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PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL ARTS

In photography classes, students work to enhance their skills by working under professional artists to learn how to use their camera, as well as to gain an understanding of lighting, staging, editing, and more. Digital art classes, photo-editing, videography and more are also scheduled throughout the year as frequently as possible.
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Digital Arts, Technology, and Media (DATAM) Classes

Winter/Spring 2024
Classes full – please check back for future digital art classes!

Area middle and high school students are invited to apply for participation in Digital Arts, Technology, & Media (DATAM) classes. Funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a matching grant from the Loyce & Annette Turner Foundation, Inc., these new programs seek to expose students to technical arts and potential career fields.
Introductory classes in the fields of graphic design, photography, videography, and 2D animation will be offered at no cost to the students. Five students accepted for each of the four disciplines will receive two hours of instruction weekly for 10 weeks.

All classes will take place at the upgraded Guardian Bank Studio, located on the second floor of the Turner Center, at 527 N. Patterson Street. Instruction may also take place in other facilities on the Campus. Students in photography and videography may walk within 2 blocks of Campus during daylight hours. Graduates from each class will receive a certificate of completion and will be encouraged to submit completed works to local programs and competitions as applicable; for example, students in videography class will submit short works to the South Georgia Film Festival.

Instructors/Artists: Lydia Bell (Photography), Steven Heddon (Videography), McKenzie Simpson (Graphic Design), Brandon Wiggins (2D Animation)
COST: FREE, pending application approval.
All supplies provided.
Application deadline: January 15, 2024.