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Introduction to Photoshop

Course No. CEPH 200 00
Grad Course No. CEPH 5200 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

We will look at the many ways Adobe Photoshop enables users to manipulate and create unique and original images. Some of the functions we will cover include layers, color correction, photomerge, automation, large format printing, color replacement, plus much more. We will also look at some of the new features that CS5, Bridge, and Lightroom 3 have to offer. Each class will include an instructional demo and time to work on projects using techniques discussed in class. Several out-of-class assignments will be given as a way to practice skills. We will have group critiques on these assignments so you can receive feedback on your work. This class is designed for beginner students, but more experienced students who are looking to brush up their skills are welcome. It is recommended that you have at least Photoshop CS4 or CS5 at home to work on outof- class assignments. You will also need your own USB drive and paper for this class.

Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Course No. CEIL 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Children’s book illustration is quite possibly the broadest expression of illustration in today’s applied art world. There is virtually no style or vision that is not approached. We will focus on the picture book niche of children’s books and simplify some of the common principles. Areas to be covered include history and overview of children’s book illustration; development of consistent character drawings; animation of children; story development; study of the form of a picture book; sequential art and storyboarding; and discussion and demonstration of materials on request. You will create an 8-12 page picture book mockup as well as a two-page spread of finished art. Previous drawing experience and proficiency in one or two media will ensure your success in this course. Let’s create a book!

Introduction to Sculpture

Course No. YASC 120
Cost $125 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 10
Dates Session 1: June 15-June 26, Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am–12pm

In this class students will experiment with a variety of materials to create 3D artwork. We will look at art made by other artists as inspiration for our own creations. Each week students will use new materials to sculpt, bend, carve, mold and assemble one of a kind sculptures. This is a great class for the student who likes to experiment and build.

Narrative Art

Course No. CEFD 225 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6:30-9:00pm

Take life drawing to the next level. We will focus on realism and storytelling in this figurative art class. Choose either painting or drawing to explore composition and the figure to develop a narrative. Live models will be an important part of the class, and experience in figure drawing is preferred.

Old Clothes/New Look

Course No. YAFM 200
Cost $350 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 10
Dates Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 1:30-4:30pm
Faculty William Brouillard

Are you bored of your clothes? Instead of running to buy new ones, consider what can be done to turn your older clothes into brand new, original and unique looks. This two week long exploration will transform your wardrobe using dyeing techniques, deconstructing and reconstructing clothing or embroidery to embellish for some extra flare. You will push your creativity to new levels, have new and exciting clothing choices and learn about traditional fiber processes as well. This course will give you fundamental skills which you can add onto for a lifetime of DIY and art making. Bring anything and everything from your closet from jeans, to sweatshirts to t-shirts. Let's push the boundaries of fashion and have a lot of fun doing it!

Painting Basics

Course No. YAPT 260
Cost $310 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 10
Dates Session 1: June 15-June 26, Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 1–4pm

This is a great class for any student who is interested in really delving into the world of painting. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a painting including composition, color and application. As a class we will learn how to prepare a canvas, sketch ideas, mix colors, and explore multiple painting tools and techniques. Paintings will be representational so each student will choose their own subject matter ranging from landscapes, still lifes, human and animal portraits.

Painting with Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

This course focuses on the basics of metalsmithing in combination with enamel. We will begin with basic metalworking techniques such as sawing, filing, sanding, drilling and piercing. From there we will dive into enameling, exploring transparent and opaque colors with emphasis on painting and drawing techniques. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal which yields instant results with saturated permanent color. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Bring a sketchbook and your creativity!

Portfolio Preparation

Course No. YADR 700
Cost $375 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 10
Dates Session 1: June 15-June 26, Session 2: July 27-August 7 (M-F) – 9:30am–12:30pm

This course will help you to put together a stronger portfolio needed in applying to art colleges, as well as the fabulous benefits of improving your drawing skills, the joys of trying different drawing materials, along with showing you what an art college is actually looking for in your portfolio. Besides enjoying the classroom explorations and drawings assigned outside the classroom, you will get to engage in the occasional critique in a fun and informative way. The goal of this course is to help you reach a higher level of skill in the creation of your own artwork. Parent permission is required for life drawing because of nude models.

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