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

Open to students ages 15 and above.
Instructor: Yuta Uchida
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $164.00

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 30November 3Online - Asynchronousonline

Pre-College Studio Intensive, Drawing and Painting, New Classes, School Year Classes, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

Teens in this two-day intensive class will work from observation, photographs, and their imaginations to create exciting watercolor paintings. Students will learn traditional and non-traditional approaches to watercolor painting, including how to transfer an existing drawing into the base for a painting, and how to execute washes and blends. Traditional techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry brush will be demonstrated, as well as experimental techniques such as mono print transfer, stamping, salting, splattering, and stenciling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 12October 13Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Pre-College Studio Intensive, School Year Classes, Animation, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Hallie Bahn
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive, focusing on an introduction to hand-drawn animation, covering basic techniques and concepts. Students will start with traditional pencil and paper techniques, and then will use aspects of Adobe Photoshop and AfterEffects to bring their animations to life. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 12October 13Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $164.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 26November 16Saturday10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Term: Fall 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. / View complete policies.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8December 8Monday, Sundayvaried

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Jonathan Aller
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $328.00

Portraits are one of the most difficult things to paint. Creating a simplified process for portraiture painting allows students to begin a painting with confidence and gives them the freedom to take portraiture into a contemporary format and make it their own. This class will examine portrait painters from different genres and see the evolution of this genre over time. By investigating an assortment of styles that are prevalent in portraiture such as impressionistic, naturalistic, and realism, the class will unpack what makes a successful portrait.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 25November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Katya Oicherman
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

Surface and pattern are important elements of design and art. The ability to design beautiful and balanced patterns is a valuable addition to the skillset of any art and design practitioner on every level of professional involvement. This studio class offers an opportunity to learn improvisational manual pattern design techniques, develop personal visual language and get to know how patterns are designed for different uses.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 26October 24Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Preston Drum, Instructor: Forrest Wozniak
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $328.00

This class will delve into the history of sign painting for inspiration as well as examining examples from the contemporary resurgence of the art form. Balancing practical applications with fine art approaches, students will investigate the basic tools and techniques of sign painting to create pieces suitable for hanging in the home, business, or gallery. / Materials fee of $30 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28November 16Saturday9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $240.00

Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work area: the tools, menu commands, and palettes before learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28September 29Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $240.00

Adobe Lightroom provides both professional and advanced amateur digital photographers with one of the best tools available to manage, adjust, present, and print large volumes of digital photographs. Through the use of demonstrations and hands-on tutorials, students will learn the seven modules that make up the program to become proficient using Lightroom software. By the end of class, they will understand the tools and strategies for creating a digital workflow to manipulate and manage their images.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 12October 13Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Craig Farmer
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $15.00

Enjoy an evening watching clips of films that include art historical references; such as a Rembrandt self-portrait in the latest Mary Poppins film or the Michelangelo painting in Blade Runner 2049.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 25October 25Friday7:00–8:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $240.00

Through the hands-on use of Photoshop, students will learn the basics of the application: using the tool palette and menus, exploring floating panels and their options in relationship to each tool. Students will be introduced to the Paths, Channels, and Layers floating panels. Much of the work done in Photoshop will revolve around these features, and a fundamental understanding of these concepts are necessary for any user.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 26October 27Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $164.00

In this fun, hands-on class, students will utilize several different techniques to make large sheets of handmade paper: pouring, dipping and building-up to big. Students will explore all of these options, as well as several pressing and drying methods, adding inclusions into the sheets, playing with color and adding simple watermark imagery to the sheets. Finished sheets of paper can be used for window coverings, large artworks, books and more. / Materials fee of $25 and facilities fee of $36 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 26November 16Saturday10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

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

Illustration and Comic Art, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Fall 2019
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 materials such as pencil, ink, nibs, watercolor, and more to experiment with shape, color, and composition to start thinking of letters as illustrative shapes.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 7November 14Thursday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Avigail Manneberg
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $219.00

The celebrated dioramas, skeletons, and other distinctive features of the natural history exhibits at the Bell-Museum serve as the setting for an intensive drawing course. Students will learn about the gifted artists who created the world-class dioramas as they sketch subjects in their “natural” environments. Students will have the opportunity to develop a deep connection to their chosen subject matter.

This drawing experience, of drawing animals, is very different emotionally from working with traditional still-life in the studio!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 7September 28Saturday10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Have you always wanted to learn about printmaking, but never knew where to begin? Printmaking Foundations is the perfect course for you! It is an introductory course that will cover the basics of three of the most popular and exciting forms of printmaking: monoprinting, relief printing, and intaglio. Students who complete this course will have the tools they need to work safely and successfully in MCAD’s printshop and be qualified to take Open Edition as well as other advanced printmaking courses MCAD offers. Please note: screenprinting will not be covered in this course.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9November 11Monday6:30–9:30 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. In this ten-week course, students will observe and discuss ways in which creators establish characters in visual media, including film, animation, comics, and games. The course will feature some lecture, discussion of character development examples, writing, reference and drawing exercises, and sharing student work. Production of a final character portfolio will include a brief written narrative and illustrations./ Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $328.00

Learn how to capture a child's imagination with original artwork while learning the tricks of the illustration trade. During this class, students will explore the wide range of children's book illustration, from traditional to contemporary. Students will 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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10October 29Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

People are drawn to watercolors due to their vibrant, delicate, and luminous qualities. Students in this class will work from observation, photographs, and their imaginations to create translucent works using this versatile medium. Students will learn traditional and non-traditional approaches to watercolor painting, including how to transfer an existing drawing into the base for a painting, and how to execute washes and blends.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10November 12Tuesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

Motion in illustration has never been more pervasive. Film, graphic design, and illustration all rely on animation. From animating a compelling icon, showing character and verve in Google doodles, or telling an intricate narrative, artists use time, scenes, and sound to make magical visual art for screen. Learn how to plan out an image using the principles of animation to bring it to life with traditional methods, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

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 $11 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 11November 13Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Kelsey King
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $205.00

In this course students will explore digital painting techniques inspired by traditional painting approaches and processes. Projects and assignments will be focused on painting from observation, working from life, and from photographic reference material. Subject matter will range from still life and landscape to the human figure. This course will focus on painting skills and how they can be used digitally. A brief introduction to Photoshop and basic tools will be covered for those not familiar with the program.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 14October 12Saturday10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.