Digital Arts


Digital Art Computer Classes in Peekskill
These classes are held at the Center for the Digital Arts, located at 27 N. Division Street in Peekskill. For more information or to register, call 914-606-7300. Software versions are subject to change.

Open Studio Access Package
The Center for the Digital Arts at Peekskill is an artist’s space and a friendly environment in which to work. The Center hosts five Apple post-production studios including two video labs, an animation studio, and facilities for other digital projects. The studio also offers large format printing, 3D Makerbot printers and 3D scanners for use by artists enrolled in this program. This package is for the professional or aspiring artist with competent computer skills who wants to continue to develop a portfolio and use the Center’s resources. Note: Interview with Technical Support Manager required; choose daily access fee or package fee.
CE-DGART 2003PE, M/T/W/Th, Sept. 10-Dec. 23, 9:00 am-9:00 pm and F/Sa, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Package Fee $302. #82498
CE-DGART 2050PE, daily access subscription fee $27 per day (+ $50 lab fee).

NEW! Digital Literacy
This is an experiential beginning level digital course that utilizes a variety of software and social media to introduce basic digital skills while demystifying computers and personal digital assistants (phones, tablets) as tools for personal expression. Learn responsible digital best practices and net citizenship, while exploring a variety of digital tools and examining 21st century digital visual culture.
CE-DGART 2068PE, 1 Mon., 6:00-9:00 pm, $200 (+ $50 lab fee).
Sec. A: Oct. 5. #82499
Sec. B: Nov. 2. #82500
Sec. C: Dec. 7. #82501

NEW! Introduction to 3D Modeling and Printing
3D printing is a new technology that enables students to design everything from car parts to jewelry. Learn how to be “makers” by using 3D modeling software and 3D scanners to print actual physical objects that you’ve designed and modeled. Use a free software package, TinkerCAD, to create 3D forms that you can realize through 3D printing. Our Makerbot studio is equipped with multiple 3D scanners and printers and an array of colors from which you may select.
CE-DGART 2069PE, $235 (+ $50 lab fee).
Sec. A: 1 T/Th, Oct. 13 & 15, 6:00-9:00 pm. #82502
Sec. B: 1 Sat., Oct. 24, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. #82503

NEW! Website Optimization
Provides an overview and understanding of how website analysis works and how Google Analytics enables website managers to analyze website visitor traffic, including analyzing traffic sources, top landing pages, top exit pages, number of visits, and bounce rates. Learn how to enhance website copy, navigation, and design to improve successful website conversions and how to test different website versions to attract and retain visitors. Most importantly you will gain an understanding of what Web 2.0 means and how engaging content and features is transitioning the web from a one-way experience to more of a two-way relationship.
CE-COMP 2131PE, $200 (+ $50 lab fee)
Sec. A: 1 Sat., Oct. 3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. #82733
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Nov. 5, 6:00-9:00 pm. #82734

Quick Start to Photoshop CC in 24 Hours
Learn to use the latest version of Photoshop with time management features and enhancements for web and video designers. This training package will include: imaging formats, use of Photoshop in computer imaging, and output for the web. No previous experience with Photoshop is necessary; previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2042PE, 4 Sat., Sept. 19-Oct. 10, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $386 (+ $50 lab fee). #82504

Quick Start to Adobe Illustrator CC in 24 Hours
Learn to use the latest version of Illustrator with new 3D and web features. Includes: digital illustration, drawing tools, Bezier curves, fonts, and use of Illustrator in graphic design and in 3D. No previous experience with Illustrator is necessary; previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2040PE, 4 Sat., Oct. 17-Nov. 7, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $386 (+ $50 lab fee). #82505

Quick Start to Adobe InDesign CC in 24 Hours
Learn to use the latest version of InDesign and take advantage of the integrative power and dynamic nature of its print-to-web solutions. Includes: an overview of graphic layout and design, an overview of interface and tools, and a hands-on exercise. No previous experience with InDesign is necessary; previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2041PE, 4 Sat., Nov. 14-Dec. 12 (skip 11/28), 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $386 (+ $50 lab fee). #82506

Quick Start to Photoshop Elements
Learn to use the latest version of Photoshop Elements with a focus on personal photo imaging. Step-by-step procedures on how to adjust, fix, and organize your photographs will be demonstrated with the opportunity to practice on instructor-provided images. Perfect for the beginner interested in learning digital imaging for personal use with an eye towards further enhancing their imaging skills.
CE-DGART 2028PE, 1 Sat., Oct. 10, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $235 (+ $50 lab fee). #82508