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A61419 Photography: Composition and Design, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Groton
Skill Level: ALL

Develop your photographer's eye in this class where everything in the photograph is viewed as an active element of design. Learn how to place the objects or subjects you care about in the frame to create robust, intentional photographs. This class will include hands-on exercises, in-class discussions, the study of our work and the work of other artists, as well as a lot of picture taking. To get the most from this class, know your camera's settings and be familiar with aperture/depth of field and shutter speed prior to class. Bring your camera, camera cords, a flash drive and your camera's manual.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/16/2019 and ending 10/21/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 238.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 214.00 ea.

A67519 Lightroom Fundamentals II, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Alan Shefland
Skill Level: AB, I

This course is the next step to understanding Adobe Lightroom in a more professional way. You will further explore the capabilities of Lightroom and think more in-depth about the changes you make and why you make them. Each student will need to bring a laptop computer running the current operating system with the current Adobe Lightroom Classic program installed and a jump drive with images to work on. Prerequisite Lightroom Fundamentals I or a basic understanding of how Lightroom operates.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/9/2019 and ending 10/21/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 278.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

A61519 Intermediate Digital Photography, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Carl Beihl
Skill Level: I, AD

This class provides greater focus on individual work as you continue to gain competency with your digital camera. Shooting assignments will be given each week, and your digital photos will be reviewed in class. Bring a digital camera (with charged or fresh batteries), memory card and your camera's manual. You will need a home computer that allows you to download images from your camera and save them to a jump drive (USB memory stick) for class viewing.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/3/2019 and ending 10/22/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 286.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 318.00 ea.

A67419 Lightroom Fundamentals, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Alan Shefland
Skill Level: B, AB

Learn the basics of Adobe Lightroom, a valuable tool for organizing, editing and sharing your photography. Start by learning how to set up Lightroom, including importing and exporting images. Then explore the seven modules with an emphasis on the Develop module. By the end of the session, you will have the skills to explore the vast potential of Lightroom and make your images come alive. Each student will need to bring a laptop computer running the current operating system along with the current Adobe Lightroom Classic program installed.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/2/2019 and ending 10/22/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 318.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 286.00 ea.

A61019 Making Photographs, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carl Beihl
Skill Level: I, AD

This class will help serious amateur and professional photographers find more passion in their work by exploring the narrative, aesthetic and emotional aspects of image making, with an emphasis on simplicity and the use of natural light. Through practical demonstrations, field trips, individual portfolio reviews and studying the work of other photographers, we will refine our views on producing work and balancing the various aspects of a busy life.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/4/2019 and ending 10/23/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 286.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 318.00 ea.

A66419 Advanced Beginner Digital Photography, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alan Shefland
Skill Level: AB

If you've taken Beginning Digital Photography and you're ready to take your craft to the next level but don't feel quite ready for the Intermediate Digital Photography class, this is where you belong. This is where it starts to get serious - and fun! You'll become more technically competent while honing your artistic skills. Students who have acquired beginning level digital photography skills elsewhere are welcome, but need instructor approval. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/5/2019 and ending 10/24/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 318.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 286.00 ea.

A61119 Abstract Digital Photography Techniques [NEW!], Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Jacqueline Byers
Skill Level: ALL

Abstract photography creates mood and/or feeling without portraying recognizable objects or scenes. In this class, you will learn how to take photography beyond realism and into abstract art through a number of techniques, including camera motion, isolation of details, shallow depth of field and multiple exposures. Techniques will be practiced in the classroom and in the field and compositions will be reviewed weekly in class. No prior experience is necessary, but a basic understanding of how to use your camera in both aperture and shutter speed priority modes is necessary to use the techniques effectively. Bring a digital camera with zoom capabilities and 5-10 current examples of your work on a flash drive to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/4/2019 and ending 10/24/2019 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 286.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 318.00 ea.

A66219 Beginning Digital Photography [Core Class], Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Alan Shefland
Skill Level: B, AB

If you're a beginning photographer and a bit mystified by your digital camera, this class is for you. You'll start by learning camera basics like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. You'll move on to learning how to make pictures and to develop your compositional skills. We'll also discuss lenses and other equipment and how to care for your gear. By the end of the course you'll be more excited than ever about photography and you'll own a collection of images that demonstrate your technical and creative growth. Please bring your camera (fully charged) and its manual. The class workbook, "Understanding Photography Field Guide" by Brian Peterson, is optional but strongly recommended.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/5/2019 and ending 10/24/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 318.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 286.00 ea.

A67719 Street Photography [NEW!], Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats
Skill Level: I, AD

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Weegee, Helen Levitt, Garry Winogrand, Elliot Erwitt, Vivian Maier and...you? If you've thought about trying street photography but are daunted at the prospect of pointing your camera at strangers or if you've dabbled in it and want to take your work to the next level, this 3-week class is for you. The first class will examine the history of street photography and look at the work of famous practitioners. You'll learn tips and techniques used for getting that perfect shot. The second class will be a field trip pre-scouted for street photography prospects. In the final class we will review work and give friendly feedback. Prerequisite: Intermediate Photography or equivalent knowledge.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 9/6/2019 and ending 9/20/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 119.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 107.00 ea.

B61419 Photography: Composition and Design, Mon 9:30am-12:30pm
Develop your photographer's eye in this class where everything in the photograph is viewed as an active element of design. Learn how to place the objects or subjects you care about in the frame to create robust, intentional photographs. This class will include hands-on exercises, in-class discussions, the study of our work and the work of other artists, as well as a lot of picture taking. To get the most from this class, know your camera's settings and be familiar with aperture/depth of field and shutter speed prior to class. Bring your camera, camera cords, a flash drive and your camera's manual.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/28/2019 and ending 12/16/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 238.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 214.00 ea.

B61519 Intermediate Digital Photography
This class provides greater focus on individual work as you continue to gain competency with your digital camera. Shooting assignments will be given each week, and your digital photos will be reviewed in class. Bring a digital camera (with charged or fresh batteries), memory card and your camera's manual. You will need a home computer that allows you to download images from your camera and save them to a jump drive (USB memory stick) for class viewing.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/29/2019 and ending 12/17/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 286.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 318.00 ea.

B61019 Making Photographs
This class will help serious amateur and professional photographers find more passion in their work by exploring the narrative, aesthetic and emotional aspects of image making, with an emphasis on simplicity and the use of natural light. Through practical demonstrations, field trips, individual portfolio reviews and studying the work of other photographers, we will refine our views on producing work and balancing the various aspects of a busy life.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 10/30/2019 and ending 12/18/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 286.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 318.00 ea.

B61119 Abstract Digital Photography Techniques [NEW!] Thur 1-4pm
Abstract photography creates mood and/or feeling without portraying recognizable objects or scenes. In this class, you will learn how to take photography beyond realism and into abstract art through a number of techniques, including camera motion, isolation of details, shallow depth of field and multiple exposures. Techniques will be practiced in the classroom and in the field and compositions will be reviewed weekly in class. No prior experience is necessary, but a basic understanding of how to use your camera in both aperture and shutter speed priority modes is necessary to use the techniques effectively. Bring a digital camera with zoom capabilities and 5-10 current examples of your work on a flash drive to the first class.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/30/2019 and ending 12/12/2019 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 238.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 214.00 ea.

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2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

 

952.473.7361, x. 160

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday          closed


The building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

 

* Phone lines will be open Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

   
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