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PHOTOGRAPHY

*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

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F61018 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/20/2018 and ending 7/18/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

F66218 Beginning Digital Photography, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Alan Shefland
Skill level: B, AB

This class will take beginning photographers through the fundamentals of digital camera use and basic composition concepts. Learn basic operating procedures including manual settings, picture resolution, focus and zoom options. You will also learn how to email, print, file and edit your digital images. Please bring a digital SLR or a high-quality point-and-shoot with manual control over aperture and shutter speed and the camera's manual to class. By the end of the class, you'll be more excited than ever about photography and have a collection of images that illustrate your technical and creative growth.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/21/2018 and ending 8/16/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

G61518 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 7/24/2018 and ending 8/21/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 176.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 195.00 ea.

G67518 Lightroom Fundamentals II, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Alan Shefland
Skill Level: AB, I

This course is the next step to understanding 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 for that computer along with Adobe Lightroom CC15 or LR6 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 Tuesday starting 7/31/2018 and ending 8/21/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

G61018 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 7/25/2018 and ending 8/22/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 176.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 195.00 ea.

G61118 Abstract Digital Photography, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Carl Beihl
Skill level: ALL

Abstract photography creates mood and/or feeling without portraying recognizable objects or scenes. In this class you will experiment with ways to carry photography beyond realism by playing with scale, removing contextual information and photographing through water or other clear materials. You will explore shadow, blurring techniques and exposure times in order to find your own personal expression and design aesthetic. Color, contrast and composition will be examined through weekly assignments and in-class reviews. Bring a digital camera and examples of your work to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/25/2018 and ending 8/22/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 176.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 195.00 ea.

G66418 Advanced Beginner Digital Photography, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alan Shefland
Skill Level: AB

This class is designed for the photographer who has taken Beginning Digital Photography or acquired beginning level skills elsewhere, and is ready to move ahead but is not quite ready for the Intermediate Digital Photography class. If you have not taken Beginning Digital Photography at the Art Center, instructor approval is required before registering. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 8/2/2018 and ending 8/23/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 156.00 ea.

F677W18 Photo Field Trip: Excelsior Crazy Days [NEW!], Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats
Skill level: AB, I

Capture exotic Excelsior and its denizens on this street photography field trip. We'll meet at the Art Center to view examples of street photography for inspiration, then head to Excelsior Crazy Days to polish your own street skills with "guidance as you go" on making pictures that tell stories. The second session will convene at MCFTA where we'll share and discuss the day's work. Bring your camera with fully-charged batteries and be familiar with your camera's settings.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 18 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/21/2018 and ending 7/28/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 82.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 91.00 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


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. 

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