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Past Workshops

Here, you will find a partial listing of past workshops hosted by the Innovation Lab.  We are always looking for requests and recommendations for future workshops.

FALL 2020 - Spring 2021

 

3D design and shapeways 

Even though we were virtual, we thought teaching 3D design was still practical whether it was for use in Virtual Reality environments or could be 3D printed remotely through a company like shapeways. 

Spark AR Workshop

VR/AR and Face Filters have been all the rage this pandemic. This workshop was a tutorial in creating your own AR experiences for zoom and mobile.


 

Video Editing Workshop

Video content exploded with the pandemic. This workshop was to provide students with a tutorial on how to create professional level videos using an industry standard video editor. 


 

Zoom Backgrounds && Filters

This workshop was designed to show students, staff, and faculty how to use Augmented Reality filters on zoom. 


 

Design Thinking Workshop

Completed the Stanford Design Thinking gift giving workshop activity to teach the basics of design thinking. 

 

Snapchat Filter Augmented Reality Workshop

This was another AR workshop designed to show another program for designing Augmented Reality filters for zoom and mobile. Snap Studio


 

Game Design

Shawn Johnson a local app and game designer came in to teach basics of game theory as well as Thunkable, a game design website that employs block programming to make pretty cool and complex games. 


 

Reimagining the White cube

Collaborative Workshop with AUC Art Collective:

Ran a gamestorming discussion and activity session for ART galleries and presentations of the future over zoom. Design thinking was also discussed. 

 

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Spring 2020

Laptop Swag

2/5/2020

Students learned how to create digital designs for the vinyl cutter to create stickers for their laptops and other personal possessions. This is an easy introduction to digital design and fabrication. 

Bae Day Hug Sensors

2/12/2020

Students learned the basics of soft and wearable electronics in order to create wearable sensors that light up when squeezed


 

Future Fashion: Custom T-Shirts

2/19/2020

Participants Learned how to use digital design and the vinyl cutter to create custom t-shirts using the heat press. 


 

Future Fashion: Laser Cut Earrings. 

3/2/2020

Students used Corel Draw and the Laser cutters to design and cut some brand new jewelry for themselves. 


 

Future Fashion: 3D Printed Accessories

3/4/2020

Students Learned 3D design in order to print their very own 3D accessories and wearables

 

Design Thinking: Million Dollar Idea

3/30/2020

Participants Learned the basics of Design Thinking using the Stanford DSchool Methodology


 

Custom Instagram Filters 

4/6/2020

Participants learned the Basics of Spark AR, a program that allows users to create custom Augmented Reality experiences for instagram, facebook, and other platforms. 


 

Brand Yourself: Logo Design

4/13/2020

Students learned about symbology and iterative design to design logos for themselves, their organization, brands, and businesses. They also got a crash course in adobe illustrator.

 


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Fall 2019

 

 

Laptop Swag

9/11/2019

Students learned how to create digital designs for the vinyl cutter to create stickers for their laptops and other personal possessions. This is an easy introduction to digital design and fabrication. 

 


 

Design Thinking: Million Dollar Idea

9/18/2019

Participants Learned the basics of Design Thinking using the Stanford DSchool Methodology

 


 

Future Fashion: Laser Cut Styles

9/25/2019

Participants used adobe illustrator and a program that allows laser cut fabrics to snap together to laser cut shoes for themselves with personalized designs. 

 

Brand Yourself: Logo Design

10/2/2019

Students learned about symbology and iterative design to design logos for themselves, their organization, brands, and businesses. They also got a crash course in adobe illustrator.


 

Future Fashion: Custom T-Shirts

10/9/2019

Participants Learned how to use digital design and the vinyl cutter to create custom t-shirts using the heat press. 

 


 

Future Fashion: 3D Printed Accessories

10/16/2019

Students Learned 3D design in order to print their very own 3D accessories and wearables

 


 

Sewing With Soul (2-Day workshop)

10/22/2019, 10/29/2019

Sewing 101 course where students got to create a Handbag from scratch.


 

App Design Workshop 1 and 2 (2-Day workshop)

11/4/2019, 11/11/2019

2 Part Workshop where participants learned the background and tools about how to design great mobile applications using programs like balsamiq: 

 


 

Innovation Lab presents Paper Robots!

