Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Price: $50.00

Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, open drawing sessions 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.

FALL SCHEDULE

September 11-December 11

Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

There will be no Drawing Co-Op on Sunday, 11/27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11December 11Monday, SundayVaried Times

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Kate Thomas
Price: $117.00

This class, designed for those interested in hand-lettering, will teach students the basics of modern calligraphy: Writing posture, ink control, and composition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 4October 18Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Melodee Strong
Price: $234.00

Acrylic paint is a very versatile and exciting water-based medium, which can be used in endless ways by fine artists and illustrators. In this course, students will learn multiple techniques for using acrylic, all with the end goal of creating stronger, richer illustrations. Instructor-led demonstrations will help students gain a better sense of the tools used in acrylic painting. Students will evaluate various acrylic techniques, and make decisions about which ones are most applicable for their illustration work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 6November 10Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $156.00

While it may sound like a complicated process left to big factory operations, papermaking is something at which even those without studio experience can excel. This class is a start-to-finish primer on the beautiful art of Japanese papermaking known as Wa-Shi. The class will cover fiber preparation (cooking, cleaning, and hand beating); sheet formation; pressing; drying; and even surface decoration. The finished pieces will range from strong and nearly translucent to more decorative pieces that incorporate layers and inclusions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 8October 29Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $275.00

Grantwriting for Artists will begin to build your professional materials for applying to grants and other art-related opportunities. The course will look at the specifics of requests for proposal; including how to review all aspects of a given application process and guidelines provided by the organization leading the call for proposals. The individual artist voice is critical to this process; the artist/student will be expected to make initial project narratives, artist statements and proposal drafts intended for a particular opportunity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10November 11Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $195.00

A map is more than just a tool to get from point A to B. Maps can also be amazing works of art. Join us in exploring how artists and designers are using unique media that challenges the traditional idea of cartography. In this class, students will explore and discuss new methods of map-makingfrom graphic design and video projection to sound art and geo-tagging. Upon choosing a topic, each student will create their own map using the medium of their choice. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10November 7Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $780.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. Students work both on and off the computer to complete assignments that explore basic 2D communication principles integrating color, shape, texture, typography, and photography to build a visual language. Essential skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator that support the task of each assignment will be taught through weekly tutorials.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Price: $390.00

Students apply the fundamentals of game development to an original concept of their own creation. More creative than technical, this course considers approaches to character development, game challenges and strategy integration, and player engagement. Student build a game pitch document through discussion, analysis, and play. This course is geared for the aspiring designer or casual enthusiast whether console, card, or table top, and will include interviews with professional game writers, designers, and tournament players. / Open to students ages 16 and above. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10November 11Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $25.00

There are many people who truly appreciate art, but at the same time feel intimidated, confused, or inarticulate when talking about it with others. This class is designed for those who have ever found themselves saying things like:

"I know what I like when I see it, but it's hard to describe."

"I don't know if this is even good or not."

"I love art, but I find it difficult to tell where things belong in history, or to which genre."

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 13October 13Thursday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

Get past getting lucky. Learn how to come up with great ideas consistently. This class introduces idea-generating methodologies with real world examples as well as frameworks for research strategies and getting past creative block. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 13October 13Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $240.00

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 palette before learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 15October 16Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Beau Sinchai
Price: $117.00

In this Design Thinking workshop, participants will explore this creative way of thinking through a hands-on approach. Design thinking is a form of creative and critical action. In order to find the best response to a problem designers go through a series of steps, questioning, brainstorming, researching, prototyping, and refining. This process is a little different than the typical problem-solving process because it is not linear and it encourages trial and error.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 17October 21Monday, Wednesday, Friday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Nick Zdon
Price: $156.00

With its roots in Europe, modernism underwent many changes as it was embraced in America. This class will explore the various sides of modernism, in architecture, design, and the decorative arts, as it was defined and practiced in the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s. This class will culminate in a visit to the Purcell-Cutts house on November 12th. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 20November 10Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Price: $156.00

Do you have a fascinating story to tell or know a friend or family member with an interesting history to share? This class will provide you with a chance to preserve that story through the medium of documentary film. Using interviews, narration, photographs, and other visual material, students will learn techniques related to documentary film production, including the basics of pre-production; interviewing techniques; voiceover narration; camera operation; lighting; sound; and editing; resulting in a unique one-of-a-kind documentary.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 22October 29Saturday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

What project should you explore next? Designers grapple with this problem every day. In this class youll learn strategic methods for coming up with the right idea at the right time, how to self-edit, and strategies for staying motivated when you have no external feedback or critiques. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 27October 27Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Price: $78.00

