Courses

3D Printing is a method of making that only requires some basic computer skills and a fundamental understanding of workflows that the course will provide. This course is an excellent option for anyone who ever wanted to create a work of art, prototype an invention, customize a product or make something cool but has lacked the skills or a fully developed workshop.


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Learn how to identify popular styles in decor, customize and specify materials for a project, and how to formulate and stay on a budget. Interior designer, Jack Travis, will take you on a journey to discover how to develop an existing space by understanding human behavior, applying everyday function into a design, and using scale and proportion. There will also be a focus on basic color theory and customization of furniture and decor. Requirements for this course include: completion of the Interiors For Beginners course, knowledge of the fundamentals of drawing a floor plan and elevations, understanding the basic terminology of interior design.


February 17, 2022 to April 21, 2022, Online
This course is a mandatory 2-week intensive studio workshop environment for incoming M.Arch (AS) students. The work is intended to give students intermediate to advanced instruction in mixed media and includes concepts from Arch 611/Arch 612. The course is taught by GAUD faculty. Projects are geared toward developing both technical skills and architectural concepts in design theory to prepare students to integrate with third-semester studios.


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Advance your skill level in this course, which is a continuation of the Technique and Language of Perfumery course, PMPF 310. Improve your olfaction skills, master fragrance classification, memorize key raw materials and their illustration in market products, and develop your perfumery culture.


March 8-24, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Pre-Requisite: Completed Bachelor's Degree. This architectural fundamentals course is taught by the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design faculty; and is geared toward professionals and students interested in attending graduate architecture school. Through a series of virtual studio sessions and lectures, the course introduces students to a series of design approaches to conceptualize architectural investigations using the most current techniques, including in visualization. Students typically receive one-to-one technical instruction, such as on digital modeling, drawing representation, and rendering. The work will culminate in a virtual design exhibition with invited Pratt faculty and will be documented in an individually developed portfolio which prepares students to apply for graduate architecture school. Note: Completion of this course does not guarantee admission into Pratt's graduate architecture programs. For information on admission requirements, please visit the Graduate Departmental Requirements page.


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The Architectural Mediums Primer 1 is a two-week intensive studio workshop environment for incoming M. Arch students to prepare for future design studios at the GAUD. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is intended to facilitate a smooth transition for students of all levels and abilities. Throughout the two weeks, students will work through a series of exercises toward an architectural product. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. This course is for enrolled first semester Master of Architecture students who are strongly encouraged to take this course prior to commencing their Fall semester.


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This graduate preparatory course is reserved for incoming M.S. ARCH and M.S. AUD students. It is offered as a two-week intensive studio workshop in August. This course will provide the digital tools needed to explore, generate and articulate projects toward a series of experimental mediums in preparation for the Fall Studio Sequence. Taught by GAUD faculty, the course introduces computational and representational tools, as well as methods for outputting physical models, using fabrication techniques. Offered in the summer only.


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Explore the art of the 21st Century through key themes and concepts, such as time, space, storytelling, materiality, process, history and memory, and the body.


February 15, 2022 to April 19, 2022, Online
Learn to recognize how design can impact behavior, and how learned behaviors may also impact design. Develop the knowledge and skillset to effectively incorporate behavioral science knowledge into your design work to maximize your selected users' healthy behavior engagement in your design. Study the various types of learned behaviors, including those shaped by cultural, social, and spiritual influences. Learn to complete a research-based design proposal in response to a given design challenge.


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Using real-world cases, study the industry standards and evidence-based best practices in design for health and wellness. Understand how to use assessment methods, tools and related criteria for spaces, based on physical activity, cognitive performance, and personal wellbeing to inform your design work. Learn to complete a research-based design proposal in response to a given design challenge.


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Explore, research and develop bio-inspired design solutions, putting into practice biomimicry thinking, sustainable systems-based methods and designing for and with biomaterials.


March 2, 2022 to May 4, 2022, Online
As fields are merging in search of more sustainable and resilient solutions, biodesign is emerging at this transdisciplinary intersection of biology, technology and design. In this hands-on studio course, explore, research and develop bio-inspired design solutions, putting into practice biomimicry thinking, sustainable systems-based methods and designing for and with biomaterials. Create and present your project with outcomes that include designing systems for human services and interventions, developing new biofabrication processes for materials and/or products, and advancing innovations in circular economies. Final projects will be reviewed by a panel of experts and enable students to build their portfolio. Note: This course is part of the Sustainable Design Certificate Program.


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Generate innovative forms that perform and give back to the planet responsibly. Based on the Biomimicry Institute's 3.8 guidelines, explore all levels of the biomimicry design process. Learn sustainability principles and practices; discover nature's time-tested design strategies, functions, and patterns to apply them to designs and demonstrate the value of biomimicry-based design to stakeholders.


February 26, 2022 to May 7, 2022, Online
Generate innovative ideas and forms that perform and give back to the planet and its inhabitants responsibly in space. Based on the Biomimicry Institute's 3.8 guidelines, explore all three levels of the biomimicry design process. Learn sustainability principles and practices such as life cycle assessment; discover nature's time-tested design strategies, functions, and patterns to apply them to human-made designs. Using a holistic approach, learn to integrate biomimicry into your creative process and demonstrate its value to stakeholders.


