Photography

Gain an in-depth understanding of the technical and aesthetic decisions that confront the experienced photographer. Weekly assignments challenge you to exercise your unique visual awareness in a variety of styles and techniques. The class surveys the history of photography as a means to explore and refine personal style.

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  • Start Date: Jan 7, 2020
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $360.00
  • Start Date: Jan 7, 2020
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 6 - 9 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $360.00

Learn to take full advantage of your camera?s potential and become proficient in using manual settings to create a personal style. Weekly projects in addition to in-class workshops reinforce practical experience for each student. Discussions consider composition and the fundamentals that transform a decent photograph into a work of art. The advantages of digital technology are addressed, as well as the preparation of an image for printing.

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  • Start Date: Jan 6, 2020
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $360.00
  • Start Date: Jan 8, 2020
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 6 - 9 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $360.00

In this course, the experienced photographer develops a cohesive body of work that's ready for both exhibitions and publications. Topics such as printing, sizing, resolution, tonal levels, framing techniques and hanging approaches to suit the space are explored in depth. Options for publishing, self-publishing, determining social-media platforms, branding and creating an artist's statement are all considered. Discovering established galleries and alternative spaces (as well as the increasingly popular online galleries), determining pricing, and the planning of opening receptions are also central themes. In short, the class is for the photographer who's ready to venture out of the studio with a sense of comfort, creativity and professionalism.

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  • Start Date: Jan 6, 2020
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $300.00

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to import, organize, alter, and enrich images from subtle, simple corrections to dramatic, complex effects. Recompose, recolor, and create works of art using original photographs. Experiment with layering, combining multiple images, and blending. Some experience with Photoshop or Lightroom is helpful, but not required.

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  • Start Date: Jan 9, 2020
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 1 - 3 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Lew Lautin
    Fee: $240.00
  • Start Date: Jan 11, 2020
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Lew Lautin
    Fee: $240.00

Improve your skill for taking indoor photographs ? learn how to light any subject to obtain the effect you desire. Explore light and depth of field for macro-photography, gain experience using lighting techniques in the studio as well as available light.

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  • Start Date: Jan 8, 2020
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Lawrence Miller
    Fee: $300.00
PRE-TEENS AND TEENS

Raise your art to the next level. Whether applying to a school of the arts, college art program, or for the advanced art student wishing to achieve a higher level art technique, this is the class for you. Create, review, select, and prepare artwork for a complete Artist's Portfolio. Assignments will be given based on individual assessment.

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  • Start Date: Jan 7, 2020
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Susan Michalak
    Fee: $210.00

Explore hand-building as well as the pottery wheel to create cups, bowls, and other ceramics for home use. Learn the properties of clay and how to decorate using glazes.

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  • Start Date: Jan 6, 2020
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Rita Daire
    Fee: $210.00

Learn how to create your own comics or graphic novels by creating a cast of characters and telling a story through pictures. Explore how to use close-ups, dramatic angles, and a story line to move the reader along. Practice drawing, shading, and inking skills to create the path towards a finished comic book.

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  • Start Date: Jan 8, 2020
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Thomas Bruckner
    Fee: $210.00
  • Start Date: Jan 11, 2020
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Thomas Bruckner
    Fee: $240.00

Discover how to properly use your digital camera to achieve the best results. Discussion and assignments cover exposure, lighting, and focus control. Gain an understanding of the difference between a good picture and a great photograph. Learn basic creative computer editing skills with Photoshop and Lightroom.

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  • Start Date: Jan 6, 2020
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Lew Lautin
    Fee: $210.00

With a focus on the principles and elements of design, students will explore drawing and painting techniques. This will include, but is not limited to drawing from observation and color mixing. Students will learn how to use acrylic paint, color pencils, pastels, and much more as they utilize self-expression to create artwork.

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  • Start Date: Jan 8, 2020
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Oksana Urban
    Fee: $210.00

Learn the basics of 1 and 2-point perspective. Explore drawing perspectives of still-lifes, interior spaces, and outdoor environments with buildings. Simple forms, architectural elements, and structures are introduced while learning how to draw using pencil and charcoal. Discover rules and techniques of linear and atmospheric perspective that enhance distance.

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  • Start Date: Jan 8, 2020
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Roumen Boudev
    Fee: $210.00

Learn figure proportion, fabric rendering, pattern design, illustration styles, and design concepts. Use pencils, markers, and watercolors to create a fashion portfolio. Students supply some materials, please see the material list.

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  • Start Date: Jan 7, 2020
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Amy Berkowitz
    Fee: $210.00

Through use of plaster cast sculpture and clothed, live model, learn the traditional method of drawing from observation. Explore how to use, light, value, and perspective to create dynamic artworks. Gain an understanding of how to accurately draw, in proportion, human anatomy. This class focuses on skills needed for applying to specialized arts middle and high school.

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  • Start Date: Jan 11, 2020
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
    Fee: $240.00

Learn the fundamentals of painting from mixing colors to techniques such as glazing, direct paint, and impasto. Basic color theory and the interaction of color and form are emphasized along with a strong base in drawing. Direct observation is an integral part of the curriculum.

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  • Start Date: Jan 6, 2020
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Roumen Boudev
    Fee: $210.00

In preparation for school of the arts auditions, this still-life drawing class will teach students the traditional method of drawing from observation. Explore light, value, and perspective to create dynamic artworks. Gain an understanding of how to accurately draw objects from life.

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  • Start Date: Jan 11, 2020
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
    Fee: $240.00
Textiles

Transform plain white fabric into vibrant, colorful works of art through a variety of surface design techniques such as innovative dyeing, creating stamps and stencils, and image transfers. Fabrics can be displayed as beautiful works of art or transformed into items for fashion or home decor. Material fee of $20 paid to the instructor on the first day of class. No class 10/28/19, 12/16/19.

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  • Start Date: Jan 6, 2020
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 12 - 3 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Andrea Huffman
    Fee: $360.00
Youth

Use your hands to create three-dimensional sculpture and pottery. Learn different techniques of shaping wet clay and finishing with decorations and glazes.

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  • Start Date: Jan 9, 2020
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Sara Henick Montague
    Fee: $180.00

Use your hands to create three-dimensional sculpture and pottery. Learn different techniques of shaping wet clay and finishing with decorations and glazes.

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  • Start Date: Jan 7, 2020
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Sara Henick Montague
    Fee: $180.00

Exercise your imagination while learning how to draw, paint, and use mixed media in this active art studio. Discover different techniques and learn various art styles and vocabulary. Materials and projects are geared to specific age groups. These courses vary each term and may be taken in continuation.

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  • Start Date: Jan 7, 2020
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 4 - 5:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Maria Weiss
    Fee: $180.00
  • Start Date: Jan 8, 2020
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 4 - 5:30 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Christine Lyons
    Fee: $180.00
  • Start Date: Jan 11, 2020
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 9 - 10:30 AM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Christine Lyons
    Fee: $180.00