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Advanced Photography 8 Week Course (Online Class)

$160

with Thom Williams

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

Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:00-7:30pm EST

A free form photographic journey where each student is able to deep dive into a specific topic of photography that THEY select and are mentored through the discovery of. Each class will be an open discussion as well as a critique of the student's progress. This group dynamic will expose each student to other topics of discussion that may not directly relate to there’s but potentially give a new perspective or added insight into their own journey.

(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.)

Advanced Photo Editing 8 Week Course (Online Class)

$160

with Thom Williams

Calendar May 6, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, June 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 6:00-7:30pm EST

Curves, Layers, Blending Modes, Masking… All things you must master in today's photographic world to bring your images to the next level. We will discuss these common tools available in software and apps to allow you to pull the most out of your images. Why’ll most of the class will be covering Lightroom and Photoshop we will venture into other apps and alternatives to these popular packages.

(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 Food Photography (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

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

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:00-7:30pm EST

We will discuss techniques, concepts, lighting and equipment involved in creating successful food images. Ideas will be given on how to create wonderful images with whatever equipment you have to work with. Tell a story with composition, backdrops/shooting surfaces and using props to complete your images and story. 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.)

Intermediate Photography (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

Calendar Jun 8, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Tuesdays, June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 4:00-5:30pm 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.)

Beginner Photography 2 (Online Class)

$80

with Thom Williams

Calendar Jun 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Wednesdays, June 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6:00-7:30pm EST

A series of 4 classes focusing on beginner composition techniques. It is best if students have a working knowledge of their camera including an understanding of the exposure triangle. Each class will include new instruction and homework designed to put into practice new knowledge. Images created will be reviewed in class for students to receive input and further guidance.

(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.)

A Yellowstone Stream Painting Workshop (Online Class)

$20

with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Calendar Jun 24, 2021 at 5 pm

Thursday, June 24, 5:00-7:00pm Eastern (Advanced Beginner & Up)

In this session, we will paint this wild stream found in Yellowstone National Park. Kari will demonstrate the compositional sketch, initial block in and painting finish using oil color. Along the way, she’ll discuss atmospheric perspective and achieving a feeling of light in your paintings!

Materials:

  • rigid painting panel 1:2 aspect ratio (6x12, 8x16, etc.) 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 Medium), Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
  • mineral spirits, paper towels, brushes: an array of synthetic long and short, flats paper (or sketchbook), pencil, eraser, reference photo printed out

Reminder - This painting and the sole use of it are the property of Kari Ganoung Ruiz and may not be reproduced without permission. Paintings done in this workshop are for study purpose only and should not be sold as the participant's original work

Reference Image

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

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Prairie Horses Painting Workshop (Online Class)

$20

with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Calendar Jun 29, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Tuesday, June 24, 5:00-7:00pm Eastern (Advanced Beginners & Up)

In this session, we will paint a herd of wild horses! Kari will demonstrate the compositional sketch, initial block in and painting finish using oil color. Along the way, she’ll discuss using several images to pull together a composition with motion and the feeling of life. 

Materials:

  • rigid painting panel 1:2 aspect ratio (6x12, 8x16, etc.) 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 Medium), Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
  • mineral spirits, paper towels, brushes: an array of synthetic long and short, flat paper (or sketchbook), pencil, eraser, reference photo printed out

Reminder - This painting and the sole use of it are the property of Kari Ganoung Ruiz and may not be reproduced without permission. Paintings done in this workshop are for study purpose only and should not be sold as the participant's original work.

Reference Image

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

Creating a Collage Poem (Online Class)

$20

with JC Wayne

Calendar Jul 14, 2021 at 5 pm

Wednesday, July 14, 5:00-7:00pm US Eastern via Zoom

Inspired by the Art of Anastasia Osolin

Time to try something new and exciting - making poetry as art, inspired by art! Join poet, JC Wayne, to explore creating a 3-dimensional poem with paper collaging and writing inspired by Gallery 46 artist Anastasia Osolin's "Constellation." To support our writing, we'll explore exciting examples of 3-D poems that combine paper elements, books, moving parts and found objects; practice warm-up writing prompts; connect with quick ways to dial up our natural ability to create and observe; and enjoy the opportunity to share our work with each other.

A special bonus: Anastasia will be at the workshop to share her inspiration and process in creating her mixed media assemblage and to answer your questions.

Materials:

  • Something to write on
  • Something to write with
  • Colorful paper, magazine clippings or newspaper clippings
  • Found objects (optional)
  • Tape, glue, thread, string or staples
  • Scissors
  • An open and adventurous spirit

Reference Image

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





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