Winter and Spring 2021 continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at ce@massart.edu or your instructor.

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This course teaches students how to communicate original ideas using the geometric principles of design, and helps them to master block pattern structure. Basic garment construction, fundamental draping, and development of couture are covered. These skills are used to translate creative designs into three-dimensional form in both fabric and non-textiles.

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/17

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students are introduced to visual principles, as the basis of graphic design communication, and elements and issues of visual language. The course covers the manipulation of graphic form to convey meaning, strategies for idea generation and development of unique concepts, and the designer’s role as visual storyteller. Prerequisites: drawing skills, … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/10

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Interactions are a core part of our everyday experiences. We interact with the world, each other, and with dynamic systems. This class explores the design process, prototyping, and evaluation of interactive experiences. Through project-based curriculum, students are exposed to various dimensions in design of interactive experiences, including user experience, information … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/10

Faculty

Alexandra Candelas

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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An introduction to the fundamental principles of expression through movement in time, sequential composition, editing, and integration of image sequences and sound. A series of short projects will apply basic animation principles. Presentations and projects involve simple phenomena of cycles, transformations, transitions, sequential structure and the expression of emotional and kinetic states. The use … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/10

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Through a series of collaborative and individual exercises, students explore the entire process of making a book, including inspiration for initial ideas, writing effective stories, character development, sequential flow, constructing the book, and researching potential markets. All course lectures and exercises apply to children’s books, graphic novels, animations and other … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/10

Faculty

Alex Gerasev

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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In this class, we will analyze selected contemporary artworks around the city of Boston by testing out the claims about those pieces found in recent art-historical writing. Throughout the semester, students determine where these essays are most and least useful for thinking about their firsthand experience of contemporary art. Close … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

End Date

05/10

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

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Students will learn basic principles of business and entrepreneurship and create a business plan for their own creative entrepreneurial ventures. Tools used for marketing, finance and strategic planning will be explored. Lectures will include case studies on the strategies being employed by both established players and newer startups. The class … Read more

Start Date

01/26

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/11

Faculty

Sara Hartmann

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students apply typographic principles to communication design projects of moderate complexity. They strengthen skills in building typographic relationships and detail, creating sophisticated typographic layouts, including dynamic use of the grid, and employing type use and choice for creating expressive, conceptually based, typographic design. Prerequisites: Foundations of Graphic Design, Typography, and … Read more

Start Date

01/26

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Sara Eisenman

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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An introduction to the planning, organizing, designing and building usable, accessible and beautiful web sites using industry-standard design methods and modern, semantic development techniques. Students are exposed to a user-centered design process that will aid them in balancing aesthetics with user experience. Participants learn to build their designs for the … Read more

Start Date

01/26

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Saul Baizman

Time

6pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

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Designed for beginners as well as more experienced students who desire a sophisticated understanding of the structure of the human figure. Through lectures and drawing from the nude, students analyze the skeleton and musculature, and the surface forms of the body become understandable. Also covered are proportion, modeling forms in … Read more

Start Date

01/26

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Good drawing skills and painting go hand-in-hand. This sequential course begins by covering basic drawing principles with an eye towards creating successful underdrawings and compositions. Using still life as subject matter, we will then explore aspects of the indirect painting method based on Flemish painting techniques. Discussions, examples, and demos … Read more

Start Date

01/26

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course builds upon students’ existing digital photography skills, with the goal of cultivating a personal vision and photographic style through increased technical competence. Topics covered include advanced-level DSLR operations (focus and metering modes, interval timed shooting, and tethering), honing of the digital image workflow, image sequencing, and the fine … Read more

Start Date

01/26

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Designed for students who have some painting experience and wish to develop their work. Participants consider content, composition/format, color, surface, materials, and craft while exploring aspects of painting that interest them the most (e.g., experimentation with materials, conceptual and technical approaches, observational work). Individual attention and group discussions of student … Read more

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/12

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course is an exploration of how typographic techniques and principles are used for effective visual communications through professional typesetting, typographic layout, and expressive use of type. Students build skills for creating cohesive typographic systems, information hierarchy, and typographic grids. Prerequisites: drawing skills; for Graphic Design Certificate Students, Foundations of … Read more

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course is a condensed and comprehensive introduction to the history of Western art from prehistorical times to the twenty-first century. The basic purpose of the course is three-fold: to examine a selection of the most significant monuments of creative endeavor which constitute the canon of Western art; to contextualize … Read more

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

David Nolta

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

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Discover the synergy between Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign with course work based on a real-life project. Each program is approached as a specialized tool: Illustrator for digital illustrations and web graphics; Photoshop for editing images and creating special effects for web, broadcast, or print design; InDesign as a desktop … Read more

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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By examining the varied traditions in portraiture, through the lens of time and culture, this course will investigate a rich diversity of expression, spanning the frescos of Rome, the psychology of Alice Neal, the beauty of Leonardo, the technique of Ingres and the vulnerability of Vincent Van Gogh. We will … Read more

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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In this course you will design in two-dimensions and three-dimensions, and learn how to transform flat paper into moving sculpture. Three different categories of pop-ups will be introduced: those that become dimensional while in motion, those that become dimensional when open fully, and constructions that combine multiple parts. These paper … Read more

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

02/17

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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This course takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is enough. We will investigate whether translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of color and value can create a truer likeness than a detailed description can. A  drawing method will be introduced to help … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/13

Faculty

Catherine Kehoe

Time

2pm–6pm

Credits

3

REMOTE SPRING 2021 This course will provide a solid foundation in the digital skills used in the fashion industry to create the “fashion plates” that introduce a line or collection. Through hands-on projects, students learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to design presentation boards and fashion collections in flats. … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students apply skills for concept development, visual design, and user-centered thinking to design projects of moderate complexity for both print and interactive media. Prerequisites: Graphic Design 1, Intermediate Typography; students should also have completed Interaction Design (or be taking it at the same time) or have some background in User … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Damon Jones

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students are encouraged to develop a unique personal voice while effectively solving the needs of client and audience. The emphasis is on critical thinking, concept development, and research and marketing methodologies. Prerequisite: Graphic Design I and II. (Graphic Design students: Intermediate Portfolio required.) Please bring your portfolio and resume to … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Robert Davison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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In this class students develop a portfolio suitable for children’s books. The class focuses on creating compelling characters, single and sequential images that resonate with younger audience. A variety of concepts are explored: character consistency, emotion, narrative, action, setting, etc. The students experiment with traditional and digital media to come … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Katia Wish

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students are introduced to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography while exploring photographic history and current practices. They learn how to use a digital camera and computer imaging software to create photographs through raw file formats. Topics covered include camera operations (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length) as … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Review the basics of drawing using the figure, portrait, and still life to organize their common elements into a cohesive whole. Emphasis is on sustained studies to develop personal direction. Pencil and charcoal are used. All levels welcome.

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Learn to research, develop, plan, and produce stories for documentary film. The genres of documentary filmmaking will be reviewed with an emphasis on character-driven, scene-based storytelling. Exercises, presentations, and reviews will be used to develop your identity as a storyteller, to learn the principles of good storytelling, and the processes … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

03/11

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

0

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What does it mean to be a practicing artist in today’s world? Explore classical and contemporary art movements, including western and eastern, and issues and ideas in art. Learn about living and historical artists in the international art world and develop skills in visual research using personal memoirs and/or sociocultural factors … Read more

Start Date

01/29

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

05/07

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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Capturing a powerful portrait goes well beyond the press of a button. In this class, we will explore all aspects of portraiture and delve in to the process of creating a long term project involving portraiture. Participants will learn attention to detail, postures and expressions, approaching potential subjects, establishing trust … Read more

Start Date

02/02

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

04/27

Faculty

Rania Matar

Time

5pm–7pm

Credits

1.5

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This critique group of advanced photographers offers peer group feedback on current work. Typically, participants are developing a portfolio, project, or exhibition. Meetings are scheduled once every two to three weeks. To be admitted into this class, students should submit five jpeg images and a one paragraph description of their … Read more

Start Date

02/03

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

04/28

Faculty

Stephen Tourlentes

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

1.5

register

Advance your sewing skills as you learn professional seam finishes, closures, collars, pockets, hems and more. Create a collection of fabric samples demonstrating each technique including, French and flat felled seams, bias edge finishings, button and zipper variations, invisible hems, and additional industry standard techniques. Use your new skills to … Read more

Start Date

02/04

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

03/25

Faculty

Nat LaChall

Time

6:30pm–9pm

Credits

0

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Through this workshop, students will learn various techniques for converting common household and art studio materials into elements useful for the creation of non-textile garments. We’ll have a brief overview of non-textile garment history and sessions dedicated to material development. Students will meet virtually with the instructor and in group … Read more

