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Figure Drawing

ACT-004
Oct 03 – Dec 12
0 Units $300

Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. By working with a costumed model, you will develop an understanding of form by sharpening your observation skills. In-class discussions will explore how artists from the past and present have depicted the human figure. Estimated cost of materials: $40

Sculptures of Heads from Matthew Segotta's classroom

Sculpture

ACT-095 03
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Matthew Segotta
0 Units $335

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.

Design 360º

ACT-017 03
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 03 - Dec 12
Christian Morin
0 Units $350

Do you have an interest in art or design but not sure which eld suits you best? Then this lecture/studio class is for you. Design 360o explores many of the majors in ArtCenter’s degree programs, including Advertising, Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Imaging, Product Design and Transportation Design. Through individual projects, you will get the chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills are emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is a perfect introduction for students new to ACX Teens. Estimated cost of materials: $20

COVID-19 update 09/01/20:

At ArtCenter, the safety and wellbeing 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 cannot offer in-person courses at the College at this time. As a result, all Fall term 2020 courses—including ACX, ACX Teens and ACX Kids—will be taught remotely. 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 2021 registration begins January 4


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

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ACT-004 12
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Michael Horowitz
0.0 Units $300
Figure Drawing
Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. By working with a costumed model, you will develop an understanding of form by sharpening your observation skills. In-class discussions will explore how artists from the past and present have depicted the human figure. Estimated cost of materials: $40
ACT-011 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Jenna Gibson
0.0 Units $300
Illustration
Apply your drawing and painting skills to create album covers, ads, magazine articles and more. Learn the basics of color theory using acrylic paint and other mediums. This class also includes a survey of contemporary problem-solvers and the history of illustration. Prerequisite: some previous drawing experience recommended. Estimated cost of materials: $70
ACT-013 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Josefino Del Rosario
0.0 Units $300
Dynamic Drawing
Explore rapid visualization techniques using ink, pens, markers and other related mediums. Learn to control your lines and line weights while drawing with line economy in a quick visual descriptive style. Develop your observation and perspective skills and strengthen your ability to communicate ideas and thoughts through drawings. Assignments will range from simple consumer products and complex industrial items to environmental settings and fantasy expressions. If you’re interested in product design, transportation design, illustration, fine art or entertainment design, this class is for you. Estimated cost: $40 for materials and $45 for textbook
ACT-017 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Gabriella Carboni
0.0 Units $350
Design 360
Do you have an interest in art or design but not sure which eld suits you best? Then this lecture/studio class is for you. Design 360o explores many of the majors in ArtCenter’s degree programs, including Advertising, Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Imaging, Product Design and Transportation Design. Through individual projects, you will get the chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills are emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is a perfect introduction for students new to ACX Teens. Estimated cost of materials: $20
ACT-045 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Howard Kouo
0.0 Units $375
Animation
Learn how to bring drawings to life through movement in Adobe Flash. Create a storyboard and transform your story into an animation. Discover the importance of “meaningful movement”—not just moving an object from one side of the page to the other but also deciding how it should move. Explore your imagination to create an emotional and organic experience. Estimated cost of materials: $20
ACT-060 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Bryan Soriano
0.0 Units $300
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

ACT-061 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Josefino Del Rosario
0.0 Units $300
Introduction to Transportation Design
Do you love cars? This hands-on class will introduce you to industrial drawing skills and techniques that transportation design professionals use. Learn the fundamental design principles and procedures that will make your design the best it can be. This class includes an introduction to transportation design as a profession and exploration and discussion of the trends and global forces impacting the present and future of transportation. Estimated cost: $75 for materials and $45 for textbook
ACT-070 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Ronald Llanos
0.0 Units $300
Character Design
This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Create and develop characters for video games, animated films and illustrations through fun and exciting exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills. Learn how to develop a character layout sheet, a model sheet and a turnaround. This class will emphasize brainstorming, along with conceptualization of a story and ideas. Estimated cost of materials: $50
ACT-071 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Robert Sherrill
0.0 Units $300
Entertainment Design: Characters and Worlds
Discover the fundamentals of entertainment design from an illustrator’s perspective and complete a finished presentation for your portfolio. Storyboard, conceptualize and design environments, develop characters and study the processes that the entertainment industry uses to create dramatic worlds for video games, animation, TV shows and movies. Open to all levels. The estimated cost of materials: $40
ACT-101 02
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Thomas Kim
0.0 Units $300
Intermediate Transportation Design

Strengthen the skills you learned in Introduction to Transportation Design. Deepen your understanding of the design process and gain the tools necessary to present transportation proposals. The emphasis of this class will be on concept development, sketching, rendering techniques and presentation skills. Prerequisite: Introduction to Transportation Design. The estimated cost of materials: $75

ACT-112 03
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Norman Brown
0.0 Units $300
Graphic Design
Ideas and inspiration are the basis of great design. In this class, you’ll discover fundamentals that help organize your ideas and creativity on paper while learning what gives graphic design its structure and meaning. You’ll be challenged to utilize traditional tools, modern resources and clever solutions, while also exploring how these methods relate to digital methods. You’ll set the limits for your four creative assignments: a poster, a logo, a media application and the design of your “big idea.” Created to complement Graphic Design 2, this class will show you how structure and meaning help shape ideas. Note: This is not a computer course. This class can be taken in tandem with Graphic Design 2. Estimated cost of materials: $40
ACT-119 01
Registration Closed
Fall
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Yelen Aye
0.0 Units $300
Fashion Sketching

Create stylized fashion sketches that are bold and expressive, yet loose and casual. Learn anatomical exaggerations and explore various methods and  mediums to develop your own unique style and vision for fashion. This is an intense, fun and creative sketching workshop. Estimated cost of materials: $75