Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Katya Oicherman
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

The design industry of today is based on computer-aided design - pattern design is no exception. In this class we will learn how to create beautiful and balanced patterns and textures using the latest techniques from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Our goal will be to combine the different elements and looks to achieve rich and nuanced designs. The class includes technical exercises and tasks, foreyes into the history of pattern and textile design in different contexts, online museum collections and other relevant professional websites visits.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 8March 8Monday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted or have not used oil paints before and who are ready to take the plunge. Using oil paint, students will 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
February 8April 12Monday, 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: Spring 2021
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
February 9March 9Tuesday, Online6:30-9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

Making Room brings together artists from the earliest days of the 20th century up to those working today who, while talented and perhaps even successful in their own time, have escaped proper recognition and scholarly attention due at least in part to their inclusion in groups already marginalized-women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQIA.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 9April 13Tuesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Sculpture and Furniture, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Alonzo Pantoja
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $123.00

In this course students will be encouraged to investigate the difference between weaving and sculpture and will explore when the definition between the two forms becomes blurred. Students will push the boundaries of what weaving is through a sculptural approach. Students will examine weaving techniques, explore color, texture, and content in their work, while developing an understanding of elements and principles of design.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 9February 23Tuesday, 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: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

Characters are essential to making a successful story. In this ten-week course, students will observe and discuss ways in which creators establish characters in visual media, including film, animation, comics, and games. The course will feature some lecture, discussion of character development examples, writing, reference and drawing exercises, and sharing of student work. Production of a final character portfolio will include a brief written narrative and illustrations. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 9April 13Tuesday, Online7:00–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary Leikvold
Term: Spring 2021
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 online 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
February 10March 10Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Brian Britigan
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

A strong portfolio is a must-have for aspiring illustrators, but how do illustrators bridge the gap between personal projects and professional work? Through lectures, demonstrations, and in-class activities, this course will give students the tools they need to refine their illustration instincts into a clear visual identity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10March 10Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Sarah Wieben
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

Portraiture has captivated artists throughout art history because, while challenging, it is enormously satisfying to capture the likeness of a person. This class explores the genre by examining the work of accomplished portraitists from Paul Cezanne through Elizabeth Peyton. Through video demonstrations, group discussions and critiques as well as plenty of painting practice, students will learn the methods and techniques of the greats. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10April 14Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

This class will cover all the fundamentals of line, shape, value, texture, gesture, perspective, and many other 'tricks of the trade. Developed specifically for the remote learning environment, the course includes clear, step-by-step demonstrations and instructions. Some art history topics, which directly relate to drawing, will also be covered in this course. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10April 14Wednesday, Online6:30–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Joshua Namdev Hardisty
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

In this introductory-level course, explore how typography is used to communicate effectively within the field of graphic design. While building a basic vocabulary of terms and processes, complete exercises covering topics ranging from formal usage to typography as art. The primary focus will be increasing knowledge of how to confidently work with typography for both communication and expression. The class will also cover different creative approaches and uses of typography through lectures, videos, readings, and discussions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 10April 14Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

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 10April 14Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

This class focuses on developing specific skills which will help students 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, subtractive and additive modeling, anatomy, the clothed figure, foreshortening, hands and feet, and head studies. 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
February 11April 15Thursday, Online6:30–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $55.00

User Experience (UX) Design Basics Bootcamp will explore user experience in the digital and physical design worlds. This instructor will lead discussions on the importance of preliminary research, testing during the process of developing a design, and how to test & analyze existing designs, as well as UX roles and the artifacts they contribute during the user-centric digital design phase(s) such as wire framing, paper and clickable prototyping, card sorts and other testing methodologies. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13February 13Saturday, Online8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $35.00

Knowing how to correctly use style sheets and master pages within Adobe InDesign saves time, reduces errors, and is a must when creating long documents. This class will concentrate on these advanced features in demonstrating how to create a multiple page book or magazine layout. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 13February 14Saturday, Sunday, Online10:00–11:30 a.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Spring 2021
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. 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. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 15March 8Monday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Stephen Rueff
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $328.00

This highly-interactive seminar-style 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
February 16April 6Tuesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art maker who wants to expand the way they think about drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 17March 17Wednesday, 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: Jonathan Herrera
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $20.00

There is no one way, or single template in pursuing a career in the arts.The Professional Practice Intensive for Early-Career Artists will focus on, and expand the notions of art practice, studio space, artist opportunities, and sustaining a creative career. Rooted in the understanding that each individual has their own goals and paths, this workshop will present emerging artists with a variety of resources and strategies for determining and realizing their own creative professional practice.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 20March 13Saturday, Online1:00–4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: James O'Brien
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $656.00

User Experience (UX) Concepts and Mobile Apps will focus on the process of utilizing sound UX concepts and techniques in order to plan and create a design for a mobile app. With a focus on the end user, students will gain an understanding of the importance of preliminary research, and then will move on to explore a variety of UX techniques and methodologies including, but not limited to, wireframing, prototyping, journey mapping, digital project reporting, user type definition/personas, card sorting, and a variety of testing methods.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 14Monday, Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

