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Art returns this spring!

 

Chalkboard Lettering
Learn to create your very own medium-scale sign, menu board, or wall art. In this course, you will learn to write, draw, space, and pair a variety of different letter styles through practice with stylistic alphabets and layouts, as well as how to create hierarchy and preserve legibility for a custom, hand lettered sign that is interesting, beautiful, and functional. Cost: $72
NCART-CS016-01

February 3 and February 4
2 sessions / Saturday and Sunday / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Erin Ellis

Hand Lettering
What is the difference between handwriting, lettering, fonts, and calligraphy? Why use hand lettering

instead of type? In an increasingly digital world, a desire for the hand drawn image is on the rise. Working with the drawn letter, students will gain an understanding of letter form construction, proportion, rhythm, and the value of negative space through a series of exercises and assignments. We will explore a variety of styles, focusing on the expressive qualities of hand lettering with emphasis on preserving a human and handmade quality in clean, professionallooking, and fully custom lettering work. Contemporary and historic typographic resources will be explored for inspiration. Digitization techniques in Adobe Illustrator will also be covered. Cost: $114
NCART-CS015-01

March 20 - March 29
4 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Erin Ellis

Botanical Drawing
Come along for a visual exploration of the organic, imperfect charm of plants and flowers. Using simple drawing media and working from live specimens, we will create visual studies on paper. Students will experiment with drawing techniques, develop an understanding of the shapes and forms that make up various plants and flowers, learn basic principles for what makes a drawing beautiful and interesting, and create at least one finished piece of their own botanical artwork. Basic drawing skills are a plus, but all levels are encouraged to attend. Cost: $72
NCART-CS017-01

April 21 and April 28
2 sessions / Saturdays / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Erin Ellis

Intro to Drawing
Express your artistry and develop your natural talent and knack for drawing! Perfect for the beginner- level artists, this custom designed curriculum includes innovative education technology, 2D and 3D Design Foundation and instructional drawing and painting techniques. Led by instructor Eleanor Evans, who has nearing thirty years of professional experience as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer, join this enriching program as you practice with different artistic mediums and learn about the effect of light, the values of a sphere, shadow edges and more! *Prerequisite for the “Pen and Ink Drawing” course. Cost: $120 (Art supplies will be provided in class and are included in tuition.)


NCART-CS018-01

January 16 - January 25
4 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Eleanor A. Evans

NCART-CS018-01

March 6 - March 15
4 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Eleanor A. Evans

Pen and Ink Drawing
Prerequisite: Intro to Drawing.

Art supplies will be provided in class.

Let’s explore the contemporary art of Pen and Ink Drawing through engaging concentrations, including Scientific Illustration, Portraits and Book Illustration, and be inspired by the distinguished works of renowned pen and ink illustrators from around the world! Led by instructor Eleanor Evans, who has nearing thirty years of professional experience as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer,

this custom designed curriculum includes innovative education technology, the principles of 2D and 3D Design, inventive drawing and painting techniques and creative experimentation through the use of mixed media! Enjoy this insightful program as you sharpen your skills and expand your art portfolio!  Cost: $120 (art supplies are included in tuition.)
NCART-CS019-01

February 6 - February 22
6 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Eleanor A. Evans

NCART-CS019-02

March 27 - April 12
6 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Eleanor A. Evans

 


Music

 

Play the Guitar like a Pro Beginners
In just half a day you will learn enough to play the guitar like a pro without years of weekly lessons. The traditional approach teaches note reading, while professional guitarists use chords. Here you will learn all the chords you need to play any song. Thousands of students nationwide have learned to play the guitar using this method and are now playing their favorite songs. It’s easy, fun and will have complete beginners playing the guitar within an hour. All skill levels welcome. A guitar is required. Cost: $190
NCMUS-CS001-01

January 20 - March 3*
6 sessions / Saturdays / 10:00 a.m. -.12:30 p.m.

*No class February 17

Instructor: Chris Peary

Play the Guitar like a Pro Intermediate
Recommended: Play the Guitar like a Pro or equivalent knowledge of guitar
This course is designed for the continued studies of the participants of Play Guitar like a Pro. Emphasis will be more on understanding song structure, moveable chords and melodies. This course will concentrate on the personal development of technique on the guitar. A guitar is required. Cost: $190
NCMUS-CS002-01

March 17 - April 28*
6 sessions / Saturdays / 10:00 a.m. -.12:30 p.m.
*No class March 31

Instructor: Chris Peary


Photography

 

Navigating the Features on Your Digital Camera

Have you purchased a digital camera and need a jump-start on learning the camera’s features? Look no further; we can help! In Navigating Your Digital Camera Purchase, photography instructor Margaret Rose will provide an overview of what to look for when making that purchase while understanding the special features that will assist you in taking better photos. If you have already purchased a digital camera and are a bit unsure of where to get started, this class will help take the guesswork out. Bring your camera along, get comfortable and be ready to capture life’s special moments! Cost: $74

NCART-CS010-01

March 15 - March 29

3 sessions / Thursdays / 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Margaret Rose, GRI, ABR

Introduction to Digital Photography

Note: Students should be familiar with their camera or have taken the Navigating Your Digital Camera Purchase course.

Learn about your camera equipment while experimenting in creative photographic environments, including field labs. Get the most from your camera before developing and downloading.  Covers: adjusting aperture and shutter settings, composition lenses (zoom, wide-angle, telephoto and macro), use of flash and filters, special effects, film and pixel quality. Attention: This course requires an advanced level digital or 35mm camera with adjustable lens and apertures. Cost: $171

NCART-CS002-01
April 9 - May 21
7 sessions / Mondays / 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Margaret Rose, GRI, ABR 

NCART-CS002-02
April 11 - May 23

7 sessions / Wednesdays / 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Margaret Rose, GRI, ABR

Intermediate Art of Digital and 35mm Photography

Required: Introductory course or knowledge of camera basics a must.

Designed to enhance creative composition skills - students will experiment with multiple exposures, abstract photography, night photography and create a complete photo essay. This course requires an advanced level digital or 35mm camera with adjustable lens and apertures. Cost: $144

NCART-CS012-01
April 19 - May 24
5 sessions  / Thursdays / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
*No class May 17
Instructor: Margaret Rose, GRI, ABR

As you become an expert at digital photography, learn how to properly edit and manipulate your photos!

 

Intro to Photoshop CC
Required: Introduction to Windows; experience with word processing desirable.
Let us introduce you to Adobe’s premier image editing application with an emphasis on what you NEED to know about this incredibly robust program. This course focuses on the tool sets available within the program and provides a hands-on understanding of how to find your way around Photoshop. Image-size, resolution, selections, layers, dialogs, shortcuts, and basic editing techniques are just some of what will be covered in this course. Textbook is recommended (not required) and available in the college bookstore. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $280

NCWEB-CS030-01

January 16 - January 25 

4 sessions / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Instructor


CONTACT US :

Registration Desk: 609-570-3311
Register online here.

Unless otherwise noted, Continuing Studies students must be 18 years of age or older.

REFUND POLICY: 

10 or more days before the beginning of a class: 100% refund

Less than 10 days before class start date: no refund

Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card; cash and check payments will be refunded via a check from MCCC.

 

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