ACX_Logo
ACX_Logo
ACX_Logo
November 29 Spring registration begins

Crashvertising

ACX-299X

Experience the pace and intensity of working in a real world advertising agency. Led by Gary Goldsmith, an award-winning creative director and member of the Wall Street Journal Creative Leader Series, students in this immersive course will work on assignments for multiple brands across a wide range of traditional and nontraditional media. Our focus will be on coming up with big, impactful ideas and quickly executing them to completion. You will leave with portfolio-worthy work that will showcase your talent, as well as a process that will give you the confidence and ability to continue creating powerful work on your own, well beyond the class. Be sure to bring your drive, your creativity and your A-Game. Class meets all day for 3 days over two consecutive weekends. Prerequisite: Prior to registering, please submit work samples as attachments (or a URL to an online portfolio) to acx@artcenter.edu.

 

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 Georgina Wass

Intro to Spatial Experience Design

ACX-060

This foundation course will introduce you to the broad range of possibilities within spatial experience 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. Class will provide insight into career paths within spatial experience design. (Class formerly titled: Intro to Environmental Design.)

Work by ACX student Georgina Wass

COVID-19 update 11/19/21:

At ArtCenter, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. Due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation—and in step with the most recent state and local guidelines—we are limiting our in-person courses at the College at this time. As a result, Spring 2022 courses for ACX Teens and ACX Kids will be taught remotely. Although most ACX adult continuing education course will be taught remotely this fall, a few will meet in person.

We know this news may be disappointing, but these restrictions are for the safety of everyone. Click here for online course technical requirements and more information.


Spring 2022 registration begins Monday, November 29

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

Online Registration

We've updated our online registration process. Browse through our catalog of courses on this page. During registration, follow the link below this message to start the registration process. See Calendar for registration dates.

Filter By
Courses
All
Search Courses
ACX-001L
0 Units $125
Printmaking Lab (additional)
Concurrent enrollment in ACX-367 Printmaking Studio is required. To purchase this optional lab time, first register for ACX-367 Printmaking Studio, then contact the ACX office for additional instructions.

Meeting Times:
F 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
2/4/2022 - 4/15/2022
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
2/5/2022 - 4/23/2022
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
1/18/2022 - 4/21/2022

SA 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
1/22/2022 - 4/23/2022
ACX-014W
0 Units $415
Exploring Light Fundamentals
Lighting skills are essential to good photography practice. In this seven-week course, you will explore the potential of light using simple tools to illustrate and control many aspects of continuous light sources. Traditional and digital photographers alike will benefit from the skills taught in this course. No darkroom work is required. Students must have access to a 35mm SLR or digital SLR camera and possess basic camera operation skills.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 3/2/2022
ACX-020
2 Units $830
Introduction to Painting
This course will provide an in-depth presentation of the fundamentals and motives of painting. Both traditional techniques and contemporary attitudes will be explored, with an emphasis on color, composition and form. Students will engage in a series of exercises using simple subject matter and will study the human figure to learn painting principles and develop creative approaches. Some prior drawing experience is recommended but not required.

Meeting Times:
T 09:00 AM - 01:50 PM
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
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
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
ACX-038
2 Units $830
Intro to Communication Sketchi
Learn how to put ideas to paper quickly and convincingly. Drawing techniques covered in this intensive class will help you tackle a variety of subjects and everyday objects including products, appliances, office equipment, furniture and materials such as wood, metals, plastics and glass. Mediums used will include pencil, pen, felt marker and pastel. Emphasis is on mastering basic forms-cubes, spheres and cylinders-to produce attractive drawings.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022

SA 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1/22/2022 - 4/23/2022
ACX-055
2 Units $830
Introduction to Transportation
Want to become an automotive designer? In this off-campus course-strongly recommended for beginning designers-you will learn the fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques, and presentation methods of the transportation design field. In-class discussions will cover careers, opportunities and the role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
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:
M/W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022

