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2024 Spring/Summer Courses

Bookmaking for Photographers

Bookmaking for Photographers

Film and Digital

Thursday

-

2/8/24
2/29/24

1:00pm

3pm

-

David Scherbel

Price

Sessions

$350

4

Location

In Person

Intermediate black and white film photographers will enhance their darkroom skills and techniques. Topics include multigrade filters, exposure techniques, film processing strategies, fine art prints, and basic presentation techniques. Regular special guests will share their photography journeys and specialization. Students must supply: film camera, film, photo paper. More info: robb@robbhil.com.

Intermediate Darkroom Photography

Film

Monday

-

3/4/24
5/6/24

6:30 PM

10:30 PM

-

Robb Hill

Price

Sessions

$375

10

Location

In Person

This class practices the steps of photo criticism.  Focusing on your personal set of photographs, in process or completed, we will describe the content of each image, the sequence of images and go beyond the words "I like...  " and introduce a structured method for creating a meaningful sequence. The book, "Criticizing Photographs" by Terry Barrett will be the reference for assessing your set of images.  Your project may be a work in process or a completed project.

Steps and Practice of Photo Criticism

Any

Wednesday

-

3/6/24
4/3/24

7:30 PM

9:30 PM

-

Karen Keating

Price

Sessions

$350

5

Location

In Person

The class is for students to learn the fundamental basics of Black and White film developing and printing. This is a hands-on experience where students will be in the darkroom, developing film, exposing negatives and creating photographs. All you need is film and paper to join this magical journey. More info: robb@robbhill.com.

Intro to Black and White Printing and Developing

Film

Thursday

-

3/7/24
5/9/24

6:30 PM

10:30 PM

-

Robb Hill

Price

Sessions

$375

10

Location

In Person

Taking meaningful photographs is one thing. Sequencing photographs to create a meaningful story is another. We will develop a story and create a book proposal. Included is a video conference with one of Germany‘s leading photobook designers and publishers. Bring a body of work or create one in this class.

Sequence is Key - Storytelling with Photographs

Any

Saturday

-

3/9/24
4/20/24

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Sebastian Hesse-Kastein

Price

Sessions

$350

4

Location

In Person

Experience the freedom from heavy cameras and gear, as you explore peaceful gardens, with your iPhone. Learn what your iPhone camera can do, the apps that will allow you to edit  your images, and create gallery-worthy art.

iPhone in the Garden

Digital

Tuesdays & Thursdays

-

3/26/24
4/4/24

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

-

Sue Bloom

Price

Sessions

$175

4

Location

Online

This will be a photo essay approach to photography one step further, with learning and photography experience on the streets of Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, Maryland. There will be a minimum of two classroom discussions as well.

Visual Story Telling With Portraits, The Street and More

Any

Saturday

-

3/30/24
5/4/24

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

-

Francesca Scott

Price

Sessions

$275

6

Location

Off-site (Not in the Photoworks Studio)

The student's home becomes a photo studio.  Your weekly assignments are your choice of content...examples: family portraits, abstracts, family heirlooms, vases of flowers, even following sunlight within the home. Class discussions and critiques. Film or digital.

Home Photography

Any

Wednesday

-

4/17/24
5/15/24

9:30 AM

12:00 PM

-

Karen Keating

Price

Sessions

$350

5

Location

In Person

Make dramatic photos of your or others’ artwork that will grab the attention of jurors and customers, using simple lighting techniques including off-camera flash and diffuse continuous light. Applicable to flat art or 3-D work (sculpture, etc.) No lighting experience necessary. More info: GVR@GVRphoto.com. Minimum age 16. 4 sessions.

Photograph Artwork Like a Pro

Digital

Wednesday

-

5/1/24
5/22/24

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

-

Frank Van Riper

Price

Sessions

$325

4

Location

In Person

This is a three hour, hands-on workshop for beginners designed to show how to move beyond your smartphone and into the world of  digital photography. *NO* previous experience is expected. We discuss camera types, capture modes, file formats, editing, sharing images, etc. - - - the essential stuff you need to get started.

Bare Bones for Beginners - Digital Photography Workshop

Digital

Saturday

-

5/11/24
5/11/24

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Stephen Greenberg

Price

Sessions

$200

1

Location

In Person

Enter with a collection of your favorite photographs or project and leave with a handmade book. This class will introduce students to the world of handmade photobooks. Using the knowledge gained from Sebastian Hesse's class, Sequence is Key, on selecting and sequencing photographs, this class will have students design their handmade book, print the photographs into folios, prepare and bind the signatures, and design a cover.  At the end of the class, students will take home their own photobook and have the basic skills to make additional books at home.

