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Grant Writing 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.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 27 - Nov 1
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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.

Online - Asynchronous
Nov 2 - Dec 11
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Look up, look down, treasure is all around. Is a bottle cap beautiful? Are sticks stunning? Leaves are lovely but can refuse really be ravishing? In this online course, child-parent* teams will explore their environments to collect their own "treasures." Teams will work collaboratively to create art out of the objects they find. Weekly projects will introduce teams to the topics of repurposing, recycling, as well as, impermanence and sustainability. The overarching focus, however, will be the child-parent relationship and their collaboration, teamwork and creativity.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 28 - Oct 25
Online - Asynchronous
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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 will engage deeply with the local, national, and international news and will explore the many sides to contemporary issues, covering a range of events, topics, and regions.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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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.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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Innovation is applied creativity. Designers need to know personal practice, innovation techniques, and how to implement their ideas. This course teaches all three techniques through a combination of reflection, focused exercise, and the creation of plans. Each week, students learn one technique for idea generation along with one technique for sustainable innovation.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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Master Critique is a unique online opportunity to work with photographer and book artist Ricardo Bloch who lives in Paris. For Ricardo, books can provide all makers an exploration of image, text, and materials. He sees artists' books as a medium that 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.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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Can a particular form or set of stimuli always or reliably bring about a particular result? While there is still divided opinion as to how far an understanding of neurological functions can go in explaining how art “works” on the viewer or reader, scientists and artists alike have turned to neuroaesthetics to explain the aesthetic experience through a science of the mind.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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This course concerns itself with the great variety and the interdependence of species that live on this planet. Students discuss just how species evolve and grow and how they die and become extinct. Change over time in living organisms is a major theme of this course. Class sessions are primarily lecture-based with some discussion. Assignments include examinations and short essays. In addition, a biodiversity field trip gives students practical experience in observing the living and the interactive cycle of one species. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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