Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Club Cosmos: A Sad Girls Club Astrology & Manifestation Workshop

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Join us on the Vernal Equinox and start of Aries season for a night of moon magick, astral insights, intention-setting, and community with SGC Ambassador and Resident Astrologer, Vei Darling.

Vei aka The Sagittarius Woman runs a wellness-practice building service based on astrological chart insights, tarot, and other forms of divination. The focus of her work is helping people to become more conscious of their energy, their power, and their capacity for love.

WHAT IS COSMIC WELLNESS:

Vei Darling crafted cosmic wellness as a practice that focuses on building a wellness practice that’s easy to manage with every day life and is also aligned with the natural ebb and flow of energy. Reintegrating with nature and bringing the divine into daily life.

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Production Basics: Ableton With RaFia Santana
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Production Basics: Ableton With RaFia Santana

Attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of audio production basics using Ableton software. RaFia Santana will cover topics including sampling, beatmaking, and time warping audio to different time signature.

This is part of a Women's Month workshop series called SKILLSHARE, where women of all ages are invited to come and learn the basics of DJing and audio production. Curated by JADALAREIGN.

$5-$25 *No one will be turned away for lack of funds*

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About the Instructor:

RaFia Santana is a Brooklyn-born multimedia artist using visuals and sound to release energy and make jokes.


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CDJ and Rekordbox Basics With Dee Diggs
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

CDJ and Rekordbox Basics With Dee Diggs

This class will provide an introduction to CDJs and Rekordbox software. Attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of DJing with CDJs using Rekordbox software. Dee Diggs will cover topics including DJ mixer literacy, CDJ literacy, how use to use Rekordbox, USB selection, song selection, daily DJ habits and DJ culture.

This is part of a Women's Month workshop series called SKILLSHARE, where women of all ages are invited to come and learn the basics of DJing and audio production. Curated by JADALAREIGN.

$5-$25 *No one will be turned away for lack of funds*

Sign up to attend:

https://withfriends.co/event/1306651/cdj_and_rekordbox_basics

About the Instructor:

Dee Diggs is a DJ, event curator & organizer who has formerly worked in Boston, MA and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. She is unapologetically black, queer, & femme. Self-described as a selectress with no inhibitions digging & choosing parts that build to adventurous, energetic, seductive, & rapturous sets spanning many genres. She is a current resident at the Shake Boston party at Good Life in downtown Boston. She is also a resident DJ on Brooklyn's Half Moon Radio.

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562 Evergreen Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11221

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ABLETON BASICS w Playplay
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

ABLETON BASICS w Playplay

Instructor: Playplay, @playplayyy

*$5-$25 no one turned away.*

Attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of audio production basics using Ableton software. Playplay will cover topics including Ableton basics, sampling, beatmaking, and time warping audio to different time signatures.

This is part of a Women's Month workshop series called SKILLSHARE, where women of all ages are invited to come and learn the basics of DJing and audio production. Curated by JADALAREIGN.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR : PlayPlay (NYC/NC, Knightwerk) combines their penchant for percussion and bass with nostalgic hip-hop and rave samples in both their DJ sets & original music production. Using a combination of samples and hardware synthesizers to create everything from unearthly basslines to high-octane acid/industrial sounds, PlayPlay makes energetic music that is both familiar and hard to pin down.

PlayPlay has opened for Big Freedia, MC Lyte, Sylvan Esso, UNIIQU3, TT the Artist, Slick Shoota, Le1f, MikeQ, Cakes Da Killa, Nadus, Jubilee, Abdu Ali, and others. Based in Queens, NYC, PlayPlay is an organizer and resident DJ of Heavy NYC, a popular bass party created by Anna Morgan and DJ Ripley.

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562 Evergreen Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11221

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Manga Open Studio For Youth
Apr
9
4:00 PM16:00

Manga Open Studio For Youth

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Join POWRPLNT’s Manga Open Studio to learn all the tools you need to make your own Manga. Get inspiration from classic Manga like Bleach, Naruto, and Eyeshield 21 to tell your story. Learn how to write speech bubbles & dialogue for your story. Draw frames and panels to mock-up your own manga and color it! 

Free for Youth


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Serato Basics With Quiana Parks
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Serato Basics With Quiana Parks

*$5-$25 no one turned away.*

Instructor: Quiana Parks, @quianaparks

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Serato Basics

Description:

Attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of the Serato DJ program and learn basic DJing techniques.

