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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: 414‑847‑3330, 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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Download Registration Form to mail or Fax

Summer Supply Lists

Downloadable Supply Lists available in late March.

EVENING CLASSES: 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Graphic Design for the Small Business Owner (New), Supply List
DIY Album Binding (New), Supply List
Intro to Acrylic and Oil Painting, Supply List
Drawing Light and Shadow, Supply List
Mosaic Mural Making (New), Supply List


SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES: 9 A.M. – NOON
Welding, Supply List
Intro to Woodworking: Small Objects (New), Supply List
Beginning Drawing: Techniques and Strategies, Supply List
Korean Brush Painting: Four Noble Ones (New), Supply List
Photography Field Trip! (New), Supply List
3D Printing – Simplified! (New), Supply List
Creating Vibrancy in Painting (New), Supply List

SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES: 1 – 4 P.M.
Drawing Urban Landscapes, Supply List
Asian Landscape Brush Painting (New), Supply List

Summer Classes

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

WEEKNIGHT CLASSES

SB679C: Graphic Design for the Small Business Owner (New) – This class is closed for registration.
Whether you are a new business owner, or have been on your own for a couple years, graphic design is a valuable asset to take your business to the next level. This class introduces students to the process of combining words, shapes, form and color to develop visually stimulating materials to promote and support a small business. Learn how design will set you apart from the rest. No prior design experience necessary. Instruction also includes Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop basics.
May 8 – June 12, 6 sessions
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Tuition: $225
Instructor: Jennie Quinn

SB680C: DIY: Album Binding (New) – This class is closed for registration.
A screw post binding is an old-fashioned binding technique that uses screws and posts with the flexibility to add or subtract the number of pages of the album.  In this course students learn all aspects of making the decisions, craft and customization of this useful book. An ideal book structure for portfolios, photo albums, guest books and scrapbooks, this is a great course for anyone who’s New Year resolution included organizing your favorite photos and getting them off of the computer!  You do not need to have any prior bookbinding experience for this course, just come with an idea of how you would like to use your book and we’ll take it from there!
May 9 – June 13, 6 sessions
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Susan Kwas

SB539C: Intro to Acrylic Painting
This class provides an introduction to the basic materials, techniques and practices of direct painting. Students 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
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Eriks Johnson

SB509C: Drawing Light and Shadow
This class is designed for those who love to draw with charcoal and conte. Students learn the range of values possible with charcoal and how changes in light and shadow are used to create form in three-dimensional drawings. While developing intuitive abilities, instruction emphasizes using charcoal to render subjects pictorially.  Different types of lighting and use of light as a compositional device are covered. As the course progresses students begin to introduce limited color into their value-based drawings.  Prerequisite: Basic drawing or painting skills.
May 10 – June 14, 6 sessions
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Rosalie Beck

SB682C: Mosaic Mural Making (New) -This class is closed for registration.
Learn the skills and techniques used in mosaic mural making.  During this workshop, students work together as a team to create a large-scale mosaic mural to be provided to a downtown Milwaukee establishment for installation.  Students learn step- by- step instruction in mosaic mural making with ceramic tile, as well as technical lessons in tool use, construction methods for larger works, and installation and grouting techniques for murals.  Open to students of all levels, although some mosaic experience may be helpful, it is not necessary.  All supplies and tools are included in the tuition.
May 10 – June 14, 6 sessions
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm
Tuition: $265
Instructor: Carrie O’Malley

SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES: 9 A.M. – NOON
ANY EXCEPTIONS TO TIME ARE NOTED ON INDIVIDUAL CLASSES

SB514A: Welding – This class is closed for registration.
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 12 – June 23, 6 sessions
No class on May 26
Tuition: $245
Instructor: Will Pergl

SB683A: Intro to Woodworking: Small Objects (New)
Designed for absolute beginners, students learn to make small objects of their own choosing and design. Instruction includes safe and effective woodworking processes using various tools, as well as discussion on various types of wood and their characteristics in order to choose the appropriate wood to purchase for their project. Some examples of small woodworking projects that can be completed are cutting boards, keepsake boxes, coasters, picture frames, planter boxes, birdhouses, etc.  Demonstrations provided using the appropriate tools as needed.
May 12 – June 23, 6 sessions
No class on May 26
Tuition: $245
Instructor: Carly Sydow

