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Apr
8
Wed
Digital Photography Beyond the Basic @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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Mondays, 6, 12, 22, and 19, 7:30- 10pm, Cost: $120

Register online: http://shop.as220.org/collections/workshops-media-arts/products/dslr-3

This workshop is intended for those who have taken our Intro to Digital Photography workshop or have working knowledge or their camera are looking to further their photography.  The workshop meets weekly for six sessions, 2.5hrs each time on Wednesday nights. Weekly discussions around photography, weekly critiques based on assignments or project developments, editing with photoshop in-class sessions, and perhaps a field trip are all part of this follow-up to becoming a stronger photographer.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Location and Parking

AS220 Media Arts is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); the shop’s double doors are at the Northwest corner of the building. There is 2 hour metered on street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies

Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and be on time. If you arrive more than a half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on street parking.
To cancel your reservation you must email chris@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.

Apr
9
Thu
Creative Video Production Overview @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  Thursday, April 9, 6-8pm
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/production-overview

This workshop is an overview of how to approach the video production process, with information on how to plan and execute your own creative video – from writing and budgeting, to finding the right crew and editors for your project.  The workshop covers all phases of video production – pre-production, production and post-production. We’ll review different types of productions and how to achieve them at any level of budget.

Whether you’re interested in independent film/documentary or just looking to know more about the creative process behind commercials, by the end of this workshop you will have a greater understanding of how to coordinate your own video projects and where to find the people you need to create it.

Instructor: Keely Taylor
Keely Taylor has been involved in video production for fourteen years, starting as an editor and is currently a producer.

Apr
12
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

Apr
13
Mon
Intermediate Printing in the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dates: Mondays, April 13 – May 11, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $250 Register Online: shop.as220.org/products/intermediate-darkroom

This five-week course is designed for those with some experience printing black & white who are looking to further hone their skills. The objective: to master the scientific in order to explore the creative. Classes will cover setting up a darkroom, mixing and tweaking chemistry, contrast control, dodging, burning, flashing, washing, toning, spotting, print finishing, breaking down a darkroom and exhibiting your work. This workshop meets at The Paul Krot Community Darkroom at AS220 and the final class will meet at Stewart Martin’s personal darkroom in Providence, RI.

Required Materials: Please bring your own paper and negatives (35mm, 120, 220, 4×5). All darkroom chemistry is provided during the workshop. This is an intermediate-level workshop. If you do not have prior experience in the darkroom, take a look at our Intro to Darkroom workshop which happens each month:shop.as220.org/products/intro-darkroom

About the Instructor Stewart Martin is a professional printer and photographer working in the field of traditional photography for over twenty-five years. His early printing experience included edition printing for Larry Clark, Bruce Davidson and Larry Fink. Although events and portraits are the bulk of his commercial work, he also does a specialized type of photography of the eye for ophthalmologists. He lives and works in Providence with his wife and daughter. www.stewartmartin.net

Apr
14
Tue
Intro to After Effects @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, 14, 21, and 28 6-9pm, Cost: $120

Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

Workshop Description
After Effects is Adobe’s professional motion graphics and compositing software for video editors, designers, animators, and 3D artists. This three-session workshop will provide you with the basics of motion graphics to get your projects started. We’ll cover chroma key, green screen, video production-for animation, post-production, special effects, and editing. Attendees have access to the media lab outside of class. No experience is necessary but should be familiar with computers.
Instructor: Mer Siomiak

Location and Parking

The AS220 Media Arts is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way; the shop’s double doors are at the Northwest corner of the building. There is 2-hour metered on street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies

Please be as respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be as on time as possible. If you arrive more than half an hour late we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Please plan ahead, it always takes time to find on street parking.
To cancel your reservation you must email chris@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.

Apr
15
Wed
Intro to the 35mm Camera @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Wednesday, April 15, 7-9pm Cost $45
Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/35mm

Take the mystery out of aperture sizes, f-stop numbers, shutter speeds, ISO numbers, focal length, synchronization speeds, and any other aspects of the 35mm camera that you have ever wondered about!

Note: This workshop goes over using your film camera only. To learn the darkroom process, there is a workshop the following week.

Instructor: Sam Thompson

Apr
18
Sat
Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

 Wednesdays, April, 18 and 25,  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-darkroom

Learn through a hand-on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing at the Paul Krot Darkroom. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.

Note: This workshop goes over using the darkroom only. If you would like to learn using 35mm camera, enroll in the Intro to the 35mm workshop the week before this one.

