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In this course, students will make monotypes from textural items and individually cut stencils, and transform them into artist books. The prints can be assembled to form a moveable patchwork in a Flag book. The Pop-Up Accordion book can house a variety of collapsible paper forms; we will design and … Read more

Start Date

02/07

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

03/07

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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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: working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. For Graphic … Read more

Start Date

01/19

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

04/27

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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. This is the … Read more

Start Date

01/19

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

04/27

Faculty

Meg Young

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

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Robert Davison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Andy Chan

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: Pattern Drafting … Read more

Start Date

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

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

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

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

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Saul Baizman

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

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Design and fabricate individualized place settings, serving dishes, teapots, and vases. Employing hand-building, the potter’s wheel, plaster molds, and various kiln-firing techniques (stoneware, soda, low-fire) students are able to create pottery that is useful as well as personally expressive. Frequent demonstrations, lectures, and dialogue with the instructor enable beginners as … Read more

Start Date

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Ben Ryterband

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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An introduction to illustration with an emphasis on observational drawing skills and the process of creating an illustration from concept development to final image. Students will complete illustrations for a variety of markets. Aspects of the professional illustration business will be addressed.

Start Date

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

John Rego

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

01/20

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

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

01/24

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/09

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

01/24

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/09

Faculty

Alexandra Candelas

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

01/24

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/09

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Throughout the ages, wearing a hat has connections to modesty, marriage and status. According to Molly Yestadt; “A hat is an accessory that bridges fashion and art and traditions.” From Egyptian ritual crowns to Coco Chanel’s finely crafted hats of the 19020’s to modern day sculptural works of designer like … Read more

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/09

Faculty

John DiStefano

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

01/24

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/09

Faculty

Alan Jennings

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

01/25

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Alex Barbosa

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Comics explores 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, eight page minis and more. This course will provide students with the technical skills to produce and … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Alan Jennings

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 … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Individual attention in a supportive environment is the focus of this comprehensive figure drawing course designed for students of all levels. We will examine the works of historic and contemporary artists to understand the common principals of sound figure drawing. The foundations of gesture, proportions, and anatomical structures will be … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course is about visual story-telling, about the traditions and techniques available to artists who create narratives using visual imagery as their primary vehicle of communication. Our ongoing exploration of the fundamental narrative traditions in the history of Western art from painting and sculpture to photography and cinema — will … Read more

Start Date

01/25

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/03

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

01/25

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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In this workshop, you will learn various basketry construction techniques including coiling, twining, plaiting, netting, and interlacing. You’ll also learn how to create your own cordage from recycled materials. We’ll study historic basketry traditions, and also look at the way contemporary artists are using fiber construction techniques today. Using materials … Read more

Start Date

02/02

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

02/23

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

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Print is alive and well, and the graphic designer of today has never had it better. This workshop will open up the vast world of possibilities available in print today. New digital presses are allowing designers unprecedented control of the printed surface, including custom inks, varnishes, foils and other advanced … Read more

Start Date

02/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

02/16

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

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Ever wonder what more you can do with that camera phone in your pocket? Move away from Instagram filters and TikTok challenges and make yourself stand out more. Color-grade your photos in Lightroom or edit a short film with an original soundtrack in Premiere. All you need is a camera … Read more

Start Date

02/12

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

03/19

Faculty

Matt Kushan

Time

10am–12pm

Credits

0

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Photographer in a museum

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

03/01

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

04/19

Faculty

Rania Matar

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

1.5

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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

03/07

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

03/21

Faculty

Damon Campagna

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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The emphasis of this workshop will be on creating basket forms using the extremely versatile and popular basket weavers’ material of rattan reed. In this workshop, you will gain familiarity and confidence with the materials and techniques while learning how to make four different types of baskets. We’ll also look … Read more

Start Date

03/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

03/29

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

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In this class, you’ll be introduced to the basics of an industry-standard user experience (UI) design tool from the ground up. We’ll work on a web-site and/or Ap, from concept through wireframes, prototype and presentation. Learn how to work smart and be savvy. Our focus here will be on understanding … Read more

Start Date

03/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

03/23

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

6:30pm–8pm

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

03/12

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/12

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

03/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/09

Faculty

James Lambert

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

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Explore the art of personal expression through landscape photography. Tsar Fedorsky, a fine arts photographer whose own work draws on images found near home, will encourage students to discover their own visual voice by choosing to take landscape photographs close to home. Nature is all around us. You don’t need … Read more

Start Date

03/15

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Tsar Fedorsky

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

03/15

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

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

03/19

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/21

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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This workshop takes a deep dive into the artist’s working processes in the realm of sketchbooking. We’ll look at examples of contemporary artists’ sketchbooks as well as traditional books, and analyze styles and working methods. Each week a new topic will inform and inspire your sketchbook skills to help you … Read more

Start Date

03/19

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/23

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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This remote course looks at how to create and appreciate abstract works of art. While the course is a follow-up workshop to “Intro to Abstraction,” each project is a standalone experience, and does not require that you have previously taken the introductory course. Over the term, we will consider various art-historical origins … Read more

Start Date

03/24

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

04/28

Faculty

James Lambert

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

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In this class students will work from found images and/or drawings of their own to explore mark making with the needle. Through embroidery stitches from basic to advanced, we will learn, experiment and push the types of mark we can create with the simple tool of needle and thread. During class, basic … Read more

Start Date

03/26

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/02

Faculty

Joetta Maue

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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In this course, we will make relief prints by carving, inking, and printing from linoleum blocks and use them in making artist books. We can create patterns, series, and a metamorphosis. The students can explore color relationships or play with opacity and transparency. They can cut, collage, and build moveable … Read more

Start Date

04/04

Meeting Day

Mondays & Saturday

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

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

04/09

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

04/09

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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Typography Course