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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.
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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.
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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
Sep 14 - Nov 16
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Sep 15 - Nov 3
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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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