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Fall Community Education Courses In Person

CSCE 326: Wheel Throwing $695.00

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 (if any): For Undergraduate Students: CE 400, For Graduate Students: CE 5500, For Community Members, Staff etc.: No Prerequisites OTHER NOTES: No class (MICA Fall Break 10/17) Materials Fee: $50

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 12, 2022 to November 21, 2022
On Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Samantha Briegel
Credits: 1.50

CSDR 239: Drawing the Face and Figure $695.00

Course Description

Drawing the Face and Figure will explore the dynamic subject of portrait and figure drawing. The themes of body language, facial expression, dynamic gesture, and the addition of narrative elements will be utilized to enhance artwork. Surface anatomy will be introduced to improve artists’ ability to capture accuracy and likeness. There will also be a focus on conveying structure through line and tone. These techniques will mainly be taught through the media of charcoal and conté crayon. Drawing the Face and Figure is open to all students regardless of prior drawing experience or ability.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 8, 2022 to November 17, 2022
On Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.50

CSPR 201: Stone Lithography $695.00

Course Description

Among printmaking techniques, lithography offers perhaps the most direct translation from traditional drawing and painting techniques to the creation of limited edition prints. Working on limestone, students first learn to prepare the printing matrix, then draw or paint onto the stone, and finally process and print their images. Students create a small series of prints guided by their own interests and drawing inspiration from artists including Toulouse-Letrec, Kathe Kollwitz, and Jasper Johns. NOTE: No class on March 17.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 14, 2022 to November 16, 2022
On from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Ursula Minervini
Credits: 1.50

NCDR 110: Open Studio Model Sessions $125.00

Course Description

Sessions are offered for those who want to draw or paint from the live nude 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: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 11, 2022 to November 20, 2022
On Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Maxwell Cortes
Credits: 0.00

Term: Fall 2022

Section B meets September 13, 2022 to November 22, 2022
On Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Maxwell Cortes
Credits: 0.00

NCPH 210: Workshop: B&W Darkroom Photography $175.00

Course Description

After a brief review of the foundations of exposure and capture in 35mm, black and white, film photography, this class will provide a hands on experience of the gelatin silver process. Students will begin with photograms before moving on to processing and printing their own rolls of 35mm film.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets October 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:50 PM
Instructor: Katherine Gaydos
Credits: 0.00