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Enjoy the support of a creative community while making art that addresses our times.


February 9, 2022 to April 13, 2022, Online
Learn to code beautiful interactive websites that look great on mobile and desktop browsers.


January 19, 2022 to April 6, 2022, Online
Explore color, texture, and patterns using a variety of surface materials, whether for interior, product, fashion, or accessories design. Color, texture and patterns define surfaces, impact scale, and impart a unique style to design. They add visual interest to clothing, products, and space. Learn to utilize these three vital design elements tastefully in order to articulate your creative vision. The course is focused on helping students develop compelling portfolio pieces that demonstrate mastery of color, texture and patterns. Recommended material cost: $40.


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Discover how to deploy color theory effectively in a professional design or fine art setting. Receive one-on-one guidance in learning to mix colors and combine colors to achieve a variety of visual effects with an understanding of the science behind it. Develop your own understanding of color relationships and tonal values through creative projects, assignments, and class discussions.


February 8, 2022 to April 12, 2022, Online
Are you an artist with a character in mind? A story to tell? Let an editorial director and an author-illustrator help you express your personal vision and successfully appeal to your audience-children and publishing professionals. Showcasing the essentials of the picture book format, we'll work with you to determine what's best suited to your story. With special focus on character development in art and text, we'll give individual help as you develop a layout with pacing and style


February 6, 2022 to April 10, 2022, Online
In challenging times, it is especially essential to tap into every good idea we have. Cultivating creative thinking can help an individual to grow as an artist and designer and innovate in every situation. Through case studies, class discussions, and individual coaching, learn how you can create design solutions for emerging needs from a crisis, using your preferred creative practice whether for fashion, interior, product, art, or photography. Explore how to elevate the role of communication through art and design.


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This course serves as an introduction and comprehensive overview of design for health and wellness to enhance the quality of life of diverse audiences. Investigate ways to assess and enhance private, commercial, and public spaces while examining the relationships between the environment, physical & psychological conditions for health, behavior theories, spatial design, industry standards and best practices. Students will learn to develop basic prototypes and to complete a research-based design proposal for health and wellness in response to a specific design challenge.


March 31, 2022 to May 10, 2022, Online
This introductory course explores design for health and wellness to enhance the quality of life of diverse audiences. Investigate ways to assess and enhance private and public spaces while examining the relationships between the environment, physical, psychological conditions for health, behavior theories, spatial design, industry standards and best practices.


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Explore the opportunities in design for health and wellness to enhance the quality of life of diverse audiences. Learn how designers can include such factors into the design process, creating value while benefitting recipients. Topics include physical and mental aspects, accessibility, rules and regulations, aging, pandemics, remote working, the environment, and social justice.


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Seeing is shaped by culture and the historical moment in which we live. Much of what we "see" depends on habit and convention. This survey course treats the art of drawing as a tool for seeing and is designed to awaken and refresh your visual experience of the world. No prior drawing experience necessary and all are welcome. Explore with artist Mark Leibowitz essential drawing techniques such as creating form using line, and tone. Engage in exercises related to perception in preparation for each drawing assignment.


February 8, 2022 to April 12, 2022, Online
This course assumes you are already drawing and don't need to learn the basics. We learn and improve by doing. This course will provide weekly challenges designed to stretch your abilities and expand your styles. Each class will have a different focus with different objective. The course requires some work during the week including assembling materials and creating exploratory designs


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This two-day artmaking workshop will feature drawing games and rituals that will forever rid you of any fears of the blank white page! The short drawing exercises we explore provide each artist with tools for reimaging their art practice and to develop fun new practices and habits for daily drawing ritual.


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This course is designed for those seeking to develop drawing skills and complete drawings toward an interior design portfolio intended to be submitted for admission into the graduate interior design program of choice. Taking this course does not guarantee admission into Pratt Institute's Graduate Interior Design Program. Offered in the Summer only. This course is offered asynchronously, based on two sessions per week for 5 weeks.


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In this two day drawing marathon, we will be drawing from a live model in a variety of different handmade costumes. Inspiration comes from burlesque, DIY performance art and camp cinema/pop culture. Make sure to have all your favorite supplies available including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor paint, acrylics, ink and/or charcoal and a big stack of paper. Feel free to join the party and have your own DIY costume pieces available to participate in a few drawing exercises where we pair up and draw each other as well.


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This series of short, lively, hands-on workshops will take an experimental approach to figure drawing. You will be guided through sketchbook exercises that will expand their range as well as identify potential problems so they can push past them. You'll explore both the technical, visual and creative issues surrounding drawing the human form. These include simplifying anatomy, working from sources other than life (such as memory, anatomy, and photographs), manipulating light and shade; issues of scale, space, proportion, perspective, weight and visual "push-pull."Weekly posting of work and feedback. Prior drawing experience is highly recommended.


February 26, 2022 to May 1, 2022, Online
Drawing is a form of visual communication. Experiment in different media including pen, pencil, markers, and pastels to develop a broad range of skills and an understanding of two- and three-point perspectives. Study composition and basic rendering techniques that help create a sense of light and atmosphere, making your drawings vibrant and dynamic. Examine geometric and amorphic forms, ideation through freehand sketching techniques, presentation techniques, and technical drawing/drafting. Students will present their drawings and build their portfolios.


February 26, 2022 to May 7, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
February 26, 2022 to May 7, 2022, Online
The course is designed to explore the creation of a niche fragrance brand from the perspective of a business entrepreneur. Topics will include the key elements of success in niche perfumery with in-depth evaluation of top fragrance brands that are resonating in the market today with consumers.


February 22, 2022 to April 12, 2022, Online
Explore how environmental factors and design can impact health and wellness. Learn to navigate the relationship between environment, design, health and wellness, such as by analyzing health and wellness theories in environmental contexts and applying the findings to a design proposal that supports human health and wellness. Examine materials used in the built environment, including those that support health and wellness and those that are contrary to human health, along with abatement procedures for these materials.


March 5, 2022 to May 7, 2022, Online
Simulation and Analysis have never been more accessible and integrated into an iterative contemporary workflow. This focused intensive will cover the basics of solar performance simulation and analysis moving from simplified concepts and applications to more involved analysis with mid-story prototypical development. Increase your knowledge and skills covering pre-design site and massing studies through form and facade development pertaining to solar performance.Visualization and output of solar performance will take place with both parametric tools and real-time rendering packages exploring the potentials of developed diagrams, statistics, interior, and exterior images, renders, and animation output potentials with simple workflows. No prior knowledge necessary. Only an interest or awareness of environmental analysis or environmental studies


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Learn to design and document an exhibition from concept to installation. Special focus is on creating interpretive environmental experiences that include storytelling, sustainability and environmental design. Complete and present an exhibition design proposal with models, photographs and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. This course can be taken individually or as one of two core required courses in the Exhibition Design certificate program, and is appropriate for artists, designers, visual merchandising designers, architects, and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in exhibition design - applicable to various scales and venues, including museums, art exhibitions, retail spaces, trade shows, kiosks, visitor centers, and showrooms.


February 24, 2022 to May 10, 2022, Online
Learn to design and document an exhibition from concept to installation. Special focus is on creating interpretive environmental experiences that include storytelling, sustainability and environmental design. Complete and present an exhibition design proposal with models, photographs and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. This course can be taken individually or as one of two core required courses in the Exhibition Design certificate program, and is appropriate for artists, designers, visual merchandising designers, and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in exhibition design - applicable to various scales and venues, including museums, art exhibitions, retail spaces, trade shows, kiosks, visitor centers, and showrooms.


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Bella Meyer, the granddaughter of one of the most revered artists of the 20th century, Marc Chagall, is a well regarded artist in her own right. Her chosen media is flowers, branches and foraged materials. In this workshop Bella focuses on her grandfather's work and select pieces of classical music as points of inspiration and formal structure.


Thursday, June 9, 2022, Hybrid/ Off Campus
Called "Fashion's favorite florist" Oscar Mora brings an in-depth knowledge of interior design to his floristry for home décor. With a degree in Interior Design from the Academy of Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela, Oscar began his career designing for photo shoots, fashion boutiques, and private parties. Since then, his floral creations have graced the pages of top editorial magazines and runways of NY Fashion Week. Guided by Oscar learn to analyze and create the optimal designs for every type of setting.


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Engage in an intensive exploration of the fundamental concepts related to a wide range of fragrance product types.Discover how to compose a fragrance and the industry standard rules and methodologies. Learn about olfaction (the sense of smell) and study the importance of olfactory tenacity and intensity by practicing the basics of the olfactive pyramid.


March 29-31, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Explore drawing as a means to create new ideas about furniture. Start by learning how to use perspective, line drawings, tonal studies; then practice line and tone in drawings; followed by using sources from life to bring new ideas to your furniture projects.


February 9, 2022 to April 13, 2022, Online
Learn to design and model your own piece of furniture through making and testing. Study human scale, proportion and composition. Gain a basic understanding of furniture formulation, construction and manufacturing. Working on a full-size model and prototype, experience all stages of the design process. Estimated supplies costs: $100. Instructors' supplies list available upon registration. The course is waivable upon portfolio approval: please submit portfolio to prostudy@pratt.edu by 10 business days prior to class start date.


February 12, 2022 to April 16, 2022, Online
Learn how to turn your initial idea into a real piece of furniture and go through all stages of the professional design process without leaving your home. Observe and experiment to find an inspiration. Create and develop your concepts. Use sketches, drawings and models to test and refine the proposal. Develop your furniture design skills, experiencing a variety of technologies. Learn how to effectively document and communicate your projects to your clients. Estimated supplies costs: $200. Instructors' supplies list available upon registration.


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Design your own piece of furniture, without leaving your home. The key premise is learning through making and testing. Working on models and prototypes, develop a sense of human scale and proportion. Explore a variety of techniques, gaining basic understanding of furniture construction and manufacturing. While developing individual projects, experience all stages of the design process, including research, ideation, development, testing, refinement, prototyping, documentation and presentation.


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Goddess power and the divine feminine have been depicted in art of all media since the Old Stone Age when the Venus of Willendorf and other fertility goddesses were created. Beyond the female/femme form, goddess power has been associated with fertility, motherhood, love, sexuality, war, creation and death. In this weekend workshop, we will draw inspiration from archetypal goddesses from cultures across the globe and intersectional feminist/LGBTQ+ contemporary artists who reimagine the divine feminine. Participants will create artwork in a variety of media, in response to prompts designed to elicit research and personal experience of goddess power.


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This course is a 1-week intensive studio workshop environment for incoming MSARCH/MSAUD students. The work is intended to give students intermediate to advanced instruction in mixed media. The course is taught by GAUD faculty. Projects are geared toward developing both technical skill and architectural concepts in design theory to prepare students for their first design studio.


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Learn to apply user experience to cartographic design and data visualization. Study fundamental principles and processes of graphic design and UX design to build a project intended to solve a real-world challenge. Conduct user research, find and create datasets, explore data visually with GIS and chart building tools, design an interactive presentation using wire framing and prototyping, and validate your designs through user testing and iterative refinement. Prerequisites: XSAVI-700 and XSAVI-702. Recommended: XSAVI-810 and XSAVI 780.


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Apply the principles learned in Intro to Graphic Design to complex, real-world problems in a professional studio atmosphere. Build and refine your portfolio with multi-platform branding projects that require research, experimentation, and design problem-solving. Fill in portfolio gaps and emerge with a refined, job-search-ready, digital portfolio that champions ideation, process, and professional presentation. Participate and get inspired in a supportive community of peers. Refine your ability to give and receive constructive feedback.


January 20, 2022 to April 7, 2022, Online
Engage in a historical overview of developments in interior spatial planning, design, anddecoration that preceded and laid the foundation for the contemporary practice of interior design. You will consider the significant economic, cultural, political, social, and technological shifts that contributed to the development of this design field both as a historical and contemporary practice.


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We'll explore words and works by a wide range of artists spanning The Renaissance to the present day. The course will consist of guided class discussions based on readings, virtual gallery/museum visits and artist interviews.


February 22, 2022 to March 29, 2022, Online
This class will take a lively look at some of the movers and shakers of the previous century and how their ideas are connected to present day art practice, especially as it relates to art's changing role in the contemporary scene. Selected readings will include writings by Susan Sontag, John Berger, and Carl Jung as well as more off-the-mainstream people such as Ayn Rand. Meets once a week to discuss and share insights. Prerequisite: XFA-125 : Ideas and Motivation In The Visual Arts, or permission of instructor.


February 10, 2022 to April 14, 2022, Online
Use the complex variations and advanced tools of Adobe Illustrator to execute refined projects that demand a mature skill-set. Develop portfolio pieces. Prerequisite: PMCG 202 Introduction to Adobe Illustrator.


January 18, 2022 to April 5, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Learn how inclusive design, allied with equity and diversity, is an essential art and design approach for understanding our sense of place in the world and appreciating that of others, globally and locally. Inclusive Design integrates and activates our sense of community, which emerges through artistic communication as an obligation and a gift.


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Draw and paint from the online collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) to study and find inspiration from their rich and diverse artwork collection from all over the world and time periods. The drawings created will turn into a series of inspired paintings. Students can focus on their choice of paint--acrylic or watercolor, and also choose whether to stay faithful to the original Masterpiece(s) and/or use their imagination to create new, original artwork inspired by the Masters. Sketchbooks, pencils,and erasers are required for the first three classes. A more detailed supplies list will be provided by the instructor at the first class for painting supplies.


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Unlock the secrets behind all those impressive maps you see on the internet. Develop the essential skills needed to build dynamic web-based maps. Learn the principles of GIS, design for the web, interactive design, and user experience. By course completion, you will be able to work with a programming language like JavaScript and online mapping platforms in order to create professional looking interactive maps and map-based charts and graphics. Also learn tools and software like Github, Leaflet, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and web mapping tools such as CARTO and MapBox.


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Familiarize yourself with the skills, terminology, and techniques professional interior designers utilize to develop a space from initial idea to finished design. Learn how to present your designs to clients


February 14, 2022 to April 18, 2022, Online
Go on a sound journey while tuning your ears for audio production. Explore methods of audio recording, editing, and mixing with a focus on podcasts, music production, and the fundamental concepts that apply across digital and analog audio production.


January 19, 2022 to April 6, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Discover the creative careers landscape for visual artists and designers. From staff roles to freelancing to launching an LLC, know your career options and how to protect your intellectual property.


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Explore the fundamentals of digital photography. Learn camera usage, composition, control of the image and output through Adobe Bridge and Lightroom, with an emphasis on lighting and personal vision.


January 18, 2022 to April 5, 2022, Pratt Manhattan
Develop marketing communication skills for your creative practice. From pitch to final copy, compel and grow your audience.


January 18, 2022 to April 5, 2022, Online
How many times have you seen a cool visual effect in a film or video and asked, "How did they do that?" Learn how to create impressive motion graphics using Adobe After Effects, while focusing on the concepts behind effective communication and quality design.


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Learn how to design typography for optimal reading, communication hierarchy, and graphic impact through a variety of real-world assignments and exercises.


January 19, 2022 to April 6, 2022, Online
Unity allows anyone from independent creatives to large teams to create games of any genre or size. This course will take you from zero knowledge of programming to designing and creating your own game. Students will build up a simple game week-by-week before creating their very own game for their final project.


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PMJ-485This class will focus on design strategies and how to plan and sample a collection for production. Students will work through the steps of designing and producing their own jewelry line as they build a collection in real time.


February 9, 2022 to April 13, 2022, Online
This intensive course will be your primer for defining and marketing your jewelry business. Whether you're a jewelry designer, a bench jeweler, appraiser, gemologist, or retailer, you will develop the tools required to create a memorable, relatable, and enduring brand.


February 16, 2022 to April 20, 2022, Online
This beginning jewelry studio course will provide an introduction to basic direct metalfabrication techniques using non-ferrous metals. Students will learn fundamentaltechniques such as: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, and forming, along with variousfinishing applications to create wearable pieces. Cold connections, silver soldering,basic bezel setting for stones and scoring and bending for creating dimensionalforms will be covered and will enable students to create more complex pieces as thecourse progresses. Design concepts and problems associated with makingwearable objects will be addressed with each project. Patterns will be used tosupport artistic design development and all projects will be student-designed withinproject parameters. Students can expect to create three wearable pieces in thiscourse and come away with a strong foundation in direct metal fabricationtechniques and skill sets.


February 11, 2022 to April 15, 2022, Chemistry Building
Explore metalworking as an art form and examine the techniques of welding, brazing, soldering, bending, cutting, forging, and drilling. Create and construct a small sculpture by the culmination of class.


February 1, 2022 to April 5, 2022
Mindful entrepreneurship is a process of economic or social value creation which goes beyond the basic act of opening a business. You will develop a Business Model Canvas, Pecha kucha pitch, and financial plan for one of the following: solopreneur, non-profit or for-profit start up, or social-entrepreneurship corporations. Develop the mechanics of launching a business, including opportunity recognition, operations, customer validation, interviewing skills, financial tools, and forecast planning. Apply contemplative "whole-brain" approaches such as mind-mapping, visualization, meditation, and power questions to business development. Use Lean Launchpad methodology, resilience psychology, and intercultural communications to cultivate your iterative risk-taking skills and confidently pitch your business.


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Explore mixed media art techniques and materials. Combining various traditional and non-traditional media and techniques such as collage, drawing, painting, and assemblage, create a range of works that explore color, texture, figure ground relationships, as well as representation and abstraction. Create artworks that mix found objects and ephemera with traditional art materials to complete unique compositions toward a portfolio, using formal strategies to achieve balance and unity.


May 31, 2022 to June 9, 2022, Higgins Hall North
May 31, 2022 to June 9, 2022, Online
Called "Fashion's favorite florist" Oscar Mora brings an in-depth knowledge of interior design to his floristry for home décor. With a degree in Interior Design from the Academy of Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela, Oscar began his career designing for photo shoots, fashion boutiques, and private parties. Since then, his floral creations have graced the pages of top editorial magazines and runways of NY Fashion Week. Guided by Oscar learn to analyze and create the optimal designs for every type of setting.


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Having an impressive portfolio of motion graphics pieces is key to your success in the industry. As a companion to Introduction to Motion Graphics, focus on creating projects that you may be asked to make in a professional setting.


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New York City is a cultural capital with world class museums. Each NYC Museum has its own personality and feel, but they all provide inspiration for the artistic soul. We will explore some of our city's museums, sketching the art, the architecture and even the visitors with our drawings. Our goal is for each student to develop their own drawing strategy that will help you to draw anything - anywhere. Museum admission not included.


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Unlock your creativity! Utilize sketches as an inspiration to create a portfolio of paintings. Use a series of ongoing drawings and sketchbook entries, we will turn our diary-style entries into paintings. Focus on either the natural world, abstraction, or something in-between, we create a series of artworks based on our personal aesthetic experiences.


February 16, 2022 to April 20, 2022, Online
Launch into creating a series of paintings and drawings! Bring your own style, themes, and ideas which we will turn into a focused serial body of work. If you need to revisit older work, start fresh, or decide which direction to go, this is the class for you. We will use class exercises, presentations, constructive critiques, and studio work to find our path. We will end up with drawings and paintings that are connected as a whole and ready to show. Prerequisite: XFA: 117 Painting and Drawing or permission of instructor.


February 8, 2022 to April 12, 2022, Online
Engage in fine arts painting as a vehicle for exploring light, color, image making, materials, and composition. Develop or sharpen your skills in color mixing, paint application, and various techniques in the context of figurative representation and abstraction. Study historical precedents and contemporary trends in painting today, through virtual excursions to online art collections. Through immersion practice, as well as group and individual critique, students will begin to develop or expand their own direction as painters. Students may enroll in one or both sessions 1A and 1B for this open-level intensive course.


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Parametric modeling, tools, and thinking have permeated design software advancements, design processes, and the realization of built form across creative practices. This intensive course will teach participants the fundamentals of parametric and rule-based modeling for design applications in Interior Design, Architecture, Product Design, and beyond. The curriculum will encourage a conceptual shift away from the authorship of individual design artifacts towards the creation and navigation of rule-based design tools and relationships. To do so, the course will investigate rule-based and parametric design concepts and techniques in the context of a generative modeling environment: Grasshopper for Rhino. Through a series of lectures, workshops, and interactive development the course will entail two physical output projects honing the skills acquired, utilizing digital design and fabrication techniques, in connection with the production facilities of 3D printing and Digital Cutting at Pratt - at no additional cost. An introduction to basic modeling techniques in Rhino and numerous examples of how to utilize Rhino/GH in the context of other design software will be included. No prior knowledge necessary.


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The goal of this workshop is to move toward creating portrait drawings that are expressive and lively. You'll learn how to uncover your subject's unique qualities and translate them into your own language of line, shape and form.


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You have the power to design how you are seen by the world. While the concept of personal branding isn't new, it takes trial and error to craft one that is truly driven by your passion. When personal brand is fueled by passion, communicating and inhabiting it become effortless. Craft your authentic branding by examining your true desires including a mission, vision, goals, and objectives. Through case studies, class discussions and individual exercises, students develop awareness of one's authentic qualities, translate them into marketable assets, define target audience, become familiar with online/offline communication tools, and devise a system for on-going brand maintenance.


June 13-23, 2022, Online
Master the fundamentals of working with a variety of lighting systems and techniques for studio and location photography, including existing light that is enhanced by fill cards, reflectors, and flash, tungsten, and studio strobes with umbrellas, and softboxes.


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Explore ways to bring forward, nurture, and direct your vision, ideas and interests to create an impactful photographic statement that is uniquely yours. This class is designed for photographers who possess basic technical ability with the camera and are looking to push their photography to the next level. Hands on, you will try out new ways of working with photography that lead to undiscovered modes of seeing and ways of approaching your photographic practice. You'll craft and embark on a creatively and logistically sustainable plan that will allow you to attain your photographic goals. Workshops include critiques, field trips, studio visits, and professional inkjet printing. Participants will need a camera and should bring a group of their photos to the first class, preferably prints.


February 19, 2022 to March 26, 2022, Online
Investigate universal or accessible design principles and strategies within the context of human physical and psychological development for diverse audiences, applicable to private, public, and commercial space design. Learn to complete a research-based design proposal in response to a given design challenge.


March 22, 2022 to May 10, 2022, Online
Perfect for anyone with prior knowledge of UX who is looking to quickly develop a UX case study for their portfolio, or refine existing projects for presentation and professional development.


April 11, 2022 to May 4, 2022, Online
This noncredit summer course is a preparatory course for students (withoutprevious fine art or design experience) entering into Pratt's Graduate InteriorDesign Foundation's Year in the fall. The class introduces fundamentals of artand design through a series of exercises that develop basic analog and digitalskills used in the process of designing and documenting the builtenvironment. The class will address the ability to visualize and communicatein both 2D and 3D formats, using a variety of media and tools common to thepractice. Offered in the summer only. This course is offered asynchronously,based on two sessions per week for 5 weeks.


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Learn how products are designed and what it takes to bring a product to market in this hands-on class. Exercises will include analyzing and dissecting current products, brainstorming, identifying unmet needs in the market, articulating the product identity through branding, and materials workshops and developing a product from concept to basic model-making, through the design process. Learn to communicate your new product design concept through a tangible design brief. Explore sustainable product design, designers and design firms, and the elements of a successful product. Learn how to research for sustainable materials and manufacturing processes, licensing opportunities, and patents. Deepen your understanding of the current and emerging markets. Please Note: This class is open to all, but prior enrollment in a drawing class is recommended.


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Learn to apply the design process to turn your next creative project into a unique and market-ready product idea. Exercises will include analyzing current products; brainstorming, identifying unmet needs in the market, articulating the product identity through branding, and sustainable materials research.


March 8, 2022 to May 10, 2022, Online
Furniture design and manufacturing is a growing business. Learn how to thrive in that exciting world. Develop and adopt your professional skills to the specificity of the market. Learn how to specify, plan and price your designs. Work on project briefs, timelines and costing sheets. Gain a basic understanding of ergonomics. Pre-Requisites: XSI-313 Two- Week Summer Furniture Design Intensive or XCSI-313 Furniture Design Foundation; and XCSI-314 Furniture Design Drawing and Composition Courses.


February 12, 2022 to April 30, 2022, Online
Your portfolio is critical to your success. Build a portfolio that emphasizes your specialty. Refine projects you have worked on during the semester with the aim of producing a cohesive body of work to market yourself/your brand.


April 11, 2022 to May 3, 2022, Online
This course will focus on Twinmotion, a platform that combines a simple user interface with the power of the Unreal Engine. With these new tools, you can transform your CAD model into a compelling real-time experience faster and more efficiently than you ever thought possible. This intensive course is filled with practical tips that can help artists and designers work smarter with this powerful 3D development tool. Here, you will discover practical techniques for lighting, creating materials, and much more. Upon completion, you will be able to quickly produce high-quality images, panoramas, standard or 360° VR videos, and complete client presentations in seconds!


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Learn to create your own 3D models in this hands-on course. Understand 3D space and viewport directions. Learn effective modeling techniques and strategies, multiple surface tools, drafting, rendering and 3D modeling while completing projects toward a portfolio. This course is applicable across all design industries and disciplines.


March 2, 2022 to May 4, 2022, Online
Learn to create your own 3D models in this hands-on course. Understand 3D space and viewport directions. Learn effective modeling techniques and strategies, multiple surface tools, drafting, rendering and 3D modeling while completing projects toward a portfolio. This course is applicable across all design industries and disciplines.


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Taylor Patterson, owner and founder of Fox Fodder Farm, leads a hands-on seasonal floral design workshop. Create an autumnal arrangement employing sustainable practices and utilizing locally sourced materials. Materials fee: $75. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop takes place in-person at Fox Fodder Farm, 45 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249.


Thursday, May 12, 2022, Off Campus
Learn to build virtual 3D models of parts and assemblies using Solidworks (parametric CAD software). Topics include: learning the interface, communicating design intent, building parts and assemblies using solid features, producing 2D drawings from Solidworks models, 2D and 3D sketch tools, associative relationships and parametric constraints, and basic rendering. NOTE: Students can opt to replace the Solidworks course requirement with the XIND-112-01 Rhino: CAD for Product and Spatial Design course.


February 15, 2022 to April 19, 2022, Online
Learn to build virtual 3D models of parts and assemblies using Solidworks (parametric CAD software). Topics include: learning the interface, communicating design intent, building parts and assemblies using solid features, producing 2D drawings from Solidworks models, 2D and 3D sketch tools, associative relationships and parametric constraints, and basic rendering. No prior experience with Solidworks or other CAD modeling is required. Note: This course is part of the Furniture Design certificate program.


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Interior design becomes very powerful when we use techniques that give it both meaning and precision. This course is designed to give students the tools to express their ideas, address cultural concerns and make responsible choices. You'll be guided through the professional interior design process through in-class exercises which involve engaging with objects in space and developing your unique ideas. Spatial Design is where design theory and practice meet. Real-world design problems will empower you to create impactful designs for your portfolio. Prerequisites: XGID-105 and XGID-109 or permission of instructor.


February 7, 2022 to April 11, 2022, Online
What is your story of the day? What tidbits of self do you share with people in conversation? In this course, our lived experiences are the primary source material for engaging visual narratives that connect with audiences on an emotional level. Demonstrations of artistic techniques will include figurative drawing, automatic writing, performative improvisation, storyboarding and video. Assignments are conceptual, and can be approached with a variety of artistic media. We will engage with practicing artists through virtual studio visits. Presentations of contemporary art, writings and film clips will be shared and discussed in class.


February 15, 2022 to April 19, 2022, Online
Would you like to turn your creative inspirations into viable business ideas? Explore combining the creative/design thinking process with key phases of the entrepreneurial process-identification, development, launch, and scaling in this interactive workshop. Starting with a fun simulation, learn simple yet powerful innovation principles to take your ideas to the next viable level or to generate new, viable ideas. Working as a team, apply a time-tested step-by-step process to further guide and support your creative entrepreneurial journey. Walk away with an empowering, practical ideation tool set for innovation and effective entrepreneurship.


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Examine the history of apparel and accessories design, the business of fashion, fashion and technology, and fashion designers. Explore the relationship between the evolution of design and technological advancements (including mass media), the accomplishments of notable designers, and the changing structure of the business of fashion.


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For aspiring and practicing artists professionals from various creative fields, and anyone seeking to apply sustainability thinking into artistic/creative thinking:Be inspired to approach aesthetics with a sustainable lens, combining artistic thinking with responsible materials and making processes. Creative thinking and making sustainably entail engaging with relationships, commonality and complexity, aligned with patterns of nature. Learn to apply life cycle research to your art projects, from extraction to the disposal of materials. Experiment with deconstructing, repurposing and upcycling basic materials and objects. Sustainable Art looks at a broad range of artists responding visually to environmental challenges, experimenting with artistic ways to engage the public in awareness, with proposals to regenerate our Home the Earth and culture through compelling artistic expression.


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Study the basic principles of sustainable design thinking, design vocabulary, and composition. This course is an introduction to sustainable design for learners with or without prior design experience.


January 26, 2022 to February 28, 2022, Online
Study the basic principles and design elements of sustainable design thinking. Develop basic design skills; and build on the Bauhaus tradition of understanding design vocabulary, composition, form and materials. Based in a design studio approach, the class will move through a series of hand- and digital, 2D, 3D, and 4D exercises that test and question sustainable technology and performance. Each session combines a historically-based lecture, studio lab and critique of students' design projects; and includes a basic introduction to the presentation of ideas in different formats.


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Designers have a unique opportunity to shape the ways in which we interact with ourenvironment and each other. Imagine and build a more sustainable future for all by addressingchallenges facing our ecosystems and communities as design problems. Exploring tools andstrategies for sustainable design across disciplines, and building upon the lessonsfrom previous sustainability courses, develop your own unique design proposals in the form ofdrawings and models to incorporate in a professional design portfolio.