Zero to a Handmade Book

Any

Sunday

-

6/2/24
6/23/24

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

-

Tom Sliter

Price

Sessions

$300

4

Location

In Person

Explore the possibilities and implications of photography in near darkness and with long exposures. Look at historical and contemporary artists for ideas and develop a project in group critiques. Students should have a digital camera and tripod and know how to apply EV compensation in Manual mode. Readings and technical notes will be provided. Meets once every two weeks.

Darkness & Time

Any

Saturdays (every other week)

-

6/8/24
7/20/24

10:30 AM

1:00 PM

-

Page Carr

Price

Sessions

$400

4

Location

Online

Stay true to your artistic vision and use the darkroom and alternative printing techniques to take your photographs from concepts into handmade prints. This is a great workshop for teens who have taken a darkroom photography class and want to make a print for a portfolio or an exhibition. We will study photographers and printers from the past and present for inspiration. Receive guidance and encouragement while making a cohesive handmade prints you will take home at the end of the workshop.

Intermediate/Advanced Teen Darkroom (Ages 12-18) Session 1

Film

Monday through Friday

-

6/24/24
6/28/24

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Redeat Wondemu

Price

Sessions

$350

5

Location

In Person

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience from behind the camera to in front of the computer!  

Using an iPhone, point and shoot, or DSLR students will learn how to create stunning digital photography and enhance imagery in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.  Students will first learn the fundamentals of the medium, such as composition, exposure, light & shadow, and depth of field then transition to developing their software and editing skills. By the end of the course students will have tangible printed evidence of their newly honed talent.  Contact Sora DeVore at soradevore@gmail.com for questions.

Digital Photography & Photoshop (Ages 8-14)

Digital

Monday through Friday

-

6/24/24
6/28/24

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

-

Sora DeVore

Price

Sessions

$470

5

Location

In Person

Take your black & white photography skills to the next level.  Learn how to express your creative side while honing your camera and darkroom skills.  Students will work toward a portfolio of prints and prepare an end-of-week pop-up exhibit.  More info: gummist@gmail.com. 5 sessions.

Teen Advanced Film Photography Camp (Ages 12-18)

Film

Monday through Friday

-

7/8/24
7/12/24

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Price

Sessions

$325

5

Location

In Person

Stay true to your artistic vision and use the darkroom and alternative printing techniques to take your photographs from concepts into handmade prints. This is a great workshop for teens who have taken a darkroom photography class and want to make a print for a portfolio or an exhibition. We will study photographers and printers from the past and present for inspiration. Receive guidance and encouragement while making a cohesive handmade prints you will take home at the end of the workshop.

Intermediate/Advanced Teen Darkroom (Ages 12-18) Session 2

Digital

Monday through Friday

-

7/29/24
8/2/24

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Redeat Wondemu

Price

Sessions

$350

5

Location

In Person

Advanced Digital Negatives (Tri-Color Cyanotype)

Advanced Digital Negatives (Tri-Color Cyanotype)

Alternative

Tuesday

-

2/20/24
3/5/24

6pm

9:30pm

-

Christopher Gumm

Price

Sessions

$300

3

Location

In Person

This class is for advanced darkroom printers wanting to hone their skills in the company of like-minded individuals. Students will get exposure to advanced printing techniques. Class sessions will alternate between free time to work on prints, demonstrations of techniques, and group critiques to refine image-making, editing, and building strong bodies of work.

Advanced Darkroom Printing

Film

Tuesday

-

3/5/24
5/7/24

6:30 PM

10:30 PM

-

Scott Davis

Price

Sessions

$400

10

Location

In Person

Learn the basic skillsets of Photoshop & Lightroom. Learn to edit your images in your favorite program to maximize the potential of your image.  We also cover: calibrating your monitor, choosing a paper & choosing a printer.  We print in class.  Lots of instructional handouts.

Digital Editing & Printing with Photoshop and Lightroom

Digital

Thursday

-

3/7/24
4/25/24

9:30 AM

12:00 PM

-

Richard Batch

Price

Sessions

$350

8

Location

In Person

Learn the basics of cyanotype printing, a historic photo process that creates blue images. Using the chemistry of plants we will also tone the cyanotypes to alter the color of the prints. Students will send photos to the instructor to have digital negatives made prior to the first class.

