iPad Painting: Let’s Learn Art Set Pro App

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Debra Dresler
If you have wanted to try digital painting, this is the class for you. It’s like having a portable painting 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 is 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 nice, but not required. Amazon has an inexpensive clear disc one made by Meko. You can choose from 27 papers and canvas to paint on. No experience needed. This class is best on an iPad for its size. Come with the
ArtSetPro loaded. Purchase in the App Store $6.99, IOS (Apple) only, Sorry No Android, Galaxy etc.

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iPad Drawing & Painting: Your Digital Sketchbook

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, March 21 & 28, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

James Nutt
This iPad drawing class is designed for those who 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 are 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. iPad required. Please download and install Procreate. Information can be found online at procreate. Note: Stylus is optional and not required. Instructor will bring different examples to try.

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Your Artist Creativity Path

Date/Time: 5 Saturdays, March 23 – April 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Debra Dresler, Certified Facilitator—Finding your Creative Journey with Uber Bliss

Learn to discover, nurture, support, define and enhance your creative self by joining in this journey. We will work together to discover our passions, truths, purpose, blocks, curiosities, fears, beliefs and goals. Through journals, artist dates, detective work exercises, dream visioning, mindfulness, and audacious FUN, we will meet and travel this creative path together.

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Photographic Technique & Critique

Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, March 12, April 9, May 14, 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. Come to one class or all 3!

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Great iPhone Photography & Editing

Date/Time: Monday, April 29 & Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Debra Dresler
This comprehensive iPad and iPhone class will make your photographs look professional and grow your skills using the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to” for most photographers. This class will teach you better exposure, focus, composition, tricks and tips of the iphone. We will also cover resolution vs. compression, backups, jpgs, and tiff. We will 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 to 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 nice, but not required. Amazon has one called a Meko stylus.

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Digital Artful Collage – Learn Leonardo App: Make a Vintage Botanical Print

Date/Time: Monday, May 6, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Create digital collages while learning the techniques of layering, blending, and applying textures with apps on your iPhone or iPad. We will be using Leonardo and 3 other apps to enhance, layer and blend individual images on the iPad or iPhone. A perfect beginning course for those interested in photographic collage. 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, but 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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App Sampler: Beginning Painterly Photography

Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Get ready to unlock your creativity with painterly apps on your iPhone or iPad. In this beginning class, we will use 4 apps that paint your photos digitally. Very easy, mostly automatically with filters, and your fingers or stylus. No painting experience needed! Transform your photographs into stunning painterly pictures before your eyes. Watercolor, oil, impressionistic and wild modern looks too. Bring your Apple device with these apps downloaded from the App Store: Brushstroke, Paint can, AquarellaHD, and Prisma. IOS (Apple) only. Sorry No Android, Galaxy etc.

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The Techniques Behind the Images: A Photography Workshop with Craig Blacklock

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM *DATE CHANGE

Craig Blacklock’s photographs immerse you within his images. You feel as if you are flying along side of eagles, standing mere feet from deer, and could reach out and touch the foregrounds of most of his landscapes. Craig will discuss the making of his most recent book, video and traveling museum exhibition, ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVERS — The Enduring Gift, from planning his trips, to his daily routine, to specific techniques he uses to achieve that “immersive” quality to his images. Craig will offer tips and tutorials on stacked focus; panos; stacked focus panos; drone images; done panos; and drone video, as well as wildlife photography, including blending in different skies to create optical illusions that trick the viewer into believing they are closer and higher than they otherwise would. Participants should bring 3 of their own images (highest quality file you have of the image, such as a layered Photoshop document) on a USB stick to the workshop for a critique.

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The Art of Intuition and Vision Boards

Date/Time: Friday, April 5, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Rachel Bonin & Anne Meyer
In this class you will rediscover intuition and how to further develop it with practical tools. We will utilize intuition to create a vision board which will illustrate patterns of conditioning, beliefs, struggle, and limitation. You will connect to your soul’s desires, goals, and purpose. Join us to see what your soul has to say! Bring from home: favorite scissors and magazines/images or phrases

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Photographing Your Work

Date/Time: Call WBCA to schedule
Tuition: $30 per person for 15 minutes for one piece, $5 for each additional piece

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.

For more information on Lars’ photo sessions please visit: artistdocumentation.com

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