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Shane Connolly is an internationally renowned master florist and leader in sustainable design and business practices in the UK. His eponymous company holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. For this workshop, Shane evokes the style of Constance Spry who did the flowers for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth ll. Spry was known for creating the "English Country Look" now so popular on Instagram and her passion for seasonality and foam free techniques make her style a blue-print for more sustainable floral design today. Materials fee: $75. Local shipping $25.


Thursday, May 5, 2022, Online
From concept creation to final implementation, the decisions that designers make during the design phase contribute to the majority of the environmental and social impact of a product or system. Learning to incorporate sustainable practices at concept inception is a competitive advantage and encourages smart design. Explore, map and illustrate the journey from raw or recycled material through processing, manufacturing, transportation/ distribution, use, re-use, and disposal, using examples of design across scales. Learn about tools and strategies that designers can use to reduce the impact of their designs on the environment.


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This course will offer an intimate view of the perfumer, a creative artistthat is also a trained chemist and who has the unique ability to combine fragrance ingredients to create extraordinary, iconic fragrances. Often considered the heroes of the fragrance world, the perfumer isa provocative and inspiring creative genius. This class will explore the famous perfumers of history, the couture houses and present day innovators, and their celebrated fragrance creations. We will explore the training and apprenticeship each perfumer must follow to purse a career in fine fragrance. We will have master perfumers from the major global fragrance houses join the class for lectures and conversations with students about their approach to fragrance development, the ingredients that inspire them, and their unique olfactive styles.


April 19, 2022 to June 7, 2022, Online
This course will explore the unique ways that fragrance can be used as a tool to navigate life from a psychological point of view. We will explore how scent is currently being used in modern science to help reduce symptoms of depression, mental illness, autism and Alzheimer's disease.


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Experience a voyage into the world of perfumes, test your sense of smell, and review the whole fragrance process from concept to market product.


February 8-24, 2022, Hybrid/ Manhattan
Create your own DIY video from storyboarding to performance score, costumes, props, improvisation, music/sound, editing and credits. Tell your own story with all its grandeur and grit, using simple means. Draw inspiration from transgressive video art/Avant-garde films. Discuss content, symbolism, relationship to history/zeitgeist/social movements, visual strategies, including settings, costuming, lighting, natural elements, and special effects.


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Learn about design that is accessible and designed to meet the needs of all visitors, including to meet the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards and globally accepted visual and verbal content. This is a fundamental requirement for Good Design. Study culturally neutral and relevant design through a series of case studies. Learn about and apply designs that are resilient and flexible to accommodate newness over time. By the end of this course, students will have completed and presented a basic design proposal toward their portfolios. Note for those with no prior design background: it is recommended to first take a design course before enrolling into this one, such as "Exhibition Design", "Sustainable Design Foundation", or "Product Design I".


April 25, 2022 to May 9, 2022, Online
Understand what it takes to work as a UX/UI designer. Gain in-depth knowledge of working in a digital design field that requires an understanding of design research, systems, methodologies and the importance of problem solving with designers, product managers and developers.


April 11, 2022 to May 2, 2022, Online
Create video art. Learn basic video production techniques, including camera movement, storyboarding, and editing.


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Learn how organizations succeed by understanding the structure of branding and the strategic perspective that a visual identity has. Through a series of steps, designers utilize sketch and idea processes that nurture an inner coherence to visual marks. Hone your visual language skills that can be carried throughout an identity system, developing a unique look and feel for a mark that works across multiple platforms, including print collateral, websites, and broadcast media. Color, typeface and typography will be documented in a style guide that help make a brand shine above its competitors. Complete projects toward a professional portfolio.


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Learn to create and document a visual merchandising design project proposal from concept to completion with models and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. Special focus is on creating interpretive layouts for various fields, including art, furniture, beauty, fashion, jewelry, and food. Explore lighting design, materials, color and creative methods for providing engaging experiences. This course is appropriate for aspiring and experienced designers and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in visual merchandising design.


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Bella Meyer holds a PhD in art history from the Sorbonne and has a long and illustrious career in the arts crowned by decades as a floral designer. A deeply culturally informed person she draws connections and inspiration from fine art, dance, literature and classical music in her floral practice. Bella says, "I love bringing in foraged material from the forest...and I love the challenge of responding to an artistic creation encountered." Reach new heights guided by Bella designing avant-garde floral designs that reflect an interdisciplinary approach. Materials fee: $75. Local shipping $25. PLEASE NOTE: Workshop can be taken in-person at Bella's studio or online.


Thursday, May 19, 2022, Hybrid/ Off Campus
In this course, we will explore a variety of sculptural methods to create narrative andintention. Students will gather everyday materials, build armatures, make patterns, sew,carve, construct and experiment. Found objects and re-purposed materials hold meaning,tell their own stories and can add pleasurable tactility. Sculptural inventions and interventionsmay include figurative work, abstraction, costumery, props, altars, discrete or bold sculpturaladditions to public spaces and more. The class will include presentations of historical andcontemporary sculptural and installation works, virtual studio visits with practicing artists andcritiques.


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