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Get Your Hands Dirty with the Arts!
Saturday, October 12, 2013

2013 GYHD 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
University Park Campus


Admission is free and open to the public. Non-USC participants must be at least 18 years of age. To RSVP, click on the individual workshop links below beginning Wednesday, September 18, at 9 a.m. Please note that you may not sign up or be on the waitlist for more than one workshop scheduled at the same time.

Photography, playwriting, video-making, theatrical improvisation, playing the guitar, pop vocal techniques, bag design, game development and making ceramic bowlsóthese are just a few of the exciting activities that will be offered when USCís world-class arts schools present workshops in art, architecture, cinematic arts, interactive media, music and theatre! Get your hands dirty and experience the creativity and thrill of making art with USCís distinguished faculty and special guest artists.

For a map of workshop locations, please click here.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Drawing from the Model
Instructor: Jamie Sweetman
Watt Hall (WAH) 102 A

This workshop will provide the opportunity to draw from a live, costumed model and then develop that drawing through scanning and collage. Participants will work back and forth between drawing directly and adding to scanned copies of their drawings, allowing them to rework and expand their ideas.
USC STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: MAKE A RESERVATION
GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Functional Ceramics Workshop: Soft Slab Construction
Instructor: Tanya Batura
Watt Hall (WAH) 107

Build functional cups, bowls and vases that can be used at home. Bring textural items such as fabric or leaves which can be pressed into the soft clay to create an impression. All objects will be fired and glazed at a later date.
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GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

In Your Hands: A Multimedia Workshop
Instructor: Alexis Pauline Gumbs
SCI 209

Based on Alexis Pauline's multimedia project In Your Hands (motherourselves.wordpress.com), this hands-on workshop is an opportunity to get in touch with legacy and to create multi-directional portals of wisdom across distance, time and death. Participants need only bring the materials they would normally walk around the world with to engage concepts of ancestral listening, sacred space creation and embodied legacy.
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GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Introduction to Game Development with Unity3D
Instructor: Peter Brinson
SCI Lower Level

Game design is one of the fastest growing fields in the entertainment industry, and opportunities for creative expression are limitless. This workshop will introduce participants to the premiere video game development environment, Unity3D, a free, versatile and easy-to-use tool employed by thousands of game designers worldwide.
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GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Playwriting
Instructor: Paula Cizmar
McClintock (MCC) 109

We all have stories and finding the right way to tell them is one of the joys and challenges of every writer. This workshop is loaded with exercises that will jar memories, poke around for emotions and allow participants the opportunity to explore the craft of dramatic writing in a safe and fun environment. Bring some paper, a pen, as well as your passion, and we will find the poetry in the everyday of our extraordinary lives.
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Video Remix
Instructor: Vicki Callahan
SCI Lower Level

Remix is the art form of the 21st century! In this workshop, participants will learn how to rip and remix video clips using readily available and easy-to-use web-based tools. Participants will create short remixes within a broader discussion of remix culture, intellectual property rights and fair use.
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11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Getting to Know the Guitar
Instructor: Tim Fischer
The Music Complex (TMC) G156

Have you always dreamed of playing the guitar? During this class, you will learn some basic riffs to impress your friends and find out if you have a knack for playing. No experience necessary. Just borrow a guitar and show up! NOTE: Students must bring a guitar to participate.
USC STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: MAKE A RESERVATION
GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Improvisation and Theatre Games
Instructor: Julie Welch
McClintock (MCC) 106

Ever feel like making it up as you go along? Then come play some entertaining improv games with us! Itís playwriting on your feet and costuming your characters with your imagination. These exercises free you physically and emotionally and stimulate creativity, imagination and self-expression. Warning: there may be wild laughter during the workshop!
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GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Playing Pop Piano (Despite Years of Lessons)
Instructor: Adriana Balic
The Music Complex (TMC) 112

You took lessons as a kid, but you still canít play the pop music you love. This class will help by providing a guide to 12 bar blues and basic pop progressions and an introduction to the elementals of chord voicings and rhythms.
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GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Voice Over Acting
Instructors: Phil Allen and Vicki Lewis
McClintock (MCC) 110

Do you talk to people in funny voices? Do people always tell you that you should be in voice over? Have you ever wondered how the feature filmmakers from Pixar and Dreamworks create the voice recordings in their blockbuster animated productions? Then join us and explore the basics of creating memorable voice over characters for animation, television narration and radio! Students will all get “booth time” in our vocal recording studio and will be coached by Vicki Lewis (Finding Nemo, Alpha & Omega) and Phil Allen (head of sound design at the USC School of Dramatic Arts). This will be a wild, laugh-filled exploration of vocal technique!
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GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

 
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Queen's Courtyard
Open to workshop participants only.
 
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Getting to Know the Guitar
Instructor: Tim Fischer
The Music Complex (TMC) G156

Have you always dreamed of playing the guitar? During this class, you will learn some basic riffs to impress your friends and find out if you have a knack for playing. No experience necessary. Just borrow a guitar and show up! NOTE: Students must bring a guitar to participate.
USC STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: MAKE A RESERVATION
GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Improvisation and Theatre Games
Instructor: Debra DeLiso
McClintock (MCC) 106

Ever feel like making it up as you go along? Then come play some entertaining improv games with us! Itís playwriting on your feet and costuming your characters with your imagination. These exercises free you physically and emotionally and stimulate creativity, imagination and self-expression. Warning: there may be wild laughter during the workshop!
USC STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: MAKE A RESERVATION
GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Introduction to Pilates
Instructor: Joey Letteri
McClintock (MCC) 112

Discover your inner core strength and experience the feeling of well being incorporating Pilates-based mat exercises combining core training, stretching and meditation. This workshop will introduce the basic principles and exercises of Pilates while showing you a portable workout you can do anywhere! No experience necessary. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Mats will be provided.
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GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Playing Pop Piano (Despite Years of Lessons)
Instructor: Adriana Balic
The Music Complex (TMC) 112

You took lessons as a kid, but you still canít play the pop music you love. This class will help by providing a guide to 12 bar blues and basic pop progressions and an introduction to the elementals of chord voicings and rhythms.
USC STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: MAKE A RESERVATION
GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

Voice Over Acting
Instructors: Phil Allen and Vicki Lewis
McClintock (MCC) 110

Do you talk to people in funny voices? Do people always tell you that you should be in voice over? Have you ever wondered how the feature filmmakers from Pixar and Dreamworks create the voice recordings in their blockbuster animated productions? Then join us and explore the basics of creating memorable voice over characters for animation, television narration and radio! Students will all get “booth time” in our vocal recording studio and will be coached by Vicki Lewis (Finding Nemo, Alpha & Omega) and Phil Allen (head of sound design at the USC School of Dramatic Arts). This will be a wild, laugh-filled exploration of vocal technique!
USC STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: MAKE A RESERVATION
GENERAL PUBLIC: MAKE A RESERVATION

 
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Build a Paper Tower
Instructor: Mina M. Chow
Watt Hall (WAH) One

Students will design a tall tower of paper, formed and assembled to achieve the maximum height possible. The objective is to learn the effect of dramatically increasing strength and stiffness through form. Flat paper has very little strength and stiffness, but properly formed paper can achieve great strength and stiffness. Combined with creative composition, tall towers can thus be assembled. Students of all backgrounds and interest can experience synergy of form and structure, the essence of architecture. Students will have the opportunity to win prizes for their creations!
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DYOB: Design Your Own Book/Tote Bag
Instructor: Haven Lin-Kirk and Osvaldo Trujillo
Watt Hall (WAH) 105, Design Studio

Design and fabricate your own green reusable book or tote bag. Participants will be able to screen print, transfer and draw images, and then transform their designs into unique, one-of-a-kind bags.
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Gigapixel Photography
Instructor: David Lopez
SCI Lower Level

Learn how to create incredibly detailed photographs you donít simply view, but explore. Using standard megapixel cameras and free software, attendees will learn the basics of framing, shooting, assembling and sharing a gigapixel image.
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“Photo” + “graphy” = “writing with light”
Instructor: Helen Kim
Harris Hall (HAR) 120, Photo Lab

This workshop will demonstrate two early photographic processes: photograms and pinhole camerawork. Students will construct multiple images and bring them into being in the darkroom. All materials will be provided. Please note: for safety purposes, no open-toed shoes are allowed.
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Slide Design: Using Images That Resonate
Instructor: Stacy Patterson
SCI Lower Level

Designing powerful, evocative images that communicate abstract ideas effectively is an art form that will be explored in this workshop centered on effective slide design, with a focus on mobilizing the power of photographs, graphics and typography. The workshop will show you how to transcend the normal boundaries of PowerPoint, combining production techniques and design fundamentals.
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Organized by the USC Arts Schools: USC Roski School of Fine Arts, USC School of Architecture, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC School of Dramatic Arts and USC Thornton School of Music. Co-sponsored by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.