 Instructor: Sam Thompson 

May
6
Wed
Intro to Digital Photography and the DSLR @ AS220 Media Arts
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesdays, 6, 12, and 19, 6-9pm, Cost: $120

Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

The class introduces new photographers to DSLR cameras. Students will learn fundamentals of photography, how to navigate their digital cameras to control exposure through aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how to take creative photographs with their DSLRs.

The class will start with an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms. Students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts. Most of the class will focus on learning about exposure. Students will first learn about shutter speed and aperture by using S (TV) and A (AV) priority modes, and finally how to combine both through manual mode. In addition,participants will learn about the pros and cons of ISO, how to read and use histograms, white balance, metering modes and lens options.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra

May
10
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

May
13
Wed
Intro to the 35mm Camera @ AS220 Media Arts
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Wednesday, May 13, 7-9pm Cost $45
Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/35mm

Take the mystery out of aperture sizes, f-stop numbers, shutter speeds, ISO numbers, focal length, synchronization speeds, and any other aspects of the 35mm camera that you have ever wondered about!

Note: This workshop goes over using your film camera only. To learn the darkroom process, there is a workshop the following week.

Instructor: Sam Thompson

May
17
Sun
Introduction to Large Format Photography @ AS220 Media Arts
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sundays, May 17, 24, 31, 1pm-4pm $160

In three weeks, you’ll get a hands on introduction to large format photography. Using AS220’s collection of cameras from our Camera Rental Program, Darkroom keymember Lindsey Beal 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 $140, a real steal for a class of this caliber.  Note: This is a more advanced class that requires you to have a basic understanding of using the darkroom. We strongly urge you to take this class if you are interested in taking our Ziatype and Wet Plate Collodion workshops.

Instructors: Sam Thompson and Kia Davis
Location and Parking

The AS220 Media Arts Paul Krot Community Darkroom is located at 115 Empire St, Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floor. Buzz the Darkroom when you arrive! There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies

Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
To cancel your reservation, you must email mediaarts@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.

    May
    20
    Wed
    Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
    May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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    Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

     Wednesdays, May, 20, 27,  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

    Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-darkroom

    Learn through a hand-on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing at the Paul Krot Darkroom. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.

    Note: This workshop goes over using the darkroom only. If you would like to learn using 35mm camera, enroll in the Intro to the 35mm workshop the week before this one.

     Instructor: Sam Thompson 

    Jun
    13
    Sat
    Video Editing @ AS220 Media Arts
    Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Mondays, April 13, 20, 6-10pm, Cost: $100

    Register online: http://shop.as220.org/products/video-basics

    This is a workshop to teach you only the basics to get you up and running to edit video, a great primer to more in-depth editing workshops coming in 2015!

    The work you do in art, education, marketing, or advocacy work can benefit from video projects and this workshop will show you the essential tools and workflow to make a video from start to finish. Maybe you are a beginner waiting to make your first project or want to move from iMovie to software that gives you more creative control, this one-day workshop is for you. The class as a whole will walk through the entire editing and post-production process for making a short one-minute video using media provided to you. The second day will be dedicated solely to your projects and any follow-up questions from last week’s workshop.

    Get up to speed on the basics of video editing and post-production including:

    • 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

    The AS220 Media Arts lab is equipped with Apple computers and the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite. You are welcome to bring your own computer as long as you have Adobe Premiere which can be downloaded here and comes with a 30-day free trial.

    Instructor: Chris Anderson

    Did You Know…As an AS220 Industries member, you have free access to the media lab during open hours? It’s true!

    Location and Parking

    AS220 Media Arts is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); the shop’s double doors are at the Northwest corner of the building. There is 2 hour metered on street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

    Important Class Policies

    Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and be on time. If you arrive more than a half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on street parking.
    To cancel your reservation you must email chris@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

    CANCELLATION OF CLASSES

    If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.

    Jun
    14
    Sun
    Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
    Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
    Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
    Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

    Jul
    12
    Sun
    Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
    Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
    Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
    Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

    Aug
    9
    Sun
    Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
    Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
    Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
    Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

    Sep
    13
    Sun
    Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
    Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
    Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
    Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

    Oct
    11
    Sun
    Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
    Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
    Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
    Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

    Nov
    8
    Sun
    Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
    Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
    Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
    Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

    Dec
    13
    Sun
    Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
    Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
    Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
    Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

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    Live Arts Venues

    Main Stage:
    The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.

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    Black Box:
    The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.

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    Dance Studio:
    The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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    Psychic Readings:
    Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.

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