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C61418 Photography: Composition and Design, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Groton

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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/8/2018 and ending 2/19/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 211.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 234.00 ea.

D61418 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/26/2018 and ending 4/16/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 273.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 246.00 ea.

D67418 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 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 Tuesday starting 2/27/2018 and ending 4/17/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

D67618 Creative iPhone Photography
Instructor: Eric Mueller

Skill Level: B, AB
Learn to take amazing photos with your iPhone. Learn photography basics such as lighting, composition, and storytelling and the specific aesthetics of mobile photography. You'll explore easy-to-use apps for shooting and editing and get great tips for sharing your images on social media platforms. Each week will have shooting assignments 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 $5-$10 on iPhone apps.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/26/2018 and ending 3/26/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 195.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 176.00 ea.

D61518 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 2/27/2018 and ending 4/3/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 211.00 ea.

D66218 Beginning Digital Photography, 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 techical 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 3/1/2018 and ending 4/19/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

D66318 Beginning Digital Photography, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats

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 techical 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 Tuesday starting 2/27/2018 and ending 4/17/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

D66418 Advanced Beginner Digital Photography, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alan Shefland

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 3/1/2018 and ending 4/19/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

D61018 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 2/28/2018 and ending 4/18/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 211.00 ea.

D61118 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 2/28/2018 and ending 4/18/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 211.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 234.00 ea.

E67718 Street Photography, Mondays, 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 class is for you. Through a combination of classroom work and field trips, you'll learn the history of street photography, examine the work of famous practitioners, experiment with various approaches, and gain confidence from sharing and critiquing each other's work. Prerequisite Intermediate Photography or equivalent knowledge. Bring a camera with manual controls capable of shooting in RAW and be able to edit in Lightroom.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/23/2018 and ending 6/11/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 246.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 273.00 ea.

E61518 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 4/24/2018 and ending 6/12/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

E67518 Lightroom Fundamentals II [NEW!], 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 along with Adobe Lightroom CC15 or LR6 installed and a jump drive with images to work on. Prerequisite: Lightroom Fundamentals level I or a basic understanding of how Lightroom operates.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/24/2018 and ending 6/12/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

E66218 Beginning Digital Photography, 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 techical 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 4/26/2018 and ending 6/14/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

E67818 Advanced Beginner Digital Photography, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: 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 4/24/2018 and ending 6/12/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

E66418 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 4/26/2018 and ending 6/14/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

E61018 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 4/25/2018 and ending 6/13/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

E61118 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 4/25/2018 and ending 6/13/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

D635W18 Shoot Your Work!, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Coats
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Learn how to photograph your work for submission to juried shows and/or use on your website. You will explore ways to put your art in the best light without investing a fortune in equipment. Lighting is the key for any medium---paint, clay, metal, stone or fiber, and that's what we'll spend most of our time talking about. Be familiar with basic photographic concepts: aperture, shutter speed, focus, depth of field, etc. and bring examples of your work for demonstration purposes. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or equivalent knowledge.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/31/2018 and ending 4/7/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 94.00 ea.

E676W18 Creative iPhone Photography Bootcamp, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Mueller
Skill level: B, AB

Learn to take amazing photos with your iPhone. You'll explore photography basics such as lighting, composition, and storytelling along with the specific aesthetics of mobile photography. You'll gain experience with easy-to-use apps for shooting and editing and get great tips for sharing your images on social media platforms. They'll be a shooting assignment between the first and second week and an in-class review and sharing of work. No previous photography experience necessary, but you'll need an iPhone for shooting, editing and sharing. Expect to spend an additional $5-$10 on iPhone apps. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/5/2018 and ending 5/12/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 188.00 ea.

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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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