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Studio Arts: Art Theory & Practice Classes

Studio Arts Course

Curating a Life: Art as Memoir

Monday, April 17, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Keep a visual-thinking journal and learn to see like an artist and create personally meaningful works of art in terms of form, theme, and context. Use text, images, and newly developed visual thinking skills to create a “memoir museum”—a handmade map that traces where you’ve been in your life and where you have yet to explore.

Studio Arts Course


Monday, May 1, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

This course examines fundamental concepts of composition and their practical application in studio-art practice, offering participants tools to enrich their own work as well to analyze and appreciate visual art in general. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Studio Arts Course

Visual Journaling: Creativity Intensive

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

In three intensive sessions focused on artistic experimentation, create a journal using prompts and focused practices.

Studio Arts Workshop

Visual Journaling: Creativity Workout

Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

In an afternoon of artistic experimentation designed to deepen skills in visual expression, explore five modes of visual thinking including working from memory, observation, imagination, narrative, and experimental approaches.

Studio Arts Course

Creative Mind Mapping

Monday, May 15, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Take your ideas from banal to beautiful by learning how to create mind maps worthy of framing. Choose from three different styles to illustrate your thoughts and goals.

Studio Arts Course

Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

Through lectures and drawing exercises, learn how Renaissance artists used the Golden Ratio, the Rule of Thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral—as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your own compositions, no matter the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)