Fall 2015 Continuing Education Catalog

Studio Art Classes + Workshops Fall 2015

View the online Fall 2015 Continuing Education catalog or review the fall courses and workshops below.


COURSES
CERAMICS
DIGITAL MEDIA & WEB DESIGN
DRAWING
GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
METALS
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM
PRINTMAKING
SCULPTURE

WORKSHOPS
DRAWING
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY

CERAMICS COURSES
Beginning Ceramics: Hand-Building and Construction
Jason Pacheco
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
CER 1018-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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
Ji-Eun Kim
Saturdays 9 am–12:15 pm
CER 2036-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

DIGITAL MEDIA & WEB DESIGN COURSES
Introduction to Web Design
Saul Baizman
Saturdays 1:00 pm–4:15 pm
CMP 2035-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This course will teach the fundamental skills necessary to plan, organize, design, and build modern standards-compliant websites. Students will learn the basic building blocks of the web (HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) and theoretical and practical approaches to interface design. Participants will also come to understand the web as a series of delicately choreographed visual, conceptual, and navigational systems. Prerequisite: experience with digital imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Image Animation
Stephen St. Francis Decky
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
CMP 1039-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

DRAWING COURSES
Anatomy: Skeleton
Gerry Hoag
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DRW 2011-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This course is designed to improve your concept and understanding of the human figure by studying the underlying skeletal structure and how it affects surface appearance. This is the first of a two-part study; the musculature is the focus of the spring course. You will gain an improved 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 will include observations and drawing from the model (gesture and long pose), illustrated lectures, the skeleton plaster casts, occasional slide lectures and more. So that you may develop a working knowledge and full comprehension of the skeleton, there will be periodic long studies from the model during which you will test your memory of bone structure in relationship to surface form. Homework is required (one hour per week minimum). Anatomy study is best suited for students who have had at least a beginning course in drawing.

Experimental Life Drawing
Robert Siegelman
Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DRW 2090-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This course is open to individuals at any level and will focus on figure drawing as an experimental medium. By using the figure as a focus and as a point of departure, we will explore various approaches for developing personal connections to drawing and content. Representation, abstraction, expressionist and conceptual possibilities will be discussed. We will look at different ways of using drawing to expand creativity and enhance your willingness to take risks. Experimentation, process, materials and learning to critique will be emphasized in this fun and supportive, yet challenging course.

Works on Paper: Mixed Media Drawing
Robert Siegelman
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DRW 1027-C1
2 Credits /Tuition: $940

This high-energy class will explore drawing using a variety of materials and approaches: both wet and dry, including collage, text, artists’ books, and more. We will investigate and work from the observational, the abstract, and from the imaginative and narrative. Each week a new process or project will be introduced. Experimentation, interpretation and process will be stressed to help find one’s personal connection to drawing and art making. Developing content will be a focus. Taking risks will be encouraged to expand one’s range of possibilities. Feedback, group critique and discussions, as well as individualized instruction will be frequent. Students new to drawing as well as experienced artists are all welcome to join this class. Bring your curiosity, prepare yourself to have fun and be challenged.

GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION COURSES
Beginning Graphic Design
Sofie Hodara (FULL)
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 1012-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Sofie Hodara
Saturdays 9 am–12:15 pm
DES 1012-C2
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Kelsy Stromski (FULL)
Wednesdays 9 am–12:15 pm
DES 1012-C3
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This intensive course explores the potential of graphic design. We 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. 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.

Drawing for Illustrators & Narrative Realists
Ethan Haynes
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 1060-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This course combines drawing sessions at the Museum of Fine Arts’ galleries, drawing exercise homework, and in-class workshop assignments. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing the Museum’s historic collection as drawing subject matter. Projects include academic exercises from the golden age of illustration and expressive drawing exercises based on a method acting approach. The course will also cover picture composition, pictorial viewpoint, perspective, and expressive light and shade.

