Fall 2011 PNCA Classes
Well, Spring and Summers terms came and went, with classes filling before I had a chance to post them here. (And, a big thank you to my students and the staff at PNCA for continuing to be awesome). I'm teaching two classes in the fall, both of which can be taken as profession development/general interest classes or as part of PNCA's fabulous certificate program.
Mondays, 6:30pm-9:00pm, 9/19/11 - 11/7/11
In a nutshell, this class will give you the basic knowledge to set up a website and will help you understand web terminology, decision making and the basics of HTML, CSS and Content Management Systems. Most students leave this class with a simple site developed (this is a requirement for certificate students). Here's the official description.
In this introductory Web Design course students will be introduced to the fundamentals of creating a personal or professional website. We will explore various content management systems, strategies for designing a website, examine the process for determining the best web solution for your needs and begin work on a personal project of each student's choice. By completing this course, students will achieve a basic understanding of the language of working with websites, designing and organizing content, and will be able to create a site using a content management system.
Online Portfolio Workshop
4:30pm-7:00pm (Fri) & 10:00-4:00 (Sat & Sun), 12/16/11 - 12/18/11
My portfolio workshop has suddenly become very popular and fills quickly. This is a basic workshop for non-technical folks to get a sharp, professional portfolio up on the Web. It's also a lot of work for each student--and you get far more out of it if you come prepared with work you want to showcase. Space is extremely limited, as the class needs to be small for it to be most successful. Here's the official description.
Create your online portfolio. This hands-on workshop encompasses basic site creation (no prior web experience required), writing about your work, marketing and maintenance of your online portfolio. Students completing this workshop should leave with a basic professional online portfolio, and the necessary skills to keep the site fresh and updated. This three-day, collaborative workshop is ideal for designers, writers, artists and freelancers.
Also, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now offering one-on-one tutoring and instruction in both these subjects (and a couple more), if neither of these classes meets your needs. A new section of my website is pending, but in the meantime, please contact me for rates and additional information.
Enjoy your summer!
Image credit: screenshot of cecilysakrison.com, a Winter 2010 student in the Online Portfolio Workshop