Low Key Arts

LAB: HOME RECORDING USING LOGIC

(Audio Engineering and Production)

INSTRUCTOR:
Harry Glaeser of Couch Jackets and banzai florist

COST:
$120 (limited availability)

LOCATION:

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No prior experience required, but this class is designed for beginning to intermediate engineers.

Home Recording Using Logic with Harry Glaeser is a four week intensive studio engineering course that attempts to acquaint the student with the often esoteric world of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS). These are the versatile tools behind everything from the platinum studio records on pop radio to the hi-fidelity music of film and advertising. With an emphasis on the fundamentals of audio compression, equalization, distortion, limiting and more, Home Recording Using Logic will make one's studio space less daunting, bringing out the potential of even the most amateur producers. The course will be limited to Logic Pro X (although Logic is not required; participants are welcome to take the class regardless, but will not have access to hands-on lessons). It will be taught by Harry Glaeser, founding member of banzai florist and a producer with years of experience in engineering and producing.

PROGRAM DATES/CLASSES
August 17, August 24, August 31, and September 7, 2020
Mondays 6:30-8:00PM

INSTRUCTOR

Harry Glaeser

Harry Glaeser

Harry is a musician, composer, and producer based in Little Rock. Along with Brennan Leeds, he is a member of Couch Jackets (for whom he plays keys). He and his bandmates have ventured across the U.S. and Canada, performing on countless stages, throwing down everywhere from SXSW to Disneyworld. Harry studied instrumental music and theory at the University of Central Arkansas, where he gained a broader interest in independent music and production. He currently produces his own music in his bedroom under the moniker banzai florist.

LAB: GRAPHIC DESIGN

(2D Digital Design and Communication)

INSTRUCTOR:
Sonny Kay

COST:
$175 (limited availability)

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Learn to create powerful graphics and marketing/social media tools in this study of two-dimensional (2-D) digital design with Low Key Arts’ executive director, Sonny Kay. Emphasizing the visual communication process, this course will draw largely from the rich parallel universes of the album cover and the event poster. We’ll study basic design terminology and principles, and the essentials required to create effective visual language. Becoming familiar with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, participants will learn what makes a great logo, how to choose fonts, how to build multi-page documents, how to create and edit images, avoid common mistakes, export projects for web and printing, and much more. This course will lay a solid foundation for advanced courses in design.

Students will Learn:
• Working knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign essentials and integration of the two
• Effective marketing and visual communication skills
• Creative problem solving

NOTE: All classes will be taught virtually on Zoom and students must have own computer with access to Photoshop and InDesign.

PROGRAM DATES/CLASSES
August 18-September 10, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7:30PM

PROGRAM COST
$175.00 (limited availability)

No prior experience required, but this class is designed to challenge designers of all levels.

INSTRUCTOR

Sonny Kay

Sonny Kay is the executive director of Low Key Arts and a graphic designer with nearly three decades of experience. Founder of the cult record label, Gold Standard Laboratories, he has designed hundreds of album covers, posters, books, publications and pieces of merchandise. His first book, Surrealistic Album Art & Collage by Sonny Kay, was published by Robot Enemy Books in 2017.

LAB: MAD SCIENTISTS OF MUSIC

(One-on-One Instruction for Guitar, Bass, and Keyboards)

INSTRUCTORS:
Harry Glaeser of Couch Jackets and banzai florist
Bobby Missile of Ghost Bones, banzai florist, and Mind Rider

COST:
$120 for 4 week session.

LOCATION:

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Email us to Learn More or Register for Mad Scientists of Music!

labs@lowkeyarts.org

In this comprehensive and lesson-based four-week course, each student develops the tools to become a master of the instrument of their choosing, exactly as they would like to play it. Lessons are case-by-case studies, focusing into the way each participant wants to utilize their instrument according to their own influences or interests. Students are led through genres and styles of their own choosing by highly skilled and experienced mentors to help them grow along the way. This course is intended to turn the novice instrumentalist into a technically advanced and thoughtful artist, fit with the knowledge needed to find one’s own unique musical aesthetic.

INSTRUCTORS

Harry Glaeser

Harry is a musician, composer, and producer based in Little Rock. Along with Brennan Leeds, he is a member of Couch Jackets (for whom he plays keys). He and his bandmates have ventured across the U.S. and Canada, performing on countless stages, throwing down everywhere from SXSW to Disneyworld. Harry studied instrumental music and theory at the University of Central Arkansas, where he gained a broader interest in independent music and production. He currently produces his own music in his bedroom under the moniker banzai florist.

Bobby Missile

Bobby Missile is the Artistic Director of Low Key Arts. He is a self taught guitarist with 24 years of experience under his belt. Bobby has traveled the world and released albums with his original bands, and has toured as stage manager/guitar tech for England's Mercury Prize winning act Alt-J. His current bands include Ghost Bones (guitar), banzai florist (bass), and Mind Rider (guitar).

LAB: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

(Intro through Intermediate)

INSTRUCTOR:
Aaron Brewer

LOCATION:

All classes will be taught virtually on Zoom except a single safari shoot with social distancing enforced.

This class has ended, but a new session will be coming soon...

Photo essentials is a nine-session photography class that begins by teaching students the very basics of exposure and concludes developing a visual project using the knowledge they acquire throughout the course. Students will be exposed to camera essentials, basic photo editing and organization, different styles of photography, studio lighting, and storytelling through their pictures. Participants will be expected to acquire working knowledge of their camera and how best to use it to construct a narrative of their choosing through lecture, group photo safaris and personal direction outside of the formal sessions.

INSTRUCTOR

Aaron Brewer

Aaron Brewer is a native Arkansan and Hot Springs resident for three years. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Computer Information Systems. He worked in the Information Technology field for 12 years during which time he began to experiment with digital photography. Self-taught, he has photographed the people, places, and events around Hot Springs since his first visit in 2008, is the official photographer of National Park College, and has owned his photography studio Aaron Brewer Photo since 2016.