Public Education Courses

Deepen your practice through course instruction that complements and enhances skills, knowledge, and concept.

View our current course offerings below. Our course table is sortable by medium, price, day of the week, faculty name, and course title to help you find what you are looking for. Trying to locate a specific class? Use the search bar below to type in keywords.

Courses fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early registration is recommended.

Course schedules are posted online days prior to the registration start date.

FALL 2017
Registration opens Jul 1, 2017
Courses run Sep—early Dec

SPRING 2018
Registration opens Dec 1, 2017
Courses run late Jan—Apr

SUMMER 2018
Registration opens Apr 1, 2018
Courses run Jun—Aug

Fall 2017 Course Schedule

The Ordinary, The Mundane, and the Banal in Photography
October 5–October 26
7:30–10:30pm
Thursdays Victoria Mara Heilweil Monumentalize the ordinary as you look closely to transform the mundane using the photographic image. $185 Photography Register
Introduction to Oil Painting
September 12–November 28
7:30–10:30 pm
Tuesdays Robert Xavier Burden Oil painting fundamentals, such as drawing, brushwork, color theory, and the technical manipulation of paint will further your skills along with demonstrations, and exercises designed to encourage new ideas in a positive atmosphere as you complete three paintings during the course. $530 Painting Register
Documentary Photography
September 14–December 7 no session November 23 due to Thanksgiving
7:30–10:30 pm
Thursdays Judith Walgren Create a personal documentary photography project and learn how to present your project as an exhibition, book, zine, and/or multimedia piece. $530 Photography Register
Lost + Found: Recreating a Remembered Object
September 7–October 5
7:30–10:30 pm
Thursdays Beth Krebs Identify a meaningful object that you've lost, and recreate it from memory. The inevitable gap between the lost object and it's approximation can open a space to consider the object's personal importance. $245 (includes $10 materials fee) New Genres Register
Contemplative Drawing
September 16–October 21
1–4 pm
Saturdays Sarah Ammons Sync your hands with your eyes and practice contemplative drawing in this course focused on working from life, pattern, figure, and concept. $275 Drawing Register
Advanced Photography Tutorial
September 12–December 5 no session November 21
7:30–10:30 pm
Tuesdays Chris Grunder Received focused feedback on your personal photography projects in this course with an intensive tutorial structure aimed at substantive individual progress. $530 Photography Register
Figurative Painting + Traditional Techniques
September 13–November 29
7:30–10:30 pm
Wednesdays Tana Quincy Use time-tested approaches to figure painting in oil in this foundational methods class focused on engaging with underpainting, pigments, glazes and mediums. $530 Painting Register
Intermediate Photographic Light
September 13–November 29
7:30–10:30 pm
Wednesdays Tom Loughlin Manipulate light in your photographs to enhance, accent, or create a desired mood as you gain skills understanding light sources, modifiers, filters, and lighting practices in this intermediate-level lighting course. $530 Photography Register
Re-Present: Digital Collage, Montage + Photomontage
September 28–November 16
7:30–10:30 pm
Thursdays Joanne Easton Re-imagine, re-see and re-present images through digital collage in this course while learning Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. $350 Art & Technology Register
30 Paintings in 30 Days
September 13–November 29
7:30–10:30 pm
Wednesdays Ingrid V. Wells Complete one small painting each day for a month in this immersive painting course aimed at expanding your painting and professional practice. $530 Painting Register
Your Eccentricities Become Things
September 27–November 29
7:30–10:30 pm
Wednesdays Marshall Elliott Explore aspects of yourself that make you unique and use those beautiful eccentricities to make 3D artworks. $350 Sculpture Register
Introduction to Figure Drawing
September 14–December 7 (no session Nov 23 due to Thanksgiving)
7:30–10:30 pm
Thursdays Gain a heightened understanding of the relationships between the body’s various parts through focused observation and practice with the live model. $530 Drawing Register
Advanced Painting Lab & Seminar
September 16–December 9 no session November 25 due to Thanksgiving holiday
10 am–1 pm
Saturdays Felicita Norris This advanced painting course is designed to help you develop an individual aesthetic based on conceptual prompts that will be used to enhance critical and conceptual thinking and to help you be able to defend your ideas in a critique setting. $530 Painting Register
Prototyping: Down-Selection + Iteration
September 16–October 28 no session October 7
10 am–1 pm
Saturdays Eric Martin Expedite the creation of meaningful sculptural projects by building prototypes, evaluating, and down-selecting work before making iterations of a single piece. $275 Sculpture Register
Weekend Painting Intensive
September 22–September 24
9 am–5 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Leslie Shows Explore approaches and possibilities for combining abstraction and representational imagery in painting, and further develop the role of abstraction within your own painting language. $450 Painting Register
Exploring Installation Art
September 13–November 8 no session Oct 18
7:30–10:30 pm
Wednesdays Amy M. Ho Discuss, explore, and create your own installation art as you learn of how artists address their surrounding environment through design and creation. $350 New Genres Register
Navigating the Page: Letterpress Broadsides
September 30 – November 18
1–4 pm
Saturdays Ariel Hansen Strong Explore printmaking techniques and materials that incorporate use of the letterpress to gain a deeper understanding of typography and design elements as you physically create and position them on the page. $400 (materials fee included) Printmaking Register
Virtual Still Life Painting
October 3–November 21
7:30–10:30 pm
Tuesdays David Bayus Create a series of digital renderings using 3D modeling software as a jumpoff point for a series of paintings that use the renderings as inspiration. $350 Art & Technology, Painting Register
Experimental Drawing: Beyond Traditional Tools
October 3–November 7
7:30–10:30 pm
Tuesdays Francis Calimlim Challenge your perception of what drawing is and can be by utilizing interdisciplinary methods and non-traditional approaches to create conceptually-driven drawings. $275 Drawing Register
Video as an Expression of Self in the Environment
October 3–November 7
7:30–10:30 pm
Tuesdays Raheleh Minoosh Zomorodinia Investigate the relationship between “Self” and the environment in this video installation course focused on personal identity. $275 Film Register
Welding 101: Trusting Your Hands
October 5–November 30
7:30–10:30 pm
Thursdays Tim Kopra Develop your basic metal skills to create a personal project with mild steel while gaining in-depth safety training and confidence in the metal shop. $350 Sculpture Register