Morning Courses (subject to change):
Morning courses introduces first year college-level topics through dynamic projects that focus on drawing and design.
Explore various combinations of traditional and digital design tools through a series of intensive classroom exercises. This regimen enables them to integrate diverse techniques with the design elements of color, form, typography and composition. Projects allow students to combine these tools and techniques in such creative applications as corporate identification, publications, posters, packaging and/or signage. Students also learn to recognize the principles of good graphic design as they integrate text and imagery (drawn from various media) into seamless, finished communications.
Drawing & Modeling the Human Figure
This is a course designed to provide students with a focused exploration of the human form. If you love to draw the figure in any style, this course will increase your knowledge of strucutre and anatomy, ultimately improving your results. Students will work with a live model, experiment with various drawing media, learn to assemble an armature, and model the figure in clay.
Afternoon courses (subject to change):
Afternoon Courses are selected by the student as an in-depth exploration of their interests in painting, animation, or printmaking.
Painting Studio I/II
An introductory painting course that encourages students to develop their painting skills and techniques as they’re introduced to paint mixing, media, application, and tools. If you like to paint, but feel you need to work on some fundamental skills, this is a great way to learn! Students will complete a minimum of three paintings that explore the basic components of painting, drawing, color and design. Advanced Painting goes beyond the techniques of traditional painting.
In Advanced Painting you'll explore new ways to conceptualize, develop images, and produce works that you won't believe you created! Students are expected to have some previous experience with painting.
Students enrolled in printmaking can combine their drawing and painting talents to create multiple editions of prints! You will learn several traditional techniques of intaglio printmaking including drypoint, line, etching, and aquatint as you pull proofs and run editions of your own creative work. Students will learn about tools, papers, drawing, etching techniques and printing.
This course introduces students to the rich traditions of frame-by-frame nonlinear movie construction, and to recent developments in the field. Using a variety of rendering techniques, students focus on the development of unique characters and compelling narratives. In order to produce impactful visual elements, emphasis is placed on studio projects—such as flipbooks, storyboard, cutouts and stop-motion film—that develop strong perception and drawing skills. Students are introduced to basic technical skills in computer distortion, timing, exaggeration, sound and sequencing, and also view noteworthy animated films and discuss ways in which they relate to their own work.