Patterns Out of Randomness and New Worlds

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Dan, Visual Arts Master Teacher at YPI. This summer in drawing and painting (with a little sculpture thrown in) was a mix of skills, styles, students, and teachers. There were three teachers, one from a classical drawing professional comic book background, one from a sculpture and printmaking perspective and one …

So You Think You Can Go to The Dance?

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Sara Luka, Acting for Film Master Teacher at YPI (she also teaches Acting and Musical Theater – a real lady of all trades). “So, You Think You Can Do To The Dance?” the mock reality TV show was put together by the well-oiled machine that was the Acting for Camera …

Revealing Your Truth

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Latifah “Desiree”, a camper at YPI 2013. YPI means a lot to me. It has not only changed me, but my life. I learned more about myself in two weeks than I’ve ever learned about myself in eighteen years. I developed a sense of self. I learned that I’m courageous, …

“Disclaimer” by Natalie

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI. The recordings we do in Songwriting are very much demos. A full-fledged recording needs pre-production, someone acting as producer, extensive production and mixing, and mastering. In 4.5 days of workshop, students have just enough time to write the song, refine it, and make some …

Teacher Feature: Sara Lukasiewicz – Acting, Acting for Film, Musical Theater

Sara Lukasiewicz is “Stunningly Brilliant” says, her Mother. She’s an actor and improviser in Los Angeles. She earned a BA in Theater Performance from Marymount Manhattan College. While in school she galavanted about NYC as a magician’s assistant being cut in three. She performs improv weekly with Temporary Insanity and does stand-up all over Los Angeles. Check out the goods …

Refuse to Doubt Your Own Voice

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Anna, a camper at YPI 2013. This summer at YPI we were told to “find our own voices and use them to help others find theirs”. I understood what it meant to find my voice, but I didn’t initially understand how I could help others find their own voices. At …

Drawing and Painting 2013

Explore various media to improve your understanding of the various techniques used in visual arts. Explore charcoal, acrylic paint, pen and ink, and other materials while working on your observation and composition skills. Explorations in both 2D and 3D design. Advanced students often focus on a theme of interest or work on portfolios. We will help students of any level …

“Lost at Sea” and “Seventh Ave” by Julia

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI. New students often bring a new perspective to the class. We get a lot of songwriters coming back year after year, and we get to explore a new level each time. But the new students with their varying talents really keep the class fresh. …