Register Now for Fall 2017 Digital Arts Workshops

By on August 23, 2017
Fall 2017 Digital Arts Workshops

The Digital Arts and Technology Alliance (DATA) at our Meramec campus supports cutting-edge digital technology courses and workshops through an interdisciplinary partnership of career and digital media programs that offer: AAS degrees, Certificates of Specialization, Digital Media Animation, Digital Photography, Interactive Design, Page Layout/Graphic Design, and Video Art.

These continuing education workshops are designed to meet the needs of professionals.

Register by calling 314-984-7777 or online at https://classes.stlcc.edu/CE_Registration/.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud: The First Step

This workshop introduces practical methods for working with the software. Carefully crafted tutorials provide an overview and reinforce the student’s understanding of Photoshop tools, including Layers, Making Selections, Masking, Basic Color, the Type tool, Extraction Filter, Image Resolution, and the conversion from RGB to Grayscale. Image repairs with the Healing Patch and Clone Stamp will be explored. The ability to create unique fictional images without a camera or scanner will be introduced. Lots of discussion and guided demonstrations by a Photoshop expert will encourage class participation in an atmosphere of mutual support.
CVTW:701 | $139
600 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Zak Zych
Sept. 1 | Meramec Campus HE 233

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud: The Next Step

This workshop presents essential techniques for graphic designers, photographers and digital artists who are already regular users of Photoshop. This level of instruction will demonstrate precise selections using the pen tool and compositing two images together based on displacement maps. You will explore the brush engine, typography, filters, channels, advanced masking and the new vanishing point tool. Be prepared for an intensive hands-on learning experience that will assist you in expanding creativity.
CVTW:701 | $139
601 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Zak Zych
Oct. 6 | Meramec Campus HE 233

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC): In a Day

Learn the Basics of Adobe Photoshop in a day! You will learn how to manipulate digital images from a digital camera, previously scanned images, or internet graphics. Topics may include but are not limited to: layers, history, the clone stamp, the spot healing brush tool and content-aware fill, transformations and the difference between destructive and non-destructive editing. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:755 | $99
680 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Zak Zych
Nov. 4 | Meramec Campus BA 212

Photoshop Elements 14: Basic Overview

This entry level course will introduce you to the basics of this incredible program. First we will learn the terminology of the program. Then we will touch on the “organizer” feature of Elements and learn what it does and what it can do for you. Next you will launch into the “editor” section including the tool bar and palette and edit a photo with basic techniques. Finally, we will embark on the “create” section and catch a glimpse of its amazing creativity. This course is designed to prepare you for the specialty classes of Adobe Elements. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class and Digital Pictures Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:755 | $89
S50 | W 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Rachel Bufalo
Oct. 11-Oct. 25 | South County Ed Center 206

Photoshop Elements 14: Special Techniques and Retouching Faces

Bye-bye crow’s feet! Want whiter teeth? No problem! Look fantastic in every picture from now on. In this course, you’ll learn the basics such as removing red-eye and blemishes to more advanced techniques such as making the subject thinner with a smaller nose! Learn to remove unwanted objects, make a photo black and white or sepia and put someone’s head on a different body and more! This course will use the ‘editor’ portion of Elements 12. Prerequisite: Adobe Elements: Basic Overview class or equivalent experience.
COMP:755 | $39
S51 | W 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Rachel Bufalo
Nov. 1-Nov. 8 | South County Ed Center 206

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom: Introduction

This workshop introduces the basics of Lightroom, a software that contains a powerful and comprehensive set of digital photography tools that enable you to organize and bring out the best in your images. Lightroom is designed as an end-to-end photographic workflow for both amateur and professional photographers.
CVTW:701 | $139
682 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Aug. 26 | Meramec Campus HE 232

Adobe Lightroom: Introduction

This workshop introduces the basics of Lightroom. A powerful and comprehensive set of digital photography tools that enable you to organize and bring out the best in your images, achieving amazing image quality. Lightroom is designed as an end-to-end photographic workflow process for both amateur and professional photographers.
CVTW:701 | $139
684 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Sept. 16 | Meramec Campus HE 232

Adobe Lightroom: Advanced Development with PhotoShop

This workshop will focus on advanced image development techniques for both amateur and professional photographers. Students will be taught both global and selective enhancement tools to optimize images. Emphasis will be placed on preparing images for the Lightroom output modules: Print, Slideshow, Book and Web.
CVTW:701 | $139
680 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Nov. 4 | Meramec Campus HE 232

Adobe Lightroom: Print and Publish

This workshop will focus on advanced image layout and printing techniques from Lightroom Print Module, and creating a Photo Book with the Lightroom Book Module for both amateur and professional photographers.
CVTW:701 | $139
681 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Dec. 2 | Meramec Campus HE 232

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator: Pen Tool Boot Camp

Have you struggled with drawing in a vector format? The Pen tool is a key component for image creation in vector design and difficult to master. This half day workshop will focus on lessons to help understand line creation in vector software. Learn best practices on how to place anchor points, control handles and use modifier keys for path creation. Brief experience with illustrator is helpful. This class will be offered on the Macintosh platform with current version of Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.
CVTW:702 | $79
681 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | John Schmitt
Sept. 9 | Meramec Campus HE 232