Design Generation with Photoshop and Illustrator
Alexa Thayer (FULL)
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 1015-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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
Kevin Dacey
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 1021-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Kevin Dacey
Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 1021-C2
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

Graphic Novel
Raul Gonzalez
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 1017-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Graphic Novels and cartooning are in the midst of a new golden age. Publishers such as Fantagraphics, Nobrow, IDW as well as on-line comics have helped to redefine what a comic book can be. Join award winning artist and cartoonist Raul Gonzalez III in a course that will explore the history of cartooning from the early days of newspaper strips through today's most exciting creators. In this course you will begin creating the ideas for your very own projects. You will learn how to create concept drawings, book layouts, penciling and various inking and finishing techniques. The course will also show you how to begin sharing your ideas with the greater cartooning community through digital media.

Illustration: An Introduction
Glenna Lang
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 2045-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This course begins your exploration of illustration by working on essential drawing skills, introducing you to many of the techniques an illustrator uses, and exploring this art that exists in a special partnership with the written word. Through weekly assignments begun in class and finished at home and weekly in-class critiques, the course emphasizes idea and visual metaphor development and the search for a personal style. You will work with a variety of material – both fiction and non-fiction – for diverse venues, beginning with small whimsical spot illustration in black and white before moving on to color, larger pieces, and sequential images. Power point presentations on the work of accomplished illustrators— and also painters and printmakers of interest to illustrators—are a regular part of the course. The class is designed to accommodate beginners seeking a foundation and those interested in strengthening their skills. While students are encouraged to try traditional analog media, they may also work digitally if they wish.

Illustrating Children's Books: Beginning to Intermediate
Ilse Plume
Saturdays 1:00 pm–4:15 pm
DES 1016-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

Illustrator as Designer
Melissa Yasko
Fridays 9:00 am–12:15 pm
DES 1023-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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 will focus on using illustration mediums as the primary tools for creating content.

Intermediate Illustration
Erling Saevarsson
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 2063-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This course continues your exploration of illustration by simulating the experience of a professional freelance illustrator. Through homework assignments students will learn the importance of disciplined, practical working methods from concept to sketches, to finished art. Technical instruction will focus on a digital approach but lectures will also cover topics that can apply to any traditional illustration medium. 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. Prerequisite: A beginning illustration course or equivalent, and some drawing experience.

Intermediate Graphic Design
Joanne Breiner
Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 2066-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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 Adobe Illustrator
Alexa Thayer (FULL)
Wednesdays 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
DES 2028-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

Introduction to Typography
Charles Gibbons (FULL)
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 1014-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

Visualizing Information
Charles Gibbons (FULL)
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 2058-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Our lives are full of facts we need to sift through in order to make sense of the world. Which T line gets me to South Station? Where do my taxes really go? Will it rain on my cookout? How do I set up my smart phone? Sometimes a simple explanation suffices, but frequently we need to draw connections between seemingly unrelated items, events, people, processes, conditions, etc. This course is devoted to exploring some of the ways a picture really can be worth a thousand words. The course breaks into two major sections. The first explores the principles that shape good information design; the second focuses on putting those principles to work. Throughout, we'll emphasize three hallmarks of excellence in information graphics: clarity, precision, and efficiency. Expressing this trio through our creativity will allow us to create designs that share, and deepen our understanding of the world around us.

METALS COURSES
Around the Ring: Beginning Jewelry
Linda Priest
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
MTL 1015-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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, expression of personal taste. These are just some of the reasons rings have been worn by many cultures across all periods. In this class we will research the history and explore contemporary adaptations of the ring, while learning basic skills that allow you to make rings. Students will conduct independent investigation, research and model making to explore function and scale of the ring and its relationship to the body. Through presentations, discussions and hands-on demonstrations students will acquire a solid set of tools to develop both concept as well as becoming competent with basic jewelry and metal working skills, including piercing, forming, soldering, polishing, mold making and stone setting. Working in a variety of materials, precious and non-precious you will create a collection of rings utilizing techniques, ranging from traditional to alternative. "If you like it, you should put a ring on it" Beyonce.

