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Focus: La Faccia - And More 

Apr 13 - Apr 27 

Thursdays, 7-9:30pm

with Frank Van Riper

at Photoworks Studio

La Faccia - And More

$250 

3 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

A 3-week class photographing the face—as well as abstract shapes and forms. Learn to incorporate arresting imagery with portraiture to up your game photographing people. All lighting supplied by instructor. Veterans of Frank’s ‘La Faccia’ class that debuted last fall will love this sequel. More info: gvr@gvrphoto.com

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Focus: Narrative Landscape 

Apr 15 - May 20 

Saturdays 1-3pm

with Robb Hill 

at Offsite 

Narrative Landscape

$375 

6 sessions

Offsite

 

Narrative Landscape explores how to make a series of landscape images that tell a story. By combining the traditions of landscape photography with ideas from documentary traditions you will make a set of images that have an emotional narrative at its core. More info: robb@robbhill.com

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Focus: Digital Collage Workshop 

Apr 16 

Sunday 10am-3pm

with Sue Bloom 

at Photoworks Studio

Digital Collage Workshop

$195

1 session

Photoworks Studio 

 

Learn to combine imagery to create a stronger context and creative message. Learn to use Photoshop tools effectively, layers, layer masks and blending modes. Tutorials provided. Discover the value of unifying colors and textures. We will focus on your creative intention and how to implement it in a cohesive fashion. More info: sue@suebloom.com.

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Focus: Visual Calisthenics Workshop 

Apr 22 & 23 

Sat and Sun 10am-4pm

with Peter Kozloski and Scott Davis

at Photoworks Studio

Visual Calisthenics Workshop

$300 

2 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

Stretch your visual perception and artistic approach with challenging, instructive photographic assignments. This intense weekend of out-of-the-box assignments (e.g. a raccoon’s world view) and technical instruction will provide fresh perspectives and techniques to reinvigorate your photography. Digital and film photographers are welcome. Peter Kozloski pkozloski@gmail.com and Scott Davis dcphotoartist@gmail.com

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Focus: Printing Digital Photos on Alternative Papers Workshop

May 9 

Tuesday, 10am - 12pm

with David Scherbel 

at Photoworks Studio

Printing Digital Photos on Alternative Papers Workshop

$70 

1 session 

Photoworks Studio 

 

Explore the varying creative results of printing photos on non-commercial inject papers, such as, paper vellum, cotton drawing and watercolor papers, textured papers, and various colored papers. Displayed prints will demonstrate how different papers can affect an image. More info: davidscherbel@gmail.com.

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Focus: Expressions Workshop 

May 10 - Jun 21 (Omit 5/17 & 5/31)

Wednesdays 7-9pm

with Lee Halvorsen & Min Enghauser 

Online

Expressions Workshop

$400

4 sessions 

Online 

 

Bring your images, thoughts, and story together in an exhibit, book, pamphlet, artist statement, or website. Workshop participants will define a short-term project, edit/select images/text, and construct a rough book or exhibition. Working virtually, everyone will exchange images, ideas, and text and present during the last session. (Meets every other week). More info: leehalvorsen@mac.com.

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Focus: Photographing Art Work 

May 11 - May 25

Thursdays, 7-9:30pm  

with Frank Van Riper 

Photoworks Studio

Photographing Art Work

$250 

3 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

This class is aimed at those who want to make superb images of their, or others', artwork, for use in submissions for competitions or catalogs. I will supply all the lighting gear and we will explore myriad ways to show off artwork, flat and 3-D, to its best advantage. More Info: GVR@GVRphoto.com.

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Focus: Say What You Mean 

June 3 - July 29 (Omit June 23) 

Saturdays 10am - 1pm

with Joe Cameron 

at Online 

Say What You Mean

$475 

8 sessions 

Online 

 

A critique-based seminar for intermediate and advanced photographers. Focus is on exploring content at deeper levels, developing a practice that is consistent and productive and that supports each photographer's unique artistic vision. All classes held on Zoom. Seven group critiques and one individual critique per seminar. Returning students are welcome. More Info: raydance2@gmail.com

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Focus: Handmade Photo Group 

June 5 - August 21

Mondays, 6-10pm

with Mac Cosgrove-Davies

at Photoworks Studio

Handmade Photo Group

$50 

12 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

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.

