Continuing Education

Fine Arts

NEW!  Fundamentals Of Studio Drawing

Amy Faris, Brookdale adjunct professor

Become familiar with the media, attitudes, and techniques employed in drawing. Class combines lecture and hands-on projects. All drawings will be completed from observation. Concepts include basic space making techniques, 1- and 2-point perspective drawing, line quality, form in light, texture, and mark making. No prior experience necessary. Open mind and willingness to try are the only prerequisites. Email for materials list. 6 SESSIONS

Mon, Sept 15-Oct 20, 10 am-1 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XARTF 057 W

NEW!  Intro To Sculpting

Shaden Mousa, Brookdale adjunct professor

This hands-on studio introduction uses colorful polymer clays, smooth oily modeling clay, and air-dry clay that can be painted to create a finished sculpture that will impress. Led by a professional sculptor and painter, you’ll be turning out 3-dimensional creations of your own imagination in no time! No experience necessary. Materials fee $30 payable to the instructor. 6 SESSIONS

Wed, Sept 17-Oct 22, 2:30-5:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XARTF 157 W

Mosaics: A Beginner’s Workshop

Harry Belkowitz, mosaic artist and instructor

Learn design, cutting, tile layout, types of surfaces, adhesion, and grouting. All the techniques needed to complete a 9”x12” mosaic project to take home. Materials fee $20 payable to the instructor. 4 SESSIONS

Fri, Sept 19-Oct 10, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $89, XARTF 115 W

NEW!  Fundamentals Of Studio Painting

Gina Torello, Brookdale adjunct professor

Cover the basic materials and step-by-step process of painting. Learn the color wheel, how to mix colors, and art composition. Complete by painting a basic still life. No experience necessary. Email for materials list. 5 SESSIONS

Wed, Oct 29-Nov 26, 3-6 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XARTF 053 W

NEW!  How To Draw Manga, Anime, Comics

James Shaw, registered creative professional with Comic Con International, web comic artist

Want to learn how to make your own graphic novel or manga? Do you have the drawing and writing skills, but something still seems to fall short? Drawing your own comic can be fun and easy. Join us to advance your drawing skills and learn how to craft your story. 3 SESSIONS

Thurs, Nov 6-Nov 20, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $49, XARTC 145 W



NEW!  Gallery Assistant Certificate Program: Exhibition Installation & Docent Training

Marie Maber, art historian, Brookdale art department chair

Ready to take an active role in a museum/gallery experience? Don’t miss this unique opportunity for exhibition training. Join the professional staff of Brookdale’s Center for Visual Arts Gallery and learn exhibition installation techniques as you participate in the organization and installation of our fall exhibition, Observing Connections. The exhibit features photographs from our Permanent Collection, presented by Guest Curator John Vigg and Photography Professor Geanna Merola.

Study the collection and learn how to be a Gallery Docent. Successful completion of this training will enable you to lead tours though this fascinating, educational exhibition. A Certificate of Docent Training for this exhibition is available upon completion of this program. Training culminates in Exhibition Opening Reception, Friday evening, October 17th.

Sat, Sept 20-Oct 11, 9:30 am-noon
Fee and Code: $129, XARTF 158 W

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