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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...

    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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  • 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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Intermediate

  • 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: LIMITED SPACE Call to Register

    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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