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Creating Portfolio Package at Third Ward

Tue Nov 21, 2006 00:00 - Mon Nov 06, 2006

Self-Promotion for Artists: How to create a Portfolio Package
Instructor: Claudia Sohrens
Location: Digital Media Lab
Tuesdays Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
$225 members/ $280 non-members

In the digital age, a wide variety of advertising media bombards us with new and improved images, type styles, and layouts; it seems that design is always recreating itself. It is essential for any professional artists/photographer to create an efficient and enjoyable showcase - a portfolio - to promote your work to a potentially unlimited audience.
Topics covered in this class will include fundamental visual principles and a discussion of the language of graphic design. Using traditional media (photography/video), each student will transform their portfolios using effective individual designs and layouts. We will concentrate on innovative solutions to convey unique concepts and ideas visually.
The class will also provide a number of resources to encourage students to apply for opportunities like grants, residencies, internships, open calls, and competitions.
Each student will leave the final class with:
· A high-resolution digital portfolio of a selected body of work in form of a CD-ROM or DVD, as a personal archive, for print output, prepress, for submission to publishers for magazine or book publications, or self published via online services (i.e. Apple’s iPhoto Books)
· A low-resolution digital portfolio in the form of a website or CD-ROM, for screen presentation and projections, for submission to editors, galleries, open calls, and competitions
· A visual identity that will represent the artist and his/her work in form of a logo or design concept
· A poster, postcard or invite, to promote your work or an upcoming exhibition, as well as stationery (business cards, labels, stickers, jackets for CDs and DVDs)
In this course, students will learn how to utilize computer graphics software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, ImageReady, Dreamweaver, Flash, iLife and they will develop unique promotional projects that reflect their skills, accomplishments and professional goals in print and electronic media.

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Tel 718-715-4961


Photoshop Intensive at Third Ward

Sat Nov 11, 2006 00:00 - Mon Nov 06, 2006

Photoshop Intensive at Third Ward.
Instructor: Mara Taber
Location: Digital Media Lab
Saturday November 11th 10-2:30pm
$45 members / $60 non-members

In this 4 hour intensive you will learn the basic concepts of the Photoshop environment. Photographers leery of the digital realm can get their feet wet with this no-nonsense introduction to the best 'digital-darkroom' in the industry. Whether you are a non-photographer, novice photographer, artist, non-artist, art director, designer, publisher, or writer you will learn how to perform digital miracles on your photos upon completing this class. Image manipulation, resolution, file size, bit depth, image adjustment, color correction, brush settings, cloning, healing, layers, type, filters, effects, and the difference between raster and vector graphics will be covered. We will also create and retouch images. All sessions include hands-on practice on Mac computers. Participants who prefer may bring their own PC laptops provided Adobe Photoshop version CS2 is already installed. There will be a 45 minute break, please bring a snack!



Part time Instructors needed at 3rd Ward Brooklyn

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:18

3rd Ward is a new artists community in NYC. It is a unique 20,000 sq. ft. studio facility, education center, and exhibition venue for artists and creatives in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn (the newest and most dynamic NYC artist neighborhood). Our impeccably designed facility boasts a recording studio, a post-production suite, computer lab, metal shop, wood shop, a dance studio, a photo studio, a 10,000 sq. ft. raw space, and several gorgeous gallery/ exhibition spaces. All studio facilities are available for rent for the large number of artists living in our immediate area as well as the larger NYC community. We seek to support all aspects of contemporary artist’s needs from exhibition space to workspace to art education to professional development.

3rd ward is seeking multiple instructors for its growing education program. We provide multi- disciplinary and interdisciplinary instruction to mid-career professional artists. Please visit our website: We offer art and design classes as well as non-traditional classes designed for our specific community. We have offered: Welding, Photoshop, Intro to woodworking, Electronics for Artists, Electricity for Sculpture, Butoh, Mutant Bicycles, Mixing and Mastering, and Reconstructing Vintage Clothing. In this way, 3rd Ward provides a unique opportunity to teach non-traditional coursework as well as the staples of excellent art education. Non-traditional coursework is usually short term and traditional coursework can be long term or short term. Excite us with your knowledge of our community and your pedagogical vision by sending us a course proposal of your creation. We are looking for instructors to teach Butoh, Contemporary Dance, MIC/TIG welding, In Design, Illustrator, Final Cut, After Effects, Intro to Digital Photography, Photographic Lighting and ProTools for immediate hire. In the spring we will be offering a comprehensive curriculum utilizing all of our facilities. Applications for spring coursework are being accepted. Successful courses may be renewed.

The successful candidate will have an interest in working in a creative interdisciplinary environment where students, teachers, visiting artists, and residents provide a cohesive, dynamic, and supportive artist community. Applicants must be exceptional artists who tailor instruction to suit individual need. Class size is small from 5-10 students.

Minimum qualifications to teach an Intensive Class (2-6 hours):
Documented, exceptional expertise in the field of instruction. Send a 1 paragraph class description, 1 paragraph bio, CV/ resume, a rough outline for the class, documentation of your artwork or the type of work produced in the class, and 3 stills marked for website. E-mail to:

Minimum qualifications to teach a long-term course (5-12 sessions of 1-3 hours):
MFA or 10 years of relevant professional experience. Substantial exhibition record and teaching experience are necessary. Please send a brief cover letter, teaching statement, artist statement, and CV/resume along with a targeted, one paragraph course proposal and documentation of your work and student work. We accept mailed packages only no electronic submissions. However, a website for artwork is sufficient. If you will be mailing documentation we prefer 2D work to be submitted as an 8x10 computer print of no more than 20 images. Video should be submitted in the form of a DVD or VCD for playback on an Apple computer. Audio should be presented on CD. Dance instructors may not have the same documentation that visual instructors have. These candidates should send what visual and/or aural materials available. Send to: Jean Haluska, Education Director, 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11237. Hiring will be continuous until our faculty is established. Please keep your file updated for future consideration.

Compensation is based on competitive hourly rates for NYC.