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.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom provides both professional and advanced amateur digital photographers with one of the best tools available to manage, adjust, present, and print large volumes of digital photographs. Through the use of demonstrations and hands-on tutorials, students will learn the seven modules that make up the program to become proficient using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software. By the end of class, they will understand the tools and strategies for creating a digital workflow to manipulate and manage their images.

Saturday, Sunday
Mar 12 - Mar 13
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)
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This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to research and strategic planning techniques for artists. This instructor will address questions such as: What makes a compelling artist statement? How do you write a residency proposal? Through lecture, discussion, collaboration, and sharing, students will explore creative ways to advance and promote their art practice from residency opportunities to using social media for promotional purposes.

Saturday
Apr 2 - Apr 9
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Bring your imagination to life in Animation for Art Educators! This course is designed to get art teachers back into the studio and provide some ideas for new lessons to take back into the classroom. Multiple forms of animation will be explored, including no-tech, low-tech, and high-technology options. Students will create their own finished animations that include flip books, zoetropes, stop motion animation, and even some computer generated animation.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 13 - Jun 17
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a 30-minute lunch)
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This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand their thinking of drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 13 - Jun 17
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a 30-minute lunch)
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Produce your own prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio and spend a week of your own studio time on technical investigation and personal exploration. This week-long workshop for art educators will include demonstrations of intaglio, embossing, collagraph, and monotype printmaking techniques.

Learn intaglio processes on copper plates, including drypoint and etching; experiment with embossing, chine colle, and collagraph printing; and discover the monotype process, including how to print by hand and with a press.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 20 - Jun 24
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with an unsupervised 30-minute lunch)
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Stories shape our culture and define who we are and motion pictures (film and video) are more prevalent today than ever before. Digital video can be an effective medium for collecting, delivering, and sharing stories. This class will provide a hands-on experience with digital storytelling and video production that will include pre-production, interviewing techniques, voice-over narration, lighting, sound, and editing resulting in a personal short video story. No prior experience with video production is required but it is helpful to be familiar with Mac OS X.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 20 - Jun 24
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with an unsupervised 30-minute lunch)
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Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn! Developing the ability to draw from observation trains the eye and hand and opens a world of creative possibilities. This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the techniques, tools, and vocabulary associated with drawing as a medium. Students will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape, while also being conscious of the overall composition of the piece. Perspective and a multitude of visual measuring techniques will be explored as strategies for seeing and drawing.

Monday
Feb 8 - Apr 11
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Students will use oil paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium. The fundamental elements of color, color theory, design, form, and content will be explored through studio work and slide lectures. This is a welcoming and engaging studio-based class; come ready to paint on the first night! / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Monday
Feb 8 - Apr 11
6:30–9:30 p.m.
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Have you always wanted to learn to screenprint? Would you love to make apparel with your unique designs? Print your own shirts? You can! Learn the basics of screenprinting in this 3-hour workshop. You'll leave with a basic understanding of screenprinting and a unique print or two of your own. / Materials fee of $6 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students 11-14 years old.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. Ideas for both a simple stencil design and a simple design that you can draw by hand.

Sunday
Mar 13 - Mar 13
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
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Photographs 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 the present. Lectures will feature still images from the earliest camera trap experiments, as well as photographs and videos from more sophisticated camera trap setups that are being used today.

Saturday
Mar 19 - Apr 16
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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