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Field Art Journaling-New !
This course leads students into the creative world of Art Field Journaling. Our class meets at the MaST Center in Redondo Beach- a waterfront marine research facility owned and operated by Highline Community College. Step by step, we will execute the principles of Art journaling using a variety of media: graphite, ink, watercolor and colored pencil. Marine subjects will be available for our studies at the onsite MaST Center Aquarium. Please bring your art supplies with you to the first class. If you already have a lot of art supplies, bring what you think MIGHT work and we will review what you have and determine if you need to buy anything else. The instructor Marina Megale has a BFA in Design from Cornish Institute and her Professional Certificate in Natural Science illustration from the University of Washington. Marina has had a 35 year freelance art career including illustrating Childrens Books, painting murals and completing many private commissions for corporate and private clients. *Required material: please email email@example.com or call 206-870-3785 for a detailed supplies list. No class Apr 20th.
Beginning Drawing Workshop-New !
This class is an introduction to basic techniques in Drawing. Contour drawing, tone, shading and highlight will be discussed and practiced in a variety of media. Each of the 3 days of the workshop we will focus on a different subject. Some homework should be expected. Instructor Marina Megale has a BFA in Design from Cornish Institute and a Professional Certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington. Marina has had a 35 year freelance art career as an illustrator and a fine artist: working on projects as diverse as childrens books, murals and logo design. *Required material: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-870-3785 for a detailed supplies list. No class May 25th
|May 18-Jun 8
9628 - Add to cart
|9:00AM - 4:00PM
Bldg 16, Rm 158
Refining Materials and Components in SketchUp
Students will learn about finding, utilizing, and editing textures for the most realistic looking SketchUp models. We will also discuss alternate sources for materials and utilizing Photoshop to match existing materials. We will also learn how to edit components by changing their materials and other aspects.
9672 - Add to cart
|1:30 - 4:30PM
Bldg 30, Rm 210
Introduction to Podium
Podium is a rendering program which will transform your SketchUp models into a photo-like image. These 2 classes present a comprehensive intro into Podiums tools and underlying principles, with corresponding set of small projects completed as a class to learn Podiums interface. We will utilize the training manual, Podium Quickstart by James Kinney, which is available as a downloadable PDF for under $10.
Session 2: Worktime and Project Review:
This class will provide one-on-one assistance to students with individual projects and problems. May include class review of all Podium student projects. Students will gain hands-on experience in manipulating SketchUp models in Podium and reaching desired outcomes for projects.
|May 9/ May 23
9674 - Add to cart
|1:30 - 4:30PM
Bldg 30, Rm 210
Beginning and Continuing Guitar
Have fun learning to play chords, note reading, and singing songs. Country Western, Folk, and Pop Styles will be taught. Sharpen your basic guitar skills. *Books required: Contemporary Class Guitar, by Will Schmid, American Folk Songs for Easy Guitar - Hal Leonard Publisher, Easy Pop Melodies - Hal Leonard Publisher
Piano For All Levels-New!
Piano for beginning to advanced players is a fun way to expand your skills and repertoire in a friendly and encouraging environment. Lessons will emphasize music theory, hand positions, fingering, and basic chord structures. Instruction will advance from your current level and encompass various styles, including classical, jazz,and pop/folk. This course will focus on reading music for the piano, utilizing chord application and improvisational techniques in accompaniment in lead sheet music. Practice instrument advisable. Required textbook: Practical Piano Skills, by William & Constance Starr. (ISBN 0-697-10437-0).
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
A fun way to visit Hawaii through music. Learn to sing and accompany yourself on the guitar in the old Hawaiian folk and slack key styles. Instructor was born and raised in a Hawaiian musical family and has taught for many years. *Books required: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar-by Mark Hanson, Learn to Play Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar- by Keola Beamer & Mark Nelson, Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style- by Ozzie Kotani
Introduction to Digital Photography
This introductory course covers the basics of camera operation such as f-stops, shutter speeds, iso, lenses, and flash. Course also covers photographing strategies, including framing and visual composition. There will be four class meetings and three field trips to various local destinations. Please bring your camera to first day of class. Reading material will be provided.
The Art of Photographic Composition
This intermediate level class will emphasize photographic seeing and creative design. A tripod is required. There are two Sunday morning field trips on April 13th & 27th (details provided in class). Textbook required: 'The Art of the Photograph' by Art Wolfe. Taught by Robert Stahl, MA in Art History, his works have appeared in several National Geographic publications.