10 hours of training on these incredible programs
May 30, 31, June 1
In Cool Springs (Nashville/Franklin)
Our introduction to Adobe Illustrator covers the basics on how to use the tools and navigate the interface. However, we don’t just leave you there – with abstract instructions. Nope, that annoys us too. We’ll show you how to apply the tools and techniques to specific needs that most designers and graphic artists can use daily.
We’re going to cover the basics and some intermediate techniques for enhancing images and settings for printing as well as web site graphics. The techniques we’ll cover are foundational for graphic artists.
This is not for a beginner on the computer, but for a beginner or nearly beginner on these specific programs. Please do not come to this class without a good working knowledge of how computer programs work. We will not be able to slow down if you don’t know how to quickly follow along using standard interface elements and tools, including a recent computer (less than 3 years) and latest installed software. Please call if you have questions.
See all of our Workshops, Camps, and our drop-in class, The Summer Art Buffet.
Together, these two programs allow artists to manage web sites and printing graphics with tons of creative freedom.
Having a great foundation for the way these Adobe programs work – and work even better in tandem – is essential for anyone who wants to communicate using visual imagery.
We won’t be showing you everything the programs do, because that would not only take much more time, but it would be overwhelming. These is very complicated software. Instead, we choose the most useful things you need to know. Things that allow you to solve most of the everyday kinds of needs that come up.
So, if you are a professional who wants to move into creating graphics, a business owner who needs to make ads, or a soccer mom who has volunteered to make a newsletter, this workshop will get you moving forward with creative confidence!
Thursday, May 30 from 4 – 6:30 pm
Friday, May 31 from 4 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 1 from 12 – 5 pm
$295 – course requires your own laptop computer (preferrably 3 years old or less) and installed up-to-date software.
Firstlight Art Academy offers 28 classes during the school year. See our complete program.
All the following photos were taken by the instructor, using an iPhone, and manipulated with Photoshop.
This photo might look great as a black and white shot since it’s already mostly that way.
You can tap on any image to view a larger version.
However, simply changing the photo from color to grayscale in Photoshop doesn’t help at all. This is still way too dark.
Anyone can learn to make their images and graphics (like below) look great with just a few quick steps!
Meet Your Instructor
Dennas Davis has been a graphic designer, an illustrator, a painter, and a business owner, in the Nashville area for nearly 40 years. He has a bunch of awards, accomplishments, and cool stuff that will impress you if we listed them all, but that would get kind of tedius. So here are a few just to prove our point:
- 5 million illustrated children’s books in print world wide.
- Clients include RCA, Neiman Marcus, Nabisco, Betty Crocker, Disney, blah blah blah…
- Has worked on the Adobe Illustrator team helping test and improve the program
- Featured artist in “Illustrator Masters”
- Founder of Firstlight Art Academy and The Art Instructor dot com.
- He wears bow ties.
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027