SA 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1/22/2022 - 4/23/2022
ACX-074
2 Units $830
Visual Communication and Form
Mastering visual communication skills is vital to your academic and professional success as an industrial designer. This course deals with a variety of sketching techniques designed to help you communicate your creative solutions and explore form development as it relates to product design, transportation design, and entertainment design. Class exercises will be geared toward improving your drawing skills as well as providing a strong foundation in perspective, composition, value, craftsmanship and use of graphics in presentations. Emphasis will be placed on rapid ideation to improve the flow of your ideas on paper. Prerequisite: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Entertainment Design. 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:
M/W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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
1/18/2022 - 3/1/2022
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
3/8/2022 - 4/19/2022
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
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
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
1/21/2022 - 4/22/2022
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
2/6/2022 - 3/20/2022
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
3/8/2022 - 4/21/2022
ACX-116W
0 Units $415
Basics of Painting: Still Life
This seven-week course explores the fundamentals of painting using objects and still-life, allowing beginning students to learn basic techniques without the pressure that the human figure presents. You may paint in the medium of your choice: oil, acrylic or watercolor.

Meeting Times:
T/TH 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
1/18/2022 - 3/3/2022
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:
W 02:00 PM - 06:50 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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
3/10/2022 - 4/21/2022
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
1/20/2022 - 3/3/2022
ACX-139
2 Units $830
Sketching for Designers
Learn to communicate your ideas through quick sketching techniques using a variety of mediums- pencil, pen, marker-and develop visual communication skills for graphic design, packaging, product and advertising. We will also cover type indication, 3D form development and observational sketching through still life. This is an ideal course for beginning design students or designers who need to brush up on freehand drawing skills.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
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
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
ACX-160
3 Units $960
Composition and Drawing
Strengthen and enhance the concepts introduced in Introduction to Figure Drawing. We will begin by reviewing skills in gesture, proportion, contour and analysis of form. Later, we will introduce and integrate anatomical observation (skeletal structure and musculature), mechanical function, and foreshortening. Finally, we will explore light theory and apply all the concepts gained by practicing with long poses. This fundamental course emphasizes a thorough practice of the skills required to draw the human figure and is vital for illustration or fine art students. Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Transferable for prospective Illustration majors.*

Meeting Times:
F 02:00 PM - 06:50 PM
1/21/2022 - 4/22/2022
ACX-165
2 Units $830
Storyboarding
Drawing either by hand or with a laptop and Wacom tablet, explore the mechanics of visual storytelling and develop an individual and industry-typical style. Through discussions and demonstrations, discover different styles and techniques of sequential art used in live action, animation and commercial applications. An ideal course for students and professionals interested in expanding their skills or developing their portfolios for entry into one of ArtCenter's full-time degree programs. Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Access to ArtCenter's computer facilities not included. Access to ArtCenter's computer facilities not included. Students who wish to work digitally must provide their own equipment and software.

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1/22/2022 - 4/23/2022
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
1/22/2022 - 4/23/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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
1/29/2022 - 1/29/2022
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
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
ACX-219
1 Units $415
Fashion and Costume Drawing
Working from live fashion and costumed models, in this course you will explore transitioning from life drawing to fashion and costume drawing; rendering draped fabric on the figure; drawing garment details and historic costumes; figure proportion; and experimentation with an assortment of media techniques. This beginning- to intermediate-level course is ideal for students working on college entrance portfolios; fashion and costume teachers; illustrators; fashion and costume designers; and entertainment artists and designers. A supply list will be emailed to enrolled students prior to the first class. Digital illustrators welcome, but must provide their own devices. Prerequisite: Intro to Figure Drawing or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
SA 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
1/22/2022 - 3/5/2022
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
1/22/2022 - 4/23/2022
ACX-254
2 Units $830
Art of the Movie Trailer
Explore the art and evolution of the movie trailer and examine the processes, strategies and techniques used to create trailers that generate interest in a motion picture, build excitement and drive box office. Examine how trailers condense, distill, package and position a movie into a short, provocative format. An ideal course for writers, copywriters, editors, filmmakers, advertising professionals and anyone who wants an inside perspective on how this increasingly vital commercial art form is created. See page 26 for details.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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. No class Monday, March 7, 2022.

