Get a taste of the topics you have been curious about with workshops in design, business, photography, wood, metals, printmaking, drawing, painting and more.

Invest in your personal or professional growth. Both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are fantastically powerful programs — but radically different. Join us for two consecutive Saturdays to learn best practices for each program, and then see how they can work together in harmony. You’ll learn how to properly use … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

02/01

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

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Anyone who yearns to bring a little texture back into their lives with ink, paper, and type will enjoy this one-day letterpress workshop. This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual typesetting for the complete beginner to the moderately-experienced letterpress devotee. You’ll learn to use a job stick, … Read more

Start Date

02/08

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

02/08

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

9am–6pm

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Transform gravel into bling. Learn to cut, shape, carve and polish ordinary rocks into custom forms that can be set in jewelry.

Start Date

02/08

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

02/08

Faculty

Peter Evonuk

Time

9:30am–5:30pm

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Learn to use lighting to improve your images. Students are introduced to artificial light in this intensive workshop. Topics include use of strobes, hot lights, and on-camera flash. We will also touch on the use of reflectors and other ways to modify light. Students should bring a digital camera to … Read more

Start Date

02/08

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

02/08

Faculty

Tony Rinaldo

Time

10am–4pm

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Learn to size, fabricate, and finish a classic silver ring band; then saw, file, solder, polish, and bezel-set a gemstone to cap it off.

Start Date

02/09

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

02/09

Faculty

Peter Evonuk

Time

9:30am–5:30pm

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This course focuses on fundamentals of portrait drawing. The goal is to develop accurate likenesses of our subjects through the study of facial anatomy, proportion, light and shading, and the application of different drawing mediums. For beginning and intermediate artists.

Start Date

02/24

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

05/11

Faculty

Andree Leduc

Time

6:30pm–10pm

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Explore the ancient art of Coppersmithing. Students will use a variety of specialized hammers and tools to form simple, elegant copper bowls. The class will cover sinking, raising, and planishing techniques that have been in use for thousands of years. Warning: Side effects may include heady feelings of DIY induced … Read more

Start Date

02/29

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

02/29

Faculty

Peter Evonuk

Time

10am–4pm

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White Line woodcut is a technique developed by Blanche Lazell in the 1920’s. Inspired by European modernism and American crafts techniques, Lazell developed this simple woodblock method to simplify some of the techniques used in Japanese woodblock printing. In this class, you will start with carving linear drawings in a … Read more

Start Date

02/29

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

03/01

Faculty

Lisa Houck

Time

10am–4pm

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Thinking about a career in graphic design? Do you currently “dabble” in graphic design for personal projects? Have you found yourself designing flyers, webpages, brochures or other graphic design work professionally without any design training? This one-day workshop is specifically targeted for those with no graphic design background, to understand what makes a design “work” visually … Read more

Start Date

03/07

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/07

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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In this workshop, students learn how to use their digital cameras as well as the basics of digital photography. Students explore effective techniques for making better photographs with the most automated of digital cameras to the latest digital SLRs. Knowing the basics of the digital camera as well as the … Read more

Start Date

03/14

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/14

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–4pm

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Discover the possibilities of working with water-based materials: watercolor, gouache, acrylics, etc. as well as interesting mediums such as masking fluid and gesso. Gain skills in a variety of techniques, then experiment with mixing mediums in non-traditional ways, to achieve unique visual results. Watercolor techniques (wet on wet, glazing, drybrush) … Read more

Start Date

03/17

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6:30pm–10pm

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Anyone who yearns to bring a little texture back into their lives with ink, paper, and type will enjoy this one-day letterpress workshop. This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual typesetting for the complete beginner to the moderately-experienced letterpress devotee. You’ll learn to use a job stick, … Read more

Start Date

03/21

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/21

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

9am–6pm

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Invest in your personal or professional growth. Both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are fantastically powerful programs—but radically different. Join us for 2 consecutive Saturdays to learn best practices for each program, and then see how they can work together in harmony. You’ll learn how to properly use the pen … Read more

Start Date

03/21

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/28

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

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Photographer Michael Hintlian will host a 9-week hands-on workshop focusing on shooting on the street, a traditional method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus as well as the modern masters working today. The theater of the street … Read more

Start Date

03/21

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/09

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

3

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Mini comics are open to wide ranging subject matter and experimentation. Dive into this accessible medium by exploring different models of content, including: autobiography, adaptation, pantomime and more. Learn how to make comics from a single image to four panels, accordion fold and eight page minis. This course will provide … Read more

Start Date

03/25

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

04/29

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6:30pm–10pm

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Using plant life as the basis for experimentation and documentation, this class gives students an opportunity to explore various drawing techniques and media based on the natural world. We will draw, paint, use mixed-media and printmaking to create informed mark-making, solidify sketching and journaling skills, and give form to your observations. Subject … Read more

Start Date

03/28

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

05/09

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–3pm

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Burning designs into wood has been used to decorate furniture and draw images on paper and leather for hundreds of years. This one day workshop introduces the use of various techniques that employ heat to create images using traditional pyrographic tools, small torches and safe, non-toxic chemical burns using a … Read more

Start Date

03/28

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/28

Faculty

Brett S. Poza

Time

10am–3pm

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This workshop is an introduction to animation and compositing techniques for setting still images in motion and combining them with video into one cohesive project. Students learn animation techniques,working with masks, traveling mattes and creating motion paths to set still images in motion and to create depth. The primary software … Read more

Start Date

03/31

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

7pm–10pm

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Passion is contagious. Learn how to harness your own or others’ creative vision into a compelling oral presentation. Develop strategies to gain poise and confidence and deepen your ability to connect empathically with your audience. Using a set of core public speaking techniques, physical exercises, and theater games, learn to … Read more

Start Date

03/31

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

04/21

Faculty

Stacey Gallaway

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

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It can take many years to master the craft of professional typesetting and layout using digital fonts, but in this one-day course, you can learn enough to improve your skills for designing with type substantially and gain insight that will allow you to see type from an expert’s point of view. This workshop will … Read more

Start Date

04/04

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

04/04

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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An in-depth experience with mosaic design, fabrication, and mounting practices. Each participant will create a mosaic with traditional Mexican glass smalti. Students will design, fabricate and grout a 8″ x 8″ mosaic. They will gain experience with the unique design potential of this medium and learn more about its rich … Read more

Start Date

04/04

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

04/05

Faculty

Lisa Houck

Time

10am–4pm

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Adobe Illustrator is the reigning champ for making vector-based images. From designing logos to creating full-page images and web graphics, this program is a powerhouse. You will learn how to use the basic and most complex tools (from circle to pen tool) in a comfortable setting with a very seasoned … Read more

Start Date

04/25

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

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In the Letterpress/Book Arts 2-day workshop, you’ll learn how to create hand-made books incorporating your own letterpress-printed text and imagery. On the first day, you’ll learn how to set metal and wood type and print on a Vandercook flatbed cylinder press. You’ll learn how to plan a layout and compose … Read more

Start Date

04/25

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

04/26

Faculty

Alice Stanne, Keith Cross

Time

9am–5pm

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