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April 4 Summer registration begins

Intro to Unreal Engine

ACX-611W

It’s official - Unreal Engine 5 is now available and will be taught at ACX this summer!

In this 7-week Intro to Unreal Engine, you’ll learn through hands-on, weekly instruction and exercises; primary focus will be project construction using freely available assets from Epic Games. Course will culminate in students producing an individual short film depending on interest and industry, such as architectural visualization, automotive rendering, product design, animated short film, etc. Topics include fundamentals of shot and sequence development, working in the timeline, cameras, using motion capture for animation, materials, lighting, and rendering. Prerequisite: Experience using any 3D software.

Intro to Gravity Sketch

ACX-488

Take your 2D designs into 3D space as you learn the benefits of VR in the industrial design process. This new course will provide you with foundational knowledge of Gravity Sketch's creation tools and workflow as you understand and experiment with a range of advanced 3D software including the basics of Substance, a material authoring suite, and KeyShot for rendering. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Required: Access to an iPad and an AR/VR headset such as Oculus Quest or Quest 2.

Work by Cosmo Hebert

Transpor-Tainment

ACX-307W

 

The lines between sci-fi, production and concept have been blurred. The open-minded spirit of the entertainment industry energizes automotive design. Likewise, transportation design fundamentals give vehicles designed for entertainment a sense of realism. In this intermediate-level course, we will examine buyer/character, usage/theme, ideation sketch development and final renderings through two intensive projects. Prerequisites: Intro to Product and Transportation Design or Intro to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Concurrent enrollment in Intro to Communication Sketching or Visual Communication and Form Development strongly recommended.

Work by ACX student Cosmo Hebert
Work by Alicia Adams

Direct Painting Summer Workshop

ACX-071W

In this 3-week workshop, short exercises are designed to discover what paint and line can do when we don’t over think it. We will build upon those discoveries in a larger composition focusing on color and paint application. Working from your own still life or interior, as well as using professional models over Zoom, class includes demonstrations and instructions on building your still life set-ups. Slide presentations and discussions will round out your experience. Oil is recommended, but all painting media are welcome. Instructor will email a supply list before the first session. Prerequisite: Intro to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Work by ACX student Alicia Adams

CreativeTech courses for Summer 2022

Looking to jump-start your career in 2022? Plug-in here. Summer course offerings include:

  •  Intro to Unreal Engine (ACX-611W)
  • Intro to Gravity Sketch (ACX-488)
  • Rhino 3D (for Environmental/Furniture) (ACX-261)
  • Intro to Grasshopper 3D (ACX-608)  
  • Blender for Designers (ACX-640) 
  • 3D Motion Graphics (GMOT-202X) 
  • Digital Painting (ACX-069W)
  • Procreate Workshop (ACX-079W)

 

Did you know ACX offers Discounts for ArtCenter alumni, senior citizens, teachers, plus active and retired military?

 

 

Image credit: Delbar Shahbaz

Watercolor Portraiture

ACX-656W

This new course will focus on painting portraits of people from a variety of races and ethnicities. Working from photos, learn how to paint a spectrum of skin tones as you explore the basics of color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, and visual perception. You’ll also learn to use watercolor and gouache techniques such as wash, wet into wet, and dry brush. No experience is necessary. 

Image credit: Delbar Shahbaz

COVID-19 update 05/05/22:

ArtCenter remains committed to maintaining a culture of safety and throughout the pandemic has communicated and collaborated with City of Pasadena and County of Los Angeles Public Health offices in the decisions made. The College is continually evaluating and updating our policies and protocols in accordance with public health orders and Cal OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard.

For ACX students with on-campus courses:
Although most ACX courses this term will be taught remotely, a few will meet in person. You’ll see the campus location listed next to each course description once you start the registration process. For those students who upload their vaccination records 3-5 days prior to your first class meeting, wearing face masks on campus will now be optional. See details below.

If you are unable to receive the vaccine for medical reasons or strongly held religious beliefs, you will need to request an exemption and will be required to wear a medical grade mask (KN95, KF94, or N95) while on campus.  To request an exemption, please send an email to ehs@artcenter.edu. Be sure to include your status (ACX student, faculty) and ArtCenter ID number.

For all ACX students with online courses:
Vaccination records are not required unless your class has an in-person component.

Click here for online course technical requirements and more information.


Summer 2022 registration begins Monday, April 4


*Course List does not include classes canceled due to low enrollment. To view all courses offered during the year, please visit the catalog page.

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ACX-007
2 Units $830
Design 360
Interested in art or design but not sure where to start? Want to sample each major offered at ArtCenter? In this course, we will touch on several of the art and design disciplines offered in ArtCenter's degree program-advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design and transportation design-and explore their principles through projects centered around one major theme. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate ideas. A perfect course for adult students (age18+) either new to art or design or seeking to expand their creative horizons.

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6/4/2022 - 8/20/2022

ACX-009
2 Units $830
Introduction to Figure Drawing
The ability to draw the human figure is a vital skill for academic and professional success in many areas of art and design. This course is an essential first step for those planning to study fine art, animation, illustration, costume design, character design and concept design. While working from a model, examine the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition; and develop observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Charcoal, graphite pencil and various other mediums will be used.

Meeting Times:
T/TH 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5/17/2022 - 8/18/2022

SA 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
5/21/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-016
2 Units $830
Intro to Painting/Sum. Intsv.
This intensive summer course provides an in-depth presentation of the fundamentals and motives of painting. Both traditional techniques and contemporary attitudes are explored with an emphasis on color, composition and form. You will engage in a series of exercises using simple subject matter, study the human figure to learn painting principles, and develop creative approaches. Some prior drawing experience is recommended but not required.

Meeting Times:
T/TH 09:00 AM - 01:50 PM
5/17/2022 - 6/30/2022
ACX-030
2 Units $830
Intro to Graphic Design
Explore the process of problem solving for graphics through realistic design projects. Please note that this is not a computer class but rather a course in which you will be introduced to the fundamental approaches to graphic design as you develop your conceptual process, design skills and presentation techniques. Logotypes and a range of other design projects will be assigned. Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that you have access to a computer and some experience using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Meeting Times:
M 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/16/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-050
2 Units $830
Introduction to Product and Tr
Interested in product and/or transportation design? In this course-strongly recommended for beginning designers-you will learn the fundamental design principles and procedures, drawing techniques, and presentation methods as they relate to those fields. In-class sketching demonstrations and exercises will use pencil, marker, chalk, Prismacolor and gouache. In-class discussions will cover careers and opportunities.

