Winter 2009 – sorted by start date


Experimental Video — January 13 – February 10
DV Workshop (A) — January 14 – February 11
Darkroom Photography — January 14 – March 4
Clay Animation (8–12) — January 17 – February 7
3D Computer Animation (14–17) — January 17 – February 7
Digital Photo for Teens (14–17) — January 20 – February 24
B&W Photography for Teens (14–17) — January 20 – February 24
Intro to Digital Photo — January 21 – March 11
Intro to Web Design — January 22 – February 26
Photoshop (A) — January 23 – February 13
Pinhole Photography (14–17) — January 24 – February 14
Experimental Animation — January 26 – February 23
Intro to Photography — January 26 – March 2
Musique Concrète — February 7 – 28
DV Workshop (B) — February 18 – March 18
Photoshop (B) — February 20 – March 13
Circuit Building 1 — February 17 – March 10
Animation for Kids (5–7) — February 21 – March 14



Experimental Video
EMA 105       Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
5 Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm ... January 13 – February 10
Michael Johnsen
$135 members, $150 non-members

Explore new frontiers in the medium of video by combining unusual traditional techniques with current digital video and sound processes to make your own distinctive video art. Video feedback, optical effects and video installation art will be covered along with personal, non-technical approaches to video production. Finished projects can be burned to a DVD or posted on the internet. Equipment will be provided for use during class time and students may choose to borrow equipment outside of class for an access fee of $25, or use their own equipment. Max enrollment: 8.



DV Workshop (A)
EMA 101a       Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
5 Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm ... January 14 – February 11
Gordon Nelson
$160 members, $185 non-members

If you are wondering where to start taking video classes, look no further. This class is designed to facilitate students in refining creative and technical skills with a goal towards making an original finished video project. Participants will be guided through planning, shooting, editing and finishing for posting on the web or burning to DVD. Production equipment will be provided for use during class time and students may choose to borrow equipment outside of class for an access fee of $25, or use their own equipment. Max enrollment: 5.



Darkroom Photography
PHO 110       Lecture Studio
8 Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm ... January 14 – March 4
Richard Hurst
$240 members, $260 non-members

This darkroom-intensive course is for experienced students with a foundation in photography. Participants can refine their technical skills for black & white film processing and fine-tune printing and enlarging skills. Includes the use of fiber–base paper and an introduction to the zone system. These advanced techniques can be applied towards a personal project. Bring a camera and one unexposed roll of 24–exposure film to the first class. Students provide paper.



Clay Animation (ages 8–12)
Class full, call to be added to waiting list
EMA 107       Lecture Studio
4 Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm ... January 17 – February 7
$85 members, $110 non-members

Learn to design and create your own movie using the popular technique of claymation. Participants will take on a creative roll to complete a short animated movie with a soundtrack. After completion of the class, students will receive a copy of the animated projects with additional "making–of" footage. Max enrollment: 5.



3D Computer Animation (ages 14–17)
EMA 117       Annie Seamans Media Art Lab
4 Saturdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm ... January 17 – February 7
Andrew Pavlick
$160 members, $185 non-members

This course will introduce students to Blender, a popular and powerful open source software application used for 3D animation in movies and videogames. Students will learn creative approaches to making their own 3D objects while developing a working knowledge of the principles of animated movement. Class activities will include exercises, demonstrations and examples designed to give students a solid foundation in this captivating field. Max enrollment: 5.



Digital Photo for Teens (ages 14–17)
Class full, call to be added to waiting list
EMA 111       Lecture Studio
6 Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm ... January 20 – February 24
Betsy van den Blink
$165 members, $190 non-members

This class will familiarize students with the unique functions of their digital still cameras and provide an introduction to Adobe Photoshop software. Digital and traditional photography will be compared and the class assignments will allow students to develop and improve their aesthetic and technical skills through practice and in-class discussions. Students should bring their own cameras to class or may choose to borrow a camera from the lab. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a minimum of two final digital prints and a CD of their portfolio of work from the class. Students may choose to borrow equipment outside of class for an access fee of $25. Max enrollment: 5.



B&W Photography for Teens (ages 14–17)
PHO 201       Photography Studio
6 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm ... January 20 – February 24
Sally Bozzuto
$150 members, $175 non-members

This black and white photography course is for students who want to learn more about traditional photography using film and manual 35mm cameras. Film types, exposure, lenses, movement, composition and depth of field will be covered, along with processing black and white negatives and printing in the darkroom. Bring your own camera to class, black and white chemistry is provided, but students provide their own film and paper, available for purchase from the instructor.



Intro to Digital Photo
EMA 102       Lecture Studio
8 Wednesdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm ... January 21 – March 11
Sally Bozzuto
$280 members, $305 non-members

This class will familiarize students with the unique functions of their digital still cameras and provide an introduction to Adobe Photoshop software. Digital and traditional photography will be compared and the class assignments will allow students to develop and improve their aesthetic and technical skills through practice and in-class discussions. Students should bring their own cameras to class or may choose to borrow a camera from the lab. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a minimum of two final digital prints and a CD of their portfolio of work from the class. Students may choose to borrow equipment outside of class for an access fee of $25. Max enrollment: 5.



