Learn how to create renderings of your artwork for proposals, submissions, and installations. We will be going over Rhino and Adobe Photoshop to create photo montages and realistic images. This workshop aims to teach the essentials of creating 3D models for proposals, conceptual renderings, and aid for the planning of installations. We will go over how to read floor plans and how to translate these plans into basic 3D models. We will learn how to create objects in 3D which are representative of your artwork. We will also go over bringing images of a “site” or existing outdoor landscape and photo-montaging a 3D or existing image of artwork onto that site.
This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety. You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.
Using AS220’s collection of cameras from our Camera Rental Program, darkroom key member Sam Thompson will take you through the entire large format process, from operating the cameras and learning their settings, to developing 4×5 film and making prints. Only $160, a real steal for a class of this caliber. Cost includes cost of chemistry, film, negative sleeves, and paper. AS220 Members receive $24 off this workshop with the member discount code! Note: This is an intermediate workshop that requires you to have a basic understanding of using the darkroom.
Connecting with Subjects and Lighting on Location
Narrative Photographer Scott Indermaur shares his experience on connecting with subjects and creating portraits that capture one’s true self. Spend a day with Scott as we photograph in and outside the studio to create connected portraits. Learn to capture one’s essence during a photography session and different on-location techniques in lighting. The entire class will participate in all aspects of a photography session. Everyone will be the photographer, assistant, and subject. This workshop is intended for those who are familiar with their camera (film or DSLR) at an intermediate to advanced level.
Video Editing Basics with Adobe Premiere CC
Get up to speed on the basics of video editing and post-production:
• Importing and organizing your files
• Choosing your shots
• Basics of editing your project
• Adjusting the audio
• Adding titles and credits
• Exporting your project
• Uploading your video to the web
Learn the process and production involved with audio technology for various media and musical applications. In the workshop, we will explore the recording process in the audio lab at AS220, which is available for public use upon completion of this workshop. By the end, you’ll have the skill to setup, record, and export a project. This workshop is for musicians, audio enthusiasts, media artists, and anyone looking to acquire the necessary skills for making audio creations. This course balances theoretical concepts with practical techniques to help you approach your future projects.
Introduction to the Mac
This two-hour class will allow you to better understand Apple’s OS (operating system), making it easier to learn software skills in other workshops offered by AS220 Industries. Get comfortable with the workflow, terminology, and shortcuts that will improve your overall productivity working within design software and on our Macs. We recommend this course to anyone who is interested producing work at AS220 Industries but is unfamiliar with OS X or is new to using computers for design.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CS6
From screen printing to vinyl decals, Illustrator contains a wide array of tools that will help you create compelling graphics and images. This class will cover everything that’s needed to start creating, from the fundamentals of pixels versus vectors to basic drawing and shape manipulation. By the end of the session, you’ll have an understanding of the basic toolkit and the ability to start building scalable graphics. Don’t have Illustrator on your computer? No problem! For the month that you enroll, you have 8 hours in the media lab to use our software and computers outside of class.
Digital Editing with Adobe Photoshop CC
Learn digital editing and how to print edited photographic images using the newest version of Adobe Photoshop. Eight hours of lab time are included in the course, and we encourage you to bring your own files to work on. You may use our media lab computers (brand new!) or bring your own laptop with Adobe Photoshop (Free 30-day trials are available online). This is a three-session workshop.
Intro to Web Programming
Whether you want to make an online portfolio, résumé, or just get an idea about the nuts and bolts of web design Intro to Web Programming is for you. This three-session workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of creating hand-coded websites and web content using HTML and CSS through in-class exercises. The workshop will focus on the most current HTML and CSS standards and best practices, so your knowledge will be up-to-date. Other topics will include image-optimization, web servers, and hosting. All materials will be supplied. The software used in class is free and open source. You may use your own laptop or Macintosh computer in the AS200 Media Arts studio.
Build a blog: Sharing your Art and Skills Online
This four-part workshop was created by Reza Clifton as part of her Writing for Work, Writing for Self, Writing for Survival series. In this “online bootcamp,” Reza will take participants through a journey filled with tips, best practices and evidence supporting how blogging and social media can help anyone and everyone showcase their art and skills online. Reza will assist attendees with answering these questions, selecting the best platform, and feeling confident enough to post daily or weekly. Beginners and those without accounts as well as those signed up and already posting will find Reza’s fourpart series informative, fun, and empowering.
Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more. Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions. Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″. The workshop will end with a print exchange.
Learn the basics of paper folding and gluing, skills that will help participants move to the more difficult binding, the case bound book, a multiple page sewn book with hardcovers. This elegant and sturdy hardcover binding is perfect for blank journals. Students will leave with 2 beautiful books, an accordion and a case bound journal, as well as the knowledge to make these books at home. Paper and board are included but students are welcome to bring their favorite decorative paper for their book covers.
Multiple book structures will be covered in this class, including single-page books, pamphlet stitches and a variety of woven books that do not use any glue or sewing. The last binding will be a longstitch journal, perfect for sketchbooks or journals. Take your ‘zines or book projects to the next level with these simple yet effective book structures.
Silkscreen Color Separations by Hand
Have you ever wondered how graphic artists made their work before the advent of Adobe Illustrator and the “Live Trace” button? In this class, we follow one pathway through making compelling, complex color images without computers, and we investigate some of the un-mimickable graphic possibilities that appear at the moments where our hands encounter the material world. You’ll learn how to separate an image into different colors using eye, hand, and pencil; how to cut Rubylith, a stencil film, using a razor knife to prepare precise, clean-line images for printing; how to mix transparent inks and work with color gradients; and how to accurately register and screenprint a small edition of a multi-color image. At the end, we do a print swap!
Alternative Printmaking: Cyanotype
Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes. Not only is this alternative process low in cost and simple to master, but it creates beautiful and distinctive results. This class will be of interest to both photographers looking to broaden their printing options, and print based artists looking to add a photographic element to their work.
Collograph and Monotype
Collograph is a unique process that combines the sculptural elements of mixed media with printmaking. The plates not only produce interesting patterns and embossments in print, they also become beautiful objects in their own right. An incredibly inexpensive and easy method to learn, collography can be done with or without a press, in the Printshop or at home. We will collage materials onto a foam-core or cardboard base, and print the plates on the etching press. Bring materials from home (string, netting, leaves, sandpaper, cloth, etc) and get ready to experiment. The instructor will demonstrate just some of the infinite possibilities, such cutting away material to create negative space, and drawing or writing on plates with hot glue.
Introduction to Intaglio
This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences. In this class basic mark making skills as well as the techniques and processes of an etching press will be taught. Participants will use traditional etching grounds and resists to etch copper plates in a Ferric Chloride solution. We will also cover ink mixing, application, plate preparation, wiping, as well as paper tearing and registration. Student’s particular interests will determine the direction of the demonstrations, and there will be time for each participant to work on individual projects.