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This intensive drawing workshop is designed to help motivated high school students, adults, and transfer visual arts students develop exemplary drawings for their portfolios. Students will work with still life and figurative subject matter as they explore the fundamentals of a good drawing: Composition, structure, value, line, and expression. In addition, students will gain knowledge of a larger "art vocabulary" for critique and discussion.

Wednesday
Oct 21 - Oct 28
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This studio drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Wednesday
Sep 9 - Nov 11
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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This class is an introduction to the key techniques and objectives of portraiture. Many beginning painters start out learning the fundamentals of painting through working from the still life, but soon have a desire to move on to more challenging subjects, such as painting people. The first step in a successful figure painting is the ability to paint a portrait.

Tuesday
Sep 8 - Nov 10
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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The storyboard is the first tool used in applying images to a script. During this class, students will learn about the basic mechanics of film and the translation of a script into a storyboard for animation or live-action film. Students will also learn to recognize specific types of shots and editing techniques, understand camera motion and angles, and choose the best of these tools to illustrate a script. The class will be taught through lecture, discussions, handouts, in-class exercises, and the viewing of screened clips from films.

Monday
Sep 14 - Oct 12
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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"We did not invent this."

Ibn al-Haytham, speaking of the camera obscura, first century C.E.

Monday
Oct 12 - Nov 16
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Do you have a design project that you want to start, but don't know where to begin? Has your day job taken some of the passion out of your portfolio? Have you started a personal project but are having a hard time completing it without the benefit of regular feedback? Perhaps you just miss showing new work to a group of trusted fellow designers or colleagues? Created specifically for graphic designers looking to refresh their portfolios, this class is based on an MFA mentorship model.

Thursday
Jul 9 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, vocabulary, and the creative possibilities of drawing. Students in this class will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape to capture and record the multi-dimensional world and create visually stimulating compositions.

Wednesday
Jun 3 - Jul 1
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, vocabulary, and the creative possibilities of drawing. Students in this class will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape to capture and record the multi-dimensional world and create visually stimulating compositions.

Wednesday
Jul 8 - Aug 5
6:30-9:30 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
Jun 1 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 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 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."

Tuesday
Jun 16 - Jun 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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