Start Date

02/09

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

03/30

Faculty

David J. Bermingham

Time

6:30pm–9pm

Credits

0

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With a focus on felting techniques, you will lean wet felting, needle felting, and a combination of both to make irresistibly soft sculptures. We will also explore felting around armatures, using molds, resists, and incorporating other materials. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, experimenting, and guided work time in which … Read more

Start Date

02/27

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

03/06

Faculty

Rachel Montroy

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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In this course you will learn variations on accordion fold books, and create sculpture that folds flat for storage. These  inventive structures will inspire you to tell your personal stories in a unique format. You will learn how to manipulate paper to form Origami books, Tunnel books, Flag books, and Carousel … Read more

Start Date

03/03

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

03/24

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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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

03/06

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/10

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–3pm

Credits

0

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This is a very fun, enriching, and smart way to invest in your future. This class is designed around YOUR needs and respect is given to your workflow. We take a thoughtful approach to solving problems, and learn how to build images in an intelligent way. Adobe Illustrator is the … Read more

Start Date

03/06

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

03/13

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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One of the most emotive forms of intaglio printmaking is drypoint etching, which allows for direct and uniquely personal markmaking. This home-based course is designed for those looking to explore this technique but don’t have access to a studio, press or expensive materials. We will focus on methods that can … Read more

Start Date

03/08

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

03/22

Faculty

Damon Campagna

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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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

03/13

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/13

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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This remote course looks at how to create and appreciate abstract works of art. We will consider various art-historical origins for abstraction such as DADA, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Conceptual Art as jumping off points for various studio projects. These projects offer ways of exploring geometry, gesture, expressivity, structure and process in non-objective … Read more

Start Date

03/15

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/10

Faculty

James Lambert

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

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Learn to shoot great moving imagery and record high-quality audio to create engaging stories. This course will cover the aesthetic and technical skills needed to construct scenes visually and aurally – whatever genre of filmmaking you are interested in. The language and techniques of camera and sound work will be … Read more

Start Date

03/15

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

04/08

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

0

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Discover the possibilities of working with dry and water-based materials. Dry media includes pencil, colored pencils, China marker. For wet media we use:  watercolor, gouache, acrylics, etc. as well as interesting mediums such as Pe masking fluid and gesso. Gain skills in a variety of techniques, then experiment with mixing mediums in non-traditional … Read more

Start Date

03/16

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

0

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How do you make art without depending on conventional machines and tools? In this workshop, we will discover how to create temporary and permanent sculptures with readily available materials and using our hands as tools. We will explore various methods including drawing, collaging, stacking, and weaving to build three-dimensional forms. Materials … Read more

Start Date

03/16

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

04/20

Faculty

Loretta Park

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

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In this workshop, students learn the basics of digital photography and explore effective techniques for making better photographs with their digital cameras. Knowing the basics of digital photography allows photographers to take better control of their photographs. This workshop is taught online and is divided into two classes with time … Read more

Start Date

03/20

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

03/21

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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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

03/23

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

04/27

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

0

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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

03/27

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/22

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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Create imaginative silhouettes and wearable soft sculpture for performance, photography and the Fashion runway. Receive a wearable art review as you discover the sculptural possibilities of paper and fabric. Weekly demonstrations will introduce you to professional costuming techniques, including building lightweight armeratures, creating volume with fabric and utilizing found objects. … Read more

Start Date

04/01

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Nat LaChall

Time

6:30pm–9pm

Credits

0

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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

04/03

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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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

04/10

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

04/10

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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Working from personally selected still life objects, students will learn techniques to capture the object’s form, value structure, and temperature shifts using built up layers of conte crayon. Students will complete two still lifes, the first using naturalistic colors. For the second still life students will choose to either exaggerate … Read more

Start Date

04/10

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/24

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–12pm

Credits

0

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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

04/24

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/01

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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Learn the principles and techniques of video-editing – the backbone of filmmaking. Whatever your interest or desired role in filmmaking, understanding editing is fundamental to your success. Through demonstrations and hands-on exercises, students learn the post-production process, storytelling, and editing techniques. Adobe Premiere will be used to learn techniques, including … Read more

Start Date

04/26

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

05/13

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

0

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There comes a time when many of us find ourselves reflecting on our personal and familial histories. Artists have long contemplated these ideas visually and have used various methods to create dynamic personal stories that reflect their experiences. In this workshop, we will explore the various methods photographers have used … Read more

Start Date

05/01

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

register