Ashcan Summer Classes – your options for grades 6-9

Fine Art and Design

Grade 6 – 9th

Fine Art

Grade 6 – 9th

Drawing / Painting / Water Color / Pencil Technique / Color Pencil Technique / Portrait / Sculpture / Illustration

In Fine Art courses, students will sharpen their skills in the usage of different materials, tools, and techniques to create visual arts and practice creative thinking and concept building while making extensive studio projects.

Drawing

Students begin this class by practicing fundamental rendering techniques, then move on to developing strategies to combine diverse media, modes of representation, and elements of design to express individual content. Research and invention are encouraged. The curriculum culminates in the completion of a series of drawings that display formal and conceptual maturity.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Painting

Students begin this class by practicing fundamental painting techniques to describe the nature of light and form in the physical world, and then progress to express individual content. The curriculum culminates in the completion of a series of paintings that display formal and conceptual maturity.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Watercolor

A course in the use of watercolor to describe volume, light, and texture. Watercolor is also explored as a medium to be combined with drawing media. This is a foundation course.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

Pencil Technique

This class is aimed towards students who have completed the Basic Drawing Foundation course or for students who have acquired the foundation skills of drawing. This class consists of seven classes for three hours each. Students will learn in detail the process of creating tone, volume, and texture using a pencil, which is a basic material for drawing. Each section is composed to experience from a simple drawing to that which requires more technique. Video tutorials, which are easy to follow, are provided for students who wish to further develop and improve their skills. This class is recommended for students who wish to prepare for an art portfolio or art competition after having completed Basic Drawing at Ashcan Studio of Art.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

Color Pencil Technique

This class is aimed towards students who wish to improve their overall understanding of colored pencils and techniques. This class consists of seven classes for three hours each. It is intended for students who have completed the Basic Foundation courses at Ashcan Studio of Art and anticipate preparing for an art portfolio or art competition. From basic skills to intermediate and advanced techniques, this course is designed to provide ample experience in a short amount of time. Video tutorials, which are easy to follow, are provided for students who wish to further develop and improve their skills. This class is recommended for students who have completed Basic Drawing and have a basic understanding of pencils.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

Portrait I – Drawing

Portrait I course covers comprehensive methods for developing a successful portrait. Students will gain a better understanding of a face proportion, head structure, and construction of each facial feature, and will learn how to utilize this knowledge to construct an accurate drawing. Students will also learn about the application of different lighting, angle, and perspective through demonstration, practice, and projects.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Portrait II – Painting

Portrait II course will guide students through the process of color portrait production. In this course, students will be introduced to how to mix colors for different shades of skin tones and build textures in portrait painting. Students will learn how to discover ways to represent a subject’s identity through content, color, and texture, by creating portrait paintings in different skin colors, facial structures, and styles.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

Sculpture

Ashcan’s Portfolio Preparation program helps students develop a unique and coherent body of work that is essential to the pursuit of higher studies. Students get individualized attention from instructors to focus on personal projects and help them with creative thinking. They learn how to develop their ideas in three-dimensional media, and may at times create works that combine both two and three-dimensional pieces. The curriculum culminates in the completion of a series of sculptures that display formal and conceptual maturity.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th GradeIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Manhattan Flushing Littleneck

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Art Competition & Portfolio

Grade 6 – 9th

Ocean Awareness / River of Words / National Fossil Day / Junior Duck Stamp

We keep our eyes peeled for art contests that students can participate in, and help them through the process of application and submission. Students can challenge themselves to compete locally and nationally and gain confidence in their abilities. While many contest-holders offer cash and other prizes, they also grant awards that make students stand out among other college applicants. Our students have been consistently recognized for their talent by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and other national arts organizations.https://www.youtube.com/embed/b6xvhXmvDvg?rel=0&enablejsapi=1

Art Competition & Portfolio Prep. for grade 6-12&up

Ashcan’s art competition and portfolio program help students develop a unique and coherent body of work that is essential to the pursuit of higher studies. Students get personal attention from instructors to focus on personal projects and creative thinking. Students learn how to develop their ideas in two-dimensional work such as drawing, painting, and mixed media to help them create high-quality art portfolios.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Design

Grade 6 – 9th

Graphic Design / Architecture / Fashion Illustration / Garment Making / 3D Printing / BT-Speaker Making

Delve deeper into the field of visual design you are pursuing. Learn from the professionals in the field who will guide you through the process of architecture design, fashion design, and graphic design, using both traditional and digital tools.