The Many Dimensions of Jewelry: An Intermediate Course
Linda Priest
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
MTL 2110-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY COURSES
Art as Process
Kata Hull
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
FND 1010-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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
Gerri Rachins
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
CRX 1040-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

PAINTING COURSES
Mapping: Drawing and Painting
Heidi Whitman
Mondays 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
PAI 2051-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Maps evoke images of journeys and unexplored places, offering a universal graphic appeal and fascination. In this hands-on course you will create drawings, paintings and collages inspired by maps, both as material and metaphor. Conceptual projects may include mapping aspects of neighborhoods, apartments, bodies or daily life. You will use the language of cartography—the art of creating maps—and the re-imagining of map shapes to create works that may or may not resemble actual maps. Throughout the course you will use drawing tools, water-based paint and collage and experiment with different combinations of media to develop personal imagery. The course includes class discussions, critiques, slide and digital presentations, and visits to the Leventhal Map Center and artists' studios. Open to all levels and abilities.

Painting from the Ground Up
Laura Fischman
Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
PAI 2002-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

Portrait Painting and Drawing
Patrick Carter
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
PAI 2050-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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
Laraine Armenti
Saturdays 9:00 am–12:15 pm
PAI 2052-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Laraine Armenti
Saturdays 1:00 pm–4:15 pm
PAI 2052-C2
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Laraine Armenti
Saturdays 9:00 am–4:15 pm
PAI 2052-C3
4 Credits / Tuition: $1,880

Continuing the legacy of Christopher Chippendale’s fundamental approach and philosophy of painting, Laraine Armenti teaches this course with the same principles and structure. This observational painting course 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 use the figure model to focus on the means and language of direct painting techniques in the service of illusionism and visual expression, 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). There will be in-class observational painting from the model and the model in a larger environment (poses typically last three to four weeks). Ancillary to our studio focus, we will examine modes of observational painting, past and present, from the standpoint of their painting language.

Splash: Watercolor and Water-Based Mixed Media
Heidi Whitman
Mondays 9:00 am–12:15 pm
PAI 1093-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM COURSES
Digital Photography I
Allison Cekala
Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
PHT 1030-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

Digital Photo: Practical Post Production
Dan O'Connor
Saturdays 9:00 am–12:15 pm
PHT 2050-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Digital photographs hold endless adjustment and alteration possibilities, so much so that their very truthfulness can often be questioned. This class is an exploration of Photoshop as both a practical post-production application and as an art creation tool. Students will examine how photographs are refined and altered in print media and online by photographers and graphic artists, and use these examples as inspiration for your own creative image making. Photoshop will be used to process, color correct, and composite photographic images; this will be done using tools such as layers, adjustment layers, layer masks and advanced selection tools. Intermediate camera techniques and basic lighting techniques will also be introduced as part of the greater photographic workflow. The end goal of this class is for you to maximize the potential of your photographs.

Introduction to Filmmaking
Gregory Mahoney
Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
FLM 1015-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

PRINTMAKING COURSES
Lithography: Nuts and Bolts
Carolyn Muskat
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
PRT 2011-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

Monoprint
Eun Gyu Lee
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
PRT 4021-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

A monoprint is an individual, one-of-a-kind print that can be made from a variety of traditional plates (matrices) such as metal, wood, cardboard, plexiglass or other nontraditional surfaces that are found or manipulated. This course is designed to teach you the basics in mixing inks, hand wiping and rolling techniques and overprinting in multiple colors and plates. The making and printing of carborundum, plates, gum transfers and chine collé also will be taught. This course provides an opportunity for students to develop an image through a related series of unique prints, perhaps putting them into a portfolio or book. Open to all levels, from beginners to those who wish to investigate new techniques.

