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2D Animation

Course No. CEAN100.00
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 22-November 10 (Saturday) – 9am-12pm
Faculty Gary D. Sampson

Join us and learn the basics of animating in Adobe Flash, as well as hand-drawn animation and shooting techniques. We will begin with an overview of the principles of animation, which animators use to create realistic weight and movement in animations. You will learn how to apply these principles through the creation of a series of short Flash animations. The basics of building a more complex hand drawn animation of a figure through multiple animation passes will be explored along with the art of animation to dialogue and sound. You will also create an original short animation to experience the entire animation process including storyboarding, sound editing, creation of an animatic, and finally, animating itself.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Course No. CEDA300.00
Cost $275 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 2 sessions
Dates September 29 + October 6 (Saturday) – 9:30am-4:30pm

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop with an overview of the tools, panels and menus. Look at the many ways that Photoshop enables users to manipulate and create unique and original images. Use adjustment layers for exposure, brightness/contrast, hue/saturation and more. Other topics and features to be covered include: content-aware fill, content-aware scale, making complex selections, puppet warp, automating tasks with Adobe Bridge, photomerge, and exporting graphics for web and mobile devices.

Principles of Graphic Design

Course No. CECG100.00
Cost $350 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates September 18-November 6 (Tuesday) – 6:30-9:00pm
Faculty Rita Goodman

This course includes the study of elements and principles of graphic design to create and communicate your design message. Learn about compositional structure, alignment, contrast, scale and shape, typography, color study, and marketing trends in design. Using the Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator - we will be creating a series of challenging layouts. We will also address the medium that your message will be communicated within, to include brochures, magazines, advertising, and having an online presence. Join us for an exciting array of how design influences your everyday experience.

BASIC Program

BASIC Program

April 18, 2015

Our Fall BASIC courses offer a wide variety of opportunities for K-12 educators.


Pre-College Program

Experience the life of an art student at CIA through this 2-week residential program.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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Uptown Residence Hall

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