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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
Jun 23 - Jul 28
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Students in this class will learn various approaches and strategies of comic book writing.

The script is the bridge between writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Students will learn to script for both themselves, and for editors, in a variety of formats and house styles. Creation of scripts for different companies and for online publication will be discussed.

Thursday
Jul 9 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Patterns decorate consumer products ranging from wrapping paper to bedding and clothing. This illustration-oriented class will give students the chance to develop a print and pattern portfolio, as well as learn industry standards for creating artwork for products. For those who already have a portfolio, they will also learn alternative ways of creating work in order to expand their portfolio offerings. A wide range of patterns are used in the consumer world, including damask patterns, plaids, tossed icon prints, florals, conversational prints, and more.

Wednesday
Jun 3 - Jul 15
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Stories shape our culture and define who we are and motion pictures (film and video) are more prevalent today than ever before. Digital video can be an effective medium for delivering, shaping, and sharing stories. This class will provide a hands-on experience with digital storytelling and is perfect for anyone interested in a challenging but fun introduction to video production and editing utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro nonlinear video editing software. Motion picture and sound will be incorporated to produce a digital masterpiece.

Monday
Jun 22 - Jul 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Fashion Illustration differs from fashion design in that it is more about conveying a mood or expression of a garment rather than about the actual creation and structure of the piece. In this class, students will begin to learn and understand ways of rendering fashion through the study of various methods of drawing and painting, including drawing from the live model. Students will examine and develop the ability to render the fashion figure as well as the fabrics that adorn.

Monday
Jul 6 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 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."

Thursday
Jun 4 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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.

Monday
Jun 1 - Jun 15
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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There are many people who truly appreciate art, but at the same time feel intimidated, confused, or inarticulate when talking about it with others. This class is designed for those who have ever found themselves saying things like:

Thursday
Jun 25 - Jun 25
6:00-9:00 p.m.
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This class will build upon the foundation established in How to Talk About Art, or previous art or art history courses, and develop it further. During this engaging and entertaining evening students will discuss, critique, debate, and engage with other critically-thinking art lovers. The instructor will guide students in establishing their own scaffolding for developing and articulating individual and personal reactions to artworks.

Thursday
Jul 9 - Jul 9
6:00-9:00 p.m.
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This studio course challenges students to experiment with a variety of theories, tools and methods for creating new type-centric work. Whether you are interested in creating a series of illustrations with inspirational phrases, practicing traditional tattoo lettering, or creating your own hand-drawn fonts from innovative mark-making, students will be provided with methods to refine and expand their custom lettering skills. This course will explore new ways to create your own hand-drawn fonts, phrases and letterforms with an illustrative twist.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Jun 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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