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SCAD announces winter workshop schedule

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah College of Art and Design announces its Winter 2011 Community Education workshops, which run from Jan. 8 to Mar. 13.

Each class is taught by a certified professor and take place at SCAD or online. These courses are offered to adults and teens 15 and older.

Registration for the winter series of workshops is now open to creative learners at all levels and most do not require prior experience. Costs range from $95 to $250, depending on materials (all materials are provided for workshops unless otherwise specified). Class sizes are small to provide more individual attention. Early registration is encouraged.

Winter 2011 classes and workshops

SCAD Community Education offers two sessions of classes online per quarter. Each class meets four times over four weeks. One of the beginner classes offered in Session I continues onto intermediate classes in Session II.

Supply lists are provided to class participants via e-mail after registration is processed.

For more information contact Katrine Trantham at 912.525.5123. Or register online at SCAD.edu.

SCAD Community Education
Winter 2011 schedule
Classes Session I
Jan. 8 – Feb. 6
Basic Web Design I

Online
Classes Session II
Feb. 14 - Mar. 13
Creating a "How to" Manual
Online

Drawing: Expression and Character Development

Online
Basic Web Design II

Online
Photography: Lighting Impressions

Online
Workshops: Saturday, Jan. 8
No Fear Watercolor
10 a.m.–3 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9
Crafting a Business
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9
Introduction to Digital Photography in a Weekend
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9
Illustration for Picture Books
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22
Glassblowing
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22
Jewelry: Metal Piercing
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23
Animation for Teens
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22
Drawing Heads, Hands and Feet for Illustrators
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23
Intermediate Digital Photography in a Weekend
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23
Feature Writing via Freelance
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 5
Figurative Sculpture
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 5
Glassblowing
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 5
Jewelry: Soldering and Bezel Setting
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6
Black on Black - Mixing Charcoal and Ink for Illustration
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6
Felt Collage
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6
Screen-printing on a Budget
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 19
Art of Self-promotion
10 p.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20
Advertising for Small Business – The Inexpensive Effective Alternatives
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20
Polymer Clay Jewelry
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20
Divine Dévoré
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 5
Drawing for the Artistically Challenged
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 5
Studio Production: Handmade Kitchen Accessories
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 5-6
More Reconstructed Couture
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 5-6
Dynamic Cartoon Character Design
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 12
Drawing Savannah
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 12
Crafting a Business
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Class descriptions and details:

Advertising for Small Business – The Inexpensive Effective Alternatives
Instructor: Eli Hale
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Registration fee: $95

Advertising isn't only for big businesses with big budgets. With a little creative thought and some new ways of approaching advertising, any small business can find cost-effective ways to reach their consumers. This workshop explores not only the low cost advertising options for small businesses and single-owner shops, but also teaches new ways to think about advertising. Participants can learn creative ways to reach their consumers without breaking the bank.

Creating a "How to" Manual (ONLINE)
Instructor: Jarrett Williams
Session  II: Feb. 7– Mar. 6
Registration fee: $250

This workshop introduces the field of sequential art, explores the topic of iconography, reviews the history of comics in relation to iconography and discusses the definition of sequential art. Workshop participants learn how to use iconography and pantomiming to depict the actions and events taking place in a "how-to" comic. Participants are able to select any topic of their choosing, and will show the viewer how to clearly achieve a certain task in 12 steps.

Prerequisites: • Basic drawing and design skills as well as understanding of color usage in art.
Software Requirements: • Adobe Photoshop, version CS2 or higher.
Technology Requirements (recommended): • Flatbed scanner, 11x17"

Dynamic Cartoon Character Design
Instructor: Rashad Doucet
Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 5-6
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration fee: $180

This two-day workshop explores all the steps needed to make innovative and appealing creations with a focus on varied drawing skills and techniques, concept creation, and full development of characters. By the end of the workshop participants will have no fewer than three finished designs ready to be applied to comic book/animation mediums. All supplies provided. No experience necessary.

