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Imagine designing T-shirts for Urban Outfitters, home decor items for Target, or greeting cards and stationery for Hallmark. These are all examples of product design, and there are plentiful opportunities for artists and designers to create work within the consumer world. This class will highlight methods for designing and illustrating for specific audiences, products, and lifestyles through real-world practices of product designers. Students will select a core audience, research current trends, and create finished artwork that will speak to the audience's interests.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Jul 7
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Innovation is applied creativity. Designers need to know personal practice, innovation techniques, and how to implement their ideas. This course teaches all three techniques through a combination of reflection, focused exercise, and the creation of plans. Each week, students learn one technique for idea generation along with one technique for sustainable innovation.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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Abstraction. What does that term mean exactly? Students in this class will collectively examine this question while they work through a variety of approaches to abstract painting in oils. Instructor-led demonstrations will be geared toward providing the students with both a jumping off point--meant to address how one begins making abstract work--as well as encouragement of the student's further development toward creating their own, unique artistic style of painting and visual language.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Aug 4
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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. Students will learn to use the pen tools, brushes, and apply effects, in addition to how to work with and edit color.

Wednesday
Jul 8 - Aug 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work area–the tools, menu commands, and palettes, before learning the basics of the application: Setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Saturday, Sunday
Aug 8 - Aug 9
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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You may love band t-shirts, posters, magazines, and other graphic materials, but don't quite understand how they are made. This class is the perfect introduction for teens interested in learning more about graphic design.

Tuesday, Thursday
Jun 16 - Jul 9
1:00-4:00 p.m.
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This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques, conceptual approaches to image making, and discuss practices relating to the business of illustration. Illustration is essential to the success of the editorial, advertising, publishing, and product packaging industries. The creative process will be discussed, from sketches to final illustration critiques.

Wednesday
Jul 1 - Aug 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Enter the world of infographics. Learn what kind of graph to use in which scenario and how to present information in a way that is relevant for consumers. Students will learn about the growing field of information design. By the end of the course, you will have created your own infographic on a topic of your choice. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Nov 2 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on workshop. Basic letterpress skills and terminology will be explored. Students will work in our expansive state-of-the-art printshop with handset type and simple imagery, using pressure and relief-printing methods that are centuries old. Students will learn basic press operation and will create a variety of prints on the Vandercook 219 cylinder press. / Students may work in the printshop outside of class time during regular hours and when other classes are not in session. / Materials fee of $27 in addition to class tuition.

Tuesday
Jun 30 - Aug 4
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This beginning painting class is designed to give the motivated visual arts student an overview of painting fundamentals.

Tuesday, Thursday
Jun 16 - Jul 9
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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