Digital Media

Increasingly, digital imaging has become a powerful tool in helping artists express their creative vision and digitally produced art has opened new vistas for innovative expression for many exhibiting artists.

Digital Media Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration

Spring 2020 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Dec 3 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Dec 5
Open registration | Tues, Dec 10

Digital Imaging Course Descriptions

 5131 | Digital Negatives

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Joe Harjo
Dates: Sat, 2/8/2020 to 2/8/2020 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $75.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $60.00

This one-day workshop will introduce you to the process of making digital negatives for use in contact printing and other alternative photographic and printmaking processes. Import, export, and variations of the digital negative will be covered as well as what situations they will work best in. The course will include instruction in making digital negatives for Gelatin Silver printing, liquid light, Vandyke, and Platinum and Palladium printing. You can expect to walk away with a basic introductory understanding of how to create and utilize digital negatives within your art making.

 5202 | Digital Imaging.1

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Nancy Cavendar-Garcia
Dates: Wed, 1/22/2020 to 4/1/2020 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $320.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $305.00

This course will provide a thorough grounding in Photoshop and is designed to expand your skills in pixel-based photographic design and printing. Adobe Photoshop® is the primary image processing program used to digitally enhance, alter, and retouch photographic images. Using digital cameras to capture images, as well as flatbed and film scanners to digitize other photographic images, then use computers to improve or alter those images. A variety of output methods will be used, including laser and ink jet printers, to introduce you to the artistic possibilities of digital photography.

 8082 | Animation & Motion Graphics

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Mon, 1/27/2020 to 3/30/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Animated digital graphic effects entertain us more than ever before with multiple outlets on television, the internet, and other digital services. Instruction will focus on the basics of how to use Adobe After Effects® software, as well as some Photoshop for pre-production. Character animation, transitions, masking, 3-D space, and other effects will be covered. Artists and cartoonists will be able to bring their illustrations to animated life! Prerequisite: Cartooning, Comics, Caricature, and Anime, Graphic Novel Design, or similar experience recommended; working knowledge of computers is essential. 

 9824 | Video Editing and Production

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeff DeCuir
Dates: Thurs, 1/30/2020 to 3/19/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $225.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $210.00

This course will explore video shooting and editing utilizing Adobe® Premiere Pro CC. Students will learn how to make a short film from beginning to end. This project includes lighting, shooting high definition video, editing, adding moving background imagery, using a green screen, and adding music, Foley, and sound effects using Adobe® Premier. No camera required. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills will be needed. 

 9832 | Urban Field Recording: Discovering Place Through Sound

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/21/2020 to 3/22/2020 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $135.00

Are there sounds unique to the urban core that help define our city's fabric? In this weekend class we will explore and record the sounds that make up downtown San Antonio, and then employ those sounds into a digital composition. Saturday we will venture forth into the city learning how to record and begin to audibly discover the city. Then it will be back to SSA to learn and listen to important historical examples of this type of recording as well as, importing and editing our audio. On Sunday we will do a second round of recording then come back to arrange what we have captured into a final composition. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills will be needed as we will be using Adobe® Audition and Audacity. You are encouraged to provide some type of portable digital recorder if possible, a few will be available for use in class; please bring a bag lunch and see SSA website for a list of specifics.

 
 

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5131 | Digital Negatives
See description above
Dates: 2/8/2020 - 2/8/2020 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/8/2020 and ending 2/8/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

5202 | Digital Imaging.1
See description above
Dates: 1/22/2020 - 4/1/2020 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/22/2020 and ending 4/1/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 305.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 320.00 ea.

8082 | Animation & Motion Graphics
See description above
Dates: 1/27/2020 - 3/30/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/27/2020 and ending 3/30/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

9824 | Video Editing and Production
See description above
Dates: 1/30/2020 - 3/19/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/30/2020 and ending 3/19/2020 at 9:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 210.00 ea.

9832 | Urban Field Recording: Discovering Place Through Sound
See description above
Dates: 3/21/2020 - 3/22/2020 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/21/2020 and ending 3/22/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

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