Navigating Digital Files for Public Art
Artist Led Workshop with Bill Dambrova
Join these free online workshops to learn how
to handle digital files and create City of Phoenix public art projects. The
sessions are geared toward artists who have never done a city public art project
or would like to brush up on basic software tools. The step-by-step overviews
will focus on the graphic editing and 3D modeling software commonly used to
design and fabricate a wide range of public art projects.
Thursdays in September
3 – Lesson 1: Navigating Photoshop
10 – Lesson 2: Navigating Illustrator
17 – Lesson 3: Navigating SketchUp
24 – Lesson 4: Navigating VectorworksRegister Today!
The events will be live, featuring a
presentation and time for questions and answers. Each workshop will be limited
to 20 participants. Don’t worry if you can’t make all the sessions! The LIVE lessons will be recorded and posted
permanently for continued viewing on the Office of Arts and Culture’s YouTube
This event is open to the public - but you must
register. Once registered, you will receive log-in information to attend your
event(s). Each event will have a unique log-in.
Thursday, September 3rd at 10am
Lesson 1 – Navigating Photoshop
Would you like to improve the artwork photos
you take to submit for competitions and exhibitions? This workshop provides an
overview of ways that Adobe Photoshop can be used to edit and make your photos
look their best. It includes demonstrations to make the techniques easier to
understand and use.
Thursday September 10th at 10am
Lesson 2 – Navigating Illustrator
Ever wonder what the difference is between raster
and vector graphic files? This lesson will demystify that by walking you
through the process of turning photos of your artwork into file types that can
be used by fabricators.
Thursday September 17th at 10am
Lesson 3 – Navigating SketchUp
One of the greatest challenges for public artists
is showing how a design concept and its surroundings will look when a project
is done. Digital tools can play an important role in that. This workshop will
demonstrate how to use SketchUp to create 3D models of artworks and their sites.
Thursday September 24th at 10am
Lesson 4 – Navigating Vectorworks
Ever see great public and wonder how it was
made? This lesson will demonstrate how studio artists can convert their design files
into the shop drawings used by fabricators.