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Intended for the studio artist, this class will introduce students to the fundamental principles of color perception and manipulation. As a class, students will discuss the history and science of color and pigment; strategies for approaching color objectively; and its emotive nature and how this can affect comprehension, aesthetic appreciation, and the production of works of art and design. The class will engage in various exercises which will address successful color matching, as well as awareness of inherent interaction between colors.

Tuesday
Oct 6 - Oct 27
6:30 p.m. - 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 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.

Tuesday
Oct 13 - Oct 27
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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As computer programs like Adobe Photoshop continue to evolve, the ways to create screens for printmaking become almost limitless. This hands-on class will start in the computer lab, where students will learn techniques for image creation, set up print-ready files, and make positives for their prints. Layers in Photoshop correspond so perfectly with layers in screenprinting! The last three weeks will be in the printmaking studio, where students will turn their digitally-created positives into screenprints.

Saturday
Sep 12 - Oct 10
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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This class will focus on the mechanical operations of a digital SLR camera, and with those skills students will learn how to best articulate their photographic vision. This course spans the range of techniques from exposure and composition to the features of a DSLR camera that make photography more exciting than ever before. Although the use of digital imaging programs may be inevitable, they will not be the heart of this class. First and foremost students will learn how to get the image right the first time, at a level so high that no manipulation will be required.

Tuesday
Sep 8 - Nov 4
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Do you have a fascinating story to tell or know a friend or family member with an interesting history to share? This class will provide you with a chance to preserve that story through the medium of documentary film. Using interviews, narration, photographs, and other visual material, students will learn techniques related to documentary film production, including the basics of pre-production; interviewing techniques; voiceover narration; camera operation; lighting; sound; and editing; resulting in a unique one-of-a-kind documentary.

Saturday
Sep 12 - Oct 3
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Experiential Drawing is a way to explore and develop a personal drawing practice, which will inform and inspire the creative process no matter someones profession or experience level. Students in this class will draw from a variety of sources from observation to memory to imagination. Spontaneity and improvisation are the methods of exploration in the creation of mixed media drawings as well as ephemeral works. Emphasis will be placed on examining the relationship between how drawings are made and what they potentially express.

Tuesday
Sep 8 - Oct 6
6:30 p.m. - 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 Arts.

Thursday
Sep 10 - Nov 12
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, an open session for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model.

While an MCAD staff member is present to facilitate, there is no instruction provided. / No discounts or coupon codes may be applied to the purchase of a Co-op pass.

Fall Schedule:  

September 13-November 16

Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m. / Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

/ Drawing horses and easels are available.

Monday, Sunday
Sep 13 - Nov 16
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This class will offer an introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. The instructor will share behind the scenes videos of animations that use stop-motion animation techniques and will provide an overview of DragonFrame, the stop motion capture program. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

Thursday
Oct 15 - Nov 12
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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
Online - Asynchronous
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