Continuing Education Classes

Design Fundamentals: Digital Version

Tuesday, Graphic Design
Using Adobe Illustrator, Design Fundamentals DV will provide a foundational approach to the study and practice of 2D design. You will learn the core issues of design and investigate solution...

Designing with Photoshop

Friday, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, Graphic Design
This course begins with basic Adobe Photoshop techniques such as selecting objects, color correction, photo retouching, collage and more. We move on to incorporate advanced features using la...

Digital Photography Post-Production

Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, Photography
This class is an exploration of basic to advanced principles of digital post-production workflow for photographers. Students will become familiar with color management, file formats, storage...

Digital Type Founding: An Introduction to Making Fonts

Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Graphic Design
Fonts. We see them everywhere, use them daily, and seldom pause to ask where they come from. This introductory course surveys concepts and processes involved in creating typefaces from initi...

Drawing for Illustrators & Narrative Realists

Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Drawing
This course combines frequent drawing sessions at the Museum of Fine Arts, in-class workshop assignments and at-home drawing exercises. Students will learn the fundamentals of traditional fi...

Experimental Drawing: The Figure and Beyond

Thursday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Drawing
This course is open to individuals at any level and will focus on figure drawing as an experimental medium. By using the figure as a focus and a point of departure, we will explore various a...

Guitar and Dulcimer: Design and Construction

Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Sculpture & 3D
In this course, students learn to make their own stringed instruments and develop fine woodworking skills. The course begins with designing and building a uniquely American instrument: the A...

Illustration for Mythology

Thursday, 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Drawing
In this course, students will learn how to interpret mythology as a visual system for narrative illustration. Students will explore classic and contemporary myths; like that of the Ancient G...

Illustration: An Introduction

Monday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Graphic Arts
In this introductory course, you will explore the special partnership between the art of illustration and the written word. We begin with a warm-up drawing exercise followed by weekly assign...

Illustrator as Designer

Thursday, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, Graphic Design
This course focuses on the relationship between illustration and design, and how it can generate meaningful content. By exploring symbols, typography, and picture-making we will begin to und...

Intermediate Graphic Design

Thursday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Graphic Design
This course is for students who have taken Beginning Graphic Design or an equivalent and are looking to take their skills to the next level. Emphasizing hands-on studio work with minimal lec...

Intermediate Illustration

Monday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Graphic Design
This course continues your exploration of illustration by simulating the experience of a professional freelance illustrator. Through homework assignments, students will learn the importance ...

Intermediate to Advanced Painting

Monday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Painting
This course is for students who have achieved basic painting skills and want to further their abilities, interests and projects on the intermediate or advanced level. You will begin by shari...

Introduction to Digital and Experimental Animation

Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm, Media Arts
This introductory course focuses on bringing still and moving images to life through a wide variety of applications including Photoshop, After Effects, Dragonframe and Premiere Pro. By becom...

Introduction to Web Design

Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, Graphic Design
This course will teach the fundamental skills necessary to plan, organize, design, and build modern standards-compliant websites. Students will learn the basic building blocks of the web (HT...