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Weekday Classes

Drawing From the Nude

SHS-015

Since the Renaissance, students of art have developed their drawing skills by depicting the human figure. In this foundation course, you will explore line, shape and composition through gesture sketches and longer poses. Charcoal techniques as well as other materials and methods are presented. Estimated cost of materials is $40. Offered fall and spring terms.

SOUTH CAMPUS
THURSDAY 04:00PM-07:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Weekend Classes

3D Character Modeling/Gaming

SHS-051

This class will provide a rich interdisciplinary foundation in organic modeling and texturing in Maya. Each student will complete a modeled and textured character. We will also address the basics of lighting, animation and rendering. This class is highly recommended for those interested in video games, film and entertainment in general. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge. Estimated cost of materials is $45.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $375

Advanced Drawing From the Nude

SHS-059

Develop stronger drawing and observation skills in this advanced figure drawing class. Work from a variety of models and themed set-ups with a focus on structure, anatomy, composition, creativity and technique. Explore gesture using both short and longer poses with an emphasis on building confidence and a strong portfolio. There will be frequent demonstrations, class discussions and critiques in a supportive and creative environment. Prerequisite: Figure Drawing or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Advanced Graphic Design

SHS-032

Graphic Design is the relationship between ideas and form. It's is printing and binding. It's 2D and 3D. It's finished work but also process and tools. Graphic design can be a hands-on activity as well as a digital one. Projects cover logos, posters, advertisements, packaging, websites, apps and more. In-class assignments will help you build your portfolio. No computer experience necessary. Basic computer skills will be taught. Pre-requisite: Graphic Design. Estimated cost of materials: $30.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Advertising

SHS-001

Learn how successful ads are created. You will select a product and create a complete advertising campaign, including print ads and television commercials. Your instructor will take you through the steps of producing ads, from concept to layout to designing the type. Estimated cost of materials is $40.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Alterntv. Sketchbooks/Journals

SHS-023

Learn the latest trend (and a great form of self-expression) in the illustration world. You will make two unique volumes that combine images, text, collage, drawing, painting, printing techniques, poetry and writing. You will learn basic book binding skills as well. Sketchbooks are an essential part of the application portfolio to most art schools. This is a great opportunity to build a powerful body of work and showcase your creativity. Experimentation is encouraged. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Animation

SHS-045

Learn how to bring drawings to life through movement in Adobe Flash. Create a storyboard and transform your story into an animation. Discover the importance of "meaningful movement"-not just moving an object from one side of the page to the other but also deciding how it should move. Explore your imagination to create an emotional and organic experience. Estimated cost of materials: $20.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $375

Architecture

SHS-028

Investigate basic architectural concepts by focusing on balance, proportion, and composition. Find spatial definition of your ideas. Develop skills to communicate them through drawings and models. Jumpstart the creative process with class exercises designed to inspire and stimulate imagination. Estimated cost of materials is $50.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Character Design

SHS-070

This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Create and develop many characters for video games, animation films and illustrations through fun and exciting exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills. Learn how to develop a character layout sheet, model sheet and a turn-around. Brainstorming along with conceptualization of a story and ideas will be emphasized. Estimated cost of materials is $50.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Comic Book Illustration

SHS-037

Learn the skills needed to develop your own five-page comic book. From the establishing shot to the splash page, this class covers character design, figure invention, page layout, story structure, basic rules of perspective and classic comic book storytelling. Familiarize yourself with the process a comic artist goes through from thumbnails to roughs to a beautifully finished and inked page. Estimated cost of materials: $35.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Costume Figure Drawing

SHS-048

Working with a live model in a themed costume, learn to capture the essence of a pose. In addition to covering fundamentals such as proportion, form and gesture, this class concentrates on the skill of observation and developing an understanding of drawing from life in an environment that encourages students to enjoy the drawing process. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Design 360

SHS-017

Do you have an interest in art or design but not sure what major would suit you best? Do you want to sample many of the majors offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you. Design 360 explores many of the major design-art fields offered in Art Center's degree program including: graphic design, advertising, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, transportation design, photography, and filmmaking. Through group projects centered around one major theme, students will get the chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is a perfect first class for students who are new to Saturday High. Estimated cost of materials is $20.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $350

