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C61420 Photography: Composition and Design, Mon 9:30-12:30
Anne Groton
Skill level: AB, I, AD

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 1/6/2020 and ending 2/10/2020 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 243.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 219.00 ea.

C61520 Intermediate Digital Photography, Tues 9-Noon
Carl Beihl
Skill level: I

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 USB memory stick for class viewing.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/7/2020 and ending 2/18/2020 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

C61020 Making Photographs, Wed 9:30-12:30
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 1/8/2020 and ending 2/19/2020 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.

C66220 Digital Photography 101 [New Instructor] Thur 9:30-12:30
Karen Davis
Skill level: B, AB

Learn about your camera and go from taking snapshots to making photographs. You will learn the parts of your camera, what they do, and how to use them to create the visual effects you want. You'll have opportunities to experiment with aperture, shutter speeds, ISO settings, and compositional techniques. Bring your camera fully charged and its manual to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/2/2020 and ending 2/20/2020 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.

C61120 Abstract Digital Photography Techniques [NEW!] Thur 1-4
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 1/2/2020 and ending 2/20/2020 at 1:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.

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2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391


952.473.7361, x. 160

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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