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Introduction to Bookbinding
CE 5100N 01
Beth Sheehan
  • 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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Letterpress Printmaking
CE 5079N 01
Marisha Simons
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Aug 07
  • 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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Memoir Writing
CE 0207N 01
Laura Biesiadecki
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 04 to Jul 09
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Develop your personal stories to craft engaging content. Learn how to improve your creative non-fiction writing to bring out the humor, improve the narrative, find your voice and more. Readings and excercises will be used to jog your memory and inspire your creativity.

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Metal Sculpture - Fabrication + Welding
CE 1619N 01
Paige Miller
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Aug 07
  • Tue 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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Open Edition Printmaking
CE 5087N 01
Susan White
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

A printmaker's dream come true, this studio-based course offers intermediate and advanced artists a collaborative learning community, instruction from a skilled printmaker and access to some of the best printmaking facilities in the city. Resources and instruction span screenprint, relief, intaglio, lithography and digital printmaking techniques. Weekly sessions include demonstrations as well as one-on-one guided assistance, informal dialogues and work time. Group critiques are held informally throughout the semester, and formally at the end of the course. Prerequisites: Introduction to Printmaking or equivalent training/experience. You should be proficient in at least one printmaking medium.

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Painting in the Abstract
CE 1600N 01
Michelle Oosterbaan
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 10 to Aug 07
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Add sophistication to your abstract work in this applied and analytical course, structured to let you work at your own pace in a supportive environment. Honing in exclusively on invented forms, this course focuses on painting materials, techniques and concepts that help students improve their abstract painting style - and their results. Learn the basics of color mixing, color theory, techniques and pictorial composition, with an emphasis on perceptual painting.

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Project Management for Creatives
CE 2444C 01
Sloan Miller
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 28 to Jun 28
  • Jun 30 to Jun 30
  • Jul 01 to Jul 01
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • UArts

    Are you freelancing, starting a design services-based business, or looking to become a member of an existing design and development team? This course on digital agency operations, business development and project management offers a comprehensive guide to the potential and pitfalls inherent in web-based projects. All aspects of digital agency operations are examined, from finding the right clients and negotiating the best price for your services, to contract writing basics and effectively scheduling and managing your workflow. Perform the steps an operations industry professional follows in planning, running, tracking and completing projects. By the end of this course you will be able to scope potential web-based work, create project tasks and identify and confirm user requirements, including interviewing techniques, and present solutions to common web-based project problems. Prerequisite: Web Design I or Overview of Social Media or equivalent experience.

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    Screenwriting - Developing the Script
    CE 1902N 01
    David Greenberg
    • Summer 2018
    • Jun 05 to Jul 10
    • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    UArts

    No matter what stage you're in, this course uses the workshop approach to help you ignite a new screenplay, make significant headway on one already in progress or finish a first-draft script. The overall goal is to make sure you have a strong movie premise, a clear genre, a treatment that tells the story well, an outline built on an exciting scene-by-scene sequence structure and a script that can be produced. Sessions include structural breakdowns of feature films, discussion of assigned readings, application of screenwriting techniques and pertinent exercises. You should be prepared to pitch your screenplay on the first night of class. The course may be repeated until a first-draft screenplay is completed.

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    Typography
    CE 9500C 01
    Gregg Robinson
    • Summer 2018
    • Jun 06 to Aug 08
    • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    UArts

    Through a series of applied design projects, this course stresses the importance of typography and design in visual communication. Study basic letterform anatomy, type history, typographic contrast, characteristics of major type families and how to design words, sentences and paragraphs to visually communicate an idea. Develop your ability to create typographic layouts using the dynamics of a grid system as a design tool and to build an effective hierarchy. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Design, Adobe InDesign or equivalent experience.

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    Victorian Hairwork
    CE 1558N 01
    Nicole Barrick
    • Summer 2018
    • Jun 07 to Aug 09
    • Jul 30 to Jul 30
    • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • UArts

    In this course, students will learn two Victorian Hair Art techniques- the art of making hair wreaths and palette work. Hair wreaths are made by twisting and weaving hair into flowers, leaves and loops. Palette work is a technique where the hair is used to draw a two dimensional image on a flat surface. 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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    Visual Creative for Digital Media
    CE 1417C 01
    Melissa Alam
    • Summer 2018
    • Jul 10 to Aug 09
    • Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    UArts

    Visual Creative for social media covers branding, photography, video, simple graphic tools to create graphs, infographics, along with other graphical elements that are all crucial to your overall social/digital media strategy.

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    Web Design II
    CE 2223C 01
    David Chaplin-Loebell, Jonathan Davis
    • Summer 2018
    • May 29 to Aug 02
    • Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    UArts

    Expand upon your foundations in HTML and CSS by designing and building more complex websites. Coursework builds stronger CSS skills and provides an expanded focus on multi-screen design, UI/UX design, accessibility, site architecture, and the web design process. You will also explore adding interactive elements to your websites using JavaScript and jQuery. Over the course of the class students will create two complete web sites.

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