Digital Art + Design

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
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InDesign: A Crash Course

October 25, 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.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
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Publish a High Quality E-Book

October 28, 2014 to November 18, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Michael Roach

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, and editing their own e-book. These valuable skills are important to make an impact in the digital space and create a high quality e-book that is worth the reading. Michael Roach is a creative consultant and multi-faceted artist. He has over 15 years of professional experience that includes work in new media, design, development, I/T, and publishing.

Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
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Photoshop: A Crash Course

November 8, 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 that 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, Nov 12, 2014
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Digital Painting with Photoshop CS5

November 12, 2014 to December 17, 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. No class 11/26.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
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Introduction to InDesign CS5

November 13, 2014 to December 18, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

In this beginner-friendly 5 week course, students will be introduced to the top creative document publishing program, Adobe InDesign CS5. 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 features to modify your text and images, which can work together in interesting ways to create a unique and professional design. No class 11/27.

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
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SketchUp Make: A Crash Course

December 13, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Ben Karis-Nix

SketchUp Make is a fun, free, and easy-to-use 3D drawing tool with broad appeal. Plan your dream kitchen, design a spaceship, or model vehicles and architecture for comics & animations all using the same intuitive interface. Students will learn how to create 3D models of familiar objects, lay out an interior space at scale, import 3D content, and export their own 3D creations in multiple formats, including: fly-through videos, 2D images, and 3D objects to print, share, or import into other programs.