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: Debra Lawton, Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $714.00

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 ages 18 and above
Instructor: Aaron DeYoe
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $202.00

Ever heard "Don't judge a book by its cover"?  A book cover is the first and primary point of marketing for a product, and is often a make-or-break moment for a consumer looking to make a purchase. Learn to design smart, impactful, and beautiful book covers. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Open to students age 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Mac OS X, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 21April 18Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $161.00

This bootcamp is open to students pursuing graphic design, professionals looking to fine-tune their skills, or hobbyists with a passion for type. In this course, students will explore how typography is used to communicate effectively within the field of graphic design. While building a basic vocabulary of terms and processes, students will exercise different topics ranging from formal usage to typography as art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 25April 15Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 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
March 30March 31Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

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. Topics include: 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 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 8May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Aaron DeYoe
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $202.00

This class will explore the quirky and unique Risograph printer. A Risograph printer is a hybrid between a screen print and a copier. Students will learn the ins and outs of the machine's capabilities, restrictions, and odd characteristics and will experiment with color separating, overprinting, zine printing, and more! This is a great process for bold designs, posters, comic art, and zines. This technique is an affordable way to produce high quality prints. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11March 11Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Spring 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. Students will conduct testing sessions to help grasp the idea and simplicity of thinking about the end user first.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11March 18Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

In this course students will utilize User Experience (UX) Design practices to conceptualize a mobile app. Students will work through testing, designing an app via wireframes, and both paper and clickable prototyping. The outcome of this class will be a case study on a mobile app suitable for a portfolio. This course is ideally suited to those who have taken the Introduction to User Experience Design class or already have a basic understanding of UX concepts.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 12April 16Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Trevor Carr, Instructor: Jen Evans
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This course will take a project brief through the process of research, design, and prototyping. Along the way, the class will support decisions by considering how real people use and respond to the design, and will keep accessibility and equity in mind from the beginning. The class will explore how design systems and re-usable 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
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30–9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Phil McCollam
Term: Spring 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
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 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
February 16February 17Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.