Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

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 class; be ready to paint on the first night! / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1August 3Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $246.00

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 1July 6Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joslenne Peña
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1July 5Onlineonline

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15 and above.
Instructor: Yuta Uchida
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

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. This online drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1July 5OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: J. Scott Chapman
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

This course introduces the fundamentals of programming using the language of web programming, JavaScript. Through a series of projects and exercises, students will read, write, and debug JavaScript using modern web development tools. Topics include: variables, functions, arrays, objects, iteration, and the DOM API. This course is the first in a 3 part Programming for the Web series. The next course is Javascript Frameworks and APIs.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1July 5Onlineonline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Phil McCollam
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

Graphic design is a marriage of formal aesthetics and communication. Exploring the foundational principles of design, this class examines the fundamental concepts, skills, and knowledge needed in the field of graphic design. Introductory concepts of branding, practical design skills, typography, design history, and composition will be the primary focus. Putting into practice these concepts and principles of design, students will ideate, research, sketch, develop, and create—largely away from the computer.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1August 3Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

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. 

The primary focus will be increasing knowledge of how to confidently work with typography for both communication and expression. The class will also cover different creative approaches and uses of typography through lectures, videos, readings, and discussions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1August 3Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $820.00

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 video tutorials. Learn about and develop an understanding of the stages of the design process, including research, ideation, sketching, etc.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1August 9Onlineonline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $35.00

This 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. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 2June 4Tuesday, Thursday, Online6:00-7:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

Utilize User Experience (UX) Design practices to conceptualize a mobile app. Explore a variety of techniques and methodologies 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 2August 4Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Alex Brown
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

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 2August 4Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

Learning From the Masters is a class designed to take your painting skills to the next level by studying the work of some of the greatest, and most influential, painters of the 20th century. Learning by imitation is a well-established tradition in art education and challenges the student to think outside their own box and painter's skill set. Classroom painting practice will be enriched by art history lessons aimed at deepening our understanding of the artists, their methods, techniques and concepts. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 2August 4Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

In this class you will learn to "draw what you see," as you begin to transfer your observations of three-dimensional objects to a two-dimensional picture plane. The instructor will show you how to apply the art elements of line and shape to this process, and explain how and why it works. Other elements of art such as value (light/darkness) and texture will be added to your new repertoire, as your skills expand. You will also learn about the history of linear perspective, the rules behind it, and how to "eye-ball" it more accurately. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 5Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

This course will challenge and engage your creative mind as you discover new ways of looking at both printmaking and bookmaking. Explore familiar and not so familiar print and bookmaking techniques that will transform existing prints, paper and artwork. Join the instructor for weekly remote meetings to dive into materials, revisit old works and explore techniques in new ways. Students will create new work and alter old work with stencils, monotype techniques, mark making and found objects. Explore chine colle and Citrasolv image transfer from new angles.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 1Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

This class is designed to function as a continuation of an entry level watercolor class such as Introduction to Watercolor. Advanced Watercolor: Mastering the Medium will expand students' beginner level watercolor skills through a rigorous curriculum and one-on-one guidance. Each weekly meeting will include both technical demonstrations of a variety of watercolor techniques, as well as individual critique and instruction.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3August 5Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Anika Schneider
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

This course will give students tools to enhance storytelling within figurative painting. Students will investigate narrative figure painting by studying historical and contemporary paintings in order to develop new strategies in their own paintings. Through discussions and brief writings students will learn to define their own allegorical and conceptual goals. The instructor will address how students can push their painting approaches with subtractive and additive processes, color, and new visual hierarchies in order to create evocative visual narratives.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 2Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

Created especially for the online platform, this class focuses on developing specific skills which will help you depict the human form with more accuracy and sensitivity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Chelsea Novotny
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

Immerse yourself in plants through images from specimens from College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, Botanical Sciences Greenhouse. Explore watercolor techniques while observing a diversity of plants and their form. This class will focus on the basic watercolor concepts, techniques, and tools. It will be an introduction to observing and learning about a wide variety of plants. This class is designed for exploration, students will be encouraged to explore watercolor techniques within their own styles with the opportunity to ask the instructor for feedback.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4July 2Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $328.00

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 6June 27Saturday9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $35.00

The demands of commercial design practice can be contradictory: designers want to be exploratory and cover sufficient ground, while being aware of profit-margins at the same time. 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. 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 10June 10Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, New Classes, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Kara Gregory
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $123.00

