Fall 2014 Continuing Education Catalog

Studio Art Classes + Workshops Fall 2014

View the online Fall 2014 Continuing Education catalog or review the fall courses below:


DRAWING
PAINTING
PRINTMAKING
GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION + WEB DESIGN
PHOTO + FILM
SCULPTURE
METALS
CERAMICS
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

DRAWING
Anatomy: Skeleton (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)

Gerry Hoag
Mondays 6:30–9:45 pm
DRW 2011–C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Improve your concept and understanding of the human figure by studying the underlying skeletal structure and how it affects surface appearance. Improve your sense of observation, proportion, perspective, planes, structure, volume, weight, space, clarity of articulation and the visual dynamics of body movement and resultant formal changes. Class meetings include observations and drawing from the model (gesture and long pose), illustrated lectures, the skeleton plaster casts, occasional slide lectures and more. Homework is required (one hour/week minimum). This is the first of a twopart study; the musculature is the focus of the spring course. There are no prerequisites, but this course is best suited for students who have had at least a beginning course in drawing.

Portrait Drawing (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Patrick Carter
Twelve Weeks (September 13-December 13)
Saturdays 9 am-12 pm
DRW 1050-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $530
*Workshop

The portrait is essential to virtually every form of fine art, from painting and sculpture to video and photography. Portraiture tells us about a particular individual while revealing something universal. In this workshop you will learn technical, organizational, spiritual and philosophical skills basic to any work of art. The initial objective is to produce a physical resemblance to the model and then progress toward exposing the elusive "other" inner life (sometimes at the expense of physical likeness). Although this workshop focuses on drawing, you will explore several approaches to portraiture using charcoal, graphite, acrylics, ink washes and waterbased paint.

The Body in Question (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Patrick Carter
Twelve Weeks (September 13-December 13)
Saturdays 1-4 pm
DRW 1094-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $530
*Workshop

The human body is an infinite source of inspiration and a subject expressed in innumerable styles and media. In this workshop, we will attempt to gain new insight into the human form by exploring traditional, expressive and experimental approaches to drawing and painting the body. The workshop will be built around individual concerns, issues and personal sensibilities with the nude model as a foundation and point of departure. Throughout the workshop we will refer to a varied group of artists such as Francis Bacon, William Beckman, Richard Diebenkorn, Lucian Freud, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse, Nathan Oliveira and other contemporary artists who have found new inspiration in this timeless subject. Bring materials of your choice (charcoal, water-based paint, oils, etc.) and be prepared to work at the first meeting.

Oil Sticks: A Medium on the Go
Mela Lyman
Weekend Workshop (October 25-26)
Saturday 9 am-4 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm
DRW 1100-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $150
*Workshop

During this quick-paced workshop you will fully investigate this unique medium, which offers the freedom of drawing with the layering and blending capabilities of oil paint. Following a brief introduction to the oil stick, you will begin to explore the various qualities, uses and opportunities for creativity that this versatile medium offers, incorporating the immediacy and gestural quality of drawing with the luscious opacity, painterly application and permanence of oil paint. With still life as the subject matter and art history references as a guide, you will respond to the design elements and the layering and blending of color that the oil sticks make so available to the artist.

PAINTING
Portrait Painting and Drawing (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)

Patrick Carter
Tuesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
PAI 2050-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Portraiture is specific and general, timely and timeless. It informs us about a particular individual while telling us something about us all. The portrait, whether a painting or drawing, involves technical, organizational, spiritual and philosophical concerns basic to any work of art. The initial objective is to produce a physical resemblance to the model, but it is even more important to progress toward the elusive "other" inner life, sometimes at the expense of physical likeness. Several approaches will be introduced to help you discover a natural and personal direction. You will use drawing and painting materials such as charcoal, graphite, acrylics, ink washes, water-based paint and oil-based media

Realist Painting (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Christopher Chippendale
» Saturdays 9 am–4:15 pm
PAI 2052-C3
4 Credits / Tuition: $1840
» Saturdays 9 am–12:15 pm
PAI 2052-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920
» Saturdays 1–4:15 pm
PAI 2052-C2
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This multi-level course in realist painting requires no significant prior experience in this particular discipline, and invariably attracts new and returning students with a range of backgrounds and skill levels. We will focus on the means and language of direct painting techniques in the service of illusionism, as well as a broad and supple set of painting skills fundamental to observational painting (firm color mixing, synthetic ways of seeing and making, the material use of paint and reading tone through color). Ancillary to our studio focus, we will examine modes and models of realist painting, past and present, from the standpoint of their painting language. There will be in-class observational painting from the model and the model in a larger environment (model sessions typically last three to four sessions).

