Mission

To teach practical, professional skills to build creativity, technology and business knowledge, savvy and confidence.

Phone number

(479) 442-1443

Please leave a message. We are usually with a client or a student. Thank you.

Location

Digital Coloring with Photoshop on April 11

Basic Colorizing with Photoshop

™ and © 2015 JD Ray

Learn basic colorization of inked line art or pencil illustrations using Adobe Photoshop. Take your own sketches to colored digital art. Learn to make your own textures and to integrate photography into your illustrations. Develop coloring techniques used for comics, graphic novels, product packaging, children’s books and other commercial illustration. This workshop is taught by digital painter and illustrator Joshua Ray who has colored comic books for companies such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Big Entertainment, Image and others.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

10am to 2pm

Program fee is $60.

This is a basic level class, with a 30-minute break for lunch. Participants need to have a working knowledge of Photoshop.

Photoshop and computer required. Wacom tablet optional but recommended.

To register, email sonia@newdesignschool.org or call (479) 442-1443.


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Careers in Animation presentation at Fayetteville Public Library on April 14th

Careers in Animation with David KerseyComputer Animation Artist – What it’s like?

David Kersey tells his story of developing from a traditional artist to Digital Animation Artist at the Walt Disney Company. He’ll talk about his experience of making animated movies such as The Polar Express to the number #1 grossing animated movie of all time FROZEN. He will also discuss how you can build your traditional art skills from sketchbook to digital format and into a career in animation.

Join us at the Fayetteville Public Library on Tuesday, April 14, from 6 to 7pm. Free and open to the public.


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Advanced Digital Coloring with Photoshop in May

Advanced digital coloring with Photoshop

™ and © 2015 MARVEL Comics

Learn to create complex highlights, shadows, textures special effects and type effects along with integration
of photos and textures into your illustrations. Gain knowledge of finishing illustrations in Adobe Photoshop using different advanced techniques and styles over this 4-week, 8-hour workshop with digital painter and illustrator Joshua Ray who has colored comic books for companies such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Big Entertainment, Image and others.

Learn to:
1 Exclusively use brushes for the coloring of line art
2 Combine lassos and gradients with some brush work
3 Combine brushes and gradients with lighting effects
4 Complete a fully-painted digital art piece independent of line art

Develop advanced techniques used in comics, graphic novels, product packaging, children’s books and other commercial illustration.

Class is held over four Saturdays: May 2, 9, 16 & 23
10am to noon
$160
Wacom, Photoshop and computer required.
Advanced level. Some Photoshop experience necessary.

To register, email sonia@newdesignschool.org or call (479) 442-1443.


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Meet Your Instructor for Spring 2015

Meet Your Instructor 2015 Spring

Don’t forget to join us for our Spring 2015 Meet Your Instructor event on Thursday, January 8, from 6-7pm at New Design School. Get to know your teachers before the first day of class. Meet other students and bring any questions you may have. Get the schedule and course offerings, and set your creative career in motion.


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JavaScript Workshop for Spring 2015

JavaScript for Designers is geared toward Designers who
are new to web design, or have some basic knowledge of the web, but
would like to learn more about the lucrative subject of JavaScript. We
will have a group project every week related to the course material
covered, along with a smaller, less involved personal project. We will
cover a wide range of subjects including basic JavaScript Syntax,
locating and interpreting documentation, jQuery and jQueryUI, DOM
manipulation, working with APIs, and basic version control with Git.
All software needed for this workshop will be open source. No books
required.

Thursdays, 6-8pm, for 6-weeks January 15, to February 19, 2015, $320

JavaScript Basics

Instructor Michael Bonds is currently employed at Pam Transportation in
Tontitown, Arkansas, where he designs and develops full stack,
enterprise level solutions to various intra-net and public facing
applications. Although he decided to focus his career on Web
Development just three years ago, Michael first tasted the sweet
satisfaction of Web Development while in High School, where he managed
to get his first “Hello World” to output with Python. Since then,
Michael has utilized various languages ranging from PHP to Nodejs and
has worked with agencies like “The Texas Department of Tourism”
(traveltex.com), “Red Mango” (redmangousa.com), “IdeaLoop, LLC”
(idea-loop.com), and Slingshot, LLC (slingshotllc.com).

Get to know Michael
============
* LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbonds
* GitHub – https://github.com/mbonds1219
* FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/michael.bonds
* Twitter – https://twitter.com/_michaelbonds


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Spring 2015 Academic Term & Schedule

The spring 2015 term begins Monday, January 12, and lasts until Thursday, April 9, 2015.

First Year

  • Web Design 101 / Sonia Davis Gutierrez / Mondays / 6-8pm
    • Book: HTML and CSS: A Visual Quickstart Guide (8th Edition) ISBN-13: 978-0321928832
  • Photoshop / Joshua Ray / Tuesdays / 6-8pm
  • Design Studio 101 / Robert Pressman / Wednesdays / 6-8pm
  • History of Graphic Design / Mike Davis Gutierrez / Thursdays / 6-8pm
    • Book: Meggs’ History of Graphic Design (5th Edition) ISBN-13: 978-0470168738

Second Year

  • Portfolio Development 101 / Laura Bennett / Mondays / 6-8pm
  • Color Study / Kat Wilson / Tuesdays / 6-8pm
    • Book: Interaction of Color (50th Anniversary Edition) ISBN-13: 978-0300179354
  • Thesis Studio 101 / Sonia Davis Gutierrez / Wednesdays / 6-8pm

Elective

Kells

Folio from the Book of Kells illuminated manuscript, circa 800 AD and is studied in the Graphic Design History seminar.

Review and read the seminar descriptions.

Fill out and submit the enrollment agreement, “application,” for the spring 2015 term online.

Download and review the New Student Packet.
New Student Packet Page

The first 30 minutes of each class will begin with an orientation.

If you require advising contact Sonia.

Materials: Computer and Software

If you need a computer and/or software we recommend you visit the UA Computer Store, (479) 575-5414. The “base model MacBook Pro”  will be great for class. You are welcome to use a Windows based laptop. We just like for students to become familiar with the industry standard computer operating environment as soon as possible. You will need to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) directly from the Adobe website which requires a subscription service for software. This student version is $19.99 and requires a minimum 1 year subscription. Be sure to read the fine print for details as this may change.

Here is a map and hours of the UA Computer Store:

http://computers.uofastore.com/store-info

To purchase software at the Computer Store or with Adobe you will need a New Design School email which will be issued to you upon admission and enrollment. You will not need the email to purchase the computer.

Last Updated  January 13, 2015

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