Instructor: Carolyn Parker

Carolyn Parker
Biography: Carolyn Parker, an instructor for the Health and Human Performance Department at COCC since 2016, teaching the Yoga and Pilates programs for HHPA, is also a dedicated art teacher. She teaches art for adults and youth in the Community Education program at COCC. A graduate of the University of Washington and a lifelong student of the Arts, attending school abroad in New Zealand and now working toward a new notch on her belt, at COCC, by obtaining a Certificate in Digital Illustration. At COCC continuing education, she leads adults in multi-week courses including Figure Drawing and Coloring with Copic Markers, in addition to providing fun and learning for youth in art camps including, Manga Drawing and Stop Motion Animation. She is involved in the greater Central Oregon community and uses the beautiful backdrop of the High Desert for her professional and personal adventures in art and exercise.

Classes by this instructor

Manga Drawing Art Youth Camp
In this camp, students will experience the exciting field of Manga drawing, an immersive storytelling style made popular in Japanese comics. Students will learn the basics of illustration in the Manga style, and will have time to practice sketching people, facial features, hair, clothing, gesture, and facial expressions, as well as learning inking, and color techniques. Principles of drawing and using Copic markers will be utilized. At the end of the camp, students will have created their own Manga character! No drawing experience necessary to join the fun! For students aged 10-15.
June 24-27, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Bend
July 8-11, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Redmond
July 29, 2024 to August 1, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Bend
August 5-8, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Redmond
Stop Motion Animation Art Youth Camp
Stop motion animation brings static objects to life on screen with an iPad and a variety of mixed media arts. The attitude of the Stop Motion Animation Art Youth Camp: if you can dream it, you can do it! Animation campers will explore story planning, set design, character development, and prop-making using paper, clay, drawings, and other materials with COCC art instructor, Carolyn Parker. Students will add cool themes, titles, sound effects, and special effects give the movies a unique touch and feel. Campers will apply their new knowledge to craft their own stories and create an animated scene as their project. Each student must bring their own iPad with the Stop Motion Studio Pro app already downloaded ($5.99). Ages 10-15.
July 15-18, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Bend
July 22-25, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Redmond