Virtual Classes

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RORYOGRAPHY
Rory Davis
2/8-3/8 *No class on 2/15
Monday 3-4 pm
12 students
RORYOGRAPHY
 is a dance/aerobics/theater class intended for all skill sets and levels of experience. The class consists of humorous “follow-in-the-moment” routines to the best and greatest of all time music hits intended to make you laugh and sweat equally. Rory Davis is choreographer for Peaches Christ Productions, founded and operated by local Drag Legend, Peaches Christ, and has worked with a long list of Drag Queens and RuPaul’s Drag Race.  Outrageous costuming is always encouraged but not required.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

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Digital Photography
Quincy Stamper
2/16/21-3/9/21
Tuesdays:  3-4 pm
8 students
This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography. Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How you handle your cameras, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photos in a creative way. Students will, generally, receive basic instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes, at the beginning of each period.  The majority of class time will be held outdoors for photographing. Perhaps the most useful part of classroom instruction will be daily reviews of photos students have shot the previous day(s). They will see what makes a successful photo and what does not.  Camera requirements:  DSLR, point-and-shoot, or smartphone camera can be used for this class. This is an interactive class – participation is required.  To fully benefit from this class, you will need video and audio access.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

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Animation 1 in Blender
Allen Paul
2/17/21-3/10/21
Wednesdays 5-6 pm
16 students
Learn to navigate through Blender to create your own models, characters, and animations.  Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite.  More information about Blender at:  https://www.blender.org/download
This is an interactive class – participation is required.  To fully benefit from this class, you will need video and audio access.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.
Week 1 – “Basic Controls” 
Learn how to navigate through Blender
Learn basic modeling technics
Week 2 – “Model a Character”
Take the modeling to the next level by modeling a character
Can be a car, human, prop, anything
Week 3 – “Rigging in Blender”
Take the Model and add bones to make it move
Add controllers to be ready to animate them
Week 4 – “Animate Your Character”
Take your new rigged character and learn to animate it
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.
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Animation 2 in Blender – Intro to Blender with Rigging
Allen Paul
2/17/21-3/10/21
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

Learn the basic building blocks to bring your models to life. Add in joints and controls to allow your models to be animated.   Must have taken Animation 1 in Blender course through SFPL at the Mix or have finished these two tutorials in Lynda.com.   Introduction to 3D by George Maestri Chapters 1 – 6 AND Sculpting a Game Asset in Blender by Darrin Lile. Student must have Blender already downloaded onto your computer before the first class. This is an interactive class – participation is required.  To fully benefit from this class, you will need video and audio access.
Week 1: Introduction to rigging basics
Project: Rigging an arm
Week 2: Rigging FK and IK
Project: Rigging Arms and Legs
Week 3: Checking 3d Models Topology
Project: Modeling a Character to Rig
Week 4: Object Parenting Spacing
Project: Adding Object spacing to rig built
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

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Cut!: How to Create SFX for Social Media and short films
Allen Paul
2/18/21-3/11/21
Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm
16 students
Learn how to use in camera techniques to create cooler videos for social media and short films.  Each class will feature a different topic.  This is an interactive class – participation is required.  To fully benefit from this class, you will need video and audio access.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

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How’d They Do That?: Behind the Scenes of Movie Magic & SFX 
Allen Paul
2/18/21-3/11/21
Thursdays 5-6 pm
16 students
Breaking down how camera crews and editors create your favorite special effects in movies.  This is an interactive class – participation is required.  To fully benefit from this class, you will need video and audio access.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

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Collage-A-Rama 
Barbara Pollak-Lewis
2/22/21-3/8/21 
Mondays 5-6 pm
12 students
Prepare to cut loose and get messy.  This hands-on workshop will introduce you to some of the most innovative collage artists and their techniques while you explore a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials to make personal, meaningful art.   Each week we’ll explore a different method, set of materials and techniques. 
In addition to the materials supplied, students are encouraged to use their own letters, personal photos and scrap in their work.
Session 1: Show examples of collage portraits and artists, such as Romare Bearden, Hannah Hoch and Wangechi Mutu.
Do a demo using cut paper, acrylic paint, sketching, Mod Podge or glue
Have students draw (zoom) model and start their own collages
Session 2: Create self-portrait using drawing, paper scraps, magazines, paint or crayons/other drawing materials
Session 3: Collage using thicker materials: fabrics, yarn, string, washi tape, glue (hot glue?) students work from a personal photo.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

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Drawing 
Michelle Champlin
2/22/21-3/8/21 
Mondays 3-4 pm
8 students
Learn to draw in a fun and casual space.  Each week will feature a different topic to focus on and can be taken independently.  Please have basic drawing materials;  paper, pencil and eraser.  No drawing experience necessary.This is an interactive class – participation is required.  To fully benefit from this class, you will need video and audio access.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Winter Session 1