This is part of a Women's Month workshop series called SKILLSHARE, where women of all ages are invited to come and learn the basics of DJing and audio production. Curated by JADALAREIGN.

QUIANA PARKS is a DJ, producer, visual artist, social-influencer, philanthropist and cancer survivor. A true Renaissance-woman, Parks captivates audiences with her effortless fusion of disco, pop, house, hip-hop and R&B. At times, Parks is known to paint while spinning her sonic canvas. Quiana’s inter-disciplinary approach to the turn-tables elevates the DJ game and illustrates her true artistic facility.

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562 Evergreen Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11221

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CDJ + Rekordbox Basics With Devoye
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

CDJ + Rekordbox Basics With Devoye

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds*

7PM-9PM
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Attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of DJing with CDJs using Rekordbox software. Devoye will cover topics including history of DJing, Rekordbox, basic CDJ usage, mixer usage, beatmatching, phrasing and time counting, and intermediate DJ techniques.

This is part of a Women's Month workshop series called SKILLSHARE, where women of all ages are invited to come and learn the basics of DJing and audio production. Curated by JADALAREIGN.

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds*

About Devoye:

“Reflecting on emotions reveals the most supreme moments in life. The strongest of each emotion is communicated back through my conscious being in various forms of music, art, and conversation.“

Entranced by the emphatic connections made between individuals and sound, Devoye explores the natural and ethereal through various realms of sound.

As a Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer and DJ, Devoye strives to intermingle the sensibilities from each aspect of his artistry to bridge connections between creator and consumer, creating an expansive aural experience.

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Synths and Analog Production Basics With J Words
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Synths and Analog Production Basics With J Words

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In this workshop, attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of synthesizers and analog production basics.

Attendees will learn about:

- Synthesizers is

- Drum machines

- Sequencers

- How to sequence a pattern

- The difference between analog and digital gear

- What hand-on-hand time is when using a synthesizer and drum machine

This is part of a Women's Month workshop series called SKILLSHARE, where women of all ages are invited to come and learn the basics of DJing and audio production. Curated by JADALAREIGN.

$5-$25 *No one will be turned away for lack of funds*

Sign up to attend:

https://withfriends.co/event/1306556/synths_and_analog_production_basics

About the Instructor:

JWORDS is a 23 year old Afro Latina woman breaking boundaries in black electronic music. She uses various synths and drum machines to make live performances impactful and unique. She started off playing keys in a band, then purchased her own drum machine afterwards. From there, she began working on her own sound. One thing is for sure, always expect something special from this innovative producer.


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Brooklyn, NY 11221

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Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media

In this workshop, Sasha Alexander, the founder/co-director of Black Trans Media will take participants through camera basics (framing, audio, light) and editing. Learn how to shoot and digitize footage, organize your files, and learn basic editing (trimming, layering) using Adobe Premiere.

If you have your own footage you would like to edit with bring your own hard drive or memory card, we will also have a camera on site to shoot footage! Visitors will leave with experience filming, editing, and creating a very rough cut edit on a sample project or as part of your own work.

Open to 8 people.

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Legal Basics Every Artist Should Know : Copyrights
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Legal Basics Every Artist Should Know : Copyrights

This installment of Legal Basics Every Artist Should Know will focus on copyrights for visual artists. Learn about what they are, how to get one and important details about your rights as an artist. 

Led by Louise Carron of Center for Art Law.

Please reserve a spot to attend or come early on the day of the event. Space has limited seating for 30.

Suggested donation, $10-$25.

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Production Basics: Logic With Boston Cherry
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Production Basics: Logic With Boston Cherry

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds*
7PM-9PM

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Attendees will gain an introductory level understanding of audio production basics using Logic. Boston Chery will cover topics including Logic basics, song development, song structure and sampling. This class will be taught in a seminar style. Guests should feel free to bring their own equipment to follow along.

This is part of a Women's Month workshop series called SKILLSHARE, where women of all ages are invited to come and learn the basics of DJing and audio production. Curated by JADALAREIGN.

About the Instructor:

Purveyor of deep, infectious, dance grooves, good vibes and freedom - that’s how Boston Chery describes herself as a DJ. Never afraid to go too deep, her emotive musical selections are her own passionate therapy. Boston Chery grew up in the 90’s in Brooklyn, listening to an eclectic combination of Brandy, Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot, Zouk (kassav, kolè sèrè), and synth-infused 90’s music.