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Focus: Intermediate Darkroom Photography 

June 12 - August 14 

Mondays 6-10pm

with Peter Kozloski  

Photoworks Studio 

Intermediate Darkroom Photography

$350 

10 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

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: pkozloski@gmail.com

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Focus: Advanced Darkroom Photography 

June 13 - August 15

Tuesdays 6-10pm

with Scott Davis 

at Photoworks Studio 

Advanced Darkroom Photography

$350 

10 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

Experienced black and white film photographers will fine tune their camera and darkroom techniques. Topics include advanced metering, exposure techniques, film processing strategies, and making fine art prints. Regular special guests will share their photography journeys and areas of specialization. Students must supply: film camera, film, photo paper. More info: pkozloski@gmail.com

Studio Lighting Workshop 

with Frank Van Riper 

Jan 21 - 22

Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 4pm

This hands-on workshop will explore the basics of studio lighting equipment and techniques. We will transform Photoworks into two functioning studio environments for portraits, products, and still life with backgrounds, stands, monolights and power pack lights, common light modifiers (including softboxes, reflectors, umbrellas, etc.), and triggers for most common cameras. Skill level: intermediate to advanced. Supplies needed: recommended to bring a working mirrorless, DSLR, or film camera.

More info: dgvr@gvrphoto.com Minimum age 16.

2 sessions.

$150

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

Photographers' Voice 

with Karen Keating

Jan 25 - March 1 

Wednesdays, 7pm - 9:30pm

A course for students who have developed basic photographical skills (digital or film) and have focused content and a desire to build the depth and scope of the chosen content. Working in a community of photographers each photographer will share content depth, practice critique skills and write an artist statement for their set of images. Visiting artists will show portfolios and share their steps and approaches to self-directed portfolios. Film or Digital.

More info: Karenkeating5002@gmail.com. Minimum age 21. 6 sessions

$400

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

Photoshop Montage Projects

with Page Carr

Jan 29 - Feb 26 (No Class Feb 5 & Feb 19)

Sunday, 11am - 1:30pm

Look at works by historical and contemporary artists in photomontage for inspiration, and develop projects of your own with critiques. Students should have some experience using photoshop adjustment layers and masks.  Readings and illustrated notes will be provided.

 

More info: pagecarr@gmail.com.

Minimum age 17.  3 sessions.

$325

Online 

Master Class with Dr. Flash

with Frank Van Riper

Feb 4 - Feb 15

Saturday, 10am - 1pm

Studio lighting with Frank Van Riper. Play with the big toys—studio strobe lights, umbrellas, etc., all supplied by instructor—to increase your skills with still-life, portraits and interiors. A followup to ‘Flash Photography Demystified.’  Skill level: intermediate/advanced.

 

More info: GVR@GVRphoto.com.

Minimum age 18.  3 sessions.

$250

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

The View Camera - Large Format Film Photography Workshop

Photoworks Faculty 

Feb 25 - 26

Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm

If you have ever wanted to unlock the mysteries of 4x5 or bigger large format film cameras, this workshop is for you which will blend classroom instruction and hands-on experience with both field and studio large format view cameras. We will explore the construction and function of view cameras including lenses, film holders, camera movements (tilt, rise, shift,) focusing, depth of field, needed gear, and various calculations to make proper exposures. Skill level: intermediate to advanced. Supplies needed: none! Unless you have your own large format camera!

 

More info: Peter Kozloski pkozloski@gmail.com 

Minimum age 16. 2 sessions.

$150

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

Past Classes

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Focus: Say What You Mean 

Mar 4 - Apr 29 (Omit Mar 25)

Saturdays 10am-1pm

with Joe Cameron 

Online

Say What You Mean

$475

8 sessions 

Online

 

A critique-based seminar for intermediate and advanced photographers. Focus is on exploring content at deeper levels, developing a practice that is consistent and productive and that supports each photographer's unique artistic vision. All classes held on Zoom. Seven group critiques and one individual critique per seminar. Returning students are welcome. More Info: raydance2@gmail.com

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Focus: Handmade Photo Group 

Mar 6 - May 22

Mondays, 6-10pm

with Mac Cosgrove-Davies

at Photoworks Studio

Handmade Photo Group

$50

12 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

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. 

