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Advanced Photography 8 Weeks (Online Class)

$160

with Thom Williams

Calendar Apr 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Thursdays 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 6:00pm EST

This is a free form advanced photography class spanning 8 weeks. Every time this is offered it is different BUT every time it will push you into areas of photography you may have never considered exploring. The goal of this course is to keep you growing and can be taken multiple times by students that desire a group learning and critique environment.

Thom Williams is a photographic artist currently living in Troy, NY. Thom earned a B.F.A. from SUNY Oswego with studio concentrations in Graphic Design and Photography. He has taken photographs ranging from fashion editorials, portraits, architecture, athletic events and street photography. Whether a gesture, expression, or angle of architecture, Thom is inspired by capturing images not otherwise seen of ordinary moments that can have profound reflective meaning for the viewer. As an artist, he is interested in experimenting digitally with images and more recently in presenting images in a unique multidimensional way.

His fashion editorials have been published in Saratoga Living, The Muse and Tatoo Envy Magazine among others. Thom's work can be viewed on TM Williams Photography through Facebook or Instagram. Teaching at multiple art centers for the past 3 years in person and virtually beginning in 2020, he has found an avenue to share his passion and foster growth for others interested in photography.

Questions? Contact edonline@lakeplacidarts.org 

Smartphone Photography (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

Calendar May 4, 2022 at 4 pm

Wednesdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 4:00pm EDT

"The best camera is the one you have with you", there is debate on the originator of this quote but it is accurate nonetheless. Pretty much everyone is carrying around a smartphone camera so why not learn how to really use it? In this series we will look at composition techniques and functions of your phone camera that you may not have known, and how to maximize those images through the use of editing apps. Finally we will look at multiple platforms to share your photos.

Thom Williams is a photographic artist currently living in Troy, NY. Thom earned a B.F.A. from SUNY Oswego with studio concentrations in Graphic Design and Photography. He has taken photographs ranging from fashion editorials, portraits, architecture, athletic events and street photography. Whether a gesture, expression, or angle of architecture, Thom is inspired by capturing images not otherwise seen of ordinary moments that can have profound reflective meaning for the viewer. As an artist, he is interested in experimenting digitally with images and more recently in presenting images in a unique multidimensional way.

His fashion editorials have been published in Saratoga Living, The Muse and Tatoo Envy Magazine among others. Thom's work can be viewed on TM Williams Photography through Facebook or Instagram. Teaching at multiple art centers for the past 3 years in person and virtually beginning in 2020, he has found an avenue to share his passion and foster growth for others interested in photography.

Questions? Contact edonline@lakeplacidarts.org

Beginner Photography 2 (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

Calendar May 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Class Title: Beginner Photography 2

Instructor: Thom Williams

Medium: Photography

Level: Advanced Beginners

Location: Online Class

Date(s): Begins May 4 and runs every Wednesday for 4 weeks

Times: 6:00pm EST

Learn more about the class, including any reference materials by clicking here.

Scream Art

Free

with Maria Hoffman

Calendar May 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Ages: 9-12

Use a straw and watercolor paint to create a loud and colorful design. 

Hanging with Chickens! (Online Class)

$25

with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Calendar May 26, 2022 at 5 pm

Thurs, May 26, 5:00pm EDT

(Oils, advanced beginners and up.)

In this session we spend time exploring chicken characters! Kari will discuss how to compose a painting with animals that are constantly moving and how to handle shifting light effects over a painting session. We will recreate this painting from the summer of 2021 - “Breakfast Is Served”. Kari will demonstrate the compositional sketch, initial block in, and painting finish using oil color.

Materials: rigid panel with white, smooth surface we will be toning during class, choose a size your comfortable with.

Oil colors: white cool yellow (Cadmium Yellow Light or Cadmium Lemon), warm yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium), cool red (Quinacridone Red), warm red (Cadmium Red Medium or Naphthol Red), Ultramarine Blue.

Brushes: an array of synthetic long and short.

Flatspaper (or sketchbook), pencil, eraser, mineral spirits, paper towels reference photo printed out.

Reference Image
Click here to view/download the reference image for class!

Kari Ganoung Ruiz was raised at the edge of The Finger Lakes National Forest in Central New York State,which set the stage for her deep connection to the natural landscape. After receiving her BS in Fine ArtPainting from Ashland University in Ohio, Kari and her husband Photographer Diego Ruiz opened a picture framing studio and Gallery featuring fine art. An encouraging response to her work prompted more space at the boutique to be used to display paintings, and eventually the move to a much larger location. Due to the increased visibility of the new gallery, the draw on their time became much greater and began to cut into studio hours. At this time, Kari began to focus on plein air work; feeling the need to learn about light andshadow directly from the natural world. In 2014, the couple moved the gallery online in order to allow both of them to travel and move forward with their artistic careers. Kari and Diego now travel the US, capturing thel andscape as they experience it. Awards include Best in show Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival in New York2017, First Place Quick Draw at Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Florida 2018, Grand Prize Two Rivers PleinAir Festival in Texas 2019, Grand Prize Adirondack Plein Air in New York in 2020, and Grand Prize Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Colorado in 2021. Kari’s work is held in public and private collectionsacross the United States and Canada, most recently added to the collection of the Bureau of LandManagement in Colorado. On Instagram as @kariganoungruizOn facebook as @KGRuizArt

Twilight River with Sarah Yeoman (Online Class)

$35

with Sarah Yeoman

Calendar May 31, 2022 at 5 pm

Class Title: Twilight River

Instructor: Sarah  Yeoman

Medium: Watercolors

Level: Advance beginners and up

Location: Online Class

Date(s): May 31st

Times: 5:00pm to 7:00pm EST

Full class info & reference materials.

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In-Person 6-week Adult Improv Class

$90

with Joseph Conto

Calendar Jun 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 6:30-8:30pm 

Break out of your comfort zone! Shake off the cobwebs of quarantine! Join Joe Conto and flex your Improv muscles. New to Improv? No problem. Not so new but need a refresher (hey, it's still been a long year)? We've got you covered. Get ready to have some fun...

Joe Conto has been with Montreal Improv Theatre in Montreal, Quebec for 10 years.  First as a student and then as a performer and instructor.  He has taught all levels of experience as well as in classic improv formats such as Harold, Armando, Pretty Flower and Narrative.  He has performed at festivals in New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Burlington and Hartford, and has also competed and placed first in Montreal’s city-wide Threepio Competition.  He has studied under improv notables Armando Diaz, Will Hines, Jill Bernard and Kirsten Rasmussen.  Joe Conto continues to teach in Montreal while employed as the Department Chair of Business & Hospitality with Paul Smith’s College.  Most recently, he has begun teaching improv in the tri-lakes area at both BluSeed Studios and Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 

Questions? Contact edonline@lakeplacidarts.org 

Color Your Garden with Cynthia Rosen (Online Class)

$25

with Cynthia Rosen

Calendar Jun 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Class Title: Color Your Garden

Instructor: Cynthia Rosen

Medium: Medium of Choice

Level: Advance beginners and up

Location: Online Class

Date(s): June 2

Times: 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST

Learn more about the class, including any reference materials by clicking here.





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