Connect with your MICA. Find information for:

Open Studies Course Registration

Community Education

CSDR 202: Focus on the Figure $645.00

Course Description

This course, suitable for both the beginning and intermediate student, focuses on gaining proficiency in drawing that most fascinating and complex of subjects, the human figure. Concepts to be covered include anatomy, proportion, gesture, contour and modeling in light and dark. Students will increase their understanding of the dynamics of the human form and build confidence in expressively rendering the figure in two dimensions. Working from a live model with varied poses, lighting and settings, students will progress from quick studies that aim to capture the essence of line and form to extended poses, working towards longer and more finished compositions as the course culminates. A variety of drawing media and techniques, such as charcoal, conte crayon, graphite and ink, will be introduced. Slide discussions, critiques, demonstrations and out of class drawings round out the experience.Note: Students should brin an 18"x 24" newsprint pad (rough), very-soft and soft vine charcoal, and a large kneaded eraser to the first class meeting. No class on November 22.

CSDR 207: Pastels $645.00

Course Description

This course introduces the materials and techniques of pastel painting- combining the pure, rich color of paint with the directness and spontaneity of drawing- along with related media such as conte crayon and gouache. Subjects include still life, portraiture and landscape. Consideration will be given to the effective and expressive use of color, ranging from bold and brilliant to subtle and subdued. Note: On the first day of class, students should bring a set of 15 (or more) soft/chalk pastels (Rembrandt brand is recommended), an 18" x 24" pad with assorted colors of pastel papers, two conte crayons in Sanguine Medici color and a kneaded eraser. No class on November 23.

CSPH 244: Alternative Photo Processes with Digital Technology $645.00

Course Description

In this course students will explore various alternative photographic processes with the adaptation of digital photographic methods. This course will facilitate a merger between historic processes such as Silver Gelatin, Cyanotype, and Van Dyke Brown printing methods with digital image capture and digital negative production. Students will also experiment with alternative image capture methods such as Pin-hole cameras, Photograms, and various non-traditional sources of digital image making. Lectures, class discussions, and visual presentations will help students to expand their knowledge of Photographic History as well as advancements of new technology and methods in Photography. This course will allow for students to pursue alternative ways of making and thinking about photographic images. Note: No class November 23.

NCDR 110: Open Studio Model Sessions $115.00

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 continuing studies students. Note: At least 25 students must enroll in each section for it to run. Section A will not meet on October 15 and November 26 and Section B will not meet on October 17.

This class is full

NCFA 210: Collecting Art: Where to Begin? $250.00

Course Description

This course is for individuals who have acquired the “art bug” and would like to learn more about art, and/or start a collection. The variety of topics include an overview of art mediums and styles; researching and approaching galleries and individual artists; framing and displaying artwork; insurance, conservation and appraisal of artwork; discovering the local art scene, arts organizations and publications. Each class will feature an art professional who will discuss their particular field, and for two extended sessions, the class will visit local art venues and artists’ studios.

Shopping Cart

  1. No classes yet