Wednesday, September 30, 2009

But Still You Gotta Learn

So it's October. I know, I know. Lots of festivals, lots of good weather, lots of outdoors time. But hey, you gotta stay sharp! Keep learning! We've got a great month of workshops ahead. "Read More" for full descriptions.

Tues 6th 5:30-7 Tony Daigle will do Advanced Pro Tools
Wed 14th 5:30-7 Dege Legg, Herman Fuselier, and Cody Daigle will have a discussion on getting printed press

Thurs 15th 6:00-7 Yahfu will lead a workshop on Slam Poetry
Tues 20th Downtown T-Shirts’ Tom Brown
will do Silk-Screening
Tues 27th 5:30-7 Kody Chamberlain will teach Storyboarding

(image by Kody Chamberlain)

Tues, Oct. 6th, 5:30-7

Some people call him Tony, some people call him Mr. Daigle. And still, some people just call him "good." Come and hang out while Tony Daigle teaches his Advanced Pro Tools class. This class will be for those of you who already know how to use Pro Tools and are looking for some more advanced tips n tricks.

Wed, Oct 14th, 5:30-7
So you have a gig in town, your first art show is up, AND you are going on tour. Let's face it, you wanna get some press. But who do you send it to, what do you send, and when? Look no further!
Cody Daigle (The Times, The Advertiser); Dege Legg (The Independent), & Herman Fuselier (The Times, The Advertiser, OffBeat, more?) will have a discussion then Q&A on how to go about getting press.

Thurs, Oct 15th, 6-7pm
They say everyone's a poet, and this might be our time to find out. Yahfu, local Slam Poet extraordinaire, will lead a workshop on Slam Poetry--some history, how to do it, and info on our own blossoming Slam Poetry scene here in Lafayette.

Tues, Oct. 20th, time TBA
Tom Brown is going to help us all learn to customize our own shirts, bags, coozies, shoes LP covers... you name it. His Silk-Screening workshop is the first of a new series on how to make your own merch. We will learn what the basics are to make your own screens and print up large quantities of the image of your dreams. It's recommended you wear appropriate clothes as inks and chemicals may be around. Tom's been in this business for years and started out with his own little DIY operation. His shop, Downtown T-Shirts, is just 2 blocks away from the Co-Op at Lee and Vermilion.

Tues, Oct. 27th, 5:30-7
Hold the phone--Storyboarding taught by visual artist Kody Chamberlain--really? From Scorsese to Disney, storyboarding has earned a reputation as being a vital part of the filmmaking process. But what if you can't draw and your budget doesn't have room for an artist? Kody will reveal a variety of NO-COST techniques to supercharge your creativity and productivity with storyboarding. Little to no drawing skills required!
His bio is too long to list here, but, with all respect to Kody, here's the Proper Nouns to give you an idea of his scope and talent: Paramount, Landscape, Universal Pictures, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Harper Collins, BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, TOPPS' Indiana Jones Heritage Series, 'MySpace Artist of the Month', MacWorld, and--yes--country singer Trace Adkins. Kody is a man about Lafayette and whose studio, again, is mere blocks from the Co-Op.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This is a new month, with new things to think about.

Here is the table of contents of our latest offerings! More info on the events after the break.

Wed, 9th 6-7pm Wayne Curtis goes over Basic Acoustic Guitar Repair (bring your guitar!)
Tues, 15th 6-7pm Missy Dupreast teaches Live Sound
Wed, 23rd 10am-noon a hearing conservation workshop at UL
Wed, 23rd 5:30-7pm Allison Bohl presents Lighting For Film...with what you can buy at a hardware store
Wed, 30th 6-7pm Brian Richard will talk about Digital Photography (bring your camera!)


Wed, 9th 6-7pm Wayne Curtis goes over Basic Acoustic Guitar Repair (bring your guitar!)
Wayne taught the electric guitar repair class last month, three people brought guitars, some unplayable, and left with total jammers. It was really awesome! So if you have an acoustic that needs some TLC from a pro, bring it in next week and have Wayne teach us all what to do to make it sound the best it can. If we have time, he will be your guitar’s Registered Nurse for the night, too.

Tues, 15th 6-7pm Missy Dupreast teaches Live Sound
Missy teaches at the ULL music dept and decided it’s just not enough, so she’s gonna do something here, too! Missy will bring in a PA and mixer from Show & Tell Productions and show us how to set it up, use it, and if we are lucky how to wrap up cables. If you are interested in putting on your own shows, touring, or just want an intro into live sound, this is for you.

Wed, 23rd 10am-noon Dr. Willey, a really great music prof over at UL, has organized a hearing conservation workshop that is free and open to the public! Definitely worth checking out, will happen on UL campus. More info at

Wed, 23rd 5:30-7pm Allison Bohl presents Lighting For Film...with what you can buy at a hardware store
We all love Allison’s classes here at the Co-Op, and are excited for her encore lighting for film class. The last one focused on what you could do with expensive equipment you can rent, but this time Allison will talk about things you can buy down the street on an affordable budget to make professional lighting.

Wed, 30th 6-7pm Brian Richard will talk about Digital Photography (bring your camera!)
Brian is a man who wears many artistic hats, but his specialty by schooling is in photography. Just back from doing film work in Australia, Brian is going to talk about how to take the best photos with digital cameras. Feel free to bring yours in so he can specify what he talks about to the needs of those attending.

Want to learn Photoshop? Just a reminder we have a man who wants to help you learn! Local photographer Jason Cohen is available for one on one lessons with anyone interested in perfecting their image editing skills. Give me a buzz if you wanna make an appointment with him!