Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Kevin Bongers
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Explore the role prototyping plays in influencing the user experience. Learn about different ways to prototype, from basic paper models through light digital solutions. In addition to creating prototypes, learn how to manage the user testing of prototypes and how to capture and interpret user feedback.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Graphic design is everywhere. From t-shirts to posters and logos to websites, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design theory and learn to put into practice the concepts and principles of design.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 5Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ken Korth
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Explore how the web works, tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wireframing, web development best practices, and lay the foundation for further web development in the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 7Online - AsynchronousOnline

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Screenprinting is a direct printmaking technique that builds images from layers of color and can be used to create everything from custom silkscreened T-shirts to one-of-a-kind posters and fine art prints. And did we mention that it’s FUN?! This course will focus on the basics of screenprinting. Explore a combination of stencil, hand-drawn, painted, photographic, and computer-generated techniques in order to complete multiple screenprints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $1,209.00
The visual journal can be a place of exploration that is portable, economical, and inter/cross-disciplinary. In this course, students create daily journal entries that can include but are not limited to drawings, paintings, collages, digital renderings and photography, paper engineering, and written observations. Each journal's overall form can be conventional or that of an artist's book, website, or blog. In addition to creating thematic journals, students learn the historical and contemporary applications of sketchbooks and journals as research tools in the visual and performing arts, literature, media, science, and math via online research, readings, and discussions.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. 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, demonstrations, 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 5Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

In this class you will apply the fundamentals of game development to an original concept of your own creation. More creative than technical, this course considers approaches to character development, game challenges and strategy integration, and player engagement. Build a game pitch document through discussion, analysis, and play. This course is geared for the aspiring designer or casual enthusiast whether console, card, or table top, and will include interviews with professional game writers, designers, and tournament players. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 7Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Taryn Mead
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This project-oriented course provides an introduction to the tools and concepts of biomimicry, a discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges. Learn core biological principles and the wealth of design solutions available in nature. Explore and examine numerous examples of innovative designs inspired by natural models.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 7Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design will focus on the process of creating designs that take into consideration the user’s needs along with content and a client’s wants in order to create a product that is successful. The instructor will lead discussions on the importance of preliminary research, testing during the process of developing a design, and how to test and analyze existing designs. Learn about and participate in testing sessions to help grasp the idea and simplicity of thinking about the end user first.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 8Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $60.00

Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model. While an MCAD staff member is present to facilitate, there is no instruction provided. / No discounts or coupon codes may be applied to the purchase of a Co-op pass. Open to students age 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 11Monday, Sundayvaried

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $806.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. You will work both on and off the computer to complete assignments that explore basic 2D communication principles integrating color, shape, texture, typography, and photography to build a visual language. Essential skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator that support the task of each assignment will be taught through weekly tutorials.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

The notebook is a critical tool for the illustrator to record, investigate, and play. Break out of your usual routine and find inspiration from using new materials and the world around. Students will alter an existing book that is provided by the instructor to experiment and explore the notebook as a visual journal. Through a combination of technique demonstrations, sketching field trips around MCAD and the surrounding area, lecture, and individual and group critique, generate ideas in new ways and create new starting points from which to develop work and take creative risks.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Allegra Lockstadt
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Editorial Illustration is an exciting market for illustrators, offering the opportunity to create visual imagery for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The illustrator's ideas are the driving force in this work, engaging the viewer and propelling them into the world of the story. Through lectures on contemporary editorial illustrators and demonstrations of mediums, learn about contemporary illustration, experiment with materials and techniques, and practice developing illustrations from thumbnail sketch to final project.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

The usual method of designing a poster consists of research, ideation, sketching and execution. The process introduced in this class does away with all that and instead spends time exploring content through separate stages of experimental exploration: type-only, visual anchors, image-making, and finally recombination where designers explore how all these elements can come together for surprising results.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 2Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Zach Cramer
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $242.00

