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Animation
ADSN 1710N 01
Lowell Boston
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Wed 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

Animation encompasses nearly all the other arts, from drawing, painting and sculpture to design, writing, acting and music. We will explore the mediums and techniques possible in the art of animation. Beginning with the fundamentals of hand drawn animation, students will then apply them to numerous animated mediums, from stop-motion, clay and sand, to digital approaches and tools. Various platforms will be discussed and demonstrated to showcase your work.

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Creating a Large-Scale Paper Collage
ADSN 0402N 01
Henry Bermudez
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 19 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Unleash your imagination to create a one-of-a-kind large-scale assemblage from an array of traditional and non-traditional materials. Your instructor will guide you through a series of techniques to create large cut paper elements. You may also choose to incorporate photographs, scanned images, and exotic papers, which fuse to become a work of art suitable for display. This course merges the playfulness of expressive art with history and theory that support memorable assemblage.

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Drawing
ADSN 1001N 01
Coy Gu
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

This course is for individuals of all skill levels who aim to develop an understanding and sensitivity towards the process of drawing. With the formal investigation of line, value, shape, texture and space, students will study compositional methods to render, and learn to draw through mark-making. Classroom exercises will be grounded in direct observation, and we will spend time analyzing the structure of still life objects as well as the human form, while also approaching certain techniques of abstraction.

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Filmmaking: Introduction to Video
ADSN 1900N 01
Ellen Reynolds
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

A hands-on introduction to the principles and techniques of digital-video production. Learn to light, compose, and shoot video; and explore the logic of editing. The course engages students in an analytic consideration of basic cinematic syntax and will provide you with an opportunity for individual experimentation and practice.

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Letterpress Printmaking
ADSN 5079N 01
Marisha Simons
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

The traditional art of printing from engraved plates and metal type is explored using the University's collection of metal and wood typefaces. Create several printed works via typesetting and the Vandercook Proof Press, allowing for prints up to 22 inches by 24 inches. Design custom polymer plates and perform multicolor printing. Students should anticipate additional costs for materials based on the scope of their individual projects.

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Making Comics
ADSN 8006N 01
Christian Patchell
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Fans and aspiring comic book artists alike improve drawing and writing skills in a workshop-style course, designed to expand knowledge and execution of this vibrant storytelling medium. Focusing on observation, structure and daily practice, students use their drawings to find and express narrative vision. Each session gives you the tools to turn your cartooning practice and experimentation into finished works. This course is a fit for artists and writers looking to learn more about comics and comic-making, as well as cartoonists looking for a creative jolt.

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Metal Sculpture - Fabrication + Welding
ADSN 1619N 01
Paige Miller
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Appropriate for the beginning or advanced student, this course focuses on developing or improving metal fabrication techniques through practice for your sculptural and/or functional pieces. You are encouraged to bring ideas to the class, which could be sketches, moquettes or even 3D CAD drawings. Techniques covered include: MIG, TIG and oxyacetylene welding; plasma cutting, hot + cold bending and forming; drilling + grinding; and patinas. You will get demonstrations on all these techniques adn encouraged to explore a number of them in depth while creating your own work.

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Painting from Observation
ADSN 6161N 01
Michelle Oosterbaan
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

This course explores painting materials, technique and concepts with a focus on capturing realistic works from direct observation. Learn the basics of color mixing, application techniques and composition. You may choose to work in acrylic or oil as you paint still life set ups and live models.

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Screen Printing
ADSN 5080N 01
Ian Sampson
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Curious to try your hand at pulling a print? Are you eager to get back into the studio and explore new ideas? This course provides an introduction to image generation, screen preparation and the unique nature of this process, from start to finish, allowing more advanced students to develop individually. Students at all levels are welcome as we guide you into the process and let you explore varying levels of complexity. You are encouraged to bring photographic, computer-generated, hand-drawn images or stencils to get started. If you've never felt the satisfaction of screen printing, you are missing out!

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Taxidermy as Wearable Art
ADSN 5054N 01
Beth Beverly
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 13 to Apr 10
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Creatively repurpose, design and fabricate animal specimens in this introduction to one of the world's oldets and most alluring crafts. Learn the essentials of basic taxidermy to gain visual and hands-on knowledge of animal anatomy and an understanding of natural fibers, ultimately completing an accessory or wearable embellishment of your choice. Specimens for class are sourced humanely and are safe to handle. Additional costs may be incurred for materials depending on the scope of the individual project selected.

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Victorian Hairwork
ADSN 1558N 01
Nicole Barrick
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Feb 25
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

In this course, students will learn two Victorian Hair Art techniques- the art of making hair wreaths. Hair wreaths are made by twisting and weaving hair into flowers, leaves and loops. You will also learn some of the history of Victorian mourning hair art, as well as the significance of hair in other cultures. We will make connections to contemporary artists who use hair, as well as how the concepts behind Victorian hair work are relevant today.

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