COLOR THEORY
XFA-205

Color profoundly influences our moods and outlook. Discover how to deploy color theory effectively in a professional design or fine art setting. Receive one-on-one guidance in learning to mix colors and combine colors to achieve a variety of visual effects with an understanding of the science behind it. Consider the psychological implications of color and the philosophies of color as interpreted by master artists and designers throughout history. Develop your own understanding of color relationships and tonal values through creative projects, assignments, and class discussions. This course includes off-site visits to museums, galleries, or artists’ studios.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | KELLY WORMAN
JUNE 17–JULY 17
6:30–9:30 PM
3 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

DIGITAL DRAWING FOR IPAD
XFA-108

The art world is changing before our eyes. There’s a revolution happening that has the potential to touch art and artists all over the world. Welcome to the world of digital art.

Digital art builds on your existing skills and knowledge while providing new ways of doing things. Digital art also enables artists to work in new ways to create new things. You will discover that when you have an iPad and the right software you are traveling with an amazingly complete art studio. This course will explore the benefits and even some of the liabilities of working digitally.

The course requirements include an  iPad Pro or the new iPad 2018 and an Apple Pencil.  You will also need a copy of Procreate 4.1 application (the latest release).

TUESDAY & THURSDAY | MARK LEIBOWITZ
JUNE 4–20 | 6–9 PM
1.8 CEUs |$415
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

DRAWING I: THE ART OF PERCEPTION

PMFA-429

Seeing is shaped by culture and the historical moment in which we live. Much of what we “see” depends on habit and convention. This survey course treats the art of drawing as a tool for seeing and is designed to awaken and refresh your visual experience of the world. No prior drawing experience necessary and all are welcome. Explore with artist Mark Leibowitz essential drawing techniques such as creating form using line, and tone. Engage in exercises related to perception in preparation for each drawing assignment.

Optional reading: Ways of Seeing by John Berger and An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales by Oliver Sacks

SUNDAYS | MARK LEIBOWITZ
MAY 19–JUNE 30 | 1–4 PM (SKIP MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND & FATHER’S DAY)
6 SESSSIONS | 1.8 CEUs | $415
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN

XGID-119

Engage in a historical overview of developments in interior spatial planning, design, and decoration that preceded and laid the foundation for the contemporary practice of interior design. You will consider the significant economic, cultural, political, social, and technological shifts that contributed to the development of this design field both as a historical and contemporary practice.

The course will draw from examples across time, ranging from the ancient world to the present day, presenting a chronological overview of styles and practices associated with the interior. The course also includes an examination of trends in other design areas - architecture, landscape, fashion, city and town planning, and industrial design—emphasizing the interconnectivity of these various design disciplines. In addition, a correlated review of design practices more readily associated with the interior—furniture, fabrics, accessories, and illumination—is included.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | ENRIQUE RAMIREZ
MAY 29–JULY 1 | 6:30–9:30 PM
3 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

INTRO TO LIGHTING DESIGN FOR RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS

XGID-129

This course introduces the basic technical and creative concepts in lighting of interior spaces, with emphasis on the architectural aspects of lighting design in residential spaces. Human factors, color, materials, and the behavior of light are discussed.
This course examines the processes used in lighting design including selection of lamp types, fixture types and layered lighting solutions. The class will work on a residential lighting design project to use and apply the information provided throughout the course lectures.
Students will develop an understanding of the relationship of light to the various elements of the built environment as well as learning simple lighting rules of thumb and light fixture trends.

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS  | GOLSANA HESHMATI
MAY 29–JUNE 27 | 6:30–9:30PM
3 CEUs | $680
$25 lab fee
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

JEWELRY DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT
PMJ-485

Focus on design strategies and how to plan and sample a collection for production. Work through the steps of designing and producing your own jewelry line as you build a collection in real time. Topics covered will include research, presentation, concept/design development, identifying and supporting big ideas, and refining your work so that your entire collection feels strong, supported and cohesive. Students will also learn how to create technical spec sheets and best practices for working with vendors and communicating their designs throughout the prototyping and production process.  You will be asked to consider collection size, seasonality, finding and defining your voice as a designer, how and when to outsource, and how to plan and budget the making of your line. Discover how to create an archival record of your collections and build an attractive portfolio for design jobs within the industry.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | CAROLYN A’HEARN
JULY 8–AUGUST 7 |6:30–9:30 PM
$680
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES

XFA-510

Explore a wide range of media used in the creation of works of art, as well as the processes, or methods incorporated in their fabrication. Experiment with oil paint, acrylic, egg tempera, watercolor, gouache, and various kinds of brushes and paint applications. No prior experience necessary. All levels welcome.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | MELISSA STAIGER
JUNE 3–JULY 3
6:30–9:30 PM
3 CEUs | $680
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

MAKING WEARABLE ART: BEGINNER JEWELRY FABRICATION
PMJ-482

Acquire an introduction to basic direct metal fabrication techniques using non-ferrous metals. Learn fundamental techniques such as: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, and forming, along with various finishing applications to create wearable pieces. Cold connections, silver soldering, basic bezel setting for stones and scoring and bending for creating dimensional forms will be covered and will enable students to create more complex pieces as the course progresses. Design concepts and problems associated with making wearable objects will be addressed with each project. Patterns will be used to support artistic design development and all projects will be student-designed within project parameters. Create three wearable pieces in this course and come away with a strong foundation in direct metal fabrication techniques and skill sets.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | CASEY SOBEL
MAY 29–JULY 1
6:30–9:30PM
3hr. open studio time each week TBD
3 CEUs| $680
BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Materials/space fee: $75 Includes consumables used in class and access to the studio on non-class days. Additionally, students will be given a Project Materials and Tool List from the instructor to purchase for their individual projects (approximately $130.)

URBAN SKETCHING

XFA-206

Urban Sketching is the art of location drawing. This rapidly growing, international movement of artists is united by a passion for drawing on location in the cities, towns and villages where they live and travel. We will explore the methods, techniques and benefits of working in this art form. Drawing the world around you from real life brings an excitement to your sketches. This course provides guidance on tools, techniques, the urban environment, and drawing styles. Your urban sketches will provide a fresh impression not just of what you saw, but also what it felt like to be there.

SUNDAYS | MARK LEIBOWITZ
MAY 19- JUNE 30 | 9 AM-12 PM ( SKIP MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND & FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND)
6 SESSIONS |  CEUs | $415
PRATT MANHATTAN