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.
HTML5 is a modern markup language for a modern internet—the newest version of HyperText Markup Language that developers are using to take advantage of the expansive technologies modern web browsers and devices have to offer. This class will get new and beginning developers oriented in this new coding paradigm, and help get long time developers up to speed on all the changes that HTML5 has brought about in the web development world.
This class is for both creative professionals and hobbyists who want to explore ways to bring the energy and expression of illustration to their typographic work. Methods will include both hand-rendered lettering techniques and computer-aided production.
The goal of this class is to both reinforce the basic skills and concepts learned in Beginning Painting, as well as to inspire and direct the student in the further development of their painting practice.
This class, ideal for those who work in both print and on the web, will cover concise, straightforward instruction on how to get started with Adobe Illustrator and how to work toward the creation of images and text with more sophisticated tools and techniques.
It's one thing to make a message legible—clear to another person and beautifully typeset (meaning how the letters have been arranged)—but quite another to render that message so that it has emotional and aesthetic qualities. The ability to do so is grounded in a thorough understanding of the history of typography. In this class, students will learn how to do just that. They will explore the development of typography and then apply what they've discovered to an engaging series of assignments and projects.