Imagine, explore, express this fall at NSCAD
August 26, 2015

One of the five covers for Extended Studies' fall calendar by NSCAD alum Alex Tapia.

It’s time to dust off that New Year’s resolution and to make good on your dreams for 2015 by taking a class through NSCAD University’s School of Extended Studies. 

Always wanted to design your own jewellery, learn screen writing, master Adobe Photoshop? NSCAD University offers more than 35 classes designed to ignite your curiosity and stir your passion for art and design. There are classes geared for children, youths and adults.

Highlights of the fall schedule include Art 101, offering teens 15 years and up the chance to experience different ways of art making, including screen printing, jewellery, ceramics, bookbinding and letterpress. For adults, there’s a new animation workshop taught by experimental filmmaker Sam DeCoste, whose animated documentary Mary & Myself was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, and a new entrepreneurship class taught by Carolyn Crewe. With both a MBA and a BFA, the instructor is uniquely positioned to offer insight into the topic.

Other offerings include everything you’d expect at an art school, including classes in book arts, ceramics, design, digital media, drawing, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking and video and filmmaking. The instructors include some of NSCAD’s finest artists: Rachel de Conde, Patrick Rapati, Ivan Murphy, Caitlin McGuire and Heather Sayeau, to name a few.

Even the course calendar is inviting. Five different covers were created showing the faces of folks who’ve taken Extended Studies classes—and loved them. They were designed by NSCAD design grad Alex Tapia.

Catherine Allen, program coordinator, is anticipating a busy fall to follow a phenomenal summer of innovative programming led by NSCAD student Adonika Clark that attracted a record numbers of campers.

“We had so many amazing instructors who made it so fun and creative for the kids,” she says. “Everyone had a blast.”

The culmination of summer programming is the exhibition Artrageous, showing the artworks of 340 summer campers. The exhibition is on display at the Port Loggia Gallery at NSCAD’s Port Campus from August 28 to September 4, with the opening on Friday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.

To register online for one or more of Extended Studies' fall classes, please see:

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