Calendar

Oct
22
Wed
“Deadline Coaching for the Creative Class: Playful Metrics” with Connie Colvin @ AS220
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Title: “Deadline Coaching for the Creative Class: Playful Metrics” with Connie Colvin
Date: Wednesday, 10/22
Time: 2 hours

Description:  How do you mark growth?  How do you measure qualitative aspects of your creative practice as opposed to the quantitative aspects?  What are measurable outcomes and why do they sound so boring?  Maybe you’re sitting there thinking that you don’t track metrics at all and you don’t need to!  In this happy hour informational lesson on an aspect of deadline coaching, we’ll talk about why metrics are important, some ideas on setting up structures to stay on top of checking metrics on a schedule and have an opportunity to create at least one playful metric for your own life.

Playful Metrics free workshop @ AS220
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Connie Colvin is very serious and a deadline coach extraordinaire.  Trained as a project manager with over eight years of project based experience at nonprofit and media organizations in New York City, Connie translated those skills to assist creative makers and freelancers to increase revenue and make more ideas come to fruition.  Her coaching practice has been based out of Brooklyn for the past three years.  One of her biggest client success stories is an acupuncturist tripled his income in the first three months of coaching.  Focusing on the fun and surprise of life in conjunction with forward traction on your projects, Connie provides support and structure for those outside of traditional organizations.  She’s like the best dream boss you’ve never had.  Connie is currently writing a coaching e-book on starting and maintaining a sustainable daily creative practice.”
Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Date: Wednesday, October 22, 29, 7-10pm
Instructor: Sam Thompson

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. You can register here.

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

Oct
26
Sun
Build a Blog: Sharing Your Art and Skills Online @ AS220 Media Arts
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Sundays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am-12:30pm
 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

Oct
27
Mon
Web Programming: Beyond the Basics CSS @ AS220 Media Arts
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Dates: Mondays, October 20, 27, November 3, 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.

 

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


Date: Every first Saturday of each month – Saturdays, September 6, October 4 and November 1 at 11am-1pm
Instructor: Chris Anderson

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.

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

Nov
2
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop
Nov 2 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 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
3
Mon
Web Programming: Beyond the Basics CSS @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Dates: Mondays, October 20, 27, November 3, 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.

 

Intermediate Printing in the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dates: Mondays, November 3 – December 1, 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

Nov
5
Wed
Intro to the 35mm Camera @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Date: Wednesday, October 5, 7-9pm
Instructor: Sam Thompson

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. You can register for that here.

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/35mm

Nov
6
Thu
Intro to Programming with Processing @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20, 6-9pm
 Members: $108 | Non-members: $120
Register Online: shop.as220.org/products/processing

An introduction to programming for those with no experience writing software!

Writing code and software is all too often shrouded in mystery, seeming like only the highly educated or super nerdy can do it. This class is intended to help move away from that mindset and empower you to learn this highly relevant skill.

This class will use “Processing”, a programming language derived from Java (the second most used programming language in the world) and an excellent tool to learn real life programming skills. During each class participants will have a series of small achievable challenges to solve through code. Each “challenge” will strive to explore common usage scenarios such as user interaction, animation, data storage and the correct code design patterns to use when tackling these problems.

Q: What is the difference between this workshop and Intro to Web Programming?
A: In the HTML/CSS workshop you will gain skills how to display and style content for the web. In this workshop, you will gain a greater understanding of how your computer actually works and the logic needed to create your own software for personal or professional purposes.

Q: What will I walk away with at the end?

  • Knowing how to use the tool / programming language “Processing”.
  • Knowing the basics of the Java programming language and concepts relevant to all programming languages.
  • The ability to think about how to use software to solve problems.
  • The ability to determine what is possible to achieve with software.

Instructor: Nidal Fakhouri

Nov
11
Tue
Intro to Audio Recording @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, November 11, 18, 25, 6-9pm
 Non-Member: $120 | Member: $102
 Register Online: shop.as220.org/products/audio

Learn the process and production involved with audio technology for various media and musical applications. In the workshop, we will explore the recording process in the audio lab at AS220, which is available for public use upon completion of this workshop. Participants in this workshop will complete a basic audio project and present it at the end of the final session.

This workshop is for musicians, audio enthusiast, media artists, and anyone looking to acquire the necessary skills for making audio creations. This course balances theoretical concepts with practical techniques to help you approach your future projects.

Nov
15
Sat
3D Modeling for Art Proposals @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Saturday, November 15, 1-6pm
Non-Members: $60   |    Members: $51
Register Online: shop.as220.org/products/3d-art-proposals
Learn how to create renderings of your artwork for proposals, submissions, and installations. We will be going over Rhino and Adobe Photoshop to create photo montages and realistic images.

This workshop aims to teach the essentials of creating 3D models for proposals, conceptual renderings, and aid for the planning of installations. We will go over how to read floor plans and how to translate these plans into basic 3D models. We will learn how to create objects in 3D which are representative of your artwork. We will also go over bringing images of a “site” or existing outdoor landscape and photo-montaging a 3D or existing image of artwork onto that site.

Instructor: Sophia Sobers, sophiasobers.net

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.

Nov
24
Mon
Introduction to Javascript @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Mondays, November 24, December 1, 8, 6-9pm
Non-Members: $120   |    Members: $102
Register Online: shop.as220.org/products/javascript
Learn to create and use Javascript to add interactivity to websites. A great follow-up to our Intro to Web Programming workshop.

Javascript is the primary language for making complex applications on the web. This course introduces javascript program code, explains how it is authored, and explores the current developer ecosystem. Topics will include control flow, using libraries, how to continue learning on your own (how to find and understand online references), and current trends such as Github, Jquery, and NodeJS. The course will be tailored toward your interests, so come prepared to talk about what you want to make on the web!

Instructor: Jacob Brennan has been writing Javascript since 2001. He does freelance web development including work for Mozilla. His hobbies include juggling, baking, and programming web games using NodeJS.

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.

Dec
7
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop
Dec 7 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 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.

Jan
4
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop
Jan 4 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 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
1
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop
Feb 1 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 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
1
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop
Mar 1 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 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
5
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop
Apr 5 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 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
3
Sun
Free Writer’s Workshop
May 3 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 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.