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

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Nathaniel Freeman, Instructor: Jeremy Faludi
Price: $1,170.00

How do we design real products for real companies, benefiting customers, the companies themselves, and the rest of the world? And how do we know they are better? This studio course provides tools for sustainable design innovation and metrics to measure success. Students use creative and analytical skills, generating new ideas and 3D CAD renderings and evaluating designs with screening-level life-cycle assessments and two eco-labeling systems (Cradle to Cradle and EPEAT).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Price: $1,170.00

Build your website to work with multiple devices and screen sizes: laptops, tablets, and smartphones. In Responsive Design, students learn the principles of Mobile First design and progressive enhancement, ultimately building their own quality multiplatform experience regardless of screen size. Topics include: CSS3 media queries, flexible grids and elements, touchscreen versus cursor, and jQuery Mobile. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Web Development: HTML + CSS

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $390.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). We explore how the web works, tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wire-framing, web development best practices, and lay the foundation for further web development in the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17February 19Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lauren Thorson
Price: $1,170.00

This course builds on the design fundamentals, and tools covered in Web Design: Principles and Collaborative Workflows. Students are introduced to branding for the web, motion design, designing for applications and content management. Students also design for multiple platforms, emphasizing the constant state of change in the interactive field. A final design project incorporates these feature-rich interactive elements into a formal specification ready for programming. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Price: $1,170.00

We are transitioning from the age of design for the part to the age of design for the whole. Systems thinking, languages of design, and product life cycles are integrated and they form the solid foundation for innovative products. This course provides students with the tools required to succeed in today's dynamic market and a world of uncertainty. Actionable theory is absorbed through market-specific projects. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

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

In this course, students learn the fundamentals of marketing and how it relates to the design and development process. Students connect the marketing concepts learned in previous courses to the larger concepts of marketing and advertising as a whole. Interactive channels open a new world of connecting with a target market. Marketing concepts of ROI, the marketing mix, and business objectives are blended with new ways of connecting with engaging target markets. In their final project, students apply skills learned throughout the course by building an interactive marketing plan.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Denise DeLuca
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Price: $1,170.00

This course covers research, ideation, and application related to branding, publications, systems, signage, mapping, and other information architecture. By the end of the course, students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the handling, use, and application of typography. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Adobe InDesign and Illustrator experience helpful.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media

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

This course explores the integration of graphic form, typography, and message enhanced through the manipulation of movement, time, sequence, and sound. These techniques are studied as integral components to the design process, resulting in compelling motion graphic narrations, classroom demonstrations, critiques, and screenings enable students to develop digital movies that service a wide range of applications in broadcast narrowcast, and other film and video based communications. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 9Saturday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 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 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 20April 2Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Arlene Birt
Price: $390.00

Enter the world of infographics. Learn what kind of graph to use in which scenario and how to present information in a way that is relevant for consumers. Students will learn about the growing field of information design. By the end of the course, you will have created your own infographic on a topic of your choice. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. Working knowledge of Mac OS X.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 20April 2Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $390.00

This is the second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students build on their understanding of HTML, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create well crafted web pages. Topics include: CSS selectors and properties, fonts and typographic treatment, colors, divs and spans, floats, layout, and positioning. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer; students are assumed to have a strong fluency with HTML.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 20April 2Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Liz Pangerl
Price: $390.00

Choosing the right color for a product, website, or brand identity program might at first seem like a frivolous concern. Research has shown that the reaction to color is emotionally based, and has a direct impact on consumer choice. Color is one of the most powerful selling tools available to the designer and marketing professional. It is important to know from a commercial aspect the way color can spell success or failure for a package, poster, logo, display, internet, or retail store environment. This course is designed to expose students to the realm of color marketing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 20April 2Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

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

Photoshop provides the user with amazing image-editing flexibility, and many mobile apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat now mimic its basic functions like lightening and darkening photos, applying special effect filters, and adding additional graphics into those images. For those who would wish to go beyond these basic features, this online workshop is for you. Some of the topics we will cover are corrective filtering, unsharp masking, lens correction, and vanishing point. Learning actions and batch processing will save hours of time.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 21March 146:00-9:00 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities Online, Illustration and Comic Art

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

It is often assumed that only professional artists and illustrators can draw well. However, if concerns about artistic quality are eliminated, drawing or sketching can become a powerful communication tool. For example, a quick sketch may more effectively communicate complicated ideas than a one-thousand word document. Designers and non-artists in every discipline and profession use quick sketching under numerous circumstances and for a variety of purposes, such as brainstorming, idea creation and recording, problem solving, selling ideas and communicating visually with clients.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 3May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $390.00

Comics Crash Course is a primer of the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics. Students will be guided to a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, as well as mentored on how to develop their own creative voice. Weekly readings, technical demonstrations, and critiques of smaller assignments will supplement the completion of a short form comic over the five weeks.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 3May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $390.00

This is the third course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students expand on their understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Students will build towards professional-grade front-end web development. Topics include: advanced layout and positioning, source control using Git and Github, modular CSS, and basic interactivity with JavaScript. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 3May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online

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
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

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

In this course students investigate the most essential aspects of human anatomy pertinent to the artist. The course progresses from examining anatomical artworks in art history to researching current anatomical references as a basis for image exploration. The importance of accurately depicting the human form is stressed through technical studies of skeletal and muscular structures in a sketchbook format. Online resources are an active part of the course in learning terminology and functions of mechanical structure of the human form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online, Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jessica M. Dandona
Price: $1,170.00

This course introduces students to issues in modern art, popular culture, and contemporary art and design. Topics might include the expanding audience for art, the transformation of the art market, the impact of new technologies, the changing status of the artist, and the role of art in society. This course is taught as a seminar with some lecture. Students take in_-class examinations and complete short essay assignments. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Recommended Textbook: A Short Guide to Writing About Art, 11th Edition, Sylvan Barnet (ISBN: 020588699X)

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Dawn Pankonien
Price: $1,170.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online, Illustration and Comic Art

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

This course covers the entire process of coloring a comic book, from color design to print, using a computer. The goal of the course is to gain a working knowledge of a variety of techniques in order to complete a project from ideation to the final state. Topics covered include: scanning artwork, use of color as a storytelling tool, CMYK vs. RGB in the color workflow, and how to ""paint"" using the computer—including step­-by-­step instruction, a survey of computer tools, color separation and its use to make the finished product look the best possible even on poor quality paper, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jen Caruso
Price: $1,170.00

Philosophy is based in a desire to understand history, the world around us, and the human condition. By studying these ideas, students can begin to develop contemporary questions about their world and interests. This class examines the history of philosophy and current philosophies, both Western and Non-Western. Students propose philosophical and historical questions to better understand themselves and the arts in the 21st century. Class sessions are a mix of lecture and discussion. Evaluation is based on reading assigned materials, written essays, and group projects.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 17May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

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
February 20May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline