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.

Graphic design is everywhere. From t-shirts to posters, traffic signs to logos, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design as a practice and learn to put to work the concepts and principles of design.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Aug 4
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques, conceptual approaches to image making, and discuss practices relating to the business of illustration. Illustration is essential to the success of the editorial, advertising, publishing, and product packaging industries. The creative process will be discussed, from sketches to final illustration critiques.

Wednesday
Jul 1 - Aug 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on workshop. Basic letterpress skills and terminology will be explored. Students will work in our expansive state-of-the-art printshop with handset type and simple imagery, using pressure and relief-printing methods that are centuries old. Students will learn basic press operation and will create a variety of prints on the Vandercook 219 cylinder press. / Students may work in the printshop outside of class time during regular hours and when other classes are not in session. / Materials fee of $27 in addition to class tuition.

Tuesday
Jun 30 - Aug 4
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Screenprinting is a direct printmaking technique that builds images from layers of color and can be used to create everything from custom screenprinted T-shirts to one-of-a-kind posters to fine art prints. This course will focus on the basics of screenprinting, and students will explore a combination of stencil, hand-drawn, painted, photographic, and computer-generated techniques in order to complete multiple screenprints. Through demonstrations, handouts, print samples, and informal critiques, the instructor will provide an overview of what one can achieve with screenprinting.

Saturday
Jun 6 - Jul 18
9:30am-12:30pm
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It's one thing to make a message legible–clear to the person reading it–but quite another to make that message speak with emotion and style. The ability to do so is grounded in an understanding of the history of typography and the ability to apply that knowledge. In this class, students will learn how to do just that.

Monday
Jun 1 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Painting outdoors is a great way for artists to get out of the studio and reconnect with the natural environment. In this on-location class, students will learn the essentials of landscape painting while enjoying all that summer has to offer. Students will begin by considering how to best approach the landscape as a subject in order to identify a compelling composition. Next, they will learn how to mix a color palette suitable for expressing the fugitive elements of the landscape, such as light and movement.

Saturday
Jun 6 - Jun 27
9:00 am-3:00 pm
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The 1975 exhibition, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, was a watershed moment for landscape photography. The genre, which was largely perceived of as merely office decoration or an antiquated aesthetic, was reintroduced with a vibrant and contemporary voice. Using this exhibition as inspiration and photography as the medium, the class will delve into humanity's effect upon the natural world, and its effect upon those within it.

Monday
Jun 1 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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A monotype results from a painting or collage done on a surface. Paper is placed over the image and it all passes through a printing press. The results are surprising and fun. The process combines the spontaneity of painting with the structure and deliberation of printmaking. The process is enjoyable and freeing for everyone - from beginners to experienced artists. In this three hour workshop, participants will learn the basics, and then experiment and explore the medium under the guidance of an experienced monotype artist and teacher.

Monday
Jun 29 - Jun 29
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Can a particular form or set of stimuli always or reliably bring about a particular result? While there is still divided opinion as to how far an understanding of neurological functions can go in explaining how art “works” on the viewer or reader, scientists and artists alike have turned to neuroaesthetics to explain the aesthetic experience through a science of the mind.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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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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