Digital Art + Design

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
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Intro to SketchUp Make

April 22, 2014 to May 6, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 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.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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Principles of Graphic Design

May 8, 2014 to June 5, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

In this workshop, 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 the bad) and create a variety of projects including logomarks, posters, mailers, ads, and brochures. Through the study of typography, design concepts, and design problem-solving, students will learn about visual communication, creating and finessing a design and working with the creative process with a final product in mind. Using Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, we’ll work through basic design projects as well as view and discuss a variety of professional work samples. Participants must be comfortable with basic computer operations. Mac experience is helpful, but not required.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Digital Painting with Photoshop CS5

May 13, 2014 to June 10, 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, May 17, 2014
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Photoshop: A Crash Course

May 17, 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.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

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Illustrator: A Crash Course

May 31, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Taylor Gillis

In this super condensed “crash course,” students will be introduced to Adobe Illustrator CS5, the top program for creating vector graphics. Adobe Illustrator is great for creating posters, text-based imagery, polished drawings, maps, and more. Illustrator supports cross-media design and multiple graphics formats, and provides endless options to create impressive designs and artwork. 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 17, 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.