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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

  • 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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  • 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 ...

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

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • 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 ...

    August 1, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • 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 ...

    June 6, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Adobe CC: A Crash Course

    In this crash course students will be introduced to the photo editing programs, Lightroom and Photoshop, both found in Adobe’s Creative Cloud. We will address workflow options, syncing between the two pr...

    July 12, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Photo Boot Camp

    Are you ready for creative vacation? 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 camer...

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

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Introduction to Digital Video

    This beginning video class for adults will serve as an immersive introduction to digital filmmaking. From camera basics to shooting techniques to editing on a variety of programs, this course will provide ...

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

    Instructor: Alexandria Hovet

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  • First Timers Gaming Workshop for Women with Tech Valley Game Space

    Are you interested in making your own games, but unsure about how to get started? Have ever had a crazy idea for a digital game or interactive app, but assumed it would be too difficult and complex to crea...

    June 13, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jamey Stevenson

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  • Sonic Overlook

    Through composition workshops and sound-collecting walks throughout the area, the instructor will help you create your own musical composition inspired by Rensselaer County's changing landscape. Your work ...

    June 24, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Photography 101: LIMITED SPACE Call to Register

    This 5 session 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...

    May 19, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Stop Motion Video with Clay in Bas Relief

    Bring your art to life through the creation of Stop Motion video. You will be shown examples of how contemporary artists are using Stop Motion animation in video work of today. Then you will learn how to w...

    August 12, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • “Bird’s Eye View” Workshop

    Before manned flight was common, the term "bird's eye" was used to distinguish views drawn from direct observation at high locations, or from those constructed from an imagined bird's perspective, and as a...

    August 20, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

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  • Photo Boot Camp

    Are you ready for creative vacation? 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 camer...

    August 24, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Wired Into Art: Introduction to Tech Art

    Learn about the intersection of Art and Technology in this fun and informative class! You’ll learn some basic and approachable tools to integrate technology into your art practice, and take your creative...

    July 28, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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Intermediate

  • 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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  • Sold Out! 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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  • Intermediate Video: Rensselaer County’s Changing Landscape

    In this intermediate-advanced filmmaking class for adults, we will be focusing on gathering inspiration from Rensselaer County Historical Society recent exhibition Scenic Overlook: Perspectives on Renssela...

    July 19, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Alexandria Hovet

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  • Now & Then: A Photographic Exploration of Documenting our Landscape Through Time

    In this two day workshop we students will combine history and art as we investigate the development our local landscape by viewing historical etchings, paintings and photographs dating back to the 1800's. ...

    August 8, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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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...

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

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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