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Nexus 

Professional Development for Self-Taught Artists

2018 SCHEDULE

Photography 101

3 Sessions

February 12.19.26

Mondays 6:30-8PM

INSTRUCTOR - Tomas Leal

Camera operation, vocabulary and shooting techniques will be covered during three introductory photography sessions led by professional photographer Tomas Leal.

These sessions are open to the public but pre-registration is highly encouraged as each session will be capped at 10 participants.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be willing and able to attend all 3 sessions.

Each session will include a a short lecture or demonstration, creative practice and time for questions and answers.


Filmmaking 101

3 Sessions

February 14.21.28

Wednesdays 6:30-8PM

INSTRUCTOR - Touchaingkong Yang

Learn the basic elements of DSLR camera use, sound recording, and vocabulary.  Participants will build and expand their knowledge of the digital film process, and build a foundation for visual expression through moving images.

These sessions are open to the public but pre-registration is highly encouraged as each session will be capped at 10 participants.  

Each session will include a short lecture or demonstration, creative practice and time for questions and answers.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be willing and able to attend all sessions.


Portfolio Photography

6 Sessions

March 5 - April 9, 2018

Mondays 6:30-8PM

INSTRUCTOR - Xavier Tavera

Participants have the opportunity to learn how to organize their photo catalogs, identify quality images within the body of their work, and enhance images using photo programs like Adobe Light Room and Photo Shop.  Participants will also be guided through a critical writing and presentation process around their artwork.

Mentorships are designed to provide intensive critique and guidance to practicing photographers seeking to advance their aesthetic storytelling ability.  Mentorships are rigorous and require a commitment to attending all 6 sessions.

General activities focus on participant presentation, critique and practice in writing and production planning.  In order to participate in mentorship sessions you must first meet with NEXUS staff and develop a set of concrete learning goals that you will work on during mentorship.   

These sessions are open to the public but pre-registration is required as each session will be capped at 8 participants.  


This is the place to be to develop your skills as a practicing spoken word artist, singer, sound engineer or beat maker.  Come together and learn from some amazing musicians.  Share, collaborate, and create.  

Mentorships are designed to provide intensive critique and guidance to NEXUS participants seeking to advance their aesthetic storytelling ability.

Mentorships are rigorous and require a commitment to attending 6 sessions.  General activities focus on participant presentation, critique and practice in writing and production planning.  

In order to participate in mentorship sessions you must first meet with NEXUS staff and develop a set of concrete learning goals that you will work on during mentorship.   

These sessions are open to the public but pre-registration is required as each session will be capped at 8 participants.  

MUSIC COLLABORATIONS

6 Sessions

March 6 - April 10, 2018

Tuesdays  6:30-8PM

INSTRUCTORS

Vong Lee

Cassie McDuffie


portfolio Film

6 Sessions

March 7 - April 11, 2018

Wednesdays 6:30-8PM

INSTRUCTOR - Kang Vang

Hone your skills in the art of narrative film creation, screenwriting and production planning from leading Minnesota filmmaker Kang Vang.  This mentorship series is dedicated pushing career minded artists from story concept into a tangible action plan.

Mentorships are designed to provide intensive critique and guidance to NEXUS participants seeking to advance their aesthetic storytelling ability.

Mentorships are rigorous and require a commitment to attending 6 sessions. General activities focus on participant presentation, critique and practice in writing and production planning.

In order to participate in mentorship sessions you must first meet with NEXUS staff and develop a set of concrete learning goals that you will work on during the mentorship.   

These sessions are open to the public but pre-registration is required.  Each session will be capped at 8 participants.  


more sessions will follow this initial set of offerings, so please check back soon!


Nexus is made possible due to the generous support of the McKnight Foundation.