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Spring 2019- 1 Day Workshops- FREE to Members

How to Write an Artist Statement


Mondays/ February 11 + 18, 5:30-8pm

 

Instructor: Nancy Keefe Rhodes
FREE to members!
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Workshop Description

The craft of writing an artist statement is a crucial tool in framing and presenting your artwork that guides a range of possible viewers. While many artists hope their work speaks for itself, the well-written artist’s statement creates an important connection between you and those viewers that is fundamentally important in galleries as well as for exhibition proposals, grant and residency applications, and job opportunities.

Over two evening sessions, we’ll discuss elements of a successful artist’s statement and how many attempts go awry. Please bring your current working statement and any other artist’s statement that you particularly admire. In the workshop’s second session, you’ll edit your statements so they become stronger and more concise, and can better serve your aims.

 
Meet your instructor

Nancy Keefe Rhodes is a writer, editor, and curator whose work covers film, photo, and visual arts. She teaches in Transmedia’s film studies program at Syracuse University, conducts non-fiction prose workshops at the Downtown Writers Center, and does editorial work for a variety of publications including Light Work’s Contact Sheet.

 
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Do-It-Yourself Framing

 
Saturday/ March 23, 12-4pm

 

Instructor: Victor Rivera
FREE to members!
Material fee: $50
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Workshop Description

In this free to members, 1-day workshop learn mounting and framing basics for photographic prints. Students will be provided materials for mounting and building a frame for 1 – 14×18” print. Topics covered will include best print handling practices, best mounting practices, how to cut matte board, and framing techniques. This workshop will teach you the professional skills necessary to finish your artwork to be exhibition ready.
 
 
 
Meet your instructor

Victor Rivera was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in central Florida, and is currently living in Upstate New York. Rivera earned a master of fine arts degree at Syracuse University in 2014. He currently teaches as an adjunct instructor of photography at Syracuse University and is the exhibitions and collections manager at Light Work.


 
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Large Format Printing

 
Saturday/ April 6, 10am-1pm

 

Instructor: John Mannion
FREE to members!
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Workshop Description

Learn how to use our Epson large format printers. In this 3-hour single session workshop, learn how to properly color manage your files and printing environment. This workshop will cover proper resolution, sharpening, exposure, and fidelity to teach you how to make beautiful large scale inkjet prints.
 

 
Meet your instructor

John Wesley Mannion is an artist and teacher who has been helping artists from around the world make the most of their work for over 15 years. He is currently the Master Printer at Light Work, an artist-run, non-profit organization that provides direct support through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access maker-space, and other related projects to emerging and under-represented artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging. John also teaches in the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University and has exhibited his own work nationally, including the Everson Museum, Griffin Museum, and Munson Williams Proctor Museum.


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Do-It-Yourself Bookbinding

 
Saturday/ April 13, 12-4pm

 

Instructor: Kim Hoffman
FREE to members!
Material fee: $25
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Workshop Description

In this free to members, 1-day workshop learn the craft and basic techniques of bookbinding. Learn about the tools and supplies you’ll need to get started, then make your own blank books with provided materials. Participants will receive the tools they need to continue their practice at home. Binding your own books is a great skill to have as an artist, this workshop will give you everything you need to get started binding your own work!
 
 
Meet your instructor

Kim Hoffman is completing an M.S. in Library and Information Science and M.A. in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, where she specializes in library preservation. Since 2016, she has worked in the Preservation lab at Bird Library, where she repairs books and paper in the circulating collection.



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Spring 2019- 4 Week Classes

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

 
February 6 – 27 / Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8pm

 

Instructor: Becky Marris
Cost: $110 (member)/ $150 (non-member)
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Class Description

Learn the foundations of adjusting and manipulating your images with Adobe Photoshop. This course will introduce workflow techniques and concepts for adjusting color and tone, resizing, saving and printing your photographs through Print Tool. The first two hours of this course will be instruction followed by one hour of open.
 
 
 
 
Meet your instructor

Becky Marris is an artist working primarily in photography. She received a BFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, where she had a concentration in Photography. Her work deals with the brain’s ability to subconsciously record information, and how it ambiguously recollects those memories. She is currently a printmaker at Light Work.



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Intermediate Adobe Photoshop

 
April 3 – 24 / Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8pm

 

Instructor: Kendra Ward
Cost: $110 (member)/ $150 (non-member)
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Class Description

Take the next step in adjusting and manipulating your images with Adobe Photoshop. This course will introduce workflow techniques and concepts for adjusting color and tone with selection tools and layer masks, compositing, cloning, and printing through Print-Tool.
The first two hours of this course will be instruction followed by one hour of open studio time.

 
 
 
 


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*Please specify if you are registering for the February or April section in the note section

Advanced Adobe Photoshop

 
April 8 – 29 / Mondays, 5:30 – 8pm

 

Instructor: TBA
Cost: $110 (member)/ $150 (non-member)
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Class Description

Become a retouching master in this advanced level of Adobe Photoshop. This course will give you all the tools necessary to make complex layer masks, composites, and do difficult retouching work. This workshop will make you an expert in seeing color and tone, understand sharpening, and prepare files for print. The first two hours of this course will be instruction followed by one hour of open studio time.
 
 
 
 
Meet your instructor

Amrita Stützle is an Austrian born artist who works in photography and video. She received a BFA in Art Photography from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Her work takes a cinematic approach at investigating ideas about femininity, labor, and power. She is currently the Lab Manager at Light Work Lab.



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