Meeting Times:
M/W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/16/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-060
2 Units $830
Intro to Spatial Exper. Design
This foundation course will introduce you to the broad range of possibilities within environmental design, a discipline that focuses on a holistic and experiential approach to designing spaces, objects and images. Class projects will range in scope from the design of overall immersive spaces to the detailed elements that define them, focusing on the design and integration of furniture, lighting, materials and graphics. Building of basic skills in concept development and visual communication (including drawings, models and other media) will be covered. Weekly presentations and lectures on significant artists, designers and architects will also take place. Visiting design professionals will provide tangible insight into career paths within environmental design. (Class formerly titled: Intro to Environmental Design)

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
5/21/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-069W
2 Units $415
Digital Painting
Photoshop offers a wide set of versatile tools for drawing and painting. How should one use them? In this 7-week course, students will learn to approach their digital work with intentionality and fluidity. Fundamentals of composition, color, light, and visual story-telling will be covered, along with techniques for a smooth digital workflow. For students interested in concept art or illustration. Prerequisite: some traditional painting experience plus previous Photoshop experience, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Required equipment: access to a computer with the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, a Wacom tablet, and a digital camera to take reference photos.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/5/2022 - 8/16/2022
ACX-070
0 Units $525
Art 360
Interested in exploring contemporary art but are not sure where to start? This new course offers a hands-on exploration of several methods of art production and is designed to help expand your conceptual development, technical skills, and awareness of art-based processes offered in ArtCenter's undergraduate Art program. Explore principles and meaning as you experiment with a variety of disciplines including sculpture, painting, drawing, collage/mixed media and installation. This is an ideal course for students interested in exploring ArtCenter's approach to contemporary art, students developing portfolio projects, and those seeking to ways to expand their creative horizons and develop an art practice.

Meeting Times:
F 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
6/3/2022 - 8/12/2022
ACX-071W
2 Units $299
Direct Painting Summer Worksho
In this workshop, short exercises are designed to discover what paint and line can do when we don't over think it. We will build upon those discoveries in a larger composition focusing on color and paint application. Working from your own still life or interior, as well as using professional models over Zoom, class includes demonstrations and instructions on building your still life set-ups. Slide presentations and discussions will round out your experience. Oil is recommended, but all painting media are welcome. Instructor will email a supply list before the first session. Prerequisite: Intro to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
T/TH 09:00 AM - 12:50 PM
7/5/2022 - 7/21/2022
ACX-073W
0 Units $85
Meditation and Creativity: 1-D
Learn to meditate in this one-day workshop and discover that inspiration is everywhere you look. You may feel that your creative process is already like meditation, however practicing mindfulness meditation will actually improve your ability to connect to the phenomenal world through your senses. While cognitive scientists say that we are exposed to some 11 million bits of information per second, only 200 bits ever rise to the level of consciousness.and much of it deals with things that do not help us. Changing the object of meditation is the key to mindfulness meditation. Discover meditation and more with Steven Saitzyk, ArtCenter Associate Professor who has taught at the College for more than 29 years and has taught meditation and creativity for 40+ years in North America and Europe.

Meeting Times:
SA 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/25/2022 - 6/25/2022
ACX-079W
0 Units $200
Procreate Workshop
Designed with creative professionals and aspiring artists in mind, Procreate, the leading creative app made for iPad and iPhone, is a portable art studio that allows you to create sketches, illustrations, animations, and paintings. This intensive workshop introduces you to Procreate's unique features and intuitive creative tools. An ideal workshop for anyone interested in fashion design, wearable product design, surface and textile design, entertainment, illustration and storyboarding. Prerequisites: painting and drawing skills; Photoshop skills recommended. Required: access to an ipad or iphone, Apple pencil, and current version of Procreate.

Meeting Times:
SA/SU 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
5/21/2022 - 5/22/2022
ACX-086
2 Units $475
Product Design: Basics
Housewares, appliances, electronics, toys, soft goods, sporting goods, tools, lighting and other lifestyle products are just some of the items that product designers create. This seven-week crash course is designed for beginners looking to learn basic industrial sketching and fundamental design processes through hands-on projects and is ideal for anybody interested in exploring educational and career opportunities in product design fields.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/17/2022 - 6/28/2022
ACX-087
2 Units $475
Product Design: Process
Learn to apply more advanced "design processes" through one intense project in this course created for students with basic skills in product design. In class demonstrations of more advanced rendering and presentation techniques will also be covered. Recommended for intermediate or returning industrial design students, as well as design professionals. For students interested in applying to ArtCenter's industrial design or Interaction Design programs, projects created in this course will be suitable for use as part of an application portfolio.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/5/2022 - 8/16/2022
ACX-101
3 Units $960
Digital Design 1
This introductory course covers the processes and tools involved in digital publishing for print and the web. Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, learn to draw, scan and manipulate images as design elements to produce digital files for a print piece and a basic companion webpage. Basic web structure, vector versus bitmap artwork concepts, resolution, color and output will be explored as you learn techniques required to design and produce various assignments. Prerequisite: Mac proficiency.

Meeting Times:
M 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/16/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-106
3 Units $960
Perspective
Increase your understanding of 3D perception and linear perspective systems. Through a series of exercises, you'll develop your technical skills and improve your ability to simulate 3D space on a 2D plane. Theories explored in class apply to traditional and digitally generated images. This course-a foundation course for many majors-is ideal for illustration, industrial and environmental design students. Transferable (Illustration only).* Textbook: The Complete Guide to Perspective Drawing

Meeting Times:
F 01:30 PM - 06:30 PM
5/20/2022 - 8/19/2022
ACX-114W
0 Units $415
Plein Air Painting
Experience plein-air landscape painting and examine the technical and formal issues of the genre. Painting on location, you will see how landscape is more than subject matter-it is a way of organizing visual elements to make a dynamic and coherent composition. Color theory, composition and quick painting techniques will be the focus of this seven-week course. Atmosphere and depth-crucial elements in achieving believability-will be studied extensively. Off-site meetings will explore various sites around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. Prerequisite: Basics of Painting or Introduction to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
SU 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/5/2022 - 7/17/2022
ACX-115W
0 Units $415
Basics of Painting: Figure
Learning to paint the human figure is a natural progression from still-life painting. This second course in the Basics of Painting series uses the figure to explore issues such as composition, proportion, shape and value. Gaining an understanding of these essential skills, you will be more confident in painting the figure with conviction. Prerequisite: Basics of Painting: Still-life or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
T/TH 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7/5/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-125
3 Units $960
Typography 1
Gain the fundamentals necessary for display typography, logo design or alphabet (re)design. Become familiar with the five basic type families, then branch out by investigating hybrid, modified, digital and hand-drawn typefaces. Properties of scale, proportion, figure-ground, cropping and overlap, as well as contrasts of weight, width, emphasis and direction will be covered. Pencil, pen, brush and ink, and computer programs will be used, with a focus on personal style and craftsmanship. Prerequisites: access to a computer with a font library, plus basic skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Transferable for prospective Graphic Design majors and select Illustration tracks.*

Meeting Times:
F 02:00 PM - 06:50 PM
5/20/2022 - 8/19/2022
ACX-127
1 Units $415
Mastering Composition & Design
Developing a keen awareness of the communicative power of shapes is foundational for creating any visual expression, be it a painting, drawing, website or logo. In this seven-week course featuring open assignments based on your interests, you will learn to use design and compositional elements to enhance the effectiveness and expressiveness of your work. Composition will be discussed at two levels: the micro-managing shapes inherent in the design process-and the macro-composing on the page. Suitable for anybody interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Color for Artists and Designers. More info: artcenter.robertpastrana.com.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/7/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-128
1 Units $415
Mastering Color, Art & Design
Color is one of the main communicators in any visual endeavor. In this seven-week course, learn to use color in ways that enhance the aesthetics and usability of your work. Topics covered include: understanding and controlling the three characteristics of color; dealing with tonal and color keys; developing proficiencies using the inherent relationships of colors; and the psychology of color. Class projects will help you become proficient in color mixing and deciding which colors work best for specific assignments. Ideal for those interested in illustration, design, advertising or fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Composition and Design. For more information, visit artcenter.robertpastrana.com.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 6/30/2022
ACX-142
2 Units $830
Basics of Digital Photography
Take command of your digital camera and get the results you want! Whether you're just beginning with photography or need a refresher, this course will get you started from the ground up. We will cover basic camera functions, proper exposure, depth of field, composition, lighting and the challenges of shooting in a digital world. We will spend a significant portion of the course focusing on the use of Adobe Lightroom for image adjustment, delivery and asset management. Note: This is not a Photoshop class. A digital SLR camera with manual exposure adjustment capabilities as well as access to a computer with Lightroom are required.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/17/2022 - 8/16/2022
ACX-152
2 Units $830
Introduction to Filmmaking
Learn the fundamental concepts and practices involved in filmmaking while making three short films. In this course, directing and cinematography will be closely linked as you explore methods that make a film play. Our emphasis will be on effective communication, storytelling and creative editing techniques to enhance the story. Requires access to a digital video camera and editing system (ArtCenter cameras and computer lab facilities are not available for student use).

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-168
3 Units $960
Head and Hands
Demystify the complexities of creating a likeness! Learn how to read the primary forms of the face and hands and translate that knowledge into an artistic statement. Learn to draw the head in action-in any position-with the proper expressions; convey the energy of the pose; and ground your observational powers through an understanding of the planes of the head and anatomy. As you realize the expressive power of hands, discover how to draw them dynamically by breaking them down into simple forms. Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Transferable for prospective Illustration majors.* Note: Fall 2021, the Tuesday section meets on-campus and will be taught by Deni Wohlgemuth; the Thursday section with Jenna Gibson will be taught remotely. For the on-campus section, ArtCenter policy requires all persons who want to access our physical spaces to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This applies to ACX students, faculty and staff, as well as to those in the degree programs. Please see instructions for submitting vaccination records and other campus access requirements on the ACX website: https://www.artcenter.edu/acx/index.php?page=COVID -19

Meeting Times:
SA 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
5/21/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-175
2 Units $830
Essential Typography
Typography is the modus operandi graphic designers use to communicate and reinforce the content of their work. With its strong emphasis on the typographical grid, this course is a vital foundation for editorial design and multi-page layout and ideal for students and designers looking to use typography with greater confidence. Gain increased sensitivity to the details of typographic form, paragraph format, page-layout dynamics and the expressive potential of type. Topics also include type characteristics and nomenclature. Prerequisites:basic computer skills in Illustrator and InDesign, or similar graphics programs, strongly recommended. Access to a computer with a font library is required.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-186W
0 Units $249
Best Practices for Oil Paintin
When it comes to oil painting, many artists never go beyond the basics. Why? Because despite having been in use for 1,000 years, there is little readily available information on the medium. Some artists are scared away, believing the medium to be complicated and dangerous. This one-day seminar will introduce you to the endless possibilities of oil paints, and how to use them safely and simply. Through video demonstrations, presentations and discussions, you will learn how to choose oil painting mediums and pigments, produce artwork that will last for generations, and take advantage of recent technological advances. Appropriate for painters of all levels.

Meeting Times:
SA 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
6/4/2022 - 6/4/2022
ACX-200
3 Units $960
Intro to Interaction Design
Get a hands-on introduction to the elements and methods behind interaction design-the craft of how people interact with products, systems and services. Equal parts thinker and maker, you will conceive, design and produce simple interactive projects by brainstorming different types of user experiences such as mobile and social applications, websites, gestural interfaces, games, consumer electronics, smart products, tangibles and art. An ideal course for students interested in ArtCenter's Interaction Design program, professionals considering a career change, or anybody interested in this burgeoning field. Prerequisites: fundamental design skills recommended but not required. Transferable for prospective Interaction Design majors and select Illustration tracks.*

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-202
2 Units $830
Brand Experience Design
Brands today are more relevant, personal and experiential in their customers' lives, which means interaction designers now play key roles in determining how brands grow and thrive. Learn how to build successful brands, deliver immersive experiences and use trends and consumer insights research to deliver enriching experiences. An ideal class for design professionals, branding strategists and corporate executives, as well as students applying to ArtCenter's full-time Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Advertising and industrial design degree programs. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer. Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework highly recommended, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-209X
3 Units $960
Basics of Ceramics (wheel)
This course lays the foundation for personal development of basic ceramic techniques as you work through simple projects. Course introduces beginners to wheel construction methods including throwing, trimming, composite forms, lids in addition to managing the drying process, drawing pottery, introductions to firing processes and glaze application. Some discussion of ceramic materials: clays and glaze formulation will be introduced. Historical and contemporary approaches to the medium form the practical and intellectual context for the course. Space for ACX students is limited; first-come, first-served. Class meets off-campus in Pasadena; enrolled students will receive class location and details. In-person Covid-19 protocols required. Previous coursework in art or design is strongly recommended.

