Program Details

  • Summer Session: July 12 – August 13, 2021
  • Classes designed for students in grades 6 – 8 and 9 – 12 (choose according to your fall 2021 grade!)
  • 1-week classes meet Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST
  • Register for a 5-week track and save $575!
  • In-person and virtual options available throughout the summer! 
  • Check course description to see if your class is being offered in-person or online
  • Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021

SUMMER 2021 PROGRAM FORMAT

March 2021: As of this time, we plan to host in-person and online options for Young Artists Workshop Summer 2021 courses. Please check the course listings below to see which classes will be offered as in-person, on-campus experiences.

Browse available courses and discounted track options using our course guide below. We're made our online registration process quick and easy for your convenience. Just click on the course you would like to register for below and follow the registration link to our online registration portal.

SAFETY

We will continue to follow guidelines from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19. Safety measures include: 

  • It is strongly recommended that all eligible YAW students attending on-campus classes obtain COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival at their first class meeting.
  • Masks required 
  • Distanced classroom and studio setups 
  • Ample sanitizing spaces across campus 
To read the full Summer 2021 health and safety plan, please visit moore.edu/coronavirus 

 

5-Week Tracks - Grades 9-12

Explore, combine, and save with our 5-Week tracks options for students in grades 9-12!

Develop your own style of storytelling using imagery developed through traditional methods and contemporary digital tools. To see tech requirements for the following courses, click here!

Courses include:

  1. Digital Character Design (Online)
  2. Fantasy Illustration & Mythical Beasts (Online)
  3. Extreme Manga Illustration & Beyond (Online)
  4. Storyboarding for Animators & Illustrators (Online)
  5. Animation & Game Arts Portfolio Prep (Online)

Track cost: $2300 (savings of $575!)

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 Focus on developing your own style of storytelling using imagery developed through the unique and exciting lens of Illustration. Students will work with traditional methods and contemporary digital tools.

Courses include:

  1. Drawing Foundation (On Campus)
  2. Fantasy Illustration & Mythical Beasts (Online)
  3. Extreme Manga Illustration & Beyond (Online)
  4. Storyboarding for Animators & Illustrators (Online)
  5. Illustration Portfolio Prep (Online)

Track cost: $2300 (savings of $575!)

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Get a surge of creative inspiration in your wardrobe! Learn about what's next in the fashion industry while expanding your fashion illustration skills, personal styling toolkit, social media influencing, and technical knowledge of contemporary art & fashion. Students will also explore the foundational fine art skills Fashion Designers employ in their practices and creative career paths.

Courses include:

  1. Fashion Illustration (Online)
  2. Fashion Influencing: Stying & Trends (Online)
  3. Expressive Portraiture (Online)
  4. Fashion: Red Carpet & Couture (On Campus)
  5. Fine Arts Portfolio Preparation (Online)

Track cost: $2300 (savings of $575!)

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Develop an impressive Fine Arts portfolio this summer! Explore a stimulating variety of collaborative and independent projects using contemporary materials, methods, and subject matter.  From building the foundations to advanced techniques, we've got you covered. Learn how working artists navigate the art world, finding inspiration and success in visual arts! Courses include:

  1. Drawing Foundation (On Campus)
  2. Drawing & Painting Studio (On Campus)
  3. Expressive Portraiture (Online)
  4. Design & Color Theory (Online)
  5. Fine Arts Portfolio Preparation (Online)

Track cost: $2300 (savings of $575!)

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Get the very best of all of Moore's creative offerings! This track is perfect for students seeking dynamic and engaging experiences this summer that challenge, ignite, and inspire BIG careers! Explore a variety of mediums and subject matter; from digital arts to fine arts, filmmaking to interior design, we've got you covered! 

Courses include:

  1. Digital Character Design (Online)
  2. Drawing & Painting Studio (On Campus)
  3. Script to Screen Filmmaking (Online)
  4. Storyboarding for Animators & Illustrators (Online)
  5. Interior Design Essentials (On Campus)

Track cost: $2300 (savings of $575!)

