Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

Choosing the right color for a product, website, or brand identity program might at first seem like a frivolous concern, but research has shown that the reaction to color is emotionally based, and it has a direct impact on consumer choice. Color is one of the most powerful selling tools available to the designer and marketing professional. It is important to know from a commercial aspect the way color can spell success or failure for a package, poster, logo, display, or digital or retail store environment. This course is designed to expose students to the realm of color marketing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22February 24Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Ramon Tejada
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00

This course covers research, ideation, and application related to large-scale projects in branding, publications, signage, mapping, and identity systems and includes work experience with outside professionals to explore real-world needs. Students investigate conceptual possibilities utilizing research, knowledge of historical and contemporary perspectives, experimental strategies using hand tools and digital software, and personalized design methodologies. Students are challenged to develop original solutions and promote their own visual sensibilities.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Thursday, Online - Asynchronous6:00-7:00 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Ken Korth
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00

This course introduces the fundamentals of programming using the language of the web, JavaScript. Students will explore topics through a variety of projects, including developing a web-based game, creating interactive web components, and building a simple web application. The course builds towards a student-selected final programming project. Topics include: program and data structures, objects and arrays, functions, bugs and error handling, the Document Object Model (DOM), event handling, drawing using HTML5 canvas, data fetching, and using common libraries and tools.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Tuesday, Online - Asynchronous6:00-7:30 p.m.

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Wendy Jedlička
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00
We handle packages every day and they account for a third of our waste stream. Using the format of a product-repositioning study, students in this course examine the core ideas of consumer perception and market triggers, material selection, environmental impact, and long-term strategic thinking. By the end of this course, students are able to maximize a package's appeal while minimizing environmental impact.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00
In this foundational course students are introduced to hands-on and holistic approaches to sustainability. This course covers current sustainability frameworks, principles, and materials assessments, as well as the history and logic behind them, providing students with useful research tools to apply to the ever-changing demands of sustainable design, business, development, and policy-making.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: James Johnson
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $99.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). We 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
January 22February 24Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Anita Nowak
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00

Economic, environmental, and ethical crises present leaders with new and complex challenges. Effective, resilient, and agile leaders employ a diversity of skills, experience, and resources to respond to humanity's greatest challenges with creative, innovative, and humane solutions. Students build their capacities to become creative leaders and to work constructively as part of dynamic and collaborative teams through the integration of an ecological perspective for their work, organizations, communities, and the planet. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline

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 second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students build on their 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 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 25April 7Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $806.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. Students 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
February 25May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $130.00

If you are new to Adobe Lightroom, you will find that 75% of your time is probably spent in the Develop Module. In this single-evening online workshop, learn how to process and develop photos using the panels, brush tools, film strip, presets, and snapshots within this most important module of Lightroom. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies hereThis course will meet online on Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. (CST). There will be no campus-based meeting.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 20March 20Wednesday, Online - Asynchronous6:30-9:30 p.m.

Graphic and Web Design

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

Drawing and Painting, Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Alex Mitchell
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

Artists, designers, and non-artists alike utilize the "napkin sketch"—simple drawings that capture the essence of an idea, illustrate a prototype, or sell a client on the value of your services. This kind of drawing can also facilitate brainstorming, idea creation, and problem-solving both alone or in a collaborative environment. This course will teach students a simple but structured methodology to create simple visual aids, with an eye towards use in entrepreneurial or professional settings. The class will explore how to make a sketch that’s worth a thousand words.

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

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Lisa Troutman
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This course will provide students with an introduction into the exciting world of digital illustration utilizing the powerful industry standards – Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students in this class will explore a wide range of techniques which include creating vector illustrations, integrating traditional line art, and developing digital painting skills in Photoshop. Students will learn how to take an idea from sketch to screen, using digital tools and techniques to produce professional and dynamic digital illustrations.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11April 15Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Keith Taylor
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $322.00

Polymergravure is a non-toxic, faster, and environmentally friendlier alternative to the traditional copperplate photogravure process. Students will create a black-and-white printed image generated from a photographic transparency and printed on an etching press. Create prints that have the gravity and feel of a 19th century photogravure with the ease of 21st century printing technology!

