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PHOTOGRAPHY

 
Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, to inquire about class availability.
 
Classes are listed by date, most current at the top. Scroll down to see future classes. Select a class by checking the small square to its left. Member pricing is valid only with current memberships. Go to MEMBERSHIPS to purchase or renew. Once you've selected your class(es), select NEXT at the bottom of the page to proceed to checkout.

 

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E61417 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 to class.

No class 5/29/17 (Memorial Day)
Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/24/2017 and ending 6/5/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 206.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 229.00 ea.

E61517 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 4/25/2017 and ending 6/13/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

E61017 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 4/26/2017 and ending 6/14/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

E67417 Lightroom Fundamentals, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 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 for that computer along with Adobe Lightroom CC15 or LR6 installed. Students also need to bring a jump drive with exactly 15 images on it (nothing else please) for importing and exporting.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/27/2017 and ending 6/15/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

E66217 Beginning Digital Photography [CORE CLASS], Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats / Alan Shefland
Skill Level: B, AB
This class will take beginning photographers through the fundamentals of digital camera use. 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 your camera and manual to class. Optional, yet highly recommended, class workbook is Understanding Photography Field Guide by Bryan Peterson (available on Amazon.com for about $15). 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 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/27/2017 and ending 6/15/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

E676W17 Creative iPhone Photography Bootcamp [NEW!], Saturdays, May 6 and 13, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller
Skill Level: B, AB
Learn how to take amazing photos with your iPhone. On the first day, you will learn photography basics, the specific aesthetics of mobile photography, and how to make images that will attract attention on social media. You'll also find out how to work with different apps for shooting and editing and tips for sharing your images. On the second day, we will review assigned work and learn from each other in a positive, open environment. No previous photography experience required, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing, and sharing. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. (Expect to spend an additional $10-$15 for iPhone apps.)

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/6/2017 and ending 5/13/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 167.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 185.00 ea.

F628W17 Photo Field Trip: Exploring Excelsior [NEW!], Mondays, June 19 and 26, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Instructor: Anne Groton
Skill Level: ALL
First on the list of charming Minnesota Main Streets, Excelsior is layered with photographic opportunity in its many nooks and crannies! Exploring Excelsior with the eyes and spirits of travelers, we will photograph inside some of the quaint shops to show the town at work, we will walk the streets taking in the texture and color of the buildings, and we will head to the shore to capture the lake, its docks and boats. Workshop includes "guidance as you go" on shooting ideas and techniques to create compositions with attention to design and subject. The first Monday will be in Excelsior photographing and the second will be at the Art Center for image sharing and discussion. Bring your camera, camera cords, full or extra battery, a flash drive and your camera's manual.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/19/2017 and ending 6/26/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

F61517 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/20/2017 and ending 8/22/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

F66417 Advanced Beginner Digital Photography, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructors: Alan Shefland / David Coats
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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/20/2017 and ending 7/18/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

F61017 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 6/21/2017 and ending 7/19/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

F61117 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/21/2017 and ending 7/19/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

F67417 Lightroom Fundamentals, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 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 for that computer along with Adobe Lightroom CC15 or LR6 installed. Students also need to bring a jump drive with exactly 15 images on it (nothing else please) for importing and exporting.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/22/2017 and ending 7/20/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 172.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 191.00 ea.

F66217 Beginning Digital Photography, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructors: Alan Shefland / David Coats
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
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/22/2017 and ending 8/10/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

F67617 Creative iPhone Photography, Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller
Skill Level: B, AB
Learn how to take amazing photos with your iPhone. You'll learn photography basics such as lighting, composition and storytelling and discuss the aesthetics of mobile photography. You'll explore apps for shooting and editing and get great tips for sharing your images on social media platforms. Each week will have shooting assignments that will be reviewed the following week in a positive, open environment. No previous photography experience necessary, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing and sharing. (Expect to spend an additional $15-$20 for iPhone apps).

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/22/2017 and ending 7/20/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 172.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 191.00 ea.

F629W17 Photographic Lighting [NEW!], Mondays, July 10 and 17, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats
Skill Level: ALL
Learn how to manage the quantity, direction, and most importantly, the quality of light to produce more pleasing photographs. You'll see modern lighting techniques and equipment using both natural and artificial light. Emphasis will be on relatively simple techniques using a minimum of expensive gear and technical jargon. The focus will be on portraiture but still life will also be touched on. Bring a camera, tripod if you have one and any lighting tools you have and are willing/able to transport.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/10/2017 and ending 7/17/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 92.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.

G628W17 Photo Field Trip: Garden Impressions [NEW!], Mondays, July 24 and 31, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Groton
Skill Level: ALL
After a short Art of the Garden exhibit tour to see how artists capture the heart of the garden through their choices in composition, design and media, we'll go outside inspired and ready to photograph! We'll start with the Art Center's rain garden, wildflowers and native plants and then go to Noerenberg Memorial Gardens just a few minutes away. Workshop includes "guidance as you go" on shooting ideas with a variety of techniques, from detailed to abstract, to create your own garden impressions. The first Monday will be in the gardens photographing and the second will be at the Art Center for image sharing and discussion. In case of rain, the photography component of the workshop will shift to the second Monday and we will reschedule the image sharing and discussion. Bring your camera and favorite lenses including a long lens (100mm or longer) with a lens hood and macro lens if you have one, camera cords, full or extra battery, a flash drive and your camera's manual. If your camera has a multiple exposure function, read the manual on how to use it. Multiple exposures will be a technique option to try.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/24/2017 and ending 7/31/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 92.00 ea.

G66417 Advanced Beginner Digital Photography, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructors: Alan Shefland / David Coats
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 Tuesday starting 7/25/2017 and ending 8/22/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 172.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 191.00 ea.

G61017 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 7/26/2017 and ending 8/23/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 172.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 191.00 ea.

G61117 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 7/26/2017 and ending 8/23/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 172.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 191.00 ea.

G67617 Creative iPhone Photography, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller
Skill Level: B, AB
Learn how to take amazing photos with your iPhone. You'll learn photography basics such as lighting, composition and storytelling and discuss the aesthetics of mobile photography. You'll explore apps for shooting and editing and get great tips for sharing your images on social media platforms. Each week will have shooting assignments that will be reviewed the following week in a positive, open environment. No previous photography experience necessary, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing and sharing. (Expect to spend an additional $15-$20 for iPhone apps).

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 8/3/2017 and ending 8/24/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 138.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 153.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 16

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. 

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

 
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