Introduction to photography as visual expression. This course covers the use of digital photography as a powerful communication tool central to self-expression. While experimenting with manual camera controls and digital workflow in the context of professional conventions, participants explore imaginative visual communication applications and dynamic self expression within photography.
Participants learn basic skills and techniques for drawing from direct observation using subjects such as still life, landscape, and architecture. The depiction of form, light, and spatial depth is emphasized along with accurate proportion and scale. Research tools such as thumbnail sketches, quick studies, sketchbooks, and digital resources are used to develop ideas. Analysis of drawings, critiques, and classroom discussions build vocabulary and enrich the students' understanding of drawing.
Participants examine the connection between material application and meaning through the use of both traditional and contemporary applications of water-based media. Employing versatile processes for planning and developing a visual idea, students explore techniques such as wet-into-wet, dry-brush paint application, and masking. Prerequisite: Drawing Fundamentals
Participants explore the unique properties of various malleable materials like clay and utilize basic techniques, essential to the creation of well-crafted and engaging sculptures. Through hands-on experience, students learn appropriate uses of tools and techniques to realize the expressive qualities of sculptural forms.
CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING FUNDAMENTALS
From lyric essays to powerful memoirs, from food writing to travel stories, creative nonfiction is a versatile art form that traverses a multitude of subjects. Students develop their own styles and voices, moving beyond the boundaries of traditional nonfiction genres to present truthful stories of people, places, and events.
ADVANCED WILDLIFE ART COURSE
Graduates from our Fundamental of Art Programs will be offered to explorer locations like Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons to learn wildlife photography, plein air painting/drawing, or more inspired writing sessions.
ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ART COURSE
Graduates from our Fundamental of Art Programs will be offered to explorer locations like Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls to learn advanced landscape photography, plein air painting/drawing, or more inspired writing sessions.
ADVANCED EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
Graduates from our Fundamental of Art Programs will be offered to join our advanced photography course focused on Editorial and Fashion photography.
ADVANCED BOUDOIR ART COURSE
Graduates from our Fundamental of Art Programs will be offered to join our boudoir photography, painting/drawing, sculpting course. Courses will include a variety of models for portfolio development.
ADVANCED PRODUCT/STILL LIFE ART COURSE
Graduates from our Fundamental of Art Programs will be offered to join our advanced product and still life courses focused on Product and Still Life photography, drawing, painting, and sculpting.
Graduates from our Fundamental of Art Programs will be offered to join our advanced painting courses focused on creative acrylic portrait techniques.