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Technology Education Lessons
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Gerard Damiano Jr.

PRIVATE LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONS (personal or virtual) I offer instruction for beginning and experienced users looking to improve their understanding of the Apple Macintosh computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch and how they all work together. I offer solutions for protecting your data and your privacy.


Personal Lessons I will travel to you and work together with you on your own devices. I can help you to connect to your network and assist you with accessories such as printers, scanners, and external drives.

Virtual Lessons I can provide live, one-on-one instruction, from my computer to yours. You can take a Virtual Lesson from anywhere, at a time that is convenient for you. All you need is an internet connection.

For users of Apple computers and devices, we can connect via FaceTime, iMessage or iChat. Otherwise, we can use Skype or the free TeamViewer App from any computer. If you have never video conferenced before, that will be covered in your first lesson.

For more information, or to schedule a lesson, email: or call 718.614.4109
Discounted rates for groups.
Gift Certificates Available.

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ACCESSORIES

You may purchase accessories for use with iPhone, iPad, Macintosh Computers and other devices by using this link. These are products that I demonstrate in class, and personally recommend.

Schedule of Classes and Events

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Event Calendar Click on a date to add an individual class to your calendar for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Outlook or Google Calendar. Add the class schedule to your calendar    View or Download The 2016-17 Course Catalog

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March 2017

  View Printable Schedule 03.17
* Costs are for Members / Non-Members
Date Class (click title for details) Day Time Location * Cost
03.01.17 iCreate Lesson 1: Acquiring Images Wed 9AM – 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Take better pictures with your mobile devices!
Learn professional photography techniques and get the most out of both the iSight, and FaceTime cameras. Shoot Square Format Images or Sweeping Panoramas. Capture action with Burst Mode or speed it up with Time Lapse Photography! Basic Composition, Flash Photography, and HDR, will also be covered. Take Screenshots and discover other methods for acquiring images from Emails, Text Message and across the web.
03.01.17 iPhone Lesson 2: Intermediate Wed 1PM – 4PM Center 4 Life $50 / $75
Discover the Amazing Built-in Apps that come with your phone!
The iPhone comes fully equipped with many useful tools such as a Calculator, Notes, Voice Memos, even a customizable Stock Ticker. Learn Typing Techniques that give you the functionality of a full keyboard! Cut, Copy and Paste! Spell Check and look-up words as you go. Get organized with the Contacts and Calendar Apps, then Sync your data instantly with your computer, & all of your Apple devices, with iCloud! Protect your identity and your data with Privacy Settings.
03.02.17 iPhone Lesson 1: Basics Thu 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Unlock the potential of this powerful pocket device!
This class covers Basic Operations, Hardware, and Settings. Learn the Full Functionality of the Phone App, including Visual Voicemail, Conference Calling and FaceTime. Back Up your phone and keep it updated using iCloud. Whether you have an iPhone, or are considering purchasing one, there is something for everyone in this 3 hour “Brain Dump”
03.02.17 iPad Lesson 1: Basics Thu 2PM - 15PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
The World at a flick of your finger!
Navigate the Multi-Touch Screen Interface and learn about the iPad’s Hardware and Settings. Discover Typing Techniques and Tricks that will give you the functionality of a Full Keyboard! Cut, Copy and Paste! Spell Check and Look-Up Words as you go. Maintain Your Battery, and Back Up your data using iCloud.
03.03.17 iRecycle: Electronics Recycling
(Free Workshop)
 
Fri 10AM - 11AM BIG ARTS Free
What impact does our growing addiction to technology have on the environment? How do you dispose of “eWaste” responsibly? Can old electronics that still function be repurposed? How do you protect your data before you discard your devices?

These questions and more will be answered by visual artist and tech enthusiast Gerard Damiano in a free one hour talk. Strategies for reusing and repurposing your outdated computers and mobile devices will be demonstrated. if you decide that your old laptop can’t be salvaged, various methods and resources for recycling the raw materials from these devices will be discussed.
03.03.17 iRecycle: eWaste Collection Fri 11AM - 2PM BIG ARTS Free
The public is invited to bring in their used computers, printers, mobile devices and other electronics. Technicians will be on hand to assist you in securely removing all of your data before donating your equipment.

This Electronics Recycling Drive is open to all unwanted computers (both Mac and PC), printers and accessories, mobile devices and other electronics. Household appliances, such as microwaves and air conditioners, will not be accepted.