Explore repeating patterns in printmaking, as you design, carve and print in this remote format course. Learn different repeating patterns methods, how to design patterns for printmaking, and basic relief printing techniques. Create a repeat pattern on a linocut block to print on paper and fabric including: fine art prints, wrapping paper, note cards, tote bags, t-shirts, and household textiles. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 11June 25Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Art Educator Workshops, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Jonathan Aller
Term: Summer 2020
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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15June 19Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Online9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Art Educator Workshops, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $250.00

This week-long workshop for art educators will focus on low-tech printmaking techniques that can be done at home. A general overview will also include: Paper preparation; inks; registration techniques; different types of inexpensive printing presses; and gadgets that teachers can add to their classroom toolkits. This workshop will include discussions among the group for teachers to share lesson plans and tips and techniques for the classroom. / Graduate credit is available. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 15June 19Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Online9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2020
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
June 16June 18Tuesday, Thursday, Online6:00-7:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jessica Welhaf
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $328.00

Digital Illustration: Topics and Projects is an intermediate-level course that will help students to broaden their technical comprehension of Adobe Software. Students will use the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign to investigate their applications in commercial illustration through demonstrations and lectures, field research, and individual based assignments. Assignments target branding design, editorial illustration, and book illustration. / Each student will have access throughout the class to Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 17August 5Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Art Educator Workshops, Online Classes, Product Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Melanie Mozingo
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $250.00

In this workshop geared towards educators, participants will learn interactive product design skills and how they are applied in the commercial world. The goal of this course is to bring together form and function to learn and create 2D and 3D products that are designed by creatively combining materials and digital media. The course will begin with research, ideation, and learning about the product design and development process. Prototyping categories will be explored, many inspired by IDEO and other industry leaders.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 22June 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Online9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos, Instructor: Kirsten Olson
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $287.00

When making screenprints, sometimes the most fun and freeing thing is to get off the computer and get back to basics! This course will go over analog methods of making both simple and complex screenprints, and it will show students how to set-up a low-tech screenprint station at home so they can keep printing after class is over. Students will cut waxed paper stencils, experiment with watercolor monotypes on a screen, and learn about printing with multiple layers.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 22August 3Monday, Online6:30-8:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Art Educator Workshops, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Summer 2020
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 and mixed media. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and will look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing and mixed media as their primary artistic practice. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing as we push the boundaries of mark making.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 22June 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Online9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

This class will help you focus ideas, build skills, and nurture your muse; think of it as private mentoring in a group setting. Students will work on independent projects with support and feedback from the instructor and other students. Students may explore foundational instruction in drawing and painting or further developing a body of work for exhibition. Multiple curriculum-based instructional formats and lesson-plans the instructor has developed over decades will be at your disposal, as well as open-ended artist-based individual projects.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6August 3Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ellen Mueller
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

This workshop is designed as a brief introduction to visual theory and criticism through reading, writing, and discussion. We will examine common critical lenses (feminist, marxist, colonialist, etc.), the importance of context, themes such as the everyday, humor, privilege and difference, as well as two topics selected by the class (from a menu of options provided by the instructor). We’ll also look at the history of visual theory and criticism, definitions, and why the study of theory and criticism is included in graduate programs.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6August 4Tuesday6:30-8:00 p.m. (central), online

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: J. Scott Chapman
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

Creating modern websites and applications is much easier when using a programming framework or library. This class builds on the Fundamentals of Programming by introducing students to JavaScript frameworks and libraries to create interactive web applications. Students will create several projects using VueJS, a popular, modern, and friendly javascript framework. Topics include: importing frameworks and libraries, web components, binding data, loops and conditional formatting, and working with REST APIs. This course is the second course of a 3-part programming for web series.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6August 9Onlineonline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joslenne Peña
Term: Summer 2020
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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6August 9Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Melodee Strong
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

Water-based media is heavily used in contemporary illustration and design. Watercolor, gouache, and acrylic can be challenging to those new to the media. Each of these media have their own distinct characteristics but also share some similarities. In this course, students will work through some of the more difficult aspects of painting with water-based media and will learn skills and techniques used when applying them into illustration. Weekly illustration assignments will be given to provide time to practice and apply using techniques demonstrated in class.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 7August 4Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

This class will take students through the basics of how to make relief prints at home from ideation to edition. We will discuss preparing the best images for this technique, different ways to transfer images onto blocks, safe and effective carving techniques, and ways you can ink and print multiples at home without the use of solvents or or a press. Students will come away from this class with at least two completed projects and the ability to continue working with the relief technique at home. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 7August 4Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $35.00

