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Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1900-02
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Take a dash of cartoonist and mix well with a dollop of animator and a sprinkle of quirky. The result is Tim Burton, a dark and talented artist who has continually pushed the cinematic envelope and brought Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka and Sweeney Todd to the screen of your local multiplex. These and other cutting-edge works of the master filmmaker provide the inspiration for this moviemaking course. After students revisit Burton's memorable scenes, they go on to capture and transform their own concepts into screen magic by using light, color and thoughtful compositions. Through tutorials, demonstrations, critiques and discussions, students will learn to operate video cameras and develop editing techniques using DaVinci Resolve to create their own masterworks. Students get to wear many hats, such as writer, director, cinematographer and audio technician. The outcome is a virtual hands-on, inside-out understanding of the craft of making movies like a master.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-2019-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Color can shape and change the meaning of a comic. In this course you’ll learn technical skills like how to prep line work for color, different techniques and styles of coloring, as well as core concepts of lighting and color theory. Using Procreate, we will work on preexisting black-and-white art as well as your own drawings. You'll leave this class with the skills and confidence needed to color your own comics.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3270-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Did you know that design can be used to bring about positive social change? In this two-week-long studio, you’ll be encouraged to harness the power of design as you use your own voice to raise awareness about issues in your local community or in society as a whole.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3280-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

3D video games are both entertaining and challenging, and playing them well requires both logic and creativity. In this course you'll learn to use the free 3D modeling tool Blender to create your own 3D game. Blender will also enhance your basic knowledge of art, mathematics and physics. You’ll learn game composition, scripting code with Python and interactive rules implementation, using either game components from the first Blender course or a set of game objects provided in class. You'll export your final project to run in a web browser so you can share your game with your fellow students -- and they can share theirs with you. No prior experience is necessary, but Blender software experience is useful: This course is for the programming beginner!

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3283-03 ( Class is almost Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Many powerful programs exist for creating art -- but many are locked behind a hefty paywall. Fortunately, there is plenty of free software you can download at home to use that is strong enough to get the job done! In this course, you will work with a few choice open-source programs that anyone can access with a few clicks of a button. You will learn their uses and interfaces, and how to deploy them to maximize the quality of your art. Each week you’ll be introduced to a new program, learn the hotkeys and how to navigate the interface, as well as dive deep into what the program has to offer. You will then have an exercise and assignment to be done in the program. At the end of the course, you’ll have experienced a range of free programs that you can access from home, and develop confidence in your ability to make art using open-source software.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3744-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Making a comic is a great way to tell your own stories. It's hard work and full of its own unique challenges. But the end result can be beautiful, captivating and rewarding. We’ll cover everything, including pacing, panel structure, composition, inking, lettering and more. At the end of this course you'll have a finished short comic under your belt and the knowledge you’ll need to begin your journey into comics.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3982 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

The best children’s books entertain, inform, and open up windows into new worlds. This course is designed to explore the art and soul needed to create successful visual stories, through a series of lectures, discussions and home assignments. Students will study classic and modern examples in children’s literature to assist in their understanding of character development, the establishment of setting and mood, and the relationship between text and images. Using simple tools like pencils, pens, and any one traditional color media of their choice (such as colored pencils, pastels or watercolors), students will complete character studies, a two-page story spread, and a cover design, all of which will be appropriate for building their artist’s portfolio. Students will also learn the business basics of the publishing industry, in a course that is both practical and hands-on.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1322-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Breaking a written concept down into a series of visual panels representing parts of the story over time is at the core of what storyboarding is. As an effective way to present a video ideation, graphically organize a narrative for animation, develop a graphic novel or even paginate a children’s book, this is an invaluable skill to have in one's arsenal. Students in this course draw sequential images using exercises and portions of scripts, learning important camera angle jargon along the way. Emphasis is placed on learning a visual cinematic language (and tricks!) to effectively interpret and communicate text, improve composition and visually support an idea or story.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1869-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Every film worth remembering had a poster that was designed to create excitement. These are developed as part of an advertising campaign, seen before the movie comes out, enticing you to watch the movie. This course is all about the movie poster: its history in the world of cinema, and how to create one of your very own! You'll take on the role of graphic designer as you learn about vector drawing while using the most popular digital tool for poster design, Adobe Illustrator. As you become more confident with the design workflow and look for the best combination of type and picture, your posters become more complex, dynamic and successful. By the end of the course, you will have created several original posters, selecting a favorite project for a portfolio-quality print.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-2196-03 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Learn how to shoot, manipulate and color correct digital photographs in an online environment. Camera operations and vocabulary come first as you learn the foundations of exposure, shutter, and aperture. Composition comes next as you experiment with light painting and flash photography. You'll also learn how to constructively critique images in a virtual platform. The course will introduce students to Adobe Photoshop Express so you can adjust your print before sending it to your favorite printer!

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)