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    Rutgers Community Arts: Summer Art and Design Programs


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media, Design, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Examine the elements of storytelling by learning the fundamentals of how to create memorable characters, settings, and narratives. Learn the basics in Introduction to Character Design, and then develop your animation skills with any of our additional Film and Animation programs!

    Introduction to Character Design

    Enter a journey of character creating, world-making, and storytelling! Through learning the art of character design, story-boarding, and illustration, students will obtain a basic grasp of comics, animation, and movie making. Students who are passionate about creating their own stories of fiction and enjoy working with others to realize their dreams are encouraged to enroll. By the end of the course, students will have the option to animate their own characters. Basic drawing and observational skills will be covered to give students the necessary tools for expressing their vision. No prior drawing experience is required and all are welcome to be part of the community!

    Junior Drawing & Painting Intensive

    Students develop their drawing and painting skills through observation, memory, imagination, and experimentation. Academic and experimental approaches will be offered. Experimental approaches may include: visualizing sounds, exploring the sense of time and change, different qualities of light and shadow, and color through abstraction. Students develop individual projects that will incorporate all basic drawing and painting course material. Art history will also be discussed as it relates to each project. All Rutgers Community Arts visual art classes encourage personal exploration through materials and process. Previous experience with drawing and painting is recommended.

    Slice of Art Tween Sampler

    Get a taste of a new art form and explore your artistry by picking from 1, 2, or even 5 different classes from this week’s sampler!