Visualization courtesy of gaffta.orgOne of my favorite digital arts center, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), has recently launched a program to offer designers and artists certification in Creative Technology Studies.

While not accredited, the certification crosses a broad range of creative coding and technical disciplines designed to expand your horizons. Gray Area offers four types of certifications: Sound Emphasis, Visual Emphasis, Physical Interaction and Web Emphasis.

Having taken the Processing class last summer at GAFFTA, I can attest to the high quality of the teachers and the curriculum. Since then, they have expanded to offering 17 classes in areas from Processing, Arduino and Soft Circuity to Javascript, HTML 5 and Data Visualization.

I am so excited to learn their expanding their curriculum, as it’s one of the few places in San Francisco to offer such unique classes at very affordable rates. If you’re interested in learning more, visit GAFFTA online.

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GAFFTA Offers Creative Technology Certification for Artists 5 April,2011Laura Khalil


Laura Khalil

Laura is a marketer by day and nerd by night. She's the Chief Nerd Herder for Dorkbyte, a blog devoted to art, technology and science. She's been named one of the most engaging women to speak about technology and has been featured on The Setup. A member of Noisebridge, she is working on two robotics challenges, leading a puzzle team that competes in a variety of puzzle challenges throughout the US and monkeys around on ham amateur radio. She loves astronomy, Making and hardware hacking. She was most recently involved in teaching hardware circuitry at Maker Faire.Laura has executed marketing strategies and campaigns for tech startups in the Bay Area. Her work with social media has been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame.

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