Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2020
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 24September 27Onlineonline

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

Study the work of painters of the 20th century and take your painting skills to the next level. Learning by imitation is a well-established tradition in art education and challenges the student to think outside their own box and painter's skill set. Classroom painting practice will be enriched by art history lessons aimed at deepening our understanding of the artists, their methods, techniques and concepts. / No class November 3. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

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

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Through individual projects, skill-based demos, and class critiques, students will acquire a thorough understanding of how to create professionally appearing digital illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. In addition, students learn about the latest tools and file preparation standards for production, including file formats, color palettes, and image resolution. Assignments have an emphasis on technical achievement and presentation. / Each student will have access throughout the course to Adobe Creative Cloud software. /  Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8October 6Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Katya Oicherman
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

The design industry of today is based on computer-aided design and pattern design is no exception. In this class we will learn how to create beautiful and balanced patterns and textures using techniques from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Our goal will be to combine the different elements and looks to achieve rich and nuanced designs and to become aware of the standards and possibilities of printing them on paper and fabric. / Each student will have access throughout the class to Adobe Creative Cloud software. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8October 6Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

Utilize User Experience (UX) Design practices to conceptualize a mobile app. Explore a variety of techniques and methodologies 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
September 8November 17Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes, Animation, Game Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $820.00
Concept Art is an essential part of development for visual storytelling. Found in the early stages of film, animation, and game projects, this previsualization tool allows creators to imagine and explore cinematic moments through engaging illustrations. Through examination of influences, terminology, and techniques, students will select methods to create a suite of preproduction art emphasizing key story beats, characters, props, and environments. Visual research and documentation of process will be emphasized, from moodboarding and early pencil sketches to polished illustrations using Photoshop. Synchronous meetings will focus on discussion, demonstration, and live critique. Students complete exercises and assignments contributing to the creation of a final portfolio that showcases narrative worldbuilding.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 8November 16Tuesday7:00-8:30 p.m., online

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: Lafe Smith
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. Students in this class will observe and discuss ways in which artists and authors establish characters in visual media, including film, animation, comics, and games. The class will feature discussion of character development, writing and drawing exercises, and incorporate visual and informational research. Students will learn different methods of character development through style, materials and storytelling methods, and sketching. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class.

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)

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 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Created especially for the online platform, this class focuses on developing specific skills which will help you depict the human form with more accuracy and sensitivity. A series of distinct assignments will address gesture, building with constructs, line and value, angular measurement, proportion, and subtractive and additive modeling. This studio practice will be supported and enhanced through a brief study of figurative art history, as well as supportive and constructive critiques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10October 8Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Alex Brown
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

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
September 10November 12Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

This class will appeal to artists at any stage of their art-making; whether seeking to inject work with new ideas, or a beginner who wants to make a body of compelling images. Students will develop a new approach to producing images and exploring the role of free experimentation in artistic progression.

Through multiple projects, students in this class will explore new materials for mark-making, photography, and sculpture; misuse old tools and invent new techniques. Students will also spend time discussing their discoveries, successes, and new aesthetics.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10October 8Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Brian Britigan
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

This class will provide valuable insights and information to ramp up your freelance career. From working with an agency to getting your own clients, Freelancing Fundamentals will arm you with the tools, tips, and insights to forge your own path in today’s “gig” economy. This course will include lectures, visiting artist talks, and demonstrations. Topics covered will include: finding and maintaining clients, personal marketing, finances, taxes, contracts, software, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 10October 8Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Stephen Rueff
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $328.00

This fast-paced 8-week workshop-style interactive course covers business essentials for independent artists and designers. Students will assess the viability of creative ventures, identify clients or markets, determine funding opportunities, review budgeting basics for proposals and grants, explore marketing, production, and distribution, and finally practice communicating persuasively about their creative ventures visually, and in words and numbers.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 14November 2Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Use oil paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium. The fundamental elements of color, color theory, design, form, and content will be explored through studio work, demonstrations, and slide lectures. This is a welcoming and engaging class; be ready to paint on the first night! / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 14November 16Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $246.00

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
September 14October 19Monday6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