Meeting Times:
TH 01:00 PM - 05:50 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-211
3 Units $1475
Motion Design 1
Motion graphics, as incorporated in TV, film or on the internet, is a fast-growing field. In this course, you will gain a working knowledge of current tools and techniques, allowing you to explore issues of rhythm, space and time using animation, sound and video. Build a repertoire of movements and learn keyframe editing and interpolation, masking, effects, basic sound editing and storyboarding for motion. Adobe After Effects for the Mac is used as a teaching tool, but the skills learned can be transferred to any application or platform. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1. Transferable for prospective Graphic Design majors and select Illustration tracks.*

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-229W
0 Units $525
Comic Book Illustration
Learn the ins and outs of comics and graphic novels by diving into various illustrative exercises and experimental storytelling. Learn how to make dynamic page designs utilizing an arsenal of trade tools from graphic design, comics and entertainment design. This course explores character design, pacing, cinematic design and story development. Each student will have the opportunity to produce a solid portfolio of work,a self-published book and a website.

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5/21/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-256
2 Units $830
Introduction to Package Design
Explore the exciting and changing realm of package design. In this course, you will develop creative packaging solutions that attract visual attention through the use of 3D form, packaging materials, typography, color and graphics. The course will also explore sustainability issues and emerging technologies that will change consumer interaction with packaging in the future. An ideal course for designers seeking to add packaging design to their portfolio or increase their awareness of the packaging field. Prerequisite: Introduction to Graphic Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-258W
0 Units $595
Introduction to Surface Design
Explore styles and techniques used in surface design and discover the limitless possibilities-and career opportunities-of this burgeoning arena! Review designer case studies, product categories beyond textiles, and themes in demand by manufacturers. Digitally scan hand-drawn artwork; set up accurate repeat patterns; change colors, scale and textures; and color index for mass production. Finally, develop coordinated surface design collections, take a collection from concept through refinement, and apply designs to products. An ideal course for advanced students or graphic design, textile design and illustration professionals Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills; basic drawing, color theory, and design; or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
M 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/16/2022 - 8/15/2022
ACX-261
3 Units $1235
Intro to Rhino: Furniture/Envi
This course is an overview of 3D computer-aided visualization concepts through the instruction of industry leading software, Rhinoceros 3D, with the focus on modeling for the design and representation of built environments and furniture. The use of V-Ray for still image rendering will be introduced and the course will touch on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator as essential support tools. The course is structured around three primary functions, Basics, Representations, and Advanced Modeling, which are not seen as completely separable, and intertwine with each other throughout the class. The first component of the course focuses on basic modeling skills, and modeling architecture of various scales so that students will become familiar with contemporary design methodology. The second part of the class introduces the process of representation and concepts of visual communication. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Recommended PC list to run Twinmotion rendering program: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kBEpICjB2PqUg6 CKiRDPKAkJ6vSPNzFD0QJYWZVMx9Q/edit Rhino is available in both Mac and PC format and has a 90-day free evaluation version: https://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino-for-windows /evaluation https://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino-for-mac/eva luation

Meeting Times:
M/TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/7/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-307W
0 Units $595
Transpor-Tainment
The lines between sci-fi, production, concept and entertainment are becoming blurred. The open-minded spirit of the entertainment industry energizes automotive design. Likewise, transportation design fundamentals provide vehicles designed for entertainment purposes with a sense of realism. In this intermediate-level vehicle design course, we will examine buyer/character, usage/theme, ideation sketch development and final renderings through two intensive projects. Prerequisites: Intro to Product and Transportation Design or Intro to Concept Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Concurrent enrollment in Intro to Communication Sketching or Visual Communication and Form Development strongly recommended.

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6/4/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-311
2 Units $830
Intermediate Photo Methods
Be prepared to have your approach to image making challenged! Working in black and white or color, traditional film or digital, learn how to produce a portfolio of creative work-an essential tool for survival in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. While referencing the history of photography, we will focus on visual communication, strong subject matter, lighting and composition. Assignments will range from portraiture and still-life to advertising and conceptual thinking. A lighting demonstration and a visit to the instructor's photography studio is included. Bring your portfolio to the first class. Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-333
2 Units $830
Head + Hands in Painting
The classical method of the Renaissance and Northern European masters remains unequalled in its expressiveness and understanding of the human form. It also provides tools for artists to evaluate their work and to avoid getting stuck in a painting gone wrong. While using the classical method, in this course you will gain a well-rounded understanding of the painting process; engage in direct painting to strengthen your free handling of color, tone and line; develop individual techniques and styles; and enhance your capacity for creative expression. Prerequisite: Head and Hands or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor; Introduction to Painting strongly recommended. NOTE: ArtCenter policy requires all persons who want to access our physical spaces to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This applies to ACX students, faculty and staff, as well as to those in the degree programs. Please see instructions for submitting vaccination records and other campus access requirements on the ACX website: https://www.artcenter.edu/acx See menu: More > COVID-19

Meeting Times:
T 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
5/17/2022 - 8/16/2022
ACX-353
2 Units $830
Intermed Transportation Design
Strengthen and expand your automotive design techniques through the application of color pencil, markers, chalk and gouache. Over the course of completing two portfolio-quality design projects, you'll explore advanced surface indications, warm and cool lighting and shading, and vehicle proportions. You'll also learn basic vehicle packaging, product planning and strategy, corporate brand imaging, basic feasibility issues and other industry information. Bring your portfolio to the first class meeting. Prerequisite: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-356W
0 Units $249
Creative Sketchbook Seminar
Develop creative ideas, imagery and your own personal style, all within a sketchbook format. The sketchbook is the most unintimidating place to explore and is the perfect vehicle for creating the seeds of future projects. It can also become a fascinating work of art unto itself. In this inspiring one-day workshop we will explore a variety of media and creative exercises, including collage, evidence journaling and collaboration. Great for beginners or beleaguered professionals longing for some creative fun. Bring a new sketchbook, pencils and a box lunch. Optional supplies: Collage materials/found papers, acrylic paints, inks, brushes, pastels, glue sticks, aluminum foil and blow-dryers.

Meeting Times:
SU 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/26/2022 - 6/26/2022
ACX-367
2 Units $830
Printmaking Studio
Explore both historical and current digital techniques involved in fine art printmaking and image production. Develop an increased appreciation for, and knowledge of, printmaking processes such as intaglio, silkscreen, woodcut and lithography, as well as alternative photographic techniques that include photoengraving, salt printing and cyanotype. Course includes weekly demonstrations, assignments, presentations and group critiques. Individual projects will emphasize independent thought, creativity, problem solving and technical ability. Class size is limited. Prerequisite: open to beginning- to intermediate-level students but previous coursework in art, design or photography is strongly recommended. NOTE: ArtCenter policy requires all persons who want to access our physical spaces to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This applies to ACX students, faculty and staff, as well as to those in the degree programs. Please see instructions for submitting vaccination records and other campus access requirements on the ACX website: https://www.artcenter.edu/acx/index.php?page=COVID -19 ACX students enrolled in Printmaking Studio may purchase additional lab time to use the printmaking facilities outside of their scheduled class hours. Lab time is optional and is limited to a specific day. Please contact the ACX office for additional details or to purchase lab time.

Meeting Times:
TH 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-372
2 Units $830
Collage and Mixed Media
Develop technical skills and a conceptual understanding of contemporary collage. Set up artistic problems and explore your own creative ideas. This course will cover color mixing, collage (traditional and non-traditional), medium transfer, acetone transfer, painting, drawing, patching and stencil techniques, hand mono-printing, found objects and sculpture. Group critiques and visits to local galleries and museums will enrich and broaden your perspective. Open to students of all levels.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-380
2 Units $830
Introduction to Illustration
Sharpen your conceptual problem-solving abilities as you explore various mediums and techniques- acrylic, watercolor, mixed-media-to illustrate ideas for magazines, newspapers and books. Projects will be editorial in nature; later projects can be self-directed to reflect individual interests or portfolio needs. Visit artcenter.robertpastrana.com for more information. Prerequisite: some prior drawing experience required.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-401W
0 Units $415
Color in Photography
Delve into a world of color! Explore color theories, how color is created, color as a cultural tool and the history of color photography. Examine technical and practical issues such as color balance, additive and subtractive systems, proper color correction, color management and lighting. Classroom discussions will cover a diverse group of artists, including Alfred Stieglitz, William Eggleston, James Welling, James Turrell, Lita Albuquerque, Anish Kapoor, Mark Rothko and Yves Klein. Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Access to a camera (digital preferred) with manual exposure and color balance controls is required.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/5/2022 - 8/16/2022
ACX-409W
0 Units $525
Character Designs, Your Pitch
In Character Designs for Your Pitch, learn the creative process of conceptualizing realistic and story-driven characters for the video game and film industry. This 10-week course will focus on ideation, storytelling, originality, character archetypes as well as learning the design fundamentals that make up the wide range of styles commonly found in the most popular triple-A titles and blockbuster films. Topics covered will include armor and suit design, costume and prop design, non-playable characters vs playable characters, hero/villain/boss relationships and more. Students will design a cast of characters for a story using a variety of approaches and techniques. This is an ideal course for aspiring concept artists and prospective Entertainment Design students. Prerequisite: Intro to Figure Drawing or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
M 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
6/6/2022 - 8/15/2022
ACX-424W
0 Units $525
Electric Vehicle Design
Vehicle electrification is the single largest disrupter in the automotive industry today. In this course, you will be immersed in the world of the modern Electric Vehicle with focus on EV passenger car design. Learn surprising details about EV history, major milestones in EV development and get an overview of the present global EV market situation. Current and future EV technology will be studied with special emphasis on the benefits to automotive designers. Your newly acquired knowledge will be applied to two futuristic EV design concepts. Prerequisites: Intro to Transportation Design or Intro to Product and Transportation Design, and Visual Communications and Form Development, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6/15/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-427W
0 Units $249
Sound Design Intensive
Learn some of the tools and techniques used by sound designers through guided practice in the exploration of listening, recording, editing, mixing and delivering. On the first day, activities include capturing audio around your house and creating sound design with VCV Rack; the second day will be devoted to sound design challenges using DAW Reaper to strengthen skills and improve your creativity in audio post production. This is a great introduction for anyone interested in understanding how to design sound for movies, animation, advertising and more. Required: access to a laptop computer (PC or Mac) and access to the required software. Class will meet briefly on Friday, Feb 26 at 7pm PST so instructor can guide enrolled students through the installation of course software; this will enable everyone to start working in class right away and will maximize class time in this 2-day intensive workshop.

Meeting Times:
SA 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/4/2022 - 6/11/2022
ACX-436W
2 Units $595
Advanced Surface Design
In this advanced-level surface design class, you will complete 12 collections (1 per week) with the goal of building a portfolio that you can use to apply for jobs in the industry or show potential clients. For those interested in pursuing surface design professionally, this class will provide an opportunity to work at a much deeper level into various themes and develop a signature style. Prerequisite: Intro to Surface Design. Note: There will be additional meetings scheduled with individual students throughout the term (approximately 3 hours in total.)

Meeting Times:
M 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
5/16/2022 - 8/15/2022
ACX-446W
0 Units $525
Designing PopUp Books Workshop
Explore 3D paper engineering mechanisms used in the publishing world-everything from children's pop-up books, pull tabs and novelty board books to pop-up greeting cards and fine art installation environments. In this 10-week course, you will animate your ideas using paper as your surface and tool, learn techniques to create movement from 2D to 3D, and develop a concept proposal ready for submission to your specific genre. Pre-press production and publishing submission requirements will also be covered. Skills learned can be applied across a range of disciplines, including entertainment, illustration, graphic design, fine art, product and environmental design.

Meeting Times:
TH 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
6/16/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-448W
0 Units $415
Thriving Creativepreneur 1
Learn how to sidestep starving artist syndrome! Specifically designed to help independent creatives thrive in the gig economy, this workshop addresses the total picture of a freelance business. Whether you are currently freelancing, just starting out, or simply curious, you will learn the crucial mindset shifts necessary to transition from creative to creativepreneur. Learn the basic structures and frameworks of a solid business foundation, and strategies and systems to build a powerful, sustainable career. Topics include: freelancing modes and markets; business structures; finding your niche; diversifying income streams; and worklife integration.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 6/29/2022
ACX-449W
0 Units $415
Thriving Creativepreneur 2
Build confidence in attracting and working with clients with this companion workshop to The Thriving Creativepreneur Part 1. Through a focus on messaging and marketing, you will learn the relational (soft skill) strategies for designing a powerful creative freelance business and for positioning yourself as a strategic creative partner. Explore proven strategies to communicate your value and gain a competitive advantage. Topics include: overcoming limiting beliefs; pricing your work; networking versus marketing; the client qualification and onboarding process; managing projects; establishing your expertise; values and authenticity; and maintaining an abundance mindset.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/6/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-454X
2 Units $830
Intro to Wearable Product Des.
This new design course allows you to explore wearables, soft goods and fashion through the lens of product design. Projects can include: bags, footwear, fashion or functional apparel. Projects focus on all stages of the product design process: brainstorming, trend research, market research, fashion/product sketching, form/material experimentation, and problem solving with the final goal to create a finished sample. In-class discussions will cover careers and opportunities.

