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Students in this class will learn various approaches to, 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.

Monday
Feb 22 - Mar 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Set aside your preconceived notions of what a map represents and join us in exploring how information, geographic or otherwise, can be organized. In this class, students will be exposed to non-traditional examples of mapping and mapping techniques while working to develop their own system of data in visual form. Think "map as art". Upon choosing a topic, each student will gather data and research to create their own map using the Adobe Creative Suite or the medium of their choice. Participation, exercises, critiques, and discussions will be integral to success in this class.

Wednesday
Mar 2 - Mar 30
6:30-9:30 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 thinking 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.

Monday
Mar 7 - Mar 21
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." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class is designed to provide students with the fundamental tools necessary to render the challenging, yet infinitely rewarding subject of the human figure in oil paint. Students will begin by identifying the gesture in short poses, then progress on to exploring anatomy and the underlying structures of the figure. They will then approach planar modeling and how to seek out color relationships via color temperature zones. In doing so, they will transition from simple gestures towards creating a compelling likeness of the model.

Wednesday
Feb 10 - Apr 13
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:

"I know what I like when I see it, but it's hard to describe."

"I don't know if this is even good or not."

"I love art, but I find it difficult to tell where things belong in history, or to which genre."

Thursday
Mar 10 - Mar 10
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. Students in this course will explore new ways to create their own hand-drawn fonts, phrases and letterforms with an illustrative twist.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Mar 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques, conceptual approaches to image making, and will address 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 creating initial sketches to undergoing final illustration critiques.

Wednesday
Feb 10 - Mar 16
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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.

Wednesday
Feb 24 - Apr 16
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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In this class, students will be introduced to basic web design principles with the objective of building a well-performing site using online tools and resources. Topics of this class will include the basics of information architecture; graphic design and typographical principles for the web; image preparation; Content Management System (CMS) use and customization (i.e. Squarespace); user-experience design and accessibility; usability testing; search engine optimization; and professional/personal networking and promotion.

Thursday
Feb 11 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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