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Intro to Artificial Intelligence

$65

with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

What is AI? What is happening in the world of Generative Artificial Intelligence? Come learn what AI is and what it isn’t. Demystify the rumors and find out for yourself what these revolutionary new tools really do. Join digital artist Andrew Edwards for an introduction to the world of Artificial Intelligence, learn where society is headed, and how you can participate. Then dive into the creative side of AI art. Create new works of fiction and poetry with powerful new tools like Chat GPT. Explore various eras of human history at the click of a button. Mix photos together and generate stunning images with tools like Midjourney. Find out for yourself what this is all about.

Get To Know Your MAC!

$65

with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Jul 11, 2024

Take a deep dive with professional digital artist, Andrew Elijah Edwards, and learn to use your MAC computer like a pro. Great for newcomers to the Apple ecosystem or those wishing to go deeper with their workflow learning new tips & tricks. Make the most of these powerful digital tools and up your digital expertise. ***Please note: No MACs will be provided for this course. This course will cover basic information about MAC computers through a show & tell/lecture-style format.

Canva Essentials

Free

with Catherine Scanlon

Calendar Next available session starts May 13, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

***Please Note: This workshop is only for Premier Members. Not open to the public.

Unlock your creative potential in 'Canva Essentials,' an engaging workshop focused on crafting digital assets with the user-friendly on-line software, Canva. From eye-catching social media graphics to polished presentations, discover the versatility of using a free or paid Canva account. In this workshop, you will learn the essentials like how to maneuver around the program, upload and place your own graphics and images, adjust your settings and explore advanced features.

Get To Know Your iPad/iPhone

$65

with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session

Join us to discover how to use your iPad/iPhone! A class for all to enliven your life through this astounding device. We'll cover everything you need to know to feel comfortable and get the most out of this powerful tool. Bring your iPad/iPhone and learn to navigate your device comfortably, set up assistive technologies, create art, explore the web, take and share photos and videos, and more! Digital artist Andrew Elijah Edwards shares his knowledge and answers any questions you have in a supportive, community environment. ***NO CLASS: 11/23.

Get To Know Your PC!

$65

with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session

Learn to use your PC computer like a pro with professional digital artist, Andrew Elijah Edwards. This course is for newcomers to Microsoft Windows operating system or those wishing to go deeper with their digital workflow learning new tips & tricks. Make the most of these powerful digital tools and up your digital expertise. ***Please note: No PCs will be provided for this course. This course will cover basic information about PC computers through a show & tell/lecture-style format.

Painting on the iPad

$65

with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

It’s like iPad Bob Ross! Come paint with us, digitally. Learn to use your iPad and Apple Pencil to create stunning works of art on this new medium. Paint along with your digital artist instructor Andrew Edwards and learn the fundamentals of building up a composition, be it a stunning landscape or intimate portrait or still life. Learn how to use the powerful software tool Procreate to and how to leverage these tools to paint in watercolor, charcoal, oil paints, you name it, digitally on your own iPad. Students should bring their own iPad and Stylus and be ready to get creative! All levels welcome, your instructor will walk you through step by step. If you are new to the art of drawing or a seasoned artist looking to transfer their skills to a digital medium, you will be right at home.





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