App Sampler: Beginning Painterly Photography

CLASS ID: 5W22
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 28, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Get ready to unlock your creativity with painterly apps on your iPad. In this beginning class, we will use three apps that paint your photos digitally. Very easy and mostly automatic with filters, you will use your fingers or stylus to paint. No painting experience needed! Transform your photographs into stunning painterly pictures before your eyes. Watercolor, oil, impressionistic and wild modern looks too. Bring your iPad with these apps downloaded from the App store: Brushstroke, AquarellaHD, and Prisma. IOS (Apple) only. Sorry, no Android, Galaxy, etc.

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Photographic Technique & Critique

CLASS ID: 5X22
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X23
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X24
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Robert Cuerden & David Parker
This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Great iPhone Photography: Editing & Enhancement

CLASS ID: 5X27
Date/Time: Saturday, September 29, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Debra Dresler
This comprehensive iPad and iPhone class will make your iPhone/iPad photographs look professional and also give you skills and experience using the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to” app for most photographers. This class will teach you better exposure, focus, composition, tricks and tips of the iPhone, organizing photos and wireless printing. We will begin with fundamentals of photographic design. Then cover resolution vs. compression, backups, jpgs, and tiff. We will also look at the 25 best editing and camera apps, places to show your photos and websites to sell your work, and where to print your treasures on clothing, canvas, glass, bags and more. Basic knowledge of the operation of your device is necessary, but no photography experience needed. Just bring your iPhone or iPad with Snapseed app downloaded onto your device. A fine clear tip stylus is suggested, but not required. Debra recommends the Meko stylus available on Amazon.

In Part II, (afternoon session) with time and weather permitting, we will take photos around the center, to learn the app, Snapseed (free from the App store). This great all-purpose app will give you all its editing and enhancing features. Learn about the healing tool, cloning, curves, white balance and sharpening. Snapseed also has facial portrait enhancing, adding text, and white balance and sharpening. IOS Apple only. Sorry no Android, Galaxy etc. Bring a lunch, or we’ll order in or go out.

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Beginning iPhone/iPad Photographic Safari Plus Editing

CLASS ID: 5X25
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5X26
Date/Time: Monday, October 8, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Let’s go on a fun Photographic Safari around town and learn to use your iPhone/iPad camera . In this class you will learn tips and tricks of using your camera, better composition, tuning an image, cropping, filters, frames, the most useful photography apps and more. We will take photos either outside or in the studio with Still Life setups, and then use the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to app” for most photographers and it is free. Bring your device with Snapseed downloaded on to it from the App Store. Come ready to play with your images. IOS Apple only. Sorry no Android, Galaxy etc.

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Digital Artful Collage

CLASS ID: 5X18
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Create digital collages learning the techniques of layering, blending, and applying textures with apps on your iPhone or iPad. No traditional art materials, like glue and papers. We will be using 3 apps to enhance, layer and blend individual images of houses, trees landscapes, textures and sky in digital collage on the iPad, or iPhone. A perfect beginning course for those interested in photographic collage. The sky is the limit. Work can be done on an iPhone, but it is easier working with images on an iPad. Some experience with Snapseed and other image enhancing apps is very helpful for this project, however not required. The results are rich, layered artful images with depth that are ready for printing and framing. An email will be sent to students prior to class with app download information and images. IOS Apple only, sorry no Android or Galaxy etc.

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iPad Painting: Let’s Learn Art Set Pro App

CLASS ID: 5X13
Date/Time: Friday, October 26, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X14
Date/Time: Monday, November 26, 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 palette set up all on your iPad or iPhone. No mess no fuss. We will begin with a photograph that you paint over with different tools and mediums. There are 7 brush sizes. Included in the app are oil paint, oil pastel sticks, colored pencil, crayons, marker, conte crayon, paint markers, charcoal, eraser, and a variety of pencils. 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 colors. A stylus is recommended, but not required. Amazon has an inexpensive clear disc stylus made by Meko. You can choose from 27 papers and canvas to paint on. No experience needed. Come and try some fun painting. This class is best on an iPad. Come with the ArtSetPro loaded. Purchase in the App Store $6.99, IOS (Apple) only, Sorry no Android, Galaxy etc. You can print your painting at home.

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Digital Holiday Cards

CLASS ID: 5X15
Date/Time: Friday, November 9, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Debra Dresler
‘Tis the season! Join us and make holiday cards or invitations using apps available for IOS. Finished products will be ready to print at home.

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App Sampler: Beginning Painterly Photography

CLASS ID: 5X16
Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5X17
Date/Time: Thursday, October 25, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Debra Dresler
Get ready to unlock your creativity with painterly apps on your iPad. In this beginning class, we will use four apps that paint your photos digitally. Very easy and mostly automatic with filters, you will use your fingers or stylus to paint. No painting experience needed! Transform your photographs into stunning painterly pictures before your eyes. Watercolor, oil, impressionistic and wild modern looks too. Bring your iPad with these apps downloaded from the App store: Brushstroke, Aquarella, Prisma and Paint Can. IOS (Apple) only. Sorry, no Android, Galaxy, etc.

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Photographing Your Work

CLASS ID: 5T50
Date/Time: Call WBCA to schedule
Tuition: $30 per person for 30 minutes
Lars Samuelsson
Get your work professionally photographed by WBCA instructor and professional photographer Lars Samuelsson.  Lars will also teach you tips and tricks on how to best present your piece digitally. This service is useful for art show submissions, posting on social media, and more! Bring one work to photograph.  If you wish to have more than one piece photographed, there is a $5 fee per each additional piece.

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Douglas Beasley

Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place. His photography is concerned with how spirit is recognized and expressed in everyday life.

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