Meeting Times:
M 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
ACX-299X
3 Units $960
Crashvertising
This intense immersion course, meeting all day over multiple days, allows participants to experience the pace and intensity of working in a real-world advertising agency. Led by Gary Goldsmith, an award-winning creative director and member of the Wall Street journal Creative Leader Series, students will work on assignments for multiple brands across a wide-range of media, both traditional and non-traditional. The focus is on coming up with big, impactful ideas and quickly executing them to completion. The result will be portfolio-worthy work that will showcase your talent, as well as a process that will give you the confidence and ability to continue creating powerful work on your own well beyond the class. Be sure to bring your drive, your creativity and your A-Game. Prerequisite: Prior to registering for this class, please submit samples of work or URL for an online portfolio: acx@artcenter.edu.

Meeting Times:
F/SA/SU 09:00 AM - 03:50 PM
3/11/2022 - 3/20/2022
ACX-331
2 Units $830
Head 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
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
ACX-332
2 Units $830
Graphic Design
Integrate typography and images to magazine layouts, posters and transmedia identity systems to communicate a story, message or marketing idea. In this concept-oriented course, you will develop problem-solving and research skills that will help you define the appropriateness of a design for its intended audience. Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphic Design and a typography course such as Typography 1 or Essential Typography, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Note: This is not a computer class. However, students should have some computer experience, plus access to a computer with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, or similar graphics programs.

Meeting Times:
T 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
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
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
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
2/6/2022 - 2/6/2022
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
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
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 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
ACX-385
2 Units $830
Making Objects
Discover your creative voice and explore the various materials used to create three-dimensional objects, including plaster, wire, wood, cotton fabric, found objects, resin and foam. In this course, you will learn to build structures, manipulate materials and use sculpting tools safely; set up your artistic problems; and explore your creative ideas through readings, discussions and demonstrations. This is an ideal course for anybody interested in fine art or illustration. Prerequisites: Some drawing and basic design skills are recommended but not required.

Meeting Times:
T 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
ACX-390
2 Units $830
Character Design for Animation
Learn the creative process of conceptualizing iconic characters for the entertainment industry, focusing on research, acting, gesture, psychology, storytelling, originality and other crucial technical aspects of character design for animation. Please note that although this course uses character design methodologies from the world of animation, students will not be animating in this class. This course will focus primarily on hand-sketching with live models provided during class. This is an ideal course for aspiring students who are preparing admissions portfolios for the Character Animation track of ArtCenter's Entertainment Design program. Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
W 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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
2/7/2022 - 4/11/2022
ACX-416
2 Units $830
Intro to Fiber Arts
An intensive skills class that covers basics in crochet, knitting, frame-loom weaving, natural dyeing, and hand-sewing. This class is an introduction to a range of techniques associated with fiber arts. Through readings and discussions, students will learn how artists who work with fiber address issues around process and material, as well as ideas around labor, value, sexual politics, and political activism. In addition to hands-on learning, there will be class discussions around reading materials from curators, artists, and academics on various aspects of fiber art. Class will be taught in a HyFlex format (simultaneously on Zoom and on-campus.) If you are planning to attend this class on-campus, please note the following: 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:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
ACX-421
2 Units $830
Screenwriting 101
Move past your fears and begin your first screenplay! Too many screenwriters forget that a blank page can be liberating. It's actually the best time to experiment and develop writerly instincts. In this introduction to the world of screenwriting, we'll unpack what's on the page, such as dialogue, tone and character motivation. We will also explore what's not on the page, such as concept, genre, theme, and writing habits. Basic knowledge of filmmaking for movies and TV is beneficial but not required.

