The Year Course Arts Track exposes participants to the broad spectrum of performing and visual arts in Israel while encouraging them to explore their own artistic expression. Participants meet with some of Israel’s leading artists as well as up and coming talent. Students focus on skill development and study all aspects of the classic arts including voice, dance, theater, painting, and sketching. Students also experience a greater appreciation of Israel’s Jewish contemporary arts.
What kind of experience is needed?
Prior experience with visual or performing arts is needed in order to be a participant in this program. Arts school graduates or students with experience in arts classes will be most appropriate for this program. Those considering a possible future in performing or visual arts will be a perfect match for this program!
In addition to the projects such as setting up exhibits at the Israeli center of digital art, working at puppet theaters, or teaching drama to school children, Arts track participants have a weekly workshop class under the guidance of professional teachers. Students will be able to choose from the following:
- Painting – observation of still-life and the figure; using oil or acrylic paint; developing color mixing techniques emphasizing varied approaches to the use of paint
- Drawing – drawing in black and white; line, volume, composition and perspective are taught through observation of still-life and interiors
- Life Drawing – introduction to drawing the figure; line, proportion, gesture and composition using pencil and charcoal of anatomy to understand basic anatomy
- Improvisation – learning efficient movement abilities, the students will experience different aspects of preferment, incensing personal and team work
- Rhythm Basics – experimenting and understanding basic musical concepts and implementing them into field of dance and movement
- Voice Developing and Song Presentation – understanding the mechanism of music production; developing your musical ear and becoming familiarized with different music styles
- Movement Seminar – techniques for the development of physical awareness and range of movement of the actor; techniques in body learning that help the actor to move more freely, have greater mental flexibility and expressiveness and let go of tensions that interfere with performance; vocal work and breathing will also be explored
Arts track Academics:
As with Year Course Classic, all Arts Track participants take two (or three) classes each trimester. Ulpan (Hebrew studies) is mandatory during each trimester and Arts Track participants take 2 extra courses: Israeli Art History and Zionism in the Arts. There are also informal education opportunities for the Arts track participants via tours and weekly group meetings:
- Take a glass design class at the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts
- Meet artists and learn about their crafts: ceramics, print, photography and more
- Visit Israel’s leading galleries and museums to explore contemporary Israeli art
- Visit Hebrew University’s theater department and take part in a group workshop with first year Israeli students
- Attend rock concerts at clubs like the Yellow Submarine
Note: Itineraries and activities of Specialty Tracks are subject to change or cancellation in Young Judaea’s sole and absolute discretion.