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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 13

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 13
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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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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.

Saturday
Oct 10 - Nov 14
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Students in this class will have fun while learning the challenging skill of drawing from observation. Short drawing exercises will give students the confidence and ability to tackle more finished works of art. Lessons will incorporate a variety of materials and genres such as still life and portraiture. / Open to students ages 12-15.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

Saturday
Sep 12 - Oct 10
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Graphic design is everywhere. From t-shirts to posters, traffic signs to logos, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design as a practice and learn to put to work the concepts and principles of design. Hands-on, in-class exercises, and real world, structured assignments will immerse students in the elements of graphic design, including typography, layout, color, and graphic form.

Wednesday
Sep 9 - Nov 11
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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