Beginning iPhone Photography

Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Debra Dresler
Learn the key elements that make your photographs look professional with the iPhone and iPad and also get experience using the editing app called Snapseed, the “go-to app” for most photographers. This class will teach you better exposure, focus, composition, tricks and tips of the iPhone, organizing photos, how to take better photos, and enhance floral and landscape photos. No photography experience needed, just bring your iPhone or iPad with the Snapseed app downloaded onto your device and have a general knowledge of operating them. We will also cover the 25 best apps, places to show your photos, and websites to sell your work, and also where to print your treasures onto clothing, canvas, glass, bags, and more. There will be a Books and Resources list for tripods and additional lenses.

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Beginning iPhoneography

Date/Time: 2 Mondays: September 11 & 18, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Lars Samuelsson
Do you enjoy taking pictures with your iPhone and wish you knew how to use it in a creative way? Whether on vacation, at a family reunion, or taking day-to-day snapshots, the iPhone can be a powerful companion to capture interesting images. In this class we will be “iPhoneographers” and explore the potential of the smartphone. We will explore topics such as exposure, composition, applications, the importance of resolution, and various ways to share and store images. The class will be a mixture of short lectures, assignments, and lots of time for making and talking about iPhoneography.

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Digital iPad Painting (Without the Mess!)

Date/Time: Thursday, September 21, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Date/Time: Thursday, November 2, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Debra Dresler
If you have ever wanted to try digital painting, this is the class for you. The Art Set Pro app is like having a portable painting set-up. Paint anywhere. No muss no fuss. We will begin with a photograph that you paint over with different tools and mediums, you can later paint free form originals. Included in the app are 7 brush sizes, oil paint, oil pastel sticks, colored pencil crayons, marker, conte crayon, charcoal, eraser, and a variety of pencils. Also included are blending tools like sponge, fabric, thinner, sandpaper, and pastel blenders. The color palette includes 55 colors in different opacities and the ability to mix color. There are 27 papers and canvases to choose from. Some painting is experience helpful, but not needed. Come and try a new way of painting. This class is best on the iPad for its size. Come with the Art Set Pro app loaded – available from the App Store for $6.99.

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Private Technology Instruction Session


Elise d’Entremont
Bring your own laptop, netbook, tablets or iPad for a private, customized instruction session one-on-one with a very knowledgeable and patient technology instructor. No geek talk, just straight, everyday language to help you succeed with your technology, software, and business-related technology needs. Here are only a few of the many software programs (PC or Mac) Elise can help you with: QuickBooks, Quicken, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Photoshop Elements, Google Drive/Docs/Slides/Sheets/Forms/Calendar, Skype, Creating Websites, Photo Editing, Social Media, Cloud storage, keyboarding (typing), or computer basics. Please inquire for any other software help.

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iPad Drawing & Painting: Your Digital Sketchbook

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: November 9 – December 7, 3:00PM – 5:00PM

James Nutt
This iPad drawing class is designed for those that want to learn to draw on the iPad, and are also interested in exploring some of the more detailed programs for drawing on the iPad. Using the program Procreate, the learning curve is short and possibilities endless. You can undo mistakes, try multiple options, cut and paste, and even paint in the dark. This class is intended to be three quarters drawing class and one quarter learning the technology. Learn to use the iPad as a new and exciting medium and finally have an art studio with you everywhere you go. This class can be used standalone to get you drawing and painting anywhere. We will discuss accessible digital art platforms and get comfortable with the program through a series of drawing exercises, and also explore subjects such as line quality, color, scale, and proportion.

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Instagram 101

Date/Time: Monday, October 16, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Lars Samuelsson
With more than 700 million users worldwide, Instagram has rapidly become one of the most popular photo-sharing applications available today. If you are getting tired of Facebook and ready to try an application that is more streamlined, less cluttered, and geared towards sharing images, this is a class for you. We will explore topics such as settings, getting followers, using filters, third party apps, tips on taking better images, and more. We will start from scratch by downloading and installing Instagram, sign up for a free account, and explore what is under the hood of one of the world’s most popular photo-sharing applications.

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Intro to Photo Editing using Snapseed

Date/Time: Monday, November 13, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Lars Samuelsson
In today’s digital world with convenient access to a camera, making a photograph has become easier than ever. Despite this, a lot of images could go from being good to great by applying some basic image editing. In this class we will take a closer look at a free application called Snapseed, one of the most popular and effective imaging apps available today. Whether you want to preform basic image enhancement or become more creative with your editing, Snapseed is a great tool to improve your photography. After this class you will be able to use adjustment tools such as crop, white balance, contrast and saturation to greatly enhance you images, and image editing will be a natural part of taking pictures.

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Drawing from the Paper Up

Date/Time: 4 Mondays: September 11 – October 2, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Julie Erickson
This class is for those who have a desire to draw but have had little or no prior drawing instruction, as well as those who have held back from signing up for beginning drawing classes, fearing it may be assumed that the ‘basics’ are already known. This is a true introductory drawing class, and it will be assumed that you have not had much, if any, prior drawing instruction. The atmosphere will be light and fun and no ‘natural ability’ is required, so come and discover the joys of drawing. After completing this class, you will have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to draw on your own and sign up for other drawing classes. We will learn the differences in and uses of various pencils, pencil strokes, papers, erasers, shading and measuring tools, how to lay out a drawing, as well as some bonus advanced tips and techniques. Drawing will be done from photos provided by the instructor.

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Learning to Draw

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Doug Garder
Beginning with simple geometric forms and maturing to more complex forms, such as the human figure and linear perspective, learn how to see and feel what you are drawing in a variety of drawing media, such as charcoal, graphite, black India ink, black & white conte chalk, and even pastels on various kinds of paper. You will study such basic drawing concepts as contour line, cross contour, negative space, gesture, value (cross-hatch, ink and wash, chiaroscuro), and one- and two-point linear perspective.

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3D Optical Illusion Painting

Date/Time: Sunday, October 8, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Erika Arndt
Learn some tips and tricks-of-the-eye to create a unique mixed media painting of an optical illusion. Dress for mess.

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