WVSU Creators Program Hosts Graphic Design Workshop Series

7/7/2015
Contact: Kimberly Osborne
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kosborne@wvstateu.edu
July 7, 2015
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WVSU Creators Program Hosts Graphic Design Workshop Series

INSTITUTE, W.Va. –West Virginia State University's (WVSU) Creators Program will offer a series of workshops for graphic designers beginning Saturday, July 18, at the WVSU Economic Development Center (EDC) in Charleston.

The hands-on series will introduce the basics of Adobe Photoshop (July 18), Adobe Illustrator (July 25) and Adobe InDesign (Aug. 1). Each session will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Participants will learn to produce creative and practical documents such as posters, fliers and newsletters in a hands-on setting,” said Brenda Pinnell, who will lead the workshops. Pinnell is owner of HepCatz Design in Charleston. “We’ll cover tools, shapes, colors, layers, effects and how to work with type in each program.”

The Creators Program launched in 2012 as a series of community workshops for all levels focusing on skills and knowledge essential to creating for mass media and art. WVSU partners with the West Virginia Economic Development Council and the West Virginia Film Office on the series.

Each workshop in the series costs $20. Space is limited for the event, and registration is required. To register, visit wvsuedc.org/creators.

The WVSU EDC is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. in Charleston.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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