LOW KEY LABS

Low Key Labs is an ongoing community-focused music and arts workshop series. Low Key Labs recruits working musicians, artists and professional makers to mentor students of all ages and skill levels in both one-on-one and group study classes, teaching the fundamentals of various creative disciplines using fun, low-pressure methods tailored to each individual participant. Low Key Labs is designed to give newcomers the tools to become proficient, while more advanced students are provided with challenging exercises to expand their skill set.

CURRENT COURSES:

HOME RECORDING FOR BEGINNERS

Home Recording for Beginners 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 for Beginners will make one's studio space less daunting, bringing out the potential of even the most amateur producers. Taught by Harry Glaeser, founding member of banzai florist, and a producer with years of experience in engineering and producing. 

NOTE: All classes will be taught virtually on Zoom. In addition, all classes will be taught using Logic Pro X, a DAW exclusively compatible with Apple products. Though this program is not required, it is highly recommended. (If purchasing this product presents an obstacle, please mention this in your application.)

Program Dates/Classes: 
​Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM

May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, 2021

PROGRAM COST: $120.00​ (limited availability)

No prior experience required; this class is designed for beginning engineers.

 

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GUITAR/KEYS FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

Our very own Bobby Missile leads these fun, effective Zoom sessions you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Scholarships for Low Key Labs are available. ALL ages and skill levels are welcomed and encouraged. Everyone starts somewhere! New sessions are starting all the time. What better time is there to brush up an old skill, or learn a new one? Email labs@lowkeyarts.org for more info.

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PREVIOUS COURSES:

INTERMEDIATE HOME RECORDING

Home Recording Intermediate with Harry Glaeser is a four week intensive studio engineering course that furthers students' acquaintance with Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS). This course reaches beyond the basics, equipping students with the tools and techniques necessary to build high-quality audio from the ground up. Taught by Harry Glaeser, founding member of banzai florist, and a producer with years of experience in engineering and producing. 

NOTE: All classes will be taught virtually on Zoom. In addition, all classes will be taught using Logic Pro X, a DAW exclusively compatible with Apple products. Though this program is not required, it is highly recommended. (If purchasing this product presents an obstacle, please mention this in your application.)

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Low Key Labs expands for 2020 to include a new 3-week survey in Digital Photography taught by Hot Springs’ very own Aaron Brewer. Brewer is a native of Arkansas, and a Hot Springs resident for three years. 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. Low Key Arts is honored to include him among the Labs staff.

DIGITAL GRAPHIC DESIGN

The final new class offered summer 2020 is Digital Graphic Design, taught by Low Key Arts Executive Director, Sonny Kay. As a freelance graphic designer for over a decade before moving to Hot Springs, Kay has a long resume of clients and nearly three decades of experience in the music industry. “Since I moved here, people have been encouraging me to share my knowledge and experience. Teaching is something I’d intended to do for a long time and now I have the opportunity. I really hope I can help people feel empowered to use certain software and perhaps lift the curtain a little bit on the “magic” of things such as Photoshop. Tapping into people’s creativity is very
rewarding.”