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Explore the Role of Dynamic Media in Communication Design at MassArt (Sponsor) 


Image: Andrew Ringler: Music Sequencing, 2016

The MFA: Design (Dynamic Media Institute) at MassArt explores the role and possibilities of dynamic media in communication design. Each student’s vision for design develops into an original body of ideas and fresh practice.

Students come to DMI from diverse backgrounds: architects, industrial designers, programmers, engineers, filmmakers, musicians, anthropologists, photographers, fine artists, and graphic designers. They come from all over the world, including Central and South America, Asia, Europe and the United States. The student body reflects the program’s cross-disciplinary approach to dynamic media design.

Admission to DMI is highly selective. The 60-credit MFA: Design program is offered in three tracks: a two-year track in four semesters; a three-year track in five semesters; or a three-year track in six semesters, the difference being the distribution of elective credits. DMI also offers a one-year fellowship “non-matriculating track” to which candidates are accepted based on specific project proposals.

For more details and application info, visit dynamicmediainstitute.org.

Winsor & Newton #InspiredByProMarker Drawing Challenge (Sponsor) 


Wanna win a stockpile of high-quality markers? Winsor & Newton are inviting graphic marker lovers all over the world to participate in their global #InspiredByProMarker drawing challenge. For this new contest, artists are asked to create an artwork based on a template of lines derived from the Winsor & Newton logo using predominantly ProMarkers and/or BrushMarkers.

The challenge winner will receive the full range of ProMarkers and BrushMarkers—that’s 220 high quality markers. Two additional runners-up will be awarded with a marker prize, as will a favorite selected by the public.





The rules for the competition are simple:

    1. Create an original artwork using the lines of the template.

    2. Use mainly Promarkers and/or BrushMarkers for the artwork and upload your completed piece to Instagram using the hashtags #InspiredByPromarker and #WinsorNewtonChallenge.

    3. The challenge runs until midnight (GMT) on October 31st and the winners will be announced on November 30th. So far, over 650 entries have been posted and Winsor & Newton is super excited to see all the new entries still to come.

For full terms and conditions, please visit the contest page. Get drawing, and good luck!

Can Design Enrich Human Experience? Discover Innovative Graduate Programs at Parsons (Sponsor) 


Students at Parsons School of Design challenge convention to explore design from a human-centered perspective. They explore, disrupt, and experiment, drawing on all disciplines to design for a world that doesn’t exist yet.

Here are four highlights from the 17 master’s programs offered at Parsons:

Communication Design (MPS): Relay information and ideas in an increasingly digital landscape. Graduate with technical knowhow and leadership skills that set you apart in the professional world.

Design and Urban Ecologies (MS): Reinvigorate urban environments alongside the communities that live there. Create policies to transform community organizing, public space, housing, infrastructure, and more.

Design Studies (MA): Explore the influence of design on the past, present, and future. Study through a unique, multidisciplinary approach, discovering ways that design can affect social change.

Lighting Design (MFA): Study the intellectual, aesthetic, and technical dimensions of light, and discover its social impact. Combine with a Architecture or Interior Design degree.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall  2017.

Embrace Your Creativity Anywhere With SVA (Sponsor) 


It’s now easier than ever to connect with innovative educational content and global communities. SVA’s fall 2016 online courses include:

Principles of Visual Language: Form and Color
Typography and Identity
Coding for Artists: The Web as Installation Site
Emergent Art Worlds: Alternatives to the Gallery System
The Pow! Creating Art that Packs a Punch
Creative Seeing
Video and Social Media as Agitational Art
Social Documentary: Photographing with Your Heart
#GenderSexPhoto: Queer Studies, Feminist Art
The Artist as Philosopher
Writing for Comics
Scriptwriting Workshop

To find out more, visit sva.edu/continuing-education/online-courses.

Sponsor // Get 50% Off the Craftsy Online-Video Class ‘Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor’ 


Depict the world around you in fascinating detail using a relaxed, methodical approach. With artist and instructor Steven Reddy as your guide, capture highly detailed scenes as you learn techniques for creating contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, beautiful watercolors, and more. Enroll in the online Craftsy class, Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor, for 50% off today — a special offer for Colossal readers.

In these online-video lessons, you’ll learn how to break down a complex scene into an initial sketch that’s light and loose. Then, create contour drawing and a grisaille underpainting that will bring extraordinary dimension to your work, before using a limited watercolor palette to enhance your piece with harmonious color. Finally, finish your work by using contour lines to suggest shaping and hatch marks to create texture.

Visit Craftsy.com today to get 50% off lifetime access to the online class, Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor, and give it a try risk-free with Craftsy’s 100% money-back promise. Offer expires September 26, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

Print & Sell Your Own Wares With a Free Online Store from Threadless Artist Shops (Sponsor) 


Wanna sell your art in an online shop without dealing with the manufacturing, shipping, returns, and extra stock? Artist Shops by Threadless make running your online shop easy by taking care of all that hassle, leaving you more time to make great art. And best of all, sign up is totally free.

Artist Shops make customization a breeze, offering multiple layouts, colors, and display options that allow you to make your shop unique; no confusion or coding required. Customize everything from your shop’s appearance, to what apparel styles and colors you offer.

Sign up is quick, easy, and totally free. Reserve your Artist Shop now and sell your art on apparel pain-free.

Want to see Artist Shops in action? Check out Tara McPherson, Nicholas Bruno, Camille Chew and Alex Pardee.

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