Immersive learning intensives in art and design available from NNU faculty.

By enrolling in an NNU Art and Design 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

NNU Art and Design Intensives are open to all adult learners and high school students.

Graphic Design - Basics

What does effective visual communication? There are a lot of programs and tools available today for people to create visuals, but what are the best ways to create visual design? In this course, Professor Mike Bartlett will cover the basics of graphic design communication principles. With his experience with working with Carhartt for five years, teaching for seven years and doing freelance design work for over ten years, Mike has designed everything from packaging, patterns, t-shirts, pants, buttons, posters, websites, logos, and more. In this course, we offer two two-hour sessions with a week in the middle for you to practice. The first two hour class will focus on getting to know you and the projects you work on, learning some of the foundations for graphic design, then setting specific goals to work on over the next week. Then, the second class, a week later, we will review and critique the things you worked on and offer a healthy environment for constructive critique and concrete steps for you to improve over the next three to six months.

August 7, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
August 15, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $99


Drawing & Painting - Intermediate

In this intermediate drawing and painting course, adult and high school students will get a chance to grow from their current skill level. After five years of working with Carhartt, 15 years freelancing, 10 years of artwork for the church, and 7 years teaching, Professor Bartlett has done everything from concept drawing for new products, logo design, motion graphics, video, website design, graphic design, illustration, painting, and more. In this class based setting, this course will explore materials, composition, narrative, themes, technique, and growth opportunities for each student’s chosen discipline. After the beginning of the first class time as a group, the Professor will meet with each student to give them individual guidance and a project to work on for the following week. In the second class, we will review and critique work together as a class and learn about how to analyze others work with constructive feedback. Then, the Professor will give three to six month goals for each student to help them focus on continual growth.

August 6, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
August 13, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $99