Spring 2016 / Pay per cLASS
MONDAY SCHEDULE

Spring Semester Courses Run from Week of Jan 19, 2016 to May 13, 2016. DOWNLOAD Spring 2016 SCHEDULE 

DRAWING I FD-180
Monday 9 am - 12 pm

(CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION)

Introduction to the basic principles of drawing and composition including observation of forms in their three dimensions and recording or translating such forms accurately to the two dimensional limitations of the flat drawing surface, composing both the positive and negative spaces. These learned skills can enhance career endeavors in: Advertising, Archaeology, Architecture, Art Direction, Botany, Cinematography, Design Consulting, Editorial Art, Fashion, Film, Furniture Design, Graphic Art, Illustration, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Product Manufacturing, Model Making, Sign Painting, Special Effects, Sports Equipment Design, Video Art. 

Course Fee: $462.00


ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR GD212/312
Monday 9 am - 12 pm
(CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION)

Focusing on the tools and their many uses, this class allows the student to take control of this powerful program and create just about anything imaginable. Learn how to create logos, layouts and illustrations, headlines with special effects, posters, banners and ‘prototype’ product renderings. The student will bring their own creativity and talents into this amazing and almost limitless vector program, and create portfolio pieces based on each student’s intended career goals. These learned skills can enhance career endeavors in: Advertising, Art Appraisal, Art Direction, Blogging for Media Groups, Book Illustration, Commercial Photography, Corporate Media, Interior Design,  Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Art Design, Greeting Card Design, Medical Illustration, Magazine Editing, Product Design, Packaging Design, Storyboard Illustrator, Tattoo Art, Tool Design, Typography, Website Design.

Course fee: $502.00


STAINED GLASS FA-252/352
Monday 9 am - 12 pm
(CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION)

An introductory course in stained glass design. Students will design, draw, cut, tape and solder stained glass in the Tiffany technique. Advanced students will be encouraged to design and create more intricate and complex 2-D and 3-D projects. These learned skills can enhance career endeavors in: Architecture, Corporate Building Design, Church Window Design, Interior Design,  Craft Shows, Home Decor, Glass Blowing, Mural Design, Ornamental Design, Retail Sales.

Course Fee:  $487.00


MODELING THE FIGURE IN CLAY FA-226/326
Monday 9 am - 12 pm
(CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION)

A basic exploration of the human form through modeling in clay. Students gain the ability to accomplish a stylized representation of the figure through the application of anatomy, form concepts, proportions, structure, composition and design. There will be an emphasis on mold making and casting. These learned skills can enhance career endeavors in: Architecture, Archeology, Art Dealing, Art Research, Botanical Design, Ceramic Design, Corporate Art Design, Environmental Art, Art Gallery Art, Garden and Landscape Ornamentation, Interior Design, Model Making, Pottery Galleries, Sculpture, Theme Park Design.
 

Course Fee: $527.00


PERSPECTIVE FD-104
A concentrated study of the principles of perspective used in representing the three dimensional world. Elements of mechanical 1 & 2 point perspective using the T-square, triangle and rulers will be covered. Principles of freehand perspective are then applied to the development of images from both imagination and observation.


ADOBE PHOTOSHOP GD-214/314
This class will focus on the tools and their varied applications in a commercial-based environment. Cloning, color correcting, scanning, photo stitching, text and some special effects will be covered using in-class projects. The projects selected are based on jobs and assignments from the work place. Each project is intended to be used in a general Graphic Design portfolio.


CERAMICS II FA-227/327
This class is designed for intermediate level. Students work on individual and group projects making functional and sculptural objects using hand building, wheel throwing and mixed
methods.


