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Film Appreciation (Instructor: Debra Koffler)
Students learn about storytelling through documentary film screenings and group discussions. We also visit with film professionals who will share their creative process, industry experiences, and tips for building a career pathway in film.
Art History (Instructor: Fabian Cereiijido)
Through weekly conversations on art history, this course develops critical thinking, observation skills and builds enthusiasm about history and art. Students learn to analyze works within their historical context, and understand the styles and relevance of art throughout history, as well as share their own artwork, style and creative process.
Fundamentals of Drawing (Instructors: Dan McCleary + Luis Serrano)
This course continues the focus on drawing as a process. It emphasizes various techniques, materials and approaches, with an emphasis on drawing as a way of understanding, expressing, and discovery. The focus this semester will be on your personal visions . We will make sure you have the drawing supplies you need.
Painting and Color (Instructor: Rebecca Levinson)
Using watercolor, students will learn basic color theory while also developing the use of color in their own work. We will focus on building both formal skills and personal voice, as well as working from observation and experimenting with material processes. Final outcomes: Two portfolio pieces, and one personal “color journal”.
By Appointment Only
College + Career Counseling (Counselor: Ellie Herman)
This individualized workshop helps students transition from two to four year colleges by assisting with goal-setting practices and the college application process, as well as career counseling with resume writing, professional etiquette, and paid work in the arts.
Fundamentals of Music Production (Instructor: Matias Anaya)
This course will cover the basics of songwriting, arrangement, and mixing using a DAW (digital audio workstation) so that students may create their own track by the end of the session. Students will need access to a laptop, tablet or phone with a DAW ( digital audio workstation) - Garage Band (free for Macs), Audacity (free for windows), Logic, Ableton, etc.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-2pm
Gallery and Museum Studies (Instructor: Catherine Hess)
This class will help students learn to curate the new Art Division gallery. Big picture: We will discuss the significance of public art spaces and how to creatively reimagine them in the age of Covid. Nuts and bolts: We will begin planning exhibitions for the new Art Division gallery by creating, installing, and maintaining exhibitions. We will explore how to conceptualize shows, handle artwork, manage finances and administrative duties, write interpretive and promotional materials, track art loans, and organize tours and public events of exhibitions.
Photography: Available Light Portraits (Instructor: Leopoldo Pena)
Using available light, students will learn to produce photographic portraits. We will explore conventional lighting techniques and learn to improvise portraits under uncontrolled lighting situations.
Basic and Advanced Printmaking (Instructor: Javier Carrillo)
Students will learn the fundamentals of basic and advanced printmaking working on linoleum block prints one color, and color reduction. Students are expected to have two final projects of linocuts at the end of the session.