Relief printmaking methods have a rich history. Learn details of that history while developing skills through hands-on exercises. During the course, focus on woodblock relief processes, and complete three projects to gain proficiency with the materials. The course will include slide presentations, process demonstrations, and peer/individual critiques in small groups, as well as examples of many different carving techniques. This course will begin with basic one color woodcut methods.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 9Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Learn about illustration materials and techniques, and strengthen conceptual approaches to image making. The creative process will be discussed, from creating initial sketches to final illustration critiques. Lectures on contemporary illustrators and trends will help broaden your understanding of the field and its role in editorial, advertising, publishing, and packaging industries. Complete assignments designed to foster an understanding of where, when, and how illustration is used, and develop the skills needed to create successful illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Utilize User Experience (UX) Design practices to conceptualize a mobile app. Explore a variety of techniques and methodology including, but not limited to, wireframing, prototyping, card sorting, and a variety of testing methods. A deeper examination of prototyping tools and testing methods will lead to a stronger understanding of how UX is used in product development and utilized in a variety of settings, such as mobile apps or UI design. Work through testing, designing an app via wireframes, and both paper and clickable prototyping.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

With fellow students, collectively examine the concept of abstraction in art while working through a variety of approaches to abstract painting in oils. Instructor-led demonstrations will be geared toward providing both a jumping off point-meant to address how one begins making abstract work, as well as encouraging further development toward creating a personal, unique artistic style of painting and visual language.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $322.00

Capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, explore a wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary. Learn what makes a children's book unique; how to communicate through illustration; and how to conceptualize and storyboard ideas. The instructor will also demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book. You will be encouraged to experiment with different media and begin to create your own children's books, from the sketch phase to final illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5July 24Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Trevor Carr, Instructor: Jen Evans
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Follow a project brief through the process of research, design, and prototyping. Along the way, participate in a decision making and refinement process by considering how people use and respond to the design. Learn how to ensure that accessibility and equity are integrated into the design process from the beginning. Explore how design systems and reusable components lead to thoughtful digital experiences, and how responsiveness, flexibility, and sustainability are fundamental to designing for screens and across platforms.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Learn the basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape. Study perspective and build skills for the successful transference of three-dimensional observation to a two-dimensional picture plane. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of large still lifes, live models, and small organic specimens and objects. Engage in multiple experimental drawing techniques using a variety of drawing media. / Materials fee of $14 in addition to tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 5August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

Examine gender and sexuality, and how to relate those concepts into a studio drawing and painting practice. Explore through readings femme, female, non binary genders, and the politics of the body with a feminist and intersectional lens. Studio time will be comprised of projects that relate to readings or class discussions. Each project will be based on one particular concept, and will branch off to encompass how each student relates to the reading or concept. Some of the topics that will be explored are: What is intersectionality? What are the modern critiques and definitions of feminism?

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6July 11Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $363.00

In this introductory-level course, explore how typography is used to communicate effectively within the field of graphic design. While building a basic vocabulary of terms and processes, complete exercises covering 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $363.00

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." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Painting outdoors is a great way for artists to get out of the studio and reconnect with the natural environment. Learn the essentials of landscape painting while enjoying all that summer has to offer. Begin by considering how to best approach the landscape as a subject in order to identify a compelling composition. Next, learn how to mix a color palette suitable for expressing the fugitive elements of the landscape, such as light and movement.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8July 6Saturday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Lucinda Naylor
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $161.00

This fun, on-location class offers beginning to intermediate-level students an opportunity to sketch together outdoors and other unique urban locales in Minneapolis, while learning the techniques to capture the people, environment, architecture, and nuances of the visual landscape. Classes meet on location at Walker Art Center 6/8/19, Lakewood Cemetery 6/15/19, Mississippi River 6/22/19, and Rose Garden 6/29/19. Class only meets at MCAD in case of rain (active raining, not threat of rain, or damp ground).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8June 29Saturday9:00 a.m.-noon

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Free Event
Price: $0.00

Join Continuing Education (CE) at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) for a fun morning of making paper and eating pastries! This free event will introduce you to the art of hand-papermaking and MCAD's papermaking facilities.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 8June 8Saturday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

The demands of commercial design practice can be contradictory: designers want to be exploratory to make sure they’re covering sufficient ground, but at the same time they need to be aware of profit-margins. Designers need the time to come up with good ideas but may be expected to show perfect, polished work at every step of the process. In this learn strategies for exploring more ideas in less time and designing for compressed deadlines. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 12June 12Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

This three-hour class will concentrate on master pages and style sheets features, some of the most important and least understood within Adobe InDesign. Knowing how to correctly use master pages and style sheets within Adobe InDesign saves time, reduces errors, and is a must when creating long documents. Knowing how to correctly utilize these features will benefit the user in their current job or job transition. Students will learn how to create a multiple page book or magazine layout.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 13June 13Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $30.00

