Monday, April 17, 2017

Letterpress Basics

Monday, April 17, 2017
12 - 3 p.m.
Old Library 103D

This workshop will serve as an introduction to terminology, tools and techniques essential to letterpress printing. Participants will set type, lock up the form and print on Challenge Proof press.

Workshop taught by Dimitry Tetin, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, SUNY New Paltz

Eventbrite - Letterpress Basics


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Enabling Engagement with Inclusive Design

Tuesday April 18, 2017
3 - 6 p.m.
Old Library 103A

This workshop is aimed to help participants understand how people with sensory, physical and cognitive impairments might experience design work and how we can optimize for their needs. The outcome of focusing on these individuals as a use case is better design that benefits everyone, whether or not they experience a disability. We will learn how to meet the constraints of assistive technologies that these people might use. We will explore digital accessibility in the design of apps and websites, as well as document formats including PDFs and Google Drive/ Word documents. In addition to the more technical aspects of accessibility, we will learn about how following human-centered design standards can result in outcomes more likely to meet the needs of your audience.

Shauna Keating is a designer working in Kingston NY at Moonfarmer, a creative digital studio specializing in making handmade websites, applications, and art. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2016, where her senior thesis project was an app concept called Mobility Map that focused on accessible environments and user interfaces. The result of this project was a lot of exposure giving talks about her research both locally and as far as the New York Accessibility Meetup. Shauna also is actively involved in building a stronger design community in the Hudson Valley through organizing events with the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, Catskills Conf, and AIGA Upstate New York.

Eventbrite - Enabling Engagement with Inclusive Design


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fusion 360

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
1 - 3 p.m.
Smiley Art Building 116

Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. Please join us for two workshop sessions: The first session will focus on 3D modeling and concept generation, product design and development along with tools for collaboration. The second will introduce Fusion 360's built in CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) workflow and how it may integrate into SUNY New Paltz's advanced manufacturing capacities. 

Eventbrite - Fusion 360


Animated GIFs with Historical Images

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Old Library 103A

This workshop offers an introduction to creating animated gifs from historical images in open access digital archives. Some experience with Photoshop and Mac computers is helpful, but not required.

Co-sponsored by the DASH Lab

Eventbrite - Animated GIFs with Historical Images


Public Spirit

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Wooster Hall 360

In this workshop/discussion participants will gain access to information about non-profits, projects, and design firms that are rooted in design for good. Through discussion and activities participants will explore how design is impacting social justice organizations, in the way they generate change and how to create and sustain lasting relationships with social issues.

Professional Attendees:

  • Garrett D. Jennings Educator and creator of The Garrett Jennings Project
  • Theresa Hans Software Designer at IBM
  • Ann Novelli Software Designer at IBM
  • Micah Blumenthal Owner of CIXdesigns and creator of DAY 1
  • Jordan Koschei Lead Product Designer at Agrilyst
  • Shauna Keating Designer at Moonfarmer

Eventbrite - Public Spirit


Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Carved Roman Letter

Thursday, April 20, 2017
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fine Arts Building Rotunda 104

Local stone carver, Nils Kulleseid,, will introduce participants to tools and techniques involved in carving classical letterforms in stone. This is a hands on workshop. Participants are invited to carve one or more letters in bluestone. Stone will be provided and tools will be available for use during the workshop.

Check out the gallery from 2016's workshop!

Eventbrite - The Carved Roman Letter


Beyond the Black Hole

Thursday, April 20, 2017
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
12:30 - 3 p.m.
Old Library 103B

Karl Heine, Founder and Solutionist at

Emerging students face many challenges as they leave school to explore employment. Beyond resumes in a galaxy that can seem far, far away — it’s all about getting noticed by those who can be a launchpad for your career. Learn to avoid the black hole where communications disappear and are never to be seen again. Gain insight into decoding the mysteries of job postings, internal and external recruitment, and online applications while creating an ecosystem for career success. Myths will be broken, and you’ll be transported into the inner circle. Tips to materialize proven strategies leading to stellar results will be shared, transforming an alien world into an earth-friendly environment.

Teacher Bio: Karl Heine is a Solutionist and Founder at creativeplacement® — a talent consultancy evolving brands and agencies where creativity and design thinking matters. With a focus on Packaging, Print, Interactive, Multimedia, Experiential Design and Advertising, Karl advises emerging through senior level professionals across all disciplines, providing full-time opportunities and freelance engagements. Karl is a Director-at-Large at the Type Directors Club, as well as its Scholarship & Membership Chair. He was a founding Board Member of the AIGA Metro-North Chapter (now AIGA BrandCentral). Currently, Karl teaches Graphic Design Applications at SUNY New Paltz, Product Creation at Miami Ad School. He lectures frequently at design-focused associations and universities and has remained a practicing designer throughout his career. Member: AIGA, ADC Global, TDC, CADC, MaterialConneXion. Creative Activator / Educator / Speaker / Designer / Fabricator

**Not for Design Majors**

Eventbrite - Beyond the Black Hole


Adobe Illustrator and Visual Literacy Fundamentals

Thursday, April 20, 2017
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Old Library 103B

Joshua Korenblat, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, SUNY New Paltz

Learn fundamentals of visual form and color composition in Adobe Illustrator. In this workshop, we'll learn how to draw with vector tools. Then, we'll work with a visual alphabet of shapes to draw symbols, icons, and increasingly elaborate representations of our world. We'll also learn how to create harmonious color themes and apply them to these compositions. No previous art or design experience is necessary. 

**Not for Design Majors**

Eventbrite - Adobe Illustrator and Visual Literacy Fundamentals


Friday, April 21, 2017

Wearable Physical Computing

Friday, April 21, 2017
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Smiley Art Building 116

In this workshop participants will be guided through building a sound reactive wearable using the Adafruit GEMMA microcontroller board.  Topics covered will be reading and building from a circuit diagram along with the basics of soldering and programming for LED animation and sound detection.  Open to all skill levels, basic computer understanding and a familiarity with hand tools required. 

Eventbrite - Wearable Physical Computing


Making Paste Papers

Friday, April 21
12 - 3 p.m.
Fine Arts Building 301

Alice Vaughan, Hudson River Bindery

Learn to make paste papers—one of the oldest and simplest decorated paper traditions developed by bookbinders as an inexpensive way to create covers and endsheets. Using pigmented paste students will create rich 3-dimensional patterns and designs on paper to be used in bookbinding, greeting cards, wrapping paper, collages. 

Eventbrite - Making Paste Papers


Introduction to Typography and Layout using Adobe Illustrator

Friday, April 21, 2017
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Old Library 103 A

If you have put words on a page and posted it in public, you have designed and delivered a message. In this workshop we will explore further how to effectively design a poster promoting your event. We will start with an introduction to the basic principles of typography and layout and their use in achieving a compelling design. Then, we’ll apply these strategies as we design a poster in Adobe Illustrator. Bring your own content if you would like to design for a specific project or event, or be inspired by something new in the moment. If you have been looking for an opportunity to try your hand at graphic design, this workshop is for you.

Workshop taught by Gillian Barnard, Senior Graphic Designer at Timely Signs, Kingston, NY 

Eventbrite - Introduction to Typograpy and Layout using Adobe Illustrator