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Professional Artists volunteer their time, knowledge and experience to lead workshops and classes for artist members of WonderRoot. Classes are free for all members. These classes teach artist members to use all the studios available at the Arts Center- a normal month will include a class on Recording Studio Basics, an Introduction to Ceramics, a Darkroom Basics class, a Screenprinting class, a Creative Reuse class and workshops on a variety of software, including Final Cut Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop and more. Members should register in advance for classes. For this month’s class schedule, please see below for a few details and the Calendar to learn more.
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!
Sign up for upcoming Introduction to Ceramics workshops below. Spaces are limited so be sure to register soon!
Register for the May 13th, 2013 Introduction to Ceramics workshop here.
Register for the June 10th, 2013 Introduction to Ceramics workshop here.
Introduction to Final Cut Pro is an ongoing workshop taught by Malik Salaam and Alex Lukens that is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm. Introduction to Final Cut Pro serves as a way to familiarize members with the basics of editing video footage in a nonlinear format. This workshop is for the beginner who wants to get started in learning a program that is industry standard. Class size is intentionally small, so that the instructors can ensure that each student gets the most that they can out of this two hour session. This workshop will meet in the digital media lab.
Instructor Malik Salaam is an Atlanta based filmmaker. Salaam has edited several projects, including his first feature film and current web series.
Sign up for upcoming Introduction to Final Cut Pro workshops below. Spaces are limited so be sure to register soon!
Register for the May 14, 2013 Introduction to Final Cut Pro workshop here.
Register for the June 11, 2013 Introduction to Final Cut Pro workshop here.
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 takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, from 3-5 PM. It is necessary for members to attend one Recording Studio Basics workshop if they would like to work in the recording studio alone.
Sign up for upcoming Recording Studio Basics workshops below. Spaces are limited so be sure to register soon!
Register for the June 1, 2013 Recording Studio Basics workshop here.
Register for the June 15, 2013 Recording Studio Basics workshop here.
Darkroom Basics is an ongoing workshop that is taught by Stephanie Routier, WonderRoot’s Darkroom Manager. Darkroom Basics is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm. Darkroom Basics offers an introduction to elementary darkroom techniques such as operating a film camera, developing film, and printing photographs. If you have your own film camera, please bring it along. Intermediate students are also welcome.
Sign up for upcoming Darkroom Basics workshops below. Spaces are limited so be sure to register soon!
Register for the May 14th, 2013 Darkroom Basics class here.
Register for the May 28th, 2013 Darkroom Basics class here.
Register for the June 11th, 2013 Darkroom Basics class here.
Register for the June 25th, 2013 Darkroom Basics class here.
Introduction to Guitar will provide members with little or no experience on the guitar with the knowledge and techniques to enjoy playing music. Fundamentals will include body and hand position, rhythm exercises, essential music theory, scales, and chord structures. The workshop will take place on Monday evenings from 8-9pm in WonderRoot’s recording studio. It will meet on June 3rd, June 10th, June 24th, and July 1st. Members must sign up for the entire course, as skills learned earlier will be built upon in later sessions. They will also need to provide their own guitar, pick, tuner, notepad, and writing utensil.
Introduction to Guitar is taught by experienced blues, folk, and funk guitarist Daniel Mandel. Mandel has been making music for over a decade and has performed at a variety of local venues.
Space is limited so sign up soon to reserve a space! Register for Introduction to Guitar here.