Spring

A Corcoran Arts Continuing Education furniture class.

Please note that courses listed below were those that ran during Spring 2017, and are only examples of what may run during Spring 2018. Check back as the semester approaches for updated course schedules.

Courses are held at the Corcoran School of Arts & Design (abbreviated as FLAGG) located at 500 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006, unless otherwise stated.


Please check back regularly for updates on class details & registration information. For full course details and the latest status of a course, reference the Schedule of Classes. Please note that course campuses may vary - for all course offerings check both Main Campus and Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Course schedules, fees, and instructors are subject to change. For any additional questions or concerns, please email ceadvisor@gwu.edu.

Courses by Subject

Book Arts

CCE 1370: Book Arts Basics Workshop (CANCELLED)

Instructor: Julie Garcia
Section A | CRN: 56953
Course Dates: 1/28/2017 – 3/11/2017; Saturdays 9:30AM - 12:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-108
Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $400 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This full semester course is for anyone curious about the basic techniques and structures of book binding. We will focus on developing the skills needed to create blank books, including using cutting tools, and basic sewing. The course will include structures such as pamphlets, a Jacob's ladder, Japanese stab bindings, an accordion book, and box structure.

Ceramics

CCE 1825: Introduction to the Wheel

Instructor: Ryan McDonnell
Section 80 | CRN: 55162
Course Dates: 1/22/2017 - 4/23/2017; Sundays 9:30AM - 12:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-116
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Tuition: $800 | Program/lab fee: $100 (Includes the cost of clay)

Students will be introduced to using the wheel to create functional pottery. The class will cover wedging, throwing, trimming, and glazing for simple forms. Assignments will explore the poetic presence that results from the character of clay, the manipulation of form, and the qualities of glazed surfaces. Weekly assignments will focus upon bowls and vertical forms with a focused glazing/slipping palette. In some terms, this course may be cross-tallied with CCE 2825: Intermediate Wheel Throwing.

CCE 2825: Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Ryan McDonnell
Section 80 | CRN: 55163
Course Dates: 1/22/2017 - 4/23/2017; Sundays 9:30AM - 12:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-116
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $100 (Includes the cost of clay)

While being assisted in their efforts to enhance their throwing skills, students will be encouraged to explore a wide range of decorative techniques, both in the forms they produce and texturing and color treatments applied to those forms. Methods useful in the throwing of large forms will also be explored as will possibilities of combining thrown shapes to create larger vessel or sculptural forms. In some terms, this course may be cross-tallied with CCE 1825: Introduction to the Wheel.

Digital Media Design

CCE 3901: Digital Media Special Topic: Mobile Apps for Professionals (CANCELLED)

Instructor: Jim Mole
Section 10 | CRN: 56978
Course Dates: 1/19/2017 - 3/2/2017; Thursdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: FLAGG B-106
Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $400 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course will explore in depth specialized areas of Digital Media. Today more people view the web through mobile apps through their smartphone or tablet.  This course will introduce you to industry standard techniques in creating a well design and functional app.  We recommend interested students have at least one year professional experience with Photoshop.

Drawing

CCE 1440: Introduction to Botanical Drawing (New Full-Semester Course)

Instructor: Carol Beach
Section 10 | CRN: 56955
Course Dates: 1/22/2017 - 4/23/2017; Sundays 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-134
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Tuition: $800 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Designed for beginning students, this class will use botanical subjects to instill the fundamental techniques and principles of drawing. Students will produce drawings of plants and flowers in graphite and colored pencil, strengthening their ability to see and record detail, capture shading and color and use composition effectively.

CCE 2420: Drawing with a Personal Perspective (CANCELLED)

Instructor: Joey Mánlapaz
Section A | CRN: 56975
Course Dates: 1/17/2017 - 4/25/2017; Tuesdays 6:30PM - 9:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-135
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Tuition: $800 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is for students with basic drawing skills and for those who wish to expand upon skills learned in Introduction to Drawing. Students will develop drawing skills and explore a wider range of materials related to drawing through still life, landscape, and the model. Specialized drawing techniques in dry and wet media will be introduced as well as contemporary, experimental, and conceptual approaches and issues.

Interior Design

CCE 1588: Introduction to Interior Design Concepts for the Non-Professional

Instructor: Emily Bishop
Section 10 | CRN: 56174
Course Dates: 1/17/2017 - 4/25/2017; Tuesdays 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: ACAD 127 (Mount Vernon Campus)
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is geared toward the non-professional design enthusiast who wants to gain a deeper understanding of interior design. The course will cover interior design concepts and topics such as drafting to scale (by hand), color and material systems, furniture, space planning, site development, lighting, and sustainability. Students will embark on a design project, which will involve applying these concepts to a small home's interior and exterior and presenting it to their peers. This class is a good fit for someone looking to stimulate their love of design in a more structured way, those who may be taking on renovation projects in the future, and for those who want to be able to engage with designers and architects on a higher level.

Painting

CCE 1183: The Art of Watercolor/Gouache (New Course)

Instructor: Samantha Sethi
Section 10 | CRN: 56952
Course Dates: 1/18/2017 - 3/1/2017; Wednesdays 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: FLAGG B-134
Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $400 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This short course is for all skill levels. The class will cover traditional and contemporary techniques of transparent and opaque watercolor media. This course covers composition, color theory, form, perspective and space. We will explore Eastern and Western examples of these mediums. There will be an emphasis on conceptual and manipulative skills and experimentation as the course progresses.

CCE 2101: Special Topics: Mixed Media and Collage (New Course)

Instructor: Jessica Kallista
Section 10 | CRN: 56973
Course Dates: 1/22/2017 - 3/5/2017; Sundays 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: FLAGG B-135
Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Tuition: $400 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Students investigate the classic techniques and contemporary innovations of hand-cut analog collage and fragmentary elements of inter-disciplinary hybridization which have blurred and expanded the boundaries of art. Projects incorporate text, photography, video, drawing, painting, computer generated imagery, collaboration, appropriation, installation, and chance. Lessons will draw upon a wide range of groundbreaking and influential mixed media and collage artists, with a focus on Hannah Hoch, John Stezaker, Fred Tomaselli, and Wangechi Mutu. Students are encouraged to experiment with and combine media to become fluently expressive and creatively thoughtful conveyers of a multitude of personal experiences and narratives through the playful use of juxtaposition and the blending of unexpected techniques and materials.

CCE 2120: Beginner & Intermediate Painting

Instructor: Josh Highter
Section A | CRN: 56974
Course Dates: 1/18/2017 - 4/26/2017; Wednesdays 6:30PM - 9:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-135
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course will review the fundamentals of painting and focus on individual development of style, technique, and direction. With the instructor's guidance, students will explore their personal visions and examine the historical and contemporary context of individual work. Class critiques and discussions will help students gain a better understanding of the painting process and increase their ability to express visual concepts. Students may work in oil or acrylic paint.

CCE 2135: Still Life Painting in Oil: Techniques of the Old Masters

Instructor: Natasha Mokina
Section: A | CRN: 56523
Course Dates: 1/28/2017 - 5/6/2017; Saturdays 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-135
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

In this class, students will become acquainted with the painting techniques of early 17th-Century Europe. Starting with a tonal underpainting, students will use transparent glazes to build form, color, luminosity, and drama. The paintings of Caravaggio, Georges de La Tour, Clause Lorraine, and Vermeer will be used as guides as students become familiar with the terms chiaroscuro, tenebrism, and sfumato. Subject matter includes still life and landscape. This class is appropriate for both beginners and intermediate students.

CCE 3220: Advanced Abstract Painting Section A

Instructor: Mira Hecht
Section A | CRN: 55164
Course Dates: 1/23/2017 - 5/8/2017; Mondays 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: FLAGG B-135
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Both individual and group critiques will be provided, with emphasis on the development of personal attitudes and approaches to painting. Out-of-class work will be encouraged and critiqued in relation to in-class work. This course is designed for intermediate students.

