Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will be conducted virtually until further notice. We will return to the Mason Gross School facilities for each class as soon as guidance from Rutgers University indicates we are safely able to do so.
Join the vibrant artistic community of Mason Gross School of the Arts! Learn new skills, hone your talents, explore new art forms, styles, and cultures – all under the guidance of faculty from the state’s premier arts conservatory.
- Feminist Practices in Visual Art
- Portrait Painting
- Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud
- Lila Flow Yoga Teacher Training
Rutgers students, staff, faculty and alumni receive 10% off.
Discounts may not be combined. Discounts not applicable to Lila Flow Yoga Teacher Training.
Feminist Practices in Visual Art
June 7–July 26, 2021 (Mondays) 6:30–8:30 p.m.
This course will explore drawing, painting, mixed media, and interdisciplinary visual art through an intersectional feminist lens. We will look at diverse artists in art history as well as contemporary artists whose work engages with feminist discourse, such as Lubaina Himid, Louise Bourgeois, Kara Walker, Nicole Eisenman, Käthe Kollwitz, Frida Kahlo, Hilma af Klint, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Students will have opportunities to make their own work that responds to the subject matter we explore. The course will incorporate readings and discussions of texts by authors such as Lorraine O’Grady, Linda Nochlin, bell hooks, Audre Lorde, and Susan Sontag, and will include slide presentations, demonstrations of techniques, and critiques of student work.
June 9–July 28, 2021 (Wednesdays) 6:30–8:30 p.m.
In this course, students will learn how to paint portraits that capture likeness and explore stylistic, narrative, and psychological expression. The course will include instruction on composition, brushwork, color, value, texture, and a range of painting materials and techniques, as well as continuous discussion of portraiture’s historical and contemporary significance. We will look at examples of portraits by diverse artists in art history as well as artists working today, including Toyin Ojih Odutola, Kerry James Marshall, Alice Neel, Max Beckmann, David Hockney, Amy Sherald, Lubaina Himid, Nicole Eisenman, Titus Kaphar, and Jordan Casteel, and will recontextualize examples of artists’ work that have been excluded by/included in the Eurocentric art historical canon. Students will have opportunities to paint from life, from references, and from imagination, and the course will incorporate slide presentations, demonstrations, and critiques of student work.
Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud
Weekly classes, 7–8:30 p.m.
3 sessions per course
Cost: $90 per course
Enroll in two or more courses and receive 20% off!
Whether you are looking to add new skills to your professional portfolio, work on your own creative projects, or “try before you buy” our Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud classes have you covered. Learn how to get started in any of eight industry-leading programs, guided by expert instructors from the Mason Gross Department of Art & Design. Each course includes a 21-day license to the Adobe Creative Cloud.
All classes will be taught via Zoom, allowing participants to see exactly how the instructors use each program, in real-time on their screen. Students will be able to ask questions, troubleshoot, and share their work with the instructor and class.
Adobe After Effects
June 24–July 8, 2021 (Thursdays) 7–8:30 p.m.
With After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions, remove an object from a clip, animate a logo or character––take any idea and make it move.
June 3–17, 2021 (Thursdays) 7–8:30 p.m.
Design interactive animations for games, TV shows, and the web. Bring cartoons and banner ads to life. Create animated doodles and avatars or add action to eLearning content and infographics.
June 1–18, 2021 (Tuesdays) 7–8:30 p.m.
Audition is a comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content. This powerful audio workstation is designed to accelerate video production workflows and audio finishing — and deliver a polished mix with pristine sound.
July 15–29, 2021 (Thursdays) 7–8:30 p.m.
The industry-standard vector graphics software lets you create everything from web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging, and billboards.
July 13–27, 2021 (Tuesdays) 7–8:30 p.m.
The industry-leading layout and page design software for print and digital media has everything you need to create and publish books, digital magazines, eBooks, posters, interactive PDFs, and more.
June 9–23, 2021 (Wednesdays) 7–8:30 p.m.
Lightroom is perfect for basic photo editing, organization, and storage, built on a subset of Photoshop’s features that are custom tailored to the contemporary photographer.
June 7–21, 2021 (Mondays) 7–8:30 p.m.
From photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design—you can do it all in Photoshop.
Adobe Premiere Pro
June 22–July 6, 2021 (Tuesdays) 7–8:30 p.m.
Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing software with creative tools that help you craft footage into polished films and videos.
Lila Flow Teacher Training
June 1–30, 2021
Continuous 3-hour daily sessions, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Dance Department of Mason Gross School of the Arts, in cooperation with Rutgers Recreation Services, and Rutgers Community Arts, is now offering 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Registered Teacher Training and Certification via Lila Flow Yoga. All students must complete an application for this program: https://forms.gle/CDeQdLaK87niS8258
Lila Flow 200-hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is an immersive program designed to elicit knowledgeable, inspired, and compassionate yoga teachers. We provide the tools to create intelligent and anatomically driven classes and encourage you to develop your individual style through playfulness and creativity. We have students creating and teaching from day one, so by the end of the training you are prepared to step into the seat of the Teacher with confidence and grace. Our curriculum builds sequentially to support your growth, while challenging you to embody the philosophy of yoga in your daily life, both on and off the mat.
Built into the training is the opportunity to continue your studies with Lila Flow Yoga. We have an online platform for all of our students to gain experience teaching if they wish to join, lifetime free enrollment in The Authentic Teacher, a virtual Pilates Mat training, an opportunity to co-teach in Love Surf Yoga retreats and assist during future Lila Flow YTTs abroad.
Taryn Vander Hoop