This series will focus on observational drawing of wildlife and will include special guest appearances from naturalists. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of nature and wildlife subjects enhanced by drawing techniques and concepts demonstrations. Students will explore how to add color creatively to their drawings with different mediums like color pencils and markers. Complete one workshop or all three, classes are designed to stand-alone or complement one another. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 15September 15Tuesday, 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)

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

The accordion, or concertina, book is simple and straightforward to make, but it is among the most interesting book structures. An accordion book can be read page by page or seen all at once, as a kind of sculpture. Variations in the folding pattern can yield hidden corners, diversions, and interesting complications. The structure is very flexible and can be made and used in a variety of ways, from greeting cards to journals and story books, or simply as fascinating objects.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 19September 19Saturday10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Roshan Ganu
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $164.00

Summer turns into fall, heading towards winter. How does our internal landscape, such as thoughts and feelings, change from one season to the other? This can include quarantine life, work life, family life, sex life, the view outside the window, etc. Things around us change all the time, but the seasonal transitions in Minnesota are as vivid and evident as the body’s emotional response to them. This course encourages participants to explore their inner landscape along with the outer transition to Fall, in the form of a comic.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 21October 12Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

Creative block, self-doubt, and procrastination are often seen as temporary obstacles, but what if they’re actually symptoms of a larger problem? This class begins with the idea that when an artist’s working methods are out of sync with their beliefs, the above problems are not only a symptom, they are an expected outcome. In this one-night workshop, students will examine the stumbling blocks in their creative process, identify when and how they work best (and produce their best work), and see how to get their creative methods and beliefs about creativity in alignment with each other.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 22September 22Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 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

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)

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

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

As media increasingly moves from print to digital, motion illustration is becoming an essential skill. This introductory course will explore animation as the artist’s and illustrator’s tool. With guided lessons and studio work time, students will explore fundamental motion principles and tools necessary for creating looping GIFS, animatics, animated logos, and simple shorts. Through discussions and the study of examples—both commercial and lesser known work—students will explore various methods of storytelling.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28November 1Onlineonline

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

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Fall 2020
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 28December 15Onlineonline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2020
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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28November 1Onlineonline

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)

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $328.00

Painting outdoors is a great way for artists to get out of the studio and reconnect with the natural environment. Learn the essentials of landscape painting while enjoying all that summer has to offer. Begin by considering how to best approach the landscape as a subject in order to identify a compelling composition. Next, learn how to mix a color palette suitable for expressing the fugitive elements of the landscape, such as light and movement.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 3October 24Saturday, Online9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

How does a traditional design studio use Silicon Valley ideas like growth hacking and lean development to make posters for art exhibitions? What is Product/Market Fit and how does an art school teacher use it to plan assignments?

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 6October 6Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Explore the role prototyping plays in influencing the user’s experience. Learn about different ways to prototype, from basic paper models through light digital solutions. Learn how to take the prototype code already generated in previous courses and start "light coding" to enhance the motion, bringing it beyond the "out of the box" viewpoint. 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
October 7November 11Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 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)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $123.00

Starting a new creative project is scary. There is no shortage of excuses (many quite reasonable) as to why you shouldn’t start something today—not enough free time; you haven’t researched it thoroughly, you don’t have time, the new season of Game of Thrones finally came in; you don’t have the right tools, or you can’t afford the right tools. Or, maybe, you don’t have a good enough idea yet. For those brave enough to start there’s another problem: you’re terrible. You might be having fun but you’re frustrated by the fact that you’re not as good as you’d like to be.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 13October 27Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Dana Koehler
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Through individual projects, skill-based demos, and class critiques, students will acquire a thorough understanding of how to create professionally appearing digital illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. In addition, students learn about the latest tools and file preparation standards for production, including file formats, color palettes, and image resolution. Assignments have an emphasis on technical achievement and presentation. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / No class November 3. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 13November 17Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jacob Yeates
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Within Visual Journalism, it is the role of the illustrator-author to record, research and interpret events in order to distill them into a comprehensive, image-based idea for others. Whether through illustrated maps, exploded diagrams, step-by-step recipes, historical interpretations, or paneled comics, Visual Journalism can be vitally important to sharing complex or multifaceted concepts and stories.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 13November 17Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

This series will focus on observational drawing of wildlife and will include special guest appearances from naturalists. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of nature and wildlife subjects enhanced by drawing techniques and concepts demonstrations. Students will explore how to add color creatively to their drawings with different mediums like color pencils and markers. Complete one workshop or all three, classes are designed to stand-alone or complement one another. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 13October 13Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

