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

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.

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September 30November 3Online - Asynchronousonline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Fall 2019
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.

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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 ages 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.

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August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Ana Llorente
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.

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August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Taryn Mead
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

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August 26December 13Online - 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.

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September 30December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $410.00

As media increasingly moves from print to digital and web-based, limited motion illustration is becoming a staple skill. This introductory course will introduce animation as the artist's and illustrator's tool. Through discussion of motion's uses, settings, and methods of storytelling, gain a proficiency in animating illustrative work - broadening your professional practice and skill set. With guided lesson and studio work time, explore fundamental motion principles and software necessary for creating looping GIFS, animatics, animated logos, and simple shorts.

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September 30November 3Online - 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.

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September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

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.

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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.

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September 30November 3Online - AsynchronousOnline

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.

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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

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.

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November 4December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Term: Fall 2019
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. Students engage in deep investigations into the nature of communication and inquiries about the role of language. The class may include trips to and possibly participation in local events to enhance the classroom experience and students’ understanding of the creative writing process.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

See. Examine. Draw. Explore the microscopic world of plants and insects from direct observation through a lens and from rich, scientific, online databases of digitally captured magnifications. In this class, students explore the relationship between art and science through the close examination of botanical and insect life. The observed information is transformed into large- and small-scale drawings in a variety of media. Topics include natural formations of pattern, metamorphosis, artists who integrate science and art, and building a series of related works.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline