C:LAB

Digital Design Series: ALL THINGS TYPOGRAPHY

Instructors: Carol Nix and Jessica Yee

Typography is used in just about any communication medium, yet very few people get a chance to learn exactly what is involved in successfully applying typography – and what to avoid. This class is for anyone who uses type for resumes, marketing, branding, business cards, videos, websites and more. Taught by Carol Fountain Nix, an award-winning designer and branding expert, you will walk away with newfound skills and the knowledge to be able to use typography properly and effectively in your work…and make a beautiful keepsake book! Supplies included.

Tuesdays [5 weeks] January 11 – February 8: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: Students must have a laptop with access to software such as Adobe Indesign, Microsoft Word, or other program that can generate type. Must have access to a printer.

Class fees:    NC State Students – $80     Public – $110    Register for this class»

 

Digital Design Series: MAKERS MARK

Instructor: Philip Gresham

Create your very own, unique stamp for clay or everyday use! This course will take you through the basics of creating your personal mark and preparing it for engraving. Students will come away with a working knowledge of the “analog to digital process” as well as a beautiful stamp they can use on clay, paper, and other surfaces to “make their mark.”
If you plan to generate your mark digitally, please bring your laptop and a thumb drive to class.

Wednesdays [3 weeks] January 12 – 26: 3:00 – 6:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $65     Public – $105    Register for this class»

 


CRAFT:LAB Professional Development Series!

Our new C:LAB is a digital maker space for making, prototyping, and extending traditional media practices into commercial production. This dynamic Professional Development series will focus on personal and professional marketing, entrepreneurship, and digital skills-building. Stay tuned as we continue to build the C:LAB by adding new equipment, services, and classes.


 

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE: PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR AND INDESIGN

Instructor: Greg Carter

The key to creating powerful presentations, publications, projects and images will be right at your fingertips as you learn to master the Adobe Creative Suite of applications. This class will offer a focused, hands-on approach that will take students from “creation to completion.” Each student will produce a final project that incorporates their own creativity, imagery, and conceptual ideas. Students will also have the opportunity to focus on personal projects.

Key focus areas:

Photoshop: Photo/imagery retouching and manipulation

Illustrator: Vector and line art graphics and digital illustration

InDesign: Layout, typography, design and construction for publication and websites

  • 3 weeks focus on each application
  • Based on a common format and project goal
  • For all levels
  • Also for students who would like to brush up on their digital skills to become more competitive in the marketplace

Students will come away with a working knowledge of each application that can be applied to class work, professional development, marketing, design projects, websites, and more. Videos of each class will made available for review.

Register for individual focus areas or register for the package deal of all three at a 10% discount:

Section A – Package deal for all 3 sections: Fridays [9 weeks] January 14 – March 11: 3:00 – 5:00pm*

Section B – Photoshop: Fridays [3 weeks] January 14 – 28: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Section C – Illustrator: Fridays [3 weeks] February 4 – 18: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Section D – InDesign: Fridays [3 weeks] February 25 – March 11: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Must register 5 working days in advance of section start date

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: Students must have their own viable laptop or iPad with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud “Graphic Design” desktop software** – Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
** Students can download a 30-day trial version.

Class fees:   

Section A:   NC State Students – $80     Public – $135    Register for this class»
Section B:   NC State Students – $30     Public – $50      Register for this class»
Section C:   NC State Students – $30     Public – $50      Register for this class»
Section D:   NC State Students – $30     Public – $50      Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO LASER ENGRAVING: LEARNING TO COMMERCIALIZE YOUR ARTWORK

Instructor: Jessica Yee

Students will learn how to create personal brands, logos and marks to be applied to engraved materials such as mugs, signage, and other specialty items that can be mass produced for sell or used for gifts and personal projects.

The first sessions will focus on creative development, then students will learn how to digitize their artwork and prepare it for engraving and cutting.

Students will select from a series of available products supplied for the class and can bring in their own projects for a final, individual 2-hour session with the instructor. Students will come away with a working knowledge of how to leverage their artworks for mass production and commercialization.

  • Class materials provided:
    1 sheet [24” x 11” sheet] of veneer wood [cherry, maple, walnut, or bamboo]
    1 travel mug [black or red]
    1 sheet Trolase Laser Leather [brown or black]
    1 sheet Trolase paper, pack of 5 [gray metallic, black or red]

Thursdays [6 weeks] January 13 – February 17: 6:00 – 8:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

 Prerequisites: Students must have their own computer or laptop with access to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or other vector rendering software.

Class fees:    NC State Students – $140    Public – $185      Register for this class»

 

PERSONAL BRANDING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Instructor: Greg Carter

This class takes students through the entire process of creating a personal, professional brand. Students will learn: the creative process for brand development; how to produce brand materials such as a business card and resume; website creation, and the basics of self-promotion. Students will have the opportunity to focus on personal projects.Taught by a digital media professor from NC State’s College of Design, Greg Carter, this is the first class in our new Professional Development Series, aimed at supporting students, professionals and artists the dynamics of marketing themselves for employment and personal growth. Students will need to have their own laptops or computers.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] February 15 – March 29 [skip Mar. 13]: 6:00 – 8:30pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: Students must have a laptop with access to software such as Adobe Indesign, Microsoft Word, or other program that can generate type. Must have access to a printer.

Class fees:    NC State Students – $50     Public – $100      Register for this class»