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PLEASE NOTE: All VERA classes are $30 (EXCEPT WHERE NOTED OTHERWISE).
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Intro to Vera’s Screen Print Studio

This comprehensive hands-on beginner class teaches you the basics of silkscreening, troubleshooting, working with fabric printing and basic registration. Get comfortable with the shop layout, equipment, and culture.

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SILKSCREEN: Private Groups

Our classes are so popular that they advertise themselves! You can book a private class for your non-profit, community organization, group of friends, company, band, everyone living in your communal house, or your book club – we are open to anything.

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Basics of Live Sound

Basics of Live Sound (formerly Sound 101) is both an introduction to live audio engineering and an orientation to Vera Project’s methods and equipment. Topics covered include an introduction to microphones and mic placement, signal paths, stands, cables, DI’s, snake, sub-snakes and etiquette for working with bands.

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SOUND: Private Classes

You can book a private class for your friends, your classmates,  your high school jazz band,…whatevs.  You can book time to take any one or all of the classes we offer, or talk to us and our talented teaching staff can tailor one to your specific needs.

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Vera Concert Lighting

Vera Concert Lighting will introduce the basics of stage lighting. The class will focus on learning how to light a band on the Vera stage.  Students will learn about different lighting instruments, how to hang and focus lights, as well as basic lighting console operation. A chance to control the lights to music and program your own chase will be an exciting activity that can’t be missed by anyone. With interactive demonstrations students will have a practical grasp on lighting systems at the conclusion of the class. In addition, participants of the class can expect to gain basic fundamental knowledge of working with a band and their lighting needs. If you’re interested in harnessing the power of Vera’s lighting then this is the class for you.

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Writing About Music

This comprehensive 6-class course focuses on practical musical journalism. Through readings, assignments, discussions, and guest lectures from esteemed professionals, students will explore the history of popular music journalism, learn the craft of writing and begin developing the tools needed for a career writing about music and the arts.

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DJ-ing

A beginner-to-intermediate course where students will learn the basic DJ skills using Traktor software and controllers, be provided with software for home practice, and hone their skills before and during Vera Project main stage shows once they’ve completed the full course.

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Intensive Live Sound Series: The Gear, The Mix, The Sound Check, and The Show

Become a live sound engineer! This four-session intensive class covers all you’ll need to know about the gear, mixing styles, sound check, and the show to get you on your way to running live sound at concerts!

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Screen Print Summer Workshop 1: Non-Digital Techniques

Explore stenciling methods and techniques using drawing fluid, screen filler, rubylith, and more!

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Screen Print Summer Workshop 2: Basics of Color Theory

Print the rainbow! Topics covered include color mixing, ink modifications, over/under printing, color trapping, and more.

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Screen Print Summer Workshop 3: Multicolor Garment Printing

Learn how to print a multicolor shirt! This course covers everything from preparing artwork and screens to registration and printing.

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Audio Summer Workshop 1: Drum Tuning

Get the most out of your drum kit! Beginning with basic drum components—shell, heads, hoops & hardware—students will gain hand-on experience assembling and tuning drums from scratch.

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Audio Summer Workshop 1: Basics of Mulitrack Recording

Get a step-by-step walkthrough of a digital multitrack recording session in Vera’s recording studio! Working with multi-instrumentalist & songwriter Jake Jones, students will be introduced to headphone ‘cue mixes’, basic signal flow and studio etiquette.

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