Let your child use his/her wildest imagination to create a virtual world of his own using Photoshop CS5. The first in a series of courses that provide instruction on how to use Photoshop CS5 to create professional-looking images for both print and the Web. In this course, students will learn about image copyright, identify the components of the Photoshop environment, learn about the differences between rater and vector graphics, and learn how to use Adobe Bridge.
Students will learn to select specific image areas and will learn how to modify and manipulate selections. In addition, students will learn how to work with text, layers and layer effects; how to adjust, retouch, and resize images; and how to prepare images for printing and the Web.
This workshop will allow young and aspiring filmmakers to talk about the issues they care about the most and then make a documentary. The documentary will be filmed over the course of two days, and an edited version of the film will be screened locally for everyone to see.
In a series of workshops Tuesday July 5th through August 9th, this program covers under-discussed topic areas, including advocacy filmmaking, producing the NGO or political documentary, and documentary shorts for the web. There are even workshops on funding and distributing your documentary work worldwide.
The course encourages students to develop a voice through a wide range of formats and styles, where students work in teams proposing short, do-able documentary projects which they shoot and edit for screening and review by the group and public. Subject matter can come from local issues and events, artists and a host of interesting local characters. All work is reviewed and critiqued, and in the end, students take away at least one, possibly more, collaborative documentary pieces.
This workshop has been designed to engage local youth interested in film grades 9-12 and is limited to 10 seats. The workshop is held 6 consecutive Tuesdays, 10:00 to noon, with open workshops on Thursday July 21st and August 4th 10:00 am to noon for those who require additional time to edit their work. The fee for the 6 week workshop including materials is $40. Please email email@example.com for further information and registration or you may call 973.762.4062.
A small group of 5th grade students from the Jefferson School are on a mission to stock the shelves of our local food banks for the 2011 holiday season without spending a dime. The art of couponing has received a tremendous amount of coverage in the recent past as TLC Extreme Couponing sores in popularity.
After watching the first episode of Extreme Couponing the children decided to begin collecting coupons and their campaign to help feed those less fortunate in our community.
After meeting with Amy Jo Curran, the assistant director of the HK Community Fund, the girls are now organized and ready to launch their program September 2011 with hopes of having bins placed in each of the district’s elementary and middle schools for collecting coupons come September. Over the summer months the girls are requesting that all unused coupons be dropped off at The Center over so that they can begin to purchase non-perishable food and household items.
Tom Kerns, president of the HK Community Fund, “This is a wonderful example of young community members taking responsibility for their community and helping those that may be less fortunate. Building a sense of responsibility for your community and its members is a major part of HK Community Fund’s mission and these young people are why we do what we do. I am very proud of them.”
Currently the girls meet Tuesday’s 3:30-5 at The Center to cut and organize their coupons, review sales circulars and plot their next move. If your child, grade 6-8 come September 2011 wishes to participate in Project Bean, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on this program and others offered and supported by the HK Community Fund, please contact Amy Jo Curran at 973.762.4062 or visit the HK Foundations Center, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 and 3:30.
The Center is located at 515 Valley Street, Suite 130, Maplewood.