All Online Adult Art and Design Classes

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph.

Online - Asynchronous
Nov 10 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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Artists, designers and educators are hugely influenced by technology's impact on our lives and on those of our students. As we move into a future, we need artists and educators to be leaders and visionaries in the application of creative technologies in practice and application. The online Creative Technology Leadership Seminar provides the opportunity for participants to develop and refine technology skills that interface with their professional practice and support their engagement as technology leaders and advocates in their communities.

Online - Asynchronous
Oct 6 - Nov 7
Online - Asynchronous
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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.

Online - Asynchronous
Oct 6 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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Cultures all over the world make art and visual culture, though the West has given itself the historical role of defining what is art versus "cultural artifact". In this class, students will learn about the art traditions of non-Western cultures through objects, concepts, and media.

Online - Asynchronous
Oct 6 - Nov 7
Online - Asynchronous
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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 class provides tools for sustainable design innovation and metrics to measure success.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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Economic, environmental, and ethical crises present leaders with new and complex challenges. Effective, resilient, and agile leaders employ a diversity of skills, experience, and resources to respond to humanity's greatest challenges with creative, innovative, and humane solutions.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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This class 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.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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In this foundational class, students will be introduced to hands-on and holistic approaches to sustainability.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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The Liberal Arts Advanced Seminar enables students to pursue their own research and writing goals within a seminar setting. Projects will be student originated and will consist of both a written piece and public presentation.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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The Master Critique class is a unique online opportunity to work with photographer and book artist Ricardo Bloch who lives and works in Paris.

For Ricardo, books can provide all makers an exploration of image, text, materials. He sees artist's 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, Xeroxed or collaged, political or autobiographical, analog or digital works.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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