Feb 07 Scholarship Deadline
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Nude figure drawing
Drawing from the Nude

Since the Renaissance, art students have developed their drawing skills by depicting the human figure. In this foundation class, you will explore line, shape and composition through gesture sketches and longer poses. Charcoal techniques as well as other materials and methods are presented. Estimated cost of materials: $40

Directing for Film

How do you tell an amazing story? Through screenings and in-class exercises, you will learn how to control cinematic elements to best tell your stories. We will focus on using camera movement, lighting, actors, props, costumes, sound and locations to create meaning and to communicate with the audience. Working within groups, you will write, direct and edit a short narrative film. You must have access to a digital video camera. Editing equipment is not mandatory, but access to a Mac or PC with digital video editing capability is helpful. Prerequisite: Film is recommended. Estimated cost of materials: $40

Introduction to Product Design

Product designers work on a range of projects, from consumer electronics to furniture to footwear. In this hands-on class, you will explore product design as a profession and discover marketing and production processes—all while learning industrial drawing techniques, concept development and visualization skills. Estimated cost of materials: $75

Creature Design
Creature Design

Learn the different methods used to develop believable creatures and monsters for the entertainment industry such as film, video games, TV, and animation. Working from photographic reference of animals and nature, students will learn how to combine the fundamentals of design, anatomy, form, storytelling, costume, and character development to create original sketches and renderings of beastly quadrupeds, bloodthirsty bi-peds, and large-scale leviathans. With an introductory level of drawing and painting techniques, this is an ideal class for aspiring concept designers, illustrators, animators or students considering ArtCenter’s undergraduate Entgertainment Design as a major.

Image of experimental fashion
Experimental Fashion Design and Construction

Create innovative garments in this class that covers basic construction methods. With a focus on originality and the message your garment conveys, you will learn how to think outside the box; sketch and render your ideas using markers; and tell a story about your creations. Class sessions will also include conversations related to the fashion industry. Additional activities include project critiques, documentary screenings, fabric shopping, field trips and visits from industry professionals. Your creation will be photographed on the final day of class. Equipment required: portable sewing machine. Estimated cost of materials: $50-100

Sculpture

In this introductory course, you will explore various methods and processes of contemporary sculpture. Learn the basics of working with traditional and non-traditional materials in a 3D space. While working on individual projects, you will become familiar with a comprehensive range of materials and techniques, including wire, plaster and mold making. The cost of materials is included in class tuition.

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Illustration

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Creative Sketchbooks, Journals and Altered Books

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Comic Book Illustration

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Drawing from the Nude

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Illustration

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Figure Drawing

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Collage

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Illustration

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Surrealist Pen and Ink

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Illustration

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Surrealist Pen and Ink

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Creative Sketchbooks, Journals and Altered Books

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Comic Book Illustration

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Illustration

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Creative Sketchbooks, Journals and Altered Books

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Photography

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Comic Book Illustration

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Character Design

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Photography

Exploring Photography teaches teens to boost their photo skills and personal vision

David Sotelo

David Sotelo (BFA 97 Photography and Imaging)

In the ACX Teens course Exploring Photography, taught by ArtCenter alumnus David Sotelo (BFA 97 Photography and Imaging), students enhance their photographic skills and personal vision through assignments that include portraiture, fashion, narrative and photojournalism. Students learn to construct powerful images that convey their intention and create a body of work that reflects their individual style. The course also includes an examination of contemporary photography. 

“Online classes have been an opportunity to focus on conceptual themes over our craft,” says Sotelo. “We can adjust our creativity toward digital publishing through online platforms like Instagram, blogs, zines and interactive media. Photography has evolved into an interdisciplinary medium that includes video, sound, information design and graphic design—giving us so many opportunities to create powerful and articulate experiences for our audiences.”

Requirements: access to and working knowledge of a film and/or DSLR camera. Estimated cost of materials: $10 weekly for film and processing. Bring samples of your photographic work to the first class meeting.

 
01.04 -02.06

Spring 2021 registration begins

01.07

Scholarship deadline #1

01.28

Scholarship deadline #2

02.06

Spring classes begin

03.12

Last day to drop a class

04.03

Holiday - No Classes

04.05 -06.04

Registration period

04.08

Scholarship deadline #1

04.17

Spring classes end

05.27

Scholarship deadline #2