PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA

Introduction to Photography/Using Your Camera Creatively (800)

John Crouch, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Thursdays, January 11 - March 29
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$215/Members: $195

This class is for students who want to learn how to use their digital cameras more creatively. Basic photographic concepts on exposure control and basic composition are explored through lectures, demonstrations and class assignments. Participants provide their own cameras with user controls for shutter speed and lens opening. Please bring your owner s manual to the first class. John's website; www.johncrouchphotography.com/

Traditional Black and White Film & Printing (801)

Mary Whalen, Photography Darkroom
Tuesdays, January 9 - March 27
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$240/Members: $220

Learn how to develop film and print black & white photographs. Through demonstrations and supervised printing sessions, participants will learn film and print development, how to control print contrast, and special darkroom techniques. A perfect opportunity to print your special black and white negatives from the family archives. Students must provide their own film and paper. Darkroom chemicals and equipment are provided. Open darkroom time is available.

Sports Photography (802)

John Crouch, Multi-Purpose Classroom Wednesdays, January 10 - March 28
6:30 - 9pm/12 weeks
$220/Members: $200

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography or equivalent.
Learn the fine points of sports photography at a variety of sporting events at WMU and around Kalamazoo. A telephoto or zoom lens of at least 200mm is recommended although not required. In addition to photographing the various events, the
class will view and critique work generated.
Instructor s website: johncrouchphotography. com

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Winter Landscape (803)

Mark Cassino, Computer Lab
Tuesdays, January 9 - March 27
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$220/Members: $200

Participants will explore Michigan s winter landscape to hone skills in making photographs that express each location s unique sense of place. The class will be based upon sharing of participants work and discussion of the results. Discussions will also include field techniques and post exposure finishing of images. Several sessions will be Saturday field trips to locations in the Kalamazoo area where students will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of scenes and share results in class. Dress for the weather! Mark's blog:http://www.markcassino.com/

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Still Life in Photographs (804)

Laurie Pruitt, MulitPurpose Classroom
Saturdays, January 13 - February 3
1 - 3:30 pm/4 weeks
$125/Members: $105

Still life photography allows the photographer to create images having full control over lighting, mood, and composition. There is a meditative quality working with objects that are often considered mundane, or are overlooked. Through careful observation, we will refine our capacity to see and give creative expression to the objects that hold meaning, while making beautiful photographs. Instructor s website: www.lafontsee.us. Email: Laurielle@sbcglobal.net.

Creative Camera Phone Photography (805)

Corinne Satterlee, Computer Lab
Saturdays, February 3 - 24
1 - 3:30 pm/4 weeks
$115/Members: $95

Using the camera phone as your photographic tool, this course will present a guided exploration of the capabilities of this amazing technology. Students will be taught to effectively capture, edit and print photographs of personal interest while exploring the creative possibilities of the phone as camera. Please bring your camera phone fully charged to the first class. There will be class outings to photograph as a group.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements (806a)

Susan Andress, Computer Lab
Mondays, January 8 - February 12
1 - 3:30 pm/6 weeks
$165/Members: $145

Photoshop Elements is user friendly for organizing and enhancing your photos. You will learn the tools necessary to retouch, resize, work in layers, add text and create albums. During class there will be hands-on practice on Mac computers (or your own, provided that Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, 13 or 14 is installed).
Susan s website: www.susanandress.com. Email: susan.andress@att.net

Introduction to Photoshop Elements (806b)

Susan Andress, Computer Lab
Mondays, January 8 - February 12
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$165/Members: $145

Photoshop Elements is user friendly for organizing and enhancing your photos. You will learn the tools necessary to retouch, resize, work in layers, add text and create albums. During class there will be hands-on practice on Mac computers (or your own, provided that Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, 13 or 14 is installed). Susan s website: www.susanandress.com. Email: susan.andress@att.net

Intro to Lightroom (807)

Mary Whalen, Computer Lab
Mondays, February 19 - March 26
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$165/Members: $145

Lightroom is designed to assist with organizing, editing and outputting large volumes of photographic files in a logical and intuitive way. You will learn basic photo adjustments to enhance your images. Also learn and how to customize your Lightroom Library to get organized, to create presets, black and white conversion, print layouts and more!

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12 Weeks/12 Apps on the iPad (808)

Kevin Wixson, Multi Purpose Classroom
Mondays, January 8 - March 26
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$240/Members: $220

Twelve weeks, twelve applications, one amazing, incredible tool for artists! This course is an introduction to creating all kinds of visual art on the iPad, including drawing, painting, illustration, photography, videography and even sculpture. Students are required to provide their own iPad, and pay for their own apps in the app store. Contact the instructor if you have an older iPad at kevinwixson@gmail.com

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Polymer Photogravure (809)

Dave Jones & Laurie Pruitt
Darkroom/Print Studio
Mondays, January 8 - February 26
6 - 9 pm/8 weeks
$230/Members: $210

Prerequisite: Alternative Processes or Photoshop
Using a polymer-coated plate and a digital positive, create an intaglio-etched plate
for high-quality images approaching those produced using traditional copperplate gravure. This process produces a beautiful photographic gradation of tones. Contact Dave at senojev@aol.com or Laurie at laurielle@sbcglobal.net.

Advanced Alternative Process, Gum Bi-chromate (810)

Dave Jones, Darkroom
Thursdays, January 11 - March 29
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$225/Members: $205

Gum Bi-chromate is a 19th century color printing process. Paper is hand coated and exposed multiple times using digital negatives. Students will be taught the fundamentals of Photoshop to modify their digital images. Film negatives or digital files can be used. Contact Dave Jones at senojev@aol.com with any questions.

Exploring Encaustic (811)

Laurie Pruitt and Mary Whalen, Print Studio
Saturdays, February 10 - March 3
1 - 4:30 pm/4 weeks
$250/Members: $230

Learn the basics of working with encaustic paint, studio set up and safety measures. No prior experience with encaustic paint is necessary, but general art-making experience is helpful. Explore; photo transfers, collage, building layers, color and texture. Equipment, brushes, paint, and three encaustic panels will be supplied. Additional encaustic panels will be available for purchase.

Logos, Graphics, Make your Mark! (812)

David Birkam, Computer Lab
Thursdays, February 22 - March 29
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$135/Members: $115

Learn the basics of how to design Logos from sketch conception to application through the open source graphics program, Inkscape. Personal marks, business logos, or just for fun, the end result can be used in print or digital, from t-shirts to skateboards and is a great starting point for the study of Graphic Design.

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP

Salt Printing (833)

Guest Artist, Dan Estabrook
Friday and Saturday, May 11 - 12th
10 am - 5 pm
$305/Members: $285

This two-day workshop draws from the very beginnings of Photography on paper, from the early Photogenic Drawings of William H. F. Talbot to the later advancements in the process. We will dive right in, making photograms on plain salted paper, then work our way up into gelatin-sized and toned prints, looking at the variations in formulae along the way. We will also discuss how to create the right negatives, using the students own images, to best show the beauty of this wonderful technique.

For over twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques, including calotype negatives, salt prints, gum bichromate and carbon. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting and drawing. Dan has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist's Fellowship from the NEA in 1994. He is also the subject of a documentary film by Anthropy Arts. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Dan's website, http://danestabrook.com/