Directing for Film

SHS-067

How do you tell an amazing story? Through screenings and in-class exercises, learn how to direct and control cinematic elements to best tell your stories. Emphasis will be placed on using camera movement, lighting, actors, props, costumes, sound and locations to create meaning and to communicate with the audience. Working within groups, students will write, direct and edit a short narrative film. Students must have access to a digital video camera. Editing equipment is not mandatory, but access to a Windows or Macintosh computer with digital video editing capability is helpful. Prerequisite: Film is recommended. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Drawing With Color

SHS-035

This course will explore drawing with various colored media including markers, colored pencil, ink and wash, acrylic paint, and mixed media techniques. We will go over the nature of each material and how to use it. In doing so, students will also learn the fundamentals of color relationships and its use in composition. Students will have the opportunity to work on observational as well as imaginative projects. This course is a good prerequisite for anyone who is interested in painting or illustration. Estimated cost of materials: $100.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Dynamic Drawing

SHS-013

Explore rapid visualization techniques using ink, pens, markers and other related media. Learn to control your lines and line weights while drawing with line economy in a quick visual descriptive style. Develop your observation skills and perspective. Strengthen your ability to communicate ideas,thoughts and processes through drawings. Assignments will range from simple consumer products and complex industrial items to environmental settings and fantasy expressions. This class is designed for students interested in product/transportation design, illustration, fine art and entertainment design. Estimated cost of materials is $40.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Entertainment Dsn:Char/Worlds

SHS-071

Discover the fundamentals of entertainment design from an illustrator's perspective. Storyboard, conceptualize and design environments, develop characters, and study the processes that the enter- tainment industry uses to develop interesting and dramatic worlds for video games, animation, TV shows and movies. Students will complete a finished presentation for their portfolio. Open to all levels. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Environmental Design

SHS-009

Designing an environment means drawing from several disciplines including architecture, interior, landscape, furniture, lighting design and branding to create a comprehensive experience. This class will teach conceptual thinking skills as well as fundamentals like drafting and model making. Projects may include designing a house, restaurant or retail store. Estimated cost of materials is $35.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Fashion Design

SHS-076

Expand on what you learned in Fashion Sketching by creating your own mini collection. Learn all the basic, necessary sewing techniques and fabric properties. An in-class seamstress will provide technical assistance with the garment construction process. Students will take a shopping field trip and learn about the world of couture. There will be a photo shoot at the end of the class to record your creations with an option to capture them in 3D as well. Please bring a portable sewing machine (with accessories) and black thread to the first day of class. Prerequisite: Fashion Sketching is recommended. Estimated cost of materials: $75. SUPPLIES: Portable sewing machine (with accessories), Black thread, and Scissors.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-05:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $375

Fashion Sketching

SHS-065

Create stylized fashion sketches that are bold and expressive, yet loose and casual. Learn anatomical exaggerations and explore various methods and media to develop your own unique style and vision for fashion. This is a rigorous, fun and creative sketching workshop. Estimated cost of materials: $45.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Figure Drawing

SHS-004

Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. By working with a costumed model, develop an understanding of form through increased observation skills. This class offers a good foundation in the basics for beginners as well as for more experienced artists. In-class discussions focus on how artists from the past and present have depicted the human figure. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM or 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Figure Painting

SHS-005

Study the processes and materials used in painting, beginning with studies of light and shadow, and work toward complete paintings in a full-color palette. The basic techniques, from preparatory drawing to color mixing, are covered. For the first day, bring drawing board, charcoal pencil and bond paper. Estimated cost of materials is $90.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Film

SHS-003

View and critique important films and study various aspects of the art of filmmaking. You will also make one or more short narrative videos. Students must have access to a digital video camera. Editing equipment is not mandatory, but access to a Windows or Macintosh computer with digital video editing capability is helpful. Estimated cost of materials: $50.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Getting Noticed/Portfolio Dev.

SHS-039

Learn how to select, refine and individualize past work in order to bring together the elements of a professional portfolio for any career path. Students will design a personal identification (I.D.) program-including a logo, trademark, letterhead, business cards and resume. (Portfolio costs will vary.) Estimated cost of materials is $30.Offered fall term.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Graphic Design

SHS-002

Curious about how individuals, companies and organizations create their look? Using the elements of imagery, color, typography, composition and structure, learn to communicate ideas about companies and products. In-class assignments enable you to apply your design ideas to projects such as shopping bags, posters, brochures and logos. Note: This is not a computer-based class. Estimated cost of materials: $50.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Head Drawing

SHS-012

This is an introductory class for students interested in learning how to draw portraits or create their own characters. Learn about proportion, structure, facial features, likeness and how to visualize the head from every angle. Students observe and work from master artists as well as from live models. Caricature and exaggeration of facial expressions are also covered. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Head Drawing: Online

SHS-029

This is an introductory course for students who would like to learn how to draw the human head. This knowledge will help you improve your portraits, as well as give you insight for how to start drawing the head without reference. Emphasis is on learning volume, gesture, and structural breakdowns of the head and its features. This is an online course. Lectures are in video format and interaction with other students and the teaching is done through forum discussions and critiques.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Head Painting

SHS-096

Start by studying early painting techniques and expressing the planes of the human head with only two colors. Later, utilize the full color palette as we analyze the structure of the individual features of the face. The class concludes with dramatic lighting situations, capturing likeness and developing your own personal expression. This class is great for beginners and seasoned students alike. Estimated cost of materials: $90.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Illustration

SHS-011

Apply your drawing and painting skills to produce a variety of projects including CD covers, ads and magazine articles. Learn the basics on color theory using acrylic paint and other media. A survey of the history of illustration and contemporary problem solvers rounds out the class. Some previous drawing experience is recommended. Estimated cost of materials: $70.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Interm. Product/Transportation

SHS-066

Further the skills you learned in Introduction to Product and Introduction to Transportation Design in this intermediate-level class. Through both product and transportation design projects, you will deepen your understanding of the design process. Emphasis is placed on concept development, sketching, rendering techniques and presentation skills. Prerequisite: Introduction to Product and Introduction to Transportation Design. Estimated cost of materials: $75.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Interm. Transportation Design

SHS-101

Further the skills you learned in Introduction to Transportation Design. Deepen your understanding of the design process and gain the tools to present transportation proposals. Emphasis is placed on concept development, sketching, rendering techniques and presentation skills. Prerequisite: Introduction to Transportation Design. Estimated cost of materials: $75.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Intermediate Product Design

SHS-100

Further the skills that you learned in Introduction to Product Design. Deepen your understanding of the creative design process through hands-on projects and in-class demonstrations. Emphasis is placed on design concept development, sketching, rendering techniques and presentation skills. Learn more about careers in product design and portfolio presentation techniques. Prerequisite: Introduction to Product Design. Estimated cost of materials: $75.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Intro to 3D Modeling / Gaming

SHS-049

This class provides a great introduction to the world of 3D modeling for todays computer games. Learn how to design, build and texture your own objects and environments in 3D space. Classes include modeling and texturing using Maya and Photoshop as well as lighting and rendering basics. Students will be introduced to modeling techniques through a variety of projects and will work together on a final group project. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge; access to a computer with an internet connection. Estimated cost of materials: $25.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $375

Intro to Interaction Design

SHS-097

Are you interested in video games, mobile apps or Web design? Interaction Design, which is at the forefront of all design today, drives these fields. Learn how to program behavior into projects using interfaces, dynamic logos, animations and sound to help communicate interactivity and feedback. Learn techniques for planning, structuring and clearly communicating concepts into new user experiences. Estimated cost of materials: $30.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $375

Intro to Transportation Design

SHS-061

Do you love cars? This hands-on class will introduce you to the industrial drawing skills and techniques that transportation design professionals use. Learn the fundamental design principles and procedures that will make your design the best it can be. We will explore and discuss the trends and global forces that are impacting the present and future of transportation. You will be introduced to transportation design as a profession. Estimated cost of materials: $75.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Introduction to Product Design

SHS-060

Product designers work on a range of projects from consumer electronics to furniture to footwear. In this hands-on class, you will be introduced to product design as a profession, learn industrial drawing techniques, develop concept development and visualization skills, and learn about marketing and production processes. Estimated cost of materials: $75.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Letterpress Printing

SHS-022

Design and print a variety of limited edition projects using Art Center's collection of rare metal and wood types. Classwork provides an introduction to letterpress including composition, typographic design, inking, paper selection and presswork on the hand operated flatbed cylinder printing press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press. Estimated cost of materials: $25.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Motion Graphics

SHS-043

This course will introduce you to basic principles of animation, compositing, and working in 3D space using Adobe After Effects. Whether a music video, a cool car commercial,or the latest viral video, chances are Adobe After Effects has played a big part in the production. Emphasis will be placed on effective storytelling through the use of video, sill images, typography, and graphic forms. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

SOUTH CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $375

People and Places: Photography

SHS-025

Be it fashion, fine art, advertising or documentary, the portrait and landscape are dynamic elements of photography. This class explores the power and potential of portraiture and the landscape through assignments that explore lighting, location, composition and narrative and how they combine to create a compelling photograph. The class will discuss how to illustrate ideas as well as acknowledge chance and investigate how digital, film and toy cameras alter the personality of imagery. To expand the potential of their own photography, students will be introduced to the masters of portraiture and landscape through presentations and library visits. Requirements: access to and working knowledge of a film and/or DSLR digital single lens reflex camera. Estimated cost of materials: $15-18 weekly for film and processing.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Photography 1

SHS-008

Photography is one of the most compelling of all visual media. This class emphasizes both the technical aspects of the craft as well as the process of creative imagery. The class will review basic 35mm camera techniques and lighting. Students will be exposed to contemporary art and modern approaches in photography. Students are encouraged to bring any digital and/or film cameras they have access to and want to learn how to use. Estimated cost of materials: $15-$18 weekly for film and processing.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Photography 2

SHS-016

Continue to develop your photographic skills and personal vision through assignments that include portraiture, fashion, narrative and photojournalism. Learn to construct powerful images that convey your intention and create a body of work that reflects your individual style. Contemporary photography is examined throughout the class. Bring samples of your photographic work to the first class meeting. Students are encouraged to bring any digital and/or film cameras they have access to and want to learn how to use. . Estimated cost of materials: $10 weekly for film and processing.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300

Sculpture

SHS-095

In this introductory course, explore various methods and processes of contemporary sculpture. Learn the basics of working with traditional and nontraditional materials in a three-dimensional space. This class will focus on individual projects designed to familiarize students with a comprehensive range of materials and techniques, including wire, plaster and mold making. Cost of materials included in class tuition.

HILLSIDE CAMPUS
SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
OCT 04 - DEC 06
SEP 27 - DEC 06
Noncredit / $300+ $35 materials fee

What If?

SHS-084

Explore product design through an unconventional hands-on approach. You will be presented with a simple situation every week and learn to problem solve by generating a multitude of experimental ideas before reaching a final product solution. Through mock-ups and loose sketches, you will be encouraged to look at your everyday environment with humor and learn to sharpen your sense of curiosity. Emphasis is placed on class discussions, the ideation process, group experimentation, and thinking outside of the box. Estimated cost of materials: $75.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Writing for Film

SHS-098

Discover your unique voice as you learn the basics of writing for film and the art of coming up with a story. Many would-be writers have the desire to tell a story, but have problems getting started or knowing how to end. In this class,students will study effective screenplays and films, and write a 10-page short film. Special emphasis will be placed on creating strong characters and a sense of place. The first five weeks of the class will cover development and the second half will cover rewrite and polish. Estimated cost of materials: $25.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Summer Workshops

Art As Design

SHS-087W

Discover how to become a stronger conceptual thinker by exploring the craft and language of visual communication in a non-digital environment. A wide range of traditional techniques will be used to produce innovative class projects. The use of the computer will only come into play to help produce the artwork and create digital outputs. Estimated cost of materials is $50.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Art of the Poster

SHS-054W

Communicate visually usuing a hands-on relief print-making technique. Work with design concepts, create your own soft rubber blocks with images and text, then combine them in compositions to create logos and imagery in various formats. Finally, experiment with printing on unusual surfaces such as bags, T-shirts, stickers or anything you can think of to communicate your message. Estimated cost of materials is $65.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Character Design

SHS-082W

This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters regardless of skill level. Create and develop characters for video games, animation films and illustrations through fun, exciting exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills. Learn to develop a character layout sheet, model sheet and a turn-around. Brainstorming and conceptualization will be emphasized. Estimated cost of materials: $40.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Comic Book Illustration

SHS-029W

Create your own comic book characters and bring them to life in your own mini-comic book. Explore figure invention, costume design, page layout and basic rules of perspective, storytelling and the use of tools and materials common to comic book illustration. Develop an understanding of form, light and shadow, line weight, hatching techniques, composition, color and basic principles of good design. Estimated cost of materials: $30.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Concept Sketching

