Make your passion your life.

We offer vocation and education for digital art and design. At ArtWORKS, we make your passion your life.

This website was developed by our students in ArtWORKS

OUR MISSION

Find your Spirit.

ArtWORKS™ is an innovative program that offers personalized pre-vocational training by providing students with skills and knowledge to work with digital art, computer graphics, and social media management.

With unemployment at 85% for young adults with special needs, ArtWORKS™ offers real-world workplace applications through internships at our beautiful facility. Participants at The Old Library incorporate their special abilities and learn to practice the hard and soft skills needed to work in today’s world of websites, social media, and digital graphic arts.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE…

Advertising Agencies

Social Media Companies

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Freelance Illustration

Website Design

Graphics Departments

Printing Companies

I’ve learned a great deal working with Mike and his staff. It has truly been an awesome experience.

– OLIVIER M., ArtWORKS STUDENT

SOFTWARE YOU'LL LEARN

ADOBE®
PHOTOSHOP

Image Editing & Manipulation

ADOBE®
ILLUSTATOR

Illustration and Design

WORDPRESS

Website Builder & Developer

ADOBE®
INDESIGN

Web and Print Design

ADOBE®
XD

App & UX/UI Developing

OUR CURRICULUM

Students will be exposed to the Principles and Practices of 2D Design inclusive of Color Theory. This will be accomplished through original analog designs further developed via Vector Software for final projects.

Level ONE – A

2D Design Principles – Vector Software

Week 1-2 Principles of Space, Balance, Unity & Variety,

Proportion & Scale, Motion

Week 3-4 Elements of Line, Shape, Texture, Tone, Color

Week 5 Thematic Designs: Typography, Logos, Editorial, Packaging

Level ONE – B

2D Color Theory – Vector Software

Week 1-2 Principles of Color: Monochromatic, Triadic, Analogous, Complimentary, Split Complimentary

Week 3-4 Applying Color to Line, Shape, Texture, Tone, Color

Week 5 Color Projects: Logos, Brochures, Editorial, Packages

Students will be exposed to the Principles and Practices of

Image Creation and Modification. This will be accomplished through original photography then developed via Raster

Software for final projects.

Level TWO – A

Photo Creation – Raster Software

Week 1-2 Composition, Rule of Thirds,  File Specs, File sizing, etc.

Week 3-4 Image Adjustment, Levels, Curves, Brightness &

Contrast, Color Modes

Week 5 Saving Formats, Compression, Tagging

Level TWO – B

Photo Modification – Raster Software

Week 1-2 Opening/Saving, Specs, Image Size, Canvas Size, Color Modes

Week 3-4 Toolsets, Cropping, Pen, Merging Layers, Layer Effects

Week 5 Finalizing, Formats, Importing, Exporting, Animation

Students will be exposed to the Principles and Practices of Marketing & Page Composition. This is accomplished through actual industry oriented projects and developed via Page Composition software for final projects.

Level THREE – A: Marketing Principles – Advertising

Week 1-2 Review Marketplace, Assess Principles, Develop Strategy, Develop Copy, Begin Prototypes

Week 3-4 Color Modes, Gather Assets, Begin Design, Present

Week 5 Test Response, Focus Group, Iterate

Level THREE – B: Marketing Principles-Editorial/Advertorial

Week 1-2 Review Marketplace, Assess Principles, Review Styles, Review Editorial, Begin Prototypes

Week 3-4 Color Modes, Gather Assets, Begin Designs, Present

Week 5 Test Response, Focus Group, Iterate

Students will be exposed to the Principles and Practices of Web/App/Social Media Design. This will be accomplished through actual industry oriented projects and developed via UX/UI software for final projects.

Level FOUR – A: App and UX/UI Platforms

Week 1-2 Review Marketplace, Start Goal List, Flow, Start Wireframes, Begin Prototypes

Week 3-4 Create/Gather Assets, Begin Prototypes, Test Usability, Test Functionality

Week 5 Test Functionality, Focus Group, Iterate

Level FOUR – B: Web / SM Principles / UX-UI Platforms

Week 1-2 Review SM Market, Establish Goals, Develop Web tree, Theme, Wireframes, Begin Prototypes

Week 3-4 Assets, Build Prototypes, Test Usability

Week 5 Test Functionality, Focus Group, Iterate

Students will be exposed to actual industry projects and developed via professional level platforms.

Level FIVE – A: Web Page Design – WordPress

Week 1-2 Review Marketplace, Start Goal List, Develop Flow, Start Wireframes, Begin Prototypes

Week 3-4 Create/Gather Assets, Begin Prototypes, Test Usability, Test Functionality

Week 5 Test Functionality, Focus Group, Iterate

Level FIVE – B: Web / SM Principles / UX-UI Platforms –

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Week 1-2 Review specific SM Market, Establish Goals, Develop Web tree, Theme, Wireframes, Begin Prototypes

Week 3-4 Assets, Build Prototypes, Test Usability

Week 5 Test Functionality, Focus Group, Iterate

Students will be exposed to actual industry projects via in studio work assignments.

COURSE FEES

Eight 5-Week Sessions

• Three 2-Week internship between sessions
• Three 2-Week Breaks

Each course will run three times a week for a period of 10 weeks equaling 30 meetings at 90 minutes each meeting for a total of 45 contact hours per course.

•Cost per five-week level is $800
•Each course consists of two levels at $1600

Between each level, students will be able to intern in-house working on projects for our not-for-profit clients. This aids in developing a full portfolio of work.

SOME OF OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE...

FREE

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

GIRLS INC.

Inspiring All Girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold

CEED

Center for Environmental Education and Discovery

CP NASSAU

Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

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