A diptych: the left image is of a group of people in a class looking at a projection. The image on the right is of a group of people standing around a table with buckets of flowers. They are arranging flower bouquets.

Announcing our new Spring Intensives!

Are you ready to try something new? At Pratt SCPS you can learn to imagine a new path, a new skill, and actualize a dream you’ve always wanted to explore. Join us this spring for our One-Week or Two-Week Spring Intensive(s), to discover new ways of working in the creative world and develop your art and design portfolio!

Registration is open for all of the topics below!

A WILD DUET: CELEBRATIONS OF THE ARTS VIA FORAGED MATERIALS
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Bella Meyer holds a PhD in art history from the Sorbonne and has a long and illustrious career in the arts crowned by decades as a floral designer. A deeply culturally informed person she draws connections and inspiration from fine art, dance, literature and classical music in her floral practice. Bella says, “I love bringing in foraged material from the forest...and I love the challenge of responding to an artistic creation encountered.” Reach new heights guided by Bella designing avant-garde floral designs that reflect an interdisciplinary approach.

TUESDAY | BELLA MEYER
MAR 17 | 6:30–8:30 PM
.3 CEU | $395
Materials fee: $75. 

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DESIGN PROCESS INTENSIVE - NEW

XSI-300

Learn to apply the design process to turn your next creative project into a unique and market-ready product idea. Exercises will include analyzing and dissecting current products; brainstorming, identifying unmet needs in the market, articulating the product identity through branding, getting to know your audience through customer map journey research, and sustainable materials research.

Note: Please also visit our Two-Week Summer Intensives for more Intensive courses related to this topic.

INSTRUCTOR: YEON JEE
SECTION 01: M–F | MARCH 16–20 | 6–9:30 PM
5 SESSIONS | 1.75 CEUs | $725
MANHATTAN CAMPUS 

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FURNITURE DESIGN INTENSIVE 
XSI-313

Design and model your own piece of furniture. The key premise is learning through making and testing. Working on full-size models and prototypes, develop a sense of human scale and proportion. Explore a variety of materials and techniques, gaining basic understanding of furniture construction and manufacturing. While developing individual projects, experience all stages of the design process, including research, ideation, development, testing, refinement, prototyping, documentation and presentation. Note: This course serves as a basic overview of furniture design and is a pre-requisite for beginners to our furniture design certificate program. Students will be expected to bring their own design tools and materials—following the instructors’ supplies list, to be provided upon registration. Total estimated supplies costs: $200.

Note: This course is also available as Two-Week Summer Intensives (XSI-313-02 AND XSI-313-03 IN JUNE AND AUGUST)

INSTRUCTOR: KAROL MURLAK, PhD. 
XSI-313-01 | M–TH | May 11–21, 2020 | 9:30–1 PM
8 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS 

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HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN INTENSIVE - NEW
XSI-337

Human Centered Design starts from the belief that understanding the people we design for brings fresh thinking to our craft, accelerates iteration, and is a key to creating solutions and products that will be embraced by our users. In this intensive, students will be introduced to the theories and methods of HCD, and will be prepared to include them in their practice with confidence. Using an interdisciplinary approach, learn the fundamentals of user research, research synthesis, prototyping, and the various methodologies that bring our users to the forefront of the design process.

Note: This course is also available as Two-Week Summer Intensives (XSI-3337-02 AND XSI-337-03 IN JUNE AND JULY)

INSTRUCTOR: CODY MILLER
XSI-337-01 | M–TH | MAY 11–21 | 6–9:30 PM 

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LEADERSHIP BOOTCAMP FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS 
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Learn a collective overview of the critical elements, thinking, application and practice of leadership and team building within the arts and creative sectors. Discover insights into different leadership styles and discern your own leadership style and decision-making practice when working solo, as part of a collective, collaborative or incubator, or when leading and managing teams, large and small, within for profit and nonprofit organizations. Go even deeper, to assess the values and culture within an organization to understand its leadership and management styles, influenced by the organizational culture and values, and the diversity of people, cultures, ethnicities, age, differing abilities and backgrounds. Articles, blogs, research presentations, videos, case studies, and actual experiences related to leadership and team building will be included, synthesized and broken down to evaluate actual impact and outcomes vs. alternative solutions. You will develop interpersonal skills, and learn to adeptly and confidently address a variety of challenging leadership and management styles by implementing strategies that realize positive outcomes and leverage effective change. You will be engaged and actively participate through individual and group teamwork, participation, presentations, role-playing, open communication and sharing.

SECTION 01: MONDAY TO FRIDAY | MARCH 16-20, 2020 | 10AM-5PM
INSTRUCTOR: SUSAN KOBLIN SCHEAR, ARTISIN, LLC
5 SESSIONS | 3 CEUs | $895
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER 

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Seeing through Art INTENSIVE - NEW
XSI-501

Engage in seeing through the Artist’s eyes and expressing yourself in visual arts in this two-week intensive workshop. Expand your aesthetic awareness, imagination, and creative expression through art museum and other field trips, creative exercises, as well as the completion and presentation of hands-on visual projects, using primarily drawing, photography and cartooning with special guest lecturer Ben Schwartz.

Each field trip will be followed by hands-on application to projects and group critiques. Students will be invited to practice the art of seeing using the tools learned, including by creating their own hands-on visual projects. The class will culminate in a celebration of everyone’s creativity. All levels welcome. No prior Experience necessary.

NOTE: It is recommended to register early, i.e., at least three weeks before the first workshop: early registration will allow students to request a Pratt Student ID card, which will provide free access to the selected Museums and Brooklyn Botanical Garden. After that, late registrants without a Pratt Student ID card will have to pay for their own admission to the selected venues.

SECTION 01: M, T, TH, F | MAY 11--22, 2020 | 10 AM–1 PM
INSTRUCTOR: GAIL ALBERT HALABAN
2 SESSIONS | 2.8 CEUs | $1,155
BROOKLYN CAMPUS 

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REGISTRATION

It is recommended to register early, i.e., at least three weeks before the first class date. Early registration will allow students to request a Pratt Student ID card, which will provide free access to NYC venues like the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden. After that, late registrants without a Pratt Student ID card will have to pay for their own admission to the above venues for the Seeing Through Art series.

Early registration is also encouraged to secure your seat in the course(s) of choice.

Registration Deadline: 5 business days before class starts.

After the deadlines, students may be admitted if space remains in the selected course(s).

E-Mail or Phone:
Contact SCPS to register for any SCPS course
Perry Han, Director of Enrollment Management for Non-Credit Courses
212.647.7199
prostudy@pratt.edu

In Person:
Visit our Brooklyn or Manhattan office during office hours: Monday–Friday 10 AM–5 PM. The only pay method accepted in person are check or money order.

International students must contact SCPS to register for any SCPS course
Perry Han, Director of Enrollment Management for Non-Credit Courses
212.647.7199 | prostudy@pratt.edu

CONTACT US

More questions?

Please call 212.647.7199 or 855.551.7727