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Animation
CE 1710N 01
Lowell Boston
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • 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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Calligraphy
CE 1622N 01
Ronald Little
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

This beginner's course in the beautiful italic hand will emphasize the correct making of all lower case letters (called miniscules in the calligraphic world) and numerals as determined by its principal tool: the broad-edge pen. The course will stress traditional techniques as well as developing good work habits. No artistic background or ability is required, only a sincere interest to learn and to practice.

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Creating a Large-Scale Paper Collage
CE 0402N 01
Henry Bermudez
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 09 to Aug 06
  • Mon 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 Challenge
CE 1114N 01
Adam Lovitz
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Aug 07
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Each session will be a drawing marathon designed to encourage you to produce many pieces in short bursts with the goal to be fearless when drawing. Each week the instructor will provide different prompts ranging from props, still life, the live figure model or your imagination. Your drawing sessions will be fast paced, and you will be encouraged to bring different media such as ink, graphite, charcoal to experiment in these creative sessions. This class is designed for those with previous drawing experience eager to get into the studio looking for opportunities to practice, for artists looking for new inspiration, or for those new to drawing looking for opportunities to practice their skills in a supportive environment.

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Filmmaking: Introduction to Video
CE 1900N 01
Ellen Reynolds
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Tue 7:00 PM - 10:00 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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Filmmaking: Introduction to Video
CE 1900N 01
Ellen Reynolds
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 14 to Aug 09
  • Thu 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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Game Design Lab
CE 1658N 01
Thomas Panico
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Jul 05
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Designed for individuals who are interested in learning how to design their own games, the Game Design Lab will introduce students to the core concepts of Game Design. Over the course of 5 weeks, you will learn about game mechanics, prototyping, playtesting, analyzing feedback, and iterating on their game based on that feedback. You will be encouraged to explore multiple concepts and will be challenged to improve upon the first iteration of those concepts. By the end of the course, you will have developed their own tabletop (board) game.

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Illustration: Character Development
CE 2306N 01
Christian Patchell
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Learn how to bring imaginative characters to life through compelling visual description and design. In this course, students will create original illustrated characters. Working from imagination, students will develop characters through thumbnail sketches that evolve into highly-rendered images. The characters developed for this class can be used in children's books, animation, comic books, cartoons, or graphic novels.

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Introduction to Bookbinding
CE 5100N 01
TBA
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 12 to Aug 09
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

In this course, students will learn the basics of making books by hand. From cutting and folding to sewing and gluing, we will explore accordion books, pamphlets, Japanese stab bindings, and Coptic stitch. Starting with one-page books and working our way up to multi-section books that make excellent journals/sketchbooks, our discussion will focus on best practices and materials as well as tricks and techniques for modifying the book structures to suit projects and solve problems. This class is excellent for beginners with no book experience or anyone looking to expand their skill set.

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Introduction to Woodcut + Etching
CE 8888N 01
Rebecca Gilbert
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 01 to Apr 12
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

This course introduces two traditional printmaking processes: woodcut + etching. Woodcut is a relief process that involves carving an image into a plank of wood, rolling ink across the carved surface of the block, and using it to print your image onto paper. Etching is an intaglio process that involves printing from a metal plate which is etched with an image. Instructor will guide you through all of the steps necessary to translate your ideas using these graphic processes. You will start by working in black and white and later you will learn methods for incorporating color into your artwork. Students will become familiar with the tools, language, methods, and materials used for making unique prints as well as limited editions in a safe, clean, and friendly print shop environment.

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Jewelry Design + Metalsmithing
CE 1502N 01
Kaitlin Kerr
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 01 to Apr 12
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

In this course, acquire working knowledge of jewelry artistry and fabrication skills. Techniques commonly used in jewelry and metalsmithing: sawing, piercing, soldering, basic stone setting, forming and finishing are explored through the creation of individual projects. Design and fabricate pieces in the studio and examine contemporary trends in jewelry and metalsmithing. You should anticipate additional costs for materials based on the scope of individual projects.

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Jewelry Workshop: Beyond the Brooch
CE 1527N 01
TBA
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Jul 03
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Explore the making and concept of small wearable sculpture.

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