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100 Drawings in a Week

INSTRUCTOR Mark Vazquez Mackay

 

Get really creative and push yourself to complete 100 drawings in a week. You’ll improve your drawing skills through your sustained drawing practice as your instructor helps you move from concentrating on mostly formal issues to more conceptual ones. Be introduced to past and current artists who have strong drawing practices and participate in individual and group critiques which will aid in your artist growth. All levels are welcome. Please see your recommended supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first day.  

Adult

Adult Week Long Workshops

Abstract Painting Week

INSTRUCTOR Malcolm Mooney

 

Take your abstract painting practice to the next level and spend an uninterrupted week in the studio! Work alongside other abstract painters and build community under the guidance of your instructor as you produce new work or explore a new technique or approach to what you’ve been doing. You will participate in individual and group critiques throughout the week. Acrylic paint will be the medium used as it is flexible and dries quickly. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.  

 

 

Pre-requisite:  Acrylic Painting I or previous painting experience  

Adult

Adult Week Long Workshops

After Effects Micro-credential

Please Note: Start & End dates refer to open & closing of registration, NOT the start or end of the course

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of After Effects and how to create simple animation techniques using the software. 

You will be introduced to the basic interface, and gain an understanding of how to create compositions, import assets, in addition to learning compositing and colour grading principles. You will also learn basic motion graphics techniques by animating shapes and text, and how to create movement and keyframes alongside an audio track.

About Micros:

  • Register & start WHENEVER
  • Self paced & learner driven
  • No scheduled class
  • 3 Months to Finish

Adult

Creative Technologies

Animate It! Jul 22 – 26

Work in small teams in the AUArts animation suite to create a visual story that you tell through a unique cast of characters that you bring to life through original drawings to create a stop-motion animation.

Learn how to convey movement as you create a character-based narrative. Once all is done, sit back and watch them on a big screen. Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Animate It! July 29 – Aug 2

Work in small teams in the AUArts animation suite to create a visual story that you tell through a unique cast of characters that you bring to life through original drawings to create a stop-motion animation.

Learn how to convey movement as you create a character-based narrative. Once all is done, sit back and watch them on a big screen. Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Animation Studio! Jul 15–19

Discover the fun and wacky world of non-digital animation using more experimental techniques of cutouts, stop motion, and pixilation. You will produce your own short animation project individually or in a small group. Watch short video clips for inspiration and to get your creative juices flowing. NOTE: this is not a computer animation course; you will use digital technologies to record and edit your animation. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.   

Teen

Animation

Animation Studio! Jul 8–12

Discover the fun and wacky world of non-digital animation using more experimental techniques of cutouts, stop motion, and pixilation. You will produce your own short animation project individually or in a small group. Watch short video clips for inspiration and to get your creative juices flowing. NOTE: this is not a computer animation course; you will use digital technologies to record and edit your animation. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.   

Teen

Animation

Ceramics Studio! Jul 15–19

Get your hands dirty in the ceramics studio! Focus will be on hand building and learning good practices and techniques to create functional and sculptural pieces. You will also get introduced to different surface treatments, including decoration with slip and underglazes, and firing. Work through projects designed to give you foundational skill-building practice. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.  

 

*Work will be ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks after the last day of camp.  

Teen

Ceramics

Ceramics Studio! Jul 22–26

Get your hands dirty in the ceramics studio! Focus will be on hand building and learning good practices and techniques to create functional and sculptural pieces. You will also get introduced to different surface treatments, including decoration with slip and underglazes, and firing. Work through projects designed to give you foundational skill-building practice. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.  

 

*Work will be ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks after the last day of camp.  

Teen

Ceramics

Ceramics Studio! Jul 8–12

Get your hands dirty in the ceramics studio! Focus will be on hand building and learning good practices and techniques to create functional and sculptural pieces. You will also get introduced to different surface treatments, including decoration with slip and underglazes, and firing. Work through projects designed to give you foundational skill-building practice. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.  

 

*Work will be ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks after the last day of camp.  

Teen

Ceramics

Crazy for Cats! Jul 15 – 19

Are you crazy for cats Join us and other cat crazy kids for the week and talk about different breeds and their characteristics as you draw, paint, crafts, and sculpt cats—even create a cozy cat display case! Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted.  

Kids

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Crazy for Cats! Jul 29 – Aug 2

Are you crazy for cats Join us and other cat crazy kids for the week and talk about different breeds and their characteristics as you draw, paint, crafts, and sculpt cats—even create a cozy cat display case! Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted.  

Kids

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Crazy for Cats! Jul 8 – 12

Are you crazy for cats Join us and other cat crazy kids for the week and talk about different breeds and their characteristics as you draw, paint, crafts, and sculpt cats—even create a cozy cat display case! Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted.  

Kids

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Digital Lab for Animators Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start & End dates refer to open & closing of registration, NOT the start or end of a course. 

In this course, you'll be introduced to software used in digital animation: Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Toon Boom Harmony.

Explore the differences between traditional, hand drawn, & digital animation. Learn to use each program on its own and with each other while practicing to use essential tools. Demonstrate mastery of basic skills and technical understanding through exciting projects and have your work evaluated by experts. 

About Micros:

  • Register & start WHENEVER
  • Self paced & learner driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to Finish

Adult

Creative Technologies

Draw Cartoons! Jul 22 – 26

If you love creating original, quirky characters, then you will want to Draw Cartoons! Look at lots of examples and learn how to tell a story, as you create and draw characters, and learn proper proportions of the human figure and different animals. Work on your own, unique cartooning style that you can continue to build upon.

Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Draw Cartoons! Jul 8 – 12

If you love creating original, quirky characters, then you will want to Draw Cartoons! Look at lots of examples and learn how to tell a story, as you create and draw characters, and learn proper proportions of the human figure and different animals. Work on your own, unique cartooning style that you can continue to build upon.

Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Drawing for Animators Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start and end dates refer to open & closing of registration, not the start or end of the course.

Use drawing as a tool of communication as you explore the medium, with an emphasis on obtaining a visual understanding of mass, gesture, the human figure, weight, and balance. 

Work through conceptual, aesthetic, and technical approaches for your projects.

About Micros:

  • Register and start whenever.
  • Self-paced and learner-driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to Finish


     

Adult

Creative Technologies

Drawing Studio! Aug 6 – 9

Focus on improving your drawing skills while you experiment with different types of drawing media including: graphite, Charcoal, and conte crayons. 

You will continue to improve your understanding of the elements and principles of art as you focus on composition and a variety of drawing techniques.

Think about what you are communicating with your drawings and develop your ability to speak about your work during critique sessions each class. 

Teen

Drawing