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

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

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.

Creativity and the Humanities

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

Independent Publishing is a class for any writer, artist, or creative looking for advice on self-publishing, feedback on zines and book-making processes, and alternative avenues for getting work out there. Have a memoir youd like to publish, but want to publish yourself? Want to make zines about current events or personal expression? Want to learn to package e-books and PDFs for the internet? This course outlines the current methods of self-publishing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 6April 10Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

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: 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

Fine Arts

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
February 21April 11Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

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 14Tuesday6:00-9:00 p.m.

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, 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

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Cameron Browne
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
February 6April 10Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Norton
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
February 6April 10Monday6:30-9:30 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
February 6April 10Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

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

This class is designed to provide students with the fundamental tools necessary to render the challenging, yet infinitely rewarding subject of the human figure in oil paint. Students will begin by identifying the gesture in short poses, then progress onto exploring anatomy and the underlying structures of the figure. They will then approach planar modeling and how to seek out color relationships via color temperature zones. In doing so, they will transition from simple gestures towards creating a compelling likeness of the model.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7April 11Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lindsay Nohl
Price: $156.00

There has been an overwhelming resurgence of traditional media-inspired designs for fashion, home, and apparel. This workshop will provide participants with a wide variety of techniques for creating complex-seeming pattern types such as tessellations, chinoiseries, paisley patterns, and organic botanicals. We'll discuss classic repeating techniques of designers like William Morris and Josef Frank, as well as dissect more contemporary methods of creating pattern by hand.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7February 28Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

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. This relaxed studio class will focus on modern calligraphy, meaning that students will experiment with ways to embellish and compose their natural handwriting rather than striving for traditional uniform standards.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 7February 21Tuesday6:30-9:30 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 and logos to websites, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design theory and learn to put into practice 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
February 7April 11Tuesday6:30-9:30 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
February 8April 12Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

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

In this introductory-level course, students will explore how typography is used to communicate effectively within the field of graphic design. While building a basic vocabulary of terms and processes, students will explore different topics ranging from formal usage to typography as art. Class periods will include studio time, discussions, and critiques appropriate to the projects throughout the course.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 8April 12Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

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

This class is designed to be an opportunity for students to explore their own individual creative goals with the support of an experienced instructor while working in MCADs expansive light-filled painting studio. Receive feedback on skills and technique and help with concept development as you develop a body of work such as abstract, landscape, still-life, or figure painting, and/or resolve unfinished work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 8April 12Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
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.

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

Photography and Filmmaking, Brand New Classes

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

The photographic essay has long been a rich and diverse medium. From W. Eugene Smiths portrait of a Country Doctor in Life Magazine to the fantastic worlds fabricated in Kahn and Selesnicks City of Salt, the works are as varied as the artists who create them. This course will delve into the narrative potential of combining photographic imagery with text or sound through sequence or time. Students will have the opportunity to explore the medium through historical and contemporary examples while developing a project of their own creation.

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

Fine Arts

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

This course aims for students to create conceptual drawings with experimental and playful methods of observation. Students will create work while expanding on their current understanding of drawing using non traditional materials, abstract drawing methods, and new media. Projects include mapping of the senses, collaborative drawing and observation, and creating drawing machines. Historical and contemporary examples of non linear drawing will support class material. / Materials fee of $10 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

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

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Anders Nienstaedt
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. The 3D shop will be open for students to work on their projects on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11April 15Saturday9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

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

This advanced class will explore the features of Adobe InDesign for use in making complex documents such as newsletters, books, or magazines.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11February 12Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Price: $240.00

Stories shape our culture and define who we are and motion pictures (film and video) are more prevalent today than ever before. Digital video can be an effective medium for delivering, shaping, and sharing stories. This class will provide a hands-on experience with digital storytelling and is perfect for anyone interested in a challenging but fun introduction to video production and editing utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro nonlinear video editing software. Motion picture and sound will be incorporated to produce a digital masterpiece.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 18February 19Saturday, Sunday9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Nicholas Pope
Price: $234.00

Visual novels are similar to graphic novels or comic books, except they are digital and interactive, much like a choose-your-own-adventure video game with different endings stemming from a readers choices. This course will familiarize students with ideas and tools necessary for creating an interactive digital fiction game with an original story, characters, locations, dialogue, and a variety of endings. The course will focus on a variety of traditional drawing techniques as well as digital media, including Adobe Photoshop and Tyranobuilder Visual Novel Studio.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 23March 30Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

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

Starting a new creative project is scary. There is no shortage of excuses (many quite reasonable) as to why you shouldnt start something todaynot enough free time; you havent researched it thoroughly, you dont have time, the new season of Game of Thrones finally came in; you dont have the right tools, or you cant afford the right tools. Or, maybe, you dont have a good enough idea yet. For those brave enough to start theres another problem: youre terrible. You might be having fun but youre frustrated by the fact that youre not as good as youd like to be.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 23February 23Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Price: $312.00

