Continuing Education

Delaware College of Art and Design

'A great artistic environment.'  Andrea L.

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DCAD is a college of art and design located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, offering non-degree, part-time continuing education courses to the community.  

DCAD invites you to join a community of aspiring and professional artists and designers who are committed to a lifetime of learning through continuing education. The Continuing Education Program at DCAD is dedicated to providing the community with dynamic courses that foster personal and professional growth. You will find that DCAD delivers challenging and inspiring courses, the convenience of a downtown Wilmington location, the flexibility of an evening or weekend schedule, and personalized, small classes conducted by an engaging and supportive faculty of working artists and design professionals – all focused on your success.

The Winter Semester begins January 5th.

Register now for Winter Workshops!  Register online or call 302.622.8867 ext. 110 for more information.

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Instructor: David Manzolillo
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $100 each
Sharpen your skills or brush up on new features with three weekend workshops that will explore the basics, introduce image manipulation,color correction, vector illustration, page layout and pre-press production. These three workshops provide an overview of Adobe Creative Suite and will be taught through discussions,
demonstrations, and hands-on exercises.  A half-hour lunch break will be provided; students may bring their lunch or visit a local eatery.
ADOBE WEEKEND WORKSHOP – PHOTOSHOP
COURSE ID: GD0064
Saturday, Jan. 10; 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn the basics of Photoshop, image manipulation, basic color correction, and tips and tricks to enhance your work flow.
ADOBE WEEKEND WORKSHOP – ILLUSTRATOR
COURSE ID: GD0070
Saturday, Jan. 17; 10 AM – 4 PM
Explore the basics of Illustrator, and the advantages of vector illustration, Live Trace and Live Paint.
ADOBE WEEKEND WORKSHOP – INDESIGN
COURSE ID: GD0071
Saturday, Jan. 24; 10 AM – 4 PM
Complete your workshop experience with learning the basics of page layout, importing Photoshop & Illustrator files, and utilizing the built in pre-press production tools.

ADOBE MUSE
COURSE ID: GD0080
Instructor: Rob Whitehead
SIX SESSIONS
Monday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 9; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300 / Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Adobe® Muse™ is part of the Creative Cloud™ software that allows you to create a compelling website without writing any code. Similar to Adobe InDesign (with master pages and layers), the site is developed visually, so users do not need to be concerned about the underlying code. The course will begin with an overview of Muse and then students will quickly begin building a complete website with functional navigation, a Google map, a contact form, an image gallery, and employ some of the new web fonts available from the Adobe Edge Web Fonts. The class is very hands-on and no knowledge of web coding is required. The class is geared for beginner and intermediate levels of design.

FIGURE & PORTRAIT SCULPTURE
COURSE ID: FA0036
Instructor: Harold Kalmus
SIX SESSIONS
Monday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 9; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $230; 2 CEUs
This course will explore the materials and methods for figure or portrait sculpture while working from a live model. Students may choose to work on a full figure or life-size portrait. This course is intended
for students of any level interested in developing a sound foundation in figure sculpture or improving their existing skills. Working with clay from live models on a series of figure studies, students will
focus on gesture, proportion, and basic anatomy, with an emphasis on honing three-dimensional perception and the creation of sculptures with full and rich volume. Students will be provided with a materials list upon registration.

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING TECHNIQUES
COURSE ID: FA0156
Instructor: DCAD Faculty
SIX SESSIONS
Wednesday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 11; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $230 / Lab Fee: $30; 2 CEUs
This class will build upon the basic fundamentals associated with drawing, and affords students the opportunity to experiment and take on larger, more ambitious projects. Students will explore drawing as a vehicle for self-expression and the development of a unique visual poetry. Drawing will be approached as an experimental activity that serves as an immediate laboratory and testing ground for a larger studio practice.

THE FACE: FEATURES & EXPRESSION
COURSE ID: FA0246
Instructor: Olga Nielsen
SIX SESSIONS
Thursday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 9; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $230; 2 CEUs
An in-depth study for those who wish to better understand, draw or paint facial features.  Through the creation of oversized studies of the eyes, nose, ear and mouth, students will gain greater confidence and skill in rendering both features and expressions. This class is open to both beginning and advanced students.

GREEN DESIGN
COURSE ID: ID0056
Instructor: Rosemary Kelly
FOUR SESSIONS
Tuesday, Jan. 6 – Jan. 27; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $175
This four-week workshop will define and explore what it means to design “green.” Beyond solar panels and compact fluorescents, interior designers have many options for incorporating “green” design elements into a space that are energy efficient, come from renewable resources, reduce waste and promote the health of the environment. Through discussion, demonstration and hands-on project work, students will learn about the design products and approaches available to create eco-friendly and sustainable residential or commercial spaces.

CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP
COURSE ID: PH0063
Instructor: Leon Syfrit
SIX SESSIONS
Monday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 9; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $250 / Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Journey into the past and discover the beauty and simplicity of the cyanotype photographic process. We will briefly explore the history of the cyanotype process, and view samples of successful cyanotype images before creating our own. Students will learn how to make a digital negative, examine several methods for
applying the cyanotype emulsion on paper, and be introduced to the ultraviolet light box as a method of image exposure. This workshop will also introduce students to several household items that may be used to tone their finished cyanotype prints. No previous photographic knowledge is required for this workshop.
Students will need to provide a picture to create their digital negative. The best approach will be to store an image on a flash drive or portable hard drive to bring to class. Students will gain an understanding of making cyanotypes as well as become familiar with the necessary tools and methodology for continued cyanotype success.

Register now for Winter Workshops!  Register online or call 302.622.8867 ext. 110 for more information.

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Join us to sharpen skills, enhance your artistic abilities and advance your career through classes in these areas:

Web and Graphic Design

Fine Arts/Studio Art

Interior Design

Jewelry Design

Photography

Young Artist Programs (for High School Students)  

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Continuing Education classes and workshops are open to the community and are perfect for:

• High school students who wish to build their portfolios;

• New or current artists interested in learning new techniques and working in new media;

• Professionals who wish to accelerate their careers by adding new creative and technical skills;

• Non-degree seeking students who value the flexibility of evening & weekend classes.  

DCAD's Office of Continuing Education also offers structured Certificate Programs which provide students with the opportunity to accelerate their careers through focused, compact courses that develop the creative and technical skills needed to excel in the areas of Art & Design, Interior Design, Photography, Web Design, Graphic Design and a Combined Certificate in Web & Graphic Design.  Please browse our online catalog or contact our staff to find out more about the many opportunities to enhance your career, artistic abilities, and lifestyle through Continuing Education at DCAD. If you would like a tour of the College or an opportunity to sit in on a class, contact 302.622.8867 x.110 or email jcampbell@dcad.edu.  

Have you visited downtown Wilmington lately? We invite you to visit: DCAD is a cultural anchor, with over 150 students living in two residences on Market Street, monthly gallery openings, restaurants, theatres and shopping within walking distance of the College. Wilmington is a lively and welcoming environment for artists and designers.

Since classes fill up quickly, we recommend that you register at least a week in advance of the class start date. 

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