Digital Art + Design

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
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Digital Painting with Photoshop CS5

July 29, 2014 to August 26, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM Instructor: Ben Karis-Nix

Ever thought of painting on the computer? In this course for artists and computer buffs alike, we will cover strategies for drawing with Wacom tablets, creating realistic ink and watercolor effects, creating and using textures in photographs and scanned artwork, collaging and compositing photographs with artwork, and more. Learn the basics of Photoshop CS5 while focusing on digital “painting” techniques. You’ll come away with a variety of approaches and a working knowledge of free computer software to download and use on your own. Beginner and intermediate Photoshop users welcome. Participants must be comfortable with basic computer operations. Mac experience is helpful, but not required.

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
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Photoshop: A Crash Course

August 9, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Ben Karis-Nix

This super condensed “crash course” will introduce students to top photo editing program, Adobe Photoshop CS5. Participants will go over basic editing techniques including basic image management, working with layers, resizing images, cropping; color correcting, and saving for various outputs. Participants will need: 10 personal digital images, flash drive or CD/DVD for saving work, and a notebook. This is also a great refresher for someone with Photoshop experience, but wants to become more familiar with the latest version, but students with no prior experience are welcome. Participants must be comfortable with basic computer operations. Mac experience is helpful, but not required.

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
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Introduction to Photoshop: Extended Crash Course

August 20, 2014 to September 10, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Katherine Wright

This accelerated beginner-friendly course will introduce students to editing program Adobe Photoshop CS5. Participants will become adept at using the various tools and will learn basic editing techniques including basic image management, working with layers, resizing images, cropping, color correcting, and saving for various outputs. Participants will need: 10 personal digital images, flash drive or CD/DVD for saving work, and a notebook. Participants must be comfortable on the computer and basic operations. No Class 9/3.

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014
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InDesign: A Crash Course

August 24, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

In this super condensed “crash course,” students will be introduced to Adobe InDesign CS5, the top creative document publishing program. InDesign is the perfect choice for making any document that needs some creative layout, from posters to newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and more. It offers a variety of features to modify your text and images, which can work together in interesting ways to create a unique and professional design.