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Start Date: Jan 23, 2018 Days: Tue Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Tue)

A guided course to create a posable art doll or a puppet for your first stop motion animation. Each week in class, we will tackle a new step on a puppet of your own design, from wire armatures and sculpted heads to miniature costuming. This class is welcome to beginners and veterans alike - your puppet can be as simple or as complex as you choose. You will receive an introduction to a vast array of materials and classic construction concepts, and we will discuss the many avenues of puppetry, figurative sculpture, 3D illustration, doll making, miniatures and more!

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Apr 4, 2018 Days: Wed Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Wed)

Get started with Adobe Creative suites. This six-session course will introduce students to Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, the backbone of any digital creative output. We’ll consider the strengths of weaknesses of each program, and when and how to use them.  Over the course of six weeks, we’ll create three basic projects in each program that will get you started understanding the ins and outs of creating using Adobe. Whether you want to use Adobe for planning and sketching work, or as the work itself, this class will guide you through the basics of learning these powerful digital tools!

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Apr 7, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Tiny Taxidermy is a workshop that will take you from raw clay, we are using Sculpy here, to a finished miniature bust of your choice. There will be four options to sculpt, two animal, and two vegetable. The finished project will be about three inches square complete with a hanger and backing plaque. You will sculpt, bake off, paint, and “Mount” your Taxidermy.

Prerequisites: No prerequisite but some knowledge of sculpting or painting, specifically on models, would be helpful.

Start Date: Apr 28, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Take a deep dive into the realm of 3D illustration and make a little world of your own. Create a scene from a favorite book or film, a universe suited to a character of your creation, or an abstract moment from your imagination. This two day workshop will provide an introduction to creating characters and sets using anything, everything and much more. Your diorama can be as crude or meticulous as you choose, but our objective is to start and finish a simple scene throughout the workshop. Whether you build a tableaux of miniature sculptures or a spatial illusion of flat cutouts, there are no wrong answers within this incredibly expressive and accessible medium.

Prerequisites: None