Creative Discovery Workshops

Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Graduate Students, Instructors

In support of the campus-wide Discovery Experiences initiative, we're launching this series of workshops to help instructors develop rich, inquiry-based creative and artistic projects for their courses. The series is co-hosted by Arts+Design, the Center for Teaching and Learning, American Cultures Center, Digital Learning Services, the Library, and the Academic Innovation Studio.

Taught by staff and faculty experts from across campus, these workshops, open to all instructors, will address a wide variety of pedagogical and practical topics to help you get started and go further. Proposed topics include: 

  • Teaching Design Thinking
  • Basics of Information Design
  • Scientific Illustration
  • Critique as a Way of Learning
  • Campus as Canvas
  • Digital Life and Representation
  • Storytelling
  • Video Production and Field Recording Techniques
  • Digital Tools for Collaboration
  • Creating Successful Teams
  • Universal Design for Multi-modal Projects
  • Remixing and Sourcing Media
  • Fair Use and Copyright
  • Assessing Creative Projects
  • Digital Pedagogy

Past events

November 14, 2018, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Designing a good infographic is an art. But with a few basic tools and some background knowledge, anyone can create a visual that clearly communicates a message. In this hands-on workshop, led by Digital Learning Services Senior Visual Designer Robert Hold, you'll learn the elements of good...
November 7, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Why do some color combinations seem to work better than others? What do certain colors communicate, and which color choices are accessible for multiple audiences? What's the difference between RGB, CYMK, and Spot colors--why do you need to know? Learn all this and more in this hands-on workshop led...
October 5, 2018, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Learn how to get started with Adobe mobile and desktop apps that are easy to use and provide a low-barrier introduction for students to digital design and production. Led by Adobe staff.