Making monotypes is work that's so engaging it feels like play! In this short workshop, students will create images on plexiglass using ink, stencils, found objects, and whatever comes to hand and mind. With the magic of presses and serendipity, they will create at least two unique images. This class is perfect for beginners or for artists experienced in any medium who need play time to refresh their vision and generate new ideas. / Materials fee of $25 and facilities fee of $25 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 29November 5Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $78.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 5November 12Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

Create dynamic and bold posters using the bare essentials of graphic designwords and letters. Then heighten their impact and meaning with imagery and texture. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Mac OS X, InDesign, and Illustrator.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; USB drive, blank CD, or cloud storage option for saving work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 10November 10Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $25.00

This class will build upon the foundation established in How to Talk About Art, or previous art or art history courses, and develop it further. During this engaging and entertaining evening students will discuss, critique, debate, and engage with other critically-thinking art lovers. The instructor will guide students in establishing their own scaffolding for developing and articulating individual and personal reactions to artworks.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 10November 10Thursday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $240.00

This class is for students who would like to learn how to manage their photographic images using each program in the most efficient way. For instance, with the later versions of Lightroom, many photographers find they no longer need to use Photoshop as they once did, as many of the corrective functions of that program are now built into Lightroom, and Lightroom manages those tasks even better. The first day of our class would present that workflow.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 12November 13Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts, Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Price: $1,170.00

See. Examine. Draw. Explore the microscopic world of plants and insects from direct observation through a lens and from rich, scientific, online databases of digitally captured magnifications. In this class, students explore the relationship between art and science through the close examination of botanical and insect life. The observed information is transformed into large-and small-scale drawings in a variety of media. Topics include natural formations of pattern, metamorphosis, artists who integrate science and art, and building a series of related works. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jeffrey Rubin
Price: $1,170.00

This course examines through various lenses the ways in which contemporary events circulate in the news, from hard-copy newspapers to online blogs, from trained journalists to eyewitness observers, and from social media venues to emerging media forms. Individuals in this course engage deeply with the local, national, and international news and explore the many sides to contemporary issues, covering a range of events, topics, and regions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Wendy Jedlička
Price: $1,170.00

We handle packages every day and they account for a third of our waste stream. Using the format of a product-repositioning study, students in this course examine the core ideas of consumer perception and market triggers, material selection, environmental impact, and long-term strategic thinking. By the end of this course, students are able to maximize a package's appeal while minimizing environmental impact. 

Required Software: Microsoft Word and photo editing software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Ricardo Bloch
Price: $1,170.00

Books can provide all makers an exploration of image, text, and materials. Artists' books as a medium allows for pushing boundaries and expanding the definition of what a book is-whether it be graphic or conceptual, handmade or printed, narrative or stream-of-consciousness, photocopied or collaged, political or autobiographical, analog or digital. In this course theme-based projects are instigated by the instructor with media and materials selected by the student.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman Brandt
Price: $1,170.00

This course investigates the aesthetic issues at the heart of writing as an art in itself. Course topics illuminate the kind of thinking that guides and inspires and require students to develop presentations and to explore creatively. Students engage in deep investigations into the nature of communication and inquiries about the role of language. The class may include trips to and possibly participation in local events to enhance the classroom experience and students' understanding of the creative writing process. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: James Johnson
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students learn how to create visually appealing, well-organized web pages using HTML and CSS, the fundamental languages for creating content and style on the web. The course begins with HTML, and students are introduced to tags, links, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), and the foundation of web-page construction. Then, using CSS, students apply style sheets to HTML, using fonts, colors, divs, spans, layout, and positioning to create a well-crafted web page. The course is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Norman Cuano
Price: $1,170.00

Have you ever used a website or app that makes it hard to do what you want? This course explores the UX Design process and leverages it to bridge the gap between functionality and aesthetics, creating a better experience for your users. Guided by user-centered design processes, students design visual and experiential systems for web and mobile apps that are shaped by such things as stakeholder interviews, requirement gathering, usability testing, competitor benchmarking, and analytics.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media

18+
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Price: $1,170.00

Because the outlines of the profession continually change, the graphic designer must know how to integrate an understanding of visual literacy with broad-based cultural knowledge. This seminar examines the theoretical basis of graphic design, defining basic concepts and vocabulary used within the profession, such as information architecture, pattern-recognition, grids, proportion, rhythm, sequence, and gestalt.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 14Monday, Wednesday6:30-9 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Murphy Pizza
Price: $1,170.00

The five senses are the filters through which the physical world enters the artist, but many artists have no idea how they work. This course explores the anatomy, physiology, evolution, and cultural shaping of the sense, with history, science, folklore, and art as guides. Through readings, experience-oriented activities, projects, and guest experts, students develop a heightened sense of how they perceive. This class primarily consists of in-class discussion with some lecture. Students complete examinations as well as write some short and long essays. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students are introduced to designing for web and screen. This includes web-specific design fundamentals, best practices, and a review of current web design trends. From ideation to client review, students are guided through each step of the design process, including wireframing, use of design tools, and the preparation of a design for client review. Students complete a final web-design project and continue building and refining their web portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students expand on HTML and CSS skills by bringing projects to life with JavaScript and JavaScript libraries. These languages are used as the vehicle to add interactive and rich experiences to websites. Topics include: fundamental programming concepts, best practices for interactive development, coding for interactive design, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, and related technologies. 

Prerequisite Course: Web Development: HTML and CSS

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary McDunn
Price: $1,170.00

For generations, the transformative and magical powers of traditional folktales and fairytales have defined and shaped identities and character. Indeed, these literary forms have become part of everyday culture. During the semester, students in this course examine why these tales have had such staying power, the controversies that have surrounded them, and how they relate to the historical, political, and social issues of their times.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Timothy McGee
Price: $1,170.00

In this foundational course students are introduced to hands-on and holistic approaches to sustainability. This course covers current sustainability frameworks, principles, and materials assessments, as well as the history and logic behind them, providing students with useful research tools to apply to the ever-changing demands of sustainable design, business, development, and policy-making. 

Required Hardware: Computer with internet access; digital camera or scanner.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $390.00

This class is designed to function as a continuation of the entry level watercolor class, Watercolor Blast. Students in Advanced Watercolor: Mastering the Medium will expand students' beginner level watercolor skills through a rigorous curriculum and one-on-one guidance. Each weekly meeting will include both technical demonstrations of a variety of watercolor techniques, as well as individual critique and instruction. In addition to advanced techniques, there will be a heavy focus on useful and thorough critiques to help students develop their own individual watercolor style.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 6November 8Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $390.00

This class is an introduction to the key techniques and objectives of portraiture. Many beginning painters start out learning the fundamentals of painting through working from the still life, but soon have a desire to move on to more challenging subjects, such as painting people. The first step in a successful figure painting is the ability to paint a portrait.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 6November 8Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: John P. Corrigan
Price: $390.00

Today, many contemporary designers are initiating and promoting their own projects through social media, wielding their visual skills and knowledge to become their own producers. Digital Content Generation is a class exploring the creative potential of non-standard online design tools in order to generate creative content. This course will examine several online applications, which will be used to explore the manipulation of illustration, typography, drawings, graphic art, and photography.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 6November 8Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $390.00

Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the artist who wants to expand their thinking of drawing. The course will focus on experimental techniques as well as experiential drawing as a way to explore and develop your personal drawing practice. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 6November 8Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $390.00

This course is an exploration and foundational course in the concepts, capabilities of form, and the construction of visual narratives—also known more commonly as comics or graphic novels. Students will explore their ideas for using images and text in narratives, mastering new materials, and learning production standards and basic structures and styles of comics. The goal is to establish a rudimentary but holistic knowledge of cartooning and publishing, and identify students personal goals for expressing themselves through comics.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 6November 8Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $390.00

Learning From the Masters is a class designed to take your painting skills to the next level by studying the work of some of the greatest, and most influential, painters of the 20th century. Learning by imitation is a well-established tradition in art education and challenges the student to think outside their own box and painter's skill set. Classroom painting practice will be enriched by art history lessons aimed at deepening our understanding of the artists, their methods, techniques and concepts.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 7November 9Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Don Myhre, Instructor: Christina Ridolfi
Price: $390.00

This class serves as an introduction to ceramic shell bronze casting. Studio time will be supplemented by hands-on demonstrations of mold-making (plaster and rubber molds), wax-working and spruing, and gating. Students will have the opportunity to participate in two bronze pours and cast pieces of their own creation. Additional techniques that will be addressed include chasing, casting repair, and patination. Students should expect additional costs for personal safety equipment and materials for their own projects.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 7November 9Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Price: $390.00

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. Hands-on, in-class exercises, and real world, structured assignments will immerse students in the elements of graphic design, including typography, layout, color, and graphic form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 7November 9Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Melodee Strong
Price: $390.00

This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques, conceptual approaches to image making, and will address 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 creating initial sketches to undergoing final illustration critiques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 7November 9Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Price: $390.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 7November 9Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Price: $390.00

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." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8November 10Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Melodee Strong
Price: $156.00

Gouache is a popular water-based medium used in contemporary illustration and design. Like watercolor, gouache can be challenging to those new to the medium. In this course we will work through some of the more difficult aspects of painting with gouache and cover skills and techniques used when applying gouache into an illustration. Weekly illustration assignments will be given to provide time to practice and apply using techniques demonstrated in class. Sketching and ideation will also be expected each week in developing concepts and compositions for illustration assignments.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8September 29Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lindsay Splichal
Price: $390.00

This class is designed for printmakers interested in exploring and refining their creative and technical skills. No beginning instruction will be offered; the class is intended for intermediate and advanced students only. Students may work in any of the following processes, but must be proficient in at least one: screenprinting, relief, intaglio, lithography and/or digital printmaking. Selected demonstrations will be offered, along with individual tutorials as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques, and studio time.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8November 10Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erin Moren, Instructor: Nate Moren
Price: $390.00

This is a self-driven class that explores the basics of contemporary furniture design and fabrication. Each student will be able to design and construct a piece of furniture using MCADs wood shop. Class discussions will focus on materials, tools, design and techniques that will aid in the conceptualization and completion of a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. Students will have access to the 3D Shop when other classes are not in session (shop will be open for students weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays 12 p.m.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10November 12Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Zoey Melf
Price: $130.00

The Wetplate Collodion process is the second oldest commercially successful photographic process; its heyday lasted from 1851 until the end of the 19th century. The technique was highly successful worldwide, and enjoyed an especially vibrant life in the United States. The process was long dormant, but has experienced a renaissance in the past few decades. This hands-on workshop will focus on the Tintype version of the Wetplate Collodion process. A Tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a photographic emulsion.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10September 17Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Price: $390.00

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, demonstrations, 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 12November 14Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Price: $234.00

As computer programs like Adobe Photoshop continue to evolve, the ways to create screens for printmaking become almost limitless. This hands-on class will start in the computer lab, where students will learn techniques for image creation, set up print-ready files, and make positives for their prints. Layers in Photoshop correspond so perfectly with layers in screenprinting! The last four weeks will be in the printmaking studio, where students will turn their digitally-created positives into screenprints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 12October 17Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Price: $390.00

People are drawn to watercolors due to their vibrant, delicate, and luminous qualities. Students in this class will work from observation, photographs, and their imaginations to create translucent works using this versatile medium. Students will learn traditional and non-traditional approaches to watercolor painting, including how to transfer an existing drawing into the base for a painting, and how to execute washes and blends.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 12November 14Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Price: $312.00

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. Students will learn what makes a children's book unique; how to communicate through illustration; and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. The instructor will also demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 12November 7Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, Brand New Classes, Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Anna Eveslage
Price: $390.00

This course introduces students to photo editing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will manipulate and enhance raw images from input to final edit using both programs in tandem. In the first component of the course, students will use Lightroom to organize and globally correct images. In the second part of the course, students will work with Photoshop, using layers, making selections, and applying local corrections, as well as, learning the basics of retouching and compositing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 12November 14Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

Branding is more than just designing a logo or picking some colors. It's the art of defining why you do what you do and how that sets you apart. Learn the basics of brand architecture through case-studies and exercises in this one-night class. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 15September 15Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Price: $234.00

This class is designed for individuals who want to learn intaglio and for those who want to refresh their skills. Techniques are demonstrated every class session with time afterward to practice the new skill. Each session will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques, work time, and guidance. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed. Students may work in the studio outside of class time during printshop hours when other classes are not in session. Students move from basic line etching to more advanced techniques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 17October 22Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Price: $234.00

Intended for the studio artist, this class will introduce students to the fundamental principles of color perception and manipulation. As a class, students will discuss the history and science of color and pigment; strategies for approaching color objectively; and its emotive nature and how this can affect comprehension, aesthetic appreciation, and the production of works of art and design. The class will engage in various exercises which will address successful color matching, as well as awareness of inherent interaction between colors.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 19October 24Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Price: $130.00

Learn how to process film using coffee and vitamin C! In this class, students will learn the skills necessary to mix their own processing chemistry using consumable items from the grocery store. Students will shoot a roll of Super 8 black and white movie film, process it using the non-toxic Caffenol recipe, and project their films at the end of the session. / Materials fee of $22 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 24October 1Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Price: $30.00

The demands of commercial design practice can be contradictory: you want to be exploratory to make sure youre covering sufficient ground but at the same time you need to be aware of profit-margins. You need the time to come up with good ideas but youre expected to show perfect, polished work at every step of the process. In this class youll learn strategies for exploring more ideas in less time and designing for compressed deadlines. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 29September 29Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.