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Studio Classes in Professional Development - Summer

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
ED5320 3D Printer Build Class 3 credits - TBA $1845

Section A Meets 7/5/2016 to 7/8/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Build a 3D Printer and learn digital fabrication fundamentals in this weeklong workshop led by the design team from Buildclass. Participants will have the opportunity to either build a 3D Printer on behalf of their school, or build a 3D printer with the group as a means to learn about 3D Printing fundamentals. Both experiences are collaborative and very accessible for beginners. This course will cover all 3D printing basics including machine operation, 3D printing software, designing for 3D printing, and integrating 3D printing education into the classroom.
ED5330 Hands-On Activities for a Making Mindset 3 credits Richelle Vargas $1845

Section A Meets 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Explore what it means to be a maker and the dispositions art educators can cultivate using materials that range from basic art supplies to low-tech electronics. Discover ways to incorporate making into the art curriculum through low-tech project ideas and combining low-tech with sculpture and other fine arts forms.
ED5531 Digital Photography 3 credits Molly Roberts $1845

Section A Meets 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Update your photography skills by bringing your knowledge of analog photography into the digital world. Learn basic techniques for creating digital images in the studio and more advanced skills in editing and digital printing, and develop a new skillset for combining foundational drawing skills with digital art-making.
ED5535 Contemplative Practices in Art 3 credits Donna Basik $1845

Section A Meets 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

What does it mean to anchor yourself and your teaching in mindfulness? Students examine ways in which contemplative practices might serve them in our personal and professional development as art educators. Participants will experience a variety of contemplative practices, examine some literature on the topic, set some personal intentions, and come away with a tool kit of resources, ideas, and a potential community of ongoing practice and support.
ED5539 Fine Arts Studio for K-12 Art Educators 3 credits Rebecca Belleville $1845

Section A Meets 7/11/2016 to 7/22/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Art educators are invited to spend two weeks creating artwork generated through prompts, themes, and contemporary art practices. Participants will share a studio in the Lazarus Graduate Center, and develop unit and lesson plans inspired by their art-making practice in order to return to the classroom with new ideas, insights, and inspiration to enrich their teaching. Educators who want to continue the dialogue about how these ideas transfer to the classroom are invited to enroll in a follow-up course in the fall for three more credits. Educators will explore how the work from the summer can transform students, open the possibilities of what and how students learn in art, and suggest new ways for assessing student growth and learning in the art classroom.
ED5543 Graphic Design for Educators 3 credits Brockett Horne $1845

Section A Meets 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Educators (from any subject area and any level of teaching) are invited to learn the basics of graphic design that will enhance their ability to create visually dynamic and effective teaching resources from posters to handouts to assessments. Basic skills in InDesign will be learned through project-based learning. This course will be taught in the Graphic Design Lab of the Baltimore Design School and is offered for credit through MICA. The Baltimore Design School is located at 1500 Barclay Street.
GD 347 Design for User Experience 3 credits Douglas Thomas $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/20/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

In this course, explore the process for developing digital products that serve users' needs. Students will prototype screen-based experiences that are empathetic to the needs of the end user. Students will develop design concepts that mediate relationships between people and products, environments, and services. Key concepts might include content strategy, navigation structures, usability principles, personas, and wireframes. Prerequisite: GD 220
GD 360 Branding 3 credits Claire Moore $1590

Section A Meets 5/24/2016 to 6/21/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Students explore the comprehensive branding process by creating functional design solutions. The student gains a new level of understanding of how design and communication can help define a organization’s message or product as well as engage how it performs. The course investigates the brand positioning process, strategic thinking, brand case studies, integrated brand communications, the launch of new products, target audiences, and a collaborative design process. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
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 222 Creation of Information Graphics 0 credits Patricia Moore $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.