Artists Helping Artists

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Artists Helping Artists is an ongoing program that takes place at the WonderRoot Community Arts Center, and our name for our educational classes.  All of the classes taught at WonderRoot are led by professional artists who volunteer their time, knowledge, and experience to lead workshops that are free to all WonderRoot members. These classes are meant to encourage our members to explore disciplines outside of their primary medium and to learn from an expert in the field.

Our core Artists Helping Artists workshops are held at least once a month and help familiarize members with WonderRoot’s studio spaces.  These workshops include Introduction to Photography, Introduction to Ceramics, Introduction to After Effects, and Recording Studio Basics.  Additional Artists Helping Artists workshops supplement these core workshops when community members approach WonderRoot with a desire to teach!  Previous classes have included Introduction to Guitar, Introduction to Drawing, and Introduction to Screenwriting, among others.

More information about all of our current Artists Helping Artists workshops can be found by clicking the headers above.  If you are interested in teaching an Artists Helping Artists workshop at WonderRoot, please fill out our proposal form.

Introduction to Ceramics

 

Introduction to Ceramics is an ongoing workshop that is taught by Mike Klapthor, WonderRoot’s Ceramics Studio Manager. Introduction to Ceramics is held on the 2nd Monday of every month from 6-8pm.  Introduction to Ceramics teaches artist members basic hand-building and wheel-throwing skills and pieces made during the workshop can be fired in the kiln at the end of the class. Clay is available for purchase at $15/bag; you are also welcome to bring your own. Make sure you come prepared to get a little grubby!

Artists Helping Artists workshops are a component of membership.  All participants must be WonderRoot members.  Membership to WonderRoot is $10/month or $60/year for individual artists.  For more information or to sign up for membership, click here.

Sign up for upcoming Introduction to Ceramics workshops below.  Spaces are limited so be sure to register soon!

Register for the July 14, 2014 Introduction to Ceramics workshop here.

Register for the August 11, 2014 Introduction to Ceramics workshop here.

If you have any questions about Introduction to Ceramics, feel free to direct them towards: mike@wonderroot.org

Recording Studio Basics

The Recording Studio Basics workshop familiarizes members with WonderRoot’s studio space, software, and equipment and provides them with information to run their own session.  Recording Studio Basics workshops are held every other Saturday from 3-5pm.  It is necessary for members to attend a Recording Studio Basics workshop if they would like to work in the recording studio alone.

Artists Helping Artists workshops are a component of membership.  All participants must be WonderRoot members.  Membership to WonderRoot is $10/month or $60/year for individual artists.  For more information or to sign up for membership, click here.

Sign up for upcoming Recording Studio Basics workshops below.  Spaces are limited so be sure to register soon!

Register for the June 21, 2014 Recording Studio Basics workshop here.

Register for the July 5, 2014 Recording Studio Basics workshop here.

Register for the July 19, 2014 Recording Studio Basics workshop here.

Register for the August 2, 2014 Recording Studio Basics workshop here.

Register for the August 16, 2014 Recording Studio Basics workshop here.

Introduction to Photography

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Calling all beginners! Introduction to Photography is a four-week workshop that will familiarize students with the fundamentals of traditional, black and white photography. Workshops will be held in the WonderRoot boardroom and darkroom from April 15 – April 29, 2014.

This hands-on workshop will follow the syllabus below:

Session 1: Tuesday, 4/15 6:00-8:30PM — Learn how to operate a SLR camera (loading film, aperture, shutter speed, etc.)

Session 2: Saturday, 4/19 1:30-3:00PM — Shoot in the field (students will go on an instructor-led fieldtrip in Reynoldstown; they will learn how to balance light and compose strong photographs)

Session 3: Tuesday, 4/22 6:00-8:30PM — Process film (black and white 35mm)

Session 4: Tuesday, 4/29 6:00-8:30PM — Make prints in the darkroom!

Members must sign up for the entire course, as skills learned earlier will be built upon in later sessions. SLR cameras can be provided to students from WonderRoot’s inventory, or students are welcome to bring their own. A limited number of black and white 35mm film is also available for student use.

Introduction to Photography is co-taught by Stephanie Routier and Alex Acosta. Routier holds an BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia and is a photography teacher at Roswell High School. Acosta holds a BFA in Photography from Florida A&M University and is an instructor at Showcase Photo and Video, as well as the Executive Director of Soul Food Cypher. Please direct questions to steph.routier@gmail.com.

Artists Helping Artists workshops are a component of membership.  All participants must be WonderRoot members.  Membership to WonderRoot is $10/month or $60/year for individual artists.  For more information or to sign up for membership, click here.

Introduction to After Effects

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Introduction to After Effects (CS 5.5) is an ongoing workshop held on the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm. It is held in WonderRoot’s digital media lab. This workshop familiarizes students with Adobe After Effects’ workspace, workflows, and popular functions (including compositing and motion graphics). Whether you want to create great opening titles for your film or use a green screen on your next shoot, After Effects can be a great tool!

Introduction to After Effects is taught by instructor Eric Strunz. Strunz received his bachelor’s degree in film production from the University of Florida and has used After Effects in a professional capacity for the past four years.

Space is limited so register soon to save your spot!

Sign up for the April 1 workshop here.

Sign up for the May 6 workshop here.

Sign up for the June 3 workshop here.

Artists Helping Artists workshops are a component of membership.  All participants must be WonderRoot members.  Membership to WonderRoot is $10/month or $60/year for individual artists.  For more information or to sign up for membership, click here.

Candle Making 101

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Saturday, July 26, 1-3pm, WonderRoot Boardroom

Welcome to the wonderful world of Natural Soy Candle Making! In this workshop, students will learn the benefits of making and burning 100% Soybean Candles with natural fragrance oils and will each take home two new candles. No experience is necessary to participate in this one time workshop–beginners are encouraged to attend!Students should bring two heat resistance glass jars or tin cans (preferably recycled candle holders or other containers). All other materials will be provided.

Artists Helping Artists workshops are a component of membership.  All participants must be WonderRoot members.  Membership to WonderRoot is $10/month or $60/year for individual artists.  For more information or to sign up for membership, click here.

Candle Making 101 will be taught by Veronica A. Harris, Holistic Nutritionist and KeZimine Naturals Creator. Harris has over 30 years experience as a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and mentor to students. Her passion for people has lead Harris to dedicating her life to helping others heal, uncover their inner greatness and live their bliss.Questions? Please direct them towards kezminenaturals@gmail.com.

Space is limited so sign up soon to save your spot!