Today, this translates into sets where she puts all the pieces of the music that she loves best (beautiful synth-work, ethereal backdrops, brooding baselines, and an occasional vocal hook) on top of pronounced, foot-shuffling, hip-moving, zouk and reggae beats.

Boston Chery is a very active member of helping up and coming Dj’s and women producers further there craft. Boston Chery is no stranger to the ups and downs of a small-town music scene. Though she loves playing in nightclubs, intimate settings, special events, her love for music goes beyond the spectrum of mixing tunes.

As a producer, self taught pianist , and her own promoter, she has found plenty of ways to express herself musically. Boston Chery has been featured in XXL, Mass Appeal, Saint Heron, Blavity, Pigeons and Planes and more for her work behind the turntables and in the community curating successful events.

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Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

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SISTASPIN SPINSCHOOL : VINYL BASICS
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

SISTASPIN SPINSCHOOL : VINYL BASICS

On February 17th at POWRPLNT, SISTASPIN will be hosting their first edition of spinschool.

spinschool is an educational series with the goal of providing access and knowledge to black and brown women, femmes, and all members of the lgbtq+ community interested in production, DJing, or the music industry in general.

Their first installment of spinschool will focus on the basics of spinning Vinyl - the mother of modern DJing. The workshop will be taught by the ny-based DJ, friend of SISTASPIN, and queen, DIME. To maintain their goal of accessibility for the community, the workshop is free with RSVP. Hope to see you there!

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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Camera Basics and Adobe Premiere Editing W/ Black Trans Media

In this workshop Sasha Alexander the founder/co-director of Black Trans Media will take participants through camera basics (framing, audio, light) and editing to learn how to shoot and digitize footage, organize your files, and learn basic editing (trimming, layering) using Adobe Premiere.

If you have your own footage you would like to edit with bring your own hard drive or memory card, we will also have a camera on site to shoot footage. Takeaways include experience filming, editing, and creating a very rough cut edit on a sample project or as part of your own work.

Open to 8 people.

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Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Jan
31
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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The Fifth Pillar W/ Chris Wise
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Fifth Pillar W/ Chris Wise

The Fifth Pillar is an attempt to bring knowledge, community and conversation back to the forefront of hip-hop nightlife in NYC. This month, The Fifth Pillar welcomes guest speaker Chris Wise, a recording artist, business magnate, humanitarian, scholar and athlete.

With performances by:

Ronnie Brown (https://soundcloud.com/ronniebrown)

Lex King (https://soundcloud.com/lexking86/tracks)

Joeestar Supreme (https://soundcloud.com/stylojoee/tracks)

Buxaplenty & TheKidBlake

Art by Victoria Ramano and a pop up shop from Malaika Apparel (https://www.malaikaapparel.com/shop)

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Black Girl Magik in conversation w/ BUFU, CHROMA.NY, & Herban Cura.
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

Black Girl Magik in conversation w/ BUFU, CHROMA.NY, & Herban Cura.

We invite you to join local collectives in discussion on coalition building and self-care as we work towards developing a model for integrating self-care into our organizing.

Bring a notepad to take notes!
This event is free.
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Collectives Featured

CHROMA is a cross-disciplinary creative studio founded by Ladin Awad, June Canedo & Sienna Fekete. As a collective, we are intentional in our efforts to diversify our industries and nurture a cultural consciousness that centers womxn of color. Chroma offers strategies for innovative programming, visual content, immersive experiences, effective partnerships, and community empowerment.

Herban Cura is a city based organization dedicated to providing workshops, events, and inclusive spaces of healing, learning, and collaboration. They make these spaces accessible to varying communities in New York City by offering sliding scale pricing and hosting gatherings in every borough.

BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (PAN) Black and (Pan) Asian cultural and political relationships. We, the founders of this project, are a collective of queer, femme, and non-binary, black and east-asian artists and organizers. Our goal is to facilitate a global conversation on the relationship between black and asian diasporas, with an conversation on relationship between black and diasporas, with an emphasis on building solidarity, de-centering whiteness, and resurfacing our deeply interconnected and complicated histories. We attempt to achieve this through our collaborative programming, our visual archives, and through building long-term partnerships with collectives, organizations, and individuals.

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Jan
24
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Black Girl Magik - Self-Care Session: Qigong Fundamentals
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Black Girl Magik - Self-Care Session: Qigong Fundamentals

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice rooted in Chinese medicine that helps clear, balance, and cultivate energy through gentle movement, breath, sound, and visualization; think of Qigong as comprising highly specialized forms of active meditation— and a little bit like tai-chi.