In this advanced class, students will continue to explore and develop their illustration work for the picture book and childrens market. Further study of stronger character design and development will be pursued while integrating that into one's visual storytelling narratives. Assignments will be given to further each student's' individual work toward assembling a full portfolio of work for this industry. Both narrative assignments and more commercial based projects will be assigned. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 23April 13Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Kate Thomas
Price: $39.00

During this one-day course students will learn how to scan high resolution images of lettering and then will then use Adobe Photoshop to edit out any imperfections. The instructor, who also teaches our popular Calligraphy class, has developed a simplified method for editing text in order to sell work online. Students will learn easy techniques for removing background textures, editing out blemishes, and re-composing individual words and letters while preserving the texture of ink on paper.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 25February 25Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, Brand New Classes

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

Polymergravure is non-toxic, faster, and environmentally friendlier alternative to the traditional copperplate photogravure process. Students will create a black-and-white etched image generated from a photographic transparency and printed on an etching press. Create prints that have the gravity and feel of a 19th century photogravure with the ease of 21st century printing technology!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 28April 4Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Creativity and the Humanities, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $39.00

Preparing An Artist Proposal is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to research and writing techniques for artists. Through lecture, discussion, collaboration, and sharing, students will explore creative ways to advance their art practicefrom residency opportunities to grants and fellowships. The workshop 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 28February 28Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Thorstad
Price: $156.00

This class will offer an introduction to the basics of digital hand-drawn animation. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more. They will bring a ball to life by making it bounce and, by the end of class, will have filmed and edited a short animation in a small group with other students, complete with a title sequence. Students will have an opportunity to watch all the animations together at the end of class and take home copies of finished work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 4March 25Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Diana Eicher
Price: $156.00

Have you always wanted to learn how to create unique sheets of paper with your own printed imagery? This class will teach students the processes of handmade paper and relief printmaking. In MCADs papermaking studio, they will learn how to make Western style paper using basic colors and fibers such as abaca and cotton. Emphasis will be on sheet formation. From there the class will move to the printmaking studio, where students will learn the process of carving wood to create their own relief prints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 4March 25Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Kate Thomas
Price: $234.00

During this six-week course, students are introduced to Adobe Illustrator, a powerful vector image creation program, which is a staple for professional designers everywhere. After becoming familiar with the Illustrator's user interface, students will go on to learn step-by-step how simple it is to create complex vector shapes using the tools available within Illustrator.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 6April 10Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Anna Eveslage
Price: $234.00

This technically-focused class will explore techniques to creating successful environmental portraits in a variety of settings. Using both fabricated and found sets and locations, we will explore how to use the environment to enhance the meaning and personality of portraits. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with available lighting, external photographic lighting, and a balance of both to control mood and atmosphere. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Mac OS X and Adobe Photoshop.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 7April 11Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $195.00

Drawing Through Experience is a way to explore and develop your personal drawing practice, which will inform and inspire the creative process no matter your profession or experience level. This course is a way to see the city around you as inspiration, to get out of your studio, to pick up a sketchbook for the first time, and to expand your vision while immersing yourself in the creative process.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 7April 4Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media

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

Learn a foolproof method for generating ideasthe Bedno Matrixand put it into action through the creation of hand-made design concepts. In this fast and fun workshop, youll work through a real project, getting research and ideation tips, learning how to combine ideas for unexpected results, and create working prototypes with your bare hands. By the end youll have new ways of working and developing ideas that can be easily translated into traditional design workflows. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Previous graphic design experience necessary.

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

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Diana Green
Price: $195.00

Students in this class will learn various approaches to, and strategies of, comic book writing. The script is the bridge between writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Students will learn to script for both themselves, and for editors, in a variety of formats and house styles. Creation of scripts for different companies and for online publication will be discussed. Each student will completely script the following: Outline or abstract; character descriptions and histories; final script; and submission proposal.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 15April 12Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Price: $195.00

Photos and videos taken by camera traps not only allow scientists to study rarely seen species, but they can also provide wildlife photographers and videographers with the means to create mesmerizing images of animals.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 18April 15Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lindsay Nohl
Price: $156.00

This four-week class challenges Individuals looking to expand their knowledge of taking their designs from paper-to-print, and learning techniques for creating repeating patterns in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. We will be discussing methods for designing for color separations, working with color ways in our artwork, and discussing some of the industry standards for creating patterns for printing on fabric and paper.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 23April 13Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Price: $117.00

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
March 25April 8Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fine Arts

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
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, students 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 1April 8Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 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
April 1April 8Saturday10:00 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

Inspired by Brian Enos Oblique Strategies and other creative games, Design Roulette will push you out of your comfort zone by randomly assigning subject matter and timeframes. Youll start with brutally simple methods like tearing construction paper, move to collage and by the end of the night youll be making type lay-outs in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign. If you didnt think you could illustrate an idea in 10 seconds or make the Hobo typeface look good, youll find out otherwise. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 6April 6Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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