Screenprinting: The Whole Story
Michael Hecht
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
PRT 2062-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

SCULPTURE COURSES
Instrument Design: Guitar and Dulcimer
Walter Stanul
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
SCP 1086-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

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.

Sculptural Fiber
Nicole Farland
Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
SCP 1140-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

In this course you will learn a different fiber-related technique each week, including knitting, crocheting, dying, weaving, flexible structures, felting and sewing by hand and machine. 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.

DRAWING WORKSHOPS
NEW! Drawing in the Zone
Sloat Shaw
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
Six Weeks (October 13–November 17)
DRW 1023-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $325

An important element in learning to translate a 3-dimensional object onto a flat 2-dimensional piece of paper, is learning to see around a curve. In this class, students will learn how to move into what athletes call the zone, or flow state, and engage their whole brain in order to see more fully. Through a series of focus and drawing exercises, students will explore the fundamentals of composition, perspective, line and shading both visually and intuitively. Using charcoal, we'll explore special relationships and proportion learning to put what you see on the page. This is an ideal class for people who want to improve their skills by learning a new way to see for the purpose of drawing. Appropriate for new and intermediate students.

Portrait Drawing
Patrick Carter
Saturdays 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Twelve Weeks (September 12–November 28)
DRW 1050-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $530

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 water based paint.

The Body In Question
Patrick Carter
Saturdays 1:00–4:00 pm
Twelve Weeks (September 12–November 28)
DRW 1094-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $530

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.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY WORKSHOPS
New! Culinary Aestheticism
Stephen Shellenberger
Mondays 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Five Weeks (October 19–November 16)
CRX 1027-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $375

This is a hands-on course about aesthetics through the lens of the culinary arts, particularly beverage. We will build aesthetic strategies to describe what is often thought to be indescribable by entering the realm of non-linguistic thought. To begin, we will engagingly abstract up and down three iconic cocktails then we will taste our way through the major creative linkage strategies best exemplified in others. Ultimately we will explore a system of sketches to build an Italian style amaro then finish by applying aesthetic principles to decoding the most complex of all culinary artifacts, vermouth. The workshop will be peppered with the ideas of Hans Hoffman, Wassily Kandinsky, and Leonard Koren. Connections between modern culinary and great traditions like abstract expression will be revealed and the creation of food & beverage artifacts will be seen as the new painting.

New! DELVE–Your Unique Story
Andrea Wenglowskyj & Sara Jones
Saturday 9:00 am–4:00 pm
One Day Workshop (October 24)
CRX 2050-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $165

You are the only artist in the world who does exactly what you do in your unique way. The building blocks of communicating your professional art practice rely on writing about yourself and your work, and the stunning visual representation of everything you do. This workshop will cover the crucial steps to telling the story that represents your work, especially when you are not there in person to talk about your work. During the first half of the workshop, you will spend time writing and outlining your unique story and elevator pitch. This will be a fun way to get real-time feedback on how clear you are being, and where you need improvement. During the second half of the workshop, we will also examine how to tell a story with your images. Since you are the expert on your own work, you have the ability to control how it is documented and shown to the world: including 2D, 3D, performance, installation, and time based work. We’ll share examples of successful artist websites and artwork documentation.

PAINTING WORKSHOPS
Color for Real
Gerri Rachins
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
Six Week Workshop (September 29–November 3)
PAI 1090-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $325

Johannes Itten wrote, "He who wants to become a master of color must see, feel, and experience each individual color in its many endless combinations with all other colors." Color for Real goes beyond theory, and into the real world to build upon the knowledge gained from previous introductory color courses. Each week, the studio session will be devoted to painting from observation. A colorful "theory infused" set-up by the instructor will be created as source material for weekly student exploration. Using acrylic paint as a medium, you will learn more of the techniques of subtractive color mixing, how to set up your palette effectively, including use of warm and cool pigments and how to look for, find, and paint color relationships based upon what you see, backed up by what you know about color theory. Upon successful completion of the workshop, your palette choices will become more intentional and the color in your paintings will become more informed and personal. This workshop is open to all levels; however, students should be familiar with some basic color theory terminology and paint mixing techniques.

