Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $257.00

You may love funky t-shirts, posters, magazines, and other graphic materials, but may not quite understand how they are made. This class is the perfect introduction for teens interested in learning more about graphic design. Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. All projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity. Students will develop a design process and a critical visual vocabulary through experimentation, exploration, and group critiques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 18July 11Tuesday, Thursday1:00–4:00 p.m.

Summer Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Pre-College Studio Intensive, Illustration and Comic Art, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 15–18
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty, Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $725.00

In this week-long Intensive, high school students will explore the majors of graphic design and illustration. Graphic design and illustration are used in tandem to convey concepts and communicate ideas. Students who excel in both areas of study are some of the most sought-after in the design world. Using traditional methods along with the latest software, teens will get the chance to work on real-world projects similar to those given to designers and illustrators today. Participants will also work hands-on to create work that will add depth and variety to their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 22July 26Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 12–15
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $184.00

Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control the meaning. In elementary school, students learn to read and understand letterforms, but what about the way they look and feel? Discover how different styles of typography evoke emotions, establish a mood and change an interpretation. In this introductory course, students will study, name, and evaluate the characteristics of letterforms and observe typography in everyday life.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 29August 2Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday1:00–4:00 p.m.

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, 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

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: 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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