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Seminars and Workshops - Summer

Seminars and Workshops - Summer

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
NCDR 110 Open Studio Model Sessions 0 credits - TBA $75

Section A Meets 6/3/2014 to 7/15/2014 on Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Section B Meets 6/1/2014 to 7/13/2014 on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Note: cost is $95 per section. Open studio model sessions are offered for those who want to draw or paint from the live figure. Each section includes two models- one for quick poses for sketching and one for sustained drawing or painting. A class coordinator will ensure the quality of each session. No formal instruction is offered and there are no prerequisites. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and continuing studies students. Note: At least 25 students must enroll in each section for it to run. Section A will not meet on March 18, and Section B will not meet on March 16 and 23.
NCGD 105 Introduction to InDesign 0 credits Patricia Moore $310

Section A Meets 6/21/2014 to 6/22/2014 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Students will learn the basic tools and features of InDesign to create and navigate a document, work with type and images, use the pen tool, and manipulate color and objects. In-class assignments will be given and critiqued. No InDesign experience is needed to attend this class. Students are required to bring a USB or Flash drive to class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience.
NCGD 181 Introduction to Wordpress Weekend Intensive 0 credits James Doran $310

Section A Meets 6/28/2014 to 6/29/2014 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This seminar will cover a basic introduction to Wordpress. Students will learn how to set up a basic website or blog using this easily accessed and popular software. Subjects covered will be the basics of the Dashboard, getting hosting, WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org, troubleshooting issues, Themes, Plugins, and creating your own installation of a WordPress assignment over the weekend.
NCGD 196 Typography for Photographers 0 credits Jane Rubini $310

Section A Meets 7/26/2014 to 7/27/2014 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Photographers will learn to understand and manipulate type with nuance that will enhance, not distract from, their work. Learn which typefaces work for simple communication and the best choices for font styles when creating specific mood and tone. Basic layout and typography dos and don’ts will be covered and assignments will be completed in class. Students are required to bring a USB or Flash drive to class. Prerequisite: basic InDesign experience.
NCGD 208 Introduction to Illustrator 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $310

Section A Meets 7/26/2014 to 7/27/2014 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This seminar covers the basic tools and functions of Illustrator. Students will learn how to set up a document and create images using lines and points, how to trace and edit images, and how to handle text paths. In-class assignments will be given and critiqued. No Illustrator experience is needed. Students are required to bring a USB or Flash drive to class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience.
NCGD 311 Introduction to Photoshop 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $310

Section A Meets 7/12/2014 to 7/13/2014 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This seminar covers the basic skills needed for using Photoshop and its versatile toolbox. Hands-on assignments will be given in class. No Photoshop experience needed. Students are required to bring a USB or Flash drive to class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience.
NCPT 206 Painting Countryside Workshop 0 credits William Simmons $375

Section A Meets 5/31/2014 to 6/21/2014 on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Designed for both beginner and intermediate painters, this workshop explores the rewards and challenges of painting outdoors (“en plein air”). Students will hone their skills in draftsmanship, composition, and perspective while learning to swiftly capture the shifting quality of natural light. From the grounds of the MICA campus to setting of natural beauty, students will be instructed in a variety of urban and rural subject matter. Informative demonstrations, constructive feedback, and group critiques will take place every session to support individual progress.