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Fall 2021 Community Education Courses

CSDR 216: Pastels Inside and Out $675.00

Course Description

This course is a hybrid class with an on-line studio component and an in-person outdoor plein air component. The plein air component will be conducted in-person on site at various locations. Students will gain familiarity with the materials and techniques of pastel painting, with an emphasis on rendering representational space using still life to model landscape concepts. Approaches to developing the picture plane, establishing scale and point of view, the basics of color theory, and the expressive use of mark and stroke will be introduced in the studio and then applied to observed landscapes. On specified days, the studio portion will be conducted online allowing students to work in a comfortable controlled home environment while learning concepts and techniques that will be applied to the plein air experience. Special consideration will be given to the spatial effects of light and color and the use of limited palettes. On other specified days, the plein air component will occur at various sites in the Baltimore area. Off-campus sites will include Hampton Mansion, Lake Roland, and Cylburn Arboretum. Informative demonstrations, tailored instruction, and group critiques will take place every session to support individual progress.

Section A meets September 26, 2021 to October 31, 2021
On Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.50

CSPH 336: Large Format Photography $675.00

Course Description

Photographing with a large format camera is the ultimate experience in analogue photography. This is the preferred camera of choice by many photographers who wish to work in silver-based imagery. The class will cover perspective control, the use of bellows extension when photographing close up, and determining exposure from your hand-held light meter. You will also be shown how to load and process sheet film, and make contacts or scans of your negatives. Students will be assigned their own 4 x 5” view camera, tripod, film holders, and light meter for the duration of the course. Prior darkroom experience is an advantage. Please note a list of materials and supplies to be purchased will be handed out in advance of the class. MICA will provide the equipment and chemicals for processing.

Section A meets September 25, 2021 to October 30, 2021
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lynn Silverman
Credits: 1.50

CSPT 102: Painting Techniques $675.00

Course Description

ONLINE COURSE.Take this course if you want to return to painting, are a beginner, or simply want to expand your skill set. Instruction will be offered for a variety of painting media, from oils, to acrylics, to watercolors. Beginning with a review of basic skills, the focus of the course will be on perceiving and rendering form and light and painting from direct observation. Students will be presented with weekly, instructor guided methods and practices to broaden learner skills and flesh out creative concepts and there will be a focus on contemporary realism through presentations and discussions. Students will paint from their own setups, experiences and ideas, with an emphasis on the development of personal style and technique. Sessions will be grounded in understanding form, the interaction of color, compositional structure, light, shadow and space. This is a remote learning class, all sessions will be online via Zoom conferencing. Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent experience. No class Thursday 10/14/2021 (Fall Break).

Section A meets September 9, 2021 to November 18, 2021
On Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Credits: 1.50

NCDR 110: Open Studio Model Sessions $120.00

Course Description

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 open studies students.

Section A meets September 12, 2021 to November 21, 2021
On Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

Section B meets September 14, 2021 to November 23, 2021
On Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

NCPR 235: Letterpress Printing: Get inky with the Globe Collection and Press $170.00

Course Description

This two-day workshop will explore the rich archive of the Globe Collection and take that inspiration to the print shop for a hands-on poster printing workshop. Participants will learn the basics of letterpress printing including how to set wood type and poster design Globe's way. Participants will work together on a series of collaborative posters, all skill sets and levels are welcome. Maryland, Globe Poster delivered eye-catching posters to promote concerts, drag races, circuses, carnivals and more. Fluorescent colors, bold wood type, and lettering that shook and shimmied defined Globe’s iconic style, attracting clients from James Brown and Marvin Gaye to Ike and Tina Turner. Globe ceased production in 2010, and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) stepped forward to purchase a substantial portion of Globe, including wood type, letterpress cuts and posters. The acquisition by MICA keeps Globe’s legacy alive as a working press, a teaching tool, and source for research. NOTE: Additional $35 materials feeFounded in 1929 in Baltimore

Section A meets October 2, 2021 to October 3, 2021
On Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Instructor: Allison Fisher
Credits: 0.00

Section A meets October 2, 2021 to October 3, 2021
On Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Instructor: Allison Fisher
Credits: 0.00

NCPR 245: Workshop: Mokulito Printmaking $170.00

Course Description

In this course, students meet in MICA’s printmaking studios to explore mokulito, a hybrid printmaking process that combines elements of lithography and woodcut. Students draw, paint and carve their designs onto prepared plywood blocks, and then print a series of images using oil-based inks. The mokulito process invites spontaneity, exploration and experimentation. Students spend the first session creating an image on their block, and the second session is dedicated to printing. $60 materials fee. All materials provided.

Section A meets November 6, 2021 to November 13, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Instructor: Ursula Minervini
Credits: 0.00

Section A meets November 6, 2021 to November 13, 2021
On Saturday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Instructor: Ursula Minervini
Credits: 0.00