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Beginner Photography 1 (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 4:30-6:00pm EST

This 4 session class will help beginners learn the basic functions of their camera as well as the basis of ALL photography: the exposure triangle. Students will, through class instruction and a series of homework assignments, begin to master the use of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to take complete control of image creation.

(Please note: This class is being offered in conjunction with other Art Centers in the state. Participants will be from around New York State and not limited to local LPCA students.)

Intro to Acting Basics with Beth Glover

$75

with Beth Glover

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Tuesdays, April 6, 13, & 20 5:00-6:30PM EST

We will work to free the voice and imagination, access emotions and create characters to tell stories. The use of vocal work, theatre games and improv exercises will be employed with enthusiasm and an eye on having fun learning. If you’ve ever wanted to explore acting and have a good time doing it, this is the class! Beth is an experienced teacher of novices and finds great joy in helping people find their own unique acting talents. This class is suited for ages 16-120+ 

Introduction to Photographing People (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:30-8:00pm EST

Summarize what portraiture is and what constitutes a good portrait.  Describe the nuances of lighting and posing. Understanding equipment, its limits as well as strengths and maximizing what you have to work with. Embracing the concept that a portrait is created in front and behind NOT in the camera. There will be demos to help students see the topics discussed in the real world.

(Please note: This class is being offered in conjunction with other Art Centers in the state. Participants will be from around New York State and not limited to local LPCA students.)

Intro to Lightroom (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

Calendar Apr 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28th, 6:00-7:30pm EST

Lightroom is one of the most powerful software packages for the organization, presentation and editing of photographs. This class walks students through organization and workflow of images as well as the different elements of lightroom. The primary focus of the class will be on the library module and develop module to have students be prepared to maximize the potential of their images. Students are asked to have "Lightroom Classic CC" installed on their computer so that they can follow along with the instructor to learn the different aspects of the software.

(Please note: This class is being offered in conjunction with other Art Centers in the state. Participants will be from around New York State and not limited to local LPCA students.)

Intermediate Photography (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

Calendar Apr 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29th, 6:00-7:30pm EST

This series is for students that have a clear understanding of the exposure triangle and beginner concepts of composition. We will be covering more advanced techniques and compositional elements in an effort to help guide students toward developing their own unique style. Students will have assignments throughout that will be discussed in class along with a final project at the conclusion of the course.

(Please note: This class is being offered in conjunction with other Art Centers in the state. Participants will be from around New York State and not limited to local LPCA students.)

Writing an Art Inspired Tone Poem (Online Class)

$20

with JC Wayne

Calendar Apr 14, 2021 at 5 pm

featuring Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Wednesday, April 14th, 5:00-7:00pm EST

A key foundational technique for creating an arresting painting is the value study - sketching out the darks, mid-tones and lights. What happens if we apply this technique to writing a "tone "poem, building from weighty depth to buoyant lightness? Join poet, JC Wayne, to explore creating this original poetic form she has conceived (officially, a "tone poem" is a specific type of musical composition). We will write our tone poem inspired by Gallery 46 artist, Kari Ganoung Ruiz's preparatory value sketch for Tangle and the finished painting. To support our writing, we'll explore examples of poems employing tone progression, do warm-up writing prompts, practice quick ways to use breathing, visualizing and sensory focus to activate our observational sensitivity to value and tone, and enjoy the opportunity to share our work with each other.

A special bonus: Our Gallery 46 muse artist, Kari - known for her beautifully luminescent and masterful interplays of light and dark - will be at the workshop to share her inspiration and process in creating Tangle and to answer your questions.

 

Materials:

  • Something to write with
  • Something to write on
  • Your explorer's creative spirit

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Springtime Plein Air Limited Palette Painting (Online Class)

$20

with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Calendar Apr 15, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Thursday, April 15th 1:00-3:00pm EST

Learn everything you need to get outside and paint! In this online session, Kari will detail her plein air setup and then demonstrate the compositional sketch, initial block in, and painting finish using oil color. Along the way, she’ll discuss using a limited color palette to better tell a painting’s story and how to choose those colors while painting outdoors! This is a daytime session and Kari will be set up outside on location. Participants will not receive a reference image until the day of or day before the class, and will also get to see the location live during the session.

Materials: 

  • Rigid painting panel
  • Square aspect ratio (in a size your comfortable with) with white surface we will be toning during class oil
  • Colors:white, cool yellow (Cadmium Yellow Light), warm yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium), cool red (Quinacridone Red), warm red (Cadmium Red Scarlet), blue (Ultramarine Blue), blue (Cobalt Blue)
  • Mineral spirits, paper towels
  • Brushes: an array of synthetic (soft) long and short
  • Flatspaper (or sketchbook), pencil, eraser

*Because Kari will be outdoors for this workshop, the reference photo will not be provided until the day of the class. We will email it to you!*

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Learn Magic!

$20

with Max Darwin

Calendar Apr 20, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Tuesday, April 20th, 5:00-6:00pm EST For teens & adults!

Led by professional magician Max Darwin, this is a LIVE magic experience that gives you an excuse to do something completely brand new no matter how old you are! Let Max pull back the curtain and show you how it's done. All attendees will be entertained with jokes and magic, plus learn 3-4 magic tricks they can perform themselves with simple objects they have at home (coins, dollar bill, rubber bands and deck of cards). Amaze your friends and family! No magic experience is required!

Please have on hand:

a deck of cards, dollar bills, coins, and rubber bands

...and be ready to have some fun!





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