SHS-091W

Learn how to simplify reality and depict it using lines and tones. The class covers intermediate perspective and how to apply it in compositions such as sketching structures and different forms, showing scale, and casting shadows. Learn how to design, set, and render a chessboard using perspective and proper values. Also create organic and non-organic compositions using correct proportions and tones. Materials used: Copic markers, marker paper, pen, pencil. The full material list will be announced on first day. Estimated cost of materials: $75.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Creative Collage

SHS-024W

Explore the beauty and richness of all kinds of materials as you create large and small mixed media works of art. Learn to see and think about your work like a designer, using composition, shape, color and texture to express your unique personal vision. The work you create can range from abstract to representational, and can include photographs, drawings, found objects and papers. Enjoy the creative fun of turning ordinary materials into something really special. Supplies needed for first day: one illustration or craft board, Lineco Adhesive glue, scissors, old magazines, decorative papers, photos, black and white photocopies, old maps, books, etc. Estimated cost of materials: $30.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Creative Sketchbooks, Journals

SHS-021W

Artists' sketchbooks, journals and altered books are a uniquely creative form of self-expression. Explore the relationship between image and text as you work on several books at once and experiment with a wide variety of mixed-media techniques,including drawing, painting, simple printmaking and collage. During this class, you will have the opportunity to build up a deeply intuitive and powerful body of work. The books you develop may contain the seeds for future projects or become fascinating works of art. Emphasis is on the creative process. Supplies needed for the first day: sketchbook, old book to draw and paint into,acrylic paints, sponge brush, paint brushes,scissors, glue stick, old magazines, collage papers, photos, pencils, pens. Estimated cost of materials: $50.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Creative Type

SHS-030W

Discover how to create compositions concentrating on the form of letters. The straights and curves, verticals and horizontals can produce a strong directional movement. The thick and thin strokes and varying weights of letterforms can also create textures, patterns and rhythms. Explore contrast, shape, size, color and direction and become familiar with various letterforms that have their own personalities. Estimated cost of materials: $50.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Design 360

SHS-018W

This intensive two-week workshop will offer students an introduction to many of the exciting art and design majors offered in Art Center's degree program. Extended class times will enable an in depth look at the following subject areas: Advertising, Filmmaking, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Transportation Design, Environmental Design and Product Design. With an emphasis on communicating ideas through effective creative solutions, students will complete individual and group projects around a central theme, with the aim of expanding their knowledge of each of the disciplines assisted by instructors and guest speakers contributing their specific expertise. Estimated cost of materials: $30.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Drawing With Color

SHS-042W

This course will explore drawing with various colored media including markers, colored pencil, ink and wash,acrylic paint, and mixed media techniques. We will go over the nature of each material and how to use it. In doing so, students will also learn the fundamentals of color relationships and its use in composition. Students will have the opportunity to work on observational as well as imaginative projects. This course is a good prerequisite for anyone who is interested in painting or illustration. Estimated cost of materials: $100.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Experience Design

SHS-048W

How do you build lasting relationships between audiences, customers and brands? How do you create solutions that educate and inspire audiences and customers? What do brands need to do to stay relevant? The role of the experience designer is to consider these factors and more to build meaningful relationships between brands and people. Projects are derived from real-world scenarios and involve collaboration with fellow students to create innovative solutions that include design research, concept development and brand appropriate design. The final project will bepresented before a panel of professionals. This multi-disciplinary course is ideal for students interested in Advertising, Environmental and Graphic Design, and Illustration. Estimated cost of materials is $30.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Exploring Figure Drawing

SHS-055W

In this Renaissance-style workshop, work from live models, old master drawings and your imagination. Assignments will concentrate on dynamic gesture drawing, anatomy studies and mythological creatures. Portfolio building, learning new techniques, exploring materials, critiques and concept development are emphasized. No previous figure drawing experience required. Estimated cost of materials is $30.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Fashion Design Summer Workshop

SHS-074W

Expand on what you learned in Fashion Sketching by creating your own mini collection. Learn all the basic, necessary sewing techniques and fabric properties. An in-class seamstress will provide technical assistance with the garment construction process. Students will take a shopping field trip and learn about the world of couture. There will be a photo shoot at the end of the class to record your creations, with an option to capture them in 3D as well. Please bring a portable sewing machine (with accessories) and black thread to the first day of class. Prerequisite: Fashion Sketching is recommended. Estimated cost of materials: $75. SUPPLIES: Portable sewing machine (with accessories), Black thread, and Scissors.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Fashion Sketching

SHS-076W

Create stylized fashion sketches that are bold and expressive, yet loose and casual. Learn anatomical exaggerations and explore various methods and media to develop your own unique style and vision for fashion. This is a rigorous, fun and creative sketching workshop. Estimated cost of materials: $75.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Figure Painting

SHS-093W

Study the processes and materials used in painting beginning with studies of light and shadow and work toward complete figure paintings in a full-color palette. The basic techniques, from preparatory drawing to color mixing, are covered. For the first day, bring drawing board, charcoal pencil and bond paper. Estimated cost of materials: $90.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Film Production Workshop

SHS-081W

How do you make a movie? The two-week workshop focuses on storytelling, and taking the idea from the page, to the screen. In this workshop, we'll learn about the filmmaking process and shoot several in-class exercises. Throughout this two-week workshop, we will learn about the different elements needed to successfully shoot a film, culminating in a three day shoot of our own. The first week is dedicated to understanding the different jobs on a set, plus conceptualizing the idea for the final shoot. The second week is dedicated to shooting and editing the final project, resulting in a class screening, on the last day of class. Open to all levels. Estimated cost of $40 materials.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Fundamentals of Photography

SHS-089W

This class is designed as a first step in photography. Learn how to use your 35mm camera as a tool for expression. We will examine how the selection of shutter speeds and apertures can transform your images. In addition, lighting demonstrations will teach you how to see and control light. Assignments will challenge you to apply your new technical skills in creating personal photographs. Students are encouraged to bring any digital and/or film cameras they have access to and want to learn how to use. Estimated cost of materials: $100.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Head Drawing Workshop

SHS-014W

Are you interested in painting or sketching faces? This class will take you through the systematic process of creating a portrait. You'll learn about the skull, muscles on the face, ideal lighting and facial proportions. You'll look at and work from master artists and photographs as well as work from live models. Estimated cost of materials: $65.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Illustration Workshop

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Apply your drawing and painting skills to produce a variety of projects including CD covers, ads and magazine articles. Get the basics on color theory using acrylic paint and other media. A survey of the history of illustration and contemporary problem solvers will round out the class. Some previous study of drawing is recommended. Estimated cost of materials is $70.

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Intermediate Photography

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Further your understanding and skills in photography through a series of exercises and projects that explore aspects of the medium. An introduction to lighting including flash and other artificial sources will be explored. The variables of lens, aperture, and shutter speed will be discussed as to how they alter our images. You will be introduced to the digital workflow of shooting, editing, and printing using digital programs such as iPhoto and Lightroom. You will not only look at the technical issues of making a photograph but also the different styles of photography. The final project will be a personal narrative using the "zine" as a foundation. Shoot, edit, design, and construct in a collaborative dynamic environment. Visual issues of editing, sequencing, and building a story will be a focus. Students must have access to a digital camera; film cameras are also appropriate but supplemental to digital. Estimated cost of materials: $100.

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Object + Space: Brand Exp.

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In this studio, you will have the opportunity to invent your own brand. Design a product line and a retail environment that will actively engage the customer through the use of innovative marketing tactics. Explore new technologies like the online customization of fashion and bags as well as cutting-edge ad campaigns. Develop an ability to form strong concepts as well as the technical skills to execute them. Projects will draw from a variety of media to fuse object, space and brand identity, resulting in a portfolio piece for environmental and product design. Estimated cost of materials: $45.

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Sculpture

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In this introductory course, explore various methods and processes of contemporary sculpture. Learn the basics of working with traditional and nontraditional materials in a three-dimensional space. This class will focus on individual projects designed to familiarize students with a comprehensive range of materials and techniques, including wire, plaster and mold making. Students will develop the creative and conceptual skills that will guide them on their way to becoming professional artists. Estimated cost of materials: $35.

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Surrealist Pen and Ink

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Discover your wildest imagination through surrealism, ink, and montage. Learn techniques of contour line drawing, shading, pointillism, scumbling, cross hatching, and design fundamentals through ink drawings. Add typography, prose, and poetry to your work. Then merge it all to create dreamlike surreal collages based on the techniques perfected by Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Man Re Estimated cost of materials: $50.

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T-Shirt Start-up

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Learn the design and business skills needed to create your own T-shirt brand. Combine graphic, character, photography and fashion design to create a line of T-shirts that you self-manufacture within the context of the new company you will create. There may be an all-day off-campus field trip (students must provide their own transportation). By the end of the class you will have a mini production run that you have printed and will be ready to go to market - with a T-shirt sale. Silk screen materials for this course are included with course tuition.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

The Next Great Idea

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You have something to say; now learn how to say it better. Learn the techniques the pros use to get themselves out of the ordinary so you can create powerful and thought-provoking work that stands out from the crowd. Using exercises in humor, brainstorming, back-story and random influences, create collaborative masterpieces, learn to discover imagery and generate a short zine or artwork based on characters that you create. This class will benefit those with interests in drawing, painting, writing and design. For more information, visit saturdayhigh.robertpastrana.com Estimated cost of materials: $40.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Way-Out Layout

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Explore the ins and outs of page layout for magazines and advertising using logos, type, grids, photos, color, graphics and text. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to shuffle these elements to create page design that works. Bring samples of your previous art or design work and a pica ruler, markers and an 18" x 24" layout pad to the first class. Estimated cost of materials is $30.

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Writing for Film Workshop

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Are you interested in storytelling but can't figure out how to begin? In this weeklong class, learn the basics of scriptwriting, and by the end, you'll have completed a 10-15-page short film script. Emphasis will be placed on conflict, structure and theme. Journals will be given to students to write down their ideas and learn the steps necessary to complete a final draft. Students will engage in brainstorming sessions, creative writing activities and pitch sessions. Films and film clips will be screened for writing technique and discussed in class. Students will learn how to originate an idea, create compelling and realistic characters, develop their ideas as well as properly format a screenplay, using Final Draft Software. Students will hone their voices as writers, creating stories only they can tell. Estimated cost of materials: $50.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Summer Intensives

Brandcamp

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This class is designed for students seeking an in-depth exposure to the advertising and graphic design industry. Students learn how to form strong concepts, develop a strategic graphic brand identity, create an integrated cross-media advertising campaign, and execute concepts to a high level of finish. This dynamic and fun learning environment offers a diverse blend of creative and strategic thinking, exposure to design process and theory, presentation techniques, and critiques and discussions. There will also be industry field trips and guest speakers from prominent ad agencies and design firms. In addition to creating a strong portfolio piece and having an opportunity to acquire the skill set used in the industry, build proficiency in concept development, research ability, design execution, presentation and collaboration. Estimated cost of materials: $30.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Entertainment Design

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Whether you're producing a movie, a video game or a theme park, entertainment concept design serves as an integral role in the creative process. Concept designers intrigue audiences by bringing immersive, impactful and never-before-seen visuals to life. It requires not only great imagination but also an understanding of how things are built and of how to communicate these ideas to the people who will build these new worlds. Students will be introduced to Entertainment Design by learning all aspects of the design process, which includes designing and illustrating original characters, environments, vehicles and props. Learn how to communicate through compelling drawings and expand your understanding of how things are built in 3D. Presentation skills will be emphasized. A laptop, Adobe Photoshop, and drawing tablet are recommended. Estimated cost of materials: $60.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM

Industrial Design: Prod/Transp

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Ever wondered how an iPhone reaches the store shelves from an initial napkin sketch? Are you constantly amazed at how all of the parts of your dream car work so well together in three dimensions? Behind each of these creations lies the field of Industrial Design, the crossroads of form (shape), human factors (ergonomics) and an understanding of engineering/manufacturing. You will be introduced to Industrial Design through an intensive immersion into all aspects of the design process via lectures, in-class sketching, model-making and in-depth critique sessions. Presentation skills will be emphasized. Transdisciplinary activities with the Graphics/Advertising and Entertainment students will enhance your experience by simulating working in a design consultancy. A camera (point and shoot, DSLR, or a quality cellphone) will be required for documentation and composition exercises. A laptop or an iPad/tablet is recommended for research and presentations in class. Estimated cost of materials: $70.

CLASS NOT OFFERED IN FALL TERM