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The Wetplate Collodion process is the second oldest commercially successful photographic process; its heyday lasted from 1851 until the end of the 19th century. The technique was highly successful worldwide, and enjoyed an especially vibrant life in the United States. The process was long dormant, but has experienced a renaissance in the past few decades. This hands-on workshop will focus on the Tintype version of the Wetplate Collodion process. A Tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a photographic emulsion.

Saturday
Apr 2 - Apr 9
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break)
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Do you love a great hiding place or a space from which you peek out and spy? Ever climb a tree or climb into a tree house? This week we will learn the basics of sculpture and assemblage, using scrap wood, wood turnings, cardboard, wire, string, and dowels. We will focus on investigating architectural tradition and thinking about how to incorporate those traditions into our own creations. We’ll make our own miniature tree houses—as rich and complex as our imaginations allow, while making table-top sized sculpture. What will yours look like?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Aug 1 - Aug 5
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Students in this class we will learn to catch light! The class will use the historical and alternative photographic method of Van Dyke Brown to explore the nature of photography. This will be a fascinating introduction into photographic principles utilizing unconventional (by todays standards) ways of capturing images. In addition to being fun and fascinating, these antiquated and unique approaches will instill a fundamental understanding of how contemporary cameras function. The class will begin with creating photograms, images created in the open air, capturing the countenance of nature!

Saturday
Mar 26 - Apr 2
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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In this course, students learn how to apply style to HTML using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students will create well crafted web pages using various CSS selectors and properties, including fonts, colors, divs and spans, layout, and positioning. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer; students are assumed to have a strong fluency with HTML.

Online - Asynchronous
Feb 22 - Apr 1
Online - Asynchronous
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In this course, students expand on their understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Students will explore advanced topics, such as: CSS frameworks, emerging web standards, client and server side scripting, mobile development, development tools, and more. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Online - Asynchronous
Apr 4 - May 10
Online - Asynchronous
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When you see a box of Legos, do you get excited about all the things you could make? What if you saw a huge box of wood scraps? What would you make? This week, we will explore different ways of building creatures, people, and robots and their habitat using a variety of types and shapes of wood. We will create our art from found wood, learn some basic wood tool use, and embellish using acrylic paint and other media. We'll look at the works of sculptors Marisol Escobar, Louise Nevelson, and, George Morrison, who all used found wood.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 20 - Jun 24
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn! Developing the ability to draw from observation trains the eye and hand and opens a world of creative possibilities. This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the techniques, tools, and vocabulary associated with drawing as a medium. Students will learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape, while also being conscious of the overall composition of the piece. Perspective and a multitude of visual measuring techniques will be explored as strategies for seeing and drawing.

Monday
Feb 8 - Apr 11
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Students will use oil paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium. The fundamental elements of color, color theory, design, form, and content will be explored through studio work and slide lectures. This is a welcoming and engaging studio-based class; come ready to paint on the first night! / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Monday
Feb 8 - Apr 11
6:30–9:30 p.m.
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This is a self-driven class that explores the basics of contemporary furniture design and fabrication. Each student will be able to design and construct a piece of furniture using MCADs wood shop. Class discussions will focus on materials, tools, design and techniques that will aid in the completion of a one of kind piece of furniture. Shop experience is not required, but is helpful. / Students will have access to the 3D Shop when other classes are not in session (other than Saturdays from 12-5 p.m.) / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Saturday
Feb 13 - Apr 16
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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This class, designed for those interested in hand-lettering, will teach students the basics of modern calligraphy: writing posture, ink control, and composition. 

Tuesday
Feb 23 - Mar 8
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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