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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
Feb 8 - Apr 11
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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
Feb 9 - Mar 29
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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.

Monday
Feb 22 - Mar 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Set aside your preconceived notions of what a map represents and join us in exploring how information, geographic or otherwise, can be organized. In this class, students will be exposed to non-traditional examples of mapping and mapping techniques while working to develop their own system of data in visual form. Think "map as art". Upon choosing a topic, each student will gather data and research to create their own map using the Adobe Creative Suite or the medium of their choice. Participation, exercises, critiques, and discussions will be integral to success in this class.

Wednesday
Mar 2 - Mar 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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In this Design Thinking workshop, participants will explore this creative way of thinking through a hands-on approach. Design thinking is a form of creative and critical action. In order to find the best response to a problem designers go through a series of steps, questioning, brainstorming, researching, prototyping, and refining. This process is a little different than the typical problem-solving process because it is not linear and it encourages trial and error.

Monday
Mar 7 - Mar 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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 on to 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.

Wednesday
Feb 10 - Apr 13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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There are many people who truly appreciate art, but at the same time feel intimidated, confused, or inarticulate when talking about it with others. This class is designed for those who have ever found themselves saying things like:

"I know what I like when I see it, but it's hard to describe."

"I don't know if this is even good or not."

"I love art, but I find it difficult to tell where things belong in history, or to which genre."

Thursday
Mar 10 - Mar 10
6:00-9:00 p.m.
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This studio course challenges students to experiment with a variety of theories, tools and methods for creating new type-centric work. Whether you are interested in creating a series of illustrations with inspirational phrases, practicing traditional tattoo lettering, or creating your own hand-drawn fonts from innovative mark-making, students will be provided with methods to refine and expand their custom lettering skills. Students in this course will explore new ways to create their own hand-drawn fonts, phrases and letterforms with an illustrative twist.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Mar 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Fashion Illustration differs from fashion design in that it is more about conveying a mood or expression of a garment rather than about the actual creation and structure of the piece. In this class, students will begin to learn and understand ways of rendering fashion through the study of various methods of drawing and painting, including drawing from the live model. Students will examine and develop the ability to render the figure as well as the fabrics that adorn.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Mar 17
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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