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Digital Media

Increasingly all artists -- even the most 'hands-ons' ones, such as weavers -- find that digital computing is a powerful tool to help express their creative vision. For many exhibiting artists, art produced digitally has opened new vistas for innovative expression

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5001 | Introduction to Computer Graphic Programs
This studio course will develop a strong understanding of the creative possibilities available through the use of Adobe Creative Suite for artistic purposes. Topics include computer graphics hardware, electronic images, electronic publishing, and vector-based graphics. Hands-on training with basic drawing/painting, word processing, and desktop publishing applications will be covered. Assigned projects will explore how to apply art, design, and computer knowledge in solving visual and conceptual problems. Using computers, students will use Adobe Creative Suite , which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Requirements: A working knowledge of computers is essential. A materials list will be provided upon enrollment.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Todd Fichter
Dates: Thurs, 1/28/2016 to 3/31/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $270 | Members: $255
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/28/2016 and ending 3/31/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $270.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $255.00 ea.

5131 | Digital Negatives
This one-day workshop will introduce students 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 and 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. Students can expect to walk away with a basic introductory understanding of how to create and utilize digital negatives within their art making.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Sat, 2/13/2016 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $75 | Members: $60
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/13/2016 and ending 2/13/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.

5137 | Digital Archiving of 2-D Artwork
Professional quality high-resolution photography is a must for artists who care about their artwork. When applying to galleries or shows or posting online, it is the photographed image that represents one's artwork and professionalism. Student-artists in this class will learn how to make professional quality digital documentation of two-dimensional artworks. Learn how to correctly use light meters and different types of lighting. NOTE: A digital SLR camera with manual settings and working knowledge of the camera is necessary (5001 | Intro to the Digital Camera or equivalent knowledge is recommended); please bring your camera to class.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ramin Samandari
Dates: Sat, 3/5/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $85 | Members: $70
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/5/2016 and ending 3/5/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $70.00 ea.

5202 | Digital Imaging.1
This course will provide a thorough grounding in Photoshop and is designed to expand the student's 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, students will then use computers to improve or alter those images. A variety of output methods will be used, including laser and inkjet printers, to introduce students to the artistic possibilities of digital photography.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Joe Harjo
Dates: Thurs, 1/28/2016 to 3/31/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $305 | Members: $290
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/28/2016 and ending 3/31/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $305.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $290.00 ea.

5205 | Digital Imaging.2: Beyond Basics
This class takes up where Digital Imaging.1 leaves off and will introduce new techniques that will enable students to take their Adobe® Photoshop skills to a new level. Delve deeper into essential skills and concepts, and apply them to more complex projects. Topics include color correction workflow, color and tonal correction in depth, advanced techniques for "normal" and problem images, duotones and adjustment layers for split-toning techniques, advanced retouching, and creating complex collages. Selective color enhancement techniques to change, match, and enhance colors will also be covered. Prerequisite: Students should have a good working knowledge of basic Photoshop skills before taking this class.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Joe Harjo
Dates: Wed, 1/27/2016 to 3/30/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $305 | Members: $290
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/27/2016 and ending 3/30/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $305.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $290.00 ea.