At Collarts, we value hands-on learning: play the instrument, explore the software, put your ideas on paper. Get a taste of our fantastic facilities and supportive staff in these free workshops taking place at Open Day this Saturday 8th May, at Wellington St campus or Online.
MAC LAB 201, WELLINGTON ST CAMPUS | 11.30AM
Ableton is often the cornerstone of music production. In Ableton 101, learn the ins and outs of composing and sequencing beats, sampling, sound design, managing Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), and more tools that will help you create, edit and deliver songs. You'll walk away with a fundamental understanding of how to navigate this industry-standard software using our industry experts' tricks, tips, and techniques.
MAC LAB 206, WELLINGTON ST CAMPUS | 11.30AM
One of modern technology's greatest feats is giving us a filmmaking behemoth that fits in our pocket. Bring along your iPhone or Android to our Smartphone Filmmaking workshop to discover how to integrate everyday items around you into a professional camera setup, and experiment with some of the world-class gear we offer at our Collarts campuses, including gimbals, film kits, and more. All about accessibility to equipment, try out these hacks that'll amplify your creativity.
INTRO TO INDESIGN
MAC LAB 201, WELLINGTON ST CAMPUS | 1PM
Adobe InDesign is crucial to creating magazines, posters, reports, and anything that requires an engaging layout, but it can be overwhelming with no experience. In this Intro to InDesign workshop, sit down in one of our Mac Labs, all of which offer the Adobe Suite on-campus, and familiarise yourself with the tools that'll bring your ideas to life: typography, graphics, layouts, and more.
FASHION FIGURE DRAWING
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN:
FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY
Produce a fashion template (or croquis) from scratch in our Fashion Figure Drawing workshop, online to watch at your own convenience. Fashion templates are line drawings of a figure, made by designers, that's used as a base to illustrate a garment or sketch out a garment idea. All you need is a photo or magazine image that you're ready to splice and rearrange in order to recreate the elongation and animation used in fashion templates!
CREATING CHORDS USING LOGIC PRO
Are you new to music theory but want to put backing music behind you in Logic Pro? This Creating Chords Using Logic Pro workshop, hosted by Music Performance teacher Tim Watson, could be for you! Walking you through Logic Pro features, learn the step-by-step method to creating chords to accompany your vocals or enhance your DJ mix. No need for instruments, and you'll be able to watch the workshop at your own pace.
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATIONS IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
PERFECT FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN:
DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA
Illustrations don't just require a pen and paper. Using vector images in Adobe Illustrator, you can scale the image to any size, and easily change features like colours, transparency and outlines. Join the Digital Illustrations in Adobe Illustrator workshop to learn how to make the most of the software to create a graphic optimised for Instagram, with our Digital & Social Media lecturer Emma Ismawi.
HOW TO NAVIGATE OUR NEW CREATIVE LANDSCAPE
AUDITORIUM, WELLINGTON ST CAMPUS & ONLINE | 11.30AM
Moderated by Entertainment Journalism teacher Michael Dwyer, tune in online or step foot into the Auditorium for our industry panel on How To Navigate Our New Creative Landscape. Featuring Music Performance Coordinator Larissa Agosti, Head of Fashion Dr Rachel Matthews, and Head of Screen & Media Sean Cousins, our teachers are here to help you seize your future with confidence.
Learn about the future of live performance opportunities (like streaming and multimedia projects), how musicians are becoming tech-savvier by the day, online accessibility, and social media presences; discover how the fashion industry is reinventing itself for a sustainable future with innovative local manufacturing and digital creation processes; and find out more about our upcoming new Docklands studios as well as the rapidly accelerating Australian film and TV industry (including the big Hollywood move).