Free digital open days at Derby’s Quad centre

QUAD in Derby will be holding two free Digital Open Days in August. QUAD will be opening up its Digital Studio, offering a chance to drop in for a coffee and chat with QUAD’s Digital staff and to try out QUAD’s new 27” iMac computers.

The Open Days are an opportunity to find out more about the training courses on offer and give input into the future programme or to ask QUAD staff for advice on training or project ideas. There will also be a free games area will be set up for children and exclusive discounts available for future QUAD courses. Digital Studio Open Days will take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August, and people can drop in from 1pm until 5pm on each day.

QUAD’s new programme of Digital and creative courses for the Autumn are now available to book, with courses for beginners and improvers in Graphics, Photography Film Video, and Moving Image, Web And New Media.

Graphics courses include: Adobe InDesign Basics, Workshop Your Graphics, Adobe Photoshop Basics, Adobe Illustrator Basics.

Photography courses include: Adobe Lightroom, Get To Know Your Camera In A Day, Digital Photography, Digital Landscape Photography and Studio Lighting On A Budget.

Film Video and Moving Image courses include: Video Camera Basics, Screenwriting Basics, Short Film Direction, Video Editing with Final Cut Pro. Web And New Media courses include: Social Networking, Introduction to Mac and OS X and Web Design Basics.

Starting in September, QUAD will also be running a new programme of Traditional Arts and Crafts courses for adults, including Contemporary Jewellery, An Introduction to Drawing and Textiles.

In the meantime, for those interested in learning about the popular ‘Adobe Photoshop’ software, QUAD will be running a one-day class ‘Adobe Photoshop: Basics in a Day’. This intensive class will cover the basics of using the tools within this multifunctional software to create digital designs, manipulate photographs and much more. ‘Adobe Photoshop: Basics in a Day’, takes place on Saturday 20th August from 10am until 5pm and the price is £70, £50 concessions.

All details on the full range of courses at QUAD can be found on the website: Courses can be booked through the website or by calling QUAD’s Box office on: 01332 290606, or see: