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Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Introduction to Bookbinding

Course No. CEFM 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Dates September 19 – November 7 (Mondays) – 6-9pm

Learn the basics of hand-made book production, including techniques that can be done at home. We will explore a variety of Western and Eastern binding styles and materials by creating journals, sketchbooks, artist’s books, zines, and sculptural books. Students will leave with a better understanding of materials and binding to best suit their goals.

Introduction to Digital Animation

Course No. CEAN 110 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Zach Sabatino
Dates September 19 – November 7 (Mondays) – 6:30-9:30pm

Students will take the first steps towards bringing their art to life through computer animation. Demonstrations and hands on exercises will be expose students to the basic theory and mechanics behind animation as well as the fundamentals of the software. Students will use Adobe Flash and After Effects to learn how to combine art and technology to create visually engaging animations.

Introduction to Drawing

Course No. YADR 200
Cost $225 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 5-8
Instructor Elizabeth Beganyi Naugle
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 9:30am–12:30pm

Learn the basics of drawing by knowing how to handle your pencil, creating a value chart, creating forms and fundamental strokes. This class will go over the art principles of perspective, values, light and shadow and composition. Feel confident knowing that once these basic skills are established, the sky is the limit. This class will focus on indoor composition as well as drawing nature outside the classroom.

Introduction to Photoshop

Course No. CEPH 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21 – November 9 (Wednesdays) – 6 - 9pm

This course will focus on the basic yet powerful features of Photoshop in editing photographs as well as documenting artwork. Students will discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools and develop an understanding of layering techniques. Students are encouraged to bring their own images to work on during studio time. Throughout this course you will learn the tools you need to be more efficient in your photo-editing skills like basic photo repairs and color enhancement in order to increase the flexibility and quality of your photographs.

Jewelry + Metals: Techniques + Process

Course No. CEJM 425 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates September 21 – November 9 (Wednesdays) – 6-9pm

Students will enjoy working with non-ferrous metals in this advanced jewelry class to create wearable art pieces. Students will incorporate advanced techniques including forging, advanced soldering, bezel setting stones, and etching/roll printing textures/patterns to create surface designs, and will gain further understanding of the jewelry making process. The design process will be explored through multiple concept sketches and class discussions. Students will complete two pieces by the end of the session. Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101 or equivalent prerequisite required. Course limited to 10 students.

Mixed Media: Expressive Layers

Course No. YAFD 165 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Grades 8-12
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates September 24 – November 19 (No class October 22) (Saturdays) – 9:30am-12:30pm

This course will explore individuality along with imagery and color as elements for art making to create uniquely personal visual statements. We will explore the relationship between ideas, personal experience and creativity by creating art works from a broad collection of materials.These will include printed images, papers, drawings and fabrics, as well as found and natural objects.Students will also be asked to bring in something personally meaningful to incorporate with their ideas. The challenge will be to develop a theme by linking each mixed media piece to the next, resulting in a body of work suitable for portfolio inclusion.

Narrative Collage: Your Visual Voice

Course No. CEFD 360 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor José Paul Sacaridiz
Dates September 21 – November 9 (Wednesdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Join us as we utilize collage to explore your visual voice and ancestry. Discover personal histories within a historical context. The primary materials used to enact this investigation will come from a wide variety of sources: family photos, oral and written histories, ephemera, maps, art, and found objects. We will explore the relationships between personal experience, culture, and memory to create new pictorial family trees. You are invited to join us on this highly personal, creative and unique journey – the only limits are your memory, investigation and imagination!

Painting from the Natural World

Course No. CEPT 315 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates September 19 – November 7 (Mondays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this course you will work from elements found in nature to create paintings that are inspired by their patterns and forms. You will come to more fully understand and appreciate the unique character of your subjects as you depict them in an array of styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Demonstrations and discussions will be provided to encourage experimentation and creative growth. This course is open to all levels of experience. Students may use any type of paint that they are comfortable working with in this class.

TEACHER workshops

TEACHER workshops

July 28 + 29, 2016

Our summer TEACHER workshops offer a wide variety of professional development and art-making opportunities for K-12 educators.


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