4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 

PASTEL PAINTING FA-292/392E
Learn contemporary techniques of hatching, layering, blending and color mixing to render a pastel painting. Discussion and demonstrations of various surfaces, pastel varieties and mixed
media techniques will expand students’ knowledge of the medium. *Note this class runs 4:30pm - 7:30pm


MONDAY    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

DIGITAL PAINTING FOR FINE ART & ILLUSTRATION IL-293/393
Take Photoshop into a more Fine Art direction! We will study various Oil Painting, Watercolor and Pastel techniques and emulate them using familiar Photoshop tools.
This class is for those who have a working knowledge of Photoshop. Creating customized brushes and swatches allows the artist to digitally paint in any Photoshop version available. Later in the semester, we will combine digital and traditional artwork.
 


JEWELRY DESIGN FA-205/305E
Basic design and fabrication of jewelry in sterling silver with semi-precious stones. The course will cover use of hand tools, sawing, filing, soldering, drilling, polishing, assembling rings and pendants with bezel and prong settings. Shop safety and use of torches, polishing machines, ultrasonic and steam cleaning will be covered.


ADVANCED ILLUSTRATIONIL345E
For the more experienced artist with a clear understanding of drawing and painting, concentration will focus on more complex problems such as pictorial composition, focal points, etc. Must have knowledge of the controlled palette painting system.


TUESDAY    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

COLOR I FD-120
The study of color, its characteristics and interactions. Students are acquainted with basic properties of color identification, creation and modification of hue, value and strength, while mastering color mixing. Then, emphasis is placed on the study and application of color theory and systems to achieve desired effects in visual communication.

FIGURE IN AN ENVIRONMENT  FA-255/355

Master the core essentials of drawing the figure from life and placing it in an environment. In a step by step process, a constructive and observational method is taught, by drawing the figure from start to finish. Form and anatomy, and light and shading methods are covered. Live models are scheduled each week and with quick and extended poses from two to three weeks.

ADOBE INDESIGN GD-215/315
InDesign is the essential page layout program for the graphic designer. Students will learn how to create and format new documents, make modifications, import text, graphics and photos, create style sheets and prepare documents for print.

EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION IL-287/387
Emphasis will be placed on developing a consistent style as well as the techniques of conceptual problem solving in creating artwork based on the written word. Assignments will be of an editorial nature with contemporary themes. All assignments will be used as portfolio samples intended for professional presentation.


TUESDAY   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WATERCOLOR FOR FINE ART & ILLUSTRATION FA-232/332
Explore the use of watercolor and markers combined to achieve professional results. Examples will be shown on practical applications of the medium. Watercolors combined with markers and marker pen can produce spectacular results by using different papers and rendering styles.

RENAISSANCE ART HISTORY FA-296/396
This art appreciation course provides the student with an overview of today’s field of art
and the range of possibilities existing in the commercial and fine art areas. It will introduce
the student to the major art and design movements, and the artists and ideas associated with them.

MASTERING PORTRAITURE FA-296/396
This class will cover the essentials of drawing and painting the head; including how to construct the head using planes, forms, proportions and placement of the features. Learn to create a model's likeness by using light and shade. General instruction as well as individual instruction will be tailored to one's individual level. Composition and, drawing and painting drapery will be touched upon.



TUESDAY    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ACADEMY DRAWING & PAINTING STILL LIFE FA-000
This class will cover many facets of drawing and painting from still objects. From the academic study of simple one color objects i.e. casts, for the purposes of discussing and improving the student’s critical drawing and value study. From here the class will move into the study of multiple objects and their arrangement for the purpose of studying composition. More advanced concepts of image creation, creative story telling through objects, and light composition will be covered as well. Weather permitting landscape
and interior paintings will be done “Plein Air” in the spring.


 

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STAINED GLASS NEW! FA-252/352
This is an introductory course in stained glass design. Students will design, draw, cut, tape
and solder stained glass. Advanced students will be encouraged to design and create more intricate and complex 2-D and 3-D projects.

 

THE ARTIST'S WAY
Based on Julia Cameron's ground breaking  best selling book.  This course is a comprehensive program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks and to gain an understanding of what it means to be an artist and create art. With a variety of highly effective exercises , students will gain  artistic confidence and  increase productivity unleashing the artist within.
 


WEDNESDAY   9:00 AM - 12:00PM

CERAMICS I FA-127
This class is designed for beginners. Students will work on individual and group projects making functional and non-functional objects using hand building methods. A wide variety of decorating techniques will be introduced.

 

JEWELRY DESIGN FA-205/305
See Monday Evening description.

MEDIUMS & TECHNIQUES IL-238/338
Mediums: exploring and conquering techniques will introduce and reintroduce students to traditional mediums but used in nontraditional techniques. The class will learn about prepared surfaces and how mediums respond to those surfaces. Silverpoint, charcoal, graphite, oil paint, color pencil and watercolor will be explored.

SILKSCREEN FA-276/376
Basic techniques, materials and methods for fundamental silkscreen. Areas covered include: block out, film screen with both opaque and transparent color, and photo screen. Advanced class will stress the use of multi-color techniques, while experimenting with photo techniques and shirt printing.

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN
IL-294/394

The emphasis of the class is on conceptual thinking and creative problem-solving. Projects are devised with the intent of ultimate portfolio worthiness. Some form of computer drawing ability is necessary to thrive in this class, as it is
not intended to include basic Illustrator or Photoshop instruction.


WEDNESDAY    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JEWELRY DESIGN FA-205/305
See Monday Evening description.

AIRBRUSH IL-240/340
This class introduces students to the art of airbrushing.
Areas covered include basic operation and maintenance of the airbrush as a tool. Learn the fundamental skills, techniques and capabilities of this remarkable painting tool.

ANATOMY FD-106
Improve figure drawing skills by studying the underlying structure of the human form
(bone, muscle, tendon, and cartilage), while sharpening observational skills through careful
study of the surface form. Work from casts, photos, skeleton, live models, and overlays of
the muscular system as anatomical information is applied to artistic use. The fall semester will cover drawing heads and portraits.The Spring Semester will cover the entire body.


WEDNESDAY 6:30PM – 9:30PM

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR NEW! GD-212/312E
See Monday AM description.

CARTOONING NEW! IL-348
Learn to draw with the funny side of your brain. A humorous illustration attracts attention,
entertains and can help sell a product. It is also fun! This course will cover the basic
comic book figure, caricatures and the development of a sequential gag strip.


THURSDAY   9:00 am - 12:00 PM

DESIGN I FD-103
An introduction to fundamental design concepts,
focusing on problem solving with the basic
elements of line, shape, pattern, rhythm,
color, texture and volume. Students will learn the
varied properties and qualities of each element
as applied to 2D and 3D solutions in visual art.
 

RENAISSANCE OIL PAINTING FA-291/391
Traditional painting techniques for the contemporary
artist. Develop oil painting skills in the tradition of the old masters. Working from a toned canvas, develop an underpainting, painting dark to light and glazing.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I PH-170
Students will begin to develop a photographic
eye as they learn the basics of digital photography.
The course activities will introduce the
key elements photography: aperture, shutter
speed, ISO, composition, focal point, texture
and shape.

ADVANCED ILLUSTRATIONIL345E
For the more experienced artist with a clear understanding of drawing and painting, concentration will focus on more complex problems such as pictorial composition, focal points, etc. Students must have knowledge of the controlled palette painting system.

CONCEPTUAL GRAPHIC DESIGN / TYPOGRAPHY GD-218/318
Typography is the cornerstone of graphic design.
This class covers rules of good typography
and how it applies to design. Font styles, sizes,
and proper typeface selection has an impact on
the message of the design. We will also cover the
use of music, video and print, the principles
of graphic design and advertising are discussed.
Hands-on projects introduce the student to
conceptualization techniques and helps further
strengthen their “visual problem-solving” skill.


THURSDAY   1:00 PM - 4:00 pm

OIL PAINTING/RENDERING FD-135
The study of the basic principles and techniques
in oil painting, and the use and care of materials
and equipment. Realistic representation of
textures, tones, color and surface qualities of
a variety of objects will be covered.

 

CONTROLLED PALETTE PAINTINGIL-245
For the beginning artist who has no system of painting. Concentrating on values first, advancing to color and starting with flesh tents. Subject matter will include still life, male and female for illustration, and touching on drawing for illustration. Basic oil painting is a prerequisite.

CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION IL-222/322
Technique, style, design and compatibility of an
illustration to the story is stressed, using stories
written by the student, existing materials, and
project assignments.


THURSDAY   6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

SCULPTURE FOR MOTION PICTURE & FILM
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PAINTING & DRAWING THE FIGURE  FA-295/395
Working from a live model, techniques explored will range from traditional to contemporary. The
elements of drawing, as well as the emotional content will be the focus.


10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FRIDAY  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PUPPET THEATER EL-000

Work side by side with “Master Puppeteer”
Michael A. Donato in creating unique Marionettes
& Puppets. In class you will go from
concept to creation. Students will be designing
their own Puppets and or Marionettes along
with the set designs and staging for the show
while having a great time.

LIFE DRAWING FA-201/301
Examination of structural and expressive factors
of the figure and a look at their interrelation
with the drawing. The use of line drawing,
planes and masses, foreshortening and anatomy
are used to aid in drawing nude and draped
figures.

WEBSITE DESIGN GD-219/319
Students will develop visual graphic information
and design skills required to create websites.
Students also learn professional applications
such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash.
The course projects include critique, typography,
color, digital imaging and composition.

ACRYLIC PAINTING FA-258/358
Acrylics are versatile, odorless paints, simple to use and easy to clean up. Discover how to control the drying time with both the opaque and glazing techniques used in oil painting. Also
learn to duplicate the transparent effects of watercolor. Basic color theory and elements of composition included.


FRIDAY 1:00PM – 4:00PM

INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN FD-108
The purpose of this course is to introduce the
principals of typography, aesthetics, and graphic
design while learning and reinforcing the
basic rules of working on a Mac computer. An
overview of popular software including InDesign,
Photoshop and Illustrator will be covered.

MODELING THE FIGURE IN CLAY
FA-226/326
A basic exploration of the human form through modeling in clay. Students gain the ability to accomplish a stylized representation of the figure through the application of anatomy, form concepts, proportions, structure, composition and design. There will be an emphasis on mold making and casting.

THE BUSINESS OF ART GD-302B
A course designed to help students gain the
knowledge needed to compete successfully as a
freelance professional in today’s competitive art
market. Areas covered include creating self-promotional
pieces, writing and understanding
contracts, copyrights, work for hire, and
networking. Studio development and preparing
a portfolio and/or web site will also be covered.

INDEPENDENT STUDY PORTFOLIO GR-302P
This is a required course for all 3rd year Fine
Art, Illustration, and Graphic Design students.
This course is also open to 2nd year
students. A major part of this course will be
the student’s proposal of an independent
studies project that will constitute a body of
work in the medium and discipline of their
choice which will be used as a portfolio. Emphasis
is on promotion and presentation of
work. Completed projects will be presented
to family, faculty and fellow students
at the end of the year.


SATURDAY    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OIL PAINTING FA-225S
Working from still-life subjects this course will
focus on heightening the student’s observation
of color which can result in more vivid painting.
The class will be encouraged to work with a free
palette to note the different hues present in the
areas of light and shadow on the same object,
even a “white” one. Composition and drawing
accuracy will also receive attention as needed.
This course is open to beginner, intermediate
and advanced students.

        

 

 

 

 

3d Modeling/Rendering

This class is geared towards learning modeling, texturing, lighting and compositing using computer generated images. From the concept of gathering towards execution. You will be introduced into the fundamentals of basic modeling; both hard surface and organic. You will also learn the principles of creating materialsto create realism in  your models and light them accordingly to create portfolio ready work.

Software you will learn will be 3ds  Max, Mental Ray , Photoshop.