LAB: MAD SCIENTISTS OF MUSIC
(Basics for Guitar, Bass & Keyboards)
Harry Glaeser of Couch Jackets and banzai florist
Bobby Missile of Ghost Bones, banzai florist, and Mind Rider
$120 for 4 week session.
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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.
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 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)
$250 for 3 weeks/9 classes.
All classes will be taught virtually on Zoom except a single safari shoot with social distancing enforced.
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.
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.