The course catalogue for our spring semester starting in March is up! Free classes are available to high schools students and young adults (that are not enrolled in a college program). Classes are taught by skilled and experienced volunteer media artists. Enrollment is limited, so please sign up soon.
For classes, students will need a device with a wifi connection. We ask students to be able to commit to the entirety of the class as space is limited to a certain amount of students.
Select the classes in which you are interested in by clicking the 'enroll'. You can register for more than one class. Fill out a registration form for each class you wish to enroll. The teacher of the class will send you a welcome email with a ZOOM link and course information.
* Please note that the times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
**Also, there will be no classes the week of March 27nd - April 1st
2D Digital Design
Monday 5:00- 6:30 (11 classes)
March 1, 2021 - May 17, 2021
ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED
Do you like to sketch and want to take your drawings to the next level? Adobe Draw is a 2D digital drawing app that puts vector drawing tools and features into a simple app, so it’s easy to turn any idea or inspiration into a beautiful design. In hand with Adobe Capture from the app store--this class will teach you how to create new shapes as well as an understand of color theory --and have it immediately appear on your Adobe Draw.
ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED
Writing Intentional Scenes: A Screenwriting Overview I
Saturday 3:00- 4:30 (10 classes)
Starts April 17
The objective of this class is to learn the elements of a scene and how to use them when writing a screenplay. Students will select one concept/idea and write the same scene in three different ways: using only spoken dialogue, using only visual action, and non-verbal dialogue. And lastly, focusing on improving the visuals, but this time write only one line of dialogue to capture the theme of the scene. By the end of the course, students will have created a 2-3 page scene and will have gained the ability to improve their scenes by rewriting the same scenes focusing on different elements
Friday 3:30- 5:00 (11 classes)
Partnering with FeLTNYC, a community-based non-profit that provides free ESOL classes to immigrants and refugees, this special photography class helps ESOL speakers learn the art of photography while helping students build their English language learning skills.
All that is required is a cellphone with a camera and a free photo-editing app.
SMARTPHONE Photography I
Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 PM (9 classes)
March 18, 2021 - May 20 , 2021
This introductory class focuses on photography as an art medium using new approaches and techniques with cellphone technology. Artistic, theoretical and technical aspects of photo capture and development will be explored. Topics will include:
Use of cellphone cameras; Theory, mechanics and art of cellphone imagery; Use of editing apps specific to cellphone photography; Effective uploading of imagery to various social media platforms.
Visual Communications I
Wednesday 7:00- 8:30 (11 classes)
April 7, 2021 - May 19, 2021
This course explores the ways in which we use visual communication in our everyday lives. It helps us understand how this type of communication is important in shaping our understanding of culture and our own identities. We will examine the following branches of visual communication: typography, graphic design, photography, motion pictures, animation and
Tuesday 4:00- 5:30 (11 classes)
March 16, 2021 - May 25, 2021
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of screenwriting?
In this class, you will learn the technical layout of creating a screenplay. You will also learn how to develop elements of telling a visual story such as character development, plots, and story structure. At the end of the class, you will have completed a short script.
Website Design: Using WIX
Wednesday 5:00- 6:30 (11 classes)
March 3, 2021 - May 19, 2021
ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED
Learn how to design dynamic websites using the free cloud-based web design. By the end of the class, you will have built your own website and designed it without using any templates.