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1-Week Courses - Grades 9-12

Choose a one-week course from a variety of concentrations for students in grades 9-12.

Learn how to design characters for a variety of digital media, including film, animation, comics, and games. Discover the process of character development and secrets for bringing a character to life. The course covers digital character design foundations including staging, silhouette, posture, costume, color, and shapes in to create characters with human traits and emotions. Please see our tech requirements for this course here.

 

Course Cost: $575

 

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Animation & Game Arts or Multimedia Track and save $575!

Develop a visual fashion collection through the exploration of history, trends and fashion designers. Start with a sketchbook to express your ideas and then learn to illustrate the traditional fashion figure to create collection boards and finished portfolio pieces.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fashion Design Track and save $575!

Beginners and intermediate learners are invited to learn the fundamentals of drawing. You’ll explore light and shadow, still-life drawing, life drawing, portraiture and landscape drawing. You will create a body of work that shows an enhanced understanding of subject and medium while experiencing the fun and satisfaction of drawing.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Illustration or Fine Arts Track and save $575!

Bring your fantasy creatures and characters to life! Discover the secrets of digital wizardry that professional artists use to create illustrations of a mythical nature. Using traditional and digital tools, you’ll produce amazing artwork including drawings, photography, posters, and more.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Animation & Game Arts, Illustration, or Multimedia Track and save $575!

Do you find yourself itching to style your friends' outfits? Look no further, aspiring fashion designers, this is the place for you. Learn to stay on top of the most exciting fashion trends while exploring how designers set the tone for the world with contemporary fashion. After learning fashion essentials, students move on to envisioning upcoming fashion trends through fun “street style” assignments. A great introduction to Moore’s fashion program.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fashion Design Track and save $575!

This class will focus on building fine arts drawing and painting skills along with developing art concepts. Various subjects including still life, interiors, and cityscapes will be explored. Projects will delve into the formal elements of art, such as line, space, scale, color and texture. Explore drawing and painting materials and techniques.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts or Multimedia Track and save $575!

Crunchyroll fans, this one’s for you! Explore Japanese contemporary drawing styles to create anime characters of your own design. Begin your path to making manga with basic drawing techniques before moving to complex character and scene design. This is the perfect space for you to create your own characters and stories inspired by Japan’s colorful history of animation and graphic novel production.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Animation & Game Arts or Illustration Track and save $575!

Are you fascinated by the realistic portraits you see in museums? Take this class and discover how to make refined, beautiful portraits with traditional drawing materials. Work with clothed models to further your observational and figurative drawing skills, learning to render realistic facial likeness and expression. Draw portraits through focusing on proportion, balance, line, light and shadow. Your resulting artworks will make amazing additions to your portfolio.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts or Fashion Design Track and save $575!

Beginners, intermediate and advanced learners are invited to delve into the fundamentals of moviemaking. Develop your voice as a filmmaker through cinematic storytelling, story development, photography, collaborative video projects and post-production. Students will learn the value and importance of scripts, visual design, subtext, staging action and collaboration. Please see our tech requirements for this course at www.moore.edu.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $575!

This course is highly recommended for any student interested in Illustration or Animation & Game Arts areas at Moore! You will learn the foundation of animated and illustrated narrative through the initial steps of storyboarding and then develop your ideas into a story plot that utilizes words and images. Please see our tech requirements for this course here.

Course Cost: $575 

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Bonus Savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Animation & Game Arts, Illustration, or Multimedia Track and save $575!

Based on Moore’s foundations year offerings, design-inclined students are invited to take this portfolio building course to develop essential color theory skills. Create an impressive array of design work while learning to use imagery, color, type and composition to express messaging and visual communication principles.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Digital Arts Track and save!