Sponsored by gerardist.com and The Southwest Florida Hackerspace.
03.06.17 iPhone Lesson 2: Intermediate Mon 2PM - 5PM Captiva Civ Assn $50 / $63
Discover the Amazing Built-in Apps that come with your phone!
The iPhone comes fully equipped with many useful tools such as a Calculator, Notes, Voice Memos, even a customizable Stock Ticker. Learn Typing Techniques that give you the functionality of a full keyboard! Cut, Copy and Paste! Spell Check and look-up words as you go. Get organized with the Contacts and Calendar Apps, then Sync your data instantly with your computer, & all of your Apple devices, with iCloud! Protect your identity and your data with Privacy Settings.
03.07.17 iPhone Lesson 2: Intermediate Tue 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Discover the Amazing Built-in Apps that come with your phone!
The iPhone comes fully equipped with many useful tools such as a Calculator, Notes, Voice Memos, even a customizable Stock Ticker. Learn Typing Techniques that give you the functionality of a full keyboard! Cut, Copy and Paste! Spell Check and look-up words as you go. Get organized with the Contacts and Calendar Apps, then Sync your data instantly with your computer, & all of your Apple devices, with iCloud! Protect your identity and your data with Privacy Settings.
03.07.17 iPad Lesson 2: Intermediate Tue 2PM - 5PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
The Future of Personal Computing… Today!
Discover the powerful built-in apps that come on your iPad. Get organized with the Contacts and Calendar Apps, then Sync with all of your Apple devices instantly using iCloud! Connect with friends, family and business associates using Text and Multi-Media Messaging or Video Conference with FaceTime.
03.08.17 iCreate Lesson 2: The Digital Darkroom Wed 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Edit and enhance your photos!
Sharpen, Color Correct, Adjust Exposure, and more! Then discover free 3rd party apps to Create Composite Images and add Text. Take your photos to the next level with amazing Templates and Special Effects.

★Apps will be downloaded during class. Please be prepared to use your Apple ID and Password.

03.09.16 iPhone Lesson 3: Email & The Web Thu 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Navigate the Information Super Highway and Check your Email… On The Go!
Surf The Web with Safari. Download information, images and more, then share it all effortlessly. Bookmark your favorite sites, then Sync them with your home computer, and other Apple devices. Set up all of your Email accounts right on your phone. Send, Receive, Reply, Forward messages, and even add Attachments! Learn essential Digital Etiquette.
03.09.17 iPad Lesson 3: Email & The Web Thu 2PM - 5PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Stay connected and harness the power of the Web… On The Go!
Surf the web with Safari. Download information, images and more, then share it all, effortlessly. Bookmark your favorite sites, then sync them with your home computer and other Apple devices. Set up all of your Email accounts right on your iPad, to Send, Receive, Reply, Forward messages, and even add Attachments! Learn essential Digital Etiquette for the 21st Century. Protect your identity and your data Online.
03.10.17 iCreate Lesson 1: Acquiring Images Fri 1PM - 4PM LCAA $185/$235 (Series)
Take better pictures with your mobile devices!
Learn professional photography techniques and get the most out of both the iSight, and FaceTime cameras. Shoot Square Format Images or Sweeping Panoramas. Capture action with Burst Mode or speed it up with Time Lapse Photography! Basic Composition, Flash Photography, and HDR, will also be covered. Take Screenshots and discover other methods for acquiring images from Emails, Text Message and across the web.
03.13.17 iPhone Lesson 3: Email & the Web Mon 2PM - 5PM Captiva Civ Assn $50 / $63
Navigate the Information Super Highway and Check your Email… On The Go!
Surf The Web with Safari. Download information, images and more, then share it all effortlessly. Bookmark your favorite sites, then Sync them with your home computer, and other Apple devices. Set up all of your Email accounts right on your phone. Send, Receive, Reply, Forward messages, and even add Attachments! Learn essential Digital Etiquette. Use the Messages App to send text or multimedia messages free of charge!
03.14.17 iPhone Lesson 4: Media Tue 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Master All of Your Media, and take it with you, wherever you go!
Purchase songs through the iTunes Store, or sync your entire music collection from your computer. Discover a world of Free Content with Podcasts! Watch Videos and TV Shows, Play Music, or Read Books, Newspapers, and Magazines, right on your phone!
03.14.17 iPad Lesson 4: Media Tue 2PM - 5PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Master all of your digital media and take it with you wherever you go!
Why just purchase songs from the iTunes store, when you can Sync your entire music collection from your computer forFree! Download Podcasts and discover a world of Free Content! Read eBooks, Newspapers, and Magazines. Watch Movies, TV Shows, and more!
03.15.17 iCreate Lesson 3: Drawing & Painting Wed 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Create Works of Art directly on your iPhone and iPad. Fingerpaint with Light!
The ArtStudio app is like having Photoshop in your pocket. Understand layers and learn “Dry Brush”, “Wet Brush”, and “Air Brush” techniques to create you own works of art in class. Explore other apps, which enable you to transform your photos into drawings and paintings!

★Download MobileMonet ($1.99) from the App Store prior to class.

