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Summer Community Education Courses

CSDR 101: Learning to Draw $660.00

Course Description

In this foundation course, beginning students develop their ability to perceive and render forms in space on a two-dimensional surface. The course introduces basic drawing techniques and materials, with an emphasis on drawing from observation. Topics include line, value, texture, gesture, composition, linear and atmospheric perspective, and expressive mark-making. Note: Students should bring an 18" x 24" newsprint pad (rough), very soft to soft vine charcoal and a large kneaded eraser to the first class meeting.

Section A meets May 22, 2019 to July 24, 2019
On Wednesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.50

CSDR 216: Pastels Inside and Out $440.00

Course Description

Pastels are a versatile and sensuous medium that combine the pure, rich color of paint with the directness and spontaneity of drawing. In this course students will gain familiarity with the materials and techniques of pastel painting, with an emphasis on rendering representational space, working from the still life and landscape, both indoors and out. Approaches to developing the picture plane, establishing scale and point of view, the basics of color theory, and the expressive use of mark and stroke will be introduced in the studio and then applied to observed landscapes, allowing both beginners and more experienced artists to ease gradually into a better understanding of the conventions of landscape painting. Special consideration will be given to the spatial effects of light and color and the use of limited palettes. Off-campus sites will include Hampton Mansion, Lake Roland, and Cylburn Arboretum. Informative demonstrations, tailored instruction and group critiques will take place every session to support individual progress. Note: On the first day of class, students should bring a set of 15 (or more) soft/chalk pastels (Rembrandt brand is recommended), a 12 x 16” Canson Mi-Tientes pad with assorted colors of pastel papers, two conté crayons in Sanquine Medici color and a kneaded eraser.

Section A meets June 1, 2019 to July 20, 2019
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.00

CSDR 218: The Figure in Wet Media: Ink, Watercolor and Gouche $660.00

Course Description

Water-based media on paper allow for a fluid and immediate response to the subject at hand, producing work that feels spontaneous and intuitive. When these media are used to interpret the live model, the result is often fresh and unfiltered. This course will cover the basics of working in wet media, primarily from a live model. Students will begin with pen, then explore brush-and-wash techniques with ink, followed by watercolor and its more opaque variant, gouache. We will explore both the technical and expressive aspects of paint application and color palettes, eventually combining the use of all three materials to create mixed media work. The goal is to expand students’ pictorial and creative approach to depicting the human form. NOTE: Students should bring a 9 x 12 inch mixed media paper pad, 2B graphite pencil, kneaded eraser and a black extra fine Pilot Razor Point or 01 Micron technical pen to the first class.

Section A meets May 28, 2019 to July 30, 2019
On Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Eric Rutledge
Credits: 1.50

CSDR 219: Graphic Novel and Cartooning $660.00

Course Description

Graphic novels and comic-style cartooning have become a subset of genres within a huge, dedicated art market. Develop and learn the practice of graphic novel and cartoon-style drawing including the genres of Super Hero (Marvel & DC) as well as Manga and Anime. Techniques to be covered include gesture, contour, underdrawing, and inking.

Section A meets May 28, 2019 to July 30, 2019
On Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Credits: 1.50

CSDR 220: Narrative Painting $660.00

Course Description

This course is designed for the artist who wants to develop the narrative voice in his or her work and find a suitable mode of storytelling through the use of painted images. Working through various modes of painting - from personal expression to social commentary - and collecting images from numerous and diverse sources, we will build a vocabulary for the painted narrative. In class we will start with student generated set-ups, landscape and figure studies. We will work on ways to combine these varied elements from life and explore the place of digital media in this overall fusion. We will look at the changing role of representation and narrative in the history of painting and explore the techniques, subjects, and formats of contemporary artists such as Neo Rauch and the New Leipzig painters, David Salle, Mark Tansey, Mamma Andersson, and others. The class will work through this broad range of subject matter with the aim of fostering an individual mode of expression, be it straightforward, ambiguous or disjunctive. Prerequisite: Learning to Paint (CSPT 102A) or equivalent experience. This course may be repeated for credit. NOTE: Though the recommended course medium is oil paint, all media are welcome. A complete materials list for oil painting will be given out at the first class meeting. NOTE: No class on Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day).

Section A meets May 23, 2019 to August 1, 2019
On Thursday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Credits: 1.50

CSFB 215: The Topical Quilt: Community Threads $440.00

Course Description

Students in this course will expand their personal voices through the thematic investigation of issues of social (in)justice, using fiber art as the medium and community as the context. The class will emphasize surface design and embellishment, printing and painting on fabric, quilting skills, and the use of found and recycled materials to create narrative compositions. Participants may work both with traditional quilting methods, such as sewing, embroidery, and the use of batting, and nontraditional techniques, including surface embellishment with found materials, fabric markers and paint, and photographic prints on fabric. Students may incorporate personal memorabilia and archival or documentary images that pertain to their subject matter. The instructor will provide guidance in selecting and layering materials to create finished compositions that are meaningfully embedded with students’ experiences and beliefs. Note: Each participant will receive a quilt kit that contains a 12” x 12” piece of muslin, batting, and a choice of backing fabric, and a list of additional materials to be purchased individually. No class October 16. Instructor: Alison Morgan Alison Morgan is a documentary story quilter and printmaker. Her hand-dyed and quilted fiber narratives extrapolate themes of identity, community and social justice onto fabric. She has an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Section A meets May 22, 2019 to July 23, 2019
On Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 1.00

CSSC 205: Introduction to Jewelry: MICA Intensive $1650.00

Course Description

This course will provide students with the basic skills needed to design and fabricate their own jewelry. Students will become familiar with the safety, use and maintenance of studio equipment and hand tools. This course will cover piercing, filing, finishing, soldering, forming, and basic embellishment techniques as well as simple clasps and is designed for beginning sculpture, metals or jewelry students. Note: No class on May 27. This class will be held at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, 10 E North Avenue.

Section A meets May 23, 2019 to June 20, 2019
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Jenn Parnell
Credits: 3.00

NCDR 110: Open Studio Model Sessions $90.00

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 meets June 2, 2019 to July 14, 2019
On Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

Section B meets May 28, 2019 to July 9, 2019
On Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00