This class is designed for small business
people, artists, craftspeople, educators
and anyone who wants to create their own
web site or learn to update or over see
more knowledgeably a site they already
The purpose of the workshop is NOT to turn
you into a professional web designer. You
need to know the basics about how to use
a computer before attending this workshop.
We can offer you an introductory class in
basic computer skills before you take this
class if you wish.
What you will do
•You will use Dreamweaver,
an application which allows you to build
a web site without
learning HTML or XTML(Hyper Text Markup
Language), which is the programming language
of the world
use Photoshop, Image
Ready and IPhoto to prepare
your photographs for placement on the
•You will use images you gather from
the web and graphics
you create yourself using Illustrator to
enhance your web site.
•You will learn how
to put your web page onto the web using
FTP (file transfer protocol)
program, how to research and register
a domain name, and how to find a hosting
company who "broadcasts" your
web page to the world).
•You will be introduced to a new
application program, Contribute which
allows you to edit your web pages while
you are viewing them from the web, without
any HTML and without the fear of ruining
the formatting (the look) of your web
page. This software is relatively inexpensive.
•You will burn a CD or make a Zip disk
of your web site to take home with you.
for your use in the studio:
G4 dual processor, laptops Imac, Powerbook,
Canon Scanner, Cinema Display, Apple CRT
display, Broadband internet access, isight
camera, Olympus 6.1 mp digital camera,
Sony digital camera, Epson Photo Printer,
Hewlett Packard Printer, Zip drive, DVD
player/burner, CD drive/burner.
Software available for your use in the
Dreamweaver, Photoshop, ImageReady,
Flash, Word, Appleworks,
Explorer, Netscape, Icab, Opera, Fetch,
Excel, wide variety of fonts.
Any web work you do can be viewed and
worked on by any computer regardless of
platform. If you have a Windows system,
your work on these MacIntosh computers
can also be accessed by a Windows computer.
The Instructor, Sara
Schomp is an experienced teacher, who
can relieve your anxiety
with computers. She is a designer and
artist who has taught many people, young
and old, to use computers and various
software programs to accomplish a wide
variety of creative outcomes. She has
had her own web and print design company
for five years. Some examples of her web
work and art
work may be viewed here. More
Before attending the class you will
be asked to gather together your photographs,
ideas and artwork for your web site. You
will attend the first class with a rough
sketch of what you have in mind, and have
some idea of the colors you would like
to use for your text, background and other
page elements. You will be given a list
of web sites to view before you arrive,
which will guide you in making some choices
and decisions about what you want for
your site. You will have an approximately
15-30 minute telephone consultation with
prior to the beginning of class.
Cost of Workshops includes
use of all equipment and temporary space
to serve your web site. Each two and one
half hour session includes one hour+ of
direct instruction with 2 to 3 students
per class. The remainder of the time is
spent with each person doing individual
work, assisted by the instructor, using
the equipment here. The charge is $75.
per session. Assited use of the equipment
is charged at $35. per hour and this time
is arranged with the instructor.