Intro to Web Design
EMA 110       Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
6 Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm ... January 22 – February 26
Angela Cornelius
$165 members, $190 non-members

Take a creative approach to the tools and methods for building effective web sites. We will use Adobe Photoshop, Image Ready and Dreamweaver software for web graphics creation, optimization, and HTML output. Emphasis will be on creating sites that have an effective visual style and clear navigation. At the end of the course each student will have completed a simple website that is uploaded onto the internet. Max enrollment: 5.



Photoshop (A)
Class full, call to be added to waiting list
EMA 215A       Lecture Studio
4 Fridays, 1:00pm-4:00pm ... January 23 – February 13
Betsy Van Den Blink
$160 members, $185 non-members

Adobe Photoshop software is a creative tool which offers limitless possibilities for image manipulation. In this course, students will obtain a clear understanding of the Photoshop workspace through familiarization of the most commonly used features including the toolbox, palettes, sizing options, layers and preparing images for print and web publication. This class is not just for photographers, but anyone interested in applying the power of Photoshop to make better two-dimensional images. Max enrollment: 5.



Pinhole Photography (ages 14–17)
PHO 223       Photography Studio
4 Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm ... January 24 – February 14
Brian Krummel
$80 members $105 non-members (includes chemicals)

The captivating world of pinhole photography will be covered in this fun, exploratory class. Participants will be guided through constructing their own pinhole camera out of commonly found materials, taking pictures and developing their unique photographs in the darkroom. Tuition includes five 8x10 prints, with more paper available for purchase. Max enrollment: 6.



Experimental Animation
Class full, call to be added to waiting list
EMA 118       Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
5 Mondays, 6:00pm-8:30pm ... January 26 – February 23
Drew Pavelchak
$165 members, $190 non-members

The activities in this class combine traditional stop-motion techniques and software applications to create unusual short animated movies. Students will work with a variety of 2-D or 3-D materials with a goal towards a final individual project. Max enrollment: 5.



Intro to Photography
PHO 101       Lecture Studio
6 Mondays, 6:30pm-9:30pm ... January 26 – March 2
Richard Hurst
$185 members, $210 non-members

This traditional black and white photography course is for students who want to learn about photography using film and manual 35mm cameras. Film types, exposure, lenses, movement, composition and depth of field will be covered, along with processing black and white negatives and printing in the darkroom. Black and white chemistry is provided, but students provide their own film and paper. Max enrollment: 8.



Musique Concrète
EMA 303       Lecture Studio
4 Saturdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm ... February 7 – 28
Steve Boyle
$110 members, $135 non-members

Musique concrète is a style of experimental music that relies on recorded sounds, including natural environmental sounds and other non-inherently-musical noises to create music. This class will guide participants through exercises using analog tape recorders, tape splicers and microphones to create original tape compositions. The class will conclude with a radio broadcast on the WRCT program "Radio Free Radio." Max enrollment: 8



DV Workshop (B)
EMA 101b       Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
5 Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm ... February 18 – March 18
Gordon Nelson
$160 members, $185 non-members

If you are wondering where to start taking video classes, look no further. This class is designed to facilitate students in refining creative and technical skills with a goal towards making an original finished video project. Participants will be guided through planning, shooting, editing and finishing for posting on the web or burning to DVD. Production equipment will be provided for use during class time and students may choose to borrow equipment outside of class for an access fee of $25, or use their own equipment. Max enrollment: 5.



Photoshop (B)
EMA 215B       Lecture Studio
4 Fridays, 1:00pm-4:00pm ... February 20 – March 13
Sally Bozzuto
$160 members, $185 non-members

Adobe Photoshop software is a creative tool which offers limitless possibilities for image manipulation. In this course, students will obtain a clear understanding of the Photoshop workspace through familiarization of the most commonly used features including the toolbox, palettes, sizing options, layers and preparing images for print and web publication. This class is not just for photographers, but anyone interested in applying the power of Photoshop to make better two-dimensional images. Max enrollment: 5.



Circuit Building 1
EMA 116 Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
4 Tuesdays, 6-9pm February 17 – March 10
$180 members, $205 non-members (cost includes electronic parts needed to complete the project)

A simplified course in making audio circuits from scratch for people who always wanted to make synthesizers and effects pedals, but didn't know where to start. Clear, honest, and not super technical, this workshop covers all the basics of soldering, construction, and schematics as well as the idiosyncratic world of "circuit bending". Participants will leave with a device/processor/instrument of their own design and a good foundation for further electronic tinkering.



Animation for Kids (ages 5–7)
EMA 103       Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab
4 Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am ... February 21 – March 14
$80 members, $105 non-members

The activities in this course will nurture the creative spirit of young children by allowing them to experiment with the art form of animation. Focusing on the manner in which younger children exhibit curiosity regarding the moving image, they will be guided through a step-by-step process leading to a final animation project burned onto a DVD. All children will work with paper materials, digital cameras and computers, while being encouraged to let their young minds explore the imaginative possibilities of animation. Max enrollment: 5.