Meeting Times:
SA 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
5/14/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-463
2 Units $830
Introduction to Concept Design
Concept designers for the entertainment industry create compelling characters, environments, vehicles and props for all kinds of stories. Their work requires a unique combination of industrial design and illustration skills-understanding how things are built, and the ability to visually communicate their narrative role. In this course, which introduces the concept design process, you will create original design solutions through sketches and renderings to support a story. An ideal class for students considering the undergraduate Entertainment Design program at ArtCenter or for those interested in how concepts are created for entertainment-oriented projects. Prerequisites: Intro to Figure Drawing and Perspective, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Formerly ACX-045 Intro to Entertainment Design.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-464
2 Units $830
Super-Short Animated Film
Set! Slate! Action! Super-Short Animated Film takes you through each step in creating an animated film. Simulating a studio environment, students will create a 30-second 2D film from start to finish: script, storyboards, visual development, animation, ink & paint, editing, mix and music. ToonBoom Storyboard Pro software will be used. Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing and Perspective, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Access to a Wacom tablet and pen is required.

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5/21/2022 - 8/20/2022
ACX-467W
0 Units $595
Digital Fashion Illustration
While drawing by hand is still a must, the fashion industry today demands more productivity and versatility. In this course for individuals pursuing a career in fashion or costume design, you will learn how to use industry-standard design applications Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate. Starting with the basics, you will learn how to brainstorm fashion design ideas with Procreate, refine finished illustrations by adding textile prints and textures using Procreate and Photoshop and create Illustrator flats of those designs.? You will also hone your presentation techniques and develop skills in drawing fashion croquis, fashion apparel, fashion flats and textile design. Prerequisites: Intro to Figure Drawing or Fashion and Costume Drawing, or basic sketching and drawing skills. Students must have access to a device with current versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and Procreate.

Meeting Times:
W 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
6/1/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-481
0 Units $595
Crafting a Meaningful Career 1
Change is inevitable. By some accounts, Americans today will have seven or more career changes during their working lives. Whether big or small, all career changes involve introspection, risk assessment, and consideration of the impact your decision will have on those you care about most. In this information-packed, vital and enlightening course you will have the opportunity to examine the pros and cons of past employment, deep dive into what motivates you, and create a plan to confidently move on to the next level. Discover your unique purpose, redefine your goals, and connect with a growing network of talented people who are living their dreams.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/17/2022 - 8/16/2022
ACX-486W
0 Units $325
Law + Business for Designers:
Are you launching a startup? Do you have questions concerning formation, contracts, copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions? Learn about many of the legal steps necessary when starting a business in this practical step-by-step seminar. We will cover issues such as: domain name, trademark and corporate name searches; selecting the appropriate business structure; copyright and trademark registrations; non-disclosure agreements; work-for-hire and employment contracts; deal memos; and licensing language. Enrolled students will have access to the instructor via email for one month following the seminar to ask questions.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
5/26/2022 - 6/9/2022
ACX-488W
0 Units $525
Introduction to 2D Animation
Part of the new reality is that live-action movie industry has seen upwards of 200,000 jobs lost worldwide and counting. The animation industry, on the other hand, has so far avoided a similar fate, with relatively few layoffs and surging demand for new content. Have you ever dreamed of becoming an animator? Now is the perfect time to turn those dreams in reality! This course explores the fundamental principles and techniques of traditional animation. Learn to animate simple objects using timing, spacing, arcs, squash and stretch, overlapping action, to create believable weight and movement. Prerequisite: basic drawing skills are recommended. Offered Summer term only.

Meeting Times:
SA 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
6/4/2022 - 8/6/2022
ACX-494W
0 Units $249
The Business of Photography
During this jam-packed one-day seminar, instructor Dana Hursey will discuss The Business - how to launch your photography business and keep it growing. Hursey will share insider knowledge and business practices on the day-to-day operations of running his company. He will discuss business considerations, needs and professional practices. Topics will also include: equipment, estimating, production, pre- and post-production, invoicing and getting paid. Please bring your portfolio to class.

Meeting Times:
SA 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/18/2022 - 6/18/2022
ACX-496W
0 Units $249
Forming the Dream: CMC 2
So, you completed Crafting a Meaningful Career 1? Go to the next level. In this course, you will define your goals; create your vision and mission statements; identify your market; research the impact of your concept in the marketplace; develop fee structures; and market your concept. To provide you with a road map to success, you will begin the process of creating either a business plan or life plan. Meet with fellow classmates each week to refine and add value to your concept and discover how others have met the challenges of creating a new way of life. Prerequisite: Crafting a Meaningful Career 1.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 6/23/2022
ACX-497W
0 Units $249
Fulfilling the Dream: CMC 3
Building on the first two courses, you are now ready to tackle other matters necessary to begin a successful new career. Continuing on the development of your business or life plan, you will address such issues as: forms of management; intellectual property; team building and communication; identifying the competition; identifying your competitive advantage; location; financing your new venture; and defining success. Once finished, you will have the tools to help you proceed, confident that you have examined the necessary aspects of a fulfilling career, and ready to embrace a new career dimension of your own design. Prerequisite: Forming the Dream: Crafting a Meaningful Career 2.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/7/2022 - 8/11/2022
ACX-518W
0 Units $525
Children's Book Illustration
Picture book illustrators tell stories with pictures. Finding your unique voice is crucial to unlocking those stories, yet it's also one of the biggest hurdles you'll face as an upcoming illustrator. In this visual storytelling course, we will see how narrative picture-making offers a direct route to this process of discovery. By learning how to define yourself to yourself, you will move toward a more personally satisfying, creative and marketable illustration voice. Prerequisite: Basic picture-making skills recommended but not required.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6/15/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-538
2 Units $830
Intro to Creative Direction
Companies all over the world are becoming increasingly aware of the power of creativity to define, build and grow their brands. Hence, the role of the creative director has become an essential and highly valued one that influences every aspect of the way a company looks, sounds, feels and presents itself to the world. But what does it take to be a creative director? And what skill sets are needed to succeed in that field? In this course, you will find yourself in an unconventional class setting where you will do what creative directors do-everything from solving briefs and collaborating with a team to presenting and landing creative work. This immersive experience will introduce you to the world of creative direction and will prepare you to create and creative direct content in all of the most relevant and contemporary forms of media, as well as to master new technologies and emerging platforms. (Formerly ACX-040 Intro to Advertising.)

