Visual Arts Digital Lab

The Digital Lab in the Black Family Visual Arts Center, first floor, offers students the opportunity to learn about working with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, etc., and other photo/video editing software in addition to receiving help on projects.

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Fall Term 2019

Thursday, October 10, 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Intro to Illustrator

We'll get to know the interface, as well as learn how to create and edit vector shapes, change color, work with some effects, import images, create artwork, save and export.

Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Intro to Premiere Pro

An overview of Adobe Premiere Pro, we'll touch on skills needed to organize footage, begin editing, work with production sound, and add color correction and effects.

Wednesday, October 23 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Illustrator for Laser Cutting

We'll discuss how to use the popular vector software to create physical works, including what even is a laser cutter and what can it do? How does your work flow change? What are some pitfalls and traps to watch out for?

Tuesday, October 29, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Intro to Photoshop

We'll get to know the interface, as well as learn how to work with layers, remove backgrounds, change colors and brushes, import images and manipulate them, save and export your artwork!

Wednesday, November 6, 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.  Surface Pattern Design

All of the patterns you see on clothes, furniture, wallpaper, buses, (and more!) were designed by someone, and the category that falls into is surface pattern design. Come make your own repeat design, and learn how to make repeat patterns in Illustrator and Photoshop. 

Thursday, November 14, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Intro to InDesign

Learn how to use InDesign to layout manuals, theses, or pamphlets in an organized and cohesive way. We'll go over the basics of how to use the interface, then delve deeper into some of the tools that make it a great thing to use for text setting. 


Fall Term 2018

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Thursday, Sep 13, 4:30pm-6:00pmPhotoshop Selections and Masks

Making selections is one of the most important skills in Photoshop. We’ll be looking at methods for making selections and working with layers and Masks.

 (new date) Thursday, Sep 20, 4:30pm-6:00pm Illustrator Basics  

We’ll get to know the interface, as well as learn how to create and edit vector shapes, change color, work with a variety of strokes, import images, create artwork, save and export.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 4:30pm-6:00pm Premiere Pro Basics

We’ll learn how to create videos by stepping through the basics of editing video content in Premiere Pro. We’ll touch upon organization, the interface, three-point editing, the toolbar, the timeline, transitions, effects, and exporting.

 Tuesday, Oct 2, 4:30pm-6:00pm • Adobe Spark Introduction

We’ll design social media content and bring stories to life with Spark Page, Spark Video, and Spark Post.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 4:30pm-6:00pm • Rhino 3D Basics

Join us for a basics workshop in modeling 3D objects utilizing Rhino 3D, a premiere commercial 3D computer graphics application. We’ll cover the interface, navigation, building simple objects, color, lights, and rendering.

 Tuesday, Oct 23, 4:30pm-6:00pm • Premiere Pro Audio

We’ll explore audio workflow, including gain adjustment at the clip level, clip keyframes, effects, clip audio mixer, track keyframes, track audio mixer, and more.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 4:30pm-6:00pm • Premiere Pro Color

We’ll learn how the Color panel in Premiere Pro will help you make quick and advanced color adjustments to your video.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 4:30pm-6:00pm • Creative Sounds, with special guest, James Burger

With special guest, musician James Burger, we’ll edit recorded sounds Adobe Premiere and Audition to create a soundscape.