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Focus: Photographer's Book Club 

Mar 7 - Apr 25 (Omit Apr 11) 

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

with Karen Keating 

at Photoworks Studio

Photographer's Book Club

$50

12 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

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. 

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Focus: Portfolio Development: "I come from..." 

Mar 8 - Apr 19 

Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm 

with Karen Keating 

at Photoworks Studio

Portfolio Development: "I come from..."

$400

8 Sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

Using the prompt, "I come from..." and previous bodies of work, students will determine content ideas, sequence and print a cohesive set of photographs. Critiquing and sequencing skills will be practiced. More info: karenkeating5002@gmail.com.

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Focus: Just Get Rid of It - Editing for Impact 

Mar 9 - Apr 13

Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm 

with Robb Hill

at Photoworks Studio

Just Get Rid of It - Editing for Impact

$375

6 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

In this class we’ll work on the art of editing and pacing and make your work as strong as possible. You don’t have to create new work, bring in projects you’ve been wrestling with and together we’ll hone your voice and visual statement. Work can be film or digital. More info: robb@robbhill.com

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Focus: Intermediate Darkroom Photography

Mar 13 - May 15

Mondays 6-10pm 

with Peter Kozloski 

at Photoworks Studio

Intermediate Darkroom Photography

$350 

10 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

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: pkozloski@gmail.com

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Focus: Advanced Darkroom Photography 

Mar 14 - May 16 

Tuesdays 6-10pm

with Scott Davis 

at Photoworks Studio

Advanced Darkroom Photography

$350 

10 Sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

Experienced black and white film photographers will fine tune their camera and darkroom techniques. Topics include advanced metering, exposure techniques, film processing strategies, and making fine art prints. Regular special guests will share their photography journeys and areas of specialization. Students must supply: film camera, film, photo paper. More info: dcphotoartist@gmail.com

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Focus: Digital Photography II - Honing Your Skills

Mar 14 - May 2

Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm 

with Richard Batch 

at Photoworks Studio

Digital Photography II - Honing Your Skills

$350 

8 sessions 

Photoworks Studio 

 

Guidance to help create two theme-based photo projects to refine your skill in seeing, taking and editing good photographs. All photos critiqued in weekly meetings. Composition, theories of great photographs and techniques in Photoshop/Lightroom bring out the best version of your photo. We print your top photos in class Info: rabatch@comcast.net

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Focus: The Art of Photography 

Mar 15 - May 3

Tuesdays 7 - 9pm 

with Richard Batch 

at Photoworks Studio

The Art of Photography

$300 

8 sessions

Photoworks Studio

 

Examining the creative process that goes into creating a great photograph. We will look at subject matter, approach, composition (it can help, but does everyone think it important?), editing, printing and presentation for your audience. Critique of past and current ongoing projects. Discussion of how to achieve your goals. More info: rabatch@comcast.net 

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Focus: Digital Editing & Printing with Photoshop and Lightroom 

Mar 16 - May 4 

Thursdays, 9:30am-12pm

with Richard Batch 

at Photoworks Studio

Digital Editing & Printing with Photoshop and Lightroom 

$350

8 sessions 

Photoworks Studio

 

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

rabatch@comcast.net 

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Focus: The History of Photography in 8 Artists

Mar 28 - May 23 (Omit 5/9 and 5/16)

Tuesdays 7-9pm

with Stephen Greenberg 

at Photoworks Studio

The History of Photography in 8 Artists

$300 

7 sessions 

Photoworks Studio

 

We will examine the history of photography using eight practitioners (Daguerre, Nadar, Fenton, Steichen, Lange, Capa, Parks, and Mann), examining historical context, available technology, technique, and results. Students will create their own photographs, inspired by a particular photographer. The break will allow students to pursue projects and return for critique. More info: patzere4@gmail.com

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