Digital Illustration

CLASS ID: 2S04
Date/Time: Sunday, February 25, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Try this easy way to sketch, trace, and color illustrations for that children’s book you want to write, greeting cards, or…? No experience needed. Come with the free app Paper 53 loaded onto your iPad. We will use copyright-free images to render a completed illustration. An iPad is easier to use, but you can manage with an iPhone also. I recommend a fine stylus for tracing and sketching. This is fun for cards, invitations, or framed prints. You can print your finished work at home. Try this digital art app, it’s fun and easy. Sorry, not available for Android or Galaxy devices.

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Easy Painterly Photography

CLASS ID: 5S16
Date/Time: Thursday, February 22, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Let the apps paint your photos digitally! Do some very easy painting from your iPhone or iPad using apps that mostly paint automatically with texture filters and your finger. No painting experience needed! Transfer your photographs into stunning painterly pictures before your eyes. Watercolor, Oil, Impressionistic, and wild modern looks too. We will use these apps: Brushstroke, Paint Can, Glaze, Aquarella, and Prisma. Sorry, not available for Android or Galaxy devices.

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Digital iPad Painting (Without the Mess!)

CLASS ID: 2S06
Date/Time: Thursday, February 15, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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 experience is helpful, but not needed. Come and trya 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. Sorry, not available for Android/ Galaxy devices.

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Better iPhoneography and Editing

CLASS ID: 5S24
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 7, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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. In Part II, you will learn to use the app Snapseed (free from the App store). This great all-purpose app will give you all its editing and enhancing features, including tuning an image, adding a vignette, applying effects, borders, double exposures, cropping, and dramatic black and white photography. It also has facial portrait enhancing, adding text, rotating, and transforming. Sorry, not available for Android or Galaxy devices. Bring from home: Bring several of your favorite photos on your device for editing. Time and weather permitting, we will photograph around WBCA to practice our skills. Bring a lunch.

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iPad Painting: Photography Safari

CLASS ID: 2S03
Date/Time: Friday, February 2, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Take your photos from around town or still lifes in the studio and transform them into artful paintings using apps for your iPhone or iPad. We’re going on a photo safari in town. We will then return to the studio to learn how to make beautiful art paintings from your safari photos with the apps, ready for you to take home or to a print shop to print. Finishing options will be discussed. Bring your iPhone or iPad with the following apps loaded from the App Store: Snapseed (free), Glaze ($2.99), and Aquarelle HD ($2.99). Sorry, not available for Android or Galaxy devices. No experience needed.

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Private Technology Instruction Session

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CLASS ID: 5S14

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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