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11April 1Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $50.00

Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model. While an MCAD staff member is present to facilitate, there is no instruction provided. / No discounts or coupon codes may be applied to the purchase of a Co-op pass. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11May 5Monday, Sundayvaried

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.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

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

This class will teach students to go beyond the traditional approach to portrait painting that would tend toward an empathetic and faithful rendering of the sitter's likeness, toward something bolder and more exploratory. Students will learn to bend and stretch the rules of portrait painting in order to dig deeper in hopes of arriving at finished works that are richer and more profound.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 11April 15Monday6:30-9:30 p.m.

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.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $121.00

Students in this course will develop and refine their observational drawing practice through close examination and drawing of a variety of plant specimens. During three visits to the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, the class will have the opportunity to create studies varying from timed observational contour drawings to fully formed experimentations. This course will provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop and enhance their ability to observe and study the details of a given object.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 12February 26Tuesday6:30-9:30 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.

Photography and Filmmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Anna Eveslage
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

Every day, we are confronted with a deluge of images. A staggering number of digital images are uploaded to the internet every single day, not to mention all of the photographs we encounter in the world around us. With such a glut of images, how does a photographer rise above the noise? What makes a photograph by a specific artist recognizable? What distinguishes a worthwhile photograph and raises it to the level of art? Whether you work in still life, narrative, abstract, street, portraiture, or any other style of photography, your personal voice is paramount.

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

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

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
February 12April 16Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Allegra Lockstadt
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $202.00

Editorial Illustration is an exciting market for illustrators, offering the opportunity to create visual imagery for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The illustrator's ideas are the driving force in this work, engaging the viewer and propelling them into the world of the story. Through lectures on contemporary editorial illustrators and demonstrations of mediums, students will learn about contemporary illustration, experiment with materials and techniques, and practice developing illustrations from thumbnail sketch to final project.

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

Drawing and Painting

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

Learning From the Masters is a class designed to take your painting skills to the next level by studying the work of some of the greatest, and most influential painters of the 20th century. 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. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

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

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

In this class, students will be introduced to basic elements of drawing, such as line, value, texture, and shape. Students will study perspective and build skills for the successful transference of three-dimensional observation to a two-dimensional picture plane. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing of large still lifes, live models, and small organic specimens and objects. Students will engage in multiple experimental drawing techniques using a variety of drawing media. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This class is designed to function as a continuation of the beginning level watercolor class, Watercolor Blast. Students will expand upon the skills and experiences previously gained and the class will engage the dedicated watercolor student with a rigorous curriculum and one-on-one guidance. On a weekly basis, this class pushes each artist to achieve their own personal next level. By providing a balance between technical sequences and individualized demos, this class cares for the watercolor artist as holistic healthy being.

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.

Drawing and Painting, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Jonathan Aller
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

Portrait painting is one of the most difficult things to paint. Creating a simplified process allows students to begin a painting with confidence. Having this understanding gives students the freedom to take portraiture into a contemporary format and make it their own. This class will examine portrait painters from different genres and see the evolution of this genre over time. By investigating an assortment of styles that are prevalent in portraiture such as impressionistic, naturalistic, and realism, the class will unpack what makes a successful portrait.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Alison Nowak
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This dynamic class will introduce students to illustration materials and techniques, conceptual approaches to image making, and will address practices relating to the business of illustration. Illustration is essential to the success of the editorial, advertising, publishing, and product packaging industries. The creative process will be discussed, from creating initial sketches to undergoing final illustration critiques.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 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.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

The act of drawing from the live human form can feel intimidating. The key to success lies in a sound understanding of the creative problem-solving process, in combination with an acknowledgment and recognition of one's own "creative DNA." To aid in these endeavors, this class balances studio exercises with supplemental discussions, presentations, readings, and a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 14April 18Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Cameron Browne
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $202.00

There is magic in making your drawings move. Learn how to combine illustration techniques and methods of animation to tell a story, communicate a concept, or embellish an image. Illustration combined with motion has never been more pervasive in film, advertising, and publications. This course is a great opportunity to learn the basics of animation in Photoshop as well as develop techniques for traditional and digital illustration for screen. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 14March 14Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Caroline Solomon
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This course is an introduction to black and white photography as a creative medium. The emphasis is on aesthetic, technical, conceptual, and historical concerns in photography. Instruction will include presentations covering basic camera operations and image processing skills in the darkroom. The assignments will direct students toward the development of personal expression and seeing photographically. / This class will not meet on March 7. / Materials fee of $10 and Facilities fee of $50 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 14April 25Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

