Pre-College Studio Intensive, Drawing and Painting, New Classes, School Year Classes, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

Teens in this two-day intensive class will work from observation, photographs, and their imaginations to create exciting watercolor paintings. Students will learn traditional and non-traditional approaches to watercolor painting, including how to transfer an existing drawing into the base for a painting, and how to execute washes and blends. Traditional techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry brush will be demonstrated, as well as experimental techniques such as mono print transfer, stamping, salting, splattering, and stenciling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 12October 13Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Pre-College Studio Intensive, School Year Classes, Animation, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Hallie Bahn
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive, focusing on an introduction to hand-drawn animation, covering basic techniques and concepts. Students will start with traditional pencil and paper techniques, and then will use aspects of Adobe Photoshop and AfterEffects to bring their animations to life. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 12October 13Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Drawing and Painting, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $164.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 26November 16Saturday10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $60.00
Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model. While an MCAD staff member is present to facilitate, there is no instruction provided. / No discounts or coupon codes may be applied to the purchase of a Co-op pass. / View complete policies.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8December 8Monday, Sundayvaried

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $35.00

How does a traditional design studio use Silicon Valley ideas like growth hacking and lean development to make posters for art exhibitions? What is Product/Market Fit and how does an art school teacher use it to plan assignments?

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 12November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Avigail Manneberg
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $219.00

The celebrated dioramas, skeletons, and other distinctive features of the natural history exhibits at the Bell-Museum serve as the setting for an intensive drawing course. Students will learn about the gifted artists who created the world-class dioramas as they sketch subjects in their “natural” environments. Students will have the opportunity to develop a deep connection to their chosen subject matter.

This drawing experience, of drawing animals, is very different emotionally from working with traditional still-life in the studio!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 7September 28Saturday10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Students will use oil paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium. The fundamental elements of color, color theory, design, form, and content will be explored through studio work, demonstrations, and slide lectures. This is a welcoming and engaging studio-based class; come ready to paint on the first night! / No class October 19. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 7November 16Saturday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

The Abstract Expressionist movement must have been an exhilarating time to be a painter in the United States. For the first time artists consciously set out to create art that was distinctly American in form and content. They gathered in studios and bars in a heady atmosphere of competition and camaraderie to argue over the new methods and tenets of great painting, vying for just the opportunity to show their work on one end of the spectrum, to a place in art history on the other.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9November 11Monday6:30–9:30 p.m

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Have you always wanted to learn about printmaking, but never knew where to begin? Printmaking Foundations is the perfect course for you! It is an introductory course that will cover the basics of three of the most popular and exciting forms of printmaking: monoprinting, relief printing, and intaglio. Students who complete this course will have the tools they need to work safely and successfully in MCAD’s printshop and be qualified to take Open Edition as well as other advanced printmaking courses MCAD offers. Please note: screenprinting will not be covered in this course.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9November 11Monday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $246.00

Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design will focus on the process of creating designs that take into consideration the user’s needs along with content and a client’s wants in order to create a product that is successful. This instructor will lead discussions on the importance of preliminary research, testing during the process of developing a design, and how to test and analyze existing designs. Students will conduct testing sessions to help grasp the idea and simplicity of thinking about the end user first.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9October 14Monday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Trevor Carr, Instructor: Jen Evans
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Follow a project brief through the process of research, design, and prototyping. Along the way, participate in a decision making and refinement process by considering how people use and respond to the design. Learn how to ensure that accessibility and equity are integrated into the design process from the beginning. Explore how design systems and reusable components lead to thoughtful digital experiences, and how responsiveness, flexibility, and sustainability are fundamental to designing for screens and across platforms.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9November 11Monday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

People are drawn to watercolors due to their vibrant, delicate, and luminous qualities. Students in this class will work from observation, photographs, and their imaginations to create translucent works using this versatile medium. Students will learn traditional and non-traditional approaches to watercolor painting, including how to transfer an existing drawing into the base for a painting, and how to execute washes and blends.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

