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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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The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph.

Online - Asynchronous
Nov 10 - Dec 19
Online - Asynchronous
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Register soon. Only 5 spots remain.

This intensive drawing workshop is designed to help motivated high school students, adults, and transfer visual arts students develop exemplary drawings for their portfolios.

Thursday
Oct 23 - Oct 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Register immediately. Only 2 spots remain.

Let’s look at the world from a different viewpoint—bigger or smaller than usual; stretched out or squished; upside down, from an angle, or even backwards! During this offbeat class, we’ll learn new drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques before the real fun begins when we experiment with those techniques to depict people, objects, and animals—but with a zany and creative twist!

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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Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, an open session for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model.

Monday, Sunday
Sep 7 - Dec 15
1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday / 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday
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Register soon. Only 8 spots remain.

Create mysterious and magical suspended and standing forms inspired by animals and plants of the natural world.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Aug 4 - Aug 8
1:00-4:00 p.m.
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Are you interested in familiarizing yourself with modern printing methods to create the best high-quality prints for your artistic practice? During this class, students will explore the procedures involved in transferring photographic images from the camera and computer to print. The class is not limited to photographers, as graphic designers, illustrators, comic artists, or any artist interested in producing high-quality digital prints are encouraged to partake.

Monday
Oct 20 - Nov 10
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom provides both professional and advanced amateur digital photographers with one of the best tools available to manage, adjust, present, and print large volumes of digital photographs. Through the use of demonstrations and hands-on tutorials, students in this class will learn the seven modules that make up the program to become proficient using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software.

Saturday, Sunday
Oct 25 - Oct 26
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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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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