Classes

PLEASE NOTE: Member discounts cannot be applied online. Discounted classes can be purchased in person or over the phone.

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Classes / Screenprint Classes

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. This class is also the prerequisite for using the studio during Open Session.

SCREENPRINT: 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.

Classes / Audio Classes

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.

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.

Small PA Workshop

This workshop is designed to acquaint students with a small PA system. Small PAs are generally used for band practices, acoustic sets, DJ sets, poetry readings, or even full blown rock shows with monitors (such as house shows or the shows Vera holds in its gallery!). Topics will include: speaker set up and placement, signal flow, setting up turntables, using EQ’s to ‘ring out’ a room, and mixing a small show.

Ableton Workshop presented by foundry10

This is a holistic audio production course that will cover all the basics. Sample, design and craft rhythms, grooves and collages of found sounds and recordings with the most ultimate sampling machine on the planet. Perform your track for an audience of friends at our wrap party.

Mixing for Monitors

Creating a good monitor mix is one of the most important skills for a live sound engineer to master. This advanced class will teach you the basic techniques in a low pressure environment. Subjects will include an introduction to Vera’s stage monitors, the basic ‘ringing out’ of monitors, EQing, and setting levels. The use of these techniques will allow you to create a clear monitor mix that will help performers be at their best.

Classes / More Classes

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.

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.

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.