Understanding art helps us to understand history, culture and societal changes. In this class we will cover art from its very beginning as portrayed in prehistoric cave drawings of animals and the hunt for food. We will also cover Eastern and Western Antiquity, Egyptian art, Indus Valley art, Chinese art, Greek and Roman art, Medieval period, Gothic,Renaissance, Neoclassic, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Early 20th century, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Surrealism and Contemporary art. We will see examples of art and briefly discuss major artists that led each individual movement.
How to compose poetry? We will have a 10 class course covering the main types of poems: Haiku, free verse, sonnet, acrostic, villanelle, ode, limerick, elegy and ballad. The students would learn stanzas, couplets, tercets, quatrains, sestets and meters. You would be expected to create short poems in any of the types described above. And one long poem in free verse.
Students will interact with the Story Jumper website by creating an account and writing stories for later publication. Students will choose the genre and topic they wish. The instructor will help them with proper grammar, syntax, narrative structure and vocabulary. There is a small cost for publishing your work. It will be up to the student to pay for this service directly to story jumper. It is a very small cost for which the students will receive their work printed in book form to keep. Please note that paying for this service is optional. Usage of the app is free.
This class will act as a follow-up to the previous Creative Writing Workshop. It will consist of eight one- hour classes composed of lectures and workshops, in which students will learn how to creative television and/or movie scripts and dialogues for plays. The class is meant to give the students a view at the work script writers or playwrights do. The instructions students will receive and the assignments they will complete are intended to allow participants to evaluate a potential career paths in these two fields.
This class will act as a follow-up to the previous Creative Writing Workshop. It will consist of eight one-hour classes composed of lectures and workshops, in which students will learn how to creative television and/or movie scripts and dialogues for plays. The class is meant to give the students a view at the work scriptwriters or playwrights do. The instructions students will receive and the assignments they will complete are intended to allow participants to evaluate a potential career paths in these two fields.
Throughout this course, you will learn basic to advanced Python Programming, from basic variables to learning decorators. You will also have the opportunity to build different projects using Python. In the end, you will have the opportunity to build your own project, whether it's a simple CLI, website, or game. The creative writing workshop starting in August is designed as a continuation of the Summer 2021 class. In this workshop, the students will continue to write fiction short stories but will learn how to construct non-fiction articles,essays and poetry. As always, the classes will be comprised of a short lecture,student writing based on prompts provided by the instructor and critique.During each workshop, the following concepts will be covered:• Effective title creation• How to write an effective and alluring hook.• Character development• Plot development• Proper usage of the thesaurus• Vocabulary improvement techniques• How to create a compelling narrative• How to create poetry• Usage of literary devices• Syntax improvement• Effective techniques for researching• Knowing your audience• Fiction and nonfiction writing Students will be required to write at least one short story, article or poem every week. Workshop participants will have one week to turn in their work for the instructor to correct and critique. This workshop will concentrate more on writing than lecturing, therefore, students must be prepared to participate in class by putting their thought and ideas in a written format.
Join instructor Keria and TA Eileen for a 5-week story based English course! Throughout the course, students will learn: - To pronounce words and phrases - To identify and apply basic grammatical rules - And to compose simple and complex sentences.