CCE 3220: Advanced Abstract Painting Section B

Instructor: Mira Hecht
Section B | CRN: 56203
Course Dates: 1/23/2017 - 5/8/2017; Mondays 9:30AM - 12:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-135
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Both individual and group critiques will be provided, with emphasis on the development of personal attitudes and approaches to painting. Out-of-class work will be encouraged and critiqued in relation to in-class work. This course is designed for intermediate students

Photography

CCE 1785: Darkroom Photography Basics (CANCELLED)

Instructor: Nancy Breslin
Section A | CRN: 56537
Course Dates: 1/22/2017 - 4/23/2017; Sundays 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: SMITH 214
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

Forget your camera phone or digital SLR and get back to the origins of photography in the "wet" darkroom. Students learn the basics of camera operation, film developing and printing while becoming familiar with the aesthetics of black and white photography. Students must have a manual 35 mm SLR camera, with a working light meter.

CCE 1791: Basic Digital Photography II

Instructor: Nancy Breslin
Section A | CRN: 55841
Course Dates:
1/22/2017 - 3/5/2017; Sundays 2:00PM - 5:00pm
Location: FLAGG B-106
Non-Credit; 7 Sessions
Cost: $400 | Program/lab fee: $65 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is designed for students with moderate digital camera experience and/or who have taken the Digital Photography Basics class (the student should have some experience with manual mode on the camera and should have basic familiarity with Photoshop or similar photo editing software). The goal is to further develop photographic skills, both technically and artistically.

 

Sculpture

CCE 2341: Woodworking & Furniture Design

Instructor: Cristian Wicha
Section A | CRN: 55171
Course Dates: 1/17/2017 - 4/25/2017; Tuesdays 6:30PM - 9:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-200
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course is designed for students with an interest in woodworking and furniture design. The fundamentals of both traditional and contemporary design are explored. From chairs to tables to a variety of cabinetry, students will have the ability to construct a work of their own design. Over the course of the semester, students will work with the instructor on the design and building of a piece of furniture. Instruction in the usage and techniques of both machine and hand tools are covered in conjunction with the execution of the finished piece. Beginning with sketches, students will explore design and materials, fabricate models, and generate construction drawings, with a goal of fabricating and completing their own project. As different projects progress, tutorials on new techniques will be explained and applied.

CCE 2635: Intermediate Woodworking & Furniture Design

Instructor: Cristian Wicha
Section A | CRN: 55173
Course Dates: 1/19/2017 - 4/27/2017; Thursdays 6:30PM - 9:45PM
Location: CSAD 10
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

In this intermediate course students expand on introductory skills and techniques and will construct a work of their own design. From chairs and tables to a variety of cabinetry, students will have the ability to construct a work of their own design. Over the course of the semester, students will work with the instructor to design and build a piece of furniture. Instruction in the usage and techniques of both machine and hand tools are covered in conjunction with the execution of the finished piece. As different projects progress tutorials on new techniques will be explained and applied.

CCE 3635: Advanced Woodworking & Furniture Design

Instructor: Cristian Wicha
Section A | CRN: 55174
Course Dates: 1/19/2017 - 4/27/2017; Thursdays 6:30PM - 9:45PM
Location: FLAGG B-200
Non-Credit; 14 Sessions
Cost: $800 | Program/lab fee: $100 (Costs of supplies & materials are not included)

This course explores the fundamentals of both traditional and contemporary design. From chairs to tables to a variety of cabinetry, students will have the ability to construct a work of their own design. Over the course of the semester, students will work with the instructor on the design and building of a piece of furniture. Instruction in the usage and techniques of both machine and hand tools are covered in conjunction with the execution of the finished piece. Beginning with sketches, students will explore design and materials, fabricate models, and generate construction drawings, with a goal of fabricating and completing their own project. As different projects progress, tutorials on new techniques will be explained and applied. This course is designed for students with experience in woodworking and furniture design.