Are you inspired by the high-end outfits seen on celebrities as they walk the red carpet? Learn more about creating the striking fashions you see while developing your own voice as a designer. You’ll learn fabric selection, inspiration boards, and professional draping techniques. Make your voice heard through refined, contemporary, and bold looks!

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fashion Design Track and save $575!

Calling all aspiring Interior Designers: if you reorganized your bedroom more than once during quarantine, this class is for you! Dip your toes into the fascinating field of Interior Design in this fun exploration-based mixed media course. In addition to developing drawing skills, you will learn to design interior spaces through an overview of space planning and color selection as well as choosing unique and sustainable materials, funky furniture and cool lighting.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $575!

Are you ready to wow colleges with your fine arts portfolio? Stay ahead of the curve and learn what admissions teams are looking for while getting a preview of the college experience. Portfolio Prep focuses on portfolio readiness and presentation, diving deep with skill- building, exercises in still life, landscape and the human figure.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $575!

In our final Animation & Game Arts course, deepen your animation techniques in the digital realm. This course places a continuing emphasis on concept, character development and storyboards, strengthening college application portfolio submissions. Animation & Game Arts Portfolio Prep focuses on portfolio readiness and presentation for Moore’s undergraduate program of the same name. This course is also a great fit for students seeking a next step to build prior animation, illustration, and game design skills! Please see our tech requirements for this course here.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Animation & Game Arts Track and save $575!

Students drawn to illustration are invited to the final course in our Illustration sequence. Illustration Portfolio Prep focuses on portfolio readiness and presentation for Moore’s Illustration undergraduate program, diving deep with skill-building, exercises in character design, narrative building, and mark-making. This course is the perfect fit for future Illustration students who want to develop a personal vision as they embark on their college experience.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Illustration Track and save $575!

5-Week Tracks - Grades 6 - 8

Explore, combine, and save with our 5-Week tracks options for students in grades 6-8!

Parents, get ready to frame these pieces! In this track, students flourish as they strengthen a diverse range of fine art skills, creating a strong foundation in 2D and 3D concepts.  Students are invited to develop their unique creative goals, style, and artistic voice through an enticing variety of representational and abstract assignments.

Courses include:

  1. Drawing & Painting Studio (On Campus)
  2. Intro to Figure Drawing (On Campus)
  3. Texture Exploration: Printmaking Studio (On Campus)
  4. Watercolor Landscapes & Nature (On Campus)
  5. Portrait Drawing for Beginners (On Campus)

Track cost: $2300 (savings of $575!)

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Explore endless possibilities for self-expression in a variety of courses that cultivate skills and encourage different approaches to creativity. To see tech requirements for the following courses, click here!

Courses Include:

  1. Intro to Illustration (Online)
  2. Intro to Fantasy Illustration (On Campus)
  3. Intro to Digital Character Design (Online)
  4. Anime & Manga (Online)
  5. Intro to Animation & Game Arts (Online)

Track cost: $2300 (savings of $575!)

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Explore endless possibilities for self-expression in a variety of courses that cultivate skills and encourage different approaches to creativity.

Courses Include:

  1. Intro to Illustration - ONLINE
  2. Intro to Comics & Graphic Novels - ONLINE
  3. Intro to Digital Art - ONLINE
  4. Street Art Painting - ON CAMPUS
  5. Sustainable Sculpture: Architecture for Beginners - ON CAMPUS

Track cost: $2300 (savings of $575!)

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1-Week Courses - Grades 6-8

Choose a one-week course from a variety of concentrations for students in grades 6-8

Develop your narrative illustration skills and individual style as you learn to create imaginative images. You’ll explore what goes into creating traditional and digital comics, graphic novels, movie posters, children’s books, commissions and more. Learn the foundation of illustrated narrative through the initial steps of storyboarding and then develop your ideas into a story plot that utilizes words and images.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Animation & Illustration Track and save $575!