Good project management helps creatives work more efficiently (and profitably) by allowing them to do higher quality work under pressure. Solid project management 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 8July 8Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

This course will challenge and engage your creative mind as you discover new ways of looking at both printmaking and bookmaking. Explore familiar and not so familiar print and bookmaking techniques that will transform existing prints, paper and artwork. Join the instructor for weekly remote meetings to dive into materials, revisit old works and explore techniques in new ways. Students will create new work and alter old work with stencils, monotype techniques, mark making, and found objects. Explore chine colle and Citrasolv image transfer from new angles.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 5Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

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. Assignments will consist 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
July 9August 6Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $123.00

The zine has become a dynamic part of contemporary artistic practice. Globally, the explosion of art book fairs is driven by young creators and designers embracing them, but even established artists like Richard Prince, Rita Ackerman, and Harsh Patel have begun producing small editions of cheaply produced artist books. The raw simplicity of the format makes them a perfect channel for exploring new ideas or reframing existing work, while the limited print-runs still give them a covetable vibe.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9July 23Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $164.00

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, you’ll create a cohesive identity system for a fictional company. Your outcome is largely driven by the time you devote to class outside of class hours. At minimum, you’ll create a logo—at most, you’ll create an identity system, including assets and mockups.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 15August 5Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $35.00

Beginning users of Adobe Lightroom spend about 75% of the time in the Develop Module. Learn how to 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
July 21July 23Tuesday, Thursday, Online6:00-7:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ellen Mueller
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $123.00

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, students will complete their own walking exercises, and execute original walking-based projects. This summer we will be covering the following three topics: walking as ritual, who gets to walk and where?, and archiving walking. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 25August 8Saturday, Online1:00-4:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $82.00

This introductory course will teach students how to turn their handwriting and basic letterforms into beautiful lettering with a few simple techniques. Students will use pencil and ink to experiment with shape, style, composition and to start thinking of letters as illustrative shapes. Students will walk away from the class with knowledge of proper posture and technique to pull straight vs. curvy lines, a deeper understanding of how different types of materials produce different qualities of line, and what situation calls for a variety of materials.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 28August 4Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $35.00

Every designer may want to refresh their portfolio but it can be difficult to know what to make or where to start. This workshop will identify a professional direction and how to expand current portfolio projects to meet that goal. Discover how to radically transform an existing portfolio without the pressure of creating new projects. / Open to students age 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 5August 5Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sustainable Design, Online Classes, Sustainable Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Robbins
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $1,230.00

We are increasingly surrounded by data, and information is collected and categorized in the smallest of increments. Data on sustainability is no exception. How do we use and present data in a way that is relevant for consumers? In this course students learn about the growing field of information design and critically evaluate how it relates to communicating sustainability. Customized project-based assignments take students deeper into real-life situations. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24December 15Onlineonline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above.
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $1,230.00

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24December 11OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ana Llorente
Term: Fall 2020
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 class 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 24December 15Onlineonline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2020
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 24September 27Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes, Animation, Game Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $820.00
Concept Art is an essential part of development for visual storytelling. Found in the early stages of film, animation, and game projects, this previsualization tool allows creators to imagine and explore cinematic moments through engaging illustrations. Through examination of influences, terminology, and techniques, students will select methods to create a suite of preproduction art emphasizing key story beats, characters, props, and environments. Visual research and documentation of process will be emphasized, from moodboarding and early pencil sketches to polished illustrations using Photoshop. Synchronous meetings will focus on discussion, demonstration, and live critique. Students complete exercises and assignments contributing to the creation of a final portfolio that showcases narrative worldbuilding.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8November 16Tuesday7:00-8:30 p.m., online

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Fall 2020
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 28December 15Onlineonline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2020
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 28November 1Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

Students in Comics Crash Course will learn the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics. Students will be guided to a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, and will be mentored on how to develop their 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
September 28October 30Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

As media increasingly moves from print to digital, motion illustration is becoming an essential skill. This introductory course will explore animation as the artist’s and illustrator’s tool. With guided lessons and studio work time, students will explore fundamental motion principles and tools necessary for creating looping GIFS, animatics, animated logos, and simple shorts. Through discussions and the study of examples—both commercial and lesser known work—students will explore various methods of storytelling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28November 1Onlineonline

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15 and above.
Instructor: Yuta Uchida
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $300.00

