Video, Light, Sound & Art @ ACCR, Make Your Own!!

Aaaaand, speaking of video, light, sound and art at ACCR, they’ve just published their fall-winter class catalog and it’s a doozy. Drawing, dance, cooking, pottery, woodworking, yoga, stained glass, Jewelry-making, writing… you name it, it’s probably there. There are classes for children and teens, beginners and advanced.

Here are three classes that caught our eye:

  • Making Music through Electronics Hacking and Circuit Bending
    Saturday and Sunday, 11/21/2009 – 11/22/2009, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. (2 classes)
    Members: $90 | Non-Members: $100 | Studio Fee: $30

    Saturday and Sunday, 1/16/2009 – 1/17/2009, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. (2 classes)
    Members: $90 | Non-Members: $100 | Studio Fee: $30
    Instructor: Peter Edwards

    Circuit bending is the experimental process of short-circuiting and re-wiring audio
    electronics for the purpose of discovering unintended, often bizarre functionalities.
    The process is fun and inventive and often leads to new forms of musical expression
    and interaction. Instructor Peter Edwards will cover the basics of bending and
    help participants through the design and modii cation process. Each student will
    received a soldering iron and a set of basic circuit bending tools to keep, and will
    transform one item they bring with them into a unique musical instruments. This
    class is beginner friendly but previous experience with electronics and simple hand
    tool use is helpful.

  • Introduction to Indian Classical Music
    Saturday, 10/17/2009, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (1 class)
    Members: $41 | Non-Members: $45
    Instructor: Vidya Subramanian
    Learn about the theory, compositions and improvisational aspects of one of the
    most ancient and sophisticated vocal music traditions through demonstrations and
    optional participatory experiences. In this class, students will gain an introduction
    to “raga” (melody) and “tala” (rhythm). Vocalization techniques unique to Carnatic
    music will be explained and demonstrated. This class is suitable for those will little
    or no experience in the genre or with general vocal performance. Those who would
    like to only observe are welcome, as well!
  • Experimental Video: Video as an Artform
    Thursdays, 10/15/2009 – 10/29/2009, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (3 classes)
    Members: $108 | Non-Members: $120 | Studio Fee: $9
    Instructor: Julie Casper Roth
    Taught by an award-winning filmmaker, this class will explore the creation of video
    as an artform. Students will view experimental videos as an inspirational launching
    point for creating an original piece. Students will complete exercises designed to
    explore various approaches to creating experimental video, considering the use of
    absence of sound, uncut/unedited video, editing techniques, and experimental vide
    as an installation or a supplement to mixed-media projects. This is a fun, hands-on
    interactive course designed to encourage the creation of video while challenging
    mainstream cinematic norms.

You can download the catalog and the registration form online.

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