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Learn the basics of the time honored medium of intalgio etching. After learning basic line etching, students will go further and explore ways to introduce beautiful color and texture into the line etchings. There is a wealth of intriguing techniques for students to experiment within this class. Aquatint provides soft tones. Sugarlift etching can afford the etcher a flowing line. Chine-coll is a technique of collaging colored paper into a print to provide instant color. Students may take on multiple plate etching for beautiful full color etched prints.

Saturday
Feb 13 - Mar 19
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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You may love funky 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. Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. All projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity. Students will develop a design process and a critical visual vocabulary through experimentation, exploration, and group critiques.

Tuesday, Thursday
Jun 14 - Jul 7
1:00-4:00 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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Apr 4 - May 10
Online - Asynchronous
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This beginning painting class is designed to give the motivated visual arts student an overview of painting fundamentals. Topics covered in this class will include vocabulary and art history, as well as plenty of art production (which will be a balance of teacher-led guided structure, and student-motivated creative freedom). Students will learn the basics of color theory; painting skills and techniques; traditional and alternative processes; and the history of painting.

Tuesday, Thursday
Jun 14 - Jul 7
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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This class is designed as a fun and exciting path to lead younger artists toward a better understanding of the basic concepts, techniques, and materials used in contemporary painting. Formal elements such as line, shape, value, texture, and color will be introduced, as well as issues dealing with content and meaning, or how to decide what to paint. Students will learn how to translate ideas from memory, sketches, and found materials into finished paintings.

Saturday
Feb 20 - Mar 19
1:00-4:00 p.m.
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This class will introduce teens to the expansive world of printmaking. Artists have been using printmaking processes to create beautiful works of art for centuries, but it is not necessary to be a master printer to follow in their footsteps. MCAD's professional printshop will be open for exploration this summer. Working one-on-one with our instructor, students will discover how printmaking can be molded to express their individual artistic visions. Students will be inspired and informed while learning intaglio, monoprinting, and screen-printing techniques.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 13 - Jun 17
9:30 a.m.-12:30 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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This course introduces soft sculpture and the metaphoric power and possibilities it offers for contemporary artistic expression. Developing their creative voice, participants reimagine a hard object through soft materials, working towards a large-scale final project. Participants will explore the design process through research, sketching, experimentation, and in-class critiques. Demonstrations will include a range of techniques, including: hand sewing, flat patterning, armatures for soft forms, and surface treatments such as embroidery, applique, wrapping, and painting.

Saturday
Feb 27 - Apr 16
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Many painting experts believe that learning the techniques of watercolor first as an introduction or foundation to painting, can give a student much more understanding, versatility, and ultimately success later on when dealing with opaque mediums such as oil or acrylic.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 25 - Jul 29
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
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While it may sound like a complicated process left to big factory operations, papermaking is something at which even those without studio experience can excel. This class is a start-to-finish primer on the beautiful art of Japanese papermaking known as Wa-Shi. The class will cover fiber preparation (cooking, cleaning, and hand beating); sheet formation; pressing; drying; and even surface decoration. The finished pieces will range from strong and nearly translucent to more decorative pieces that incorporate layers and inclusions.

Saturday
Feb 20 - Mar 12
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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