Adult Workshops

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Registration Policy

Advance registration is required. Registration is not secured until payment is received. There are no refunds on classes, but we will happily give you credit for a class if there is proper notice, should you need to cancel your registration for any reason.

– Full credit up to one week before the class.
– Half credit if you cancel the week before class begins.
– No credit if you cancel day of the first class or after.

Intro to DSLR: Camera Basics

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When: Mondays / February 5, 12, 19, 26 / 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Bree Burchfield
Cost: Nick Member $90 / Non-Member $120

Get to know your camera’s auto, manual, and priority settings! In this course you will learn the basics of shutter speed, color balance, ISO, aperture, and depth of field. You will also learn how to care for your archive through proper file management, digital formatting, and compression.

Narrative Filmmaking: Make a Scene!

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When: Thursdays / February 8, 15, 22 and March 1 / 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Josh Rainwater
Cost: Nick Member $90 / Non-Member $120

Make your own narrative short! Through lessons on screenwriting and digital production fundamentals, students will gain the skills they need to create their own short fiction films. The class will complete a 2-3 min narrative short from a screenplay.

Beginners Guide to SquareSpace

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When: Wednesdays / February 7, 14, 21, 28 / 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Savannah Taylor
Cost: Nick Member $90 / Non-Member $120

Learn how to build a website with Squarespace, an all-in-one platform that streamlines website design and maintenance for coding novices. Students will create the ideal, well-designed website for their blogs, portfolios, small businesses and more!

Materials:

Free trial of Squarespace and laptop required. After completing the class, students will have the option to make their site go live with a paid subscription to Squarespace.

Stop-Motion Storytelling

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When: Mondays / March 5, 12, 19, and 26 / 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Lillian Burke
Cost: Nick Member $90 / Non-Member $120

Learn how to tell your story using hands-on, stop-motion animation techniques!  Students will be trained in the fundamentals of stop-motion animation and will discover how to bring their artworks to life. Each student will produce one short film. Having your own DSLR camera is a plus but not required.

Cyanotype Workshop

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When: Wednesdays / March 7, 14, 21, and 28 / 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Steffi Brink
Cost: Nick Member $90 / Non-Member $120

Rediscover cyanotypes, an ethereal, mesmerizing printing technique that dates back to the 19th century. This hands-on technique creates cyan-blue prints that beautifully capture light, shadow, and texture. Unearth the special qualities of analogue photography in our contemporary digital world.

Zine Making Workshop

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When: Thursdays / March 8, 15, 22, and 29 / 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Irving Juarez
Cost: Nick Member $90 / Non-Member $120

Handcraft an alternative publication! Students will learn affordable, creative, and D.I.Y. techniques for designing, printing and distribution. Perfect for artists, writers, and anyone craving a creative outlet, this course will offer step-by-step guidance on how to shape your essays, poetry, collages, and illustrations into a limited-run magazine.