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Expanding Classes at the Center

BROADCAST ARTS & MEDIA
Creative Expression through the Digital Arts

LOGAN, UT ??????? Across the United States young people are using media production to speak out about their lives and communities. The Cache Valley Center for the Arts is launching a new arts program to help encourage new voices! Starting in January 2012 CVCA will offer Broadcast Arts & Media (BAM!) classes for youth and adults. Classes will begin on Monday, January 9, 2011 and run for 8 or 12 weeks depending on the class.

??????CVCA is thrilled to participate in this social digital movement,?????? said Marianne Sidwell, arts education coordinator for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. ??????We are glad to offer youth and adults the opportunity to express themselves through the digital arts.??????

CVCA is a non-profit arts organization in Logan, Utah that is extending its programming to include media arts classes dedicated to teaching documentary video & audio production to youth and educators as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people. This social form of expression has become a vital part of our day-to-day lives but the opportunity to learn these skills are limited. CVCA and its Board of Directors saw a need for these skills in Cache Valley and decided to move forward with the BAM! Studio concept. These classes will help create a positive platform for expression and creative growth of the individual. The upcoming class session will include Photoshop CS5 for Photographers, Filmmaking 1, BAM! Youth Radio, Digital Audio, Finale Music Notation & Recording Workshops. The goal of these courses is to give all participants a creative voice through digital expression. Whether it????????s through film, radio, music, photography, or audio engineering, it????????s all about letting people find their voice.

In partnership with Utah Public Radio, the new BAM! Studios are located in UPR????????s Downtown Studio found in the Bullen Center at 43 South Main Street in Logan. The studio provides an atmosphere with professional equipment and a live broadcast studio. The classes are taught by industry professionals that not only work in the field they teach but who also care about the students???????? vision and how they want to voice it. In class, you will be surrounded by other students who love the same things and looking for the same opportunities to share their ideas, engage their minds, and imagine all the possibilities. The creative process and hands on learning will create lifelong mentors and friendships.

BROADCAST ARTS & MEDIA ???????? JANUARY 9 to MARCH 29 (MON-THUR)

Photoshop CS5 for Photographers (8 week course) Mondays
Winter Session: January 9 ???????? March 5
Spring Session: March 5 ???????? April 30
Explore the photo finishing aspects of Photoshop under the direction of industry professional Levi Sim. This class has two sessions: 3-5 PM for youth ages 16 to 25 or 5-7 PM for Adults.

Filmmaking 1 (12 week course) Tuesdays
Winter Session: Jan 10 ???????? March 27
Express yourself through filmmaking from script writing through post production and learn iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Taught by industry professional Eric Bateman. This class has 3 sessions: 3-5 PM for youth ages 14-15, 5-7 PM for youth ages 16-17, and 7-9 PM for students 18 and older.

BAM! Youth Radio (12 week course) Thursdays
Winter Session: Jan 12 ???????? March 29
Learn from the radio pros at Utah Public Radio. Find a story, write it, record it and maybe even have it broadcast on the radio. Taught by Erik Bateman and special guests from Utah Public Radio: Kerry Bringhurst, Friend Weller, and Shalayne Smith Needham. Offered 3-5 PM for youth ages 15-18.

Digital Audio 1 (12 week course) Wednesdays
Winter Session: Jan 11 ???????? March 28
Hands-on digital recording and editing from Garageband through Pro Tools. Record your song, arrange and edit it! Taught by industry professional John Carter. This class has 3 sessions: 3-5 PM for ages 14-15, 5-7 PM for youth ages 16-17, 7-9 PM for students 18 and older.

Finale Music Notation for Educators (12 week course) Mondays
Winter Session: Jan 9 ???????? April 9
Class geared for music teachers and others who want to learn to notate their musical arrangements or songs. Taught by industry professional John Carter. This class is held from 10 AM to 12 Noon for ages 18 and older.

Finale Music Notation (12 week course) Thursdays
Winter Session: Jan 12 ???????? March 29
Learn to notate your musical arrangements of songs! Taught by industry professional John Carter. This class is held from 5-7 PM for ages 16 and up.

Recording Workshop (January 19, 2012) Thursdays
Workshop to learn music recording basics, from microphone placement to instruments to software. Geared for ages 14 and up. 7- 9 PM

All classes are held in the first floor Utah Public Radio Studio inside the Bullen Center, 43 S. Main, Logan. Register at the CVCA Ticket Office or online at www.CacheArts.org. The Ticket Office is open from 10 a.m. ???????? 5:30 p.m. Monday ???????? Friday. Make all checks payable to CVCA.

Support for BAM! comes from partnerships with Expercom and Utah Public Radio. These classes are made possible through the generous support of our foundations and local grants including: George S. and Dolores Dor???? Eccles Foundation; Marie Eccles Caine Foundation ???????? Russell Family; Cache County Restaurant/RAPZ Tax Funds, Logan City Cultural Arts Grant; Utah Arts Council & the National Endowment for the Arts; and Wasatch Logan Arts Foundation.

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