Introduction to Cyanotype Printing and Toning

Alternative

Saturday

-

3/9/24
3/16/24

10:00 AM

4:00 PM

-

Paige Billin-Frye

Price

Sessions

$250 + $25 materials fee

2

Location

In Person

Join us to learn about the Commonplace Book, a scrapbook or journal which documents a journey of discovery and curiosity. We will print photos as cyanotypes and collect them in a handmade book using the drum leaf binding. Students are encouraged to add text and other materials to their books.

The Art of the Commonplace Book

Any

Wednesday

-

3/20/24
4/24/24

7:00 PM

10:00 PM

-

Sebastian Hesse-Kastein & Paige Billin-Frye

Price

Sessions

$350 + $25 materials fee

6

Location

In Person

Do you have images on film you want to digitize, be it for archiving, printing, restoration, or making digital negatives for alternative process printing? This class will give you the foundational skills to successfully import your images. We will learn various scanning programs and get our hands on different types of scanners from flatbeds to film scanners to DSLRs.

Scanning Your Film Workshop

Film

Saturday

-

3/30/24
3/30/24

10:00 AM

3:00 PM

-

Scott Davis

Price

Sessions

$150

1

Location

In Person

Digital photography can reveal what our eye saw through the viewfinder and what our heart saw as well. Learn how to explore your photos creatively, to surface what makes each photo interesting through adjustments to tone, texture and color. Class includes live software demonstrations plus hands-on practice with your images.

Working with Digital Photos in Adobe Lightroom Classic

Digital

Wednesday

-

4/3/24
5/15/24

7:00 PM

9:30 PM

-

Alec Dann

Price

Sessions

$350

6

Location

Online

Get individualized help with your camera settings, exposure control, and other questions and problems in a small group. Send questions ahead of time if you like. Customized notes will be provided.

Digital Camera Clinic

Digital

Saturday

-

4/20/24
4/20/24

10:00 AM

12:30 PM

-

Page Carr

Price

Sessions

$100

1

Location

In Person

Gum bichromate is a highly versatile hand-made photo process that encourages creative image making. Using medium/large format negatives, students practice mixing and applying emulsions, image exposure and development. Creative controls such as color choices, selective development, and multiple printing will be covered. Digital negatives can be made if needed.

Gum Bichromate Weekend Workshop

Alternative

Weekend

-

5/4/24
5/5/24

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Price

Sessions

$200

2

Location

In Person

Ever wanted to try out large format photography? This class will give you an intensive, extended hands-on opportunity to work with different types of large format camera and produce work in the various genres for which large format excels. Students learn movements, lighting basics, processing and printing. Sessions will include field trips outside of Photoworks.

Hands-on Large Format Deep Dive

Alternative

Saturday

-

6/1/24
7/27/24

4:00 PM

8:00 PM

-

Scott Davis

Price

Sessions

$400

6

Location

In Person

This group provides a community setting for practicing your skills in handmade photo processes including platinum, cyanotype, gum bichromate, etc. The Handmade Photo Group meets on Mondays at Photoworks, for printing, sharing technique, and critique. Members provide all materials.  Please contact Mac Cosgrove-Davies (gummist@gmail.com) if interested.

Hand Made Photo Group (Summer)

Alternative

Monday

-

6/3/24
8/26/24

6:00 PM

10:00 PM

-

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Price

Sessions

$50

13

Location

In Person

Come experience the magic of creating your own black and white photographs in a traditional darkroom.  This beginner-level class includes instruction and practice on a film camera, film developing, and printing the resulting negatives.  Students must supply film camera or arrange camera loan with instructor in advance.

Teen Intro to Film Photography (ages 12-18)

Film

Monday through Friday

-

6/17/24
6/21/24

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Price

Sessions

$325

5

Location

In Person

Stay true to your artistic vision and use the darkroom and alternative printing techniques to create one-of-a-kind cyanotype prints. This is a great workshop for teens who have taken a darkroom photography class or a cyanotype class and want to prepare a portfolio. We will study renowned photographers for inspiration. Receive guidance and encouragement while making cohesive handmade prints you will take home at the end of the workshop. More info: rwondemu@gmail.com. 5 sessions.

Intermediate/Advanced Teen Cyanotype Workshop (Ages 12-18) Session 1

Alternative

Monday through Friday

-

6/24/24
6/28/24

2:00 PM

5:00 PM

-

Redeat Wondemu

Price

Sessions

$350

5

Location

In Person

This workshop will focus on portraiture. In addition to the portraiture practice - composition,  exposure, light quality, indoor and outdoor locations - students will work with enrolled students at Photoworks as well as home assignments with family and friends.  Necessary equipment: 35mm film camera, or plastic lens Holga camera (Holga camera is loaned  by Photoworks for the class).  B/W film purchase from Photoworks or local camera stores.

