Northern Academy's summer courses are designed to create artworks in variety of mediums which develop fundamental skills, elements of design, and visual perception.

Please check out the course details below:

2018 Summer Academy Courses

Chinese Painting

Explores ancient Chinese culture and various techniques to develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary to paint in a traditional form.

Landscape Painting

Students are encouraged to draw, work at their own pace, and paint in watercolor or ink.

Useful Crafting

Craft household ingredients, common equipment and traditional techniques into a beautiful rug, some fragrant soap, and a handy tote bag.

Portraiture in Clay

An introductory class that guides students on the foundations of portrait drawing.

Chinese Calligraphy

Develop knowledge and basic skills in traditional Chinese calligraphy.

Intro to Watercolor

Dive into the beautiful, flowing medium of watercolor and create the brilliant and delicate range of tones that define this medium.

Woodblock Printmaking

Explores ancient Chinese culture and various techniques to develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary for this traditional printmaking.

Introduction to Graphic Design

Learn to combine text and images in a series of projects to archive clear messages using Illustrator and Indesign.

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn to produce unforgettable images by focusing on composition, light, and the post production editing in Light room.

Design & Build with Wood, Ethics & Morality

Learn how traditional design and carpentry plays an important role in our living environment, ethics and morality in two parts.

Introduction to After Effects

Learn about After Effects, the industry-standard tool for video compositing, motion graphics design, and animation.

Fundamental Principles of Design

Explore the role of the design elements in paintings.