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OSA 081-W24 | SALT: Building an Audio Sketchbook: Unlocking Your Creative Audio Practice, ONLINE

OSA 081-W24 | SALT: Building an Audio Sketchbook: Unlocking Your Creative Audio Practice, ONLINE

4/3-4/24 6-8 pm (4 sessions)

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description



Ready to begin or deepen your artistic audio practice? 

This four-week course will play with the concept and practice of “The Audio Sketchbook”. Using your DAW (course will be taught in Reaper), you will build a personalized session to act like the pages of a drawing sketchbook. We will explore the creative and practical components of treating audio as an art form, find joy and play in creation, and learn tools deepen your sound design, music, and storytelling skills. Over the course of the 4 weeks you will build your own version of an audio sketchbook, with templates and examples from the the instructor to work from. You will also use this working sketchbook to “doodle” with audio and play with new forms. The final deliverables will include sharing your own personal sketchbook with the class and completing a 1-5 minute “doodle” made using your sketchbook. This course is for folks both newish to audio or more established folks looking to overcome creative fear and find freedom in creative play. The course is best for folks with some knowledge of basic editing in a DAW and some sound design experience — however, all are welcome if you are ready to be challenged!  The course will be taught in Reaper and using Reaper for the course is highly encouraged. However, if you want to use another DAW you can. 


4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 (4 sessions) 6-8 EST pm Wednesdays

Tuition: $325

CEUs: n/a




Jules Bradley (she/her) is an audio producer, sound artist, and farmer living in Portland, Maine and is a Salt Alum. She is the creator of Inherited, a podcast about the youth climate movement produced by YR Media and Critical Frequency. She has worked for various shows for the Critical Frequency Network, Crooked Media, Dustlight Productions, and for Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. She’s also produced pieces for BBC Short Cuts. Jules started in audio through a process of tinkering, spontaneous mentorship, and DIY production and is excited by sharing this process with new audio folks. She has facilitated audio workshops for Boston Public Library, Brown University, and YR Media. She loves experimental/experiential audio art, finding and making weird sounds, and challenging what it means to tell stories. You can check out Jules’ audio doodles onSoundCloud and her list of resources for getting started in audio on her website!


The only resources needed for this workshop are a method of recording (a phone, portable recording device) and access to a computer that can run a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Jules will be teaching in Reaper (has a free trial), but any DAW will work. 


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