This class will focus on exploring fine arts drawing and painting skills for beginners and intermediate learners in middle school.  Various subjects including still life, interiors, and cityscapes will be explored. You will learn the formal elements of art, such as line, space, scale, color and texture.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $575!

Explore proportion, form, composition and value while developing your observational drawing skills.  This is an essential course if you are interested in pursuing fashion, fine arts, illustration, sculpture and other art fields.  Students will draw from a clothed model and work in graphite, charcoal and Conte crayons.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $575!

In this class, students will explore an introduction into visual storytelling. Students will learn new and exciting ways to convey stories by using various illustration techniques and the visual language of graphic novels. This course will cover topics such as introductory perspective, drawing figures in action, comic creation, and the basics of distribution.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $575!

Learn the foundational skills you need to bring your fantasy creatures and characters to life! Discover the secrets of digital wizardry that professional artists use to create illustrations of a mythical nature. Using traditional and digital tools, transform your fantastical characters and ideas to tell your story!

Course Cost: $575

Click here to register!

Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Animation & Game Arts Track and save $575!

Inspired by one of our most popular high school classes, this course is a perfect introduction for aspiring animators, game designers, digital artists, and illustrators! Students will use industry-standard programs to create interesting new characters in this online course. Please see our tech requirements for this course here.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $575!

Explore the magic of digital imaging as a cool tool for art and design while learning the basics of visual expression and communication.  You will use the Adobe Creative Suite and a digital drawing tablet to develop digital art designs for business cards, posters, blogs and more. No experience is necessary to take this course. Please see our tech requirements for this course here.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $575!

As the public art capital of the country, Philadelphia is bursting at the seams with gorgeous murals, powerful wheat-pasted prints, and street art with expressive social commentary. In this course, students will work on large-scale art suitable for indoor or outdoor spaces. Learn more about the most popular public art practices being used by contemporary artists today and create your own pieces inspired by the compelling street art found on our city’s walls! This course is perfect for socially-engaged youth with a big message to share with their community and the world.   

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $575!

Explore the unique and magical experience of watercolor painting! In this course, you’ll learn how to set up your supplies and workplace in a way that is conducive to creativity, productivity, and the science of nature. We invite you to let artistic inspiration flow as you learn to paint realistic and abstract elements coming together to produce fascinating and tantalizing results! Try out different foundational painting techniques and tools to create gorgeous paintings of landscapes, animals, flowers, and plants.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $575!

Explore Japanese comics and print cartoons and learn the steps of making anime and manga.  Advance your drawing skills by focusing on traditional anime and characteristics of facial expression, the figure and creative costumes.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Animation & Illustration Track and save $575!

In this course, learn more about what animators and game artists do while taking the next steps in Adobe Creative Suite to advance your portfolio! Assemble your character designs, story boards, and character environments for an end product that is unique to your goals and interests. We encourage students signing up for this course to complete Intro to Digital Art and Intro to Digital Character Design. Please see our tech requirements for this course here.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $575!

Hey aspiring treehouse builders, creating a cool private space in this class doesn’t require a tree! Learn to upcycle materials from home to create large-scale 3D fun! Transform your space with interesting and useful structures and inventions. Incorporate ideas inspired by interior design, tiny homes, other fantastical spaces.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Multimedia Track and save $575!

Take your drawings of people to the next level! Discover the foundations of drawing the human face with traditional drawing materials. Work with clothed models to further your observational and figurative drawing skills, learning to render realistic facial likeness and expression. Draw portraits by focusing on proportion, balance, line, light, and shadow.

Course Cost: $575

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Bonus savings: Take this course as part of the five-week Fine Arts Track and save $575

Register Today!

The YAW online experience is as engaging and exciting for young artists as always, even in the virtual realm. We encourage those thinking about joining us for YAW in spring 2021 to contact the Continuing Education office at ce@moore.edu in order to discuss how we can help you find your place in this special program.
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