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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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Overview of Social Media Marketing
SOME 2230C 01
Jessica Meeder
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Feb 28
  • Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Social media represents one of the most significant changes in consumer media behavior in history, resulting in fundamental shifts in the way marketers communicate and interact with audiences. This course provides practical knowledge to establish objectives and implement strategies towards developing best practices and effective use in your organization. Interactive social media tools are examined, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, mobile apps and blogging. You will develop an understanding of the changing world of social media, considering editorial calendars, appropriate use, social listening, policy and copyright, case studies, website optimization, emerging platforms, resources management and content development. Learn how social media is critical to effective and efficient communication.

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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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Photojournalism + Documentary Photography
DPHY 2718C 01
TBA
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Apr 08
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Learn the basics of artistic photographic practice and apply them to documentary photojournalistic content. Using digital photography and a documentary approach, utilize content-driven visual storytelling to investigate subjects in the landscape or community. Class time includes critique, lectures, discussion and studio time. Lectures and readings will cover the work of photographers using the documentary style, and you will create a final portfolio of images. Students must provide their own DSLR cameras with manual control of shutter speed and aperture. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I, Digital Media for Photographers, after Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.

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Poetry
WRTG 1916N 01
Steven Kleinman
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Explore and expand your creativity and poetic voice while sharing your writing in a workshop format. Enjoying the work of contemporary poets and writers each week, you'll analyze and experiment with various forms and techniques.

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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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Screenwriting: Finish Your Next Draft
WRTG 2902N 01
David Greenberg
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Apr 08
  • Mon 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

Designed specifically for intermediate and advanced writers who have completed at least one draft of a screenplay, this course uses the workshop approach to help you troubleshoot, make significant headway on another draft and receive feedback from other writers. The class will be reading/workshopping intensive with possible mini-lectures from the instructor. The overall goal is to either complete a work in progress or start a new draft based on fresh input. The course may be repeated as desired.

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Songwriting Workshop
MMD 9420N 01
Kevin Hanson
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 07 to Apr 11
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Explore the fundamentals of songwriting - and try your hand at it yourself - in this course designed for both aspiring and experienced songwriters. Learn, analyze, and apply the foundational and structural elements of songwriting through this collaborative, growth-oriented experience. The ground rules of songwriting are outlined, then applied toward your own composition - bringing out your inner songwriter! No previous music training is required.

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Tap Repertory
MMD 7081N 01
Corinne Karon
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UArts

In this unique tap class, you'll not only expand your tap technique but also get the opportunity to perform what you learn. Begin choreography lessons on the first night of class and perform toward the end of the semester(exact date TBA). The choreography in this class encompasses all levels of experience. Note: This course is only offered during the spring semester. Tap shoes required.

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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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