Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Fall 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. / Students will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 26September 27Saturday, Sunday10:00-11:30 a.m. (Central Time)

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 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

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

Being able to put your artwork into a bound form is a valuable tool for many artists. Whether you have a sequential series, a collection of similar works, or just want to keep your work safe, there are many reasons artists have done this throughout time. Although there are many ways to bind artwork, a single-signature is a simple form that is easy to work with and does not require a large amount of artwork to feel complete. The hard cover over the binding is a great way to keep your artwork clean, damage free, and ready to share or ship if necessary.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 3October 3Saturday, Online10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Animation, Online Classes

Open to students ages 15-18.
Instructor: Hallie Bahn
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $225.00

Experience a remote MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive introduction to hand-drawn animation, covering basic techniques and concepts. Students will use Adobe Photoshop and AfterEffects to bring their ideas to life and dig into the fundamentals of animation. Students will learn 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 10October 17Saturday, Online9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. Students will build on drawing and illustration methods to emphasize shape, line, and color as means to successfully communicate characters.  Illustrations will be created from sketch to finish, along with written components to express character history and motivation.  Students will produce a final character portfolio, which will include a brief written narrative and illustrations. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 14November 11Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Expand your drawing techniques and observational skills in this hands-on course. Students will apply the elements of art such as value (light/darkness) and texture to the drawing process. Learn the history of linear perspective, the rules behind it, and how to "eye-ball" it more accurately, as well the topics of composition and individual artistic intent. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 14November 11Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Kelsey King
Term: Fall 2020
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 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 Adobe Photoshop and some of it’s basic tools will be covered for those not familiar with the program.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 15November 12Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $164.00

This class will focus and encourage students to experiment with different media and begin to create their own children's books. Students will learn the process of how to illustrate from the sketch phase to final illustrations. Emphasis is placed on concepting, character design, storyboards, sequencing, pacing the visual story and creating a dummy book. The instructor will also provide professional knowledge of the publishing industry and how to enter this competitive field and navigate the business practices of working as a children's book illustrator.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 15November 5Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

This class will examine the genre of portraiture across art history, as it additionally provides an introduction to multiple and varied ways to approach the portrait in the studio. Students in this class will learn how to achieve accuracy with regards to proportion, and how to document a degree of "likeness" of the sitter. The instructor will teach students how to succeed at capturing the subject's essence through the use of gesture, shadow-shapes, skull studies, and structural shapes, using various mediums.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 17November 14Saturday, Online10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

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

Retouching and color correcting images are two tasks beginning Adobe Photoshop 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. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the course. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 17October 18Saturday, Sunday10:00-11:30 a.m. (Central Time)

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

This class will explore a medieval bookmaking technique from Germany. It has been adopted by contemporary book artists because of its strength, design options and the easy way the pages open flat for drawing in. This non-adhesive structure is held together simply with thread and paper. The front edge of the cover is a protective wrap around suitable for sketching and journaling. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

This virtual class will meet daily via Google Meet.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 7November 7Saturday, Online10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

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 9October 7Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

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. Students will learn how to apply the art elements of line and shape to the drawing process and discover how and why it works. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

This class will be conducted via Zoom for step-by-step demonstrations and both group and individual critiques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9October 7Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 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
September 9November 11Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $164.00

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. The instructor will demonstrate a variety of materials that can be used to illustrate a book. Students will learn what makes a children’s book unique and how to effectively communicate with their work from the sketch phase to the final illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 17October 8Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)