If you love printmaking you’ll love this class. Open Edition offers intermediate and advanced printmakers the chance to work in an open and collaborative learning community with instruction from a skilled printmaker -- using some of the best printmaking facilities in the Midwest. Selected demos are offered, along with individual tutorials as needed. Sessions will also include informal dialogues, large and small group critiques and studio time. The learning environment is collaborative and relaxed.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 14April 18Thursday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Bridget O'Malley
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $81.00

This class will teach students how to make paper suitable for use with letterpress printing. The focus will be on small editions of consistent sheets made from plain and colored cotton abaca and flax fibers. This class is designed to broaden a student’s experience in the printshop, by adding handmade paper to their repertoire. Letterpress with Polymer Plates is another course being offered this spring. Students who enroll in both Papermaking for Letterpress and Letterpress with Polymer Plates will receive a package deal.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 16February 23Saturday10:00 a.m.-1:00 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.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $403.00

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Students will 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 studio-based class; come ready to paint on the first night! / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 16April 20Saturday9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Erin Rufledt
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $121.00

Design thinking is a creative, human-centered approach to solving complex problems. It is a technique and approach that anyone can learn and use. It’s about focusing on the people you’re designing for, asking questions, and experimenting with simple prototypes to come up with radically new solutions. In this course, we’ll explore the tools and mindsets of design thinking — things like empathy, idea generation, and rapid prototyping — and apply them to real-world problems. The course is run workshop-style, combining short lectures with lots of hands-on activities in small groups.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 27March 13Wednesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $322.00

Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on class. Introductory letterpress skills and terminology will be explored by taking students through the basics of how to use a Vandercook press, including set up, registration, and clean up. This class will focus on photopolymer plates to create a wide range of image possibilities including, but not limited to, type. Students will work in MCAD's expansive state-of-the-art printshop to create a variety of prints throughout the run of the class. Please note that metal and wood type will not be used in this class.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 2April 20Saturday1:00-4:00 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 9March 10Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Print, Paper, Bookmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $242.00

As computer programs like Adobe Photoshop continue to evolve, the ways to create screens for printmaking become almost limitless. This hands-on class will start in the computer lab, where students will learn techniques for image creation, set up print-ready files, and make positives for their prints. Layers in Photoshop correspond so perfectly with layers in screenprinting! The last four weeks will be in the printmaking studio, where students will turn their digitally-created positives into screenprints.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 9April 13Saturday10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: William G. Franklin
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $202.00

This course combines art criticism, art history, aesthetic theories, and philosophy to try to answer what art is. Students will put to the test the universal validity and success of different artistic works by discussing and challenging past and modern concepts of art appreciation. Students will work in groups to practice critical language in class, and produce short written responses as assignments weekly. Concepts to be examined include mimesis, the sublime, aesthetic and non-aesthetic perceptions, emotional saturation, realists and anti-realists views, and modern institutional theories.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 14April 11Thursday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Pre-College Studio Intensive, School Year Classes, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Galen Fletcher
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $205.00

Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive. Over one weekend, students will work on a photography project with assistance from instructors, along with demonstrations, guest artist discussions about studio practice and careers, and an information session with admission counselors about portfolio development. This class is an opportunity for young artists to learn and work in an immersive studio class environment. / Open to students ages 15–18. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16March 17Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:30 pm.m

Photography and Filmmaking, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Zoe Cinel
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $242.00

The technical aspects of video making can be intimidating: how to adjust the exposure? What is the right resolution? How do I create a narrative from clips? No worries! This class is designed for all aspiring directors, video makers, community organizers, artists, and the curious who want to be introduced to video and editing techniques starting with the most accessible camera: a smartphone! Students will learn how to shoot, edit and share high-quality short video by using exclusively mobile devices and free apps.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16April 20Saturday1:00-4:00 p.m.