Meeting Times:
W 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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
2/2/2022 - 4/6/2022
ACX-426
2 Units $830
Intro to Creature Design
Learn different methods and approaches used to develop believable creatures and monsters for the entertainment industry. Working from photographic reference of animals and nature, you will learn how to combine the fundamentals of design, anatomy, form, storytelling and character development to create original sketches and renderings of beastly quadrupeds, bloodthirsty bipeds, and large-scale leviathans. With a focus on introductory level 2D drawing skills, this is an ideal class for aspiring concept designers, illustrators, animators or students considering the undergraduate Entertainment Design program at ArtCenter. Students who wish to work in digital formats will need to provide their own equipment and software. Prerequisites: Introduction to Figure Drawing, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
W 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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.) No class Monday, March 7, 2022.

Meeting Times:
M 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
ACX-439
2 Units $830
Advanced Vehicle Design
Expand your knowledge of dynamic vehicle design, increase your understanding of the creative process, and break away from some of the traditional methods of industrial design. Explore a unique and personal approach to the design process while focusing on quick and conceptual mini-projects relevant to the changing world and its evolving views on transportation. Contemporary issues such as battery-electric and other alternative fuels will be explored. In addition to demonstrations and lectures, a series of discussions on vehicle history, innovative packaging and future trends will also be included. This "out of the box" approach to vehicle design and creative conceptualization makes this an ideal course for transportation, product and entertainment designers. Prerequisites: Visual Communication and Form Development and Intermediate Transportation Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1/22/2022 - 4/23/2022
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
1/27/2022 - 3/31/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 3/2/2022
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
3/9/2022 - 4/20/2022
ACX-450
2 Units $595
Introduction to Rhino 3D
A versatile 3D modeling software package, Rhinoceros 3D features an easy-to-adapt tool set that makes the learning process more intuitive. Unlike surface modelers, Rhino uses NURBS to create fast and accurate geometry, allowing you to focus on design and not worry about surface inconsistencies. This course will provide you with enough information to start modeling in Rhino and to utilize its Grasshopper visual programming language for extensive parametric capabilities. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Access to a computer and software is required.

Meeting Times:
M 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
ACX-453W
0 Units $200
Freedom of the LetterPress
It's a historic election year and freedom of the press has never been more important. In this two-day introduction to letterpress printing, you will use wood and metal type, pattern, scale and color to design and print a compelling folio of broadside posters on the topic of the election and the importance of a free press. Make your voice heard and exchange works with your classmates. Open to students of all levels. 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

Meeting Times:
SA/SU 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
2/12/2022 - 2/13/2022
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
1/15/2022 - 4/23/2022
ACX-456W
0 Units $200
Gelatin Printmaking Workshop
In gelatin printmaking, a form of monoprinting, each print you pull is unique. In this two-day workshop, you will make your own gelatin plate and use water-soluble printing inks and acrylics to create unique textures, forms and shapes. Learn how toincorporate various mediums-including crayons, gouache, watercolor and pencil-and give your work added depth by exploring color, pattern, opacity levels, ink layering and multiple impressions. Open to students of all levels.

Meeting Times:
SA/SU 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
1/29/2022 - 1/30/2022
ACX-458
2 Units $595
Interm. Spatial Exper. Design
In this course that builds upon the design fundamentals and presentation techniques covered in Introduction to Environmental Design, you will develop your individual voice and design two projects that convey layered messaging. Learn to distill the essence of abstract concepts and translate them into physical form to define specific emotional experiences and brand philosophies. Our focus will be on creating portfolio-quality presentations using scale models and drawings and may include temporary full-size installations and mockups of micro-environments. Several field trips will be planned based on design events, exhibitions and location availabilities. Prerequisite: Introduction to Environmental Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1/22/2022 - 4/23/2022
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
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
ACX-466W
0 Units $495
Discovering the Artist's Way
Is the Creative alive in you? Do you find yourself blocked? Join us for a 12-week journey through the text of The Artist's Way and unleash the creative process within you with the support and guidance of Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald. Our inner artist needs support, attention and community, now more than ever. We will explore limiting beliefs and fears that get us stuck, find inspirational activities to unleash the creative process within us, and gain deeper awareness and insight to your own creative process. Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald is a Psychoanalyst working with artists, designers and everyday creative people.  Kathleen is passionate about opening up inner pathways to potential and healing to discover the creative self, and the creative unconscious.  She excels at creating potential space, process and insight to nourish the inner landscape of self. Kathleen has a psychotherapy practice in Pasadena and teaches workshops on Dreams and The Artist's Way at ArtCenter.

