Design for Video
Lab for creating Stop-Motion characters in clay, paper cutout, sculpture, etc. Students will take this course concurrently with Stop-Motion Animation.
Monday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
Front Window - 9
Features of Creatures Fundamentals
Features of Creatures Great & Small - Fundamentals of Drawing/Painting Animals This course begins with instruction in drawing animals focusing on the characteristics that make each creature unique (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds). Students will begin with graphite (pencil) and progress through other mediums as appropriate to explore creating realistic feathers, fur, fins, scales, amphibian and reptile skin. This course should be taken CONCURRENTLY WITH or SUBSEQUENT TO Foundations of Realistic Drawing course. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. HOMEWORK RECOMMENDED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
L-Room Youth
Paper Arts / Sculpture
Adventures in Paper Arts & Sculpture This course uses paper as a medium for creating art, including paper and cardboard sculpture, origami, paper mache, quilling, paper clay, paper cutouts, printing and collage. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
Room 4
Realistic Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Realistic Drawing Foundational instruction in drawing what one sees, to resemble the scene, item, or person as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of visual and fine arts, and develop/improve skills at the core of realistic drawing. Exercises emphasize seeing complex objects in terms of basic shapes, shading, pressure control, blind contour drawing to develop hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Art concepts introduced and explored are line, shape, color/value, texture, form, space, light/shadow, shading, perspective, composition in still life. Graphite pencils of various softness/hardness will be used, with different paper surfaces, sharpeners, blenders and erasers, possibly including charcoal as well. Lesson center around foundational drawing skills (so this course should be taken prior to or concurrent with any other drawing course). Setup and preparation of surfaces, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as erasing / lifting techniques, hatching, stippling, linear marks, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year (yes, even those who would prefer to paint...at some point in your painting career, you will need to DRAW something. So please take this foundational drawing class. :-) Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing/painting ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: Practice at home is encouraged. A pencil and a sketchbook are recommended. Homework is optional but will greatly speed improvement. ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
Room 6
Colored Pencil Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Drawing with Colored Pencils Drawing using wax-based pencils containing colored pigments requires different skills than drawing using only charcoal or graphite. It's all about PATIENCE, layers and blending. Learn additional foundational drawing skills (above those in Fundamentals of Realistic Graphite Drawing which should be taken prior to or concurrent with this course) and how to employ colored pencils for realistic results. Color theory will be introduced. In this course, students are introduced to the elements of line, shape, color, value, texture, texture, form, space, light/shadow, and perspective. Students receive brief instruction on introductory color theory and color mixing. As a course in drawing with colored pencils, students will learn about types of paper textures and colors, wax pencils, water-soluble pencils and oil-based pencils, comparing pencil sharpeners and erasers. Setup and preparation of surfaces, pigment swatches, proper care of tools, basic strokes, blending, layering, solvents and erasing techniques will be covered, as well as gradations, hatching, stippling, linear marks, feathered strokes, color choice and mixing, impressing and masking. Students interested in a broad survey of art techniques as a foundation for other artistic expression should take this course at least one academic year. Students who wish to more fully develop their drawing ability should prepare to take this course for a minimum of three (3) academic years beginning at age 10+. Instructor will repeat crucial material each year, but will customize some exercises as well as mid-term and final projects to the experience and ability of each student. As the student returns and applies focus and effort to growing as an artist, then materials, tools, surfaces and techniques will be varied and expanded by the instructor to guide students to progress in their development. Students who intend to concentrate their artistic expression in this medium should expect to spend a lifetime working to improve their artistic skills. There will always be more to learn. New Creations Academy offers Principles of Art – second-level (2-3 years) and Elements of Art – third-level (2-3 additional years) of painting instruction, which would follow the conclusion of 3 years of Fundamentals instruction. **Every artist must learn the discipline of setting up a painting space, preparing the tools/materials (and their mind) for creativity, and cleaning up/caring for tools and materials. So each class includes time for setup/cleanup during which ALL students are expected to help. When students take responsibility to complete these task quickly and efficiently, more time is available during the class period for creating.** PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
Front Window - 9
Drawing Portraits - Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Drawing Realistic Portraits Foundational instruction in drawing a person/people from the shoulders up, as realistically as possible, from a classical philosophy. Students will use graphite (pencil) 2H, HB, 6B and more, to work on a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the vocabulary of portraiture, and develop/improve skills at the core of drawing a realistic human face and features. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Jan 27 to May 4
Auditorium - 1
Live-Action Video Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Live-Action Video This course introduces the art of live-action video exploring various purposes and styles of video, including documentary, trailer and news, vlogging, features and series. Students will learn a variety of video principles that enhance story-telling, the foundations of setting, plot and character. Techniques in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, set development, audio, shot framing, editing and continuity will be addressed. Consideration will be given to assembling a crew, scouting locations, and choosing props and actors. In the first semester, students will learn to dissect an assigned scene and reproduce it, shot for shot. The second-semester final project will be a video produced in teams, employing all the lessons completed in the first semester. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet with a video camera to class that they can use to capture video. With practice, they will improve in their ability to frame and record steady shots from interesting angles, and employ editing to tell stories. Devices and software will be provided for use in class. The video editing application we will employ this first year can be acquired for tablets, laptops and phones at a very low cost, so students can practice the lessons on their own at home. Homework is not required, although it is encouraged. PRE-REQUISITES: RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE: HOMEWORK SUGGESTED: ART SHOWCASE: Instructor and student will select at least one completed piece from this course to display at the final Art Showcase. TOOLS/MATERIALS: From the Materials/Lab fees each student pays, New Creations Academy will supply all materials necessary for in-class use for first-year students. This includes all materials needed for display during Art Showcase. Students are welcome to bring their own, brands and models subject to prior approval of instructor, but should clearly label every piece with their name/initials so they don’t get lost or mixed up. Materials useful for practice at home (which is always encouraged) are not provided, but Instructors can suggest appropriate tools/materials for the student to purchase on their own. Second-year students will begin to provide their own tools and materials, after having learned to select, prepare and care for them in first-year classes. Approved materials and tools will be listed in course descriptions for students returning to New Creations Academy the second year.
Monday
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Jan 27 to May 4


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