All Campus-Based Adult Art and Design Classes

Browse all campus-based classes for students ages 18 and above. Select classes also open to students ages 16 and above.

Do you have a design project that you want to start, but don't know where to begin? Has your day job taken some of the passion out of your portfolio? Have you started a personal project but are having a hard time completing it without the benefit of regular feedback? Perhaps you just miss showing new work to a group of trusted fellow designers or colleagues? Created specifically for graphic designers looking to refresh their portfolios, this class is based on an MFA mentorship model.

Thursday
Jul 9 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, vocabulary, and the creative possibilities of drawing. Students in this class will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape to capture and record the multi-dimensional world and create visually stimulating compositions.

Wednesday
Jul 8 - Aug 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Photos and videos taken by camera traps not only allow scientists to study rarely seen species, but they can also provide wildlife photographers and videographers with the means to create mesmerizing images of animals.

This class will explore the history of camera trapping, from the early 1900's to present. Lectures will feature still images from the earliest camera trap experiments, as well as photos and videos from more sophisticated camera trap setups that are being used today.

Saturday
Jul 11 - Aug 8
9:30am-12:30pm
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Students in this class will learn various approaches and strategies of comic book writing.

The script is the bridge between writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Students will learn to script for both themselves, and for editors, in a variety of formats and house styles. Creation of scripts for different companies and for online publication will be discussed.

Thursday
Jul 9 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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The cyanotype, one of the earliest developed photographic processes, is an accessible option for students interested in exploring alternative photography. In this workshop, students will learn basic cyanotype techniques and create their own with just sunlight and water, while learning a brief history of alternative photographic processes. During the first class session, students will apply sensitizer to paper to make solargrams and prints from desktop negatives and the images they bring along.

Saturday
Aug 1 - Aug 8
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
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Fashion Illustration differs from fashion design in that it is more about conveying a mood or expression of a garment rather than about the actual creation and structure of the piece. In this class, students will begin to learn and understand ways of rendering fashion through the study of various methods of drawing and painting, including drawing from the live model. Students will examine and develop the ability to render the fashion figure as well as the fabrics that adorn.

Monday
Jul 6 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Looking to practice your figure drawing skills, but in need of a live model? Drop into the Co-op whenever your schedule allows. Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, an open session 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.

Monday, Sunday
Jun 1 - Aug 10
1:00-5:00 p.m. Sundays / 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays
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Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, an open session for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model.

Monday, Sunday
Jun 1 - Aug 10
1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday / 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday
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This class will build upon the foundation established in How to Talk About Art, or previous art or art history courses, and develop it further. During this engaging and entertaining evening students will discuss, critique, debate, and engage with other critically-thinking art lovers. The instructor will guide students in establishing their own scaffolding for developing and articulating individual and personal reactions to artworks.

Thursday
Jul 9 - Jul 9
6:00-9:00 p.m.
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This class, ideal for those who work in both print and on the web, will cover concise, straightforward instruction on how to get started with Adobe Illustrator and how to work toward the creation of images and text with more sophisticated tools and techniques. Students will learn to use the pen tools, brushes, and apply effects, in addition to how to work with and edit color.

Wednesday
Jul 8 - Aug 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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