Illustration for Picture Books
Instructor: Lisa Jan-Clough
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration fee: $140

Do you want to learn more about picture books and practice creating one of your own? In this workshop, participants learn about the content of this narrative art form through reading, writing and illustration exercises. The workshop explores how to create a seamless book that combines words and pictures and emphasizes issues such as character, plot, theme, design, format and publication. Whether participants want to write, illustrate or both, this course opens the delightful possibilities of the picture book. All levels welcome. All supplies provided.

Divine Dévoré
Instructor: Ashley Newsome
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $160

This workshop explores the process and theory of the burnout technique known as Dévoré, or French for "do not fear." Participants can revel in delightful destruction and transform burnout velvet samples into something chic. All supplies provided. No experience required.

Felt Collage
Instructor: Mary Johnson
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $160

This workshop explores the history and techniques of felting. Participants learn wet felting and hand felting along with various surface design techniques to be used on the felt. Each participant has the opportunity to design and create an original felt story collage. Participants should bring a picture or item for inspiration.

Glassblowing
Instructor: Jon Poirier
Saturday, Jan. 22 OR

Saturday, Feb. 5
10 p.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $250

This workshop offers a rare opportunity to learn the intricate art of glassblowing. This six-hour studio workshop introduces the absolute beginner to the basics of working hot glass. During this one-day session participants learn to gather glass from the furnace, use blocks, marver and other tools to make solid forms such as marbles and paperweights, and then finish by blowing glass to make simple bowls and vases. No experience required. All workshop materials and supplies are included in the registration fee. Wearing cotton jeans, cotton long sleeve shirt and shoes is recommended.

Jewelry: Advanced Soldering and Hollow Construction Ring
Instructor: Kristi Jilson
Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $250

Using a found object the size of a thumb for inspiration, students create a hollow constructed ring or pendant employing advanced soldering skills.

Jewelry: Metal Piercing
Instructor: Kristi Jilson
Saturday, Jan. 22
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $140

In this workshop, participants learn precision measurement and piercing basics in one day! Participants also learn to use a drill press, flex-shaft tool and handsaw to create patterns and cutouts in metal. All participants will leave with pieces constructed using their newly learned skills. All supplies provided. No experience required. All levels welcome.

Jewelry: Soldering and Bezel Setting
Instructor: Kristi Jilson
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $220

Participants learn basic soldering techniques in this two-day workshop and are able to walk out of the workshop wearing a ring with simple bezel settings. All supplies provided. No experience required. All levels welcome.

Polymer Clay Jewelry
Instructor: Kristine Kennedy
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $160

Polymer clay is a versatile and exciting medium for jewelry makers to explore, as it can be used for molding, bead making, pendants, surface applications, mosaic work and more. This workshop covers tools, techniques, supplies, curing of the clay, and, on the first day, designing a piece of jewelry. On the second day, participants will make a unique piece of polymer clay wearable art based on the techniques learned.

Screen-printing on a budget
Instructor: Ashley Newsome
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Registration fee: $180

This workshop explores the art of creative screen-printing using various money-saving alternative supplies and techniques. Participants create printed fabric yardage as well as print on paper and wood, using hand-drawn and computer-generated motifs for the screen designs. No experience necessary. All supplies provided.

Studio Production: Handmade Kitchen Accessories
Instructor: Liz Koomler
Saturday, March 5
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Participants experiment with different fabric piecing techniques and will walk away with their own complimentary napkin, coaster and placemat sets. Fabric is provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Basic sewing skills are necessary and all participants are asked to bring their own sewing machines.

Animation for Teens
Instructor: Tyler Kupferer
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $160

This workshop is designed for high school students with general computer skills who are interested in exploring the fundamentals of animation. Using Adobe Flash, participants learn the 12 basic principles of animation and how to apply them in a digital 2-D workflow. The workshop also provides a context for how the same principles apply to all methods of animation, including hand-drawn, stop motion and 3-D computer graphics. All supplies provided.

More Reconstructed Couture
Instructor: Ashley Newsome
Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration fee: $120

Participants have the opportunity to rework and redesign existing garments in this continuation of the Reconstructed Couture workshop, offering more focus on alterations. Learned techniques may be applied to vintage clothing and the handling of aged fabrics, and treatment and preservation of dated material will be reviewed. Sewing experience required. Participants are asked to bring their own sewing machines.

Black on Black - Mixing Charcoal and Ink for Illustration
Instructor: Ken Meyer
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Registration Fee: $120

In this two-day workshop, participants learn to mix charcoal and ink as a way to give an exciting new look to illustrations and artwork. Combining the soft tones of charcoal and clear ink line work yields a finished image that is both realistic and stylistically defined in a brand new way. All levels welcome. All supplies provided.

Drawing Savannah
Instructor: Catherine Moore
Saturday, March 12
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Registration Fee: $95

This workshop uses a variety of media in order to produce drawings of Savannah's beautiful historic architecture. Participants draw on-site and learn sighting and measuring techniques, the basics of perspective and architectural rendering techniques. All supplies provided. All levels welcome.

Intermediate Digital Photography in a Weekend
Instructor: Michelle Cornejo
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Registration Fee: $180

In this workshop participants have the opportunity to enhance their critical eye and learn basic photography techniques needed to capture non-fiction stories through the use of digital photography. Topics include photography and its relationship to film, photographic aesthetics, basic camera functions and operation, digital software, metering, exposure, composition and design, editing, and the photographer in relationship to subject. Participants must have a digital camera with a minimum of 1 megapixel capability and the USB connectivity.

Intro to Digital Photography in a Weekend
Instructor: Ai-Ling Chang
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Registration Fee: $180

This workshop is great for beginners who want to learn the basics of digital photography and develop a more sophisticated photographic vision. Through a series of mini-lectures, demos and in-class work, participants are introduced to the aesthetics of digital photography, learn how to operate their digital camera, and gain an understanding of how creative camera controls affect the photographic image. Participants also learn the basic elements of digital workflow and manipulation using Adobe Lightroom. Each participant should bring his digital camera and instruction manual for on-site work, card reader or camera cord to retrieve photographs, and external hard drive, CD or DVD to save work. Cameras must have a manual exposure mode.

No Fear Watercolor
Instructor: Ken Meyer Jr.
Saturday, Jan. 8
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Registration Fee: $95

Dive in and overcome your fear of watercolors! In this workshop, participants learn how to mix paints, make a wash, utilize drybrush technique, lift paint, and tricks such as using salt, resist and more. Through this course, participants can gain confidence in the use of this medium and build a lifelong relationship with watercolors. Participants should bring photographic references. All supplies provided. 

Figurative Sculpture
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6
Instructor: Melissa Curtin
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Registration Fee: $180

This workshop is for participants interested in figurative sculpture and basic all-purpose techniques. Participants first sketch their figure, then build using wire, foil and clay. Next, details are created using a variety of clay stamping, molding and texturing techniques. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. All supplies provided.

Crafting a Business
Instructor: Ashley Newsome
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration Fee: $120

This workshop explores how to create a craft business utilizing efficient processes for making hand-made items, creating an online or consignment presence for products, and creating a plan for collection development and production. Participants will design and develop one prototype during this intensive workshop, so should bring their ideas!

Educator Professional Development

Educator Seminar
Altered Book Sketchbooks
Friday and Saturday, March 11-12
Friday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Credit: 10 hours (1 PLU)
Registration fee: $150

In this workshop, educators discuss creative journal topic ideas and how to incorporate visual journaling into the art classroom through daily exercises. Participants learn three bookmaking techniques, as well as how to work with a variety of art materials in creative and nontraditional ways. Participants should bring their creativity, memories and dreams in order to record individual journeys within beautiful, handmade visual journals.

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