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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

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COVID-19 update 12/28/20:

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 Spring term 2021 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 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
John Howarth
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. The estimated cost of materials: $40
ACT-004 02
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
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-004 03
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
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-008 02
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
David Sotelo
0.0 Units $300
Fundamentals of Photography

Photography is one of the most compelling forms of all visual mediums. Learn about both the technical aspects of the craft and the process of making creative imagery. This class includes a review of basic 35mm camera techniques and lighting as well as an introduction to contemporary art and modern approaches in photography. Requirements: access to and working knowledge of a film and/or DSLR camera. Estimated cost of materials: $15–18 weekly for film and processing

ACT-009 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Chiaki Kanda
0.0 Units $300
Environmental Design
Designing an environment means drawing from several disciplines, including architecture, interior design, landscape design, furniture design, lighting design and branding to create a comprehensive experience. In this class, you will learn conceptual thinking skills as well as fundamentals like drafting and model making. Projects may include designing a house, restaurant or retail store. Estimated cost of materials: $35
ACT-012 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Yelen Aye
0.0 Units $300
Head Drawing
Working from live models, learn how to draw portraits and improve your ability to achieve a likeness of your subject. This introductory class will acquaint you with proportion, structure, facial features and likeness as you visualize the head from every angle. Shadow and light will also be emphasized. You will observe and work from cast sculptures, copy master artists and draw portraits of your choice. Estimated cost of materials: $75
ACT-017 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Christian Perez-Morin
0.0 Units $350
Design 360
Do you have an interest in art or design but not sure which field 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-034 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Robert Sherrill
0.0 Units $300
Concept Design Basics
Bring your characters, environments, props and storyboards to life. Explore light and shade, perspective, color theory and basic design techniques. Learn how to take 2D line drawings and process them into tones for a lifelike result. Also, explore arranging shapes, values, colors and edges in interesting and intriguing ways to create images that hold the viewer’s attention. Not only will your characters look more dimensional, but the environments and objects will also be more believable. Estimated cost of materials: $40
ACT-035 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Maria Morioka
0.0 Units $300
Drawing with Color

Learn the fundamentals of color relationships and their use in composition. Explore the nature of various mediums— markers, colored pencils, ink and wash, acrylic paint and mixed media—and learn how best to use them. You will have the opportunity to work on observational as well as imaginative projects. This course is a great starting point for anyone interested in painting or illustration. Estimated cost of materials: $100

ACT-037 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Alan Lawrence
0.0 Units $300
Comic Book Illustration

Learn the skills needed to develop your own five-page comic book. From the establishing shot to the splash page, this class covers character design, figure invention, page layout, story structure, basic rules of perspective and classic comic book storytelling. Familiarize yourself with the comic artist’s process, from thumbnails and roughs to a beautifully finished and inked page. Estimated cost of materials: $35

ACT-043 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Daniel Sorenson
0.0 Units $300
Motion Graphics

Whether you’re watching a music video, a car commercial or the latest viral video, chances are Adobe After Effects played a big part in the production. This class will introduce you to basic principles of animation, compositing and working in 3D space using Adobe After Effects. We will focus on creating effective storytelling through the use of video, still images, typography and graphic forms. Estimated cost of materials: $40

ACT-045 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
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 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
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 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
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 an 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 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
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 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
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. Estimated cost of materials: $40
ACT-101 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 1:00PM–4:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Duong Bang Le
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. Estimated cost of materials: $75
ACT-112 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Christian Perez-Morin
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-128 01
Registration Closed
Spring
Sat 9:00AM–12:00PM
Feb 6 - Apr 17
Kevin Blanchard
0.0 Units $300
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, 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 bipeds, 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 Entertainment Design as a major. Estimated cost of materials: $45