ONE-WEEK ALL-DAY PROGRAM

June 18-22
Oakland

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $450
(includes all art supplies and lab fees)

Participants choose one of the following studios and will attend all day. Includes a break for lunch and a short break in the afternoon.

Animation (Full)

Learn how to animate this summer! Students explore a number of different animation techniques such as flipbooks, hand drawn morphing, cut outs, clay stop motion and 2D digital animation techniques in Adobe Animate.

All this in a fun filled week with cartoon viewing and discussions. You will create your own reel and add music and sound effects! You will take your reel home on a USB drive or upload your animation to a youtube channel.

Write and storyboard your ideas. Draw characters that you'll animate. Create instant stop motion masterpieces. And still have time to collaborate with your fellow students.

Learn skills and tricks that will amaze your friends, family and classmates! Stay for the fabulous last day screening.

2018 Group Project | 2018 Student Projects

Architecture

Chances are that your first drawing of a house was a square with a triangle-shaped roof, two windows, a door, and a chimney. In the windows, or next to the tree outside, you drew your family.

This class explores what constitutes a space and how we can define it using different mediums. Through a range of mini projects, students learn how to bring their imagined spaces into reality, building 3D models with their hands, and then create an architectural project of their own design with digital tools.

Mini projects involve sketching, model making with a variety of materials, storytelling, and writing. We also exercise how to present our work to others! The course ends with a full set of 2D and 3D drawings of an architectural project using Autodesk Revit.

Black-and-White Film Photography (Full)

Photography as a creative art form is magical and inspiring. This studio introduces students to the fundamental principles of 35-millimeter black-and-white film photography.

Participants learn how to use a film camera, compose a picture, develop film, and work in the darkroom. Slide and book presentations further expose participants to the medium's exciting possibilities.

Participants are encouraged to talk about the images they make and what they find compelling about one another.

Students must bring a working 35-millimeter (preferably manual) film camera to the first class. All other materials are supplied

Building with Drawing

Students explore drawing beyond the frame.

Particular emphasis during the morning session is given to drawing as discovery, experimenting with line, tone, texture, scale, and composition, and developing a range of new skills by working with different subjects (from still life to clothed model).

Students are introduced to alternative methods of drawing, alongside experimenting with charcoal and graphite, pastels, ink and mixed media.

During the afternoon session, the work is transformed by altering the drawings, using media such as plaster, wax, latex, and found objects, for an outcome that is both experimental and sculptural.

Comics (Full)

POW! ZIF! BAM! Cartoon drawing students learn the language of comics in this exciting studio, exploring everything from superheroes and manga to the Sunday funnies.

Students flex their creative muscles, learning how to design memorable iconic characters, cinematic composition, and advanced comic storytelling techniques. 

Designing with Metal: Jewelry Design and Small-Scale Sculpture

This fun workshop explores the many methods of creating both jewelry and small-scale sculptures.

After watching demonstrations of riveting, forming, metal fabrication, and other techniques, students begin their own experiments using nonprecious materials such as copper and brass.

Participants develop unique combinations of elements, and have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry or small-scale sculpture in sterling silver or another material

Students are encouraged to bring in old chains, nuts, bolts, washers, small toys, and costume jewelry to use in their new creations.

Explorations in Painting & Drawing (Full)

In the morning, students explore the rich materials, concepts, and techniques of drawing.

In the afternoon session participants experiment with composition, content, color, and scale, while learning the technical aspects of using acrylic paint.

Focus is on developing the ability to see and then translate visual experience, through investigations of both traditional and nontraditional approaches to various subjects, including nature, architecture, abstraction, and the figure.

Film (Full)

Let's make a movie! In this class, students dive immediately into filmmaking.

Working in teams, every student has the opportunity to experience the many roles on set -- from writing to directing to acting, cinematography, editing, art department, and more.

Working with film language, digital cameras, lighting, sound recorders, script writing, and editing software, students immerse themselves in the conceptual and technical fundamentals of narrative and nonnarrative filmmaking.

The final film, which students can upload online, will be screened at the closing exhibition.

ONE-WEEK ALL-DAY PROGRAM (Fashion Design only)

August 6-10
Oakland

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $450
(includes all art supplies and lab fees)

Participants take Fashion Design all day. Includes a break for lunch and an afternoon break.

Note: Priority is given to students who have not previously taken this class. Returning students for this program will be enrolled if availability exists once new students are enrolled.