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. This online drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28October 30Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

Go beyond beginner! In this intermediate course, illustrators will learn more advanced techniques to animate using primarily Adobe Photoshop, as well as some tools in Adobe AfterEffects. From short films and music videos, to professionally-executed editorial GIFs and social media sticker packs, this course is for the illustrator and artist who wants to have the tools to complete polished motion illustration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 2December 15Onlineonline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Robbins
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $225.00

The demand for skilled sustainability practitioners has grown exponentially in the past three decades. As businesses, nonprofits, and governments worldwide have adopted sustainability-focused practices, the need for professionals with the expertise to guide them has never been greater. To build sustainability professionals' credibility in the eyes of clients, colleagues, employers, and the public, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) developed standards of practice for sustainability professionals.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 2December 15Onlineonline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2020
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. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 2December 15Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Diana Green
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

The graphic memoir is a specific type of illustrated narrative designed to share a personal story. 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, students will have the opportunity to share work with one another and receive valuable feedback from their peers and from the instructor. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 8August 5Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sculpture and Furniture

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Binbin Shen
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $205.00

Metal fabrication influences the world all around us, including the art world. This class will focus on transforming drawings and designs into three dimensional metal objects. Students will learn basic hot metal techniques and cold forming. Welding, Oxy/Ace, forging and metal finishing will be explored through studio based projects and assignments. The class will include demonstrations and project-based work time. The final assignment will be a one-of-a-kind of metal piece, either sculpture or functional structure. This class works exclusively with metal.

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

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Maya Hlavacek
Term: Spring 2020
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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $1,230.00

This course introduces the fundamentals of programming using the language of the web, JavaScript. Students explore topics through a variety of projects, including creating interactive web components and building a simple web application.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12Tuesday, Online7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $1,230.00

This course incorporates research, ideation, and application within large-scale branding, publications, signage, mapping projects, and identity systems.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12Thursday, Online6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Murphy Pizza
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $1,230.00

The five senses are the filters through which the physical world enters the artist, but many artists have no idea how they work. This course explores the anatomy, physiology, evolution, and cultural shaping of the sense with history, science, folklore, and art as guides.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $1,230.00

This course explores the UX Design process and leverages it to bridge the gap between functionality and aesthetics, creating a better experience for users.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Brian Haberlin
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $1,230.00

This course covers the entire process of coloring a comic book, from color design to print, using a computer. The goal of the course is to gain a working knowledge of a variety of techniques in order to complete a project from ideation to the final state.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12Wednesday, Online7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $1,230.00

In this course students investigate the most essential aspects of human anatomy pertinent to the artist. The course progresses from examining anatomical artworks in art history to researching current anatomical references as a basis for image exploration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12OnlineOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Murphy Pizza
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $1,230.00

This course concerns itself with the great variety and the interdependence of species that live on this planet. Students discuss just how species evolve and grow and how they die and become extinct. Change over time in living organisms is a major theme of this course.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 21May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $820.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 24May 12OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

As media increasingly moves from print to digital, motion illustration is becoming an essential skill. This introductory course will explore animation as the artist’s and illustrator’s tool. With guided lessons and weekly assignments, students will explore fundamental motion principles and tools necessary for creating looping GIFS, animatics, animated logos, and simple shorts. Through discussions and the study of examples—both commercial and lesser known work—students will explore various methods of storytelling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 6May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

This final 5-week course of the Fundamentals of Sustainable design series will dive deep into politics and governance in relation to sustainable change.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 6May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $410.00

This is the third course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students expand on their understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Students will build towards professional-grade front-end web development.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 6May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Denise DeLuca
Term: Spring 2020
Price: $50.00

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 course provides an introduction to biomimicry, a discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges sustainably. Each week will include three lessons following one of three main themes: Biomimicry Basics, Observing Nature, and Biomimic’s Design Studio. A typical lesson will include an introduction to the topic, readings, and an (ungraded) assignment.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 6May 12OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Katya Oicherman
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $164.00

The design industry of today is based on computer-aided design and pattern design is no exception. In this class we will learn how to create beautiful and balanced patterns and textures using techniques from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Our goal will be to combine the different elements and looks to achieve rich and nuanced designs and to become aware of the standards and possibilities of printing them on paper and fabric. / Each student will have access throughout the class to Adobe Creative Cloud software. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1June 22Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $1,230.00

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24December 17OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Fall 2020
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. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24December 15Onlineonline