May 18, 2011
Curious about a career in the arts? Free UW classes Thursday can help
This Thursday evening, May 19, UW's continuing ed folks will offer free previews of several of their popular certificate programs in the arts. Following are the five UWPCE preview courses being held Thursday night:
Audio production. Get insider details on film and music audio production from Emmy Award winner Scot Charles and Grammy nominee Glenn Lorbecki. In this hands-on class, you'll have a chance to listen to and analyze audio tracks with these two local pros as your guide.
Natural science illustration. Fantasizing about a career in wildlife illustration? Bring your pencils and sketchpad, and prepare to dive right into the tricks of the trade with award-winning instructor and successful wildlife artist Bart Rulon.
Photography. If you've ever longed to make money with your camera, this course is for you. Bring your camera, as instructor and photography veteran Carla Fraga will share tools and techniques to help you take more powerful, expressive photos.
Screenwriting. Ready to get serious about that screenplay you've been threatening to write for the past decade? Come ready to brainstorm and create. Led by filmmaker Kim Cunningham, this class will incorporate interactive exercises, writing assignments, and some preliminary critique of your work.
Fashion design. Local design sensation Luly Yang will share the intimate details of how she turned her love of fashion into a thriving bridal gown and eveningwear design business.
Preview classes are one to two hours each and will be held at UWPCE's downtown Seattle classrooms at 1425 4th Avenue. To learn more or register for any of these preview courses, visit the UW Professional & Continuing Education website.
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