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Northern Kentucky University Art Preparatory believes that the arts are the bridge to imaginative and real worlds that can expand thinking across cultures, help students learn how to solve problems and further develop talent in our region. Art Prep provides community and continuing education programs of the highest quality to students of all ages and abilities and strives to enrich the culture of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regions through engaging artistic experiences and outreach initiatives.

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Program Offerings


After School Art Tutor Program

Next Session Fall 2022
14 weeks (Fridays, 4-5 p.m. or 5-6 p.m.)

Fine Arts Center FA 309

Semi-private art lessons are available to children (ages 8-17) by NKU Art Education and Art students. Lessons are based on the semester which includes 14, 1-hour sessions. Each semi-private lesson is offered once a week for the entire semester for a total of 14 classes in small groups up to 4 students per instructor.  

The total cost for the semester is $300.

For more information about this program please contact Randel Plowman at: plowmane@nku.edu.


 

 

 

2022 Summer Workshops

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SATURDAYS
June 4 - 25, 2022

ONLINE COLLAGE ART WORKSHOP
(ADULTS & AGES 16+)

Collage is the art of recycling. It takes the old and makes it new again through fragmenting, recontextualizing and combining imagery in new and interesting ways. This four-week online workshop explores the many possibilities that collage can offer.

Several techniques will be explored in this hands-on workshop including creating visually compelling imagery through the use of layering, using color effectively, how to create a strong composition and more.

This workshop is open to both beginner and advanced artists.

A material list will be provided before the course starts.

Instructor: Randel Plowman

Schedule:

June 4-25, Workshop meets online using Zoom, every Saturday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm EST. Zoom meetings and demos are recorded, so you can watch later if you choose. All content can be downloaded and viewed anytime throughout the course using a virtual online classroom. Space is limited, so sign up early.

This workshop is for adults ages 16 and up. Space is limited to 15 participants.
Teachers can earn 10 Professional Development hours!

Course fee:

  • $149 Early Registration before June 1
  • $175 after June 1
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June 6 – 9, 2022

Experimental Character Design
In-Person
(AGES 13-18)

In this four-day workshop, you will create characters and visual settings for your characters using analogue, digital, and hybrid approaches of making. Drawing, collage, scanning, and the basics of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign will be taught.
Characters can be found in illustrated books, comics, animation, design, and countless other places. This workshop will expose participants to a variety of character styles, hone their ideas for developing character concept, and expand their approaches to visually communicating figure and settings.
If you are student interested in developing skills in character design and experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques, this workshop if for you!

Instructor: Julia Sebastian
Assistant Student Instructor: Anna Dailey

Schedule:

June 6 – 9, 2022
from 12:00 - 2:00 pm in the Northern Kentucky Fine Arts Center.
This workshop is for teens aged 13-18 years old. Space is limited to 12.

Course fee:

  • $149 Early Registration before June 1
  • $175 after June 1
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June 13 – 16, 2022

Art of the Risograph
In-Person
(Adults and Ages 16+)

What is a Risograph?

Risograph printing is a technique best described as a ‘digital screen printing’. The process is much like screen printing, but with the convenience of an office copier. It’s known for its vivid colors and its specific textures. These machines deliver ‘perfect imperfections’ and provide a cheap and easy method for reproducing work at large quantities, like posters, prints and zines.

This four-day, in person, workshop focuses on the basic techniques for risograph printing. Emphasis is placed on printing multiple color layers and registration. Participants can use digital or hand drawn elements or a combination of both, to create a large edition one-page artist zine, where personal content will be explored.  This workshop is open to both beginner and advanced artists.

Instructor: Randel Plowman
Assistant Student Instructor: Sydney Bryan 

Schedule:

June 13-16, 2022
in the Printmaking Studio - FA 102

Workshop meets live on NKU’s campus Monday through Thursday from 6-8pm est. This workshop is for adults ages 16 and up. Space is limited to 10 participants.
Teachers can earn 10 Professional Development hours!

Course fee:

  • $149 Early Registration before June 1
  • $175 after June 1
  • All materials will be provided  
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June 13 – 16, 2022

Screen Printing for Teens
In-Person
(Ages 13 - 18)

In this four-day workshop students will learn the basics of screen printing, including hand drawn elements and using digital imagery and photo emulsion.
This workshop will focus on two projects:
• Creating a limited-edition screen print on paper using drawing fluid and screen filler.
• Creating a digital screen print on a tee shirt using film and photo sensitive emulsion. (Tee shirts will be provided) 

This workshop is open to anyone ages 13-18. All supplies will be included.

Instructor: Amanda Bollman
Mentor Instructor: Randel Plowman

Schedule:
June 13-16, 2022  FA 102 (updated dates and time)
Workshop meets live on NKU’s campus Monday through Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This workshop is for ages 13-18. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Course fee:

  • $149 Early Registration before June 1
  • $175 after June 1
  • All materials will be provided  
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June 13 – 16, 2022

Canceled Due to Low Enrollment
Summer Artmaking Workshop
In-Person

(Ages 8 - 10)

If you are a parent who has a child that is hands-on and creative, consider this four-day in-person art workshop for them. In this four-day workshop students will be exploring a different project each day to better understand the elements and principles of design that help make artwork more interesting and exciting.

Monday – Aboriginal Dot Art  

Tuesday – Calder Wire Portraits    

Wednesday – Kandinsky Squares with Concentric Circles   

Thursday – California Impressionism Landscape with Poppies 

Instructor: Lillie Tucker
Mentor Instructor: Julia Sebastion

Schedule:
June 13-16
Workshop meets Monday through Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. This workshop is for children ages 8-10.

Course fee:

  • $149 Early Registration before June 1
  • $175 after June 1

Instructors

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Questions?

If you have questions about any of the workshops please contact Randel Plowman at plowmane@nku.edu.

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