03.15.17 Connecting with Facebook Wed 1PM - 4PM Center 4 Life $50 / $75
Facebook can be an excellent way to connect with friends and family, around the block or around the world. Despite it’s popularity, some still find Facebook incomprehensible, and have very real concerns about privacy and security. This class demystifies Facebook with a simple, no-nonsense approach. Learn Privacy Settings to Protect Your Page, by controlling who has access to your content.

★Sign up for your free Facebook account prior to class and be prepared to login from your portable computer or device.

03.16.17 iPhone Lesson 5: Advanced Thu 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Go Further with your iPhone!
Keep up with the latest advances in iPhone Technology. Explore your surroundings using the Compass App and GPS function of your phone. Plan trips using The Maps App and get a weather report before you arrive, with the Weather App. Find Your iPhone if it is lost or stolen! Plus useful Accessories and Power User Tips & Tricks!
03.16.17 iPad Lesson 5: Advanced Thu 2PM - 5PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
SGo Further with your iPad!
Keep up with the latest advances in Mobile Technology! Explore your surroundings with The iPad’s amazing GPS function. Plan trips using the Maps App, and get a weather report before you arrive, from the Weather App. Take a “selfie” with Photo Booth and add creative effects. Shoot and Edit HD Video. Find Your iPad if it is lost or stolen! Plus Essential Accessories, Tips & Tricks!
03.17.17 iCreate Lesson 2: The Digital Darkroom Fri 1PM - 4PM LCAA $185/$235 (Series)
Edit and enhance your photos!
Sharpen, Color Correct, Adjust Exposure, and more! Then discover free 3rd party apps to Create Composite Images and add Text. Take your photos to the next level with amazing Templates and Special Effects.

★Apps will be downloaded during class. Please be prepared to use your Apple ID and Password.

03.20.17 iPhone Lesson 4: Media Mon 2PM - 5PM Captiva Civ Assn $50 / $63
Master All of Your Media, and take it with you, wherever you go!
Purchase songs through the iTunes Store, or sync your entire music collection from your computer. Discover a world of Free Content with Podcasts! Watch Videos and TV Shows, Play Music, or Read Books, Newspapers, and Magazines, right on your phone!
03.21.17 iPad Lesson 1: Basics Tue 9AM - 12PM Captiva Civ Assn $50 / $63
The World at a flick of your finger!
Navigate the Multi-Touch Screen Interface and learn about the iPad’s Hardware and Settings. Discover Typing Techniques and Tricks that will give you the functionality of a Full Keyboard! Cut, Copy and Paste! Spell Check and Look-Up Words as you go. Maintain Your Battery, and Back Up your data using iCloud.
03.22.17 iLearn Lesson 2: Travel Wed 1pm - 4PM Center 4 Life $50 / $75
Your smart device can be an invaluable tool while traveling. Tips & tricks for the tourist and seasoned traveller alike!
Locate yourself on a map, estimate travel times, get turn-by-turn directions, and even beat traffic. Use apps to find the cheapest gas, or the nearest public restroom. Translate Languages, Convert Currency. Call a Car, or Book a Flight. Get reviews on Restaurants and Hotels. Beat Long Distance Roaming Charges and stay connected while abroad! This class offers tips, tricks and techniques to benefit the tourist and seasoned traveller alike.
03.22.17 iCreate Lesson 4: Video Wed 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Lights! Camera! Action! Shoot Professional Quality HD Video right on your Mobile Device!
Learn the basics of your built in HD Video camera. Shoot standard and Time-Lapse Video, or capture the action in Slow Motion. Edit clips together, then add Transitions, Music, and Titles with iMovie. Add Templates or “Themes”, and Video Filters, to help you get very professional looking results with little effort.

Now you’re making movies... right on your mobile device!

03.23.17 iPhone Essentials Thu 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Take Control of your iPhone!
The key points of the entire iPhone series are condensed into this one session “Crash Course”, which is designed to get the beginner up and running, with a basic understanding of the iPhone and it's functions.
03.23.17 iPad Essentials Thu 2PM - 5PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Take Control of your iPad!
The key points of the entire iPad series are condensed into this one session “Crash Course”, which is designed to get the beginner up and running, with a basic understanding of the iPad and it's functions.
03.24.17 iCreate Lesson 3: Drawing Fri 1PM - 4PM LCAA $185/$235 (Series)
Use professional tools to draw and sketch with the tip of your finger!
Learn to Draw directly on your mobile devices! Use ArtStudio, “the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store”, to explore basic drawing techniques. Mix colors “virtually”, and learn the tools to create your own works of art. Then share them instantly!

★Download ArtStudio ($4.99) prior to class.