Painting with Acrylics
Ria Brodell
Saturday 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
One Weekend Workshop (October 17–October 19)
PAI 1030-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $150

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.

Ink Painting + Chinese Calligraphy
Sue Yang
Saturdays 9:00 am–4:00 pm (No class on November 28)
Five Weeks (November 7–December 12)
PAI 1043-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $470

Chinese calligraphy and ink painting allow artists to develop focus, balance, composition and mark-making vocabularies—skills which translate to other art forms as well. Through demonstrations and individual instruction, you will create contemporary artwork using traditional Chinese brush painting techniques, learn basic Chinese calligraphy brushwork as well as Chinese painting themes including bamboo, orchids, plum blossoms and chrysanthemums. You will study at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exploring their outstanding collection of Chinese calligraphy and examine the works of Western artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock and Ross Bleckner, all of whom employed elements of Chinese calligraphy in their work. Learn how the unique skills of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting can make lively contributions to your own contemporary art practice.

Step-by-Step: Oil Painting for Beginners
Paola Page
Saturday 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
One Weekend Workshop (November 14–November 15)
PAI 1141-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $150

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. By the end of the course, students will have the skills to produce their own book which effectively communicates conceptual ideas.

Watercolor: The Basics
Paola Page
Thursdays 6:30–9:45 pm
Five Weeks (October 1–October 29)
PAI 1055-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $270

Do you want to create a watercolor painting, but just aren't quite sure where or how to start? In this workshop you will learn the tools and methods necessary to begin exploring the transparent medium of watercolor. The methods you will learn include wet into wet, dry brushing, scraping, layering, grated washes, salting, and negative painting, as well as an introduction to your color palette, brushes, and other materials. You will paint from still-lives and photographs with the intent to discover and embrace the versatility of watercolor painting.

Watercolor and Inventive Thinking
Vico Fabbris
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
Five Weeks (November 2–November 30)
PAI 1087-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $280

This workshop will allow you to experiment, invent and create new combinations of figurative or abstract images with watercolor or acrylic wash. Using visualization, imagination and your own intuition this course will assist you to unlock your "inventive thinking." You will be able to develop an image that does not exist in the real world. Also, you will experiment with combinations of techniques that can be used to create works of art that appear complex, yet easy to produce. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as more advanced students. Individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability and allows them to progress at their own pace. All the elements of painting are introduced in guided exercises that will be held inside the studio and taken outdoors. Works can be done in any scale with watercolor or Acrylic wash on Aquabord or preferred watercolor paper. Flexibility and open-mindedness are essential to reach your full potential ability to paint without restriction.

Watercolor Bootcamp
Carl Ferrero
Saturdays 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Two Day Workshop (December 5 and December 12)
PAI 1032-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $200

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Lighting your Image-From DIY to Pro-Studio
Aaron Bourque
Saturdays 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Four Weeks (October 3–October 24)
PHT 2055-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $225

Photography is a form of "writing with light," and its essential for photographers to know how to read light and how to light an image. Lighting is about more than technology, it's about expressing vision. This intensive workshop will introduce a wide range of lighting techniques for photographic applications. Students will learn how to set up their camera and how to deal with different characteristics of light in order to document art, create product and still life photography, and make complex portraits. Together we will workshop "do-it-yourself" lighting and studio options, learn on-camera and remote flash, create studio and on-location set ups, use hot lights and studio strobes, and learn about various light modifiers. Working in close collaboration we will troubleshoot projects, and design lighting ranging from simple set-ups to complex scenarios, all while building the know-how to work with whatever tools are available.