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-561W
0 Units $220
Protect, Sell and License
You have labored over your work. Now learn how to protect, sell and license it. This intensive seminar covers a full range of intellectual property issues, including the language used in contracts that affects the license, sale and creation of designs and other original works. We will cover the basics of copyright law; fair use and copyright defenses; trademark law and registration; maintaining trademark rights and avoiding infringements; and patent law. Bring in a sample of your work, and we will practice filing a copyright application, searching the availability of a trademark and filing a trademark application.

Meeting Times:
SA 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
6/4/2022 - 6/4/2022
ACX-569W
0 Units $220
Extreme Negotiations
The successful negotiation of deals and contracts is a vital life skill. Whether you are negotiating jobs and salaries, or you are an employee making business deals on behalf of an organization, this one-day seminar will arm you with the necessary skills to negotiate difficult situations. During the seminar, you will tackle both short and longer negotiations as you evaluate both your own skills and those of your classmates. By understanding your own strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator, you will learn how to play to your style and how to assess the style, strengths and weaknesses of the other side. Learn how to say "yes" or "no" graciously, how to handle the evolution of the negotiation, how to assess what happened in a negotiation, and how to move forward. Over online lunch, we'll do some exercises suitable for those who want to keep eating while practicing negotiation skills. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following this seminar to answer follow- up questions from enrolled students.

Meeting Times:
SA 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
6/11/2022 - 6/11/2022
ACX-611W
0 Units $749
Intro to Unreal Engine
It's official - Unreal Engine 5 is now available and will be taught at ACX this summer! In this 7-week Intro to Unreal Engine, you'll learn through hands-on, weekly instruction and exercises; primary focus will be project construction using freely available assets from Epic Games. Course will culminate in students producing an individual short film depending on interest and industry, such as architectural visualization, automotive rendering, product design, animated short film, etc. Topics include fundamentals of shot and sequence development, working in the timeline, cameras, using motion capture for animation, materials, lighting, and rendering. Prerequisites: Experience using any 3D software. Equipment requirements: bit.ly/3sOwF04

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 6/29/2022

W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/6/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-611X
3 Units $960
Design Process 1 (TRAN)
The class will help you feel more confident in presenting your ideas and concepts for new vehicle designs. The main emphasis is to fully understand what automotive proportions are all about and how to take risks that will allow you to come up more creative solutions to the design problems presented. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Transportation Design program; space for ACX students is limited. Prerequisite: ACX-353 Intermediate Transportation Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Transferable for prospective Transportation Design majors with grade of B or better.* ArtCenter policy requires all persons who want to access our physical spaces to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This applies to ACX students, faculty and staff, as well as to those in the degree programs. Please see instructions for submitting vaccination records and other campus access requirements on the ACX website: https://www.artcenter.edu/acx/index.php?page=COVID -19

Meeting Times:
F 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
5/20/2022 - 8/19/2022
ACX-612
2 Units $830
UX/UI for Games
This new online class is an introduction to UX/UI design for video games. Learn and understand the differences between UX and UI as you create wireframes, prototype, style guide, front-end menu and head's up display (HUD). Students will design a FUI (Fantasy/Future/Fictional/User/Interface) then prep all the art assets for Unreal, build the UMG library and do a simple page menu transition. An ideal course for those interested in learningchow to get into UX/UI design for video games.cPrerequisites: Digital Design 1 or by permissioncof an ArtCenter advisor. Required: Access to Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/17/2022 - 8/16/2022
ACX-617W
0 Units $125
Archetype Press Open Lab Wknds
Time to get back on the press! Archetype Press Open Lab is designed for those with letterpress experience on a Vandercook proof press and the desire to get printing again. Enjoy access to the extensive collection of foundry metal and wood type (the largest on the West Coast), plus a wide variety of ornaments, dingbats, and decorative rules. Alternative materials, such as Legos and P22 Blox, are also available. Accomplished letterpress instructors will be overseeing the labs. Please register 3-5 business days in advance to allow for processing of campus access protocols.

Meeting Times:
SA 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/4/2022 - 6/4/2022

SU 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/5/2022 - 6/5/2022

SA 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/11/2022 - 6/11/2022

SU 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
6/12/2022 - 6/12/2022

SA 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
7/9/2022 - 7/9/2022

SU 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
7/10/2022 - 7/10/2022

SA 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
7/16/2022 - 7/16/2022

SU 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
7/17/2022 - 7/17/2022
ACX-618W
0 Units $125
Archetype Press Open Lab Wknt
Time to get back on the press! Archetype Press Open Lab is designed for those with letterpress experience on a Vandercook proof press and the desire to get printing again. Enjoy access to the extensive collection of foundry metal and wood type (the largest on the West Coast), plus a wide variety of ornaments, dingbats, and decorative rules. Alternative materials, such as Legos and P22 Blox, are also available. Accomplished letterpress instructors will be overseeing the labs. Please register 3-5 business days in advance to allow for processing of campus access protocols.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6/28/2022 - 6/28/2022

TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6/30/2022 - 6/30/2022

T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/5/2022 - 7/5/2022

TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/7/2022 - 7/7/2022

T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/12/2022 - 7/12/2022

TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7/14/2022 - 7/14/2022
ACX-640
2 Units $830
Blender for Designers
3D software has increasingly become a powerful concept design tool. This introductory-level course covers the basics of Blender, a free and open-source 3D creation tool, with a focus on transportation, product design, world-building and illustration. Weekly projects explore design foundations such as iconic shape, detail level, contrast, and hardware modeling based on real world references, Blender's ideation design process, and real-time rendering engine. Prerequisite: beginning to intermediate digital skills, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Students required to provide their own digital tools (PC laptop with 3-button mouse recommended; Mac is OK.)

