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Courses

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


February 2, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
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 2, 2021 to April 6, 2021, 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 28, 2021 to May 9, 2021, Online
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.


April 5-6, 2021, Online
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 4, 2021 to April 8, 2021, 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


February 2, 2021 to April 6, 2021, Online
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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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 3, 2021 to April 7, 2021, Online
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.


March 13-14, 2021, Online
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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