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Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-JEWEL-0490
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Top fashion houses and jewelry companies use hand-rendered drawings to show clients a potential design, to serve as a reference for fabrication purposes, or to advertise and promote a new collection. Whether you're a jeweler interested in creating stunning color renderings of your own designs, or simply interested in learning this rarified art, the color theory and drawing techniques introduced in this course show you how to realize your vision. The course starts with an introduction to the use and handling of Prismacolor markers and templates. Each successive session, you’ll work through a series of focused drawing exercises on materials, learning the techniques and skills necessary to render luminous metals and glittering gemstones with realistic color and dimension. Technical aspects like side views and specing will also be covered. By the end of the course, you’ll be on the way to creating dazzling renderings of your own jewelry designs. No prior drawing experience is necessary. Please budget for color markers, Micron pens and templates.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: JM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tzu-Ju Chen (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-DWG-0619-02 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality." -Pablo Picasso Through a series of exercises that involve abstracting from life, using traditional and nontraditional drawing tools and moving from macro to micro, this course offers a variety of challenges and solutions, experiments and problem-solving strategies to trigger ideas and work toward a more nonrepresentational way of working. Elements of line, shape and texture are investigated, along with working with spatial cues to create pictorial space. Examples of composition and compositional structures are provided to help students understand how to connect the parts into a unified whole. Students progress at their own pace while they loosen their hold on literalness, explore underlying conceptual issues and discover new means of depiction and expression.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: PS-E

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience is helpful


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ARTA-0850
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

This course introduces students to significant developments in the history of design in Europe and America from 1900 to 2000. Along with an examination of a variety of object types, we will consider works within their social, cultural, political and economic contexts, taking into account materials, technology and theoretical debates. Major art and design movements considered include Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the German Avant-Garde, American Streamlining, Post-War Machine Art and the International Style, Organic Design, Pop, and Postmodernism.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, JM-E, NS-E, PG-E, PM-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Shapiro (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-TEXT-1421
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

The surface design industry can be a daunting place for a newcomer. This course will help guide you by revealing the basics of a successful surface design collection, and by providing an introduction to how a designer can monetize their artwork. In addition to sharing tips for creating eye-pleasing repeats and killer colorways, digital lessons focus on researching and using marketable inspiration, preparing original design files for sale or license, and using professional presentation techniques and self promotion practices. Students will evaluate their work and themselves with a critical eye to determine the right market for their style and how they can work best in the industry. Reading assignments will open students’ eyes to the possibilities of selling and licensing their work, while laying the foundation for new revenue streams. Successful students will complete the course with two marketable artwork collections, a better understanding of where their work fits into the industry, and a personalized plan to meet their surface design goals.

This course does not cover the basics of creating repeats for surface design, but is the perfect companion to Surface Design: Introduction.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- 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 the Adobe website for cost and downloading instructions. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Prerequisite: Surface Design: Introduction or industry equivalent


Instructor
  • Name: Katy Dika (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-PNT-1597 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Acrylic colors are rich and true to nature, allowing for amazingly accurate representation. Not surprisingly, acrylic painting has long been a popular medium for illustrators, fine artists, decorative artists, and muralists. In this course, students explore the unique attributes of, and possibilities inherent in, this versatile water-based, fast-drying, and non-toxic medium. Many different results are possible, from the transparent and translucent feel of watercolor to the more opaque quality of oil painting. The process begins with background washes, and progresses to color mixing, thin and opaque washes, ghosting, glazing and underpainting. Students select the subjects they wish to paint and should come to the first class with an idea of what that subject might be. Work will be done from direct observation as demonstrated by the instructor through tutorials and online demos. By the end of class, students will have produced at least one final work in acrylic and deepened their experience with the medium.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Oct 20 - Dec 1 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-BOOK-2463
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Collage is a tremendously versatile technique for both commercial illustration and fine art as it allows artists at all levels to express themselves, both seriously and fancifully, using found objects, recycled and everyday materials to create original works. Students begin their exploration with a brief slide-illustrated survey of collage from its origins through the work of 20th-century masters like Picasso, Schwitters and Bearden, to contemporary photo-illustration. Through demonstration, exercises and assignments, the class reviews such different techniques as mosaic, cut paper, textured surfaces and photomontage. Students expand their vocabulary of color, texture, shapes and marks as they explore the extraordinary expressive potential of collage.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ILUS-3580 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the fascinating relationship between image and text, and investigates the multi-faceted process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. Projects are designed to ignite the imagination, help students gain skills and gather information they need to begin illustrating. Students are able to tailor projects to their specific interests and work at their own pace. Considerations of composition, medium, personal style and ways to draw and hold viewers' attention are part of the discussion and examples are given. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching your work to publishing houses, is addressed. Drawing experience at a proficient level is highly recommended -- Students should have Drawing I or Drawing: Introduction competencies.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Roonan (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ARTA-9008
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Ever imagined curating your own art exhibition? A show of other artists work? Or even just your personal collections? The words "curator," "curated," "curatorial," etc. appear everywhere; in this course we begin to define what exactly they mean related to art and art objects and how they align with your own objectives. The course helps you access your first ideas and work on the subsequent selection process to narrow your focus and actualize those ideas. Additionally, designing support materials for PR and print advertising, online and social media are discussed. Students are introduced to the scholarly infrastructure for background research for exhibitions. While curating for a museum or gallery takes years of study and experience, learning to train your eye and utilize some of the basics of curatorial practice outlined in this course is a valuable skill with applications to many contexts. The course concludes with a hands-on exercise in setting up an exhibition space, lighting, the handling of art, and dealing with insurance.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carolyn Gennari (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 24 - 25 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ARTA-9014
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305


Description

A fully supportive and constructive environment for the artist and non-artist alike, this workshop helps students tap into their creative energy, generate new ideas and develop new ways of working. Individual creativity begins by diving right in through a series of hands-on exercises designed to work with unconventional mark-making tools and prompts that focus on speed, attention, and reaction. Students are given these prompts and then work independently. Gathering back in an interactive Zoom meeting, work is shared with the group and discussed. Students are challenged to let go of preconceptions and encouraged to experiment, play and make. Ways to trigger ideas and accelerate individual creative practice are emphasized. If you are looking for a class to invigorate your life and fuel your art practice, this is ideal.

Notes:
- This synchronous online class will meet live at the specified date and time in Eastern Time, and be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and the video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-PHO-0625
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Still life—a work of art that depicts ordinary inanimate objects either natural or man-made—as subject matter has origins in oil painting. The genre has also become a powerful means of telling compelling visual narratives through photography. This course is not a technical studio course: emphasis is on developing imagery with the power to tell both simple and sophisticated stories of a more personal and narrative nature. Work is focused on developing a conceptual approach to choosing, composing, illuminating and photographing set-ups. An introduction to the still life genre will consist of looking at current and historical practitioners, along with discussion about the technical aspects of lighting and settings. Students are given various exercises to execute, using things they have at home, working toward individual narratives. Each week there will be a new assignment and then students will share what they did with the group the following session. Each student in this class will create their own blog; the blog will serve as the means to look at everyone’s work as well as a repository for capturing each individual approach to photographing still life.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- A camera with manual controls that can be mounted on a tripod is recommended.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Sally Bozzuto (Bio)