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Friday, December 30, 2011

Cultural Clippings: Uptown Artist Opportunity

An opportunity for uptown visual artists via NoMAA:

Yeshiva University and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) have partnered to present a series of intensive hands-on workshops for artists transitioning to digital formats, interested in digital marketing and promotional tools, or interested in learning how to edit films.  The workshops are bilingual (English/Spanish).  This series is sponsored by Yeshiva University Heights Initiative, NoMAA, and the Office of City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez. 

Workshops Description: The Digital Artist Workshop Series consist of three workshops, four and/or five sessions each.

            Workshop 1: Creating a Portfolio (Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm, Jan. 18 – Feb. 22, 2012)
Four sessions providing an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, digitalization, tools overview; Photoshop layers, collage techniques, cut and paste techniques, sharpening; use of color, hue, saturation, color correction; Acrobat, choosing portfolio images, portfolio layout; producing a portfolio and preparing different types of electronic submissions.

Workshop 2: Creating Digital Art (Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm, March 14 – April 11, 2012)
Requirement: Workshop 1 or the equivalent
Five sessions covering digitalizing images, intermediate Photoshop: layers, drawing tools, pencils, brushes, textures; digital printing, media, commercial and archival printing methods; Photoshop blending modes; introduction to Adobe Illustrator for beginners, vectors and pixels; typography.

Workshop 3: Moving Images (Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm, April 18 – May 16, 2012)
Requirement: Workshop 1 or the equivalent
Five sessions providing an introduction to Adobe After Effects for beginners, computer generated animations, timeline, key frames; video and after effects, integration of recorded video and computer generated video, color manipulation for video, effects and plug-ins; After Effects and video formats, moving texts, text tools and presets; Introduction to Blender 3D animation for beginners; using Vimeo and Youtube, promotion in social media.

Instructor: Anita Pantin and invited guests.  Pantin is a painter and costume / set designer.  Since 1990 she has worked in new media, producing computer-generated videos accompanied with acoustic audio.  Pantin has worked at Do While Studio, Massachusetts, Advanced Communications Technologies Lab (ACTLab) at U. Texas (Austin), Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks and Harry Ransom Center, Humanities Research Library and Museum, also at U. Texas.  She created costumes and sets for contemporary opera at Chants Libres, Montreal and participated in performances at Live Drawings (VJ) at BRIC Rotunda Gallery and with live video for the dance group Jaleo at Monkey Town, Brooklyn.

Location: Yeshiva University, Washington Heights, NYC
Eligibility: Participants must possess basic computer skills and familiarity with graphic software.  Workshops are open to visual artists residing in Upper Manhattan. Artists should have demonstrated professional experience in their fields, with a serious commitment to their careers.
Application deadline:  Friday, January 6, 2012 (Notification by Wednesday, January 11, 2012)
Workshops are FREE for NoMAA Members - $25 for non-members. Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Space is limited to 12 participants per workshop – Participants must commit to attending all sessions within the workshops.  There are no make-up sessions.

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