2024 Courses Posted

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2024 Courses

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Course List

  • Drawing, Study, and Inspiration

    Available
    Catalog Number
    ARTSTUDI TBD1-01
    Course Cost
    $2744.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    In this course, we turn to the practice of copying as a form of study, appreciation, and inspiration. Using the Cantor Museum collection, the Bowes Art Library, and the internet, we will curate personal archives of images which we will draw from – literally and figuratively– to explore a range of techniques and approaches to image making. An emphasis will be placed on drawing as routine and the keeping of a sketchbook/journal. Students will train in ways of seeing that will allow them to employ skills and iconography learned from studying other images towards the development of their own unique visual language.

    Details

    Units
    2
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Emily Harter
    Dates
    -
  • Painting and Acrylics

    Available
    Catalog Number
    ARTSTUDI TBD2-01
    Course Cost
    $2744.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    Painting and Acrylics is an introductory studio art course open to all students. In this class you will be exposed to a range of strategies and subject matter for painting with acrylics. Each week students will be shown new techniques and asked to put them into practice with class projects e.g., cloud painting, self-portraits, and making your own masterpiece. At the end of this course students will understand how to use acrylic paint to render any and all representational subject matter.

    Details

    Units
    2
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Cooper Salmon
    Dates
    -
  • smART Phone Photography

    Available
    Catalog Number
    ARTSTUDI TBD3-01
    Course Cost
    $2744.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    This course explores the potential of your cell phone in working in various photography art practices, ranging from experimental to documentary-style photography. We will leverage the potential of the cell phone by delving into different genres through hands-on assignments, demo lessons, and discussions about artists working with this photography. We will merge a critical analysis of contemporary photography with a study of early forms of popular photography, examining the democratization of this medium. By completing our weekly assignments and lessons, you will learn to better articulate and convey ideas through photography, expand your technical and conceptual approach, and understand how we communicate through images.

    Details

    Units
    2
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Damon Casarez
    Dates
    -
  • Arranging Things: Still Life and Composition

    Available
    Catalog Number
    ARTSTUDI TBD5-01
    Course Cost
    $2744.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    This introductory class explores how we arrange objects and understand their meaning. Using personal props, students will experiment creating still life photographs while thinking about object placement, scale, lighting, and perspective. Together we will analyze their photo compositions using concepts like hierarchy, alignment, and metaphor. Students will be given weekly assignments to develop their visual storytelling skills as well as their ability to read object arrangements. Weekly slide lectures will explore historical and cultural depictions of objects in still life. Students will be asked to participate by bringing in examples of still life imagery they find inspiring to share with the group. The purpose of this course is to help students learn the ways in which object arrangements communicate.

    Details

    Units
    2
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Elina Frunmnerman
    Dates
    -
  • Ballet I: Introduction to Ballet

    Available
    Catalog Number
    DANCE 48-01
    Course Cost
    $1372.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    Fundametals of ballet technique including posture, placement, the foundation steps, and ballet terms; emphasis on the development of coordination, balance, flexibility, sense of lines, and sensitivity to rhythm and music. May be repeated for credit.

    Details

    Units
    1
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Anton Pankevich
    Dates
    -
  • Hip Hop I: Introduction to Hip Hop

    Available
    Catalog Number
    DANCE 58-01
    Course Cost
    $1372.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    Steps and styling in one of America's 21st-century vernacular dance forms. May be repeated for credit.

    Details

    Units
    1
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Ronnie Reddick
    Dates
    -
  • An Intro to Making: What is EE

    Available
    Catalog Number
    ENGR 40M-01
    Course Cost
    $6860.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    Is a hands-on class where students learn to make stuff. Through the process of building, you are introduced to the basic areas of EE. Students build a "useless box" and learn about circuits, feedback, and programming hardware, a light display for your desk and bike and learn about coding, transforms, and LEDs, a solar charger and an EKG machine and learn about power, noise, feedback, more circuits, and safety. And you get to keep the toys you build.

    Details

    Units
    5
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    TBD
    Dates
    -
    Prerequisites

    CS 106A

  • Image and Sound: Filmmaking for the Digital Age

    Available
    Catalog Number
    FILMPROD 106S-01
    Course Cost
    $4116.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    Despite the rise of emerging forms like two-minute YouTube videos, six second Vines, or interactive storytelling modules, many core principles of visual storytelling remain unchanged. In this hands-on film production class students will learn a broad set of filmmaking fundamentals (basic history, theory, and practice) and will apply them creating film projects using tools such as iPhones, consumer cameras and FCPX.

    Details

    Units
    3
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    TBD
    Dates
    -
  • Silver Pendant Project

    Available
    Catalog Number
    ME 248-01
    Course Cost
    $1372.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    In this workshop, 40 students will design and create a silver pendant. Beginning with a basic introduction to design and CAD, students will use a computer aided design tool to create a 3D model of their pendant design. Next, using machines and processes at the Product Realization Lab, students will build a version of their part in a wax-like material. This part will then be used in a lost-wax investment casting process to turn the printed part into a cast silver part. Finally, the students will be introduced to a set of hand tools they will use to turn their cast silver part into a finished silver pendant.

    Details

    Units
    1
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 6 weeks
    Instructors
    Amanda Knox Sather, Sara Shaughnessy
    Dates
    -
  • Summer Orchestra

    Available
    Catalog Number
    MUSIC 160S-01
    Course Cost
    $1372.00
    Population
    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
    Summary

    See Website for Details. Zero unit enrollment option available with instructor permission. By enrolling in this course you are giving consent for the video and audio recording and distribution of your image and performance for use by any entity at Stanford University.

    Course Notes

    Please enroll in this course via Axess/SimpleEnroll and use Canvas to enroll in the discussion sections.

    Details

    Units
    1
    Interest Area
    Creativity and Design
    Course Format & Length
    In-Person, 8 weeks
    Instructors
    Paul Phillips
    Dates
    -

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