SB503A: Beginning Drawing: Techniques and Strategies – This class is closed for registration.
This class introduces the basics of drawing and engages students with a variety of drawing tools and techniques that advance them to the next level of drawing competency. Through experimentation, students develop their mechanical skill and observational ability, as well as strategies to continue their explorations.
May 12 – June 23, 6 sessions
No class on May 26
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Eriks Johnson

SB684A: Korean Brush Painting: Four Noble Ones (New)
The Four Noble Ones are four plants: the plum blossom, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum, which have been depicted in traditional ink and wash since the 9th century in East Asia (China, Korea and Japan).  They represent the four different seasons and symbolize the four main honorable characters of the noble ones.  In this course, students will learn the basic Korean brush painting techniques and gain an understanding of East Asian Art and its aesthetics.  In-class demonstrations include basic brush stroke techniques, composition and essential skills needed to paint the four different plants.
June 16 – July 21, 6 sessions
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Mokwon

SB685A: Photography Field Trip! (New)
Photography Field Trip! combines field photography experiences with comprehensive classroom instruction through Powerpoint presentations sent before each trip. The class is for the beginner to intermediate photographer who wants to improve their skills in a variety of environmental settings. By working out in the field, participants have the opportunity to find those moments that are unique to the shooter. Expect a lot of walking, and students must provide their own transportation and entry fees if applicable.  This class will meet at a different location each week, which will be indicated within the Supply list provided online.
May 12 – June 23, 6 sessions
No class on May 26
Tuition: $225
Instructor: Rebecca Kames

SB686A: 3D Printing – Simplified! (New) – This class is closed for registration.
3D printing can be surprisingly simple.  Using the software needed to create the models to be printed can be complicated, with a substantial learning curve.  This course introduces low-learning curve methods of 3D modeling, basics of 3D printing, and other rapid 3D fabrication techniques for the beginner.  Students engage with 3D scanning (using software and a smartphone camera), ‘sculpting’ in Virtual Reality, and the basics of traditional 3D modeling using the free software titles such as Meshmixer and Blender. Different types of 3D printing will be explored, as well as finishing techniques for the prints.  No previous 3D modeling or printing experience required, but student will need to have access to digital camera (or phone with camera) capable of taking good quality photographs indoors.
May 12 – June 23, 6 sessions
No class on May 26
Tuition: $225
Instructor: Stephen Guma

SB687A: Creating Vibrancy in Painting (New)
Missing that extra something in your work? Are your paintings lacking luster? Need to liven up your landscapes or animate your abstractions?  Need your portraits to pop?  Focusing on complimentary colors, color triads, and the push-and-pull of warm and cool colors, this course explores color theory through the interactions between underpainting and subsequent layers. The history of painting has valued the underpainting as a navigational tool for a successful product.  However, contemporary painting allows these road maps to peek through and become important parts of the finished work.  This course is for all skill levels and approaches to acrylic painting with color.
May 12 – June 23, 6 sessions
No class on May 26
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Kate Schaffer

SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES: 1 – 4 P.M.
ANY EXCEPTIONS TO TIME ARE NOTED ON INDIVIDUAL CLASSES

SB562B: Drawing Urban Perspectives
In this drawing class, students learn about perspective by drawing the urban environment of the Third Ward and Walkers Point around the school.  In addition to studying the conventions of perspective, emphasis is placed on discussions and drawing from our experiences and the subjective meaning of perspective as well: how do we look at our city and respond to its history and complexity in an observational drawing. The class time will be divided between drawing “in the field” and in the class, working within the confines of weather and light.
May 12 – June 23, 6 sessions
No class on May 26
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Eriks Johnson

SB676B: Asian Landscape Brush Painting
The depictions of nature in the Asian landscape paintings are not mere representation of the external world.  The term “landscape” means mountains and water, rooted in Taoism, which emphasizes harmony with the natural world.  During this workshop, students learn the basic techniques of brush strokes and tones to create mountains, rocks, water and trees.  Supplies, including a brush and paper, are available for purchase during class.  All levels of experience are welcome.
June 16 – July 21, 6 sessions
Tuition: $205
Instructor: Mokwon

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