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Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. Projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity. Students will develop a design process and a more critical visual vocabulary through experimentation, exploration, and group critiques. Teens enrolled in this class should expect to work in the MCAD computer labs and to have sketchbook assignments at home. It is not necessary to have Adobe Creative Cloud access outside of class.

Saturday
Oct 17 - Nov 14
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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In this introductory-level course, students will explore how typography is used to communicate effectively within the field of graphic design. While building a basic vocabulary of terms and processes, students will exercise different topics ranging from formal usage to typography as art. Class periods will include studio time, discussions, and critiques appropriate to the projects throughout the course. The primary focus of the course will be creating individual projects through both experimental, analog materials and computer-based typesetting.

Thursday
Sep 10 - Nov 12
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Indigo blue has been used for thousands of years and still is fully intact on archaeological textiles. The bonding of the pigment onto fiber is incredibly strong and has caught the eyes of many cultures due to its complex and captivating chemistry. This two night workshop will go over indigo dying history and the processes involved with creating, maintaining and utilizing a naturally fermenting indigo vat. Students will dye cotton and silk swatch samples and learn resist mark making techniques such as shibori, itajime, and painting/printing designs.

Tuesday, Thursday
Sep 15 - Sep 17
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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In this fun, hands-on workshop, students will learn how to combine printmaking with the spontaneity of collage, painting, and drawing to create inventive and surprising imagery.

Saturday
Sep 19 - Sep 19
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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If you love printmaking, you'll love this class. It offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker, while using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Select demonstrations will be offered along with individual tutorials, as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques, and studio time. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed.

Thursday
Sep 10 - Nov 12
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Acrylic paint is a very versatile and exciting water-based medium, which can be used in endless ways by fine artists and illustrators. In this course, students will learn multiple techniques for using acrylic, all with the end goal of creating stronger, richer illustrations. Instructor-led demonstrations will help students gain a better sense of the tools used in acrylic painting. Students will evaluate various acrylic techniques, and make decisions about which ones are most applicable for their illustration work.

Wednesday
Oct 21 - Nov 11
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Gouache is a popular water-based medium used in contemporary illustration and design. Like watercolor, gouache can be a challenging to those new to the medium. In this course we will work through some of the more difficult aspects of painting with gouache and cover skills and techniques used when applying gouache into an illustration. Weekly illustration assignments will be given to provide time to practice and apply using techniques demonstrated in class. Sketching and ideation will also be expected each week in developing concepts and compositions for illustration assignments.

Wednesday
Sep 30 - Oct 14
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Having trouble controlling or working with watercolor in your illustrations? In this course students will experiment with painting and drawing with watercolor and ink. Techniques and tricks will be demonstrated to help control the medium. Each week exercises will be given to build skills. Weekly prompt-driven homework assignments will provide opportunities to apply these techniques to illustrations. Students will walk away from this three-week course more confident using this challenging water-based medium. / Materials fee of $15 in addition to class tuition.

Wednesday
Sep 9 - Sep 23
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Paper can be created and modified into amazing three-dimensional sculptural structures. Working in MCADs Papermaking Studio, students in this class will be introduced to techniques for working with both Eastern and Western fibers to make three-dimensional work. Students will have access to fibers including cotton, abaca, and flax and will learn to use plaster molds to create paper forms and volumes, as well as flexible molds which can be used to manipulate paper into a variety of shapes.

Saturday
Oct 10 - Oct 24
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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This intensive drawing workshop is designed to help motivated high school students, adults, and transfer visual arts students develop exemplary drawings for their portfolios. Students will work with still life and figurative subject matter as they explore the fundamentals of a good drawing: Composition, structure, value, line, and expression. In addition, students will gain knowledge of a larger "art vocabulary" for critique and discussion.

Wednesday
Oct 21 - Oct 28
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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