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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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Food Writing
CE 1917N 01
Andrea Calabretta
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Jul 17
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

The art of food writing requires not only a keen interest in and knowledge about food but also an ability to translate your experiences and bring them alive for the reader-through evocative language that appeals to the five senses. Whether you write about producing, preparing, or partaking of food, this course will show you how to make mouths water as you inform, educate, or persuade. We will discuss the full spectrum of food writing-restaurant reviews, food blogs, magazine articles, personal essays, recipe-centered pieces, social and cultural commentary, food history, destination pieces-and try your hand at a variety of forms. Creative brainstorming, hands-on writing exercises, group writing critiques, and close analysis of readings by some of America's best food writers will comprise the main activities of the workshop. Mixed into this experience will be visits from food industry professionals, culminating in an exclusive tasting dinner at a local establishment.

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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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Letterpress Printmaking
CE 5079N 01
Marisha Simons
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • 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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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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