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Spring 2022 Community Education Courses

CSCE 326: Wheel Throwing $675.00

Course Description

This class focuses on using the potter’s wheel to create a body of work. Students refine skills and may advance to larger and more complicated forms. Basic skills will be built and for advanced students, attachments, altering, and combining thrown forms are highlighted. Students will have the opportunity to explore various surface techniques to develop more complex and interesting surfaces through various firing processes. This is a fast paced class with an emphasis on form and function. This is a class for innovation, risk taking, and creative development; not a course for production. Beginners as well as more advanced students will be supported and challenged in this course. This course is meant to open the MICA ceramics studio to the broader community and is not ideally designed for undergraduate or graduate students. PREREQUISITE: For Undergraduate Students: CE 400 For Graduate Students: CE 5500 For Community Members, Staff etc.: No Prerequisites OTHER NOTES: No class (MICA Spring Break 3/14) Additional $50 material fee

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets February 7, 2022 to April 18, 2022
On Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Samantha Briegel
Credits: 1.50

CSPR 230: Monoprint/Monotype Printmaking $675.00

Course Description

Monotype printmaking allows the artist to create one-of-a-kind prints that may be painterly or graphic, colorful or monochromatic. The direct nature of the process invites exploration, experimentation, and discovery. Through technical demonstrations and the study of historical and contemporary printmakers, students are introduced to the many possibilities offered by this unique medium. Individual and group critiques support each student’s progress as they apply new techniques to develop a thematic body of work. Instructor: Ursula West Minervini ’05 (Printmaking B.F.A.) earned her M.F.A. from Towson University. She operates Pellinore Press, a letterpress and woodcut studio.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets January 26, 2022 to April 6, 2022
On Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Ursula Minervini
Credits: 1.50

CSPT 103: Watercolor Basics $675.00

Course Description

Students learn the fundamentals of watercolor and build a vocabulary of approaches to this versatile medium. The course begins with essential techniques, such as color mixing and the properties of transparent pigments, basic brush strokes, selecting paper and palettes, and analysis of techniques used by other artists. As students progress they explore transparent and wet and dry techniques, such as glazing, charging, wet-on-wet, negative painting and masking. They learn to create different textures in watercolor, how to incorpoprate related media such as gouache and opaque watercolor, and the more advanced techniques of mid-tone, grisaille, and tiling. Subject matter emphasizes direct observation from life but students may also experiment with photographic sources and invented motifs. Class instruction aims to meet the individual student at his or her level of experience, while building self-confidence with the medium and encouraging advancement.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets February 10, 2022 to April 21, 2022
On Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.50

CSPT 106: Painting Techniques II $675.00

Course Description

This online course will begin with a review of basic skills. Session goals will revolve around understanding form, the interaction of color, compositional structure, light, shadow and space. Students will be presented with weekly, instructor guided methods and practices to broaden learner skills and flesh out creative concepts. The course focuses on contemporary issues in representational painting and encourages students to explore personal themes in a series of related weekly objectives. Students paint from their own setups, experiences, and ideas, with an emphasis on exploring a personal signature. Attention is given to issues of content, narrative, and symbolism as we investigate how the properties of perception skirt the narrow boundary between realism and abstraction. Formal demonstrations and slide discussions are used throughout the class. Personal access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer or device is required. This course is open to painters of all levels and skills. It is recommended for students interested in gaining further Painting Techniques (CSPT 102) or with equivalent experience.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets February 10, 2022 to April 21, 2022
On Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Credits: 1.50

CSPT 203: Figure Painting $675.00

Course Description

This course focuses on building proficiency for painting the human figure. Working from a live nude model, students learn proportion and anatomy as well as paints formal/expressive elements such as paint form, texture, movement, color, composition and their application to the execution of student's personal artistic vision. Students produce a portfolio that includes ambitious artwork that confronts the demands of large-scale format painting, portraiture, narrative painting, and the intensity with which paint expresses ideas. Students will work primarily with acrylic paints in this 10-week, 1.5 credit course.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets February 9, 2022 to April 20, 2022
On Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Christopher Batten
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.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets January 16, 2022 to March 27, 2022
On Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Maxwell Cortes
Credits: 0.00

Term: Spring 2022

Section B meets January 18, 2022 to March 29, 2022
On Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Maxwell Cortes
Credits: 0.00

NCDR 112: Workshop: Drawing Techniques $170.00

Course Description

This introductory workshop teaches foundational skills in drawing from observation. Students will learn about sighting techniques, measuring and mapping. These tools of planning and composing are essential techniques for an artist to draw a subject with accurate proportion. Students will learn how to measure, compare and locate landmarks to help create more precise drawings. In addition, this workshop will teach students how to place their subject in an effort to avoid awkward cropping and focus on the composition of their piece.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets April 6, 2022 to April 27, 2022
On Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 0.00

NCPH 265: Workshop: Cyanotype In-Depth $255.00

Course Description

The 3-day in-person Cyanotype Workshop will introduce students to image making with the cyanotype process through a variety of means. We will cover the traditional process and consider historical, technical, and contemporary elements associated with the cyanotype process. By covering a broad range, such as photograms, digital negatives, toning/staining, and alternative materials, the students will leave the workshop with the technical foundation, invigorated creativity, and confidence to incorporate the cyanotype process into their own artistic practices.
Pat Galluzzo is an artist using various forms of traditional, contemporary, and emerging image and sound making techniques, exploring the historical narratives and societal mechanisms. Currently, Galluzzo is the Director of Creative Technology at Baltimore School for the Arts, where he manages the Center for Collaborative Arts and Technology; leads the advanced/emerging media projects and classes; and works with other institutional leaders to develop and implement new curriculum to fit the constantly evolving landscape of arts education and demand for creativity. A major component of his role is to generate, incubate, guide, and foster the collaborative and technological growth and vision at BSA. Since joining BSA, he has lead and been an integral part of many projects and initiatives, such as Imagined Worlds, BSA MixLab, and Morphe. Galluzzo was also instrumental in the founding of the Charles C. Baum Film and Visual Storytelling department. Before coming to BSA in the summer of 2014, Galluzzo earned an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from MICA and had previously received a BA in Economics and Studio Art from the University of Vermont and worked in economic research, analysis, and modeling.

Term: Spring 2022

Section A meets April 23, 2022 to May 7, 2022
On Saturday from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Instructor: Patrick Galluzzo
Credits: 0.00