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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

01/18

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course will cover materials, elements and techniques used in the fashion and design industry. Students will study the science of textiles from fibers, yarns and surface treatments along with design options in textile structures with knitted and woven fabrics and surface design applications with printing, dyeing and embellishments. This … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Liam O’Meara

Time

Credits

3

Apply hand and machine woodworking skills through the construction of a small case on stand. By exploring different types of table and cabinet joinery, learn how to create furniture pieces that are both stable and expressive. Expand upon your understanding of wood movement and construction by combining techniques to build and design … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Ellen Kaspern

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Screen printing is an old and versatile process with many modern uses. We present a variety of techniques and contemporary fine art applications of silkscreen printing. Students are guided through the transformation of an idea to printed image and encouraged to take a creative approach. The emphasis is on experimentation, … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Carlos Alvarez

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This class will be part visual journalism, part still-life illustration, part sequential art and part creative writing class. Students will be given prompts throughout the semester to explore and express a variety of socio-cultural and personal issues through the lens of food stories. This course will explore the different communities … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Sanika Phawde

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Robert Davison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Andy Chan

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Ben Ryterband

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Metalshop 1 is a comprehensive introduction to steel fabrication techniques and processes. It includes various welding processes, such as the venerable oxy-fuel process, the lost art of “stick” welding, and an emphasis on MIG welding, better known as the “hot glue gun for steel” (just point and shoot!). The more precision oriented TIG welding process is … Read more

Start Date

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Reid Drum

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Alexandra Candelas

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

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

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

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

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

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

John DiStefano

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

Shannon Lee

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

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

Harlan Crichton

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

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Alex Barbosa

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Demonstrations and studio activities include hand building, mold making and wheel working. Each student researches and designs a series of pieces which reflect their personal interests. Projects may include work in tableware, sculpture, or designed objects. … Read more

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Janna Longacre

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Garment Construction is an introduction course focusing on fundamental sewing techniques. Students will produce 2-3 basic garments, and assemble a sample book of standard dressmaking techniques. Students will learn hand sewing skills, the use of the industrial sewing machine, methods for taking measurements, and how to select and layout fabric. … Read more

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Stacy Scibelli

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

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Digital Tools for Fashion Design

Fusing design activities and methodologies, including aesthetic sourcing (visual, literary, emotional, and structural) and drawing and modeling, participants engage in design as a problem-solving process. Projects emphasize the development of conceptual visualization through the exploration of two- and three-dimensional sketch techniques.

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Annie Meyer

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

John Rego

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

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Appliqué, a process of cutting, layering and sewing cloth to create pictures, can serve as an illustrative device, a form of collage or even a pathway to three dimensions. Learn basic embroidery stitches and appliqué techniques to create appliquéd images and forms, then begin to explore how to go further, … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/28

Faculty

Joetta Maue

Time

10am–4pm

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

02/01

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

02/15

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

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

02/04

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

03/11

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–12 noon

Credits

0

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We will explore the interweaving of stop-motion and digital animation, live-action video, theatrical dramaturgy and experimental storytelling. Sampling from the palette of animation tools available to us across the Adobe suite, as well as video, A.I. generation/ extrapolation tools, and the tricks and illusions that came before animation was committed … Read more

Start Date

02/23

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

04/13

Faculty

John Quirk

Time

6:30pm–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

03/11

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/11

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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The class will paint from life (still lifes) for the 6 week period. It will be a space to paint together and exchange ideas on painting through the guidance of Jennifer Pochinski. She will present prompts for exercises to both challenge and encourage a deeper experience in painting. The paint exercises will encourage … Read more

Start Date

03/11

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/15

Faculty

Jennifer Pochinski

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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 In this introduction to lapidary course participants will learn how to transform rough stone into jewelry-ready cabochons. Learn the basics of identifying rocks and develop an understanding of how the mohs hardness scale affects cutting/cabbing an stone work. Students will be carefully shown how to safely operate trim saws, a diamond … Read more

Start Date

03/11

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/11

Faculty

Allison Keast

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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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

03/14

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Tsar Fedorsky

Time

6pm–9pm

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

03/14

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

0

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In this workshop students learn to build handmade books from pages to cover, experimenting with a variety of book structures. No experience is required; we will start off with simpler structures and work up to ones that are more complex. Students will learn about books based on the fold, starting … Read more

Start Date

03/18

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

03/19

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–5pm

Credits

0

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In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to use a a variety of tools to burn nuanced and expressive drawings into wood.  Whether used to decorate furniture with designs, to create architectural installations or to complete large scale drawings, pyrography has been a method of drawing for eons. The … Read more

Start Date

03/19

Meeting Day

Sundays

End Date

04/02

Faculty

Brett S. Poza

Time

10am–1pm

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

03/25

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/01

Faculty

Joetta Maue

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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Traditionally, street photography is an established method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Eugene Atget and Walker Evans.  Following the Second World War, photographers like Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus began to look at photography and the street in very different … Read more

Start Date

03/25

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/20

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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Do you have a graphic design project—personal, work-related, or other—that you’d like input on from a professional graphic designer/design teacher? Looking for tips on how to make the type, layout, colors, and/or imagery in your design more polished and impactful? The design doctor is “in” to look at your design … Read more

Start Date

04/08

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

04/08

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

10am–3pm

Credits

0

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This workshop takes a close look at artists’ working processes in the realm of sketch booking. We’ll look at examples of contemporary artists’ sketchbooks and traditional books, and analyze styles and working methods. Each week, we’ll have a new topic that will inform and inspire your sketchbook skills, with a focus on mixed-media. … Read more

Start Date

04/08

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/13

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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In this two session workshop students will work from the figure in motion (via screen-shared videos), learning key gesture drawing skills like blocking, finding the center of gravity line, accurate proportions, mark-making rhythm and value through timed drawing exercises. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome to join the class as … Read more

Start Date

04/22

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/29

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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In this introductory, course participants will learn how to design and carve wooden utensils. Students will be shown how to safely and efficiently use the bandsaw as well as hand tools such as gouges, rasps, files, scrapers, and a variety of handsaws. Whether it’s spoons, spatulas, forks, knives, or something … Read more

Start Date

04/23

Meeting Day

Sundays

End Date

04/30

Faculty

Ellen Adams

Time

1pm–5pm

Credits

0

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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

04/26

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/17

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

3

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