Summer 2016 Continuing Education Catalog

Studio Art Classes + Workshops Summer 2016

Reminder: CE students who register on or before Monday, May 2, 2016 for summer courses will receive a $25 discount off of credit section courses.



Introduction to Web Design
Saul Baizman
Monday–Friday 9 am–6 pm
One Week (June 20–24)
CMP 2035-S1
2 CE 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.


Observation and Photo Sourced Figure Drawing
Mara Metcalf
Tuesday and Thursday 9 am–4:30 pm
3.5 Weeks (June 2–June 23)
DRW 2007-S1
2 CE Credits / Tuition: $940
2 Undergraduate Credits / Tuition: $1,500

This is a course for students that have had some experience drawing from the figure and want to use the body as subject and content. The course is designed to accommodate various levels of drawing ability. We will work from both life models and photos to create works on paper. By extending the length of the model's pose, you can explore in much greater depth the technical and expressive possibilities associated with drawing the human form. We will also work from photos as a way to develop complex compositions that carry intent. In both cases, you will learn how the anatomical forms are responsible for describing the final structures of the figure. While traditional approaches to drawing will be explored, there will be plenty of room for a deep examination of what it means to draw from the figure right now. An emphasis on the investigation of concepts is included. Through regular class critique and group discussion, you will learn to recognize what your work reveals in relation to your perceived intentions.

Intermediate Graphic Design
Ted Ollier
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:15–10 pm
Six Weeks (June 6–July 13)
DES 2066-S1
2 CE 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.

In the Mix: Combining Drawing and Painting
Patrick Carter
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15–10 pm
Six Weeks (June 21–July 28)
PAI 2130-S1
2 CE Credits / Tuition: $940

Explore the various possibilities that arise when you combine drawing and painting. You will work from a foundation of traditional drawing and painting methods and introduce several new approaches to help expand your options and range. You may choose to work exclusively with one medium or experiment with a variety of materials. While one medium may be suitable most of the time, in some instances it may be appropriate to introduce other media in order to create new possibilities (such as paint or color within the drawing, drawing in the painting, gouache within the ink wash or collage in the painting). The objective of the course is to create a supportive atmosphere in which you will acquire a sound foundation for drawing and painting and discover a natural and personal direction. We will use the nude model as our point of departure and explore other personal subjects for individuals.

Painting with Acrylics
Ria Brodell
Thursdays 6:15–9:15 pm
Four weeks (June 9–June 30)
PAI 1030-N1
Non-Credit / Tuition: $250

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.