Meeting Times:
SA 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2/5/2022 - 4/23/2022
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
2/2/2022 - 4/20/2022
ACX-469
2 Units $830
Crafting your Creative Brand
In order to get noticed and build a long-term creative career, freelancers and artists must develop their own distinct, marketable brands. In this course ideal for creative entrepreneurs, aspiring creative professionals, designers, photographers, illustrators and artists, you will explore your aspirational goals, core values and distinct approach as the basis for designing your visual brand identity. You will focus on crafting and presenting a consistent visual message relevant to clients, collectors or patrons. Approaches to marketing, content creation, curation and establishing authorship will be explored. No prerequisite.

Meeting Times:
M 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
ACX-472W
0 Units $450
Creative Leadership Workshop
Are you a designer or art director looking to move into a leadership role? In this seven-week workshop, you will explore case studies of current companies revolutionizing the creative industry, interview creative leaders, discuss leadership styles, and identify strategic, change-making role models. Gain a better understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses, develop your own brand mission, and leave the course with a network that can help guide your career. No prerequisites other than a curious mind and a sense of collaborative thinking.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3/10/2022 - 4/21/2022
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
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
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
2/17/2022 - 3/3/2022
ACX-488
3 Units $960
Intro to Gravity Sketch
This new course will provide foundational knowledge of Gravity Sketch's creation tools and workflow. Take your 2D designs to 3D models as you learn the benefits of VR in the design process. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Required: Access to an AR/VR headset such as Oculus Quest or Quest 2.

Meeting Times:
TH 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
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
1/20/2022 - 2/24/2022
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
3/10/2022 - 4/14/2022
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
2/2/2022 - 4/6/2022
ACX-520
2 Units $830
Abstract Painting and Comp.
Explore the abstract visual principles and processes underlying all traditional art. In this course, we will examine formalist art theory and the rise of modernism, deep space versus flat space, monumental space, and color versus field painting. We will also examine traditional abstraction, contemporary painters, and work in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and oil. Invited artist speakers will share their techniques and processes. In-class exercises will help you discover your psychological space and tap into the creative process. The final project will include a painted visual diary. Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. 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:
M 02:00 PM - 06:50 PM
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
ACX-531W
0 Units $415
Direct Painting Workshop
Do you have some painting experience and are seeking to reconnect with paint and color? In this workshop, you will work quickly from live models and interesting still-life setups, completing one or more paintings per session. Short presentations will suggest a direction for the day and include the following artists, among others: Richard Diebenkorn and Henri Matisse, Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, Giorgio Morandi and Sydney Licht. Prerequisite: Intermediate-level painting courses, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. A supply list will be emailed to enrolled students prior to the first class meeting.

Meeting Times:
TH 03:00 PM - 06:50 PM
1/20/2022 - 3/3/2022
ACX-536
0 Units $200
Type as Image: Digital
Learn to create patterns, characters and imagery using digital type as your palette and classic elements such as scale, rhythm, color, organization and weight to tell a unique story with letterforms. Students are encouraged to explore various sources - from historical examples to 20th Century designers who used type as image to communicate. Prerequisite: basic proficiency with InDesign or Photoshop is required.

