PHOTOGRAPHY: Let the Art Center bring an understanding of both Digital and Film photography into focus. Experience one of the few remaining community darkrooms and grow alongside talented peers of all skill levels.

Spring 2021 Registration:
November 23 - Member Registration Opens
December 7 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

Spring 2021 CLASSES

 

IN-STUDIO CLASSES


MONDAY


Smart Phone Videos


Capture beautiful videos wherever you are with the camera you already have! Learn about all of your smartphone camera’s capabilities, explore elements of composition, and improve your photo-taking skills in this comprehensive course.


7 Weeks • January 18–March 1 • 4–6 pm • $329 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper


Movie Making


Explore the work that goes into creating movie magic, from writing and acting to directing and editing! Learn the Tinseltown lingo and try your hand at realizing your own cinematic vision.


7 Weeks • March 15–April 26 • 4–6 pm • $329 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper


Photoshop Made Easy


The Adobe Creative Cloud can be pretty challenging at first, but with a little practice and know-how this suite of apps can be fun and visually exciting! Students will learn the difference between the various programs and how they work together to create beautiful works of art.


4 Weeks • February 22–March 15 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $229 • Beginning • Aren Straiger


Intro to Digital Art


Explore different software and find processes that work best for you! Learn about pixels, vectors, and different digital color spaces while practicing techniques to make stunning digital art.


4 Weeks • January 18–February 8 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $229 • Beginning • Aren Straiger


Lighting Fundamentals


Create stunning still-lifes and portraits by learning to control light. Learn to use strobes, light-kits, and light modifiers to take your photographing skills to the next level.


7 Weeks • January 18–March 1 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $329 • All Levels • Jedediah Johnson

 

Lighting Fundamentals


Create stunning still-lifes and portraits by learning to control light. Learn to use strobes, light-kits, and light modifiers to take your photographing skills to the next level.


7 Weeks • March 15–April 26 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $329 • All Levels • Jedediah Johnson


Intro to Procreate


Want to make art on the go? This is the class for you! Explore the app used by professional artists while creating digital art of your own!


4 Weeks • March 29–April 19 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $229 • Beginning • Aren Straiger

 

TUESDAY

 

Black + White Film Photography 1


Discover the beauty of capturing the world through film photography! Learn traditional techniques for shooting and developing black and white film. Join us in for a complete darkroom experience as you learn to create brilliant photographic prints!


7 Weeks • January 19–March 2 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $361 • Beginning • Jedediah Johnson

 

Smart Phone Videos


Capture beautiful videos wherever you are with the camera you already have! Learn about all of your smartphone camera’s capabilities, explore elements of composition, and improve your photo-taking skills in this comprehensive course.


7 Weeks • January 19–March 2 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $329 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

Black + White Film Photography 2


Fine-tune your black and white photography skills as you strengthen your compositions, content, and technical skills in this dynamic darkroom experience! Our supportive photo community will keep you motivated and challenged.


7 Weeks • March 16–April 27 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $361 • Intermediate • Jedediah Johnson

 

Movie Making


Explore the work that goes into creating movie magic, from writing and acting to directing and editing! Learn the Tinseltown lingo and try your hand at realizing your own cinematic vision.


7 Weeks • March 16–April 27 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $329 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Photoshop Made Easy


The Adobe Creative Cloud can be pretty challenging at first, but with a little practice and know-how this suite of apps can be fun and visually exciting! Students will learn the difference between the various programs and how they work together to create beautiful works of art.


4 Weeks • February 24–March 17 • 10 am–Noon • $229 • Beginning • Aren Straiger

 

Intro to Digital Art


Explore different software and find processes that work best for you! Learn about pixels, vectors, and different digital color spaces while practicing techniques to make stunning digital art.


4 Weeks • January 20–February 10 • 10 am–Noon • $229 • Beginning • Aren Straiger

 

Intro to Procreate


Want to make art on the go? This is the class for you! Explore the app used by professional artists while creating digital art of your own!


4 Weeks • March 31–April 21 • 10 am–Noon • $229 • Beginning • Aren Straiger

 

Photography of Interior Spaces


Take your camera on an adventure! With support from fellow students and a talented instructor, you will visit a variety of Indianapolis locations to take pictures and express your creativity. This class provides individualized attention to each photographer’s level of experience and personal goals.


