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ART WORKSHOPS

THE ART OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY:  SEEING, CAPTURING AND SHARING YOUR VISION OF THE WORLD

Robyn Scott, photographer and educator, will present a series of three workshops introducing the photographic concepts and techniques that have made Scott an award-winning photographer.
$20/session or $50 for series includes materials
Room 536, Student Community Resource Center

The Art of a Good Photograph - Portrait of a Place

Thursday, June 5, 6- 8 PM       $20 includes all materials
How to See and Think Photographically

Move beyond simply taking snapshots to creating artistic images.  Look at beautiful photographs from around the world that “work” and you will discover why they work.  Learn about elements and guidelines that create good visual impact and you will observe examples of each.  Focus here is on how you think about photography rather than how you manipulate your camera.  Next, Capture the Magic of Travel through Photography: From an overview to the details, you will want your travel story to include all of the elements that define the places you are visiting.  In this presentation you will receive a checklist of 25 things (food, transportation and architecture, for example) that you should try to include among your images.  The inspiring photographs you will see exemplify each item and should encourage you to see beyond the obvious as you take your own pictures.

After the Shot:  Organize and Share Your Digital Photographs

Thursday, June 12, 6- 8 PM     $20 includes all materials
Discover options for getting your photographs from you camera to your computer.  Learn how to organize your photographs and manage them efficiently find out different ways to back up your photos for safe keeping.  Next move

Beyond the Computer with Things to Create and Ways to Share Your Photos with Others.  From beautiful prints to luggage tags, stamps, and slideshows.  See many examples and learn how to create them yourself.  In this presentation you will also learn about online sharing sites and stock photography. 

Fix Your Photos:  The Art of Enhancing

Thursday, June 19, 6- 8 PM     $20 includes all materials
With today’s technology photographers have the opportunity to greatly enhance their photographs.  In this presentation you will learn how to use a basic program to achieve impressive “fixes” for your photos. 

Beyond the Basics: More Ways to Give Your Photos a Special Touch

Enhance your photos with some lesser known tools and tricks of Photoshop Elements.  Find out how to add a border or "matte" to your photograph and how to do some interesting things to your photographs such as adding GPS coordinates, separating scanned photos, using filters and effects, and more.

 

SUMMER PAINTING

Classical Alla Prima Still Life Painting           

$100 plus materials (students bring own painting supplies)
Monday – Friday, June 16-20
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Art Room 18 – Lower Level of Main Classroom Building

Alla Prima is Italian for "first attempt", a classical method of painting in which expressive brush strokes and vibrant colors are used to capture the essence of the subject. Students will learn the fine approach of direct observational painting in this class, focusing on value patterns and color relationships to bring their work to life.  Instructor Patrick Wise, MA is a Petoskey native, award-winning artist, and art educator at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

 

Plein-Air Painting

$100 plus materials (students bring own painting supplies)
Monday – Friday, June 23-27
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Art Room 18 – Lower Level of Main Classroom Building and Outdoors

Join in the fun of painting out-of-doors the many inspirational scenes the NCMC campus has to offer. Classes include demo of the specific location, how to edit and compose the scene, and lots of individual help and encouraging critique. Rain outs will paint an indoor scene nearby. Bring basic watercolor supplies, water for painting and stool, chair or blanket to sit on.  Instructor Patrick Wise, MA is a Petoskey native, award-winning artist, and art educator at the Detroit Institute of Arts.