This workshop will explore examples of successful personal branding on the web and help students create a digital presence for themselves. Together, we'll build a toolbox for: getting value from your digital presence, selecting appropriate channels (personal website, social media presence, professional networks), developing a cohesive and consistent personal brand, showcasing your work, and writing strategic content for your online portfolio. This workshop is suitable for anyone with a current portfolio of art or design work.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15June 15Saturday10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Sam Hoolihan
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $134.00

Learn about the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic processes, originally developed in the 1840s. The cyanotype process produces beautiful blue images and doesn't require a darkroom or enlarger, just sunlight and water. Learn a brief history of alternative processes, and cyanotypes in particular. During the first class session, apply sensitizer to paper to make solargrams. During the second class, the focus will be on making digital negatives and creating prints made from images brought from home.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15June 22Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops, Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $250.00

Produce prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio while devoting studio time to technical investigation and personal exploration. This week-long workshop for art educators will include demonstrations of intaglio, embossing, relief printing, and monotype printmaking techniques.

Learn intaglio processes on copper and plexiglass plates, including drypoint and etching; experiment with embossing, chine-collé, and experimental plate printing; and discover the monotype process, including how to print by hand and with a press.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17June 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jonathan Aller
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $250.00

This workshop is designed for art educators that are looking to step deeper into the painting process and venture into a naturalistic way of painting, while acquiring curriculum ideas for the classroom. Discover how applicable the traditional methods of painting are in the contemporary art world and redefine what painting is today by pushing the limits of the artist and their tools. This workshop will explore various traditional and non-traditional media, including acrylics, oil, latex and spray paints.  

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17June 21Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Caroline Solomon
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $322.00

This course provides an introduction to fully utilizing the 4x5 large format camera. Emphasis is on learning how to use the unique movements of the camera to manipulate the image. Instruction will include presentations and demonstrations as well as hands-on use of the camera in the studio. The assignments will be directed towards exploring different ways to use the camera.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking, New Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Zoe Cinel
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $161.00

The world around is full of stories that are just waiting to be told! The streets are rich with imagery that connects to everyday lives, relationships, people, and places. Through a combination of lecture, technique lessons, shooting assignments, discussion, and critique, explore ways to channel your creativity, observe the environment and capture the essence of the urban landscape in photographs and videos.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 19July 10Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erik Johnson
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $250.00

Stories shape our culture and define who we are and motion pictures (film and video) are more prevalent today than ever before. Digital video can be an effective medium for collecting, delivering, and sharing stories in class and online. This workshop is for educators interested in using filmmaking as a classroom technique to tell a narrative. Educators may apply these new skills and formulate project and assignments for their classrooms.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 24June 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $250.00

This workshop is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand the way they think about drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and will look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 24June 28Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

You may 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:

"I know what I like when I see it, but it's hard to describe."
"I don't know if this is even good or not."
"I love art, but I find it difficult to tell where things belong in history, or to which genre."

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 27June 27Thursday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ken Korth
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

This is the second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, build on your understanding of HTML, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create well crafted web pages. Topics include: CSS selectors and properties, fonts and typographic treatment, colors, divs and spans, floats, 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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

In this course, build a working video game using the Unity game engine. Much more than a step-by-step tutorial, you will be able to develop your own mechanics, assets, and aesthetic. The class will work through existing projects and heavily modify them to create original work. Computer experience is important, but no previous game engine experience is necessary. Through video walkthroughs, playtesting, and structured workflow, bring your ideas to life in a finished, playable product. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Diana Green
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

The graphic memoir is a specific type of graphic novel. Through a combination of discussion, lecture, handouts, and exploration of existing graphic memoirs, learn to structure and script a story detailing one aspect of your life. An ability to draw and an understanding of the comic form are helpful but the emphasis will be more on writing than about art. During the class, have the opportunity to share work with fellow students and receive valuable feedback.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 5Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $81.00

Learn how to scan high resolution images of hand lettering and use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to edit out any imperfections and digitize the work. Discover easy techniques for removing background textures, editing out blemishes, and re-composing individual words and letters while preserving the texture of ink on paper to add versatility to compositions. Please note, this course does not teach hand lettering skills, but digital skills to take hand lettering pieces from paper to online.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9July 16Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

