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Improving Your Digital Photography with Keith Kyker

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by J Y No Comments

Keith Kyker, author of “Teaching Digital Photography: The Ultimate Guide to ‘Tween and Teen Learning,” will teach a workshop titled Improving Your Digital Photography. The workshop will run every Tuesday evening, beginning January 27th until the last session on March 3rd. Depending on demand, a second session may offered, running from March 24th to April 28th.

Mr. Kyker will lecture about photographic concepts, give students feedback on their own photographs, and guide students as they learn numerous digital editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Students will practice on their own images, as well as example images provided by the instructor. Additionally, students will be able to:

  • Learn about and implement photographic composition concepts.
  • Create digital layout projects using photographs.
  • Crop digital images for size and content.
  • Enhance or fix digital images.
  • Utilize multiple images and effects within a single image.
  • Add shapes and text to images.
  • And much more!

The cost to enroll is $75. For more information, call PWSC’s Help Desk at 907-834-1600.

Learn C# Programming and Game Design Like a Pro!

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Don No Comments

Pre-class lecture: How to be a video game designer. FREE

Mr. Conner will also be holding a free mini-lecture on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m., which is be open to the public, as an introduction to the three week course. The lecture will be held at the Student Commons in Prince William Sound Community College. For more information call 834-1600.

Learn C#

Do you love playing and talking about video games? Do you dream of becoming a game developer? PWSCC is offering a non-credit Introduction to Video Game Development course this December! It runs every Saturday and Sunday from December 6-21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During this intensive course, you will be creating a small game written in C#, using industry standards within the Unity engine. You will learn about game design, coding, scripts, and the game industry. In then end, you’ll come away with a polished, bug-free game. Instructor Sean Connor graduated from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Australia in 2012 and has worked on several apps, including his own Dr. Rocket, available on Android.

The cost of this course is $250 per student. The class is taught in the PWSCC Computer Lab. Students must have after-hours computer access to complete home assignments. The class maximum is 16, minimum is 6. Registration is required prior to December 5th. This is the first time a course of this nature has been offered in Valdez and it is filling up quickly. Call 907-834-1600 or stop by PWSCC today to register, or to find out more about this Intro to Game Development course.

View the course outline here: Introduction to Game Development and Design Course-Outline (84.6 KiB)

Winter Gear Swap and Ski Waxing Clinic

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Don No Comments

Winter is coming – and PWSCC is here to help you prepare! The annual Winter Gear Swap is pairing with a Ski Waxing Clinic on Saturday, November 22nd to kick the winter off in style. The Gear Swap will take place from 12:00 to 5:00 pm in the PWSCC Atrium, with set-up beginning at 11:30 am. This is an opportunity for finding a new home for unused gear, and shopping for your new winter equipment! The event is free for both buyers and sellers. Those who would like to coordinate drop-off of gear can contact Paul Nylund at 907-831-2327.

The Ski Waxing Clinic will take place from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Sugarloaf Learning Hall. Wax is a critical part of making your skis work for you this winter, but getting the correct wax for the snow temperature and putting it on your skis without damaging the equipment takes skill! Participants in the Ski Waxing Clinic will learn the ins and outs of ski waxing, and are encouraged to bring their skis in to wax as part of the clinic. Wax and waxing equipment are included in the $10 fee. Minors may attend, but must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

View the official flyer below:

Joey Eastman Elected President of AAE

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by Don No Comments

Joey Eastman of the Copper Basin Adult Education office was elected this week as the President of the Alaska Adult Education Association (AAEA). The AAEA has four main focuses. First, the organization assists in the development of an effective education program for adults in Alaska. It also promotes the professional development and training for people working in adult education, as well as promoting cooperation between practitioners, officials, and citizens in delivering adult education services. Fostering the recognition of adult education as an integral part of public education rounds out the goals of the organization. Joey has worked tirelessly for the Copper Basin Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners for 12 years. She is a strong advocate for each of them, and believes that they can all achieve their dreams. Taking her vision to the state level will only help strengthen the AAEA. We congratulate Joey on her achievement and wish her the best.