Youth Portrait Workshop (Ages 12-18)

Film

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

-

7/1/24
7/3/24

9:00 AM

12:30 PM

-

Karen Keating

Price

Sessions

$250

3

Location

In Person

Students will be introduced to film cameras (35mm or plastic lens), black and white film development and darkroom printing. Assignments will cover the unique location of Glen Echo Park, portraiture, and story-telling. Film and paper charge $35 to be paid at first class.

Darkroom/Film Photography for Teens (Ages 12-18)

Film

Monday through Friday

-

7/15/24
7/19/24

9:00 AM

12:30 PM

-

Karen Keating

Price

Sessions

$400

5

Location

In Person

Stay true to your artistic vision and use the darkroom and alternative printing techniques to create one-of-a-kind cyanotype prints. This is a great workshop for teens who have taken a darkroom photography class or a cyanotype class and want to prepare a portfolio. We will study renowned photographers for inspiration. Receive guidance and encouragement while making a cohesive handmade prints you will take home at the end of the workshop.

Intermediate/Advanced Teen Cyanotype Workshop (Ages 12-18) Session 2

Alternative

Monday through Friday

-

7/29/24
8/2/24

2:00 PM

5:00 PM

-

Redeat Wondemu

Price

Sessions

$350

5

Location

In Person

This group provides a community setting for practicing your skills in handmade photo processes including platinum, cyanotype, gum bichromate, etc. The Handmade Photo Group meets on Mondays at Photoworks, for printing, sharing technique, and critique. Members provide all materials. Please contact Mac Cosgrove-Davies (gummist@gmail.com) if interested.

Hand Made Photo Group

Alternative

Monday

-

3/4/24
5/27/24

6:00 PM

10:00 PM

-

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Price

Sessions

$50

13

Location

In Person

Learn to take sharp, correctly exposed pictures by understanding ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and other camera functions. Build your confidence in composition and discover your artistic voice through weekly critiques. 65 pages of instructional handouts. Suitable for DSLR and compact cameras.  Info: rabatch@comcast.net

Digital Photography Intro: Camera Controls & Composition

Digital

Tuesday

-

3/5/24
4/23/24

9:30 AM

12:00 PM

-

Richard Batch

Price

Sessions

$350

8

Location

In Person

From conceptualization and interviewing to shooting and editing, participants will craft their own short documentaries. Designed for beginners, this course combines hands-on experience with in-class lessons. A digital video device (even just your phone) and computer proficiency are required.

Intro to Documentary Filmmaking

Digital

Thursday

-

3/7/24
4/18/24

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

-

David Friedman

Price

Sessions

$300

6

Location

In Person

For those who have been using their digital cameras in full auto mode and want to understand how cameras work. Introduces Priority and Manual modes to control shutter speed, aperture, white balance, and ISO. Illustrated notes will be provided.

Get Out of Auto Mode

Digital

Saturday

-

3/9/24
3/30/24

10:00 AM

12:30 PM

-

Page Carr

Price

Sessions

$400

4

Location

Online

This is a three hour, hands-on workshop for beginners, designed to show how to get digital images off your camera (and your phone!) and into a frame. *NO* previous experience is required. We will discuss file formats, editing, printer and paper selection, etc. - - -  the essential stuff you need to get started.

Bare Bones for Beginners - Digital Printing Workshop

Digital

Saturday

-

3/23/24
3/23/24

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Stephen Greenberg

Price

Sessions

$200

1

Location

In Person

Calling all visionaries interested in street and documentary photography. This course will take the photo essay approach to photography one step further. We will traverse the streets of Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, Maryland, and you will become more comfortable with learning how to approach strangers to photograph for portraits. Group discussions, photo essay compilations, and photo walks will be the basis of this course.

Story Telling with Street Photography

Any

Saturday

-

3/30/24
5/4/24

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

-

Francesca Scott

Price

Sessions

$275

6

Location

Offsite

Bestselling author and documentary photographer Frank Van Riper leads a hands-on class in creating a visual narrative of multiple images as well as text. (Think: Life Magazine, Nat Geo.) Students will produce a picture story based on their own proposals or ones assigned in class. All ideas welcome. Minimum age 18. 4 sessions

Building a Better Picture Story

Any

Saturday

-

4/6/24
5/4/24

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Frank Van Riper

Price

Sessions

$325

4

Location

In Person

Students will learn how to make digitally enlarged negatives, and the fundamentals of working in alternative processes, specifically focused on palladium printing. Bridge antique and modern techniques with this process to create beautiful and long-lasting images. All supplies provided - $50 materials fee due at first session.