This class is designed to function as a continuation of an entry level watercolor class such as Introduction to Watercolor. Advanced Watercolor: Mastering the Medium will expand students' beginner level watercolor skills through a rigorous curriculum and one-on-one guidance. Each weekly meeting will include both technical demonstrations of a variety of watercolor techniques, as well as individual critique and instruction.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 14November 11Wednesday, Online6:30-9:30 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)

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

This course will challenge and engage your creative mind as you discover new ways of looking at both printmaking and bookmaking. Explore familiar and not so familiar print and bookmaking techniques that will transform existing prints, paper and artwork. Join the instructor for weekly remote meetings to dive into materials, revisit old works and explore techniques in new ways. Students will create new work and alter old work with stencils, monotype techniques, mark making, and found objects. Explore chine colle and color reduction techniques from new angles.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 14November 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

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: 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)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

Created especially for the online platform, this course focuses on developing specific skills which will help you depict the human form with more accuracy and sensitivity. Students will explore studies of anatomy, the clothed figure, foreshortening, hands and feet, and head studies through a series of assignments. This studio practice will be supported and enhanced through a brief study of figurative art history, as well as supportive and constructive critiques.

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

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shirin Ghoraishi
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $82.00

Virtual environments are used for everything from gaming to replicating physical spaces for online learning. This workshop is designed as an introduction to the basic virtual environment (forest, farm or town) using Unreal Engine software. Unreal Engine is an open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool. Students will learn the basics of the software and the interface, explore 3D modeling, discuss blueprint and basic commands. Students will create a primary virtual environment that goes beyond limitations and physical laws.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 17October 24Saturday, Online1:00–4:00 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)

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 18 and above.
Instructor: Aaron Loeks
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $205.00

This course is a beginner introduction to Adobe After Effects. After Effects is a fantastic tool to expand an artist's work. In this course, we will dive into After Effects interface and tools, and how it can be applied to illustrations and graphic design.  Individual tools and effects that can be applied to animations or film will also be included, such as the effects and presets from After Effects library, masks, and basic visual effects. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the course. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 19November 16Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $164.00

This bootcamp-style workshop 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
October 26November 16Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

Beginning users of Adobe Lightroom spend about 75% of the time in the Develop Module. Learn how to process and develop photos using the panels, brush tools, film strip, presets, and snapshots within this most important module of Lightroom in one evening. / Each student throughout the class will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 31November 1Saturday, Sunday10:00-11:30 a.m. (Central Time)

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Robbins
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $225.00

The demand for skilled sustainability practitioners has grown exponentially in the past three decades. As businesses, nonprofits, and governments worldwide have adopted sustainability-focused practices, the need for professionals with the expertise to guide them has never been greater. To build sustainability professionals' credibility in the eyes of clients, colleagues, employers, and the public, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) developed standards of practice for sustainability professionals.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 2December 15Onlineonline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Fall 2020
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. / Students will have access throughout the class to Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 2December 15Onlineonline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

Go beyond beginner! In this intermediate course, illustrators will learn more advanced techniques to animate using primarily Adobe Photoshop, as well as some tools in Adobe AfterEffects. From short films and music videos, to professionally-executed editorial GIFs and social media sticker packs, this course is for the illustrator and artist who wants to have the tools to complete polished motion illustration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 2December 15Onlineonline

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, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $35.00

This series will focus on observational drawing of wildlife and will include special guest appearances from naturalists. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of nature and wildlife subjects enhanced by drawing techniques and concepts demonstrations. Students will explore how to add color creatively to their drawings with different mediums like color pencils and markers. Complete one workshop or all three, classes are designed to stand-alone or complement one another. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 10November 10Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $820.00

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 video tutorials. Learn about and develop an understanding of the stages of the design process, including research, ideation, sketching, etc.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 1August 9Onlineonline

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $410.00

Created especially for the online platform, this class focuses on developing specific skills which will help you depict the human form with more accuracy and sensitivity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 6Thursday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Joslenne Peña
Term: Summer 2020
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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 6August 9Onlineonline

Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18, Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 15-18.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. Students in this class will observe and discuss ways in which artists and authors establish characters in visual media, including film, animation, comics, and games. The class will feature discussion of character development, writing and drawing exercises, and incorporate visual and informational research. Students will learn different methods of character design through style, materials and storytelling methods, create illustrations from sketch to finish and produce a character portfolio.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 14August 6Tuesday, Thursday, Online1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 12-15.
Instructor: Erin Sandsmark
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $300.00

This class is designed as a fun and exciting path to lead younger artists toward a better understanding of the basic concepts, techniques, and materials used in contemporary painting. Formal elements such as composition, measuring, and color theory will be introduced. In addition to independent studio work, students will be introduced to various painting styles, art history and terms commonly used to discuss art. This class will use water-based paint. / Students should anticipate an additional cost of roughly $75-100 in total for materials (not included in tuition).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 14August 6Tuesday, Thursday, Online9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ana Llorente
Term: Fall 2020
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 class 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 24December 15Onlineonline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, New Classes, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ellen Mueller
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

This course is designed as a short introduction to essentials of online course design through reading, writing, discussion, and micro-course design. We will be introduced to objective writing, alignment maps, accessibility, interactivity, universal design for learning, faculty presence, communication tactics, and discussion boards. We’ll practice designing one week of an online course with the topic of your choosing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24September 27Wednesday, Online6:30-8:00 p.m. (central), online

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $1,230.00

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24December 17OnlineOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above.
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $1,230.00

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24December 11OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes, Sustainable Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Robbins
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $1,230.00

We are increasingly surrounded by data, and information is collected and categorized in the smallest of increments. Data on sustainability is no exception. How do we use and present data in a way that is relevant for consumers? In this course students learn about the growing field of information design and critically evaluate how it relates to communicating sustainability. Customized project-based assignments take students deeper into real-life situations. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24December 15Onlineonline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Fall 2020
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. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 24December 15Onlineonline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ellen Mueller
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

This course is designed as a short introduction to facilitating the creative process online through reading, writing, discussion, and micro-teaching (assignment desigThis course is designed as a short introduction to facilitating the creative process online through reading, writing, discussion, and micro-teaching (assignment design). We will be introduced to scaffolding, chunking, rubrics, universal design for learning, online tools for interactivity, online demonstrations, and assignment design.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 28November 1Wednesday, Online6:30-8:00 p.m. (central), online

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ellen Mueller
Term: Fall 2020
Price: $410.00

This course is designed as a short introduction to facilitating online critique through reading, writing, discussion, and micro-teaching (critique design). We will be introduced to giving and receiving feedback (bias, blindspots, growth mindset), group agreements, communicating about culturally sensitive issues, allyship, a variety of critique approaches, documenting work in non-professional settings, articulating the components of an art/design work, and critique design. We’ll practice designing a critique for an online course with the topic of your choosing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 2December 15Wednesday, Online6:30-8:00 p.m. (central), online

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ellen Mueller
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $123.00

This workshop is designed as a brief survey of some of the origins, theories, processes, and manifestations of walking as art. Read, watch, and discuss perspectives on walking-based projects. Using this information as a springboard, students will complete their own walking exercises, and execute original walking-based projects. This summer we will be covering the following three topics: walking as ritual, who gets to walk and where?, and archiving walking. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 25August 8Saturday, Online1:00-4:00 p.m.

Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 6-9, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12, Online Classes

Open to students ages 6-12.
Instructor: Melanie Mozingo
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $100.00

From still lifes to selfies, portraits to panoramas, photography requires a trained eye and technical skills. Pick up tips and tricks from an experienced photographer. Students will experiment with tools, techniques, and materials with guidance and inspiration from photographers from different time periods. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned shutterbug, be inspired by traditional and contemporary photo professionals, creative thinking, and your own photographic expression.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 3August 7Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Online9:00 a.m. group meeting each day for 30-60 minutes.

Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15, Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 12-15.
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Summer 2020
Price: $188.00

Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students will focus on the expressive side of drawing through collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises as they learn scale, value, mark making, shape, and the role of composition in the perception of a piece of art. The instructor will also address how drawing can be used to tell stories through discussions, demonstrations, and assignments. Students will view and discuss work by artists who have used drawing as a means to express emotions and ideas.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 3August 7Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Online9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.