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A Mandala Journey: From Paper to Nature

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Join local artist/educator and TEDx speaker Stephanie Smith for this special class where you’ll learn:

  • The history of the Mandala; an ancient sacred circular art form and its connection to nature.
  • A lesson on how to draw a simple Mandala – No art experience required!
  • Examples of how to find, and photograph radially symmetrical Mandala designs in nature
  • Plus a hands-on lesson on how to create your own found-object mandalas

Bring a camera – smartphones are fine. All other materials will be provided.
Bonus: There will be an optional group review to share images of the Mandalas that everyone has created or discovered in nature.

Cost: $99.99
One 3-hour session, plus optional review session
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Class: Saturday, Apr. 22
10:00am - 1:00pm
Review: Monday, May 8
6:00 - 7:30pm (optional)
in Allentown
About the instructor:
stephanie smith

Creating art for the purpose of spiritual evolution, Stephanie has developed a strong belief that process based art can be a powerful tool for transformative personal growth- temporarily silencing our harsh inner critic once the focus on quality has been removed. - Read more & watch her TEDx talk »

Inspiration Books: A Creative Way of Seeing

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Join local artist/educator and TEDx speaker Stephanie Smith in this fun and informative class where you will learn to create an Inspiration Book.

An Inspiration Book is a personal visual reference of simple collages made up of found images organized by color and composition. These collages are designed to strengthen creativity and encourage critical thinking as a visual artist or photographer – though no previous art experience is required and anyone can enjoy this process.

By looking at large groups of found images, you will learn to quickly recognize similar patterns in color (basic color theory) and general rules of composition.

Please bring to class:

  • A pair of scissors
  • Several old magazines to cut up and share with the class
  • Paint chip samples from the hardware store (optional)
  • Cameras optional – smartphones are fine

Composition books and glue sticks will be provided.
Bonus: There will be an optional group review to share the progress you’ve made on your Inspiration books as well as images of work that have been inspired by this process.

Cost: $149.99
Two 3-hour sessions, plus optional review session
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Class: Mondays, 5/15 & 5/22
4:30 - 7:30pm
Review: Monday, 6/5
6:00 - 7:30pm (optional)
in Allentown
About the instructor:
stephanie smith

Creating art for the purpose of spiritual evolution, Stephanie has developed a strong belief that process based art can be a powerful tool for transformative personal growth- temporarily silencing our harsh inner critic once the focus on quality has been removed. - Read more & watch her TEDx talk »

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Indoor Portraits

Indoor PortraitsEveryday snapshots are essential for documenting our memories, but planned portraits add a new dimension to your photos and gifts. Through a combination of camera techniques and savvy planning, we can help you get better indoor pictures.

See how simple settings on your camera will help with the challenges of indoor light. Discover how to use the windows in your home to create studio-quality lighting. Review class samples on how the creative use of some common household items can help you compose a great shot. With a few easy hints, some knowledge of lighting, and a couple inexpensive items, you can turn your home into a do-it-yourself studio.

Cost: $39.99
One 3-hour class

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Outdoor Portraits

outdoor portraitsOutdoor portraits look great, and are easier to master than you may think. Join us for this hands-on class to learn simple techniques for taking great pictures outside. We'll cover both traditional and creative approaches to portraits through a blend of basic camera techniques and general instruction.

Learn about choosing camera settings, how to create special effects like blurred backgrounds, and composition suggestions for more compelling pictures.

Cost: $39.99
One 3-hour class

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Monday, May 1
4:30 - 7:30
in Allentown
Thursday, June 8
4:30 - 7:30
in Allentown

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Fast Action Photography

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Photographing fast moving subjects requires a unique set of camera skills. Whether it's sports, fast cars, birds in flight, or kids at play, we can help you overcome the hurdles and fine tune your skills for great pictures.

You'll learn easy-to-use techniques on controlling your camera shutter’s to freeze action as well as creating motion blur for more creative impact. We’ll tackle the challenges of focusing on moving subjects. You’ll sharpen your skills in a hands-on demonstration of handling indoor and outdoor lighting challenges. And we'll also discuss how to compose images for a greater impact. We recommend an interchangeable-lens camera for this class.

Cost: $39.99
One 3-hour class

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The Art of Photography

Start seeing the world around you through the lens in your camera. This class will take you through a series of exercises to help you develop your natural artistic eye and improve the overall quality of your photographs. Gain a better understanding of how to use leading lines and the rule of thirds to give your photographs greater impact. Inspiration from the instructor’s personal work and important photographers of the past and present will show how traditional design and composition concepts can be applied to your own photography and help you grow as an artist.

Cost: $39.99
One 3-hour class

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The Art of Light

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At its most basic, photography is all about capturing light. This class is all about helping you understand how your camera "sees" light, and finding the light that will make a great image. Join us and become more confident in your ability to control how your images look.

You'll learn metering concepts, how to handle difficult lighting conditions, and how to read a scene to create dramatic images. We'll also talk about how the time of day can affect the color of light and the tones and texture of your subject. Learn how to use that to your advantage to create stunning photos!

Cost: $39.99
One 3-hour class

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Monday, Mar. 6
4:30pm - 7:30pm
in Allentown

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posing techniquesCreative Posing Techniques

Do you enjoy taking portraits but struggle with posing your subject? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll share with you some tried and true techniques to help you understand what makes for a good pose. We’ll review traditional ideas like the proper way to pose for male vs. female subjects and how to work with couples, as well as some more modern approaches to create a distinctive look for your portraits. Join us and learn from an experienced pro how to pose people for great looking portraits that you (and your subjects!) will love.

Cost: $79.99
One 3-hour class

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macro workshopMacro Photography Workshop

Discover the incredible world of macro photography. In this workshop you’ll learn how to handle the challenges of shooting small objects, whether they’re coins, collectables, or flowers. You’ll be better able to capture the fine details with amazing sharpness, and gain a proper understanding of lighting and exposure for macro photography. Learn the differences and advantages of different macro lenses, and explore the options for lighting these tiny subjects for maximum detail.

Cost: $79.99
One 3-hour session

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