Check out our February events!

By: Jen Greenwood

February 2, 2018

If you are currently a student and interested in attending any of the following events, please visit the Campus Common events calendar for links to register! If you are a graduate, please reach out to Online Student Services at

Featured Events:

"Balancing" School and your Life: Stress Management

When: Tuesday 2/13/2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET
About: As an online student, balancing your daily responsibilities (school, work, family, friends, etc) can be difficult. Do you ever find yourself becoming stressed out? Join us for an interactive presentation discussing tips and tricks for managing all of life's priorities.

Back to Basics: Using Your DSLR Camera

When: Tuesday 2/13/2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm ET

About: This interactive presentation will focus on using a DSLR camera in Manual Mode. We will go back to the basics of the camera and look at metering, changing settings and best practices for getting creative images you control. Come, join, bring your camera and your questions!

Initiate your career search now! Career Services Resource Center!

When: Tuesday 2/20/2018, 6:15pm-7:15pm ET

About: Join us for an interactive session discussing all the online career resources available to you NOW. We will discuss these resources, where to find them, and how to use them. It's NEVER too early to start using these on demand resources.

Logo Development

When: Tuesday 2/20/2018, 7:00pm- 8:00pm ET
About: What makes a truly great logo? Learn how to create a logo that fits for your clients and yourself!

Library Services Hosted Events: 

Video Tutorial Resource: PluralSight Creative

When: Saturday 2/10/2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET

About: Pluralsight Creative is the largest online training library of thousands of video-based lessons. From workshops on how to use software to lessons on game design and movie making, Pluralsight is there to help. Be sure to attend this webinar, which will review how to search within the tutorial database and point out the many great features of Pluralsight Creative.

Game Art & Design Resources

When: Tuesday, 2/13/2018, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET

About: This session will explore key resources in the Online Library for studies in game art & design. Resources highlighted will include online tutorial products such as Pluralsight Creative and Gnomon, relevant eBook and article collections, and more.

Flipster: Digital Magazines Available!

When: Sunday 2/25/2018, 5:00pm-6:00pm ET

About: Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine distribution service, which allows you to access select magazines and journals from a variety of publishers through our Online Library. Flipster users can download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere. Join this session to learn about how to access and use this resource through The Art Institutes Online Library.

Audio Resources in the Online Library

When: Monday 2/26/2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm ET

About: The Art Institutes Online Library has a great collection of audio resources that are available for a variety of educational projects. This webinar will discuss these databases, as well as discuss how to search the public Internet to find audio files that are usable legally without additional permission.

Student Services Hosted Events: 

Classroom and Resource Information Session

When: Two sessions this month!

• Wednesday 2/7/2018, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET
• Wednesday 2/28/2018, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET
About: Great event for new students! The Online Student Support Specialists invite you to take part in this 60 minute live preparation session right from your computer. During this time, learn the features and functionality of the online classroom, where to go for help, what to do when you have a question, where to find available resources, and much more.

Graduation Information Session

When: Wednesday 2/7/2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm ET

About: You are invited to join our Online Student Services team for an informational webinar discussing everything you need to know about Graduation! This webinar will provide information on the following topics: your diploma, transcripts, portfolio shows, commencement, career services, and the alumni website.

Internship Information Session

When: Wednesday 2/28/2018, 7:00pm-8:00pm ET

About: Join Online Student Services for an information session all about internships! In this presentation, we will discuss the purpose of an internship and its value in your academic and professional career; how to plan and prepare for an internship; how to find an internship; how to meet the requirements to participate in a for-credit internship; and a checklist of documentation that is required before you begin!

Student Organization Events:

IGDA Weekly Meetings

When: Every Wednesday night! 9:00pm-10:00pm ET 

About: IGDA’s national goal is to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of game developing, game play and game distribution. In addition, IGDA offers members the opportunity to network and build contacts with each other and professionals in the industry and give hands-on experience.

How to Gain Professional Experience By Volunteering

When: Tuesday 2/13/2018, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET

About: Every student has access to the Online Volunteers club through their Brightspace classroom. In this webinar, I will introduce you to our club, and also tell you about: Benefits of Volunteering for your Studies, Career, and Personal Wellness, How to Find a Volunteer Position and more!

