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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."

Thursday
Jun 4 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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For generations, the transformative and magical powers of traditional folktales and fairytales have defined and shaped identities and character. Indeed, these literary forms have become part of everyday culture. During the semester, students in this course examine why these tales have had such staying power, the controversies that have surrounded them, and how they relate to the historical, political, and social issues of their times.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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This class will offer an introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. The instructor will share behind the scenes videos of animations that use stop-motion animation techniques and will provide an overview of DragonFrame, the stop motion capture program. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

Monday
Jun 1 - Jun 15
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Through the hands-on use of Photoshop, students will learn the basics of the application - beginning by familiarizing themselves with the tool palette and menus; exploring floating panels; and learning their options in regards to each tool. Students will be introduced to the paths, channels, and layers floating panels. Much of the work will revolve around these features, as a fundamental understanding of these are necessary for any user. Students will also explore retouching and color-correction, two tasks beginning users are usually eager to jump in and try.

Saturday, Sunday
Jun 13 - Jun 14
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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Come play with ideas of identity–different aspects of you–in this fun week of outrageous fashion exploration! Students must be nine years, and not older than thirteen years of age, on the first day of class. View complete policies here.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 27 - Jul 31
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Come play with ideas of identity–different aspects of you–in this fun week of outrageous fashion exploration! Students must be nine years, and not older than thirteen years of age, on the first day of class. View complete policies here.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 27 - Jul 31
9:00 a.m.-3:00 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:

Thursday
Jun 25 - Jun 25
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. This course will explore new ways to create your own hand-drawn fonts, phrases and letterforms with an illustrative twist.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Jun 30
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.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Jul 7
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Students in this class will learn about the expansive and diverse world of comic book stories and drawing styles, while learning the fundamental aspects of comic book creation and design.

Monday, Wednesday
Jun 15 - Jul 8
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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