The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents “Digital Images: Where to Begin” at the Media Arts Lab at ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon Street, New Haven. The workshop takes place on Tuesday, October 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. It will also be held the following afternoon, from noon to 2 pm, at the Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street in Guilford. Cost is $10 for Arts Council and Shoreline Arts Alliance members and organizations, $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required by Monday, October 2. Enrollment is limited.

In this workshop, Cynthia Beth Rubin will teach participants how to prepare digital images for email, web portfolios, PowerPoint and Keynote presentations. A limited number of computers will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring laptops of their own.

Cynthia Beth Rubin, an established digital artist, has been combining computers and the fine arts since the early 1980s. Her work is featured in several recent books, including Art of the Digital Age, by Bruce Wands, Painting the Digital River, by James Faure Walker, The Computer in the Visual Arts, by Anne Morgan Spalter, and the Painter Wow! by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis. Her digital prints, animated imagery, and interactive installations are exhibited internationally, including at the Jewish Museum in Prague, the Novosibirsk State Art Museum in Siberia, the State Museum of Fine arts in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the DeLeon White Gallery in Toronto, the Colville Place Gallery in London, and Ventrabren Art Contemporain, in Ventraben, France. The recipient of the first Connecticut Commission on the Arts grant in New Media, Rubin is a native of Rochester, NY and holds degrees from Antioch College (BA) and the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MFA). She teaches courses at the University of Massachusetts and at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The Arts Resource Center is a technical assistance program for artists, arts organizations, arts administrators and Arts Council members. The Center offers a variety of services, including free access to computers and scanners, a resource library, an annual series of subsidized workshops and discussions, and one-on-one technical assistance with the Arts Council program staff. ARC is generously supported by grants to the Arts Council from The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and the NewAlliance Foundation.

To register for this workshop, please contact Kara Arsenault at karsenault.ac@cshore.com or (203) 772-2788.

Upcoming Digital Workshops:

All workshops will be held at ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon Street, New Haven, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

October 24—The Power of PowerPoint
Learn how to make promotional slide shows and presentations.

November 14—Podcast your Images and Thoughts
Showcase your art with cutting-edge technology.

December 12—The Wonders of Websites
Start and run a website to promote your work.

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