Calendar 2019 - 2020
Fall Session 1: Sept 16 - Nov 9, 2019
Fall Session 2: Nov 11 - January 25, 2020
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2019
Winter Break: Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2019
Spring Session 1: Jan 27 - Mar 21, 2020
Spring Break: Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2020
Spring Session 2: Mar 30 - May 23, 2020
Adobe After Effects Crash Course
10am - 12:30pm
One of the most used animation and visual effects packages in the world today. A basic and invaluable tool for any artist, After Effects is increasingly used in the realm of fine art. This workshop will introduce students to the possibilities of AE, students will learn how to get started with the basics of After Effects, building projects and be introduced to the various aspects of working with moving images and creating simple animations. Open to all students. Basic knowledge of photoshop will be a major bonus.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
1pm - 3:30pm
Adobe Photoshop is a complex graphics, image editing software and paint program and it has become an industry standard and an invaluable tool for artists, designers, and photographers, to edit graphics as well as create and manipulate images. Over the duration of this course, we will learn the basics so that you can complete the most essential tasks of image creation and manipulation, but we will also delve into some of the more advanced features so as to get as much out of the program as possible. Open to all students.
3D Modeling with ZBrush
1pm - 4pm
In this course, you will learn the 3D sculpting techniques in ZBrush, a software program designed by and specifically for artists. ZBrush specializes in free form, the organic process of sculpting, as opposed to a more industrial approach. A wide array of sculpting tools and processes are available for intuitive modeling. We will experience the fundamentals of modeling with specific tools and learn about the possibilities in digital space. These new ways of creating forms will provide you a sense of freedom and playfulness using ZBrush and will allow you to improvise once you have mastered the techniques.
You will learn: The ZBrush interface, Brushes and strokes, Masking, Subdivision and dynamesh, Materials and colors, Preparation for 3D printing. Basic computer skills required.
Photography as Art
1pm - 3pm
This class will explore the use of photography as a way of expression in contemporary art. A series of weekly assignments will encourage students to explore and expand their creative vision. The class will cover technical issues such as how to use a camera, exposure, light sources, managing color, and the use of the computer programs Photoshop and Lightroom to manage and adjust your images. Through weekly presentations, students will become familiar with a variety of approaches to the medium as well as a range of international artists working with photography today. We will conduct regular critiques that will analyze the student’s objectives, intentions, and conceptual ideas. Open to all.