This class is designed to be an opportunity for students to explore their own individual creative goals with the support of an experienced instructor while working in MCAD’s expansive light-filled painting studio. Receive feedback on skills, techniques and concept development as you develop a body of work such as abstract, landscape, still-life, or figure painting, and/or resolve unfinished work. Your colleagues will be working on their own projects but will touch base regularly for peer critiques to gain helpful feedback.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. In this ten-week course, students will observe and discuss ways in which creators establish characters in visual media, including film, animation, comics, and games. The course will feature some lecture, discussion of character development examples, writing, reference and drawing exercises, and sharing student work. Production of a final character portfolio will include a brief written narrative and illustrations./ Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $328.00

Learn how to capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, students will explore the wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary. Students will learn what makes a children's book unique; how to communicate through illustration; and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. The instructor will also demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10October 29Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Anna Eveslage
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Used by contemporary artists as a means to explore identity, the photographic portrait has moved away from its commercial roots. People make portraits of their friends and family members not just as a historical record of the individual, but also to push the boundaries of what a photograph can say about its subject. During this class, students will explore the world of contemporary portrait photography. They will be encouraged to practice formulating ideas prior to photographing, while also learning how to constructively critique one another's work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape. Study perspective and build skills for the successful transference of three-dimensional observation to a two-dimensional picture plane. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of large still lifes, live models, and small organic specimens and objects. Engage in multiple experimental drawing techniques using a variety of drawing media. / Materials fee of $11 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Motion in illustration has never been more pervasive. Film, graphic design, and illustration all rely on animation. From animating a compelling icon, showing character and verve in Google doodles, or telling an intricate narrative, artists use time, scenes, and sound to make magical visual art for screen. Learn how to plan out an image using the principles of animation to bring it to life with traditional methods, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

If you love printmaking you’ll love this class. Open Edition offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker -- using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Selected demos are offered, along with individual tutorials as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques and studio time. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

This class is designed to function as a continuation of an entry level watercolor class such as Introduction to Watercolor. Advanced Watercolor: Mastering the Medium will expand students' beginner level watercolor skills through a rigorous curriculum and one-on-one guidance. Each weekly meeting will include both technical demonstrations of a variety of watercolor techniques, as well as individual critique and instruction.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

The act of drawing from the live human form can feel intimidating. The key to success lies in a sound understanding of the creative problem solving process, in combination with an acknowledgment and recognition of one's own "creative DNA." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 12November 14Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Aaron DeYoe
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Do you feel lacking in your knowledge of basic print production? Do you want to learn what the heck a Pantone color is? Print Foundation focuses on helping you form a basic understanding of what it takes to design for print. Using the Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), you will learn the various aspects of prepress and print production such as color management, bleeds, image resolution, preflighting, proofing methods, and RGB vs. CMYK vs. Pantone usage. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 12November 14Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m

Sculpture and Furniture

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Jerod Jenkins
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Students in this self-driven class will explore the basics of contemporary furniture design and fabrication. Each student will be able to design and construct a piece of furniture using MCAD’s wood shop. Class discussions will focus on materials, tools, design, and techniques that will aid in the conceptualization and completion of a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 14November 23Saturday9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Kelsey King
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

In this course students will explore digital painting techniques inspired by traditional painting approaches and processes. Projects and assignments will be focused on painting from observation, working from life, and from photographic reference material. Subject matter will range from still life and landscape to the human figure. This course will focus on painting skills and how they can be used digitally. A brief introduction to Photoshop and basic tools will be covered for those not familiar with the program.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 14October 12Saturday10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $35.00

Starting a new creative project is scary. There is no shortage of excuses (many quite reasonable) as to why you shouldn’t start something today—not enough free time; you haven’t researched it thoroughly, you don’t have time, the new season of Game of Thrones finally came in; you don’t have the right tools, or you can’t afford the right tools. Or, maybe, you don’t have a good enough idea yet. For those brave enough to start there’s another problem: you’re terrible. You might be having fun but you’re frustrated by the fact that you’re not as good as you’d like to be.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 17September 17Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Jonathan Aller
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $328.00

Portraits are one of the most difficult things to paint. Creating a simplified process for portraiture painting allows students to begin a painting with confidence and gives them the freedom to take portraiture into a contemporary format and make it their own. This class will examine portrait painters from different genres and see the evolution of this genre over time. By investigating an assortment of styles that are prevalent in portraiture such as impressionistic, naturalistic, and realism, the class will unpack what makes a successful portrait.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 25November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $328.00

Every designer hits a point where they need to do something to shake up their practice a bit, whether its as simple as making a new project outside of their day job or as grand as examining and reworking their creative process. But it can be hard to figure out what to do next especially without external feedback and milestones.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 26November 14Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Preston Drum, Instructor: Forrest Wozniak
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $328.00

This class will delve into the history of sign painting for inspiration as well as examining examples from the contemporary resurgence of the art form. Balancing practical applications with fine art approaches, students will investigate the basic tools and techniques of sign painting to create pieces suitable for hanging in the home, business, or gallery. / Materials fee of $30 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28November 16Saturday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $240.00

Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work area: the tools, menu commands, and palettes before learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28September 29Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $246.00

This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art maker who wants to expand their thinking of drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 8November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $240.00

Adobe Lightroom provides both professional and advanced amateur digital photographers with one of the best tools available to manage, adjust, present, and print large volumes of digital photographs. Through the use of demonstrations and hands-on tutorials, students will learn the seven modules that make up the program to become proficient using Lightroom software. By the end of class, they will understand the tools and strategies for creating a digital workflow to manipulate and manage their images.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 12October 13Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Keith Taylor
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $164.00

This short course will teach students how to build a clamshell portfolio box, suitable for the presentation and storage of photographs, prints, books or drawings.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 12October 19Saturday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $35.00

Creative block, self-doubt, and procrastination are often seen as temporary obstacles, but what if they’re actually symptoms of a larger problem? This class begins with the idea that when an artist’s working methods are out of sync with their beliefs, the above problems are not only a symptom, they are an expected outcome. In this one-night workshop, students will examine the stumbling blocks in their creative process, identify when and how they work best (and produce their best work), and see how to get their creative methods and beliefs about creativity in alignment with each other.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 15October 15Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $164.00

In this fun, hands-on class, students will utilize several different techniques to make large sheets of handmade paper: pouring, dipping and building-up to big. Students will explore all of these options, as well as several pressing and drying methods, adding inclusions into the sheets, playing with color and adding simple watermark imagery to the sheets. Finished sheets of paper can be used for window coverings, large artworks, books and more. / Materials fee of $25 and facilities fee of $36 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 26November 16Saturday10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $240.00

Through the hands-on use of Photoshop, students will learn the basics of the application: using the tool palette and menus, exploring floating panels and their options in relationship to each tool. Students will be introduced to the Paths, Channels, and Layers floating panels. Much of the work done in Photoshop will revolve around these features, and a fundamental understanding of these concepts are necessary for any user.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 26October 27Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Learn the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics in this intensive course. Gain a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, learn how to develop your own creative voice. Weekly readings, technical demonstrations, and critiques of smaller assignments will supplement the completion of a short form comic over the five weeks. Topics covered will include craft and production, drawing, 2D art principles, narrative structure and concepts, critical thinking, and industry and publishing. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

This is the third course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, expand on your understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Build towards professional-grade front-end web development through topics such as: advanced layout and positioning, source control using Git and Github, modular CSS, and basic interactivity with JavaScript. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $82.00

