Photoshelter, a worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, photo sales, marketing and archiving tools for photographers just listed our very own Todd Bigelow and his Business of Photography course as one of their 50 Awesome Photo Workshops from Around the World. Judging from student feedback and our insight into Todd’s extensive knowledge and expertise, we couldn’t agree more. Currently offering the workshop at Otis, it will return to UCLA Extension in our upcoming Summer quarter on July 12th & 13th.
A welcome to the future courtesy of designer and UCLA Extension instructor Masaki Koike!
Welcome to Artist’s Select, a new series on our blog featuring compelling imagery that provokes and inspires – selected by some of our favorite artists, designers and instructors. Our first selection is courtesy of artist Alison Blickle, who writes:
“Recently I’ve been looking at images from a variety of times and places– ancient Egyptian art, alchemical illustrations from the Middle Ages, textiles and patterns from the Middle East and the American Southwest, old Russian fairy tale illustrations, and the photography of Studio Manasse from the 1920s. I’ve also been inspired by a recent trip to Alaska– the wild landscape and the art of the native people there are so beautiful. Looking at the work of other artists is always important to me too. Lately I’ve been into Edouard Vuillard and William Blake, and the paintings of my friends Jeni Spota in New York and Howard Eige in Oakland, CA.”
This fall we’re pleased to have Douglas Hill teaching an online section of the course Photographic Composition. Douglas is a celebrated photographer of architecture and interior design, as well as the author of several series that capture the character and feel of our great city. His class is great for anyone who would like to strengthen their skills in composition, an element of your photography practice that is vital but sometimes overlooked in favor of more technical considerations. Certificate students can use it as an elective toward their progress as well.
Douglas was kind enough to share his syllabus for the class, so check it out to get a sense of the projects and what you’ll accomplish. Assignment 1, called “Be an Urban Explorer” should get you excited to start!
Have a look at some of Douglas’ photography below, and view more on his website: douglashillphotography.com.
For many designers, calligraphy might not be the first thought when it comes to building your skill set. But for the last few years, Carrie Imai has been showing students that learning calligraphy can be a valuable skill, applicable to many design projects and goals.
As one student who recently took the class said:
“I had always been curious about calligraphy but never set out to try to learn it on my own. After hearing how calligraphy had been influential to Steve Jobs, I decided to take this Extension course. After only ten weeks of experience, I can say that this class has helped to improve my skills as a designer and artist. The combination of drawing (rendering letterforms) and typography/layout, as well as the exposure to new materials (inks, papers) is an invaluable experience for all designers.”
This Spring, Carrie will be teaching the Roman Majuscules alphabet. A few examples are included below. For those in the DCA certificate program, the class can be used as an elective.
Prototype: Dimensional Typography
February 21 – March 14, 2013
Friday March 1st
Artist Talk 7:30 – 8:30pm
(Gallery open 6 – 7pm)
Laguna College of Art + Design
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Check out DCA instructor Michael Newman’s review of the new Shapeoko CNC Mill Kit.