Splash: Watercolor and Water-Based Mixed Media
Heidi Whitman
Mondays 9 am–12:15 pm
PAI 1093-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

In this course you will work on projects from a variety of sources: still-life, found materials including photographs, journals, and maps and the imagination. We will discuss ways to effectively use and combine media such as ink, watercolor, gouache, acryla gouache, Flashe, acrylic, collage and drawing materials. You will work on a variety of papers and panels in this mixed-media course; this experimentation will help you to develop your technique and personal imagery. Weekly out of class assignments will expand on in-class work. Class discussions, critiques, slide and digital presentations and visits to galleries, artists' studios and the Museum of Fine Arts are integral to the course.

Painting from the Ground Up (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Laura Fischman
Thursdays 6:30–9:45 pm
PAI 2002-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

How it is that oil paintings seem to glow from within? How do painters build different levels of depth and texture in their works? In this course, we will look at varying strategies, surfaces, mediums and paint application techniques to unlock some of the mysteries of oil painting. Each week we will look at different steps in the process, from surface preparation and monochrome under-paintings, to working with value and color to create a sense of body and space, to developing texture, and glazing and scumbling. Students will select source images/material to work from throughout the semester and will execute several paintings of their image utilizing different approaches – from the slow building up of layers to more direct impasto painting, all heading toward the goal of developing the skills and understanding of color interactions, transparency and paint application. Students will be introduced to the properties of oil paint to create depth, space, volume and unique mark making. This course will incorporate demonstrations, some brief readings, and lots of looking at artists (from old masters to contemporary painters) working in an array of oil painting styles. You don't need to be an expert painter to take this course, but students should come to class with some basic painting experience and lots of curiosity.

Painting with Acrylics
Ria Brodell
Weekend Workshop (October 18-19)
Saturday 9 am-4 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm
PAI 1030-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $150
*Workshop

In this workshop we will explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint. You will learn fundamental painting skills and techniques while working from still life objects, personal imagery, the Museum of Fine Arts' collection or your own imagination. You will develop your own personal style while learning various methods of paint application, elements of composition, color relationships, how to incorporate mixed media and create a variety of surface textures. You will leave the workshop with a solid foundation in acrylic painting techniques and the ability to use the versatile qualities of acrylics.

Watercolor Bootcamp
Carl Ferrero
Two Weeks (December 6-13)
Saturdays 9 am-4 pm
PAI 1032-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $200
*Workshop

This intensive two-week workshop will introduce watercolor painting techniques and concepts to students new to the medium. You will leave the course proficient in the use of watercolor; the class will cover all basics, including creating a portable watercolor easel, tearing paper, paint handling, color mixing, creating washes and gradients, under-drawing, composition, color usage and planning pictures. We will view and discuss innovative watercolors by historical and contemporary artists and learn how to fully exploit the medium in creative and expressive ways.

Step-by-Step: Oil Painting for Beginners
Paola Page
Weekend Workshop (November 15-16)
Saturday 9 am–4 pm
Sunday 1–4 pm
PAI 1141-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $150
*Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to the materials and techniques of painting with oil-based paint. The workshop will begin with demonstrations, followed by individual and group critiques of your work as you learn how to develop a painting from start to finish. Lessons will cover blending and shading, the color wheel, using value, hue and chroma, shapes and composition, as well as the tools of the trade such as brushes, mediums and painting surfaces. Students will be encouraged to energetically explore the lineage of artists who have developed the language of the practice and explore the singularities and ruptures in the practice including the impact of contemporary technologies. Students should expect to enhance their formal vocabulary, including their skills at controlling color and form. There will be regular discussions and group critiques and students will be supported and encouraged to articulate critical views of their work and the work of other painters.

PRINTMAKING
Lithography: Nuts and Bolts

Carolyn Muskat
Mondays 6:30–9:45 pm
PRT 2011-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Printmaking, as a process, allows an artist the opportunity to explore an image in depth through multiple reworkings. The artist can work and then rework an image almost indefinitely, all while keeping the history of past impressions. This class will focus on the concept of the progressive proof, allowing you to develop an image or concept over the semester and to really examine all the variations possible. We will focus on lithography, in editions and as singular monoprints. All levels are welcome.

Nitty Gritty of Carborundum: Monoprinting with Collagraphs
Rhoda Rosenberg
Fridays 9 am–5 pm
PRT 2018-C1
4 Credits / Tuition: $1,840

A collagraph is a print made from a collage and glued on to a plate using a wide variety of textured surfaces and materials. Collagraph plates may also be made by mixing carborundum (a material used to grind down litho stones) with a glue or paste medium. When printed, these plates will produce the most luscious surfaces. This class will teach the many methods of making collagraph plates, how to combine these plates with a variety of inking methods, multiple color plate printing and chine colléas. The emphasis will be on experimentation with process and the investigation of personal imagery.

Screenprinting: The Whole Story (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Michael Hecht
Mondays 6:30–9:45 pm
PRT 2062-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course enables students to explore some of the most current and innovative technology within the world of printmaking and screenprinting. Color separations, large format printmaking and the use of computer applications in the screenprinting process will form the heart of the course, which is devoted to exploring the breadth of screenprinting opportunities. We also will examine traditional screenprinting techniques in order to provide students with an understanding of the full spectrum of approaches. No printmaking or computer experience is required.

GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION & WEB DESIGN
Beginning Graphic Design (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)

» Kelsy Stromski
Mondays 6:30–9:45 pm
DES 1012-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920
» Annalisa Oswald
Saturdays 9 am–12:15 pm
DES 1012-C2
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This intensive course explores the potential of graphic design. You will focus on the creation of a concept to amplify content while also developing sensitivity to the relationships between typography and image, symbolism, language and text. Throughout the course, emphasis will shift from idea generation and design theory to technical skills. Lectures on creativity, design and color theory, graphic design and letterform history and typography are a regular part of the course. There will be use of the Macintosh in class to develop work. The course will focus on the harmonization of all elements of design with a conscious understanding of the intention with which elements are chosen, organized and created. The course accommodates beginners and more advanced students who are building a portfolio.

Book Cover Illustration & Design (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Annalisa Oswald
Tuesdays 6:30-9:45 pm
DES 1019-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Chip Kidd, book cover designer extraordinaire, posed the question: "What do the stories look like?" Stories all have one thing in common: They all need a face. The face of the story gives you a first impression of what the content is all about. This course explores the generative process of making illustrations for book covers: from sketch to finish; from comprehensive image to final revisions. Students will be engaged in analysis of narrative content, preparatory drawings and finished work. Demonstrations will provide an intensive look at how an illustrator approaches formal material and aesthetic decisions in support of content, helping students gain confidence in the use of processes and materials to complete finished, compelling book covers. Students are encouraged to have some fundamental experience with computers before enrolling in this course, but we will focus on using traditional illustration methods as the primary tools for creating content.

Illustrator as Designer (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Annalisa Oswald
Fridays 9 am–12:15 pm
DES 1023-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course explores the role of illustrator as graphic designer, with a focus on the fundamentals of designing with imagery, the relationship between verbal and visual communication, and the complementary partnership between graphic design and illustration. During this course, students will create infographics, illustrated book covers and posters, and develop brand advertising based in illustration techniques and materials. Students are encouraged to have some fundamental experience with computers before enrolling in this course, but we will focus on using traditional illustration methods as the primary tools for creating content.

Design Generation with Photoshop and Illustrator (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Alexa Thayer
Wednesdays 6:30-9:45 pm
DES 1015-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course begins with basic Adobe Photoshop techniques such as selecting objects, copying and pasting, color correction, photo retouching, montage and collage. Students will then incorporate more advanced features using layers, masks, paths, colorizing and duotones. The basics of scanning reflective art, negatives, slides and video capture will help you gain an understanding of resolution and output options. The second half of the course will focus on Adobe Illustrator as a high-level graphics application used by designers. You will learn basic Illustrator skills such as drawing, type, layers, masks, painting and gradients and then you will apply these basic techniques to design issues related to logo and type design with the integration of Illustrator and Photoshop.

Fundamentals of 2-D Design (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Kevin Dacey
Tuesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
DES 1021-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

2-D Design is an introductory lecture/studio course that offers students an opportunity to discover and search out basic principles, language and concepts inherent in 2-dimensional visual language systems. Students will learn to evaluate art and design work, to apply principles to class work, develop a visual vocabulary, to think visually and to analyze critically. Students will also learn about techniques and materials through hands-on projects coupled with homework assignments. Projects will expose students to traditional methods of working with surface as well as digital tools and environments. A balance between traditional hand manipulation and computer based exercises will most accurately respond to the reality artists and designers find themselves in today. Lectures, demonstrations, group discussions and critiques are complemented by hands-on studio problems designed to stimulate student exploration and experimentation.

Drawing for Illustrators + Narrative Realists (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Joseph Landry
Wednesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
DES 1060-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course combines drawing exercise homework, in-class workshop assignments, and drawing sessions at the Museum of Fine Arts' Roman sculpture galleries, as well as other MFA galleries. Utilizing the Museum's historic collection—as drawing subject matter—will be a major part of the course. Projects will include academic exercises from the golden age of illustration instruction, and expressive figure drawing exercises based on a method acting approach. Picture composition, pictorial viewpoint, perspective and expressive light and shade will be addressed during the later part of the course.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Alexa Thayer
Mondays 6:30–9:45 pm
DES 2028-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course has two objectives: to help you become proficient in Illustrator, a premier design application, and to develop your ability to use Illustrator in solving a range of graphic design problems. You will learn basic Illustrator skills such as drawing, type, layers, masks, painting and gradients, and how to apply these basic techniques to design issues related to logo and typographic design, touching briefly on the integration of Illustrator and Photoshop. If you have some experience with the Macintosh computer and want to learn what you can accomplish in graphic design using the computer as a tool, this introductory course will provide the requisite Adobe Illustrator skills.

Illustration: An Introduction (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Joseph Landry
Mondays 6:30–9:45 pm
DES 2045-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This non-computer based course begins your exploration of illustration by working on essential drawing skills, introducing you to many of the techniques an illustrator uses, and covering theoretical topics relevant to illustration. Through weekly homework assignments and in-class critiques, the course emphasizes idea and visual metaphor development and the search for a personal style. Slide lectures on idea generation, design and color theory and the work of illustrators— and also painters and sculptors of interest to illustrators—are a regular part of the course. Class projects include drawing and color explorations as well as the illustration of editorials, short stories, book jackets, posters and sequential art. You also may bring your own projects to the course, which is designed to accommodate beginners seeking a foundation and those interested in strengthening their skills.

Intermediate Illustration
Glenna Lang
Mondays 6:30–9:45 pm
DES 2063-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course continues your exploration of illustration by simulating the experience of a professional freelance illustrator and by offering publishable assignments with partner organizations and magazines. Weekly homework assignments will be drawn from previously illustrated components in books, magazines and newspapers. We will cover concept development by discussing text and ideas before beginning sketches, then proceed from sketches to finished art. Assignments will range from spot illustrations in black and white to larger color pieces. You may work in any medium or on a computer. Each class will consist of the presentation of a topic, samples of artful illustration and critiques of assignments. This seminar-style course utilizes group participation and accommodates individual needs. Whenever possible, we will hear from guest art directors and professional illustrators. This course is ideal both for those considering a career in the graphic arts or for those who enjoy, and draw inspiration from, the written word. Prerequisite: A beginning illustration course or equivalent, or some drawing experience.

Intermediate Graphic Design (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Joanne Breiner
Thursdays 6:30–9:45 pm
DES 2066-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course is for students who have taken Beginning Graphic Design or an equivalent course and are looking to gain further experience solving real-world graphic design problems while producing portfolio pieces. Emphasizing hands-on studio work on the computer with minimal lecture time, this course will focus on learning efficient work habits and on developing an arsenal of problem solving techniques. Discussions about conceptual ideas and design development through completed projects will include analysis of typography, color, layout and content decisions and options. By the end of the course, you will have created four to five portfolio pieces suitable for presentation at job interviews.

Introduction to Typography (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Charles Gibbons
Tuesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
DES 1014-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This introductory course will lead to the knowledge of creating and organizing letters, words, sentences and paragraphs to visually communicate an idea, and promises to help develop your creative processes in new and powerful ways. Topics include the anatomy of letterforms, type history and classification systems, how to choose type, legibility, readability and the expressive qualities of type. Course methods include discussions and critiques, slide show lectures and demonstrations, as well as hands-on problem-solving exercises and assignments. While this is not a software-based course, there will be frequent use of Macintosh computers. This course is suitable for beginning and intermediate graphic designers or for individuals developing their professional skills in visual communications.

Illustrating Children's Books: Beginning to Intermediate
Ilse Plume
Saturdays 1–4:15 pm
DES 1016-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Experience firsthand the wonder of children's book creation. The objective of this course is the production of your own children's book "dummy," a mock-up suitable to present for publication. More advanced students may work toward submitting illustrations to the Bologna Book Fair. Throughout the semester we will focus on issues of style, color and design, and discuss topics such as layout, characterization, pace and mood and their relationship to illustration. Assignments will focus on experimenting with various media and working toward a consistent style. As your work develops, your manuscript will be continually cross-critiqued by the instructor and the other students. We also will examine the various types of children's books currently in the marketplace and you will become familiar with the current demands of editors, publishers and agents in the publishing industry. Prerequisite: A beginning illustration course or some drawing experience.

Introduction to Web Design (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Saul Baizman
Saturdays 1–4:15 pm
CMP 2035-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

In this course you will learn the fundamental skills necessary to design and develop websites, including HTML, XHTML, CSS and the incorporation of images, sound and video. Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, you will acquire expertise in hand coding and the use of a sophisticated layout program for creating Web pages. We will also explore Dreamweaver's integration with other Adobe Creative Suite applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks, and examine theoretical and practical approaches to interface design that support the development of your individual vision. Prerequisite: Experience with electronic imaging and software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Image Animation (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Stephen St. Francis Decky
Wednesdays 6:30-9:45 pm
CMP 1039-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course is designed to help students bring still and moving images to life via Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and QuickTime Pro. In the process, by becoming familiar with and understanding the software's interface, students will also develop a deeper understanding of creative editing. Students will learn to create simple animated GIF's, make movies "out of nothing", and learn the best use of Layers and Puppet Tools in Photoshop and After Effects. The lessons will be presented in a manner that will expose the similarities in each program's interface and encourage students to use computers and software as tools for their own design and creativity. Students will be expected to bring an external storage device, such as a thumb drive, or an external hard-drive.

PHOTO + FILM
Digital Photography I (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)

Allison Cekala
Thursdays 6:30–9:45 pm
PHT 1030-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

The challenge of digital photography is to manage this rapidly developing technology and still remain creative in your image making. Through discussion, demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn to operate digital cameras and to utilize them as precise tools for image capture. Discussions include the camera and equipment options available to digital photographers and how to establish a digital workflow. As you develop technical and aesthetic skills, you will explore shooting techniques, composition and framing and the basics of light control. Other topics include image management, using camera RAW, adjustment and editing in Photoshop and printing digital images. Whether your interest is in fine art or simply in making the move from film to digital, this course provides a solid foundation.

Introduction to Filmmaking (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Gregory Mahoney
Thursdays 6:30–9:45 pm
FLM 1015-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Designed for individuals with little or no previous experience, this course will provide an introduction to the technical and aesthetic aspects of film production. We will cover basic shooting, lighting, and editing techniques using 16mm equipment, and you will be introduced to a wide range of production methods and creative strategies that encourage exploration and risk taking in all aspects of the medium. This course has a strong workshop component with a hands-on instructional approach. It proposes a stimulating, inspiring, and challenging environment that fosters the exchange of ideas, offers new ways of seeing, and promotes experimentation. Materials, including film, supplies, and lab expenses for film processing are not included in the tuition.

Family Photographs
Sarah Pollman
Weekend Workshop (December 6-7)
Saturday 9 am-4 pm
Sunday 1 -4 pm
PHT 1024-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $ 150
*Workshop

Family photographic archives, some deteriorating, some digital, tell the unique story of personal history. In this intensive workshop, we will look at these archives as a research platform for the development of our own voices, transforming the images through analog and digital techniques. We will scan, restore and reshoot, ultimately working digitally to produce a large-scale fine-art print.

The Art of the Photo Book
Sarah Pollman
Five Weeks (October 25-November 22)
Saturdays 9 am-12 pm
PHT 1008-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $225
*Workshop

The photo book has been a ubiquitous part of art history, forming the way that most people have historically interacted with photographs. In this course, we will examine the history of this presentation format and adapt it to our own work. We will look at hand made books, mass produced books, and everything in between, utilizing the instructor's experience with curating and producing the photographic journal 3200K. Fueled by the contemporary self-publishing craze, we will explore options for self-publishing that range from one-of-a-kind artists books to mass-produced print-on-demand books. We will discuss topics such as editing, sequencing, page design and color management. By the end of the course, students will have the skills to produce their own book which effectively communicates conceptual ideas.

SCULPTURE
Sculptural Fiber

Nicole Farland
Thursdays 6:30–9:45 pm
SCP 1140-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

In this course you will learn a different fiber-related technique each week, including knitting, crocheting, weaving, flexible structures, felting, embroidery and sewing by hand. We also will explore the history of these processes and their uses in contemporary art and you will gain a basic understanding of each technique by focusing on their sculptural capabilities. There will be demonstrations during each class meeting and time will be provided to work toward mastering different techniques. This course is structured for beginner as well as more advanced students.

Instrument Design: Guitar and Dulcimer
Walter Stanul
Wednesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
SCP 1086-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This course is designed to develop fine woodworking skills and give a solid foundation for building your own stringed musical instrument. You will start by designing and building a uniquely American instrument: the Appalachian, or mountain, dulcimer. This beautiful instrument is relatively easy to both build and play. Even those with little or no woodworking background will be able to complete a dulcimer. Students who finish in time may start a travel, or "back pack," guitar. This popular instrument is light and easier to make than a full-size guitar. Both projects involve shaping, bending and joining wood into delicate yet amazingly strong structures—skills that can be applied to a wide range of other fabrications and sculptures. Please note: Completing a dulcimer and a guitar will likely require shop time outside of class.

Woodworking Workshop for Artists: Beginner/Intermediate
Brad Spavin
Six Weeks (October 18-November 22)
Saturdays 9 am-12 pm
SCP 1030-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $320
*Workshop

Students will develop basic skills with hand and power tools and learn to transform wood into forms to be used in the making of art (i.e. furniture, frames, stretchers, containers, sculpture, pedestals, etc.). While hand tools offer a practical, cost-effective, and space saving practice the course will include demos and instruction on the larger power tools as well. By gaining hands on experience using tools like the table-saw, hand drill, plane, and router, an artist can effectively produce quality work even under the most humble conditions. In this introductory course, students will first make a stretcher for canvas and then move on to a more complicated project of building an Adirondack chair. Material fee of $30.00.

METALS
Around the Ring: Beginning Jewelry (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Linda Priest
Tuesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
MTL 1015-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Rings are one of the most popular and meaningful forms of jewelry; highly visible, they can be symbols of commitment and belonging, indicators of power and status, an expression of personal taste. In this class we will research the history and explore contemporary adaptations of the ring while learning the basic skills of ring-making. Through presentations, discussions and handson demonstrations you will acquire a solid set of tools to develop concept and competence in basic jewelry and metal working skills, including piercing, forming, soldering, polishing, chasing and stone setting. Working in a variety of materials, both precious and non-precious, you will create a collection of rings utilizing traditional techniques.

