Experimental Image-Making (Fall 2014)

Design and Digital Media

It's time to make something new. Photocopy, scan, photograph, trace, light, cut, layer, make prints with your car's tires, freeze a sculpture in a container of milk. Whatever you can think of.

It doesn't matter where you're at in your art-making, whether you want to inject your work with new ideas, or you "can't draw" but want to make a body of compelling images. In this class, you'll develop new approaches to producing pictures and explore the role of free experimentation (or, play) in artistic progression.

Through multiple projects students in this class will explore new materials for mark-making, photography, and sculpture; misuse old tools; invent their own techniques; and make a ton of stuff. Students will also spend time discussing their discoveries, successes, and new aesthetics.

At the end of the class, each student will have new work—striking, fascinating images that can live on their own—and new processes to enrich their art and design work. While this class encourages all types of creative practice, students will not have access to MCAD's facilities or equipment such as the Print Shop, 3D Shop, Paper Studio, or darkroom. / Materials fee of $10 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; phone with a camera or a wi-fi enable camera.

What to Wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: September 8

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Student work image courtesy of CE instructor, J. Namdev Hardisty.

Course Details

Course Number: CSDE 9402
Dates: Sep. 11 – Nov. 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
J. Namdev Hardisty
Main Building Room 414
Non-Credit Tuition: $380.00
1 Credit Tuition: $776.00

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