Continuing Education - Search Results

The Introduction to Abstract Painting class leaves off where the "first generation" of Abstract painters ends and the "second generation" begins. In this class students will begin to unravel the meaning of that art historical designation. Is abstraction a chronological distinction, idea, or perhaps a bit more?

Wednesday
Sep 9 - Nov 11
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)
Register soon. Only 8 spots remain.

This advanced class will explore the features of Adobe InDesign for use in making complex documents such as newsletters, books, or magazines. The class will highlight some of InDesign's most important features in the course of demonstrations: proxies for placed graphic files; colors and swatches; the paragraph composer; text on a path; layers; transparency effects; libraries; and graphics linking; in addition to Adobe's Opentype font format. Most importantly, students will learn how to use InDesign's master pages feature.

Saturday, Sunday
Oct 24 - Oct 25
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)

Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work areathe tools, menu commands, and palettebefore learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Saturday, Sunday
Sep 26 - Sep 27
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)
Register soon. Only 7 spots remain.

This digital workshop builds upon the "Getting Started with Photoshop" class, and moves on to the more advanced techniques of using the layer, channels, and paths panels, such as creating adjustment layers, layer masks, and clipping paths.

Saturday, Sunday
Oct 10 - Oct 11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)

Have you ever seen an old blue photograph or blueprint and wondered how it was made? Are you interested in learning hands-on techniques for creating photographs or prints with or without the use of a computer? In this course, students will learn the basics of non-silver photography and different ways to approach the medium of screenprinting. From novice to experienced artists, this class will give students a wide range of techniques to draw from and combine, and possibly open new means of self-expression. / Materials fee of $30 in addition to class tuition.

Saturday
Oct 17 - Nov 7
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)

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.

Monday
Sep 14 - Nov 16
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)

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 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.

Monday
Sep 14 - Nov 16
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)
Register soon. Only 4 spots remain.

Master craftspeople have been making furniture one piece at a time for centuries. There's just something about these unique works that can't be duplicated in a factory. This introductory class will examine the basic philosophy of contemporary furniture design and construction, focusing on design, drawing, building, and critique. Each student will be able to design and construct a piece of furniture using materials such as wood, glass, plastics, or off-the-shelf components. Depending on project choices, students will learn woodworking or other skills to create their designs.

Saturday
Sep 12 - Nov 14
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)

This class, designed for those interested in modern calligraphy, hand-lettering, and typography in general, will teach students the basics of modern calligraphy: writing posture, ink control, and letterform structure.

Knowing calligraphy is an excellent way to become more familiar with letterforms of all types. According to master letterer Jon Contino, "Learning calligraphy will give you a much more intimate sense of each letter and it will help you to learn how to manipulate each one or many together to create a beautiful composition."

Monday
Nov 2 - Nov 16
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)
Register soon. Only 5 spots remain.

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.

Tuesday
Sep 15 - Nov 3
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Read More (Open for Registration)