This introductory course will teach students how to turn their handwriting and basic letterforms into beautiful lettering with a few simple techniques. Students will use materials such as pencil, ink, nibs, watercolor, and more to experiment with shape, color, and composition to start thinking of letters as illustrative shapes.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 7November 14Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Graphic design is a marriage of formal aesthetics and communication. This class focuses on design principles, clear expression of intent, and methodology, allowing students to see projects through from conception to fruition. Putting into practice the concepts and principles of design, students will ideate, research, sketch, develop, and create. Projects, exercises, discussions, lectures, and critique will be used to develop students' visual literacy and professional knowledge. Basic rules of typography, composition, and branding will be explored.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9November 11Monday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Utilize User Experience (UX) Design practices to conceptualize a mobile app. Explore a variety of techniques and methodology including, but not limited to, wireframing, prototyping, card sorting, and a variety of testing methods. A deeper examination of prototyping tools and testing methods will lead to a stronger understanding of how UX is used in product development and utilized in a variety of settings, such as mobile apps or UI design. Work through testing, designing an app via wireframes, and both paper and clickable prototyping.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10November 19Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $164.00

Maps are more than just tools to get from point A to B, they can also be amazing works of art. Students in this class will explore how artists and designers are using unique media that challenges the traditional idea of cartography. In this class, students will explore and discuss new methods of map-making including photo collage, art installation, video projection, psychogeography, infographics, sound art, and geo-tagging. Upon choosing a topic, each student will create their own map using the medium of their choice or develop a plan for an extensive longer term project.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11October 2Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Kevin Bongers
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $246.00

Explore the role prototyping plays in influencing the user experience. Learn about different ways to prototype, from basic paper models through light digital solutions. Learn how to take the prototype code already generated in previous courses and start "light coding" to enhance the motion, bringing it beyond the "out of the box" viewpoint. In addition to creating prototypes, learn how to manage the user testing of prototypes and how to capture and interpret user feedback.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11October 23Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Jacob Yeates
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Learn about illustration materials and techniques, and strengthen conceptual approaches to image making. The creative process will be discussed, from creating initial sketches to final illustration critiques. Lectures on contemporary illustrators and trends will help broaden your understanding of the field and its role in editorial, advertising, publishing, and packaging industries. Complete assignments designed to foster an understanding of where, when, and how illustration is used, and develop the skills needed to create successful illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $82.00

Making monotypes is work that's so engaging it feels like play! In this short class, students will create images on plexiglass using ink, stencils, found objects, and whatever comes to hand and mind. With the magic of presses and serendipity, students will create at least two unique images. This class is perfect for beginners or for artists experienced in any medium who need play time to refresh their vision and generate new ideas. Nontoxic, water-based inks will be used. / Materials fee of $25 and facilities fee of $21 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 21September 28Saturday10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Katya Oicherman
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

Surface and pattern are important elements of design and art. The ability to design beautiful and balanced patterns is a valuable addition to the skillset of any art and design practitioner on every level of professional involvement. This studio class offers an opportunity to learn improvisational manual pattern design techniques, develop personal visual language and get to know how patterns are designed for different uses.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 26October 24Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: William G. Franklin
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $164.00

Art evokes emotions. This course builds from the gut reaction derived from an encounter with a work of art to elaborate on a more pure and direct appreciation of it. Aesthetic qualities and non-artistic connections about a work of art are gathered by the students during a museum visit the first day of class. Over the next sessions, students will discuss, challenge, and refine their response concerning direct pleasure [aesthetic and non-artistic], intellectual challenge, and imaginative experiences evoked by the works.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 3October 24Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

Some people are inspired by the malleability of charcoal on smooth paper, while others may gravitate towards the bold use of the color red. One artist may be intrigued by the motion of a bird in flight, while another marvels at the way light shifts and changes character throughout the day. When the work of a truly remarkable artist is recognized, their signature becomes visible, even when not literally present. What is recognized in such instances is the artist’s “Creative DNA”- a term coined by American dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp, in her book The Creative Habit.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 15November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Craig Farmer
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $15.00

Enjoy an evening watching clips of films that include art historical references; such as a Rembrandt self-portrait in the latest Mary Poppins film or the Michelangelo painting in Blade Runner 2049.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 18October 18Friday7:00–8:30 p.m.