Adobe Illustrator: Raster to Vector

This workshop will take you through the steps to convert a raster image or logo into a vector format. Specific tools in Illustrator will be explored to learn all the aspects of this unique and important function of Illustrator. Explore the Image Trace menu, editing paths, and the pen tool to cLean up a rasterized file. This class will be offered on the Mac platform. Basic knowledge of Illustrator helpful but not necessary.
CVTW:702 | $79
683 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | John Schmitt
Oct. 14 | Meramec Campus HE 232

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud: The First Step

Enhance your graphic design skills and productivity with InDesign. Learn how to import illustrations and photos and set type correctly for flyers, brochures, and other basic applications. Learn how to convert Quark documents into Adobe InDesign documents. Learn key commands and other great tips for making easy work of your layouts.
CVTW:702 | $139
680 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley
Oct. 13 | Meramec Campus HE 233

Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud: Basic Core Tools

The objective of this workshop is to give you an introduction to the basic core tools of Adobe lnDesign. It is targeted to those with little or no experience with lnDesign. The course covers the basics of the application; the preferences, tool bar, control bar and tool panels, what each is used for and how to use them. In addition you will work with type setting, formatting, type spacing, placing of photos, artwork and basic excel data import for tables. Included is the completion of a Flyer so that an understanding of how everything works together to complete a page layout. The completion of this workshop will give you the skills to do basic page layout. It is recommende4 that you take the follow-up course “Adobe lnDesign – Beyond the Basics” to build on what you learned in the previous course.*
CVTW:702 | $79
682 | F 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | David Haley
Oct. 13 | Meramec Campus HE 233

Adobe AfterEffects

AfterEffects: The First Step

Gain understanding and skill in utilizing AfterEffects to create motion graphics. We focus on learning the interface in AfterEffects, putting graphics in motion and rendering finished movie and animation projects. Participants will also explore a workflow between Photoshop and AfterEffects. Be prepared for an intensive hands-on learning experience.
CVTW:704 | $139
600 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Timothy Linder
Sept. 15 | Meramec Campus HE 233

AfterEffects: The Next Step

Now that you know the basics of adding assets and key framing motion in AfterEffects, investigate more advanced techniques. Get a deeper understanding of options in the effects panel and other topics including background keying, motion tracking and the 3D workspace. Be prepared for an intensive, hands-on learning experience.
CVTW:704 | $139
601 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Timothy Linder
Sept. 29 | Meramec Campus HE 233

Maya 3D Modeling and Animation

Maya: 3D Modeling Basics

This course is designed for the true beginner. We will start by touring the Maya interface, then move into creating and texturing simple objects. From there we will learn techniques and tools to create and texture characters and complex shapes. This class will focus on polygon extruding, sculpting, texturing and lighting. No previous experience with 3D art or Autodesk Maya is necessary.
CVTW:704 | $139
602 | F 1 p.m.-6 p.m. | Joseph Rollins
Sept. 22 | Meramec Campus HE 232

Maya: 3D Animation

This course is created for someone new to animation. You will learn the core concepts, tools and techniques to build a solid foundation in animating with Autodeask Maya. The focus will be on animanting along paths, dynamics, rigging and character movement.
CVTW:704 | $79
603 | F 1 p.m.-5 p.m. | Joseph Rollins
Oct. 20 | Meramec Campus HE 232

3D Printing

3D Printing for Basic Prototyping

This four-part workshop will take you through the workflow of 3D printing. Learn terminology, history, and an overview of 3D printing in software and hardware developments. Design, build and create a 3D printed object. Software such as TinkerCad, Cura, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop will be covered. This multi session format will allow students to learn in class and then modify and design between sessions for comprehensive learning.
CVTW:713 | $139
600 | Th 6 p.m.-8 p.m. | John Chihak
Oct. 5-Oct. 26 | Meramec Campus HE 136

Video

Digital Movie Making: Introduction

This class will teach the basics of shooting video with a camcorder or DSLR with the intent of creating, editing, and presenting short movies. Topics covered will include: video shooting skills, cameras, lenses, resolution, and frame rates. Adobe and Apple software will be used for editing. Video codec compression and video file formats will be discussed. Students will be taught how to optimize their movies for a DVD or to be shared on YouTube, Vimeo, or Instagram. Students must provide their own digital video camera or DSLR (No Smartphones please).
CVTW:706 | $139
681 | Th 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Russell Rosener
Oct. 12-Oct. 26 | Meramec Campus HE 233

Social Media

Social Media Marketing

Marketing through social media has become a must, but there are so many sites to navigate. This workshop will cover the concepts and application of social media marketing and will equip you with skills needed to plan and implement a successful social media marketing strategy. Topics will include the use of email marketing, social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, LinkedIn and blogging sites.
CVTW:713 | $139
601 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Rachel Bufalo
Dec. 8 | Meramec Campus HE 233

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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