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Shetland Arts, in conjunction with Adult Learning and Shetland College, are offering professionally led evening classes in a range of music technology, creative writing, graphic design and textile subjects over the autumn and winter months. All courses are taught by experienced creative industry practitioners.

Adult Learning offer a range of other evening classes, details of which can be found on their website www.learnshetland.com where you can also enrol online.

Music Technology

Pro Tools 101 - An Introduction to Pro Tools.

Introduction to the industry standard digital audio production software package. The course includes Pro Tools functionality; digital audio theory, recording, editing and mixing; MIDI sequencing and software synthesizers. Included in the course is the official 'Pro Tools 101' book and instructional DVD. Students are eligible to undertake the Pro Tools 101 exam to gain an industry certified qualification. Tutors: Fraser Mouat, Thomas Cockayne and Bryan Peterson.

12 week course from 14 September (Tuesdays, Lerwick)

Cubase for Beginners

Learn to use Cubase software to record and edit digital audio and midi, apply effects, mix down tracks and produce your own CDs. Tutor: Fraser Mouat.

4 week course from 15 February 2011 (Tuesdays, Lerwick)

Digital DJ'ing - An Introduction

The course covers software and hardware setup, loading music from an iPod or USB drive, beatmatchining, EQ use and set construction. Tutor: Fraser Mouat.

4 weeks from 11 January 2011 (Tuesdays, Lerwick)

Graphic Design

Graphic Design for Digital and Print

The course covers an introduction to graphic design skills for digital and print formats, featuring practical exercises using pencil/paper and graphics software. Tutor: Jono Sandilands.

6 weeks from 20 September (Mondays, Lerwick)

Creative Writing

Creative Writing - Beginners

The hands on leaner centred course covers creative writing techniques and how to employ them, such as looking at different ways to start writing and to access and develop ideas.  Tutor: Jen Hadfield

10 weeks from 13 September (Mondays, Lerwick)

Creative Writing - Advanced

The course covers poems and short stories, developing and improving creative writing, increasing confidence and skills and preparing for publication. Tutor: Donald Murray.

10 weeks from 13 September (Mondays, Lerwick)

Crafts

Creative Needle Felting

The course covers needle felting onto silk and other fabrics.  Needle felting is a creative process, which can be used to embellish a garment, scarf etc. Tutor: Mary Thomson.

5 weeks from 21 September (Tuesdays, Brae)

The Process of Design

The course covers the whole design process, from sketchbook to final product. Tutor: Emma Blain

10 weeks from 14 September (Tuesdays, Scalloway)

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