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Break the Rules of Your Medium – NEW!

January 14, 2019

Stuck in a rut? Trying to find a new groove? Through a series of discussion, and class-guided creative assignments, we’ll take a critical look at the framework of rules that we as artists create and follow in our work. This class is open to artists working in any medium. Expect to complete creative exercises outside […]

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Chromoskedasic Sabatier – New!

January 14, 2019

Bring light and color into the black and white darkroom. Chromoskedasic sabatier is an alternative photographic process that uses chemicals and sunlight along with regular darkroom paper, developer and fixer. Students with a background in darkroom printing will learn how to paint with chemicals and light to create unique and one-of-a-kind prints from pre-existing negatives. […]

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Darkroom Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn to take photographs using 35mm film, process the film, and print photographs in a darkroom. Enjoy lots of technical guidance and aesthetic feedback, whether you’re just getting started or expanding your portfolio and skill set.

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Darkroom Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn to take photographs using 35mm film, process the film, and print photographs in a darkroom. Enjoy lots of technical guidance and aesthetic feedback, whether you’re just getting started or expanding your portfolio and skill set.

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Darkroom Photography (Ages 13-14)

January 14, 2019

Using 35mm cameras, learn the fundamentals of black and white photography. Take field trips and use the darkroom to print your own photographs. Lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter and other principles. We also experiment with pinhole photography by making our own cameras out of recycled materials. Bring your own manual 35mm camera […]

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Darkroom Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn to take photographs using 35mm film, process the film, and print photographs in a darkroom. Enjoy lots of technical guidance and aesthetic feedback, whether you’re just getting started or expanding your portfolio and skill set.

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Darkroom Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn to take photographs using 35mm film, process the film, and print photographs in a darkroom. Enjoy lots of technical guidance and aesthetic feedback, whether you’re just getting started or expanding your portfolio and skill set.

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Documentary Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn the basics of documentary photography. Though it’s often associated with journalism, documentary photography can be driven by the ideas and inspirations of the individual artist. You’ll be introduced to some of the masters of the form and complete your own project outside of class. During class, you’ll edit your photos and participate in group […]

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Editing the Digital Photograph in Adobe Lightroom

January 14, 2019

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful program that allows you to catalog and enhance your digital photographs. We’ll cover its most useful features and show you how to add and organize, search for and edit your photographs. Learn how to adjust color and sharpness, apply local adjustments to only part of an image, straighten crooked horizons, […]

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Editing the Digital Photograph in Adobe Lightroom

January 14, 2019

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful program that allows you to catalog and enhance your digital photographs. We’ll cover its most useful features and show you how to add and organize, search for and edit your photographs. Learn how to adjust color and sharpness, apply local adjustments to only part of an image, straighten crooked horizons, […]

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Encaustic and Photos – New!

January 14, 2019

Explore ways to incorporate your photos in an encaustic piece. You’ll learn how to add images to a panel as collage or attach the whole image directly to a panel as a basis for further work. We’ll try a pour, then explore layering and surface embellishments only possible with encaustic. Experimental ideas are welcome.

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Intermediate Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Refine your digital photography aesthetic and technical skills. Learn how to process RAW images and create an effective workflow from capture to computer. We’ll discuss the work of master photographers and explore contemporary trends. Weekly assignments coupled with in-class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems, improve your composition and develop your personal vision.

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Intermediate Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Refine your digital photography aesthetic and technical skills. Learn how to process RAW images and create an effective workflow from capture to computer. We’ll discuss the work of master photographers and explore contemporary trends. Weekly assignments coupled with in-class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems, improve your composition and develop your personal vision.

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Intermediate Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Refine your digital photography aesthetic and technical skills. Learn how to process RAW images and create an effective workflow from capture to computer. We’ll discuss the work of master photographers and explore contemporary trends. Weekly assignments coupled with in-class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems, improve your composition and develop your personal vision.

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Intermediate Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Refine your digital photography aesthetic and technical skills. Learn how to process RAW images and create an effective workflow from capture to computer. We’ll discuss the work of master photographers and explore contemporary trends. Weekly assignments coupled with in–class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems, improve your composition and develop your personal vision.

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Introduction to Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn what all the buttons on your digital camera actually do. You’ll learn about things like white balance, resolution and megapixels. We’ll discuss how to capture an image, ensure proper exposure and create an effective composition. Weekly assignments coupled with in–class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems and develop a creative eye.

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Introduction to Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn what all the buttons on your digital camera actually do. You’ll learn about things like white balance, resolution and megapixels. We’ll discuss how to capture an image, ensure proper exposure and create an effective composition. Weekly assignments coupled with in–class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems and develop a creative eye.

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Introduction to Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn what all the buttons on your digital camera actually do. You’ll learn about things like white balance, resolution and megapixels. We’ll discuss how to capture an image, ensure proper exposure and create an effective composition. Weekly assignments coupled with in–class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems and develop a creative eye.

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Introduction to Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn what all the buttons on your digital camera actually do. You’ll learn about things like white balance, resolution and megapixels. We’ll discuss how to capture an image, ensure proper exposure and create an effective composition. Weekly assignments coupled with in-class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems and develop a creative eye.

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Introduction to Digital Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn what all the buttons on your digital camera actually do. You’ll learn about things like white balance, resolution and megapixels. We’ll discuss how to capture an image, ensure proper exposure and create an effective composition. Weekly assignments coupled with in-class discussions will help you troubleshoot problems and develop a creative eye.

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Large-Scale Cyanotype

January 14, 2019

Create a life-size portrait of your family or group of friends using the cyanotype process. Cyanotypes are an alternative, non-silver photographic process that utilizes sunlight. Exposed areas turn a deep blue, while unexposed areas remain white. Plan to bring objects, negatives, small furniture or anything else that is representative of what is important to you […]

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Street Photography

January 14, 2019

Explore Richmond and delve into the world of street photography. We’ll look at historical and contemporary examples of street photography and discuss both technique and personal style. As a group, we’ll head out into the city to capture images. At the end of the day, we’ll return to VisArts to edit our images, share and […]

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Artmaking in the Darkroom (Ages 7-8)

January 14, 2019

Discover the magic of making photographs by hand without a traditional camera. You’ll learn basic steps for creating photograms and use sunlight to create cyanotypes and lumen prints. We’ll also create photographic collages, make pinhole cameras and hand color silver gelatin prints. The sky is the limit in the class where we seek to explore […]

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Darkroom Photography

January 14, 2019

Learn to take photographs using 35mm film, process the film, and print photographs in a darkroom. Enjoy lots of technical guidance and aesthetic feedback, whether you’re just getting started or expanding your portfolio and skill set.

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Editing the Digital Photograph in Lightroom

January 14, 2019

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful program that allows you to catalog and enhance your digital photographs. When combined with Adobe Photoshop, it’s priceless. Learn how to import photos in the library module and explore Lightroom’s develop module, which allows you to fix exposure, sharpness, contrast and white balance. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend […]

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