Rochester Artech 2009 Offers Free Digital Arts Workshops at RIT

Interactive classes taught by RIT faculty are open to the public

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Change was the political theme during the elections, so it follows that Change is this year’s theme for the Rochester Artech 2009 Digital Art Exhibition—which promotes the expressions of art through digital media. Winning submissions from high school and college students, and amateur and professional artists from the Greater Rochester area will be showcased in a downtown festival of art and music at Rochester ArtAwake beginning March 27.

Prior to the event, Rochester Artech is offering a series of free interactive workshops taught by Rochester Institute of Technology faculty in topics such as Photoshop, digital photography, Flash, digital printmaking, and more.

Class size is limited; registration is necessary, and a complete listing is available online. The first classes include: Digital Printmaking from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 in room 4501at RIT’s James E. Booth Building; Maya (3-D graphics) from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 6 in Room 1212 at RIT’s Frank E. Gannett Building: Digital 3D Installations from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 13 in room 1226 at RIT’s Frank E. Gannett Building; and Photoshop: The Impossible Image from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 10 in room 1226 at RIT’s Frank E. Gannett Building.

Submissions for Rochester Artech 2009 will be accepted Jan. 5 through Feb. 23, juried by a panel of art faculty and professional artists, and the winning pieces will be displayed at Rochester ArtAwake. All entered pieces must include some digital element; categories include graphic design, photography, digital illustration, collages, printmaking, animation, digital video and 3D-installations.

For more information including workshop registration and the submission form, visit