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Dust off your digital camera to finally use all the features, learn the functions of Photoshop, or discover how to edit video clips together into a professional-quality movie. You can learn all of this (and more!) in Digital Arts classes at The Arts Center.

Our instructors are experts that will help you master digital art and design that can be used at work and at home. It’s amazing what you can do with a little know-how and some hands-on practice.

 

Beginner

  • Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this this super condensed “crash course” students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This course will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras...

    February 21, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this this super condensed “crash course” students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This course will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras...

    April 11, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Photoshop Elements: A Crash Course

    This super condensed “crash course” will introduce students to top photo editing program designed for everyday consumers, Adobe Photoshop Elements 13. Participants will go over basic editing techniques...

    March 28, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Introduction to Photoshop Elements

    This beginner-friendly course will introduce students to the editing program Adobe Photoshop Elements 13, designed for the everyday consumer. Participants will become adept at using the various tools and w...

    February 4, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Principles of Graphic Design

    In this class, students will be introduced to the elements and principles of basic design. Part history lesson, and part art class, students will learn about design in the world we live in (the good and t...

    February 26, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

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  • A Conceptual Approach to Music Technology

    Learn live sound, recording, editing, and production concepts in ways you can apply to a variety of contexts. In this hands-on class students will cover a variety of software platforms and hardware applica...

    March 3, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Alex DiCicco

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  • Intro to Digital Video Production

    This introductory class you will cover all aspects of digital video production from initial concept to finished movie. Students will learn about preproduction planning, story boarding, cameras, lighting, s...

    March 9, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Alexandria Hovet

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  • Adobe Illustrator CC: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed crash course, students will be introduced to Adobe Illustrator CC, the top program for creating vector graphics which can be scaled up or down infinitely. Adobe Illustrator is great...

    March 21, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Michael Roach

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  • Publish a High Quality E-Book

    Why an e-book? The truth is your audience has a voracious appetite for high-quality content. Using a collaborative publishing scenario, participants will exercise and learn skills for writing, designing, a...

    April 2, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Michael Roach

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  • Exploring Sound in the Sonic Sandbox

    Have you ever noticed the steady rhythm of rain tapping on your roof? The low drone of your neighbor's lawnmower? This class will invite students to consider and analyze the musical qualities (rhythm, pitc...

    April 13, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Beginning Digital Photography

    Have a new digital SLR camera and don’t know how to use it? This course is geared towards novice photographers who are interested learning how to use their DSLR camera, and will also incorporate both co...

    April 17, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Erika Nusser

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  • Adobe InDesign CC: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed “crash course,” students will be introduced to Adobe InDesign CC, the top creative document publishing program. InDesign is the perfect choice for making any document that needs...

    April 18, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

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  • Introduction to InDesign CC

    In this beginner friendly 5 week class, students will be introduced to the top creative document publishing program, Adobe InDesign CC. InDesign is the perfect choice for making any document that needs cre...

    April 30, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

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  • Adobe After Effects CC: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed “crash course,” students will be introduced to Adobe After Effects CC, the industry-standard motion graphics software for students interested in experimenting with animation and...

    May 16, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ben Karis-Nix

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  • The Magic of Animation: An Introduction to Creating Digital Animation

    For everyone who has experienced the joy of animation this introductory class will deepen your appreciation by sharing the process behind the magic and the creation of your own short animation. This class ...

    April 16, 2015 — 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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  • DATE CHANGE! Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras as well ...

    March 8, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course: LIMITED SPACE Call 273-0552 to Register

    In this super condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras as well ...

    January 31, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Photography 101: LIMITED SPACE Call 273-0552

    This class will define and clarify the functions that are found on most digital SLR cameras, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn abo...

    March 18, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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Intermediate

  • Adobe CC Photoshop & Lightroom: A Crash Course

    In this one day intense workshop, participants will be exposed to to an overview of Lightroom and Photoshop that is found in Adobe's Creative Cloud. We will address workflow options, syncing between the tw...

    February 22, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Introduction to Adobe CC: Lightroom & Photoshop

    In this 6 week class, participants will learn to use the photo editing programs, Lightroom and Photoshop, both found in Adobe's Creative Cloud. We will address workflow options, syncing between the two pro...

    May 6, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Digital Painting with Photoshop CC

    Ever thought of painting on the computer? In this class for artists and computer buffs alike, we will cover strategies for drawing with Wacom tablets, creating realistic ink and watercolor effects, creatin...

    April 14, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Ben Karis-Nix

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  • Photojournalism with Cindy Schultz

    In this hands-on photojournalism class, Students will move beyond taking aesthetically pleasing pictures and learn to tell visual stories. Times Union photographer Cindy Schultz will explain how to frame ...

    April 14, 2015 — 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Cindy Schultz

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  • SOLD OUT! Photography 102

    Students will expand on the basic photography skills taught in Photography 101 and become exposed to a variety of “real world” situations to better improve their images. Students will also be introduce...

    May 4, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Photography 102

    Students will expand on the basic photography skills taught in Photography 101 and become exposed to a variety of “real world” situations to better improve their images. Students will also be introduce...

    July 13, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • NEW START DATE! Adobe CC After Effects

    This class introduces Adobe's industry-standard motion graphics software to students interested in experimenting with animation and incorporating professional effects into their films and videos. For user...

    February 3, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Ben Karis-Nix

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Advanced

  • Studio Photography

    In this workshop participants will be exposed to the foundations of Studio Photography. We will discuss how to create light for various studio applications, including tabletop and portrait work. Participan...

    February 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Introduction to Off Camera Flash

    In this intense workshop, participants will be exposed to the foundation of using Flash Photography. We will discuss how to create and modify light for various applications including event and portrait wor...

    March 14, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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