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

  • Landscape & Nature Photography

    Learn what it takes to capture the world around you in the most beautiful way possible, from sweeping landscapes to close-ups of beautiful details. Discover the technical differences between shooting wide ...

    August 2, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Kim Clune

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  • Adobe CC: Lightroom & Photoshop Crash Course

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

    August 5, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • SOLD OUT! Using Your DSLR Camera: A Crash Course

    In this super-condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a DSLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions found on most DSLR cameras as well as some basic p...

    August 6, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Visual Storytelling: What it’s like to be me

    Students will learn to use the visual medium of photography to tell their own unique story. This is hands on workshop where students will have the opportunity to shoot images, curate them to tell their sto...

    September 9, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: V. Pilar Arthur-Snead

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  • Photography 101

    This class will define and clarify the functions that are found on most DSLR cameras, explore shooting techniques, and introduce digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn about depth...

    September 11, 2017 — 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 DSLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions found on most DSLR cameras as well as some basic p...

    September 23, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • DSLR Filmmaking

    Through hands-on demos and visually rich presentations, students will learn core techniques of DSLR filmmaking, introducing essential concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video. Targeted at begin...

    September 26, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Gaetano Vaccaro

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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 DSLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions found on most DSLR cameras as well as some basic p...

    November 4, 2017 — 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 DSLR cameras, explore shooting techniques, and introduce digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn about depth...

    November 6, 2017 — 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 DSLR cameras, explore shooting techniques, and introduce digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn about depth...

    November 7, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Crash Course:Travel Photography

    In this crash course you’ll learn to make the most of your travel adventure BEFORE you depart. You'll quickly move beyond the act of taking snapshots and begin the conscious act of making art. Plan loca...

    November 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kim Clune

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  • Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X

    Learn the essentials of editing video and constructing a story in Final Cut Pro X. This beginner course will cover all the basic aspects of the editing process from start to finish, including preparing, or...

    December 13, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Gaetano Vaccaro

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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 DSLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions found on most DSLR cameras as well as some basic p...

    December 16, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Crash Course: Adobe CC: Lightroom & Photoshop

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

    December 17, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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Intermediate

  • Posing and Portrait Principals: A Crash Course

    In this crash course participants will be introduced to a variety of techniques to create a variety of portraits and portrait styles, including styled, unscripted, and environmental. Participants will be i...

    July 29, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Intro to Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

    In this workshop, we’ll take a photojournalist’s approach to documentary photography. Students will learn how to approach a subject with a photojournalist's eye and learn basic storytelling techniques ...

    August 12, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Cindy Schultz

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  • Photography 102

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

    September 5, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • The Art of Black and White Photography

    In this 6 Week Course, students will learn how to see in all the shades of gray to create stunning Black and white photography. From capture to editing and printing Katherine will guide you through all of ...

    September 6, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Crash Course:Landscape & Nature Photography

    In this crash course you’ll learn what it takes to capture the world around you in the most beautiful way possible, from sweeping landscapes to beautiful details. Learn which gear best helps you achieve ...

    September 16, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kim Clune

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  • Landscape & Nature Photography

    Learn what it takes to capture the world around you in the most beautiful way possible, from sweeping landscapes to close-ups of beautiful details. Discover the technical differences between shooting wide ...

    October 12, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Kim Clune

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  • Demystifying Travel Photography

    A one day and one evening class discussing the joys and pitfalls of travel photography. The class will meet on a Saturday focusing on preparing for a trip, what’s in the bag, general shooting techniques,...

    October 14, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Connie Frisbee Houde

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  • Adobe CC: Lightroom & Photoshop

    In this 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 programs a...

    November 1, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Food Photography

    In this one day intensive workshop, participants will be introduced to the world of food photography. We will work with stills, action shots in both natural and studio lighting. Participants will learn all...

    November 11, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Long Exposure: Holiday Lights Workshop

    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 3, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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Advanced

  • Crash Course: Wildlife Photography

    In this crash course you’ll learn to capture wildlife in your own back yard and develop skills to take with you on your next travel adventure. Learn to study animal behavior and use specific camera techn...

    October 7, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kim Clune

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  • Photography 103

    By popular demand, Photo 103 will expand photographic techniques learned in Photo 101 and 103 giving participants even more foundation of their photographic knowledge. This course will guide participants t...

    November 7, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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  • Wildlife Photography

    Discover how to capture gorgeous images of wildlife in your own backyard and develop skills to take with you on your next travel adventure. Learn to study animal behavior, use specific camera techniques to...

    November 30, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Kim Clune

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  • Crash Course:Night Photography

    In this crash course you’ll learn to how to shoot the moon, capture city lights, take gorgeous architectural images of the many night-scapes in the Capital Region. ...

    December 2, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Kim Clune

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  • 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 9, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Wright

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