Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Press release
Evanston, IL "01/08/2008"

Avatrait Gallery is very pleased to announce the start of
a new series of in-world Art classes, beginning this
month with celebrated Second Life designer, artist and
photographer Ryker Beck who will be leading "S.L. Art 101:
An Introduction" on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 6pm SLT.

Ms. Beck, a Second Life resident with a special interest
in in-world fashion,photography, and art, has been blogging
her experiences at,where she has also
relocated her popular graphic and scripting tutorial series.
She is a writer for ASpiRE! Magazine, and has recently
launched her own in-world jewelry design business, Beck's
Fine Jewelry.

This will be the official launch of Avatrait's in-world
classes. Ryker Beck will be teaching the modules of how
to create art in Second Life, but there will also be
classes on Art History, Art Appreciation, and other topics
of art and in-world photography interest, on Wednesday
evenings (with machinima re-plays on Thursday afternoons)
every month as part of the new Avatrait activity calendar.

The Avatrait Gallery
features Second Life's most outstanding artists, one of
whose works are featured every month, with exclusive
collectible one-of-a-kind framed images available in-world,
and high quality framed prints available through the
Avatrait web site ( for real-world


Winter said...

Great news Looker :)
Too bad that 6 pm SLT will be 2AM here and on a working day.
Do you know if those tutorials are going to be held also in a more "friendly" hour for us poor Europeans?

Looker Lumet said...

Indeed Winter, that was my remark also, after reading this press release. Give me some time, I will try to find a solution.

Eschatos in-world ... said...

The main reason for the Thursday "repeat" is to have it at a more "European-friendly" time. Eventually Avatrait plans for two "live" tracks, but initially it is going to be the U.S. evening time, plus a recorded replay the next day (the details of exactly how that's going to work are still being explored).

Winter said...

Thanks guys :o)

Eschatos, just my 2 cents: why not do it on a friday or saturday evening, maybe 1 or 2 hours earlier (4 or 5 yr time)?

Kissy kiss and keep up the good work :)

Venk said...

My reply to this if I may Eschatos... Winter for this particular instructor those earlier hours during the week just don't work.

We will be looking to diversify the scheduling as we diversify the guest instructors who are able to hold these classes.

Avatrait has always tried to look at everyone's schedule when hosting events.

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you.

Warmest Regards,
Stephen Venkman, Avatrait Gallery Manager

Looker Lumet said...

Thank you Eschatos and Stephen, for keeping us updated. We hope that you will figure something out, so that the European residents will also be able to attend a class.

Winter said...

Thank you for the answer Vent.
Looking forward to learn something from you guys and congrats on the initiative :)