Calendar

Feb
1
Sun
Build a Blog: Sharing Your Art and Skills Online @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Sundays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 12pm-1:30pm
 Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/blogging

What’s the difference between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? How do I start a blog? What’s the right platform for sharing my talents and skills online? What’s the trick to posting daily?

This four­-part workshop was created by Reza Clifton as part of her Writing for Work, Writing for Self, Writing for Survival series. In this “online bootcamp,” Reza will take participants through a journey filled with tips, best practices and evidence supporting how blogging and social media can help anyone and everyone showcase their art and skills online. Instructor: Reza Clifton

Feb
7
Sat
Computer Basics – Intro to the Mac @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Saturday February 7th 11am-1pm Cost: $40

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/collections/products/computer-basics

This two-hour class will allow you to better understand Apple’s OS (operating system), making it easier to learn software skills in other workshops offered by AS220 Industries. Get comfortable with the workflow, terminology, and shortcuts that will improve your overall productivity working within design software and on our Macs. We recommend this course to anyone who is interested producing work at AS220 Industries but is unfamiliar with OS X or is new to using computers for design.

Feb
8
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Feb 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.

Feb
9
Mon
Introduction to Web Programming @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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  Mondays, February 9, 16, 23,6-9pm
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/web-programming

This three-session workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of creating hand-coded websites and web content using HTML and CSS through several in-class exercises. The code will focus on the most current HTML and CSS standards and practices, so your knowledge will be up-to-date.  Other topics addressed will include image-optimization, web servers and hosting. All materials will be supplied. The software used in class is free and open source. You may also use your own laptop.  Whether you want to make an online portfolio, résumé, or just want to get an idea about the nuts and bolts of web design, this workshop is for you.

Instructor: Todd Linkner
About the Instructor: Todd Linkner has over fifteen years of experience in graphic, user-experience, and user-interface design. He has worked with clients ranging in scope from small grassroots non-profits to enterprise-scale global corporations, specializing in brand-centered design with a focus on usability, and is currently designing mobile apps and websites for several book publishers and universities. Todd is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where he studied graphic design and printmaking. His work has been featured in several books and design publications, including Black Book AR100, Graphic Design USA, Logo Lounge, and Print.

Location and Parking

AS220 Media Arts is located at the Mercantile building 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).  You’ll see our sign on a set of double doors; ring the doorbell there and someone will let you in. 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 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 registration, you must email mediaarts@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
If the 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.

Feb
11
Wed
Intro to Digital Photography and the DSLR @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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  Wednesday, February 11, 18, 25, 6-9pm, Cost: $125

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

Intro to the 35mm Camera @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Wednesday, February  11, 7-9pm
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

Feb
18
Wed
Creative Video Production Overview @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  Wednesday, February 18, 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.

Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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 Wednesdays, February, 18, 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 

Mar
8
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Mar 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.

Mar
10
Tue
Web Programming: Beyond the Basics CSS @ AS220 Media Arts
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Dates: Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 6-9pm
Instructor: Todd Linkner

Do you know the basics of HTML and CSS but want to know how to take your coding skills to the next level? This three-session workshop will explore best-practices and principles for organizing CSS, mastering CSS selectors, making your own CSS layout grids, and giving elements state and motion using CSS transformations and animation. All materials will be supplied. The software used in class is free and open source. You may use your own laptop or Macintosh computer in the AS200 Media Arts studio.
About the Instructor: Todd Linkner has over fifteen years of experience in graphic, user-experience, and user-interface design. He has worked with clients ranging in scope from small grassroots non-profits to enterprise-scale global corporations, specializing in brand-centered design with a focus on usability, and is currently designing mobile apps and websites for several book publishers and universities. Todd is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where he studied graphic design and printmaking. His work has been featured in several books and design publications, including Black Book AR100, Graphic Design USA, Logo Lounge, and Print.

 

Mar
16
Mon
Sound and Fury: An Intro to Audio Programming with SuperCollider @ AS220 Media Arts
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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  Mondays, March 16, 23, 30, 6-9pm
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/supercollider

This workshop is a practical introduction to live sound creation and manipulation using the (Free / Libre / Open Source) SuperCollider programming language / environment. Through a series of lectures, hands-on exercises, and question and answer sessions, participants will be introduced to the fundamental building blocks of sound, and the means for manipulating them within SuperCollider. [The three sessions will cover additive, subtractive, and modulation synthesis techniques, recording, playing back and manipulating sound signals in real time, and strategies for creating and maintaining a personal library of reusable code, as well as an overview of the SuperCollider language and environment.] This workshop is aimed at artists and musicians; no prior programming experience or knowledge of sound synthesis is required.

Instructor: Mark Cetilia

About the Instructor: Mark Cetilia is a sound / media artist positioned at the nexus of analogue and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound creation, Cetilia’s practice is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. For over a decade, he has worked to develop idiomatic performance systems utilizing custom hardware and software, manifesting in a rich tapestry of sound and image.
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

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.

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.

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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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