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Dust off your digital camera to finally use all the features, learn the functions of Photoshop, or discover how to edit video clips together into a professional-quality movie. You can learn all of this (and more!) in Digital Arts classes at The Arts Center.

Our instructors are experts that will help you master digital art and design that can be used at work and at home. It’s amazing what you can do with a little know-how and some hands-on practice.

 

Beginner

  • Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras as well ...

    July 11, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras as well ...

    August 1, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Adobe CC: A Crash Course

    In this crash course students will be introduced to the photo editing programs, Lightroom and Photoshop, both found in Adobe’s Creative Cloud. We will address workflow options, syncing between the two pr...

    July 12, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Stop Motion Video with Clay in Bas Relief

    Bring your art to life through the creation of Stop Motion video. You will be shown examples of how contemporary artists are using Stop Motion animation in video work of today. Then you will learn how to w...

    August 12, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Wired Into Art: Introduction to Tech Art

    Learn about the intersection of Art and Technology in this fun and informative class! You’ll learn some basic and approachable tools to integrate technology into your art practice, and take your creative...

    July 28, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Photo Boot Camp with Katherine Wright

    Are you ready for creative vacation? Have a new digital SLR camera and don’t know how to use it? This Photo 101 condensed course is geared towards novice photographers who are interested learning how to ...

    July 6, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Photo Boot Camp with Katherine Wright

    Are you ready for creative vacation? Have a new digital SLR camera and don’t know how to use it? This Photo 101 condensed course is geared towards novice photographers who are interested learning how to ...

    August 24, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • “Bird’s Eye View” Workshop with RCHS

    Before manned flight was common, the term "bird's eye" was used to distinguish views drawn from direct observation at high locations, or from those constructed from an imagined bird's perspective, and as a...

    August 20, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

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  • Introduction to Photoshop Elements

    In this beginner friendly 6 week class, students will be introduced to the top editing program designed for the everyday consumer, Adobe Photoshop Elements 13. Participants will become adept at using the v...

    September 9, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Iphoneography

    We have them with us constantly; our phones are an extension of ourselves. In this workshop we will discover all the functions and features of our iphone and ipad cameras. We will learn fun shooting techni...

    September 10, 2015 — 05:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras as well ...

    September 13, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Photography 101

    This class will define and clarify the functions that are found on most digital SLR cameras, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn abo...

    September 15, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Photography 101

    This class will define and clarify the functions that are found on most digital SLR cameras, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn abo...

    September 23, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Adobe CC: A Crash Course

    In this crash course students will be introduced to the photo editing programs, Lightroom and Photoshop, both found in Adobe’s Creative Cloud. We will address workflow options, syncing between the two pr...

    October 25, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras as well ...

    November 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Photography 101

    This class will define and clarify the functions that are found on most digital SLR cameras, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn abo...

    November 10, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this super condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras as well ...

    December 5, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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Intermediate

  • SOLD OUT! Photography 102

    Students will expand on the basic photography skills taught in Photography 101 and become exposed to a variety of “real world” situations to better improve their images. Students will also be introduce...

    July 13, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Now & Then: A Photographic Exploration of Documenting our Landscape Through Time with RCHS

    In this two day workshop we students will combine history and art as we investigate the development our local landscape by viewing historical etchings, paintings and photographs dating back to the 1800's. ...

    August 8, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Intermediate Video: Rensselaer County’s Changing Landscape with RCHS

    In this intermediate-advanced filmmaking class for adults, we will be focusing on gathering inspiration from Rensselaer County Historical Society recent exhibition Scenic Overlook: Perspectives on Renssela...

    July 19, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Alexandria Hovet

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  • Photography 102

    Students will expand on the basic photography skills taught in Photography 101 and become exposed to a variety of “real world” situations to better improve their images. Students will also be introduce...

    September 14, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Introduction to Adobe CC: Lightroom & Photoshop

    In this 6 week class, participants will learn to use the photo editing programs, Lightroom and Photoshop, both found in Adobe's Creative Cloud. We will address workflow options, syncing between the two pro...

    November 4, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Posing for Portraits – All Shapes and Sizes

    In this workshop you will discover how to pose your clients of all shapes and sizes. We will cover some of the photography basics, however the main focus of this workshop is to learn how to engage, connect...

    November 14, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Food Photography Workshop

    In this workshop we will discuss how to capture great food photography with a focus on how to style your plates and camera capturing instruction. We will work with an assortment of subjects including raw f...

    October 18, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Macro Photography: LIMITED SPACE Call to Register

    In this one day workshop students will explore the world of macro photography. We will see the world close while we explore a variety of subjects in natural through natural and studio lighting. Prerequi...

    October 24, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Long Exposure: Holiday Lights Workshop: LIMITED SPACE Call to Register

    In this fun and unique workshop participants will learn the basics about long exposure and shooting on location. We will start at The Arts Center to go over our camera settings and then head out for some h...

    December 13, 2015 — 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Sports Photography with Cindy Schultz

    Do want to break into the field of sports photography? Do you want to take better pictures of your son playing football or your daughter competing in soccer? Times Union photographer Cindy Schultz will lea...

    September 15, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Cindy Schultz

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  • Photojournalism Workshop with Cindy Schultz

    In this six-hour introductory workshop to photojournalism, you'll move beyond taking aesthetically-pleasing pictures and look at telling visual stories. You’ll meet Times Union photographer Cindy Schultz...

    October 10, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Cindy Schultz

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Advanced

  • Introduction to Off Camera Flash

    In this intense one day workshop, participants will be exposed to the foundation of using flash photography. We will discuss how to create and modify light for various applications including event and port...

    December 19, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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