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.

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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Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work area–the tools, menu commands, and palettes, before learning the basics of the application: Setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Saturday, Sunday
Aug 8 - Aug 9
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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In this one day workshop, students will learn how to create an image on an intaglio plate using a process called "drypoint." Students are encouraged to bring drawings and doodles that they can draw directly or transfer to the plate. The drawing is then incised into the plate, and printed using an intaglio press. Non-toxic, water based inks will be used, and use of a small kitchen device will be shown (or pasta press) so that students could work on this type of project at home. No previous experience necessary. / The class will have a one-hour lunch break.

Saturday
Aug 8 - Aug 8
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch)
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The Introduction to Abstract Painting class leaves off where the "first generation" of Abstract painters ends and the "second generation" begins. In this class students will begin to unravel the meaning of that art historical designation. Is abstraction a chronological distinction, idea, or perhaps a bit more?

Wednesday
Sep 9 - Nov 11
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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This advanced class will explore the features of Adobe InDesign for use in making complex documents such as newsletters, books, or magazines. The class will highlight some of InDesign's most important features in the course of demonstrations: proxies for placed graphic files; colors and swatches; the paragraph composer; text on a path; layers; transparency effects; libraries; and graphics linking; in addition to Adobe's Opentype font format. Most importantly, students will learn how to use InDesign's master pages feature.

Saturday, Sunday
Oct 24 - Oct 25
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work areathe tools, menu commands, and palettebefore learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Saturday, Sunday
Sep 26 - Sep 27
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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This digital workshop builds upon the "Getting Started with Photoshop" class, and moves on to the more advanced techniques of using the layer, channels, and paths panels, such as creating adjustment layers, layer masks, and clipping paths.

Saturday, Sunday
Oct 10 - Oct 11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Have you ever seen an old blue photograph or blueprint and wondered how it was made? Are you interested in learning hands-on techniques for creating photographs or prints with or without the use of a computer? In this course, students will learn the basics of non-silver photography and different ways to approach the medium of screenprinting. From novice to experienced artists, this class will give students a wide range of techniques to draw from and combine, and possibly open new means of self-expression. / Materials fee of $30 in addition to class tuition.

Saturday
Oct 17 - Nov 7
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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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
Sep 14 - Nov 16
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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