Meeting Times:
SA 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
3/5/2022 - 3/12/2022
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
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
ACX-539W
0 Units $415
Still Life Painting: Fast and
Are you a painter looking to break new ground in your work? Still Life: Fast and Slow will have you painting at two speeds. In this course, fast exercises will lead to new discoveries as you learn how to work intuitively and playfully. Slow exercises will build upon those discoveries and lead to the creation of larger compositions. To paint from life, we'll provide you with photo references or you can create your own still life setups. Presentations, demonstrations, and discussions will round out your experience. Oil is recommended, but other mediums are welcome. Instructor will email a supply list before the first session. Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter counselor.

Meeting Times:
TH 03:00 PM - 06:50 PM
3/10/2022 - 4/21/2022
ACX-541
2 Units $830
Basics of Photography
This class provides an introduction to the world of analog photography. Learn the fundamentals of 35mm film photography and basic lighting techniques to create still life, portraits, and landscape imagery. You will also learn basic darkroom techniques to process film and print black-and-white photographs. The structure of the class is divided between lecture, demonstration, and darkroom lab time. Assignments are designed to encourage personal expression, conceptual thinking, and new ways of thinking about the meaning of images. An ideal class for those interested in photography, film/video, fine art, and prospective students interested in ArtCenter's Photography & Imaging undergraduate degree program. Access to an analog 35mm camera is necessary; a limited number of cameras may be available to share during class time. Class meets in-person at ArtCenter's Hillside Campus. On-campus classes: 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 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/22/2022
ACX-554X
3 Units $960
Bookcamp
This course, taught by award-winning creative director and agency owner Dennis Lee, provides an opportunity for participants to put all their skill sets together and focus solely on creating finished portfolio pieces for their book. All assignments will be catered to the specific needs of each student so that they can create new work that complements their existing portfolio. And because Dennis's knowledge of the industry and experience hiring talent at all levels has given him invaluable insight into exactly what companies are looking for, he's the perfect mentor to help you curate your portfolio and add what's needed to make you most marketable. Students will be able to create portfolio-ready print, social/stunt, and experiential campaigns for multiple products/services. Prerequisite: Prior to registering for this class, please submit samples of work or URL for an online portfolio: acx@artcenter.edu

Meeting Times:
W 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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
2/5/2022 - 2/5/2022
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
2/26/2022 - 2/26/2022
ACX-574W
0 Units $200
Introduction to Letterpress Pr
Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on workshop. In this course-a great introduction to setting and printing metal type-you will take advantage of the more than 2,500 drawers of foundry type in the Archetype Press collection. Learn how to: lead; space; use a pica rule and a composing stick; lay out the California Job Case; mix ink; and operate a Vandercook proof press. Set, proof and print multiple copies of a poem or a few lines of text. Class meets on campus. 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

Meeting Times:
SA/SU 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
1/22/2022 - 1/23/2022
ACX-580W
0 Units $200
Valentine Card Letterpress Wor
Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique Valentine cards, notes or gifts using Archetype Press' extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats and decorative rules. You will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on the Vandercook proof press.

Meeting Times:
SA/SU 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
2/5/2022 - 2/6/2022
ACX-601X
3 Units $960
VisCom Fundamentals 1 (TRAN)
This course emphasizes methods of illustrating design concepts clearly and correctly, and of describing them to others in the same manner. Extensive and indispensable information is presented on techniques, correct usage of required tools, and how appropriate sketches and renderings can greatly enhance the communication levels in realistic working design environments, formal presentation, and interactions with modeling teams. This course is part of the ArtCenter undergraduate Transportation Design program; space for ACX students is limited. Prerequisite: ACX-353 Intermediate Transportation Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Students will need access to Photoshop plus a Wacom tablet and pen for a portion of the class. Transferable for prospective Transportation Design majors with grade of B or better.* Class will be taught in a HyFlex format (simultaneously on Zoom and on-campus.) If you are planning to attend this class on-campus, please note the following: 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:
T 02:00 PM - 06:50 PM
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
ACX-608
2 Units $830
Intro to Grasshopper 3D
Ready to take your Rhino 3D skills to the next level? This new course will explore the parametric functionality of Grasshopper, Rhino's built-in visual programming engine, through a variety of projects and exercises. The functionality of Grasshopper will allow you to have control over user inputs during the design process and will provide greater flexibility and power. Grasshopper is widely utilized in a variety of disciplines including: architecture; entertainment; product, industrial, and interior design; and engineering. Required: previous experience and access to Rhinoceros 3D, Ver 7.

