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Studio Arts: Photography Classes

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Event date
Wednesday, September 4 to 25, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Event date
Saturday, September 7 to 28, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Processing your own 35mm or 120mm black-and-white film is cost-effective, and typically provides better results. Get all the skills you need to begin at this information-packed, hands-on workshop.

Event date
Saturday, September 7 and 14, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Event date
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Art historian and photographer Patricia Howard introduces the world of the photo surrealists and explores how they pushed the boundaries of photographic imagery in the 1920s to 1940s. Step into the darkroom to create your own version of one the movement’s distinctive photo forms, the rayogram. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules.

Event date
Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

Event date
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

Event date
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Event date
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Art historian and photographer Patricia Howard introduces the world of cyanotypes, a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue and white print. Create your own in this unique studio arts program. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Whether you want work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. Two on-location shoots offer chances to put your new skills into practice.

Event date
Tuesday, October 15 to December 10, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)

This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Event date
Tuesday, October 15 to December 10, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)

Whether you work digitally or on film, this course is ideal for students who are familiar with their cameras but are interested in expanding their understanding of photography fundamentals.

Event date
Wednesday, October 16 to December 11, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 27)

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Event date
Thursday, October 17 to December 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28)

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Event date
Saturday, October 19 to December 14, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 30)

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Event date
Saturday, October 19 to December 14, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 30)

This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Event date
Sunday, October 20 to December 15, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Dec. 1)

Great shoots start with great locations—and Washington offers plenty of unbeatable visual inspiration. Learn to capture this vibrant city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors as you deploy a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective.

Event date
Sunday, October 20 to December 15, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Dec. 1)

You've got a great portfolio of photos. What's next? This valuable session covers how to prepare your images to exhibit or sell, get them seen by the public, and effectively market your work.

Event date
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This course provides a thorough introduction to the 35mm camera and the basics of photo darkroom techniques. Students learn how to use the camera, compose a photograph, develop film, and make a print.

Event date
Monday, October 21 to December 16, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)

This photography course is designed for those who want to learn how to create portraits of men and women, using the special lighting controls of the studio.

Event date
Monday, October 21 to December 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Event date
Wednesday, October 23 to November 20, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Take your skills beyond auto mode as you explore a myriad of your digital camera’s exposure options and features in this workshop designed for intermediate photographers.

Event date
Thursday, October 24 to November 21, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This intermediate-level photography course offers a better understanding of compositional elements and practices—such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting—that promote taking better and more unique photographs.

Event date
Monday, October 28 to December 2, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

Event date
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Take your iPhone camera skills to another level in a workshop that focuses on the ProCamera app and editing techniques; organizing, printing, and posting your photos; and a critique session on images you shoot during the day.

Event date
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Event date
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules.

Event date
Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Event date
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.