Class Descriptions

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SUNDAY CLASSES

Abstract Drawing

KID-037

Explore creativity and what your imagination can do. Just like the layers found in a cake, students will create dynamic images by building up layers of different types of media: From paints, markers, and just about anything you can find and put on paper. The emphasis is on creativity, exploring with different media, techniques and building confidence.

Animal Sculpture

KID-038

Come with an animal in mind-your pet, a favorite at the zoo, or a completely made-up creature-and transform it into an original paper-mache sculpture. Don't worry about the size of the animal. In fact, the bigger the better. Sculpt it, paint it and take it home.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Animation

KID-004

Learn how to bring drawings to life through movement with Adobe Flash. Create a storyboard and transform your story into an animation. Explore the importance of "meaningful movement"-deciding how an object should move. Explore your imagination to create an emotional and organic experience.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Architecture: Inside Out

KID-015

Using simple cardboard, glue and paints, construct projects that reflect the world around you from three different perspectives: the near (things we touch), the middle (the spaces that hold us) and the far (the settings we live in). The class will encourage you to investigate personal and shared space, especially in relation to yourself and your friends.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Behind the Scenes

KID-001

Learn how to create your own short film in this fun exploration of the art of filmmaking. This class covers the elements of screenwriting, cinematography and editing. Students may bring either a digital video camcorder (optional).

Cartooning Technique

KID-011

Learn the nuts and bolts of comic book creation: character design, page composition, penciling, inking, lettering and screentone. Explore various approaches from single-panel gags to full page construction. Polish your narrative skills as you tell stories and jokes on your own and with others. Everyone's contributions will be included in the class comic book-a future collector's item. Spring and Fall terms only.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Designing Cars

KID-021

Create exciting car designs using a variety of sketching, illustration and presentation techniques. Learn how to develop concepts and visually communicate your ideas.

DIY Printmaking + Textile

KID-043

Explore the art of printing by hand. Design and create your own product line - custom stationery, furoshiki gift wrap, notebooks, patterned fabric and more - using screen-printing, stamping and stencil techniques. Students will learn basic design principles and be inspired by artists like Sister Corita and textile houses like Marimekko.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

DIY Publishing From A to Zine

KID-051

Zines can be about anything and made with anything. Explore different types of zines, learn design principles, and develop your zine concept. Experiment with drawing, photography and writing, using any materials you choose. At the end of the workshop, leave with your own handmade zine.

Drawing the Clothed Figure

KID-009

Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. In this class you will learn about form, proportion, shape, the human skeleton and simplification. Demonstrations and discussions of Old Master drawings explore various styles and the relationship between techniques and ideas.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Drawing, Painting, and Making

KID-020

This course takes students from drawing to sculpture and everything in between. Students explore interactions of 2D and 3D design, experiment with simple mold making techniques, and use mono prints, construction, drawing, and painting to create unique multi media works. This class focuses on the principles of composition (balance, shape, color, rhythm) and the process of design through making.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Fun With Fashion

KID-046

Take your interest in fashion to a different level. Learn how to draw fashion croquis (elongated quick sketches), use markers to render your designs, and get a chance to be creative and have fun with 3D projects such as paper dresses and accessory design. You will also learn basic fashion vocabulary, how to add variety to your designs and how to present your work.

Fundamentals of Drawing

KID-025

Explore the fundamentals of drawing through observational skills and principles. Students will become familiar with drawing techniques in graphite, charcoal, conte, pastel, and ink. Using technical exercises and abstract thinking, students will develop their understanding of line, shape, proportion, value, and composition. This course is designed for students of all levels who wish to enhance their ability to draw.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Illustration

KID-005

Learn how to turn your drawings into fun and engaging images that communicate a mood, a feeling, an idea or a concept. Explore drawing, visual communication and image making through both short- and long-term projects. Experiment with different ways of problem solving using illustration examples as models for exploration and inspiration. Work in various media ranging from crayons, pencils and markers to pens, watercolors and acrylics.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Inventors' Workshop

KID-008

Product designers invent and design the things you buy: watches, clothing, bicycles, shoes and even toothbrushes. Learn how to come up with ideas, create real products and bring them to life with 3D models and drawings of your original designs. The class culminates with the sculpting/building of a scale model of your own choosing.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Painting

KID-039

Discover the process of painting, composition and having fun while producing quality work. Classes will include painting demos, student participation in setting up the composition and one-on-one instruction as students paint during class. Students will have the opportunity to paint from a clothed model near the end of the class.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $275