Introduction to Platinum/Palladium Printing

Alternative

Saturday, Sunday

-

4/27/24
4/28/24

10:00 AM

4:00 PM

-

Scott Davis

Price

Sessions

$350

2

Location

In Person

Do you have images on film you want to digitize, be it for archiving, printing, restoration, or making digital negatives for alternative process printing? This class will give you the foundational skills to successfully import your images. We will learn various scanning programs and get our hands on different types of scanners from flatbeds to film scanners to DSLRs.

Scanning your Film - Session 2

Film

Saturday

-

5/11/24
5/11/24

10:00 AM

3:00 PM

-

Scott Davis

Price

Sessions

$150

1

Location

In Person

This is a three hour, hands-on workshop for beginners that provides a grounding in the history of photography.*NO* previous experience is expected. We discuss the factors that make up that history: the artists, their technology, and the world in which they worked - - - the essential stuff to understand the history of the world’s most available art form.

Bare Bones for Beginners - History of Photography Workshop

Any

Saturday

-

6/1/24
6/1/24

10:00 AM

1:00 AM

-

Stephen Greenberg

Price

Sessions

$200

1

Location

In Person

Frank hated closeups of flowers (where the flower, not the photographer, did all the work.) In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to treat flowers and plants as portrait subjects and create dramatic lighting in the studio to produce spectacular images. All lighting supplied by the instructor. More info: GVR@GVRphoto.com. Minimum age 18. 3 sessions.

Not Your Average Flower Pix

Digital

Saturday

-

6/8/24
6/22/24

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Frank Van Riper

Price

Sessions

$250

3

Location

In Person

Learn how to take artistic and compelling photos with your phone's camera. Creative composition and creative apps are explained. Students will have assignments to shoot photos around the park, and will learn to print their pictures in class.

iPhone/Smartphone Photography Camp (Ages 10-16)

Digital

Monday through Friday

-

6/17/24
6/21/24

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Richard Batch

Price

Sessions

$300

5

Location

In Person

The teen class will be exposed to "masters" of street photographers, Photoworks instructors and visual poets. Locations for capturing a narrative includes Glen Echo, Bethesda and the Sangamore Shopping Center. Students may use film or digital for the final final set of images.

Street Photography for Teens (Ages 12-18)

Any

Monday through Friday

-

6/24/24
6/28/24

9:00 AM

12:30 PM

-

Karen Keating

Price

Sessions

$400

5

Location

In Person

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience from behind the camera to in front of the computer!
Using an iPhone, point and shoot, or DSLR  students will learn how to create stunning digital photography and enhance imagery in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.  Students will first learn the fundamentals of the medium, such as composition, exposure, light & shadow, and depth of field then transition to developing their software and editing skills. By the end of the course students will have tangible printed evidence of their newly honed talent.  Contact Sora DeVore at soradevore@gmail.com for questions.

Digital Photography & Photoshop (Ages 8-14)

Digital

Monday through Friday

-

7/8/24
7/12/24

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

-

Sora DeVore

Price

Sessions

$470

5

Location

In Person

How to use the great camera in a smart phone to take fabulous pictures. Creative composition and creative apps are explained.  There are photo assignments to teach students specific types of photography. Students will learn to print their pictures, and will take home many prints by the week end.

iPhone/Smartphone Photography Camp (Ages 10-16)

Digital

Monday through Friday

-

7/15/24
7/19/24

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

-

Richard Batch

Price

Sessions

$300

5

Location

In Person

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience from behind the camera to in front of the computer!  

Using an iPhone, point and shoot, or DSLR students will learn how to create stunning digital photography and enhance imagery in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.  Students will first learn the fundamentals of the medium, such as composition, exposure, light & shadow, and depth of field then transition to developing their software and editing skills. By the end of the course students will have tangible printed evidence of their newly honed talent.  Contact Sora DeVore at soradevore@gmail.com for questions.

Digital Photography & Photoshop (8-14)

Digital

Monday through Friday

-

8/5/24
8/9/24

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

-

Sora DeVore

Price

Sessions

$470

5

Location

In Person

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