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Bringing creative minds together for professional development and personal enrichment.
New trends, technology and challenges need new ideas, skill sets and relationships. MIAD’s Continuing Education helps meet these challenges through innovative programming that fosters:
• Interdisciplinary thought and practices
• Re-envisioning of personal and professional creativity
• Collaborative cultural and business relationships that enhance exceptional learning opportunities

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Choosing the Right Ability Level

Beginning or Introductory Classes develop basic skill sets in a variety of disciplines that span fine arts, design and related technologies and have no prerequisites. The foundation built through introductory-level instruction:
• Teaches basic competency levels
• Enhances and regenerates creative development
• Establishes a pathway to higher levels of learning
Intermediate and Advanced Classes have the prerequisites listed which are considered the minimum knowledge needed to participate effectively in a class that is designed to:
• Explore subject areas in depth
• Assist participants to develop a body of work
• Promote interdisciplinary practices
• Encourage conceptual development
• Provide art/design historical context
• Conduct regular critique sessions
• Develop portfolio-ready pieces
• Promote professional networking opportunities
Questions about these programs? Contact MIAD Continuing Education: 414‑847‑3333, conted@miad.edu

Dates and Registration for the Summer Semester

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS ONE WEEK BEFORE START OF CLASS
Any class cancelled due to weather, instructor illness or other circumstance will be rescheduled one to two weeks after the conclusion of the class. There is no prorating of tuition if the student cannot attend the make up session.
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Summer Supply Lists

WEEKNIGHT CLASSES 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Glass Mosaic – Supply List
Fundamentals of Drawing – Supply List
InDesign Basics – Supply List
Intro to Traditional Hand-Drawn Animation – Supply List
Intro to Acrylic Painting – Supply List
Fundamentals of UX and UI Design – Supply List

SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES: 9:00 A.M. – NOON
Welding – Supply List
Natural Light Portraiture – Supply List
Korean Ink Brush Painting – Supply List
Figurative Sculpture Drawing – Supply List
Intro to Digital Photography – Supply List
Introduction to Hardcover Bookbinding – Supply List
Painting Light and Shadow – Supply List
On Line – Supply List

Summer Classes

Please note: you will be directed to your classroom upon arrival on the first day of class.

WEEKNIGHT CLASSES

SB705C: Glass Mosaic (NEW)
Designed for beginners interested in learning basic techniques, and for those who want to further their understanding of mosaics, projects allow students to develop and hone skills through a variety of introduced concepts. Covering mosaic art throughout the ages, including design and layout concerns, proper adhesives, substrates, various cutting techniques and grouting, students complete a glass mosaic through exploration of both traditional and contemporary techniques. All tools and supplies are included in the cost of tuition.
May 8 – June 12, 6 sessions
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Tuition: $275
Instructor: Carrie O’Malley

SB653C: Fundamentals of Drawing
Developed for the beginner, emphasis is placed on developing vocabulary that provides a foundation for understanding drawing and exploring the formal key elements of two-dimensional composition, such as line and mark-making, form, value, scale, proportion and spatial relationships. Through an exploration of the materials used in black-and-white drawing, students work from observation to develop skills that are applicable to other courses offered in art and design. This course provides a relaxed environment that promotes exploration and growth with one-on-one feedback from the instructor.
May 8 – June 12, 6 sessions
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Tuition: $215
Instructor: Robert Meincke

SB515C: InDesign Basics
This class provides the perfect combination of InDesign tips and tricks with layout and design must-knows to create appealing brochures, posters or direct mail pieces with little or no previous background. Fully understand the possibilities of InDesign with step-by-step examples that relate to real-world applications. Combined with a solid foundation of basic design dos-and-don’ts, students are enabled to create clean, dynamic solutions that look good and communicate successfully. Class is taught within the Mac OS; however, personal laptops are welcome. Prerequisite: Minimal knowledge of InDesign required.
May 8 – June 12, 6 sessions
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Tuition: $235
Instructor: Jody Campbell

SB706C: Physical Photoshop (NEW) – This class is closed for registration.
Traditional practices such as cutting and pasting have been translated into digital applications many of us have come to know as second nature.  This course brings elements of Photoshop and other digital imaging programs back to reality, pushing students to think outside the box and beyond the screen.  Working with materials as basic as paper, pencil, ink and paint, students build two- and three-dimensional works that employ Photoshop concepts such as layers, opacity and masking, while working with tactile materials.
May 8 – June 12, 6 sessions
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Tuition: $215
Instructor: Rose Curley

SB689C: Intro to Traditional Hand-Drawn Animation – This class has been closed for registration.
Using traditional paper and pencil methods in conjunction with Dragonframe capture software, students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of animation, timing, storyboarding and animation techniques that can be translated to clay, paper and even digital materials. In addition to technical instruction, students also learn and discuss the narrative motivations behind particular techniques, and are equipped to use animation to artistically express themselves. All levels of experience are welcome. No drawing experience necessary.
May 9 – June 13, 6 sessions
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Tuition: $235
Instructor: Hannah White Hamalian

