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Summer Session 2017

Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 7:00 am to Sat, Sep 2, 2017, 8:59 pm


SUMMER SESSION 1 (June 26 - July 28):

Art 26: Intro to Print Media - Bridget Henry
Survey of print medium: basic terminology, techniques, application of tools, materials, and condensed history of development of printmaking. Assignments consist of individual and collaborative projects aimed at building skills and gathering technical experience. Introduction to relief printing (black and white and color), intaglio, letterpress, and interface between photography/computer and the handmade print. Exploration of print media for communication of issues including formal aesthetics, social/psychological and personal narrative. 

Art 105: 3D Printing, Lasercutting & More - Darrell Ruppel
Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. 

Art 106: Introduction to Animation - Kristen Gillette
Introduces animation techniques, practices, history, and theories. Students learn techniques and process in 2D, stop-motion, and digital animation. Projects teach students the workflow of animating including script development, storyboarding, frame-by-frame animation, animatic, digital, and post-production. Students are required to research artists, both historical and contemporary, working in the field of animation and to be able to discuss the work. The course teaches theoretical and historical perspectives on animation and requires students to develop a critical analysis and vocabulary.

Art 111: Figure Drawing - Noah Buchanan
Focuses on drawing from the human figure and exploring the figure for the purpose of personal expression and social communication. Intended for the intermediate/advanced drawing student. 

Art 150: Darkroom Practices - Jack Chapman Students concentrate on darkroom practices and explore visual ideas, directing their work toward individualized goals. Required work includes making photographic prints, reading historical and theoretical works, and examination of photographs. 

SUMMER SESSION 2 (July 31 -  Sept. 1):

Art 20J: Intro to Drawing & Painting - Susana Terrell
Introduces the material practices of painting in combination with the formal vocabulary of the visual arts. A discussion of values, form, color, and figure/ground relationships enters into each class. 

Art 80T: Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice - Kristen Gillette - ONLINE COURSE

An introduction to the digital tools and mediums available for art making. Each tool will be explored through hands-on tutorials and exercises that will cover a wide range of concepts and techniques. A variety of artworks and artists that utilize digital mediums will also be examined.

Learn Fundamentals for:
Image Editing (Adobe Photoshop)
Vector Editing, Digital Drawing +
Working with Text (Adobe Illustrator)
Animation + Video (Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere)
And explore a variety of other programs, apps and tools, from stop-motion to motion-capture, 3D modeling to 8-bit pixel builders, mobile sound loopers to online video mixers and more...

Photography + Photo Editing
Graphic Design: Print / Web / UX / UI
Presentations + Portfolios
Printmaking, Mixed Media + Collage
Typographic Design + Letterforms
3D Fabrication + Sculpture
Animation, Video + Sound
Interactive + Playable Media

Art 105: 3D Printing, Lasercutting & More - Darrell Ruppel
Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. 

Art 132: Figure Painting - Noah Buchanan
Students will learn how to paint the nude figure from life. The major emphasis of this course will be on technical, classical and representational painting skills, and understanding the figure as shape, value, temperature and color.

Art 164A: Screenprinting - Sarah Sanford
This course introduces students to the medium of water‐based Silkscreen printing. One of the more versatile and non‐toxic processes in printmaking, this class will cover a breadth of information including: basic equipment, printing techniques, stenciling processes, photo‐based silkscreen, digital output methods and printing on non‐paper surfaces.

Art 183: Metal Fabrication - Kyle McKinley
Focus on teaching intermediate to advanced students the processes and techniques of direct metal fabrication for contemporary sculpture and design. Explores a range of welding, cutting, and forming techniques and processes through demonstrations, slide lectures, field trips, and studio time. Demonstrations, slide lectures, and critical discussion of work help develop technical and conceptual skills.


  • Each course is 5 credits. 
  • Enrolled painting and drawing students get 24-hour access to the painting and drawing studios. Other studios have extended accessibility as determined by the instructors.
  • Taking Art classes in summer session affords you the rare luxury of not having to be an Art major to attend.
  • An added advantage of taking Art classes in Summer Session is that prerequisites are waived.
  • Art classes fill up quickly so make sure to be on the computer and ready to enroll as soon as enrollment opens.
  • Art classes in summer session will require 30 hours of work per week – 12 hours in class & 18 hours outside of class.

Do not attempt to take more than one art class in the same session.

Do not attempt to take an art class and another class within the same session.

Do not attempt to take an art class in summer session if you have a full time job.

(Attempting the above could result in a lower grade because of an inability to put in the full time required)

Please contact the Summer Session office or visit their website for more information on Summer Session.


Noah Buchanan is a contemporary representational painter of the Figure, in favor of 17th century painting and drawing practices in art making. His studies were classically grounded at the historic Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as well the New York Academy of Art, where he earned his MFA. His paintings are exhibited and represented by John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, CA. His courses in Figure Drawing and Figure Painting are explorations in classical and foundational concepts in using the figure in Art.

Jack Chapman is a photographer and filmmaker living and working in California.  He has brought three solo exhibitions to Europe and has shown work in 11 countries on 4 continents.   Jack received his BA in art from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1999 and a master’s degree from the UCSC Film Department’s Social Documentation program in 2014.  Jack is both a lecturer and Staff Research Associate in the photography area of the Baskin Visual Art Department at UCSC and is an adjunct faculty member of Cabrillo College’s journalism department. Examples of Jack’s work can be found at

Kristen Gillette - 

Bridget Henry -

Kyle Lane-McKinley is an artist and educator in Santa Cruz, California, where he lives with his partner, Madeline Lane-McKinley, and their daughter Tuli. Kyle completed an MFA in the Digital Art and New Media program at UC Santa Cruz in 2010, where he continues to work as a lecturer, research associate and as coordinator of the Social Practice Arts Research Center (SPARC). You’ll often also find him at Bike Church Santa Cruz or Santa Cruz Community Farmer’s Markets, or, recently, restoring and remodeling a classic "Japanese" bungalow in downtown Santa Cruz.

Darrell Rppel - 

Sarah Sanford [] is a visual artist located in Santa Cruz, CA. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and throughout the UK. Investigating the ephemeral qualities of light and glass, she incorporates photography, printmaking, drawing and installation to create abstract images reminiscent of forms present in the natural world.  Sanford holds a Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking from the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland (2003). Her professional practice includes collaborations, studio tours, guest lectures and workshops. She is a member of the Los Angeles Printmakers and a lecturer at the University of California Santa Cruz. 

Susana Terrell is a figurative painter and printmaker, with a special interest in drawing as a foundation for visual thinking. Her work, which has been exhibited internationally, is based on the metaphoric nature of life experiences and often makes reference to art history. One of her prints was selected for the collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in 2014. She has been teaching Studio Art at UCSC and UCSC Extension since 1993 and was honored with an “Excellence in Teaching” Award from the UCSC Academic Senate Committee on Teaching in 2005 for “exemplary and inspiring teaching.”