03.25.16 iRecycle Workshop Sat 10AM - 11AM LCAA Free
What impact does our growing addiction to technology have on the environment? How do you dispose of “eWaste” responsibly? Can old electronics that still function be repurposed? How do you protect your data before you discard your devices?

These questions and more will be answered by visual artist and tech enthusiast Gerard Damiano in a free one hour talk. Strategies for reusing and repurposing your outdated computers and mobile devices will be demonstrated. if you decide that your old laptop can’t be salvaged, various methods and resources for recycling the raw materials from these devices will be discussed.
03.25.17 iRecycle: eWaste Collection Sat 9AM - 1PM LCAA Free
The public is invited to bring in their used computers, printers, mobile devices and other electronics. Technicians will be on hand to assist you in securely removing all of your data before donating your equipment.

This Electronics Recycling Drive is open to all unwanted computers (both Mac and PC), printers and accessories, mobile devices and other electronics. Household appliances, such as microwaves and air conditioners, will not be accepted.

Sponsored by gerardist.com and The Southwest Florida Hackerspace.
03.27.17 iPhone Lesson 5: Adavanced Mon 2PM - 5PM Captiva Civ Assn $50 / $63
Go Further with your iPhone!
Keep up with the latest advances in iPhone Technology. Explore your surroundings using the Compass App and GPS function of your phone. Plan trips using The Maps App and get a weather report before you arrive, with the Weather App. Find Your iPhone if it is lost or stolen! Plus useful Accessories and Power User Tips & Tricks!
03.28.17 iPad Lesson 2: Intermediate Tue 9AM - 12PM Captiva Civ Assn $50 / $63
The Future of Personal Computing… Today
Discover the powerful built-in apps that come on your iPad. Get organized with the Contacts and Calendar Apps, then Sync with all of your Apple devices instantly using iCloud! Connect with friends, family and business associates using Text and Multi-Media Messaging or Video Conference with FaceTime.
03.29.17 iCreate Lesson 5: Sharing Your Work Wed 9AM - 12PM BIG ARTS $50 / $63
Share your finished work around the world at the push of a button! Discover the most popular image sharing sites!
Email, Text Message, or Post your images to Facebook, Twitter and more, right from the Photos App. Share entire photo albums with iCloud! Create professional looking Slideshows in seconds. Explore some of the most popular image sharing sites, such as Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, Picasa, Pinterest, and more.
03.29.17 Healing & Harmonizing Apps Wed 1PM - 4PM Center 4 Life $50 / $75
Apps & Techniques on iPhone and iPad for a Heathy and Conscious Lifestyle
There is a wealth of information, from yoga postures,to knowing what's in your food, available instantly, at the touch of virtual button! Soothing Sounds, Lunar Cycles, Star Charts and more. Shop consciously and select products that reflect your values. Harmonize with your devices and learn tools that help to promote a healthy lifestyle..
03.31.17 iCreate Lessson 4: Painting Fri 1PM - 4PM LCAA $185/$235 (Series)
Create Works of Art directly on your iPhone and iPad. Fingerpaint with Light!
The ArtStudio app is like having Photoshop in your pocket. Understand layers and learn “Dry Brush”, “Wet Brush”, and “Air Brush” techniques to create you own works of art in class. Explore other apps, which enable you to transform your photos into drawings and paintings!

★Download MobileMonet ($1.99) from the App Store prior to class

April 2017

  Printable Schedule 04.17
* Costs are for Members / Non-Members
Date Class (click title for details) Day Time Location * Cost
04.07.17 iCreate Lesson 5: Video Fri 1PM - 4PM LCAA $185 / $235
Lights! Camera! Action! Shoot Professional Quality HD Video right on your Mobile Device!
Learn the basics of your built in HD Video camera. Shoot standard and Time-Lapse Video, or capture the action in Slow Motion. Edit clips together, then add Transitions, Music, and Titles with iMovie. Add Templates or “Themes”, and Video Filters, to help you get very professional looking results with little effort.

Now you’re making movies... right on your mobile device!

04.14.17 iCreate Lesson 6: Sharing Your Work Fri 1PM - 5PM LCAA $185/$235 (Series)
your finished work around the world at the push of a button! Discover the most popular image sharing sites!
Email, Text Message, or Post your images to Facebook, Twitter and more, right from the Photos App. Share entire photo albums with iCloud! Create professional looking Slideshows in seconds. Explore some of the most popular image sharing sites, such as Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, Picasa, Pinterest, and more.
BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33987   239.395.0900
The Captiva Civic Association is located at 11550 Chapin Lane Captiva, FL 33924   239.472.2111
The The Center 4 Life is located at 2401 Library Way Sanibel, FL 33957   239.472.5743
The Lee County Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919   239.939.2787
SWACKS meets at Zion Lutheran Church 7401 Winkler Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33919