7 Weeks • January 20–March 3 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $329 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

Photography in the Great Outdoors


Grab your camera and get outside! Learn the basic principles of exposure, composition, and lighting. Great for anyone wanting to get more practice with their camera.


7 Weeks • March 17–April 28 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $329 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

THURSDAY

 

Digital Photography 1


Gain confidence with the digital camera and learn a variety of editing techniques! Join this supportive photo studio as you improve your shot and explore camera features. This class will also explore the digital studio as you learn to edit and enhance your images for the perfect photo!


4 Weeks • February 25–March 18 • 4–6 pm • $229 • Beginning • Jedediah Johnson

 

Learn Your Camera


Learn about your digital camera in a language you can understand. We’ll translate photographic concepts into plain language for easy application with your camera. No prior experience is necessary and all cameras are welcome!


4 Weeks • January 21–February 11 • 4–6 pm • $229 • Beginning • Jedediah Johnson

 

Editing in Lightroom


Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to import, organize, and quickly edit images in your photo library. This class serves as a quick introduction to editing your photos for a more artful and expressive appearance! Take your digital photography to the next level in this supportive studio environment.


4 Weeks • April 1-22 • 4:00–6:00 pm • $229 • Beginning • Jedediah Johnson

 

Independent Study: Photography


Continue developing your skills in a supportive environment with other passionate photographers! In this Independent Study, you will have access to the Art Center’s photo lighting equipment, computers, cameras, and darkroom.All Levels are welcome, but knowledge of D/SLR style camera and/or darkroom procedures is required.


15 Weeks • January 21–April 29 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $489 • Intermediate-Advanced • Jedediah Johnson

 

Graphic Design


Join one of the Art Center’s very own professional designers and start seeing the world through the perspective of graphic design! This survey course will look to masters in the field and techniques used by design professionals today to help you explore the various Adobe Creative Suite programs and learn about logos, posters, and typography.


7 Weeks • January 21–March 4 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $329 • All Levels • Jim Clinger

 

Intro to Animation


Ready, set, animate! Begin your animating adventure and learn the basics of creating digital animations from the web to the big screen while using professional Adobe software.


7 Weeks • March 18–April 29 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $329 • Beginning • Jim Clinger

 

FRIDAY

 

Digital Photography 1


Gain confidence with the digital camera and learn a variety of editing techniques! Join this supportive photo studio as you improve your shot and explore camera features. This class will also explore the digital studio as you learn to edit and enhance your images for the perfect photo!


7 Weeks • January 22–March 5 • 1–3 pm • $329 • Beginning • Jedediah Johnson

 

Digital Photography 2


Expand upon your use of the digital camera as you strengthen your composition, content, and skills. Learn ways to make your shot unique and expressive. Guidance from the instructor and inspiration from your peers will have you on your way to shooting and editing the photos of your dreams!


7 Weeks • March 19–April 30 • 1–3 pm • $329 • Intermediate • Jedediah Johnson

 

Black + White Film Photography 1


Discover the beauty of capturing the world through film photography! Learn traditional techniques for shooting and developing black and white film. Join us in for a complete darkroom experience as you learn to create brilliant photographic prints!


7 Weeks • January 22–March 5 • 4–7 pm • $361 • Beginning • Jedediah Johnson

 

Black + White Film Photography 2


Fine-tune your black and white photography skills as you strengthen your compositions, content, and technical skills in this dynamic darkroom experience! Our supportive photo community will keep you motivated and challenged.


7 Weeks • March 19–April 30 • 4–7 pm • $361 • Intermediate • Jedediah Johnson

 

SATURDAY

 

Architecture + Digital Photography


Gain confidence while shooting with a digital camera! As you venture around Indianapolis and capture famous architecture, students will learn to use a variety of camera features to improve shot composition and explore the digital studio to edit and enhance their photos.


4 Weeks • January 23–February 13 • 1–3 pm • $229 • All Levels • Jedediah Johnson

 

Photography 1


Gain confidence with the digital camera and learn a variety of editing techniques! Join this supportive photo studio as you improve your shot and explore camera features. This class will also explore the digital studio as you learn to edit and enhance your images for the perfect photo!


7 Weeks • March 20–May 1 • 1–3 pm • $329 • Beginning • Jedediah Johnson

 


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