Design courses are structured so that anyone can learn the basic principles of architecture design, fashion design, or graphic design without prior knowledge of the art. Our instructors who are experts in the field will guide you through step by step, in digital tools such as illustrator, and photoshop, as well as model making, basic sewing, and more. https://www.youtube.com/embed/E4Z80JcKkC4?rel=0&enablejsapi=1

Graphic Design Basic

This class will provide an overview of the design communication process including conceptualization, creative processes, typography, and technology. Students will gain skills in digital Illustration, Photoshop, page layout, image scanning, and image manipulation. Graphic Design elements of typography, production, color separation, digital printing processes, and photography will also be addressed.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online Manhattan Littleneck

Architecture Basic

This course introduces students to designing interior and exterior spaces, using conceptual approaches to design problems and solutions. Students learn about rendering, materials, methods, and techniques, as well as color theory. Learned techniques and materials are applied to structural drawings, plans, and elevations.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Fashion Illustration Basic

The Fashion Design course begins with instructions on how to draw the standard fashion figure, which will be used as a base for a series of fashion sketches and illustrations. As students develop their drawing skills, they investigate historical and contemporary fashion and use it as a resource for their own fashion designs. Finally, using the fashion figure, students illustrate their own line of garments in detail, using pen, ink, marker, and wash techniques.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online Flushing

Fashion Design Basic

Designed for students with little or no experience in fashion design, this course will teach the basics of garment making through mini-projects and exercises using basic sewing and techniques. 

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th GradeIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Manhattan Littleneck

BT-Speaker Making

In this course, students will learn the basic knowledge of soldering, wiring, 3d modeling, and 3d printing, by assembling a customized Bluetooth speaker. This will help students gain fundamental skills and foundational experience in 3d product making. All materials and kits are provided. Recommended for 5th grade and up.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th GradeIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Flushing

Digital Art

Grade 6 – 9th

Digital Painting / Character Design / Environment Design / Landscape / Portrait / Manga & Comic / Animation

Students will gain insight into the entertainment art industry while working with digital software such as Photoshop, Procreate, and more. They will be also trained on how to visualize the original concepts into a finished art form. 

Familiarize yourself with the drawing tablets and software while learning the fundamentals of digital painting. If you are interested in illustration, character design, or entertainment art, but not sure where to start, this is the course for you. https://www.youtube.com/embed/IX3ZIkqqs7w?rel=0&enablejsapi=1

Digital Painting

Digital Painting is a foundation course created for anyone interested in learning how to create digital art. As a beginner course, students are introduced to the basics of Photoshop, and the foundations of perspective, human anatomy, tone, and value. We highly recommend this course for anyone interested in pursuing a career as an entertainment artist.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online Manhattan Littleneck

Digital Painting with iPad Basic

Recommended for students who are interested in a different form of painting. The Digital Painting with iPad course is designed to help students explore and develop foundation digital art knowledge to intermediate skills using the Procreate application on an iPad. An iPad and apple pencil/stylus are required for this course.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learning
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online Flushing

Digital Character Design

The Character Design course leads you step-by-step through the character creation process. This course emphasizes the fundamentals of gesture drawing, anatomy, shape design, storytelling, and perspective. With these foundational skills, students then move on experimenting with various body types and silhouettes to develop distinct and memorable characters.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online Manhattan Littleneck

Digital Character Design & Animation with iPad Basic

The Character Design and Animation course will cover the key elements of character design using Procreate app (Once-a-week Program) and can extend to applying the character in animation using the Adobe Animator program (Intensive Program). In this course, students will develop skills in creating a strong, compelling character with interesting shapes and personalities, through life observation, reference research, and imagination. Students will give life to their own character that is memorable and appealing, which they can later use for multiple forms of visual communications including animation, storybook, and more.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learning
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online

Digital Illustration-Storybook Making with iPad

Recommended for students who enjoy writing and reading stories, the Storybook Making course is designed to help students explore and develop their sense of visual communication and translation using their favorite story or story of their own. In this course, students are required to select an existing story or write a story of their own and recreate the verbal narratives into digital images using Procreate app. During the class, students will create character design and background settings, which will extend to a quality book cover or insert illustrations as a final project.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learning
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online

Digital Game Environment Design

The Ashcan Environment Design course focuses on the creation of captivating digital environments from start to finish. Our classes emphasize environment design fundamentals — perspective, composition, and storytelling — as well as digital painting techniques to help create stunning environments and atmospheres.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online Manhattan Littleneck

Digital Landscape

The Landscape course introduces students to techniques for painting natural and man-made landscapes in Photoshop. This course heavily emphasizes perspective techniques, starting from the one-point perspective and building up to a five-point perspective.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Manhattan Littleneck

Digital Portrait

The Portrait course reviews essential skills for portrait painting in Photoshop, including proportion, facial features, and value. Traditional painting techniques will be applied to a digital format.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Manhattan Littleneck

Digital Manga & Comics

Do you have an idea for a comic and want to see it come to life? In our Manga and Comics program, students develop their own comics while applying artistic and technical techniques used by professional comic artists. Weekly lectures teach fundamental skills including but not limited to character design, paneling, and camera angles.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learningIn-Person Class
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Manhattan

Digital 2D Animation

Bring your characters to life in our 2D animation Foundation course. Students are introduced to the foundations of animation, learning to pose, break down, and in-between characters. Weekly lectures teach classical techniques for developing well-structured and fluid animations that can be applied to traditional frame-by-frame, hand-drawn, and FX.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR 6-9th Grade
• Remote learning
3hour long class
One class Per week / 7 weeks (1 session)

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Online

Private Lesson

All Grades

Collge Portfolio Prep / Fine Art / Art Competition / Design / Digital Art

Schedule a 1:1 private lesson where you can get a fully personalized session for your specific needs in your time frame, with more concentrated instruction and mentoring. https://www.youtube.com/embed/3eCM3RfQPx8?wmode=opaque&enablejsapi=1

Private Lesson

Whether you want to hone your art skills, get ready for competition, find your unique artistic language, or need a personalized class schedule, One on One Tutoring can be customized for any age, level, purpose, and materials.

PRIVATE LESSON OUTLINE FOR ALL GRADES
Remote learning
Flexible schedule *
• 1-hour long class
• 8 classes per session

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Online

Art High School Portfolio Prep

Grade 7 – 8th

Drawing / Painting / Mixed Media

Your portfolio of artwork is evidence of your artistic skills and concepts. A good portfolio is an indication to schools that you are a creative and talented student who will work hard and be successful. The Ashcan Studio Art High School Portfolio Preparation is a seven-week-long program. Under the guidance of Ashcan Art’s instructors, students will participate in studio work, producing cohesive series of artworks using conventional and unconventional material in innovative ways.

Variety of subject matter, tailored to your skills and interests: Still-lives, self-portraits, landscapes, narrative, drawings, paintings, sculptures, mixed media, more.https://www.youtube.com/embed/UqW6aUg4zew?rel=0&enablejsapi=1

Art High School Portfolio Prep.

Every year, Ashcan helps many 7~8th graders who are planning to apply for specialized art high schools such as Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, LaGuardia High School, and Art & Design High School, with our up-to-date information regarding the application and audition process of these schools. Each school has different procedures, requirements, and deadlines for auditions and portfolio specified, which we guide our students from start to finish in accurate details.  For these students, we follow our philosophy of individual creativity and experimentation, but also focus a bit more on the development of a strong visual art portfolio.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR GRADE 7-8
Remote learning In-Person Class
3hour long class
• One class Per week / 7weeks

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Consultation

Please feel free to contact us to schedule a free consultation or to ask us any questions.

We would be very happy to show you everything Ashcan has to offer!

Contact Us


About  Courses  Contact

info@ashcanart.com
Online: (212)967-8101 | Manhattan (212)967-8101 | Flushing (917)563-7852 Little Neck (718)819-0004 Syosset (516)226-3820

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