The Many Dimensions of Jewelry: An Intermediate Course (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Linda Priest
Wednesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
MTL 2110-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Metal is a wonderful, versatile material—it can be domed, soldered into forms, set with different materials, and sometimes even anodized to achieve bright colors. This course presents interesting ways to create jewelry and small objects in nonferrous metal. We will hammer metal to make a domed bracelet, learn how to bend a single piece of metal to fabricate a hollow constructed ring and add a little sparkle to a piece by setting a faceted stone in a bezel setting. We will explore simple fusing and hinge-making as well as color-reactive metals. We also will experiment with different ways to create interesting patterns on metal.

CERAMICS
Beginning Ceramics: Hand-Building and Construction (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Jason Pacheco
Wednesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
CER 1018-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Clay, a tactile material with an amazing range of possibilities, can be used to create functional, decorative and sculptural ceramics. In this course you will explore a variety of construction techniques including wheel-throwing, hand-building, glazing and firing methods such as raku and gas firing. Demonstrations and slide presentations will provide technical instruction and creative inspiration. All techniques are open to personal interpretation.

Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Ji Eun Kim
Saturdays 9 am–12:15 pm
CER 2036-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Prepare to get your hands dirty in this introductory wheel-throwing course. We will start by learning the basics of creating a simple vessel and move on to more refined techniques that push the limitations of this versatile media. Through demonstrations and hands-on learning, we will cover the use high-fired stonewares and colored slips. You will be provided with an opportunity to explore a variety of wheel-throwing techniques and various glazing methods. This course is designed for beginner throwers.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
Art as Process
Kata Hull
Wednesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
FND 1010-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

This transformative workshop is for individuals who want the challenge of investigating new and unique ways of making art. This is an intensive class that focuses on experimentation and the creative process rather than a pre-imagined or calculated end product. Each week a different project will be introduced, worked on and completed. We will explore painting, drawing, sculpture and other media with an eye toward combining materials in unusual ways. Abstraction, realism and conceptual approaches will be discussed and explored through a variety of hands-on projects. Open to all, from absolute beginners to advanced artists, Art as Process is particularly useful for those interested in exploring and developing their own creative abilities, assembling a portfolio for art school or exploring the idea of a professional art career. The course also provides something of a unique preview to students who might be interested in a Museum School education, as it exemplifies the School's open approach to making art.

Color Theory for Artists, Designers and the Color Curious (CLOSED–CAPACITY REACHED)
Gerri Rachins
Wednesdays 6:30–9:45 pm
CRX 1040-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $920

Have you ever wondered about the mystery of color? What is it, where does it come from, how has it been used historically, symbolically, culturally across many disciplines, and why does it continue to have profound significance on virtually all areas of art, design and contemporary culture? Whether you are interested in fashion, interior design, graphic design, textile design, fine art, business, marketing, or if you are simply interested in learning about color and its practical applications, this hands-on studio course is for you. You will be introduced to a variety of color systems and terminology based on the theories of artists and scientists such as Johannes Itten, Albert Munsell, Josef Albers, Isaac Newton and others. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to see, mix, speak and understand the language of color (tint, tone, shade, warm, cool, harmony, discord, chromatic intensity, achromatic gray scale and more). Most importantly, you will understand how to utilize color relationships practically and professionally in new and meaningful ways. You may even develop a new theory! This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning about color, including beginners.

Five for Five
Sue Yang
Five Weeks (October 18-November 15)
Saturdays 9 am-4 pm
CRX 1025-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $470
*Workshop

Over a series of 5 classes students will explore the use of different media on the same image of their choosing and see the effect each medium has on their image. Students can work with familiar media as well as experiment with new or mixed media choices including collage. The instructor will critique individually as well as lead a group discussion where students will share their critiques. Students should bring material or purchase at the schools store, as well as an image or images to be ready to begin the first class. The instructor will also provide some images and make suggestions.

Map as Art
Heidi Whitman
Weekend Workshop (November 15-16)
Saturday 9 am-4 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm
CRX 1063-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $150
*Workshop

In this two day weekend workshop you'll create collages inspired by maps. Using water-based paint and drawing materials as well as found materials (maps, charts, diagrams, photographs, assorted papers, and text), you'll explore different combinations of media to develop personal imagery. The workshop will include visual presentations, a studio and gallery visit, and class discussion. Open to all levels and abilities.