Meeting Times:
F 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1/21/2022 - 4/22/2022
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.* Class will be taught in a HyFlex format (simultaneously on Zoom and on-campus.) If you are planning to attend this class on-campus, please note the following: 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
1/21/2022 - 4/22/2022
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
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
ACX-614
2 Units $830
Intro to Soft Goods Prototypin
For students interested in learning to make a first sample using fabric or other soft materials. Projects could include apparel, accessories, bags, footwear or furniture upholstery. Course will focus on an introduction to innovative ways of constructing mockups with or without a sewing machine. Students will explore glues, tapes, hand sewing, and other prototyping methods. Machine sewing is not required however students who wish to sew will receive recommendations from instructor on the right machine to purchase for their needs and suggested suppliers. In addition to various mockup making methods, course will also cover basic patternmaking, how to work with a sample maker or contractor, and tech packs. No prerequisites. This course does not include Sewing Lab access.

Meeting Times:
W 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
ACX-640
2 Units $830
Intro to Blender Vehicle Dsgn.
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 and vehicle design. 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. For the final project, create and model a vehicle of your own design. Prerequisite: intermediate- to advanced-digital skills. 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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
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
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
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
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
ACX-876X
3 Units $960
Toy Design
This class introduces the skills and processes for the application of product, illustration, entertainment and graphic work to the field of toy design. Students focus on designing age-appropriate toys from studying developmental psychology, play patterns, the culture of childhood, materials and manufacturing processes, the industry business context, and character and story development. Students will apply the content from lectures, research, and play experiments to creating a portfolio of toys and their own toy products. Required texts: Designing for Kids: Creating for playing, learning, and growing. (Routledge) Krystina Castella. Prerequisites: Product Design: Process; Introduction to Product and Transportation Design, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Transferable for prospective Product Design majors with a grade of B or better.

Meeting Times:
T 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
1/18/2022 - 4/19/2022
ACX-878X
0 Units $830
Sewing Lab
Learn to sew, advance your current sewing skills, or get help with your apparel and soft goods projects in this multi-level course. By the end of week 14, you will have completed one or more projects. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ACX students is limited. Required: ACX students will need access to a sewing machine at home. 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

Meeting Times:
SA 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
1/15/2022 - 4/23/2022
ART-101X
3 Units $960
Re-Thinking Art
An initial class in ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program, Rethinking Art takes and dismantles previously established modes of making, introducing artist/students to new modes of making and new ways of constructing meaning. This class provides a platform for the life of an artist, with an emphasis on continual questioning and exploration through materials and content. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program. Enrollment for ACX students is limited. Eligible for transfer credit for prospective Fine Art majors with a grade of B or better. Not applicable to current ArtCenter students. Prerequisite: previous experience making art or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. 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 Although class will meet in-person, the first class session will be held via Zoom. Instructor will email enrolled students with Zoom link.

Meeting Times:
M 02:00 PM - 06:50 PM
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
ART-162X
3 Units $960
Sculpture 1
Introductory class in both traditional and new modes of making (from hand building to digital processes.) This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program. Eligible for transfer credit for prospective Fine Art majors with a grade of B or better. Not applicable to current ArtCenter students. Prerequisite: ART-101X Rethinking Art or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. 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 Although class will meet in-person, the first class session will be held via Zoom. The instructor will email enrolled students with Zoom link.

