digital arts

Adobe Illustrator CC: A Crash Course
Saturday, 1/13/18 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $20
Instructor: Benj Gleeksman
Level: Beginner

Learn Adobe Illustrator CC, the top program for creating vector graphics that can be infinitely scaled up or down. Adobe Illustrator is great for creating posters, text-based imagery, polished drawings, maps, and more. Illustrator supports cross-media design and multiple graphics formats, providing endless options to create impressive designs and artwork.

Adobe InDesign CC: A Crash Course
Sunday, 1/14/18 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $20
Instructor: Benj Gleeksman
Level: Beginner

Learn Adobe InDesign CC, the top creative document publishing program. InDesign is the perfect choice for making any document that needs 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.

How to Visually Advertise Your Business
Thursdays, 1/18/18-2/22/18 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM | 6 Sessions
Member: $165 | Non-Member: $185 | Studio Fee: $5
Instructor: Michael Roach
Level: Intermediate

Learn how to connect your business's visual content to the customer. See common pitfalls to avoid if you prefer a DIY approach. Learn what it takes for the big brands you admire to get advertising right. Whether you do it all yourself or if you trust your advertising to a firm, you'll gain knowledge to save you time, energy, and money.

Instagram for Business: A Crash Course
Saturday, 2/3/18 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $80 | Non-Member: $100 | Studio Fee: $5
Instructor: Michael Roach
Level: Intermediate

Instagram is an online and very social community that no longer consists of just youth. Businesses and brands are making grand entrances on this platform. To succeed, you'll need to add some visual skills to your business toolbox. Build your brand and get results on Instagram with this course.

How to Use Compositional Techniques in Design
Thursdays, 3/29/18-4/19/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 4 Sessions
Member: $140 | Non-Member: $160 | Studio Fee: $5
Instructor: Michael Roach
Level: Intermediate

You've heard of the Rule of Thirds, grids, leading lines, and more ways to compose strong visual work. See why these rules work in many cases and understand how to break the rules to become more creative. Students will view visual media through the filter of these rules. They will observe how creatives adhere to these rules, yet defy them in other instances. At the end of the course, attendees will view visual content in a fresh, exciting, new way.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region. 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. (518) 273-0552

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