Summer 2013: There are no art classes scheduled.
Ages 4 - 12
6 Saturdays, 1 - 3 p.m., Art Building, 2nd Floor
Spring: Feb. 2 - Mar. 16, no class on Mar. 9
Final show: March 16, 3 p.m.
Teachers: Art education majors, supervised by NIU School of Art faculty.
Fee: $48 (no discounts) The Art Express class fee is waived for children and grandchildren of NIU employees and students. However, all students owe the $15 registration fee.
Children work with a variety of media to make original works of art in a fun and exploratory atmosphere. Every semester, students create new projects that stretch the imagination through a multicultural and multimedia approach. There is a new theme and curriculum every semester. Classes are organized by age and are limited in size. Parents and children take artwork home at the end of the final show, scheduled on the last day of class. Early registration is recommended. All materials are supplied.
Ages 8 - 13
4 Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m., Room 207, Art Building
Spring: Jan. 31 - Feb. 21
Teacher: Ryan Burns
Learn to create comics that tell a great story. Learn how to develop your own characters and to express action and emotions with your drawings. Tell your character's story by developing the setting, storyline, and plot. At the last class, students take home a finished comic.
Week 1: Introduction and brief history of comics. Learn how characters are created. Collaborative drawing exercise. Start creating your own character.
Week 2: Create different setting for your character. Create your Splash (first) page.
Week 3: Create your story and learn how to make a plot and storyline. Collaborative drawing exercise.
Week 4: We throw it all together and create comics.
Students are asked to purchase these materials and bring them to the first class. All are available at Michaels.
No. 2 pencil
12-pack multicolor colored pencils
Fine black markers - For outlining. Copic sketch markers are great and easy to clean; Crayola would work, too.
Sketchbook: 8.5 x 11 in. or 9 x 12 in. with 70 lb. bright white paper. 24 pages (at least) with tear out sheets.
1 - 22 x 28 sheet poster board (for week 3)