Pre-College Studio Intensive, School Year Classes, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 15-18
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $205.00

Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive. Over one weekend, students will work on painting projects based on historical art movements or the work of famous artists. Projects may include still life, figurative or experimental assignments with assistance from instructors. Additional activities will include; technical demonstrations, guest artist discussions about studio practice and careers, and an information session with admissions counselors about portfolio development.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16March 17Saturday, Sunday9:00 a.m.-4:30 pm.m

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Chelsea Reeck
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $134.00

Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes. Students in this workshop will learn about the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic processes, originally developed in the 1840s. The cyanotype process produces beautiful blue images that require only sunlight and water. Students will be given some background about the history of alternative processes, and cyanotypes in particular.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16March 23Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $202.00

When the work of a truly remarkable artist is recognized, their signature becomes visible, even when not literally present. What is recognized in such instances is the artist's "Creative DNA": a term coined by dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp. This class includes discussions, readings, including Twyla Tharp's book, The Creative Habit, and writing exercises. When combined with studio practice and critiques, these methods will enable students to find their muses, name their intentions, and strengthen their unique personal creative voices.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 19April 16Tuesday6:30-9:30 p.m.

Drawing and Painting, Professional Development and Liberal Arts, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $202.00

Working professionals and hobbyists alike are all susceptible to bad habits, time wasting and the whimsy of our muse. Learn tips and tricks for overcoming the pitfalls of your art practice and focus on a new path forward. This course is for artists at any level seeking to develop healthy tendencies, productive routines and a better understanding of how you participate in your creative field. Through a combination of lectures, discussions and research, students will be encouraged to explore methods for motivating themselves and inspiring creativity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 20April 17Wednesday6:30-9:30 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.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $30.00

There are many people who truly appreciate art, but at the same time feel intimidated, confused, or inarticulate when talking about it with others. This class is designed for those who have found themselves saying things like:

"I know what I like when I see it, but it's hard to describe."
"I don't know if this is even good or not."
"I love art, but I find it difficult to tell where things belong in history, or to which genre."

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 28March 28Thursday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 16 and above
Instructor: Zoey Melf
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $134.00

The Wetplate Collodion process is the second oldest commercially successful photographic process; its heyday lasted from 1851 until the end of the 19th century. The technique was highly successful worldwide, and enjoyed an especially vibrant life in the United States. The process was long dormant, but has experienced a renaissance in the past few decades. This hands-on workshop will focus on the Tintype version of the Wetplate Collodion process. A Tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a photographic emulsion.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 6April 13Saturday10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Drawing and Painting

Open to students age 16 and above
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $50.00

Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, open drawing sessions for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model. While an MCAD staff member is present to facilitate, there is no instruction provided. / No discounts or coupon codes may be applied to the purchase of a Co-op pass. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
September 9December 9Monday, SundayVaried

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00

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
January 22May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00

This course covers the entire process of coloring a comic book, from color design to print, using a computer. The goal of the course is to gain a working knowledge of a variety of techniques in order to complete a project from ideation to the final state. Topics covered include: scanning artwork, use of color as a storytelling tool, CMYK vs. RGB in the color workflow, and how to "paint" using the computer—including step-by-step instruction, a survey of computer tools, color separation and its use to make the finished product look the best possible even on poor quality paper, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Wednesday, Online - Asynchronous7:00-8:00 p.m.

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Kjel Johnson
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00

This course examines through various lenses the ways in which contemporary events circulate in the news, from hard_-copy newspapers to online blogs, from trained journalists to eyewitness observers, and from social media venues to emerging media forms. Individuals in this course engage deeply with the local, national, and international news and explore the many sides to contemporary issues, covering a range of events, topics, and regions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Jen Caruso
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00

Philosophy is based on a desire to understand history, the world around us, and the human condition. By studying these ideas, students can begin to develop contemporary questions about their world and interests. This class examines the history of philosophy and current philosophies, both Western and non-Western. Students propose philosophical and historical questions to better understand themselves and the arts in the twenty-first century. Class sessions are a mix of lecture and discussion. This course fills a Histories, Places and Philosophies requirement for Humanities and Sciences.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Spring 2019
Price: $1,209.00

In this course students investigate the most essential aspects of human anatomy pertinent to the artist. The course progresses from examining anatomical artworks in art history to researching current anatomical references as a basis for image exploration. The importance of accurately depicting the human form is stressed through technical studies of skeletal and muscular structures in a sketchbook format. Online resources are an active part of the course in learning terminology and functions of mechanical structure of the human form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 22May 14Online - AsynchronousOnline