6-week courses

We offer some of our courses in a shorter, more accessible calendar of six weeks. This format includes courses for various levels, and in a range of disciplines: drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture, digital courses and art history. Six-week courses offer students a more condensed, but still comprehensive, hands-on learning experience.
Beyond the Flat: The Photograph as Material and Object

This course investigates the intersection of contemporary photography with sculpture, print, painting, drawings and new media. Since Conceptual Photography, artists have been challenging the ideas and implications of the image, pushing the boundaries of what can be considered ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are an asset. The Lab/Materials fee covers printing costs.
Digital Sculpting with ZBrush 1 and 2

ZBrush is the leading digital sculpting software in the industry. ZBrush feels very much like traditional sculpting and allows for limitless creativity. This course is geared towards beginner and intermediate students who wish to gain a solid foundation in digital sculpting. B...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

Explorations in Composition

This course is intended to provide students with a compositional skill set to supplement the development of their own personal images or work developed in other classes. Course content includes: understanding the visual potential of the 2-dimensional picture plane, design prin...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

Figure and Small Object Casting

This course covers the casting of objects and clay sculptures into a permanent material such as plaster, resin and cold cast metals. The course will guide students through the entire process of turning a clay model into a solid, lasting sculpture, as well as cre...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses
12-week courses
6-week courses

NOTES: Students must bring an existing figure sculpture or object of their own to cast. This course is an appropriate follow-up course to the Figure Sculpture course, or equivalent.
Figure Sculpture

Employing the classical approach, students will develop their sculptural and observational skills. Students will learn about armature building, materials and tools for sculpting. This course will follow a step-by-step approach to figure sculpting and will allow students to dev...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
6-week courses

NOTES: This introductory level course is suitable for beginners and intermediate sculptors. This course covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
The Humble Still-Life

The depiction of still-life subjects can be traced back to Classical antiquity and remains a subject of choice by many contemporary artists. Its symbolism and potential for creative expression keeps it from being a tired form of investigation and personal discovery. This six-w...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Paint media optional.  Experience with either oil or acrylic paints are recommended.
The Painted Word

Human emotions can have a universal pattern and a visual component when painted. The expressive nature of the brushstroke can convey thoughts and feelings. This course introduces the student to the process of accessing this non-representational world by using analog paintings....


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
6-week courses

NOTES: This course was formally titled: Fluid Acrylic Abstraction on Paper. It is suitable for students who have taken Fundamental Acrylics or have some experience with Acrylic Paint.
Video Editing

This introductory level course focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of video editing with the Adobe Premiere Pro software. Through tutorials and projects students will learn how to create SD and HD video projects. All aspects of Premiere Pro will be thoroughly explore...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: This course uses Adobe CS6 Master Collection. Basic knowledge of Mac computers and Mac OS 10.x or extensive experience with Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of Photoshop. No class August 6th due to Civic Holiday.
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