In this 5-week course, students will dive headfirst into the specifics of designing with environmental, social and ecological well-being in mind. Topics that will be explored include frameworks and tools practitioners currently use to implement sustainability. Key lessons will touch on design for use, dematerialization, localization, transmaterialization, dematerialization, design for reuse, design for disassembly, design for effectiveness, and design for systems.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

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

Open to students ages 15 and above.
Instructor: Avigail Manneberg
Term: Spring 2021
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
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Alex Brown
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $656.00

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
February 22April 14Monday, Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Denise DeLuca
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $50.00

Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This course provides an introduction to biomimicry, a discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges sustainably. Each week is composed of three lessons that follows these main themes: Biomimicry Basics, Observing Nature, and Biomimic’s Design Studio. A typical lesson includes an introduction to the topic, readings, and an (ungraded) assignment.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Spring 2021
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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22May 12Wednesday, Online7:00–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Spring 2021
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
February 22May 12Monday, Online5:00–6:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

When making screenprints, sometimes the most fun and freeing thing is to get off the computer and get back to basics! This course will go over analog methods of making both simple and complex screenprints, and will show students how to set-up a low-tech screenprint station at home so they can keep printing after class is over. Students will cut waxed paper stencils, experiment with watercolor monotypes on a screen, and learn about printing with multiple layers. Students will come away with at least two completed projects and knowledge of how to print on both paper and fabric.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 23March 28Tuesday, Sunday, OnlineClass: 6:30–8:30 p.m. (Central Time) Office hours: 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lauri Lyons
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $246.00

In this course students will examine how media arts has been used to portray and influence American social justice movements, issues around cultural diversity, and economics of the media industry. Through discussion and presentations by guest speakers, the class will explore protest narratives, including Black Lives Matter, the Vietnam War protests, and the Civil Rights movement.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 23March 23Tuesday, 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: Spring 2021
Price: $35.00

Retouching and color-correcting images are two tasks beginning users are always anxious to learn as soon as possible. This class will present the most-used tools and techniques to do these tasks quickly with a high degree of ease and precision. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 27February 28Saturday, Sunday, Online10:00–11:30 a.m. (Central Time)

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

Open to students ages 15-18.
Instructor: Preston Drum
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $225.00

This introductory class is designed to provide an overview of painting fundamentals. Students will be exposed to a variety of approaches and techniques from past to present with a focus on color theory and the act of painting. Students will paint from photographs for visual reference and use prompts for more conceptual painting practice. Instruction will be driven by live demonstrations, lectures, and one-on-one coaching.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 6March 27Saturday, Online10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

School Year Classes, Online Classes, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 9–12.
Instructor: Alissa McCourt
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $150.00

Using charcoal, graphite, and ink, students will focus on the expressive side of drawing through collaborative projects and abstract drawing exercises. Students will begin learning foundational skills and concepts, such as scale, value, mark making, shape, and the role of composition in the perception of a piece of art. The instructor will expand beyond the traditional and address how drawing can be used to tell stories and express emotions and ideas.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 6March 27Saturday, Online10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $35.00

If you are new to Adobe Lightroom, you will find that much of your time is spent in the Develop Module. Learn how to process and develop photos using the panels, brush tools, film strip, and presets within this most important module of Lightroom. / Each student will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 13March 14Saturday, Sunday, Online10:00–11:30 a.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Carrie Hartman
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $164.00

This class will focus on the process of how to illustrate a full children's book from start to finish. 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. Weekly homework assignments will be given. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 15April 5Monday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Susan Shields
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

This class will help students focus ideas, build skills, and nurture their muse; think of it as mentoring in a community of fellow creative practitioners. Students will work on independent projects with support and feedback from the instructor and other students. This course also includes optional curriculum-based instruction in drawing and painting foundations, as well as open-ended individual projects such as developing a body of work for an exhibition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16April 13Tuesday, Online6:30–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Michael Gaughan
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

In this investigative class, students will explore different creative ways to represent the landscape using watercolor. Topics covered include: perspective, space, color harmony, foreground-middleground-background, atmospheric perspective,emphasis, local color, and composition. Students will be guided in working from photographs of landscapes. Students will build watercolor skills and gain confidence and control of the medium. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 16April 13Tuesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Brian Britigan
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

T​his course will provide a behind-the-scenes view of how contemporary illustrators create work for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Through lectures, demonstrations, and in-class activities, this course will challenge students to develop creative solutions to real-world illustration assignments. Step-by-step instruction will guide students through the process of turning text into clear visual concepts and rough sketches into finished images.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 17April 14Wednesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Anika Schneider
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

This course will guide students in using a multimedia approach to narrative art making. Explore collage, paper folding, and mark making to create narrative art. Projects will employ strategies of “thinking less and making more” in order to expand both the materials and making techniques of students and the narratives that drive their artwork. In addition to art-making, there will be  discussion sessions to identify narrative themes and interest present in student projects. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 18April 15Thursday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Print, Paper, Bookmaking, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Dana LeMoine
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $205.00

This class will take students through the basics of how to make relief prints at home, from ideation to edition. Discussions will include preparing the best images for this technique, different ways to transfer images onto blocks, safe and effective carving techniques, and ways you can ink and print multiples at home without the use of solvents or a press. Students will come away from this class with at least two completed projects and the ability to continue working with the relief technique at home. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 18April 15Thursday, 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: Spring 2021
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 throughout the course to Adobe Creative Cloud software. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 23April 20Tuesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Neal Peterson
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $164.00

Logos are one of the most common forms of graphic design. From business cards to billboards and widgets to websites, a thoughtful mark should communicate an idea with speed and memorability. In this course, students will create a logo of their choice using the elements of graphic design.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 25April 15Thursday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Roshan Ganu
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $164.00

Transition to Spring is the second workshop in the Seasonal Comics Making Series. With a combination of notes taken on smell and sound walks, participants will create comics about crucial transitions they have experienced in their life. Through the comic form, their personal narrative will converse with the seasonal transition from Winter to Spring happening outside their window. This workshop gives people an opportunity to explore the stark seasonal changes of Minnesota (or the seasons around the place they call home), while blurring the lines between our natural habitat and us.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 27April 17Saturday, Online1:00–4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $35.00

This workshop will begin to build your professional materials for applying to grants and other art-related opportunities. The course will look at the specifics of requests for proposals; including how to review all aspects of a given application process and guidelines provided by the organization leading the call for proposals. The individual artist’s voice is critical to this process; participants will be expected to make initial project narratives, artist statements, and proposal drafts intended for a particular opportunity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 29March 29Monday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Andi Fink
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $123.00

This class, designed for those interested in hand-lettering, will teach the basics of modern calligraphy: writing posture, ink control, and composition.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
March 30April 13Tuesday, Online6:30–9:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Drawing and Painting, Online Classes, New Classes

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Christopher E. Harrison
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $82.00

Explore the art of collage through an examination of the medium’s history and an exploration of smaller scale collage technique.  Students will experiment with different collage techniques like chine colle and decoupage while using found objects, fabric, and mark making tools. Chine colle is an image transfer technique that creates unique images and textures that become significant elements in collage work.  

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 3April 10Saturday, Online1:00–4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Spring 2021
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
April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

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

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

This final 5-week course of the Fundamentals of Sustainable design series will dive deep into politics and governance in relation to sustainable change. Students will learn about and discuss organizational change as it relates to sustainability; how to effectively communicate regarding sustainability issues; explore ideas that reach beyond sustainability to thrivability; and finish things off by learning about various methods of engaging and implementing change. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Robbins
Term: Spring 2021
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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Anita Nowak
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

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 19May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course introduces the fundamentals of programming using the language of the web, JavaScript. Students explore topics through a variety of projects, including creating interactive web components and building a simple web application. The course progresses 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 19May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course explores the UX Design process and leverages it to bridge the gap between functionality and aesthetics, creating a better experience for users. Guided by user-centered design processes, students design visual and experiential systems for web and mobile apps that are shaped by such things as: stakeholder interviews, requirement gathering, usability testing, competitor benchmarking, and analytics.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19May 12Tuesday, Online7:00–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

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. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: James O'Brien
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19February 21OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

In this class, which is an introduction to sustainability, students will learn about and discuss different definitions of sustainability. Students will learn various methods for measuring sustainability, and gain an understanding of the three main branches of the sustainability tree: ecological, economic and social sustainability.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19February 21OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course incorporates research, ideation, and application within large-scale branding, publications, signage, mapping projects, and identity systems. Students investigate conceptual possibilities utilizing research; knowledge of historical and contemporary perspectives; experimental strategies using hand tools and digital software; and personalized design methodologies. Identification of real-world challenges and typographic solutions are explored through professional experiences with external designers.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19May 12Monday, Online7:00–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

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 25May 12OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

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 25May 12OnlineOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jessica M. Dandona
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course introduces students to issues in modern art, popular culture, and contemporary art and design. Topics may include the expanding audience for art, the transformation of the art market, the impact of new technologies, the changing status of the artist, and the role of art in society. This course is taught as a seminar with some lecture. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies. / This course is part of the undergraduate degree program.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 25May 12OnlineOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course investigates the aesthetic issues at the heart of writing as an art in itself. Course topics illuminate the kind of thinking that guides and inspires and require students to develop presentations and to explore creatively. Students engage in deep investigations into the nature of communication and inquiries about the role of language. The class may include trips to and possibly participation in local events to enhance the classroom experience and students’ understanding of the creative writing process.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 25May 12OnlineOnline