Splash Biography



AMY SMITH, ESP Teacher




Major: History & Religious Studies

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: g

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Past Classes

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H1648: Thinking About the Holocaust: An Introduction in Splash Summer 15 (Jul. 25 - 26, 2015)
This class will provide a brief introduction to the history of the Holocaust, as well as an opportunity for students to discuss their thoughts and feelings about one of the darkest periods in human history.


H1649: Thinking About the Holocaust: An Introduction in Splash Summer 15 (Jul. 25 - 26, 2015)
This class will provide a brief introduction to the history of the Holocaust, as well as an opportunity for students to discuss their thoughts and feelings about one of the darkest periods in human history.


A1650: Through an Artist’s Eyes: Drawing Your World in Splash Summer 15 (Jul. 25 - 26, 2015)
Have you ever looked at a great piece of art – a painting, a cartoon, even a building or a piece of clothing – and thought “Wow, how did they do that? Wouldn’t it be cool if I could do that too?” In this class, we will explore the foundation of all art – seeing the world around us as a collections of shapes, lines, light, and shadow – and we will learn to use those skills to sketch both what we see and what we imagine. This class is all about drawing! We will cover a number of techniques ranging from basic to advanced. We will play with different methods and styles of drawing, from quick sketches to polished cartoons. All skill levels, from beginners to advanced artists, are welcome. All drawing will be done using pencils on paper. Materials will be provided, although students are welcome to bring their own pencils (graphite only!) and sketchbooks if they wish. Please note that this class is a prerequisite for A1651 - Seeing the World in Technicolor: Introduction to Color Theory.


A1651: Seeing the World in Technicolor: Introduction to Color Theory in Splash Summer 15 (Jul. 25 - 26, 2015)
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, 500 of those words come from color. In this course, kindergarten meets college as we explore the worlds of primary, secondary, and tertiary color. We will cover such topics as complementary colors, color schemes, the complex interaction of light and color, and the meaning of technical terms such as “hue” and “saturation.” We will also explore the psychology of color in art, particularly the way colors affect the mood and tone of artwork. Finally, we will explore the ways color is used in character creation, using everything from comic book heroes to Disney films as practical examples. One thing is for certain: you will never again see the world in black and white! You must be taking Through An Artist's Eyes: Drawing Your World to enroll in this class.