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Cultures all over the world make art and visual culture, though the West has given itself the historical role of defining what is art versus "cultural artifact". In this class, students will learn about the art traditions of non-Western cultures through objects, concepts, and media.

Online - Asynchronous
Oct 6 - Nov 7
Online - Asynchronous
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Developing and creating compelling, unique characters that stand out from the crowd is key to success in the comic arts, animation, and graphic design fields. In this class, students will learn the techniques used to design characters, participate in character development exercises, and complete assignments leading to the creation of original characters, both major and incidental.

Saturday
Nov 1 - Nov 15
1:00-4:00 p.m.
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This class, designed for those interested in calligraphy, hand-lettering, and typography in general, will teach students the basics of calligraphy: Writing posture, ink control, and letterform structure. 

Tuesday
Oct 14 - Oct 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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How do we design real products for real companies, benefiting customers, the companies themselves, and the rest of the world? And how do we know they are better? This studio class provides tools for sustainable design innovation and metrics to measure success.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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This class examines through various lenses the ways in which contemporary events circulate in the news, from hard-copy newspapers to online blogs, from trained journalists to eyewitness observers, and from social media venues to emerging media forms.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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Bringing back one of our most popular classes, this week we’ll explore the powerful women who lived in the Old West, from Native Americans to European pioneers, to artists like Georgia O’Keefe, all while having a blast sculpting and painting our own wildly imaginative faux (spoof) western wear outfits. 

What will your honky-tonk fashion statement be? A pair of bright red cowgirl boots adorned with a self-portrait? A purple polka-dotted 10 gallon hat? A western-inspired skirt with the world’s longest fringe?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Aug 4 - Aug 8
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (with a half-hour lunch)
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How do market forces shape the way we live, work, and even play? Students will look at business through a designer's eye to understand the interplay between producers and consumers, governments and people, stockholders and stakeholders, man and the environment, and how all of these factors interconnect and ultimately direct how our products, processes, and systems are created.

Online - Asynchronous
Jun 9 - Aug 15
Online - Asynchronous
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This class focuses on the Media Arts division, highlighting the majors of Photography and Filmmaking.

Students will work in MCAD studios and labs to hone their technical skills and define their point of view. Participants will create advanced projects in both digital photography and filmmaking and build their media arts portfolios using the same state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that MCAD degree-seeking students use. / Facilities fee of $25 and materials fee of $50 in addition to class tuition.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Aug 4 - Aug 8
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a half-hour unsupervised lunch)
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Create mysterious and magical suspended and standing forms inspired by animals and plants of the natural world. Students will sculpt and build with branches, twigs, leather, and found objects. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Aug 4 - Aug 8
9:00 a.m.-noon
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This class concerns itself with the great variety and the interdependence of species that live on this planet. Students will discuss just how species evolve and grow and how they die and become extinct. Change over time in living organisms will be a major theme of this class.

Online - Asynchronous
Sep 2 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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