Animation in Blender
Allen Paul
1/20/21-2/10/21
Wednesdays 5-6 pm
16 students
Learn to navigate through Blender to create your own models, characters, and animations.
Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite.  More information about Blender at:  https://www.blender.org/download
Week 1 – “Basic Controls” 
Learn how to navigate through Blender
Learn basic modeling technics
Week 2 – “Model a Character”
Take the modeling to the next level by modeling a character
Can be a car, human, prop, anything
Week 3 – “Rigging in Blender”
Take the Model and add bones to make it move
Add controllers to be ready to animate them
Week 4 – “Animate Your Character”
Take your new rigged character and learn to animate it
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Collage-A-Rama 
Barbara Pollak-Lewis
2/22/21-3/8/21 
Mondays 5-6 pm
12 students
Prepare to cut loose and get messy.  This hands-on workshop will introduce you to some of the most innovative collage artists and their techniques while you explore a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials to make personal, meaningful art.   Each week we’ll explore a different method, set of materials and techniques. 
In addition to the materials supplied, students are encouraged to use their own letters, personal photos and scrap in their work.
Session 1: Show examples of collage portraits and artists, such as Romare Bearden, Hannah Hoch and Wangechi Mutu.
Do a demo using cut paper, acrylic paint, sketching, Mod Podge or glue
Have students draw (zoom) model and start their own collages
Session 2: create self-portrait using drawing, paper scraps, magazines, paint or crayons/other drawing materials
Session 3: collage using thicker materials: fabrics, yarn, string, washi tape, glue (hot glue?) students work from a personal photo.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Cut!: How to Create SFX for Tik Tok and Reels
Allen Paul
2/5/21-2/12/21
Fridays 7-8 pm
16 students
Learn how to use in camera techniques to create cooler videos for social media. Each class with a different topic.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Devised Theatre
Evan Johnson
1/27-2/24
*No Class Feb 10
Wednesday 3-4 pm
12 students
What does it take to build a new world? How can we use what we already have? In this collaborative storytelling workshop, teens will devise an original multimedia project entirely over Zoom. In just 4 sessions, students will co-produce an edited video project highlighting everyone’s unique contributions. Mashing up original video content with found footage, teens will develop new context for the familiar, while generating fresh content as a group. Participants will learn how to capture creative voice overs and dive deep into the process of ensemble devised performance making. Devised Works!is open to all students; no prior performance or devising experience is required.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Digital Photography
Quincy Stamper
1/19/21-2/9/21
Tuesdays:  3-4 pm
8 students
This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography. Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How you handle your cameras, how composition works, how lighting works, how to use photos in a creative way. Students will, generally, receive basic instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes, at the beginning of each period.  The majority of class time will be held outdoors for photographing. The most useful part of virtual classroom instruction will be weekly reviews of photos students have shot. They will see what makes a successful photo and what does not. Camera requirements:  DSLR, point-and-shoot, or smartphone camera can be used for this class.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Drawing Class 
Michelle Champlin
1/25/21-2/8/21 
Mondays 3-4 pm
8 students
Learn to draw in a fun and casual space.  Each week will feature a different topic to draw.  Each week can be taken independently.  Please have basic drawing materials; paper, pencil and eraser.  No drawing experience necessary.
Class 1:  Landscape Drawing
Learn how to create your own simple, fun landscape drawing using shapes and lines
Class 2:  Creating Illusions with Pencil
Learn how to create interesting illusions on your paper using just a pencil and eraser.
Class 3:  Zentagle Drawing
Let your creativity come out and play in this fun, relaxing zentangle drawing class.  You’ll learn about line, pattern, and how to create a unique Zentangle of your own.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Game Night “Meet online, play games, and hangout.”  
(Online safe game room)
Allen Paul
1/21/21-2/11/21
Thursdays 5-6 pm
16 students
Need to relax and hang out with friends, “Game Night” provides a chance to do just that. Hang out and play some games with friends.  Games to be played include Roblox, Among Us and Rocket League.  Check out games at:          https://www.roblox.com   https://www.rocketleague.com    https://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php        
Week 1 – “Meet & Greet”
Meet up on Discord to discuss video games to play
Great chance to chat and chill at the end of the day.
Week 2 – “Among Us / Roblox / Rocket League…”
Setup the rules and Discord 
Week 3 – “Among Us / Roblox / Rocket League…”
Setup the rules and Discord 
Week 4 – “What games to play next.”
Talk with the teens and see what games they liked to play and didn’t like to play.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

How’d They Do That?: Behind the Scenes of Movie Magic & SFX 
Allen Paul
1/23/21 to 1/30/21
Saturdays 7-8 pm
16 students
Breaking down how camera crews and editors create your favorite special effects in movies. Each class with a different topic.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Improv 101
Cassie Grilley
1/27-2/17
Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm
12 students
Learn the fundamentals of improv – agreement, listening, and support – and most importantly, having fun! Say yes to character development, scene work and play! No experience necessary.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Self Tape 101
Anthony Chan
1/26-2 /16
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
12 students
In this virtual reality, self tapes are becoming more and more common for auditions, school applications, and job interviews as an alternative to in person meetings. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to better utilize the equipment you have, improve sound, record in a tight space, and overall presentation.
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.

Small Books with Big ideas: Make your own Zines and Flip books
Barbara Pollak-Lewis
1/25/21-2/8/21
Mondays 5-6 pm
12 students
Tell your story!  In this 3-week workshop we’ll be making small personal books to express our ideas and stories.   We’ll spend 1 classes on Zines and the other 2 making flip books.  You’ll explore original characters, stories, writing and imagery.
Session 1: Intro to Zines, show examples, brainstorm ideas, use paper to create the form, Demo a sample book with one topic- ie “hair”
Session 2: Make your Zine, tell your story.  
Demo: use collage, drawings, photos etc
Session 3: Intro to flip books (history, etc), show examples, create a character, figure out the action.
Demo: walk cycles video
Please contact sfrpdatthemix@gmail.com for any questions regarding the virtual classes.