Good project management helps creatives work more efficiently (and profitably) by allowing them to do higher quality work under pressure. It is also a powerful tool for the creative process that can help alleviate creative block and other forms of “stuckness.” In this one-night workshop, gain an introductory knowledge of project management and how to apply it without having to learn new software or purchase costly apps. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10July 10Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, New Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

Starts in the paper studio, moves to the printshop and ends at the bindery as you explore different aspects of printmaking. During the first two classes, make unique and colored papers to be printed on. In the printshop, carve images into linoleum blocks, ink them up and print on the newly created handmade paper during week three and four. The last week will be spent binding the prints into sweet little booklets. / Facilities fee of $38 and materials fee of $30 in addition to class tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 10August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

Retouching and color-correcting images are two tasks beginning users are always anxious to learn as soon as possible. This class will present the most-used tools and techniques to do these tasks quickly with a high degree of ease and precision. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11July 11Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $269.00

Learn the basics of the time honored medium of intaglio etching, or hone your printmaking skills and explore new possibilities in intaglio. Begin with basic line etching, and then explore techniques for introducing color and texture into line etchings. There is a wealth of intriguing techniques for experimentation in this class: aquatint provides soft tones; sugar lift etching can afford the etcher a flowing line; chine-collé is a delightful collage technique. You may take on multiple plate etching for full color etched prints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 10Saturday12:30-4:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Peter Steineck
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

This course is a beginner’s guide to Adobe After Effects. Motion graphics is a storytelling platform, a problem-solving tool, as well as playful medium meant to reach a target audience. It is one of the fastest growing fields under the graphic design umbrella and is a successful, cost-effective, and popular communication tool that will enhance any designer's skill set. Using graphic form, typography, image, video and audio students will explore how to effectively communicate through design in time and sequence.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 10Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $202.00

Part art history survey, part studio practice, this course highlights the gravity of gesture in figurative art.  Explore the the topic of the cultural "anatomy" of gesture by researching some prominent art historians such as Kenneth Clark, Jan Bremmer, Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe and Mary Garrard. Stance, gait, proportions, as well as glances and gestures of head and hands will be studied throughout art history. Hone your figurative skills in drawing, painting, and sculpting live models in both classical and modern poses. / Materials fee of $20 in addition to class tuition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 13August 10Saturday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $161.00

Visual branding is a critical area of competence for any designer, and a useful area of knowledge for entrepreneurs, marketers, and other professionals. In this class create a cohesive identity system—for a real or fictional company—including a logo, brand assets, and mockups. Through sketching the realization of ideas using the Adobe Creative Cloud products, and structured critiques, the course will explore conceptual literacy, unifying factors in systems design, and the golden rules of logo design. Expect to spend at least 3 hours working outside of class each week.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 17August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

This workshop will assist in building professional materials for applying to grants and other art-related opportunities. Examine the specifics of requests for proposals; including how to review all aspects of a given application process and guidelines provided by the organization leading the call for proposals. The individual artist’s voice is critical to this process; students will be expected to make initial project narratives, artist statements, and proposal drafts intended for a particular opportunity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 18July 18Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $121.00

This class, designed for those interested in hand-lettering, will teach the basics of modern calligraphy: writing posture, ink control, and composition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 23August 6Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette, Instructor: Chelsea Novotny
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $121.00

Develop and refine your observational drawing practice through close examination and drawing of a variety of plant specimens. During three visits to the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, create studies varying from timed observational contour drawings to fully formed experimentations. Develop and enhance your ability to observe and study the details of a given object. In addition to observational drawing techniques, the instructor will introduce a variety of experimental drawing and painting techniques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 25August 8Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ellen Mueller
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $121.00

This workshop is designed as a brief survey of some of the origins, theories, processes, and manifestations of walking as art. Read, watch, and discuss perspectives on walking-based projects. Using this information as a springboard, complete walking exercises, and execute an original walking projects. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 27August 10Saturday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

If you are new to Adobe Lightroom, you will find that 75% of your time is probably spent in the Develop Module. Learn how process and develop photos using the panels, brush tools, film strip, presets, and snapshots within this most important module of Lightroom in one evening. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 1August 1Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $35.00

