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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 5/24/2016 to 7/5/2016 on Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Section B Meets 5/22/2016 to 7/10/2016 on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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. Note: At least 25 students must enroll in each section for it to run. Section A will not meet on March 20 and 27, Section B will not meet on March 15.
NCPD 210 Introduction to Photoshop 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $300

Section A Meets 6/4/2016 to 6/5/2016 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This hands-on course covers PhotoShop basics including techniques in color correction, retouching, montaging, and image manipulation. Students work with brushes, layers, masks, styles, blending modes, and more to create unique imagery. Students explore best practices in working, managing, saving, and exporting files to be used in applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, and others. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Apple computers. Note: Students are required to bring a USB drive to class.
NCPD 211 The Business of Photography 0 credits - TBA $150

Section A Meets 7/23/2016 to 7/23/2016 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This one-day seminar is an overview of best practices for selling and marketing Professional Photography in the current business climate. Topics include professionalism, legal guidelines, usage, selling stock photos, production fees, and the organization and promotion of your business. Come to class prepared to share some of your own work and discuss your business goals. All levels welcome.
NCPD 212 Introduction to Illustrator 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $300

Section A Meets 7/23/2016 to 7/24/2016 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This course provides students with a basic working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. Subjects covered include drawing in Illustrator, usage of Bézier curves and basic color, gradients, and typographic effects. Students learn how Illustrator files are exported and used in other applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Note: A basic knowledge of computers is required for all software classes. Students are required to bring a USB drive to class.
NCPD 213 Picture Books 0 credits - TBA $150

Section A Meets 7/30/2016 to 7/30/2016 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Spend the day learning about picture book creation from critically acclaimed author and illustrator of Apocalypse Bow-Wow and Waddle Waddle. Artists and writers will benefit from insights into the process of character and story development, pacing and consistency, mock-ups, submission to publishers, and how to find an agent. Class will be part lecture and part in class assignment and critique. Note: Students should bring pad and marker to class. All levels welcome.
NCPD 220 Branding Workshop 0 credits - TBA $300

Section A Meets 6/11/2016 to 6/18/2016 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This weekend seminar examines the basic steps in defining a brand identity from the bottom up. After exploring how to define a brand’s unique personality, students will individually design a logo and create a unique visual brand identity for print/web and social media use. This two-day class includes class lecture, research, homework, and critique. All design levels welcome. Prerequisite: Basic skills in InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator. Note: Students should bring a portable zip drive to class.
NCPD 222 Creation of Information Graphics 0 credits - TBA $150

Section A Meets 6/4/2016 to 6/4/2016 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Information Graphics are the visual display and interpretation of quantitative information. The designer’s job is to look for key points to illustrate complex information that can be easily understood. Additionally, understanding the importance of creating these graphics can add great value to your marketability as a designer today. Spend a Saturday working with data and sharpen your skills in the important, in-demand creation of Information Graphics for print and web. Prerequisite: Basic skills in InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator.
NCPD 225 Mobile Design 0 credits - TBA $300

Section A Meets 6/11/2016 to 6/18/2016 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This seminar explores the interactive capabilities of different devices and how to best communicate interactive ideas for specific devices. Spend a day exploring the state of Mobile and Interactive design. On the second Saturday, students create simple interactive designs suitable for portfolio use. All design levels welcome. Prerequisite: Basic skills in InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator. Note: Students should bring a portable zip drive to class.
NCPD 230 Graphic Design in Social Media 0 credits - TBA $150

Section A Meets 7/23/2016 to 7/23/2016 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Today, companies expect designers to communicate with consumers in more direct and sophisticated ways. This one-day seminar examines the state of social media and how it impacts what is expected of designers and art directors in today’s marketplace. Subjects include examination of the best standards in content development, website optimization, mobile, and blogging. Case Studies of great work on Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube, Pinterest, and Linkedin will be explored. Spend a Saturday getting a valuable overview of the best designed Social Media today. All design levels welcome.
NCPR 233 The Acrylic Monotype 0 credits Deena Margolis $385

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/27/2016 on Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Students learn how to make monotypes, or one-of-a-kind painterly prints, on gel plates using acrylic paints and collage. With its unique combination of painting, drawing, and printmaking techniques, the acrylic monotype’s appeal lies in its spontaneity and flexibility, and does not require the use of a printing press. Students will begin by making their own gelatin plate, then experiment with different techniques for developing printed imagery, using both additive and subtractive processes such as painting, drawing, stamping, stenciling, and collage. As they gain confidence with the process, students explore a range of subjects, including the still life, the figure, and abstraction. Note: A fee of $20 will cover materials provided by the instructor. Students will need to purchase additional supplies (list will be distributed at the first class). No class on Monday, May 30.