Intensives

Immersive learning intensives in art, design and technology available from NNU faculty and instructors

By enrolling in an NNU Art, Design and Technology Intensive you can –

  • Pursue new interests
  • Enrich yourself personally
  • Enjoy gaining knowledge and skills in your chosen craft
  • Engage with our community
  • Continue lifelong learning
  • Learn from NNU faculty and instructors

NNU Art, Design and Technology Intensives are open to all adult learners. These community learning opportunities include an on-campus workshop (or workshops), followed up with an online option for showcasing your work and asking your instructor for feedback.

Digital Photography - Basics

This intensive is an interactive introduction to digital photography. We will be covering topics such as; aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and composition. My goal is not only to teach you some basics of digital photography but to also pass on valuable information that I've gained over my 20+ years as a professional photographer. If you are just starting out with a DSLR, mirrorless, or even a point and shoot camera, have no idea how to use the extra buttons/menus outside of "auto" mode or want to take better photos, this workshop/class is for you.

August 3 (Sat): 4 hours
Online: 2 hours

Cost: $199

Digital Photography - Intermediate

This intensive is designed to follow Digital Photography I, intro to digital photography. If you are comfortable with the basics then take the next step and let's dive in deeper with this intermediate digital photography class. We will be taking a closer look at a variety of topics so you become more comfortable with your camera and get the results you've been looking for.

Oct 12 (Sat): 4 hours
Online: 2 hours

Cost: $199

Fundamentals of Drawing: Proportions, Perspective, and Value

This drawing intensive is designed for anyone who has an interest in translating the world they see around them onto paper through various drawing techniques. Adult students with prior drawing experience as well as those just starting out are both welcome in this course. We will use a combination of graphite and charcoal to learn about how to create the illusion of space in a drawing through accurate proportions and perspective. We will also investigate the role that light and dark values have in making shaded objects appear 3D on the page. Join us for this hands-on opportunity to learn valuable techniques and approaches to drawing that will prepare you to create with confidence both in and outside the classroom.

July 23 (Tue): 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM)
July 25 (Thurs): 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM)
Online: 1 hour

Cost: $199 + $40 Supplies Kit

Fundamentals of Drawing: Composition, Shading, and Texture

This drawing intensive is designed for anyone who would like to be able to push their drawing skills to the next level by exploring ways to create realistic representations of the world around them. Adult students with prior drawing experience as well as those just starting out are both welcome in this course. We will begin by reviewing the basics of value, proportions, and composition in drawing and then move into learning various shading techniques to create life-like volume and texture. We will use both graphite and charcoal and work from a variety of sources including still-lives, photos and the work of other accomplished artists. Join us for this hands-on opportunity to gain confidence in your drawing skills both in and outside the classroom.

Aug 6 (Tue): 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM)
Aug 8 (Thurs): 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM)
Online: 1 hour

Cost: $199 + $40 Supplies Kit

Foundations in Digital Media Communication

Have you ever wrestled over what image, text, and design to use on social media, a website, or other digital platform? In this course, we will cover the basics in choosing an image, formatting for different platforms, editing, and programs to help you through the process. In this introductory course, you will become more proficient in your digital communication by clarifying your design goals and understanding how to get there quickly.

Aug 5 (Mon): 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM)
Aug 7 (Wed): 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM)
Online: 1 hour

Cost: $199

Web Design

In this introductory web design course, we will look at how to buy a domain name, what web hosting service best fits your needs, set up Wordpress hosting, utilizing a theme, manage plug-ins, connect social media, setting up basic pages for your site, scaling content for tablet and mobile devices, saving images for the web, and best practices for a good user experience. Temporary accounts will be set up for all students with Wordpress and the Divi theme.

Aug 12 (Mon): 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM)
Aug 14 (Wed): 2.5 hours (6:30PM-9PM)
Online: 1 hour

Cost: $199