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Summertime Hours of Operation : 9:30am-6pm from Aug 19-30

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Summertime Hours of Operation : 9:30am-6pm from Aug 19-30

Fall Adult 2017 Photography

Photograms & Darkroom hand-building

Teaching Artist- Katherine Akey
11/13/2017 - 12/4/2017
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
Tuition - $190.00
This camera-less class takes students into the darkroom where they will create images using objects, stencils and other materials laid directly on traditional black and white photo paper.  This method of image making is highly creative and hands on, allowing students to work with light and material in a way unique to a traditional darkroom setting.  Photograms are a unique application of photographic materials loved by artists like Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Imogen Cunningham and Pablo Picasso.

No photography experience necessary, an introduction to the darkroom chemistry and process will be included!

street photography

Teaching Artist- Dale Scherfling
11/14/2017 - 12/5/2017
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Tuition - $160.00
A hands-on workshop for shooters - those who get it right in the camera first, rather than correcting mistakes afterward.  A hands-on workshop for those with a minimum of equipment, seeking to get the most from their cameras and their art.

Photojournalists are paid for their time on the streets, shooting - not on the computer.  We'll work together, indoors and out, honing camera-handling skills as well as our creative shooting eyes, followed by sharing sessions for positive critique and feedback.

pinhole camera class

Teaching Artist- Jonathan Weiner
11/8/2017 - 12/6/2017
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (no class on 11/22/2017)
Tuition - $190.00
Ever wonder how a camera works?  What better way to find out than by building your own!  In this class students will construct their own simple cameras that take pictures on traditional black and white photo paper.  You'll learn the basics of the darkroom, developing unique photographs taken with a camera built from scratch.  It's simple, fun and no prior experience is needed.

Portrait & Candid photography

Teaching Artist- Mehves Lelic
11/16/2017 - 12/14/2017
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (no class on 11/23/2017)
Tuition - $120.00
This workshop will go over portrait photography basics and focus on skills to improve candid photographs.  Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to join, including individuals who have basic photography responsibilities as part of their job who would like to improve their skill level!

Students should have a personal camera that they are comfortable using - whether it is a DSLR, a compact system or a smartphone.  Film photographers with darkroom experience are welcome to join and use the CHAW darkroom to develop and make prints as well.  (These students will be required to complete the CHAW darkroom registration process.)