Every designer feels like they should refresh their portfolio but it can be difficult to know what to make or where to start. This hands-on workshop will help you identify where you want to go professionally and then to figure out how to expand projects in your current portfolio to meet that goal. By leveraging what you’ve already done you will be able to radically transform your portfolio without the pressure of trying to come up with new projects.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 7August 7Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

We are transitioning from the age of design for the part to the age of design for the whole. Systems thinking, languages of design, and product life cycles are integrated and they form the solid foundation for innovative products. This course provides students with the tools required to succeed in today's dynamic market and a world of uncertainty. Actionable theory is absorbed through market-specific projects. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

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Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Students will explore how the web works, tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wireframing, web development best practices, and lay the foundation for further web development in the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26September 29Online - AsynchronousOnline

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

See. Examine. Draw. Explore the microscopic world of plants and insects from direct observation through a lens and from rich, scientific, online databases of digitally captured magnifications. In this class, students explore the relationship between art and science through the close examination of botanical and insect life. The observed information is transformed into large- and small-scale drawings in a variety of media. Topics include natural formations of pattern, metamorphosis, artists who integrate science and art, and building a series of related works.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

Because the outlines of the profession continually change, the graphic designer must know how to integrate an understanding of visual literacy with broad-based cultural knowledge. This seminar examines the theoretical basis of graphic design, defining basic concepts and vocabulary used within the profession, such as information architecture, pattern-recognition, grids, proportion, rhythm, sequence, and gestalt.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Taryn Mead
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

As media increasingly moves from print to digital and web-based, limited motion illustration is becoming a staple skill. This introductory course will introduce animation as the artist's and illustrator's tool. Through discussion of motion's uses, settings, and methods of storytelling, gain a proficiency in animating illustrative work - broadening your professional practice and skill set. With guided lesson and studio work time, explore fundamental motion principles and software necessary for creating looping GIFS, animatics, animated logos, and simple shorts.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

This is the second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, build on your understanding of HTML, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create well crafted web pages. Topics include: CSS selectors and properties, fonts and typographic treatment, colors, divs and spans, floats, 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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Mechanics are the working parts of a game system. Whether on a screen or on a table, all games have rules and logic that make the game fun and challenging. In this course, analyze and implement a wide range of the interactive components of game design. This course takes an in-depth look at what makes a game a game, and how to best approach player interaction for any given concept. Through demonstrations and discussion, explore the vast possibilities to consider as you construct your own game structure. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Web Development: PHP and MySQL will take students beyond the what is visible in their web browser's front end displays by exploring and experimenting with the back-end, server-side technologies of PHP and MySQL. Learn how to develop dynamic, programmatic web sites using PHP, discover how to access, display, and work with data contained within MySQL databases, and develop form-focused user experiences that allow you to read and write information into your database. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $820.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. Work both on and off the computer to complete assignments that explore basic 2D communication principles integrating color, shape, texture, typography, and photography to build a visual language. Essential skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator that support the task of each assignment will be taught through weekly tutorials.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 30December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students age 16 and above
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Learn the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics in this intensive course. Gain a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, learn how to develop your own creative voice. Weekly readings, technical demonstrations, and critiques of smaller assignments will supplement the completion of a short form comic over the five weeks. Topics covered will include craft and production, drawing, 2D art principles, narrative structure and concepts, critical thinking, and industry and publishing. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

This is the third course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, expand on your understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Build towards professional-grade front-end web development through topics such as: advanced layout and positioning, source control using Git and Github, modular CSS, and basic interactivity with JavaScript. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Web Development: WordPress will acclimate students to developing and designing within the Wordpress content management system. Using contemporary development techniques and workflows, create professional-caliber Wordpress themes. Leverage technologies like PHP, MySQL, SFTP, Docker, and Git to create robust, secure, and scalable Wordpress sites, while also learning how to express your ideas through both design and content.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $363.00

If you love printmaking you’ll love this class. Open Edition offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker -- using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Selected demos are 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 8Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

This course investigates the aesthetic issues at the heart of writing as an art in itself. Course topics illuminate the kind of thinking that guides and inspires and require students to develop presentations and to explore creatively. Students engage in deep investigations into the nature of communication and inquiries about the role of language. The class may include trips to and possibly participation in local events to enhance the classroom experience and students’ understanding of the creative writing process.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline