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Creating a Large-Scale Paper Collage
CE 0402N 01
Henry Bermudez
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 08 to Jul 06
  • Thu 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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Creative Writing
CE 1913N 01
Kenneth Bingham
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 08 to Aug 10
  • Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

This course is taught in a workshop format to allow both fiction and non-fiction writers to share, critique and improve their craft through lively discussions, conferences, written critiques, personal feedback and more, led by a professional writer. Participants examine plot structure, character developement, effective dialogue, voice and point of view. The goal is to guide students to refine a piece of work in prepareation to publish, while honoring the ongoing creative process of writing, editing and critiquing. This course is intended for writers with some work in various stages of development that they are eager to improve and expand.

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Digital Audio Workshop
CE 2508N 01
Jacob Folk
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Jul 05
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Interested in making music on your computer, but not sure where to start? Gain a basic understanding of digital audio so you can finally start composing and creating! Students become familiar with the fundamentals of digital recording and audio manipulation over the course of five sessions. The first three classes are held in a lab setting, allowing hands-on experience converting audio to a digital format and manipulating it within a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Get acquainted with audio editing software including GarageBand, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools, and learn to create MIDI-based compositions - compositions where instruments interface with your computer. The final two sessions are held in a recording studio, granting exposure to a mixing console and different types of microphones. Basic mixing techniques are covered in this course, including equalization, compression and panning audio within the stereo spectrum.

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Digital Media for Photographers - Lightroom
CE 1416C 01
Addison Geary
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course provides an overview of Adobe Lightroom, a complete end-to-end software solution for both amateur and professional photographers. Providing a critical set of tools for digital imaging tasks, Lightroom helps photographers work faster and more efficiently with one image, a set of images or a large image library. Lightroom allows you to organize images and quickly make adjustments. In this course, learn how to productively work with Lightroom, import images and sort them for organization and efficiency. Also spend time with advanced developing techniques to adjust exposure, contrast and color of images. You'll learn to edit photos and discover advanced features to enhance workflow.

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Digital Photography - Capstone Project
CE 0005C 01
Andrea Poulsen
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course is designed to provide you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have learned in the Digital Photography Certificate program. Explore and analyze topics within the discipline of photography to meet your individually defined goals in coordination with and approved by the instructor. Assemble and present your body of work in a portfolio of images appropriate to your professional, educational or personal goals. The course concludes with an exhibition. Prerequisite: For Digital Photography Certificate enrollees only; successful completion of all prerequisite classes is mandatory.

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Digital Photography I
CE 2708C 01
Andrea Poulsen
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Explore the fundamental principles of digital camera- based image making, with an emphasis on creative applications of technical concepts. Learn how aperture, shutter, and ISO work together to achieve proper exposure and desired artistic effects. This course employs a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, readings, shooting assignments, critiques, and on-location practice. Students must bring their own digital camera with fully manual capabilities; a DSLR is recommended.

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Digital Photography II
CE 2710C 01
Jordan Baumgarten
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

If you have completed Digital Photography I or are comfortable with the use of a digital SLR camera (in manual mode), this course will allow you to expand your photographic competency and aesthetic sensibility while learning techniques to improve your work and build a greater understanding of advanced functions of the digital camera. The course stresses the development of a cohesive body of work, and the final goal is a series of project-based photographs. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or equivalent experience.

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Drawing - Fossils, Taxidermy + Botanicals Workshop
CE 6162N 01
David Berger
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Jul 11
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Artists have a long tradition of studying and drawing organic specimens. Each session we will draw from observation using a collection of animal bones, skulls, tortoise shells, model birds, animal hides, starfish and more. Our focus and subjects will also include botanicals and plant specimens such as gourds, and pine cones. We will focus on a range of drawing techniques and concepts as applied to this subject area, considering cross contour, rendering techniques, texture, abstraction and reduction/simplification.

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Drawing Challenge
CE 1114N 01
Adam Lovitz
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 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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Glass Sampler Residency
CE 0823N 01
TBA
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Introduction to basic glass techniques. Hands-on projects include fusing and slumping (bending), flame work and introductory glassblowing. Those new to glass as a material discover the technical aspects of working in both the hot and cold shops and discuss types of glass to use, compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules, and using sheet glass with powdered frit. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts. Open to all with an interest in glass, no previous experience required. Studio intensive--breakfast is provided on the first day of classes, lunch is provided on Wednesday along with the Keynote Speaker, and a reception takes place on Friday.

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Illustration: Character Development
CE 2306N 01
Christian Patchell
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 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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Jewelry Design + Metalsmithing
CE 1502N 02
Kaitlin Kerr
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 08 to Aug 10
  • 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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