SB539C: Intro to Acrylic Painting
This class provides an introduction to the basic materials, techniques and practices of direct painting. Students may choose to focus their study in oils or acrylic, but acrylic is highly recommended for first-timers. Using a variety of still life as subject matter, students develop an understanding of color application, paint handling, composition and spatial issues, as well as other technical and conceptual concerns.
May 9 – June 13, 6 sessions
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Tuition: $215
Instructor: Eriks Johnson

SB712C: Fundamentals of UX and UI Design – This class is closed for registration.
In this class, students explore and apply the fundamentals of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) principles, workflow and prototyping using Adobe’s XD software. Throughout the course, students learn the concepts of human-centered design as well as how to apply that knowledge to each step of the design process through careful consideration and testing of usability, flow, intuitiveness and ease of access within a digital platform. From persona building and user flow charts, to wireframing, usability testing and a polished prototype, this class walks you through the full UI/UX project lifecycle.
May 9 – June 13, 6 sessions
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Tuition: $235
Instructor: Jody Campbell

SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES 9:00 A.M. — NOON

 SB514A: Welding – This class has filled. Please call 414-847-3333 to be placed on the waiting list.
This introductory studio course teaches students to manipulate steel into sculptural forms with heat and fire. Instruction in oxy-acetylene welding includes basic cutting and welding processes, as well as important safety procedures. One-on-one demonstration, discussion and informal critiques focus on individual problem solving. No outside lab time is available.
May 11 – June 22 (No class May 25), 6 sessions
Tuition: $255
Instructor: Don Rambadt

SB709A: Natural Light Portraiture (NEW)
Through digital photography, students explore the aesthetic and technical aspects of natural light portraiture with an emphasis on reinforcing strong design and composition. Discussion ranges from the use of outside natural lighting, reflectors, and how to work and pose different subjects in various backgrounds, including editing techniques. This course is for anyone who wants to develop the ability to create portraiture of families, couples or children. Critiques of student work and portfolios are included. Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic photography, including aperture and shutter speed controls. Students must be able to walk around easily during the shoots.
May 11 – June 22 (No class May 25), 6 sessions
Tuition: $235
Instructor: Rebecca Kames

SB625A: Korean Ink Brush Painting
Learn basic techniques of Korean ink brush painting from the renowned master painter Mokwon, and gain an understanding and appreciation of East Asian art and its aesthetics. In-class demonstrations include basic brush stroke techniques, composition and essential skills needed to paint flowers, birds and iris. These skills are practiced individually and with the master. You may bring your own sumi ink stick, brushes or sumi paper, but supplies, including a brush and paper, are available for purchase during class. All levels of experience are welcome.
May 18 – June 29 (No class May 25), 6 sessions
Tuition: $215
Instructor: Mokwon

SB707A: Figurative Sculpture Drawing (NEW)
Take your drawing skills to the next level by practicing in the time-honored method of working from figurative sculptural forms. Beginning with two sessions at MIAD drawing from a plaster cast, emphasis is placed on measuring, proportion, composition and value. The remainder of sessions apply these skills and build upon the figure at various venues across Milwaukee, which may include the Milwaukee Art Museum, cemeteries, churches and parks. Some basic drawing background is helpful.
May 11 – June 29 (No class May 25 or June 1), 6 sessions
Tuition: $215 
Instructor: Rosalie Beck

SB537A: Intro to Digital Photography
Students develop competency in the digital darkroom through lessons and projects that teach photography and digital editing skills that result in expressive visual language. No previous experience with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom is necessary; however, students must have their own DSLR camera. This course includes photography assignments that require some minimal time commitment beyond the scheduled classes.
May 11 – June 22 (No class May 25), 6 sessions
Tuition: $235 
Instructor: Daniel McCullough

SB711A: Introduction to Hardcover Bookbinding (NEW)
Learn the principles of book-binding and how to construct a sketchbook, notebook or scrapbook that will stand the test of time.  Book-binding can be a meditative process, as it requires repetitive yet focused practices such as hand-tearing pages and stitching.  Students in this class design and construct one blank hardcover book.
May 11 – June 22 (No class May 25), 6 sessions
Tuition: $215 
Instructor: Rose Curley

SB708A: Painting Light and Shadow (NEW)
Closely examine the techniques specific to depicting light and shadow using oil paint. Beginning with a direct focus on painting silhouettes, students develop an understanding and application of color mixing, blending and painterly edge techniques.  Following lessons transition to painting light and shadow using still life, allowing students to develop their use of impasto and direct painting techniques. Students complete up to six paintings during this course.
May 11 – June 22 (No class May 25), 6 sessions
Tuition: $215 
Instructor: Todd Mrozinski

SB710A: On Line (NEW) – This class has been closed for registration.
As a primary element of two-dimensional imagery, students explore, evaluate and refine the multidimensional use of line to further their own studio practice. Projects and discussion topics include mark-making and its relationship to line creation and self-expression, consideration of various media in order to reveal new ways of drawing line-based work, and embracing spontaneity and ambiguity to take one’s drawing practices to the next level.
May 11 – June 22 (No class May 25), 6 sessions
Tuition: $215 
Instructor: Zina Mussmann

 

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