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Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

DSLR Cinematography

Course No. CEVI 400 00
Cost $390 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This is a specialized course for students who own and use DSLRs and want to learn more about how these cameras are used for video production. We will look at how DSLRs are effective for dramatic filmmaking and how to properly use the camera settings for video purposes. We will also explore the different video codecs used by DSLRs and how to properly set up these video files in an editor. You will shoot video weekly and will produce small video productions of your own choosing. We will also look into film and video history to help inform your personal work. If you are interested in producing shorts, stop motions, and avant-garde works—this is an ideal class for you!

Furniture Design: Create an Accent Table

Course No. CEID 120 00
Cost $450 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 9
Dates February 5 - April 2 (Thursday) – 6 - 9pm

This beginning course will introduce architectural concepts, conventions, and techniques of both 2D and 3D representation as a fundamental medium for investigation, analysis, and documentation of objects, processes, and architectural spaces. You will develop skills in graphic visualization and representation as used in architecture through a combination of demonstrations, exercises, and lectures. The studio component of the course consists of projects and exercises that introduce freehand drawing and technical drawing as well as computer modeling techniques. All of these techniques will provide vital means to imagine, develop, and represent your design ideas. Through these projects you will build comprehensive skills both in hand drawing and digital media.

Handmade Books

Course No. CEFM 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 5 - March 26 (Thursday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Join us and learn to work with basic bookbinding tools and materials. Both adhesive and non-adhesive techniques will be covered as well as several stitching methods including Coptic stitch, pamphlet stitch, kettle stitch, long stitch, and Japanese side stitch. Classes will be very hands-on and most work will be completed during class time. Some out-of-class prep work will be assigned.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6 - 9pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from an instructor. Bring sketches and ideas to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open-studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical assistant. All studio work must take place during class time. Bring your ideas and sketches to the first class.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Course No. CECG 200 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 2
Dates February 21 - 28 (Saturday) – 9:30am - 4:30pm

Join us and explore the fundamental elements of Adobe Illustrator CC. Learn the basics of how to draw and edit vector-based graphic paths using the pen tool. You’ll also get to know the CC Illustrator work area, use transform tools, work with colors and swatches, work with layers, and work with text.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Course No. CECG 200 00
Cost $275 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 2
Dates February 21 - 28 (Tuesday) – 9:30am - 4:30pm
Faculty Rita Goodman

Join us and explore the fundamental elements of Adobe Illustrator CC. Learn the basics of how to draw and edit vector-based graphic paths using the pen tool. You’ll also get to know the CC Illustrator work area, use transform tools, work with colors and swatches, work with layers, and work with text.

Introduction to Photoshop

Course No. CEPH 200 00
Grad Course No. CEPH 5200 00
Cost $375 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

We will look at the many ways Adobe Photoshop enables users to manipulate and create unique and original images. Some of the functions we will cover include layers, color correction, photomerge, automation, large format printing, color replacement, plus much more. We will also look at some of the new features that CS5, Bridge, and Lightroom 3 have to offer. Each class will include an instructional demo and time to work on projects using techniques discussed in class. Several out-of-class assignments will be given as a way to practice skills. We will have group critiques on these assignments so you can receive feedback on your work. This class is designed for beginner students, but more experienced students who are looking to brush up their skills are welcome. It is recommended that you have at least Photoshop CS4 or CS5 at home to work on outof- class assignments. You will also need your own USB drive and paper for this class.

Introduction to Picture Book Illustration

Course No. CEIL 200 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Instructor Suzanne McGinness
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

Children’s book illustration is quite possibly the broadest expression of illustration in today’s applied art world. There is virtually no style or vision that is not approached. We will focus on the picture book niche of children’s books and simplify some of the common principles. Areas to be covered include history and overview of children’s book illustration; development of consistent character drawings; animation of children; story development; study of the form of a picture book; sequential art and storyboarding; and discussion and demonstration of materials on request. You will create an 8-12 page picture book mockup as well as a two-page spread of finished art. Previous drawing experience and proficiency in one or two media will ensure your success in this course. Let’s create a book!

BASIC Program

BASIC Program

April 18, 2015

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