Fall 2014 classes at MCAD

Another semester, well, summer of being so busy that we didn’t even notice that classes were starting in less than 2 weeks. Regardless, we’ve got great classes happening this fall. Each one is something we’ve taught before and we’re psyched to offer them again. 

Experimental Image-Making (10 sessions)

Starts Thursday, September 11th! Registration closes September 8th.

It’s time to make something new.Photocopy, scan, photograph, trace, light, cut, layer, make prints with your car’s tires, freeze a sculpture in a container of milk. Whatever you can think of.

It doesn’t matter where you’re at in your art-making, whether you want to inject your work with new ideas, or you “can’t draw” but want to make a body of compelling images. In this class, you’ll develop new approaches to producing pictures and explore the role of free experimentation (or, play) in artistic progression.

At the end of the class, each student will have new work—striking, fascinating images that can live on their own—and new processes to enrich their art and design work

Schedule: Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm; September 11–November 13
Instructor: Namdev Hardisty
Non-Credit Tuition: $380.00
1 Credit Tuition: $750.00

More info and FAQ here.

 

Illustrated Typography (10 sessions)

Starts Thursday, September 11th! Registration closes September 8th.

This class is for both creative professionals and hobbyists who want to explore ways to bring the energy and expression of illustration to their typographic work. Methods will include both hand-rendered lettering techniques and computer-aided production.

Students will be exposed to various traditional and nontraditional mark-making tools and methods. The class will also engage with historical and cultural letterform inspiration. Experimentation is strongly promoted and students are encouraged to develop their own methods for creating forms. In addition to typographic compositions, students will create custom alphabets and apply them to a final layout.

Schedule: Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm; September 11–November 13
Instructor: J. Zachary Keenan
Non-Credit Tuition: $380.00
1 Credit Tuition: $750.00

More info and FAQ here.

Intro to Typography (10 sessions)

Starts Tuesday, September 9th! Registration closes September 5th so you’ve got a minute but not much more.

It's one thing to make a message legible—clear to another person and beautifully typeset (meaning how the letters have been arranged)—but quite another to render that message so that it has emotional and aesthetic qualities. The ability to do so is grounded in a thorough understanding of the history of typography. In this class, students will learn how to do just that. They will explore the development of typography and then apply what they've discovered to an engaging series of assignments and projects.

Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm; September 9–November 11
Instructor: Namdev Hardisty
Non-Credit Tuition: $380.00
1 Credit Tuition: $750.00

More info and FAQ here.