Meeting Times:
W 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
ART-237X
3 Units $960
Expanded Drawing
The lines of a drawing are driven by a myriad of hand-hewn pathways. Directions are not immediately clear, but through inquisition and exploration, we are able to trailblaze new and extraordinary images to fill our frames. Building from the fundamental techniques developed in Drawing 1, this course offers students the time and space needed to sweeten their drawing field of view. Through thematic prompts, propellant projects, and constructive critiques, we will make direct contact with our intentions and reignite the magic of visual formulation within ourselves. "What am I doing and why am I doing it?" This studio course cultivates individual and collaborative solutions necessary to elicit an enthusiastic reconnection with mark-making. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program. Eligible for transfer credit as an elective for prospective Fine Art majors with a grade of B or better. Not applicable to current ArtCenter students. Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. 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 Although class will meet in-person, the first class session will be held via Zoom. Instructor will email enrolled students with Zoom link.

Meeting Times:
F 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
1/21/2022 - 4/22/2022
ART-319X
3 Units $960
Art As Land Acknowledgement
Through their creative practice, students will reflect on frameworks and concepts such as decolonization, settler colonialism, and healing, among others, to practice situating themselves within these unceded lands as allies, using land-based artmaking. Printmaking, augmented reality (AR), and other art forms will be mediums used to consider how to make actionable these land acknowledgments. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program. Enrollment for ACX students is limited. Eligible for transfer credit as an elective for prospective Fine Art majors with a grade of B or better. Not applicable to current ArtCenter students. Prerequisite: ART-101X Rethinking Art or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. 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 Although class will meet in-person, the first class session will be held via Zoom. Instructor will email enrolled students with Zoom link.

Meeting Times:
M 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
1/24/2022 - 4/18/2022
INT-102X
3 Units $960
Design 1 for GPK/ILL/ADT
Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers both a solid foundation and addresses specific media and content needs for students interested in graphic design, illustration, and advertising. This course provides an introduction to major design principles and theories as well as to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and color exercises. Enrollment for ACX students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transferable for Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising degree students.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

Meeting Times:
F 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
1/21/2022 - 4/22/2022
PHOT-102X
3 Units $960
Concept (photo + Imaging)
This photographic imaging class will explore the nature of the creative process and the value of a focused work ethic. You will discover ways to think visually and to understand that the quality and quantity of decisions made while working define one's creative style. You will begin to construct images that show evidence of your understanding of the value of light, pose, gesture, composition and environment, how to fashion these elements for creative effect and to take responsibility for every aspect of your image. Learn to define the problem at hand and to understand the difference between an idea and a developed concept. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Photography + Imaging program. Enrollment for ACX students is limited. Eligible for transfer credit for prospective Photography + Imaging majors with a grade of B or better. Not applicable to current ArtCenter students. Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography, plus previous experience and access to Photoshop and Lightroom, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
TH 09:00 AM - 11:50 AM
1/20/2022 - 4/21/2022
PHOT-104X
3 Units $960
Composition (Photo + Imaging)
In this class, you will examine the fundamental elements of pictorial construction and learn to apply them through a series of assigned projects. These projects will be based on one or more of the compositional problems examined in class and will give you an opportunity to exercise and apply these compositional concepts. Assignments will begin with simple principles and, as you learn to juggle more complicated material, increase in complexity. Subject matter will include still life and figural work. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Photography + Imaging program. Enrollment for ACX students is limited. Eligible for transfer credit for prospective Photography + Imaging majors with a grade of B or better. Not applicable to current ArtCenter students. Prerequisite: PHOT-102X Concept plus Basics of Digital Photography, plus previous experience and access to Photoshop and Lightroom, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

Meeting Times:
W 09:00 AM - 11:50 PM
1/19/2022 - 4/20/2022
PRD-328X
3 Units $960
Mastering Keyshot Rendering
Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers both a solid foundation and addresses specific media and content needs for students interested in graphic design, illustration, and advertising. This course provides an introduction to major design principles and theories as well as to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and color exercises. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transferable for Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising degree students.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

Meeting Times:
F 08:00 AM - 12:50 PM
1/21/2022 - 4/22/2022