CUSTOMIZE YOUR CURRICULUM
SADI’s flexible curriculum gives you the freedom to shape your own artistic direction by exploring a range of disciplines, experimenting and taking risks.
Choose three STUDIO CONCENTRATIONS
Try something new and/or go further in a familiar area in order to expand your potential for the most effective and creative expression of your ideas. Choose one on Monday, one on Wednesday, and one on Friday.
Bring your sketches to life using traditional and digital animation techniques to design unique characters and fascinating visual narratives. Have fun experimenting with both frame-by-frame 2D animation along with strengthening your perception and drawing skills. If you enjoy animated films and like to develop your own stories or comics, this is a good medium for learning new ways to express yourself.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING
Discover the potential of digital photography for producing superb still images and exciting experimental images. You will expand both your creative and technical skills in photographic processes including camera functions, lighting methods, and the use of image enhancement software. Understanding digital photography will provide you with tools that have contemporary applications in many fields. You must bring your own DSLR camera.
Become adept at creating uniquely stylized artwork for telling stories, designing characters, and representing scenes from your imagination. You will experiment with techniques and materials to find inventive ways of combining words, images and ideas. Developing your abilities in illustration will provide you with a range of visual skills useful in many art genres.
Explore the thrilling realm of film and darkroom photography and increase your understanding of how to compose riveting images through the camera’s eye. You will gain skills in aesthetics, camera functions, film development, and darkroom printing. Using traditional tools and techniques will expand your abilities to deal with visual issues in both traditional and digital photography.
Experience what it means to be a fashion designer from producing fashion ideas to sketching and constructing your designs. You will create inspiration boards and fabric stories and also learn draping techniques for designing garments on the dress form. As you gain an understanding of color interaction, form and proportion, you will develop new insights into contemporary fashion.
Explore digital and analog game making as an artist, storyteller and creator of fun. Through designing and building original games, you will gain an understanding of game structure, play experience, and the community aspect of gaming culture. Inventiveness is key as you develop skills in teamwork and systems thinking that will set you apart and can be applied in all types of creative projects. Optional: Bring a high-capacity storage device to save computer-based work.
Experience printmaking as a process-oriented medium that offers many options for dynamic visual effects. A powerful means for communicating ideas, printmaking allows you to take your drawn or painted images and transform them. Focusing on screen printing and wood block techniques, you will be encouraged to explore new materials and create personalized imagery.
Develop skills in creating impressive graphic designs for real world applications such as posters, advertising, multimedia and online. You will have fun using imagery, color, type and composition to express messages with individual style. Experimenting with ways of combining text and images will give you an understanding of visual communication principles valuable in many fields.
pARTICIPATE IN TWO FOUNDATION STUDIOS
The two required Foundation Studios meet Tuesday and Thursday.
Develop your powers of observation and strengthen your abilities to think and express yourself visually on paper. Use a variety of techniques and materials to gain drawing skills that are fundamental to all art and design disciplines including fashion, photography, and digital media.
Use traditional and contemporary media to explore the elements of design - line, shape, color, texture and space - and methods of 2D and 3D visual organization. Develop an understanding of the design process that is fundamental to creating successful projects in all areas of creative expression.