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.

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.

Monday
Feb 9 - Apr 13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Master craftspeople have been making furniture one piece at a time for centuries. There's just something about these unique works that can't be duplicated in a factory. This introductory class will examine the basic philosophy of contemporary furniture design and construction, focusing on design, drawing, building, and critique.

Saturday
Feb 14 - Apr 18
9:00 a.m.-Noon
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This class, designed for those interested in calligraphy, hand-lettering, and typography in general, will teach students the basics of calligraphy: Writing posture, ink control, and letterform structure.

Tuesday
Mar 3 - Mar 17
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, students will explore the wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary.

Tuesday
Feb 24 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Set aside your preconceived notions of what a map represents and join us in exploring how information–geographic or otherwise–can be organized. In this class, students will be exposed to non-traditional examples of mapping and mapping techniques while working to develop their own system of data in visual form. Think "map as art".

Thursday
Feb 26 - Mar 26
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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In this class, students will learn how to apply visual style, layout, and design to HTML documents using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Monday
Mar 16 - Apr 13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class is for anyone interested in a challenging but fun introduction to video production and editing utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro nonlinear video editing software.

Saturday, Sunday
Mar 7 - Mar 8
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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During this digital studio class, students will explore various theories, methods, and techniques for creating innovative, engaging, and marketable patterns using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Saturday
Feb 28 - Apr 18
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Studying and drawing a specimen can be an excellent way to research and develop a deeper understanding of flora or fauna. Students in this class will draw from a variety of sources and specimens, including examples similar to those found at the Bell Museum of Natural History and the Como Conservatory.

Tuesday
Feb 10 - Mar 10
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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The act of drawing from the live human form can feel intimidating. The key to success lies in a sound understanding of the creative problem-solving process, in combination with an acknowledgment and recognition of one's own "creative DNA."

Thursday
Feb 12 - Apr 16
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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