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Hot Topics for Parents Course Descriptions - July 2013

CPE 100 Is Owning Your Own Business for You?
If you are tempted to start your own business but haven't made the commitment, this is the course that could change your future. This workshop covers how to analyze your strengths and weaknesses, explains personal and financial commitments, and provides the basics necessary to formulate an action plan.

Instructor: Robert Levy, Robert B. Levy Consulting

CPT 200 Introduction to Photoshop
This hands-on workshop teaches you how to apply Adobe Photoshop to your photography or print media-related business. Functions and controls of each of the program's major tools are introduced.
Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

Instructor: Chris Papas, certified Adobe expert and production/multimedia artist.

CPT 371 SketchUp Pro
Google SketchUp Pro is an easy to use 3D modeling program and it’s free! Virtually every industry uses SketchUp for modeling and animating. Upon completion of this course you will be able to create, animate and display a three-dimensional environment.

Instructor: Walter Atkinson, award winning Fashion and Animation Professor, top Industry specialist.

CPT 610 Introduction to Web Design
What are the components of a successful website? Learn the basics of Dreamweaver, how to optimize graphics and photos for reliable color and quick downloading, and how to create easy animations.
Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

Instructor: Olufemi Ariyo, web designer, instructional IT expert.

CPT 613 Introduction to WordPress for Blogging
Learn how to build and maintain great looking blogs with the WordPress platform. 

Instructor: Meredith Perkins, Interactive Media Coordinator, FIT; maintains multi-user WordPress sites at FIT.

CPT 805 iMovie and GarageBand
In this course you will learn how to create and edit compelling multimedia content using iMovie and GarageBand—applications included with Apple’s iLife suite. Taking existing audio/video content and capturing new audio/video content, you will edit and create a short movie. Your movie will include sound effects, music, and voiceover audio tracks. In addition, you will learn how to create titles and video transitions, and use filters‚ including professional tools like color correction. Finally, you will learn how to export your multimedia content to mobile devices (e.g. iPad) and the web (e.g. YouTube).

Instructor: James Pearce, Digital Media Coordinator, FIT

SPF 115 What's Hot in Social Media Now
Do you tweet, pin, like and share? Learn about the most important social media for internet-based communications including the use of blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Keep pace with your kids and find out what's hot and not and where social media is going. Program includes tips on getting started and advice on which platform is best for your needs.

Seminar leader: Amanda Barlow, trainer and video production specialist, Technology Development Team, FIT.

SPF 300 Wardrobe Planning for Busy Moms
Are you so busy making everyone else in the family look good that your own wardrobe falls behind? Get tips from a professional image and styling consultant on self-enhancing ways to dress that fit your budget and lifestyle. Discover ways to eliminate costly mistakes and find out how to look a million without spending a fortune. Program includes info on where to shop as well as how to shop.

Seminar leader: Emma Sosa, professional stylist and owner,

SPN 515 Glam Make up Shortcuts for Busy Moms
Face it! You’ve earned a chance to spend a few hours with a global celeb makeup artist learning easy to execute beauty techniques for busy women. Get expert advice on how to create a natural refreshed and updated look that celebrates your age. Discover how to take your new day face look into evening and special events with a few extra insider tips. Program includes demonstration, lecture, hands-on practice and q and a. Sponsored by Paula Dorf Cosmetics, Inc.

Workshop leader: Leonora Conley, global artist, sales and artistry educator, Paula Dorf Cosmetics, Inc.

SPT 500 Intro to Vintage Shopping Talk and Tour
Find out how to acquire one of a kind exciting clothes and accessories at unbelievable prices at the hottest, most reliable vintage and thrift shops in NYC. Learn the ins and outs necessary to successful bargain hunting including how to shop wisely, evaluate goods, and recognize brand labels. All three sessions include store visits to prime shops. You just might want to introduce these resources and new found knowledge to your fashionista kids or use these skills hunting at your own local resources.

Seminar leader: Emma Sosa, professional stylist and owner,

SPW 100 Fashion Right Beaded Jewelry Workshop
Bring home some creations of your own this summer. Make bead jewelry, a perfect complement to today’s fashion look. Whether you are a beginner or have some jewelry making experience, develop professional artisan techniques for design, execution and finishing. Tricks of the trade include where to buy quality materials and tools so that you can continue to produce bracelets, earrings, and necklaces for gifting or even selling, once the course is over.
Maximum: 16 students

Separate $14 materials fee payable at first session. The last project will be agreed upon in class and will require an additional fee that will be no more than $10.

Workshop leader: Esther Esses, jewelry designer.

SPW 450 Hats: Design and Make Your Own Fascinator
Give yourself the royal treatment with your own original designed fascinator. Bigger than a barette, but smaller than a hat, these British-inspired whimsical adornments (remember the wedding) have become fashion right and lots of fun for day or evening events. Start with a specially assembled kit for your hat base and work with feathers, flowers, beads and veiling to embellish your creation to be worn on the front, side, or back of your head. Your one of a kind design will be wear ready by the end of this class. No experience necessary.

Please bring the following materials to the first class: 1/2 a yard of fabric of your own choosing, a ruler, a pair of fabric scissors, sewing needle, and a thimble. Additional basic materials provided. Class limited to 16.

Workshop leader: Nora Navarro, adjunct instructor, Accessories Design, professional millinery designer.


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