Photography

KID-007

Examine the vast possibilities of making a photographic image. In addition to imagery and composition, you will be introduced to basic printing processes, learn how to print from your own negatives in a traditional black and white darkroom, and explore alternative techniques such as cyanotypes through creative hands-on activities. You are encouraged to use your own 35mm film camera if possible; there will also be cameras available for use in the class. Digital cameras are not appropriate. All supplies/printing costs included. Class will meet at South Campus for the first few weeks; remaining classes will be held at the Hillside Campus.ded.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
OCT 22 - DEC 10
Noncredit / $295

Virtual Reality Exploration

KID-049

Using virtual reality hardware, learn to create new ways of telling digital stories by building an explorable world. Classes will include playing with new and familiar world building techniques to tell a story or communicate an idea, culminating to visiting imaginary places of your own design.

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Architecture: Inside Out

KID-027W

Using simple cardboard, glue and paints, construct three projects that reflect the world around you from three different perspectives: the near (things we touch), the middle (the spaces that hold us) and the far (the settings we live in). The class will encourage you to investigate personal and shared space, especially in relation to yourself and your friends.

Cartooning Technique Workshop

KID-038W

Learn the nuts and bolts of comic book creation, character design, storytelling, page composition, penciling, inking, lettering and use of screentone. Students will tackle single panel gags and multi-paneled "newspaper" style strips, as well as the longer narratives popular in both Manga and American comics. All students will take home copies of the class project: their own comic book.

DIY Printmaking + Textile

KID-043W

Design and create your own product line-notebooks, custom stationery, furoshiki gift wrap, patterned fabric-using screen printing, stamping and stencil techniques. Learn basic design principles and be inspired by artists like Sister Corita and textile houses like Marimekko.

DIY Publishing From A to Zine

KID-033W

Students will create a fun and lively online zine (magazine) to share with family and friends. Combining original photos, stock images, and typography each student will create a page for the zine. They will be taken through the creative process from brainstorming to publishing online. Along the way they will learn the fundamentals of Photoshop and Illustrator, and basic concepts of design and communication.

Fashion Sketching

KID-031W

Learn the basics of fashion design in this 2D class and develop your own unique style. This class includes working with the 12-head model, designing, sketching (using markers, watercolor, color pencils and acrylics) and creating presentation boards.

Illustration

KID-029W

Turn your drawings into fun, engaging images that communicate a mood, feeling or idea. Explore visual communication through short- and long-term projects; experiment with different ways of problem solving; and work in various media, everything from crayons to acrylics.

Imagination Workshop

KID-032W

Create fantastic characters and places and learn new ways to brainstorm in this drawing and painting workshop. Work from live clothed models, special theme setups and Old Master works. The emphasis is on creativity, techniques and building confidence.

Painting

KID-039W

Discover the process of painting and composition while having fun and producing quality work. Classes will include: painting demonstrations and one-on-one instruction as students paint during class to explore color theory, still-lifes, value, composition and the history of painting.

Photography Book Workshop

KID-036W

Examine the power of photography to tell stories by creating a fun book with your classmates. Using digital or traditional photography, use your imagination to capture the world around you and create a unique series of images around a theme that interests and inspires you.

Portraiture / Self-Portraiture

KID-044W

Draw your friends, your family, and yourself! Learn to see the basic proportions that we all have in common and the small details that make us all unique. Practice sighting techniques to help you capture a true likeness. Draw from reference and from observation. Classes will include demonstrations, portrait parties, and several longer portraits with lots of individual instruction.

Still Life Drawing

KID-030W

At each meeting, a specific topic of artistic abstract thinking will be introduced emphasizing fundamental still-life drawing principles such as proportion, positive/ negative space and shape. Explore still-life ideas as they relate to ensemble, vignettes and still-life objects.

Supersize Me

KID-026W

Learn the grid technique that advertising muralists use to create gigantic wall murals. Discover how this simple grid process can help you create BIG pictures while learning how to explore and experiment with mixed mediums, surface texturing and different application techniques. You're going to get messy, so please wear old clothes.

Watercolor Illustration

KID-048W

Develop techniques in contour drawing and watercolor application in this drawing and painting class. Explore landscapes, portraits, and narrative scenes in a variety of ways using watercolor pencils, ink and wash and painterly presentations.

Wearable Art

KID-050W

Using a variety of mediums, students will construct wearable works of art that will explore the historical context of wearable art, the overlap of fashion and art, and examine the relationship between who we are and what we wear. This class will be a hands-on making class where craft and concept are equally stressed through project-based learning and will culminate with a fashion show.