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Community Education & Professional Practice

Convenient workshops and courses for arts professionals and curious creatives.

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We provide Baltimore’s creative community (and beyond!) with access to a wide range of online and in person interactive art and design courses, taught by MICA adjunct faculty.

Explore new paths for creative expression.

Take your professional practice to the next level.

Learn from the best: MICA’s world-renowned faculty.

Fall 2021 in person and online courses and workshops are now open for registration!

We’re excited to welcome you back to campus. We are currently in Operational Mode 4 to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable educational experience with MICA. See Operational Mode 4 webpage for more information; this info will also be included in the Getting Started Guide with your registration confirmation email. MICA will provide all necessary software, and we will work with you to make sure you are adequately prepared for each course or class.

See below for the workshops and courses offered in Fall 2021.

Use the filter options below to find the remote course that matches your interests, location, schedule, and skill level:

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Intermediate

_ PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Workshop: Figma (Intermediate)

Saturday, Nov. 13, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Learn how to design and build interactive prototypes with Figma. In this workshop you’ll dive deep into creating responsive user interfaces and create designs at scale leveraging Figma’s robust component and library system. You’ll learn how to create data-driven prototypes and utilize the vast amount of community-made plug-ins. Along with being an industry-standard design tool that creates high-fidelity prototypes, Figma is the ultimate collaboration tool and can help streamline your design process. Personal licenses are free. This workshop will be taught online using Zoom & Canvas. Cost: $119

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Nitin Sampathi

Beginner

_ PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Workshop: Intro to Lightroom Classic

Mondays, Nov. 8 - Nov. 29, 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm

A workshop for artists, designers and photographers getting started with Lightroom Classic. The basics of importing and organizing photos, developing (color correction and retouching) and exporting images for print and digital display will be covered. This workshop will be taught online using Zoom & Canvas. Cost: $170.

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Randy Morgan

Beginner

_ PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Workshop: Drawing with Adobe Fresco

Tuesdays, Nov. 9 - Nov. 30, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Drawing with Adobe Fresco is a course designed for the artist who would like to draw on their iPad anywhere they are. Creating a portrait, making landscapes, cartoons and fantasies using the multitude of brush and painterly effects with this versatile app. Adobe software is included in the cost of the workshop. This workshop is online. Cost: $170

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Trish Moore

Beginner

_ PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Workshop: Graphic Design 101

Wednesdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Explore the methods and tools to create effective designs for marketing, web, print, branded spaces and objects. Join the world of visual design with MICA, learning best practices from expert instructors that bring your business alive. In a workshop format, we will explore a range of visual exercises that can be applied to a variety of designed objects. This workshop is online. Cost: $170

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Brockett Horne

Beginner

_ COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Workshop: Mokulito Printmaking

Saturday, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this course, students meet in MICA’s printmaking studios to explore mokulito, a hybrid printmaking process that combines elements of lithography and woodcut. Students draw, paint and carve their designs onto prepared plywood blocks, and then print a series of images using oil-based inks. The mokulito process invites spontaneity, exploration and experimentation. Students spend the first session creating an image on their block, and the second session is dedicated to printing. All materials provided. This class will be held in person at MICA. Cost: $170 + additional $60 materials fee.

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Ursula Minervini

What our students
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“I actually love the remote delivery. I still have access to the instructor and peers, but I don’t have to cart all my painting supplies (and wet canvases) back and forth every week!”

“Superb balance of information, demonstration, peer sharing, and hands-on application.”

“I most liked the lectures and class critiques. The teacher is a master at eliciting class participation and gleaning the important points of the lessons through the works.”

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FAQ

How will I access the software needed for the class?

Once enrolled, you will receive a MICA email with a link to your Student Welcome Guide. Please check the email that you used to register for the course or workshop.

To note: The email you receive once you are enrolled will also include login instructions to access tools and software necessary for your class such as Canvas, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, and Google Drive.

I'm interested in taking a class in person. What are the COVID-19 related guidelines?

We’re excited to welcome you back to campus. We are currently in Operational Mode 4 to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable educational experience with MICA. See Operational Mode 4 webpage for more information; this info will also be included in the Getting Started Guide with your registration confirmation email.

What are MICA’s current cleaning protocols?

Facilities Management has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols due to the pandemic that are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for higher education institutions, including a focus on high-touch areas and sanitizing frequency. EPA N-List antimicrobial products for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) are being utilized such as:

-SOP Green Klean Chlorinated Disinfectant

-Clarion25 with Microban cleaning solvent

-Floor wax which contains Microban with Clarion25

Microban Professional kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 60 seconds and provides up to 24 hours of protection from bacteria growth — even after multiple touches. Areas that are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized by Facilities Management include public areas, restrooms, stairs, railings, elevators, door handles, office corridors, conference rooms (public), classrooms, lobbies, kitchenettes (not including appliance interiors, utensils and dishes). Departments/individuals are responsible for cleaning: studio lab equipment, office interiors (furniture, display boards) and personal items (computers, screens, phones).

I’m not sure if this class is for me. How can I talk to someone?

Contact the Office of Open Studies at (410) 225-2219 or openstudies@mica.edu

How will I interact with classmates if I choose an online course?

Classes will be held synchronously via Zoom, where peer and instructor discussions and critiques will be conducted.

I am registering for a Community Education course. How will I get my materials?

A materials list is included in the Student Welcome Guide (PDF) once a student is registered and enrolled in the course. Materials will also be available to purchase through the MICA Art Store at https://shop.mica.edu/art-supplies/.

I see this course is for credit. What’s this for?

Students enrolled in this course also receive non-degree credits. Some teachers may be able to apply these credits towards renewals of teaching certifications.

Will I be on zoom the entire time?

Class format and “zoom time” will be structured to accommodate the needs of each class. Most classes incorporate a mix of instructor-led discussion, critique and independent work time.

What time zone are the courses held?

All courses and workshops are scheduled for an EST time zone.

Are payment plans available?

Payment plans are available. Please contact the Office of Open Studies for more information and to set this up: (410) 225-2219 or openstudies@mica.edu

What if I need to drop the class, how can I get a refund?

Please fill out this form to drop the course you are enrolled in and then submit a written request for a refund to openstudies@mica.edu including your full name and course information before the start of the second class.

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Office of Open Studies
Location 1229 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Contact (410) 225-2219
openstudies@mica.edu