Spring 2016 Continuing Education Catalog

Studio Art Courses + Workshops Spring 2016

Full semester courses offered January 21–May 9, 2016; Workshops begin throughout the semester. Reminder: CE students who register on or before Monday, December 7, 2015 for spring courses will receive a $25 discount off of credit section courses.


View the online Spring 2016 Continuing Education catalog or review the spring courses below.


COURSES
CERAMICS
DIGITAL MEDIA & WEB DESIGN
DRAWING
GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
METALS
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
PAINTING
PHOTO + VIDEO
PRINTMAKING
SCULPTURE

WORKSHOPS
DRAWING
PAINTING

CERAMICS COURSES
Beginning Ceramics: Hand-Building and Construction
Kaitlyn Clark
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
Wednesdays 9 am–12:15 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.

Intermediate Web Design
Saul Baizman
Saturdays 1 pm–4:15 pm
CMP 3011-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This course will survey the fundamentals of interactive multimedia design and development for the web. We’ll combine HTML5 and CSS3 with jQuery and PHP to explore possibilities for creating responsive, dynamic user experiences on a range of devices and screen sizes. Throughout the course students will learn current methodologies for interface design, from creating journey maps and narrative scenarios to sketching wireframes and interactive prototypes. Students will also consider the role of a content management system (CMS) in building websites and learn the basics of theming a leading open source CMS (WordPress). Pre-requisite: Introduction to Web Design (CMP 2035).

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: Muscles
Gerry Hoag
Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DRW 2012-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Anatomy: Muscles is the second of a two-part study; the skeleton is the focus of the fall course. This course is designed to improve your concept and understanding of the human figure by studying the muscle structure and how it affects surface appearance. You will gain an improved sense for observation, proportion, perspective, planes, structure, volume, weight, space and clarity of articulation, as well as for the visual dynamics of body movement and resultant formal changes. Class periods include drawing from models (gesture and long pose), illustrated lectures, slide lectures, observation from models, the skeleton, plaster casts and more. To develop a working knowledge and full comprehension of the musculature, there will be periodic long studies from models during which you may test your memory of the muscles in relationship to the skeleton, to other muscles and to the 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. It is recommended, though not required, that you first take Anatomy: Skeleton or its equivalent.

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
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.

Beginning Graphic Design
Sofie Hodara
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

Ted Ollier
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.

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.

Introduction to Typography (Registration Full)
Charles Gibbons
Wednesdays 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.

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.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Kevin Dacey
Fridays 2 pm–5 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.

Illustrator as Designer
Melissa Yasko
Fridays 9 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.

Design Generation with Photoshop and Illustrator (Registration Full)
Alexa Thayer
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.

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 online 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.

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.

Visualizing Information (Registration Full)
Charles Gibbons
Tuesdays 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.

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.

NEW! Portfolio Prep for Illustrators and Designers
Glenna Lang
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
DES 3070-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Have you completed or almost completed the Illustration or Design Certificate? Do you have design and/or illustration pieces and skills plus a desire to put these to work for you? This course could be the jumpstart you need. In a seminar-style class tailored to individual needs, students establish their goals and work towards putting together a cohesive body of work as a portfolio—either digital or analog, or both—to show to potential employers and clients or for any other purpose they choose. During the semester, a choice of homework assignments—including some publishable ones—gives students the opportunity to create additional pieces to build their portfolio. In weekly critiques, you will receive feedback from your peers and professionals. You will also learn how to research appropriate venues for your work, learn standard business practices and pricing, design a resume, promote your work (including online), and approach publishers, studios, and organizations. Throughout the semester, we will hear from guest art directors and other professionals in the field. Recent students have gone on to successful freelance careers, publish books and cards, receive awards in the New Yorker magazine’s Blown Cover contest, and be hired as the designer for the Huntington Theater.

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.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY COURSES
Art as Process
Kata Hull
Thursdays 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
Oil Painting: A Primer
Laura Fischman
Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
PAI 1060-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

Do you look at oil paintings and wonder how they were made? Have you always wanted to try oil painting, but just didn't quite know where to start? Maybe you've been intimidated by all of the "gear" or even tried oil painting long ago but have been tentative to jump in again. If any of this sounds familiar, then this is the class for you! In this course, you will be introduced to the materials, techniques and concepts of oil painting—from understanding your tools and materials, to using color, value and temperature to create a sense of depth, space and volume in your work. You will leave this class with a solid understanding of the basics of oil painting, including: materials and mediums, value, color properties and color interaction, transparency, and layering. We will cover everything from surface preparation and monochrome underpaintings, to glazing and scumbling. Our focus will be on observational painting and rendering what we see using an array of source-material including, still lives, photographs, live models and famous paintings; however, there will also be room for abstraction and experimentation. No prior painting experience is required; but curiosity is essential!

Splash: Watercolor and Water-Based Mixed Media
Heidi Whitman
Mondays 9 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.

Mapping: Drawing and Painting
Heidi Whitman
Mondays 2 pm–5 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.

Intermediate Painting
Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
PAI 2053-C1
2 Credits / Tuition: $940

This course is for students who are interested in furthering their painting skills, interests and projects. You will discuss your previous work and goals with the instructor and receive ongoing, personalized, specific feedback. Instruction will be offered in subjects including painting techniques, archival issues, color complexities, composition and what it means to be a painter in the 21st century. You will explore work by other painters and learn to think about your work in relation to these self-selected "mentors." Group critiques will be conducted occasionally during the semester to increase dialog, but the main focus of this course is your personal journey in painting. Please note: Students are expected to have achieved basic painting skills.

Portrait Painting and Drawing (Registration Full)
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.

PHOTO & VIDEO
Digital Photography I
Allison Cekala
Fridays 2 pm–5 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.


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.

DRAWING WORKSHOPS
Portrait Drawing
Patrick Carter
Saturdays 9 am–12 pm
Eleven Weeks: January 30–April 23 (no class February 13, March 26)
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: Drawing and Painting
Patrick Carter
Saturdays 1 pm–4 pm
Eleven Weeks: January 30–April 23 (no class February 13, March 26)
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.

PAINTING WORKSHOPS
Watercolor: The Basics
Paola Page
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm
Five Weeks: January 27–February 24
PAI 1055-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $280

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 6:30–9:45 pm
Five Weeks: March 28–May 2 (no class April 18)
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.