MEDIA ARTS All about photography! Workshops in digital photography, studio lighting, the Adobe Creative Suite, editing and post-production!
- Software Basics: Photoshop, Mondays October 1st and 8th, 6 to 9pm Learn the basics of Photoshop! Introduction to Photoshop will allow participants to learn the basic tools and uses of Photoshop CC including scanning artwork, photo correction, resizing, working with text and saving your files. We’ll also dive into using layers, effects, and masking. Cost: $100. Instructor: Sean Solley
- Software Basics: Illustrator, Mondays October 15th and 22nd, 6 to 9pm Learn the Basics of Illustrator! Intro to Illustrator will allow participants to learn the basic tools and uses of Illustrator CC to manipulate vector graphics for a range of projects and applications. This class will cover everything that’s needed to start creating, from the fundamentals of pixels versus vectors to basic drawing and shape manipulation. Cost: $100. Instructor: Savannah Barkley
- Intro to Digital SLR Photography, Saturdays October 13th and 20th, 2pm to 5pm Bring the intimidation factor from 10 to 0! Learn your camera like the back of your hand. After this class you’ll feel confident using your DSLR, and capture those pictures you’ve been wanting. Weather permitting, the class will go on a photo walk around downtown Providence. Cost: $99. Instructor: Kia Davis
- Intro to Studio Lighting, Sunday October 21st, 2pm to 5pm. This three hour crash course on all the photo/video lighting options at AS220. From flash to continuous lighting, get acquainted with what setups are possible for your own photo shoots! You’ll leave knowing best and safe lighting practices along with basic light theories and setup. Cost: $50. Instructor: Jon Winkleman
- Skill Builder: Working with Digital Photography Files, Saturday November 3, 2-5pm. You’ve taken the photos – now what? Take this skill builder class to learn about processing your images! Get those images from your camera to your computer – then the real magic begins. This class introduces students to file naming and storage, processing, and image enhancements. Cost: $50. Instructor: Kia Davis.
FAB LAB Get trained up to use the lasercutter, CNC router, 3D printers, and more!
- Intro to Laser and Vinyl Cutter, Mondays October 15 and 22nd, 6-9pm. Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles AND learn how to use the vinyl cutter to make stickers, signs, and more! This class will cover the basics of using the laser and vinyl cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutters. Cost: $100. Instructor: Ryan Pease.
- Intro to 3D Printing, Tuesdays October 16th and 23rd, 6 to 9pm. 3D printing is the easiest way to go from an idea to a physical object with limitless applications. Learn how to operate our in-house 3D Printers and get started on your first 3D Printing projects. 3D Models for printing can be found all over the internet, and you can even design your own. No prior experience required! Cost: $125, Instructor: Britton Kroessler.
- Prop Making! Saturday October 20, 12 to 5pm. Just in time for Halloween! Want to make a prop or addition for a costume? In this one-day intensive workshop you will get a quick primer on many of the Lab’s resources while transforming a variety of materials into a piece indistinguishable from the genuine article. Cost: $70. Instructor: Britton Kroessler
- Intro to CNC Router. Saturdays October 27 and November 3rd, 2pm to 6pm. 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. Cost: $120. Instructor: Katie Gradowski
- Intro to Electronics: DIY Arduino, Tuesdays Oct 30th, and Nov 6th, 6 to 8pm. Arduino is an open source platform designed for artists, educators, and designers to be able to develop affordable prototypes for interactive design. It includes both a stand-alone circuit board with input / output for various components and an IDE (integrated development environment) for programming to provide an easy on-ramp for people learning how to design and program open hardware. Cost: $80. Instructor: Katie Gradowski
PRINT SHOP New workshops in monotype, letterpress post-production, soft plate, and more! Intro silkscreen offered weeknights and weekends.
- Intro to Silkscreen, Wednesdays October 10 and 17, 6-9 pm. Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making prints, posters, coasters, greeting cards, stationery, and more. Cost: $100. Instructor: Edwige Charlot
- Color / Surface / Texture / Pattern: Monotype and Relief, Saturdays, October 13th and 20th, 11am to 2pm. In monotype, Plexiglas plates covered in ink can produce different effects as the ink is covered with paper or plastic stencils, wiped away with rags or brushes, or diluted with solvents. In relief, artists carve away at linoleum or wood blocks to achieve expressive lines and textures. Both of these processes can be layered and mixed, with monotype giving you bold shapes and splashes of color and relief giving you structure and depth through the line. Cost: $100. Instructor: Ariana Martinez
- Letterpress Post Production, Sunday, October 14, 11am-2pm. So you’ve printed on the Letterpress, now what? Find out in this post production letterpress class. Whether you are working on a broadside, a postcard or business card. This class will help you take your printed projects to the next level. Cost: $50. Instructor: Lois Harada.
- Silkscreen Intensive, Sunday October 28th, 10am-6pm This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing as participants design, print, and exchange a multiple color print with a maximum dimension of 8″x10″. The morning will be dedicated to creating hand-drawn stencils focusing on the design of a multiple color print. Participants spend the afternoon learning proper printing techniques, troubleshooting, and tips for registration. The workshop will end with a print exchange. Cost: $100. Instructor: John McCaughey.
- Soft Plates I: Monotype Studies. October 28 and November 4, 11am to 2pm. In this class, students will be introduced to the process of platemaking and monotype. The instructor will demonstrate monotype and platemaking techniques using monotype-relief plates that students make during the class. These ‘soft plates’ will be printed on the Printshop’s Takach Etching Press measuring up to 54” x 9’. Students will print on the two traditional etching and relief presses with a maximum area of 18” x 28”. Cost: $100. Instructor: Kyle b. co.