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.

If you love printmaking, you'll love this class. It offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker, while using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Select demonstrations will be offered along with individual tutorials, as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques, and studio time. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed.

Thursday
Jun 4 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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In every sport, there are moments of power, grace, and transition, many of which go unnoticed by spectators. A successful sports photograph achieves a delicate balance between storytelling and art. Moving beyond basic photo techniques, international sports and Olympic photographer, Paul Phillips will teach students the tools necessary to effectively capture the excitement and drama of any sporting event_from a child's soccer game to a professional baseball game.

Wednesday
Jun 3 - Jul 1
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph.

Online - Asynchronous
Jun 1 - Jul 5
Online - Asynchronous
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During this class, students will explore the world of portrait photography using strobe and studio photographic methods. Used in fashion, art, journalism, and more, the portrait is an incredibly versatile subject.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Jun 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class will provide an introduction to multiple and varied ways to approach the portrait. Students in this class will learn how to achieve accuracy with regards to proportion; how to document a degree of "likeness" of the sitter, and methods for capturing something of the subject's essence. Working in various types of charcoal, the instructor will teach students how to approach these aspects through gesture, shadow, and structural shapes.

Monday
Jun 15 - Jun 29
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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In this course, students critically examine the cultural meanings of representations of the body in art and visual culture. Organized in roughly chronological order, the course comprises a series of case studies in the history of representation of the body in art, science, and popular culture. Some of the topics that may be addressed are: the classical nude found in Greek sculpture, female saints, mystical visions of the body, photographic pornography and fetish fashion designs, aesthetic dismemberment of the body in modern and contemporary art, the transgendered body, and cyber bodies.

Online - Asynchronous
Jun 1 - Aug 7
Online - Asynchronous
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This course concerns itself with the great variety and the interdependence of species that live on this planet. Students discuss just how species evolve and grow and how they die and become extinct. Change over time in living organisms is a major theme of this course. Class sessions are primarily lecture-based with some discussion. Assignments include examinations and short essays. In addition, a biodiversity field trip gives students practical experience in observing the living and the interactive cycle of one species. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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Look up, look down, treasure is all around. Is a bottle cap beautiful? Are sticks stunning? Leaves are lovely but can refuse really be ravishing? In this online course, child-parent* teams will explore their environments to collect their own "treasures." Teams will work collaboratively to create art out of the objects they find. Weekly projects will introduce teams to the topics of repurposing, recycling, as well as, impermanence and sustainability. The overarching focus, however, will be the child-parent relationship and their collaboration, teamwork and creativity.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 28 - Oct 25
Online - Asynchronous
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Are you a beginning drawing student interested in learning how to sketch outdoors or on-the-go? Or have you already done some of your own drawing, but wish to find new inspiration to solidify a more regular practice of recording your impressions? By creating a travel sketchbook, you can do this and more! You'll be encouraged to look at the world around you with keen eyes and may find that your sketchbook provides you with more personalized memories than a photograph.

Saturday
Jul 11 - Aug 1
9:00am-12:30pm
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Designers rarely have the opportunity to focus on typography without having to worry about brand standards and client tastes. This workshop was created especially for professional designers looking to get back to their roots (though it will also serve the novice designer quite nicely) through an immersive and fast-paced experience exploring typography as both image and text.

Saturday
Jun 20 - Jun 27
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with one hour lunch)
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