11/20/2019

Students created Mechatronic contraptions out of paper, cardboard, and a microcontroller system. 

 


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Spring 2019

 

Future Fashion: Bae Day Shirt

Eric Thompson/De Angela Duff

2/11/2019

 

Future Fashion: 3D Accessories

Robert Hamilton/Eric Thompson

2/18/2019

Future Fashion: Lasercut Styles

Noah Posner

2/28/2019

Participants used adobe illustrator and a program that allows laser cut fabrics to snap together to laser cut shoes for themselves with personalized designs. 

 

Better Than the Breakfast Club: Branding Your Podcast

Maurice Cherry

3/4/2019

 

Better Than the Breakfast Club: Recording Your Podcast

Maurice Cherry

3/6/2019

 

Future Fashion: Wearable Tech

Veronica Spencer

3/27/2019

 

Make it Go Viral: Create an Eye-catching Video

Eric Thompson/De Angela Duff

4/3/2019

 

Future Fashion: 3D Accessories

Tommy Clifton

4/8/2018

 

Future Fashion: Bag Swag

Jaye Nias/Eric Thompson

4/11/2019

Students learned how to create digital designs for the vinyl cutter to create stickers for their laptops and other personal possessions. This is an easy introduction to digital design and fabrication. 

 

Future Fashion: 3D Accessories

Tommy Clifton

4/15/2019

 

Detect Yourself: Face Recognition / Open CV

Dillon Wells

4/17/2019

 

DIY Fashion: Hand-Knitted Hat

Iretta Kearse/Eric Thompson

4/25/2019


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Spring 2018

 

Intro to Photoshop

1/30/2018

 

Intro to Illustrator

1/31/2018

 

Bag Swag: Embroidery 101

2/5/2018

 

Bag Swag: Soft circuitry 101

2/6/2018

 

Physical Computing 101

2/12/2018

 

Physical Computing 102

2/13/2018

 

Self-love Innovation Hack

2/14/2018

 

Spelman Family Weekend Visit

2/17/2018

 

Writing an artist's statement

3/5/2018

 

Make a personal portfolio website

3/6/2018

 

Intro to Origami Art

3/19/2018

 

Intro to Interactive Art

3/20/2018

 

Physical Computing: sensors & motors 

3/21/2018

 

Digital Art Installation Design + Construction 

3/22/2018

 

Art Installation Party

3/23/2018

 

Jewelry Jam

3/26/2018

 

Jewelry Jam

3/27/2018

 

Jewelry Hackathon

3/28/2018 - 3/29/2018

 

Intro to 3D Modeling & Printing

4/11/2018

 

Audio Editing in Audacity

4/17/2018

 

Video Editing in Adobe Premiere

4/18/2018

 

Advanced 3D Modeling & Printing

4/19/2018

 

Design Thinking

4/23/2018

 

Project Documentation

4/24/2018

 

Writing an artist's statement

4/16/2018

 

Make a personal portfolio website

4/30/2018

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FALL 2017

 

 

Building a Portfolio Website

Maggie Kane, Streetcat Media

9/20/2027

So you’re on Instagram, Snapchat, and the next newest social site, but you could also have your own home on the internet to show off your work, sell your artwork, or start a business. In this workshop, we’re going to cover the basics of web content management systems and what you need to know to get your own homepage up and running.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.


 

Making Art + Jewelry With the Laser Cutter (3-Day Workshop)

Jessica Anderson, Innovation Lab  

9/25/2017 - 9/27/2017

 

Intro to Photoshop

Justin de la Cruz, AUC Woodruff Library

10/11/2017

Come and learn how to manipulate images in Adobe Photoshop. We’ll edit basic attributes and combine images--useful for polishing your project poster, composing your surrealist oeuvre, or making sure you’re always the cute one in your social media content.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.

 

Intro to Illustrator

Justin de la Cruz, AUC Woodruff Library

10/18/2017

 

Physical Computing 101

Maggie Kane, Streetcat Media

10/23/2017

 

Audio Editing

Justin de la Cruz, AUC Woodruff Library

10/25/2017

Students record themselves, edit recording to polish, optionally add on top of music and split up creatively. Students record themselves describing the happiest person they know personally and describe what about this person makes the student think they are happy? 

Intro to Video Production

Kristan Woolford, Turner

11/1/2017

 

Building a Portfolio Website

Maggie Kane, Streetcat Media

11/15/2017

 

Intro to Making Video Games

Marc Huet, Cartoon Network

11/16/2017


 

Dope Art Series

Jaye Nias, Spelman



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Spring 2017
 

Multimedia Project Documentation (2-day workshop)

Jessica Anderson, Innovation Lab  

1/30/2017, 2/6/2017 (Session A)

2/1/2017, 2/8/2017 (Session B)

Come learn how to polish up your project documentation with an introduction to photography, videography, and composition. Useful for all disciplines, we’ll discuss the different elements of documentation, how they work in presentations or in a portfolio, and the best ways to curate your work online. Start the semester with the skills to show off what you do.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time

 


 

Video Editing in Adobe Premiere

Justin de la Cruz, AUC Woodruff Library

2/13/2017 (Session A)

2/15/2017 (Session B)

Whether you’re mashing up found clips, trimming up your project demo, or just making lolcats, this workshop has you covered. We’ll focus on the basics of working with video, manipulating already existing footage, and discuss how to find good material.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.

 


 

Photo editing in Adobe Photoshop (2-day workshop)

Justin de la Cruz, AUC Woodruff Library

2/20/2021, 2/27/2021 (Session A)

2/22/2021, 3/1/2021 (Session B)

Come and learn how to manipulate images in Adobe Photoshop. We’ll edit basic attributes and combine images--useful for polishing your project poster, composing your surrealist oeuvre, or making sure you’re always the cute one in your social media content.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.

 


 

Introduction to Laser Cutting (2-day workshop)

Jessica Anderson, Innovation Lab  

3/6/2017, 3/20/2017 (Session A)

3/8/2017, 3/22/2017 (Session B)

With the laser cutters in the lab, we can cut and etch almost any material you want to use. This workshop will cover the basics of working with vector illustration and using the laser cutters to create your own customized piece of art.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.


 

Introduction to 3D Printing (2-day workshop)

Thulani Vereen, C’2020

3/27/2017, 4/3/2017 (Session A)

3/29/2017, 4/5/2017 (Session B)

Our 3D printers materialize your 3D models like magic--except we’ll demystify the smoke and mirrors in this workshop. Get started composing 3D models from pre-rendered shapes, edit them, and watch the printer build them.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.

Audio: From Digital Composition to Hooking Up the Sound System (2-day workshop)

Justin de la Cruz, AUC Woodruff Library

4/10/2017, 4/17/2017 (Session A)

4/12/2017, 4/19/2017 (Session B)

Whether you’re recording an interview or remixing your favorite songs, learning your way around a digital audio workstation will allow you to control the way you work with sound. We’ll cover finding and importing samples from the web, recording tracks, and editing multitrack compositions.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.


 

In The Making: Where Liberal Arts and Specialized Mission Colleges Can Lead in the Global Innovation Movement

Sonya Pryor-Jones, The Fab Foundation

4/17/2017

This two hour workshop will use the Spelman College Innovation Lab as a backdrop to ignite the pedagogical practices of faculty. During the workshop faculty members will be introduced to the lab space on campus and learn about its capabilities, while also exploring case studies from Fab Labs and makerspaces from all over the world. Working collaboratively, faculty members will also draft a strategy for incorporating the lab into an upcoming course or project opportunity with students.

 


 

Graphic Design for Beginners

4/24/2017 (Session A)

4/26/2017 (Session B)

When you’re trying to persuade or inform someone, sometimes “it’s not what you say; it’s how you say it”. Graphic design is the “how you say it” of print composition. We always aim for excellent content, but in this workshop we’ll discuss and practice how to make your content visually pleasing using the basics of typography, visual design, and information hierarchy.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.

 


 

Creating a Personal Website

Maggie Kane, Streetcat Media

5/1/2017 (Session A)

5/3/2017 (Session B)

So you’re on Instagram, Snapchat, and the next newest social site, but you could also have your own home on the internet to show off your work, sell your artwork, or start a business. In this workshop, we’re going to cover the basics of web content management systems and what you need to know to get your own homepage up and running.  Workshops focus on industry standard tools and best practices. No prior experience or special materials necessary. Please arrive on time.