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Start Date: Apr 3, 2019 Days: Wednesdays Time: 6:45PM-8:45PM

Demystifying Your DSLR and an Introduction to Lightroom

This class offers an in-depth look at digital photography. In this four week course, instructor Beth Conyers will help you navigate your camera’s settings, use manual modes, and learn what all of those camera buttons actually do! 

Photography is not all that complicated if you understand a few simple concepts like f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISO. You will learn how to beautifully blur backgrounds, perfectly freeze motion, and bring your entire picture into focus. This class will also cover camera topics and techniques such as metering, composition, and how to improve shooting conditions. We will also discuss some must-know technical details, such as determining file types, using histograms, setting white balance, and choosing lenses. 

The Introduction to Lightroom sessions will introduce you to the fundamental tools, techniques, and workflows for Lightroom CC.  In these sessions we will look at the tools and workflows you’ll need to know for organizing and editing your photos.  

By the end of the course you will have a broad understanding of how to use your DSLR and be able to dive in and start using Lightroom for your own photos and projects right away

Start Date: Apr 13, 2019 Days: Saturday, Sunday Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Continue the Thrift is Poetic series with this opportunity to convert worn denim trousers into a fashionable bag.  We’ll incorporate some specialty techniques such as printing with indigo and other pigments, a simple indigo dye vat, and some couture construction techniques.  Styles could include handbag or shoulder straps, tote or pocketbook, side or patch pockets.  We’ll choose from a variety of additional fabric accents and closure options. Minimal sewing experience required.

Start Date: Apr 24, 2019 Days: Wednesdays Time: 6PM-8:30PM

Prerequisites: None

In Sketchbook Atelier, our class will explore a variety mark making props. We will try out new ideas, give ourselves permission to play, explore, and start the process of building an art journal/sketchbook. Through the use of old books, collage, paint, ink, play and classical drawing we will create a personal archive and art journal together as a community of artists. Come explore materials, fresh ideas and a new community of artists