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Illustrating Comics and Narrative

01/25/2022 – 04/26/2025 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – The ever changing world of comics and graphic novels give storytelling a platform like no other. This course in a hands-on class that students will learn new skills to develop and harness their ability to relay a powerful story through pictures and words. Through writing, drawing, and using a visual language to build and develop […]

Photography and the Artists Book

07/06/2022 – 07/29/2025 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – In this 4 week class students will explore the possibilities of making a one of a kind artist book.  This class will combine elements of analogue photography, digital photography, found object and bookbinding to create these personalized books.    This class involves a field trip to the UW Rare Books collection as well as demonstrations, in […]

Scientific Illustration: Botanicals

01/27/2022 – 04/28/2025 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Have you ever found yourself drawing a plant or flower, and wishing you could learn from a professional botanical illustrator?  This is your moment as we bring you that illustrator.  This six-week course introduces the skills of traditional botanical art:  plant observation, drawing, and painting flowers, fruit and leaves. Whether you’ve never drawn or have […]

Concept Photography

07/06/2021 – 07/28/2021 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Conceptual Photography:  How to make great photos- not just “take” them. Engaging, powerful photographs are not about good cameras and a lot of technical know-how.  They come to life through ideas, perspective, voice, and memory.  In this class, we will use any camera you have on hand to explore the conceptual side of photography. We’ll […]

Build it from Home: Exploration of Recycled Art

07/06/2020 – 07/10/2020 @ 9:00 am – This course will stoke creative thinking through reimagining the use of recyclable materials. Throughout art history, artists from various cultures use what is readily available to create functional objects, costumes, props, and sculptures. Students will work with the instructor who will present strategies for construction, problem-solving, and the history of reuse. Basic art materials and […]

Life Drawing

07/05/2022 – 07/28/2025 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Life drawing is a foundational drawing class that will focus on the figure. Students will develop perceptual and conceptual skills through exercises, critiques, lectures, and strong drawing practice.  We will be working with a live model every day, working to gain the skill of translating what is observed through the techniques of drawing. Additionally, students will […]

Portfolio Development

07/08/2022 – 07/29/2025 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Students will develop the necessary skills to build a personal, thoughtful and technically proficient portfolio for successful application to colleges and scholarship funds. With the aid of their instructor, students will select pieces from their other classes to include in their working portfolios. Letters of intent and statements of purpose will be covered as well […]

Illustration to Animation

07/05/2022 – 07/28/2025 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – This class explores both traditional and digital illustration and introduces you to the tools to make illustrations come alive with animation! Students will learn the basics of pose, movement and expression through a process of drawing and create animated sequences in the digital time-based media technologies of animators. While this intensive may be taken independently, […]

Concept Photography: How to make great photos- not just “take” them

07/06/2020 – 07/29/2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – This intensive will be held online for summer 2020. Through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, we are structuring our intensives to be creative, fun, and full of activities. If you have any questions about how we are moving to remote learning, please call or email with any questions. Engaging, powerful photographs are not about good cameras […]

Beginning Object Design

07/07/2022 – 07/28/2022 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Students will be immersed in the world of object design. Hands-on studio work will include material exploration, drawing, and making concept models. Through three distinct design projects, students will experiment with textile design, lighting design, and furniture design. In each project, we will explore the diverse cultural history of design as well as contemporary culture […]