Fashion Design 

Think like a fashion designer. Focusing on drawing and design thinking in equal measure, you explore what it means to be a fashion designer, learning how to communicate their ideas while designing their own fashion collection.

Working with drawing, collage, textile design, and basic draping techniques, students investigate how to express color, pattern and movement through fashion.

You also learn about fashion trends, creating their own printed fabric and how fashion designers get inspiration for their designs.

Note: Priority is given to students who have not previously taken this class. Returning students for this program will be enrolled if availability exists once new students are enrolled.

TWO-WEEK ALL-DAY PROGRAM

July 30-Aug 10
Oakland

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $800 (Includes all art supplies and lab fees)

Students attend class all day and take 3 studios. Morning studios are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After a lunch break, afternoon studios are scheduled from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants choose one of the following for their morning studio:

Painting (Full)

Cave paintings dating back 25,000 years testify to the human urge to create images. Students explore the expressive medium of painting through a variety of subjects, working both from observation and imagination.

Participants experiment with composition, content, and color while learning the technical aspects of using acrylic paint.

Motion Graphics (Full)

Motion Graphics are employed on television shows, commercials, music videos, and the internet. This course introduces you to motion graphics as they relate to special effects, animation, and design.

Working with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Animate, you learn to create dynamic motion, moving typography, and more. By combining video, text, and still images, students produce a variety of short projects.

No prior computer experience required. One student per Macintosh computer.

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Digital Photography (Full)

Photography has undergone rapid change since the advent and popularization of digital technology.

This studio provides the opportunity for you to create visually exciting digital photographs using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to produce professional quality prints.

In addition to print production, the class explores alternative approaches and uses of photography through the scanning of images, production of handmade books and 'zines, and using the internet as medium for exhibition and publication.

Required equipment: Must provide your own digital camera

Clay Animation (Full)

You collaborate with each other to create short animated films with characters, props, and environments that they model themselves out of clay.

Exploring animation techniques, storytelling, and production design, stop-motion comes to life with voices, music and sound effects in a modern digital environment.

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All students take Explorations in Drawing as an afternoon studio and choose one of the following for their other afternoon studio

Explorations in Drawing (all students take this)

Participants work with their instructor to explore the rich materials, concepts, and techniques of drawing.

A number of sessions focus on drawing from a clothed/costumed model, while others investigate both traditional and nontraditional approaches to various subjects, including nature, architecture, and abstraction.

Participants develop the ability to see and then translate visual experience into drawing, using pencil, charcoal, pastel, and other media.

Sculpture (Full)

Sculpture enables artists to break free of the flat page and express ideas in three dimensions. You experiment with alternative materials as well as new forms, concepts, and techniques, including two-part mold-making, build-and-destroy projects, and large-scale sculpture.

Found objects and group activities fuel the creative process. The emphasis is on concept, design, and fun in generating new ideas.

Printmaking (Full)

Have you ever wished you could make multiple copies of a favorite drawing? Printmaking, one of the first methods of mass communication, allows artists to do just that. (In ancient times, some people even thought black magic was involved.)

In this exciting studio, students create their own original prints using techniques such as monoprint, relief, and intaglio. They learn about inks, rollers, papers, presses, and other basic equipment of the medium.

Graphic Design (Full)

The computer and Adobe Creative Cloud are essential tools for graphic designers. You work with these tools to create package designs, logos, posters, and more, while gaining basic skills in typography, composition, color, and presentation.

No prior computer experience required. One student per Macintosh computer.

TWO-WEEK HALF-DAY PROGRAM

July 30-Aug 10 * Sorry, this program is full
Oakland

Monday through Friday, 12:15 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Tuition: $450
(Includes all art supplies and lab fees) 

Participants arrive in the afternoon after lunch and take Graphic Design and Explorations in Drawing. There is a brief break between studios: 

Graphic Design

The computer and Adobe Creative Cloud are essential tools for graphic designers. You work with these tools to create package designs, logos, posters, and more while gaining basic skills in typography, composition, color, and presentation.

No prior computer experience required. One student per Macintosh computer.

Explorations in Drawing

You work with your instructor to explore the rich materials, concepts, and techniques of drawing.

A number of sessions focus on drawing from a clothed/costumed model, while others investigate both traditional and nontraditional approaches to various subjects, including nature, architecture, and abstraction.

Participants develop the ability to see and then translate visual experience into drawing, using pencil, charcoal, pastel, and other media.