Software Events: 

Photoshop: Image Pop Outs and the Snapshot Focus Effect

When: Monday 2/5/2018, 12:00pm-12:30pm ET

About: Add some creativity to your images using Photoshop! During this webinar, we will showcase one or two tutorials that you can utilize in Photoshop. The first tutorial will showcase how to make part of the image pop out from the photo. We will use a wedding photo that will showcase the couple looking like they are walking outside of the photo. The second tutorial is similar to the pop out, but will showcase how to create a snapshot focus effect on an image.

Photoshop: Let’s Create a Filmstrip!

When: Monday 2/19/2018, 12:00pm-12:30pm ET

About: During this webinar, we will demonstrate how to create a filmstrip template- an image that looks like a filmstrip, and then you can add any image within it!

A Beginner’s Guide to Illustrator

When: Tuesday 2/27/2018, 6:00pm- 7:00pm ET

About: This presentation will cover the fundamental tools and a workflow for the effective use of Adobe Illustrator!

Other Instructor Hosted Events: 

English Live! Monthly Session on Writing, Grammar, and More!

When: Wednesday 2/28/2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET

About: Are you in an English course and not sure how to compose your thoughts into a paper? Are you struggling with transitioning from paragraph to paragraph? Could you use some help with grammar and sentence structure? Need to research a topic but are not sure where to start? Come to this monthly virtual session discussing everything writing and grammar related- bring your questions!

Art History Live! Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman Part 1

When: Monday 2/5/2018, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET

About: A lecture and guided discussion based on select artworks from the current exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY.

Art History Live! The Virgin of Guadalupe

When: Monday 2/12/2018, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET

About: This lecture will cover the origin, meaning, and symbolism of the Virgin of Guadalupe image from the miraculous depiction on Juan Diego's tunic to modern reinterpretations of the traditional Catholic icon.

Art History Live! Man of Fire: The Murals of the Hospicio Cabañas by Jose Clemente Orozco

When: Monday 2/19/2018, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET

About: The mural series at the Hospicio Cabañas Cultural Institute in Guadalajara, Mexico is one of the finest and most extensive murals in North America. It tells an epic story of the clash of two cultures and attempts to reconcile them in a mestizo identity born of conflict, violence and trauma. We will explore the images that visually narrate the unfolding of modern Mexican identity in the Post-Colonial period.

Art History Live! Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman Part 2

When: Monday 2/26/2018, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET

About: A lecture and guided discussion based on select artworks from the current exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY.

Mad Professor’s Drawing Club

When: Several sessions this month!

• Wednesdays this month! 7:00pm-8:00pm ET 
• Fridays this month! 2:00pm-3:00pm ET 
• Sundays this month! 3:00pm-4:00pm ET

About: Hosted by Professor Nina Stanley, these interactive drawing sessions will focus on techniques used in gesture drawing of humans and animals in various media formats. The sessions will feature live gesture drawing of figures and animals, anatomical study, media demonstrations, and will offer general artistic fun and comradery. These sessions are open to everyone!

ART1000 Live!

When: Wednesday nights! 7:00pm-8:00pm ET

About: The full-time faculty staff of the General Education Art Department will be hosting these one hour, weekly sessions to help you enrich your grasp of the material and gain useful assignment guidance. Individual questions will be answered so come ready to talk or just sit back and listen in. Extra credit will be offered! Students may earn 10 points per week for a total of 30 extra credit points in ART1000 for attending.

MTH1010 Live!

When: Monday nights! 7:30pm-8:30pm ET 

About: You are invited to a 60-minute weekly informal study session with a full-time math faculty member every Monday evening. These weekly sessions are designed to answer any questions you may have, help you enrich your grasp of the material and gain useful assignment guidance. Attending each session is worth 10 bonus points for a maximum of 30 points toward the total points earned for the MTH1010 course. Please come prepared with specific questions to help you best. Certainly all questions are welcome but general questions are difficult to answer in a short period of time.

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By: Jen Greenwood

February 2, 2018