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-654
2 Units $830
Drawing, Simplified
Traditionally, learning how to draw meant that you would practice by drawing from observation. With enough time and patience, your drawing skills would eventually improve. However, there's another way to better your drawing skills - an approach that's easier to learn and can improve your drawing abilities faster than the typical, more conventional approach. It starts with ideas rooted in basic perspective, but without a lot of the intimidating mechanical and technical demands that are typical of the subject. Next, you'll learn the ins and outs of form and dimension as well as a practical set of facts, concepts, and techniques that work to guide your efforts as you draw. This approach not only removes the guesswork that slows down progress, it also supports you when you draw from your imagination. An ideal class for aspiring illustration, entertainment design, and product design majors, as well as future advertising, photography and graphic design majors or anyone who wants to develop or improve their sketching and drawing skills.

Meeting Times:
M 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/16/2022 - 8/15/2022
ACX-656W
2 Units $595
Watercolor Portraiture
This new course will focus on painting portraits of people from a variety of races and ethnicities. Working from photos, learn how to paint a spectrum of skin tones as you explore the basics of color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, and visual perception. You'll also learn to use watercolor and gouache techniques such as wash, wet into wet, and dry brush. No experience is necessary.

Meeting Times:
M 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5/16/2022 - 8/15/2022
ACX-710X
3 Units $720
Introduction to Modernism
In this course, you will be introduced to the interdisciplinary relationships among the arts, intellectual and scientific thought, technological progress, and social and political events from the mid-19th century through the 1960s. Through extensive visual material, primary source texts and class discussion, we will examine the changing perceptions of reality and the corresponding modes of representation in the visual arts, performing arts and literary arts in the modern industrial age. Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better. Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

Meeting Times:
F 01:00 PM - 03:50 PM
5/20/2022 - 8/19/2022
ACX-800X
3 Units $720
Automotive Engineering
In this course, students will gain an understanding of the principles of engineering that guide the development of automobile design and manufacture. This course covers automobile functionality and gives an overview of the demands placed on the design process. Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better. Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 09:50 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/3/2022
ACX-808X
3 Units $960
Intro to Keyshot
This new course will help you effectively communicate your designs and ideas in a compelling and believable way using KeyShot software. This course will cover rendering techniques and the basics of KeyShot workflow, materials, textures, lighting, and KeyShot animation. Projects range from re-creating images with provided models and assets, to making photorealistic images and animations of your own 3D models. During the first 10-weeks, projects will revolve around rendering still images, while the last 4-weeks will be focused on creating animated videos. Prerequisite: No previous KeyShot experience is required, however previous experience or coursework in CAD/SolidWorks, and product design is recommended. Access to a Mac or PC computer is required.

Meeting Times:
W 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
5/18/2022 - 8/17/2022
ACX-818X
3 Units $720
Properties: Artistic Materials
A lack of knowledge of artistic materials is one of the greatest obstacles to creativity and a successful art career. In this course, we will discuss the physical and chemical properties of Western and Eastern art materials and how to select the right tool for the job. Learn how to unlock creativity using a vast array of materials and how to create a lasting work of art while protecting your health. Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

Meeting Times:
TH 01:00 PM - 03:50 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-821X
3 Units $720
Environmental Issues
In this course, we will explore the impact of overpopulation, urbanization, pollution, politics and environmental activism on the land, oceans and atmosphere. Topics include endangered species, biodiversity, human overpopulation, animal rights, deforestation, desertification, toxic waste, global warming, ozone depletion, wetland destruction, ocean threats and overgrazing. Learn to interpret complex environmental issues and be better prepared to have your work, whether fine art or design, reflect the urgent nature of global concerns. Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

Meeting Times:
TH 04:00 PM - 06:50 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-835X
3 Units $720
The Dream
Dreams create an experience of meaning. In this multidisciplinary course, we will explore the science of dreaming, the structure of a dream, and the way "dream logic" informs the work of writers, artists and filmmakers. Learn about the physiology of sleep and sleep disorders and the neurology and phenomenology of dream content. We will discuss earlier ways of analyzing content (i.e. Freudian analysis) as well as the contemporary scientific understanding of the narrative structure of dreams. We will also explore how artists translate dreams into artistic expressions and how artistic works can be accessed through the methods used in making meaning in dreams. Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

Meeting Times:
T 01:00 PM - 03:50 PM
5/17/2022 - 8/16/2022
ACX-900X
3 Units $720
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
The dictionary defines an entrepreneur as "a person who organizes, operates and assumes the risk for a business venture." However, an entrepreneur is also a true innovator who recognizes opportunities and organizes resources to take advantage of those opportunities. This course will provide you with all the necessary tools to complete a fully integrated business plan. Harvard Business School case studies will be reviewed and referenced so that you can learn from the challenges that real companies faced on the road to success. At the end of the course, you will present your business plan to an invited group of venture capitalists during a special presentation. Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 09:50 PM
5/19/2022 - 8/18/2022
ACX-930X
3 Units $720
Neuroscience of Imagination
Seeing, visualizing and dreaming are closely related-they are all perceptual experiences. In this course, we will explore visual imagination and its related neurological mechanisms. We will compare imagination with other visual experiences; via brain scan and brain lesion studies, examine visualizing, both in its normal state and in its disorders; and, through psychological studies, investigate the role of visualizing and other forms of imagination in cognition. And since visualizing is a private experience, we will look at phenomenological analyses and compare them with first-person knowledge. This course will also explore what happens when we externalize the visual imagination in sketching, drawing or painting. Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

Meeting Times:
T 01:00 PM - 03:50 PM
5/17/2022 - 8/16/2022
ART-296X
0 Units $549
Field
FIELD is a class that utilizes field trips to explore ideas of site in its meaning for those that live in the Los Angeles area past, present and future. This class cultivates a keen awareness of the contextualization of site as investigation, enjoyment, content source and responsibility within the metropolitan area of Los Angeles County. This class welcomes the articulation and practice of all kinds of art media within student's art practice. Through direct experience, students will visit 5 distinct and geographically separate neighborhoods to learn about both their historical roles in the fabric of Los Angeles as aesthetic muse and source of intellectual engagement. Los Angeles is a site in which significant cultural capital is produced, shared within, and exported from these areas. course also includes independently directed art-making and is ideal for students who have previously taken introductory painting, drawing, mixed media or sculpture courses. This excursion-oriented course requires students to have: transportation, cell phone (and masks worn in a COVID-aware socially-distanced class).

Meeting Times:
TH 09:00 AM - 05:50 PM
5/19/2022 - 7/7/2022
HSCI-273X
3 Units $720
Quantum Weirdness & Cosmology

Meeting Times:
M 04:00 PM - 06:50 PM
5/16/2022 - 8/20/2022