A conceptual primer on working with energy will be offered followed by interactive instruction of foundational Qigong practices.

There will also be time for journaling, group sharing, and conversation to support our practice and enrich our community.

An awareness of our personal energy and the innate ability to heal ourselves is a human birthright that many of us have forgotten; as such, one of the primary goals of this workshop is to offer accessible instruction of Qigong and basic energy principles to the community.


Suggested Donation $15
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Jan
17
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Black Girl Magik: Open Studio/Journal Session
Jan
13
3:30 PM15:30

Black Girl Magik: Open Studio/Journal Session

Join the Black Girl Magik collective in a public studio session for a IRL think tank on what community means to you and how you can explore that through our thematic calendar for the year.

This event is part of Black Girl Magik's winter residency at Powrplnt. Through this residency, Black Girl Magik take the time to re-engage with the mission of the collective and to return to the root of what it means to organize and build collectively. During open studios, discussions, resources for women of color will be provided to engage in restoration and healing, and to define self-care on their terms. 


FREE
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BGM Self Care Session: Sound Bath and Aromatherapy
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

BGM Self Care Session: Sound Bath and Aromatherapy

Brittany Josephina is a reiki and flower essence practitioner who uses flowers, plants and herbs as vehicles for transformation.

Honoring the sacred transition from one year into the next, the session will begin with a sacred chat on the seeds we're planting in our lives for 2019. Then, Brittany will lead us collectively into a meditative journey towards release, relaxation and restoration via scent and sound. 

Notes for attendees: Wear something comfortable. Bring a yoga mat, blankets and/or pillow. 

This event is part of Black Girl Magik's winter residency at Powrplnt. Through this residency, Black Girl Magik take the time to re-engage with the mission of the collective and to return to the root of what it means to organize and build collectively. During open studios, discussions, resources for women of color will be provided to engage in restoration and healing, and to define self-care on their terms. 

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The Fifth Pillar
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Fifth Pillar

The Fifth Pillar is a monthly platform for discussion about Hip Hop and the future of the world. This month The Fifth Pillar welcomes music journalist and co-creator of Black Boy Feelings, Richard Bryan, for a discussion about his career as a writer and the best Hip Hop album of 2018.

Come early for the open mic! 

Performances by:

DFNS
Clay Frazer
Ashen
Russell Taraine
Keema Patra
Miki Montebello & The Wednesdays

Art By:


Binka Chase
Selah Fong

Hosted by IODONTPLAY

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Powrponics: Indoor Farming Workshop
Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

Powrponics: Indoor Farming Workshop

Join us at POWRPLNT to learn how to start an indoor farm! This workshop will cover the first steps of the process, where we’ll plant seeds and let them sprout for our future hydroponic system.

We’ll be planting basil, lettuce, mint, arugula and more!

ABOUT POWRPONICS:

POWRPONICS is a series of workshops at POWRPLNT that aim to provide introductory classes about how to build indoor gardens using hydroponic techniques. 

We’ll cover different stages of the growth process and will move between classes that focus on engagement with POWRPLNT’s resident garden as well as workshops that cover how to make your own small indoor farming systems.

FREE
FOR TEENS

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Nov
29
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

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Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

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Intro to Digital Game Design
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Digital Game Design

This class will introduce the basics of how to approach game design thinking (logic, motive, mechanics), which can be applied to video games or mobile games. Students will take their general game concepts and learn how to develop them further, walking away with plan of action for any ideas or concepts they had coming into the class.

We’ll learn how to finesse core gameplay and building a fun player experience. All skill levels are welcome! Class will be geared towards adults.

Concepts Covered:

-Overview of the Game Industry
-Overview of Game Design Theory
-Designing Game Mechanics
-Creative Development and Concepting
-Graphic Design in Games

Based on the interest of the class, a second session can be scheduled, where we can take these concepts and start building them out with software. 

Led by members of DOTS

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Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Free Youth Digital Music Workshops With SAFA!

After School Digital Music Classes for K-12, Every Thursday

Sonic Arts For All is pleased to present group workshops in digital music for the students of Powrplnt in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Through these workshops students will be able to learn about digital music through both interactive and fun digital interfaces such as tablet computers, touch based synthesizers and sequencers and personal recording devices.

FREE

No RSVP necessary, just stop by.

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