When registration opened for fall classes at the Art School last week the demand was so high it crashed our site (sorry about that!). Fortunately we had it back up and running smoothly within minutes, and since then seats have been filling up quickly.

There are lots of classes to choose from, including a few classes and workshops that the Art School is offering for the first time. Below are a just a few of those exciting new opportunities.

Cosplay Model Figure Drawing

Artwork by instructor Devin Oishi

Artwork by instructor Devin Oishi

“We’ve done plenty of live model drawing courses before, but never with the model in cosplay,” says director of the Art School Vince Hazen. Manga Bento’s Devin Oishi teaches this course in which students can sharpen their manga technique by drawing a live cosplay (a portmanteau of “costume” and “play”) model in a series of poses.

The course will cover use of drawing materials, perspective, form and proportion, and students will discuss historical and modern cross-cultural influences of Japanese pop culture and western art. Students who wish to model in a cosplay costume may contact the Art School office at 532-8741.

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Onggi and Buncheong

Artwork by instructor Lee Kang Hyo

Artwork by instructor Lee Kang Hyo

As part of September’s Splendid Korea Month programming, the museum brings Korean contemporary ceramics artist Lee Kanghyo for a special performance at ARTafterDARK: BiBimBash.

Lee is internationally renowned for his mastery of the onggi ceramics forming technique and the buncheong ceramics decoration technique. He combines these techni to create his own hybrid style.

Visiting curator in the Asian art department Ga Young Oh immediately saw an opportunity in Lee Kanghyo’s visit. “It’s rare to see a master contemporary Korean ceramics artist like Lee here,” she says,.“We planned to have him offer a two-day workshop at the Art School in the weekend following his ARTafterDARK performance.”

In the class students will see Lee demonstrate both the onggi and buncheong techniques. They will learn how to form and beat thick coils together to shape a vessel, and a variety of innovative methods for applying white slip (a common decoration found in buncheong ceramics).

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Create an Artist Website

Image by instructor Christine Koroki

Image by instructor Christine Koroki

Making a career out of being an artist requires more than artistic skill. It also requires a little business, marketing, and technical savvy. In this workshop led by instructor and Art School graphic artist Christine Koroki, students will learn to create a beautiful website to showcase their work online and be noticed by galleries and museums.

“A class environment to create an online website is helpful not only because you get support from the instructor, but you get to tackle challenges and solutions with fellow classmates,” says Koroki.

Students will learn how to create their own online portfolio through the content management system Squarespace. They will also learn to use templates that compliment their own artistic styles.

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See the complete class list.