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Arts Notes: Aug. 19, 2012

Digital photography class

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Laura Moul, certified professional photographer and master photographer/craftsman photographer, will offer beginning digital photography classes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 4 at Paintbrush Studio, 303A Pennsylvania Ave.

Participants can bring their point-and-shoot or SLR cameras and receive hands-on training on how to take photographs, what ones to save or edit, and ways to archive or organize them after images are shot. Moul reviews basic photography concepts and provides reference materials to help each student. A maximum of 10 students may enroll in each class. The fee for each part of the class is $25. Call to preregister at 304-743-8281, or visit www.moulphotography.com.

Part 1, Sept. 5: Students should bring their cameras, manuals, charged batteries and fresh memory cards with them. Moul will review how to take photographs, which photos to save/edit, and discuss ways to organize them.

Part 2, Sept. 12: Class concentrates on hands-on practice and transferring digital files to computer. Basic editing photo software will also be reviewed, including Picasa and Photoshop. Students may bring laptops.

Part 3, Oct. 3: This session reviews the first two parts and provides more in-depth instruction and practice especially with settings on students' cameras.

UC Gallery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Erma Byrd Women Artists Gallery features work by more than 160 West Virginia female artists.

University of Charleston, Frankenberger Art Gallery, second floor of the Student Union building, and Erma Byrd Gallery, 2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Charleston. Contact P. Joseph Mullins, 304-357-4387. Open daily. Admission is free and the galleries are open to the public.

Creators Program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Creators Program is a community extension fundamental and continuing education program offered through Digiso @ West Virginia State University Economic Development Center. In collaboration with the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley and the West Virginia Film Office, the Creators Program provides workshop instruction in anything that involves "creating" for the mass media creative world and arts administration.

Attendees will be given a certificate of participation after each workshop. Each meeting will count as one unit toward an overall Creators Certificate awarded after completing 20 workshop units.

Upcoming workshops include:

Producing 101: Fundamentals of media producing workshop, presented by Daniel Boyd and Lisa Bragg; 7 to 9:45 p.m. Aug. 21 and 7 to 9:45 p.m. Aug. 28. Fee $40.

Workshop participants will become familiar with the role of the producer and what functions he or she performs in the various visual, audio and multimedia production formats. The workshop will emphasize the planning and related business aspects of media production rather than the creative aspects of a particular project. Throughout the workshop, participants will design and develop their own proposed production using the guidelines presented.

Entertainment law and intellectual property workshop: Presented by Robert Bandy and Kevin Levine of Kay, Casto & Chaney PLLC; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 2; fee $25.

The material covered will include the types of works that qualify for copyright protection, and how an author can secure and register a copyright in a work. Also, students will learn what to do to avoid potential infringement of, or other claims relating to, intellectual property owned or controlled by other individuals or companies, as well as potential defamation, false light, invasion of privacy rights, violation of publicity rights and similar claims. Levine will explain in detail the various types of copyrights associated with music, particularly musical compositions and sound recordings, as well as the licenses required to legally exploit those works, including their placement in film and television productions.

All workshops are held at WVSU Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. Registration is required for each workshop. http://artskv.org/creatorsprogram. For information, contact Jaime Rinehart at 304-720-1401 or jrinehart@wvstateu.edu.

Artist Factory

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Artist Factory is a series of workshops aimed to enrich the professional lives of Kanawha Valley artists, with themes identified by The Arts Council of Kanawha Valley.

In collaboration with Creators Program, attendees will be given certificates of participation after each workshop.

Upcoming workshops include:

Bottom Line 3.3: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, with instructor Jack Cipoletti, of Point Forward. The class will focus on developing sponsorships in tough times.

Packaging 5.0: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 29; instructor Cartney McCracken, social media strategist at Rainmaker Media Group, will discuss social media marketing.

All workshops cost $20 unless otherwise noted and take place at WVSU Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W.

Space is limited. Registration is required and closes two days before the workshop. Register at http://artskv.org/sign-up. Contact Naomi Bays at 304-395-5455 or Naomi@artskv.org.

To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.busse@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.


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