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Fall 2019 – 1 Day Workshops – FREE to Members

Do-It-Yourself Framing

Saturday/ November 16, 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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Do-It-Yourself Bookbinding

Saturday/ September 28, 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


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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Dark Roast and Darkroom

Saturday/ October 26, 12-4pm

Instructor: Carly Kaste & Victor Rivera
FREE to members!
Material fee: $25
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Workshop Description

Do you love Recess Coffee? Do you like to take pictures? In this 1 day workshop, the class will collectively shoot a roll of film, drink some delicious coffee, and then develop the film in the coffee! Exhibitions and Collection Manager, Victor Rivera will discuss the basics of SLR film photography, development with, and history of the process developing film in a coffee-based solution known as Caffenol, and local barista, Carly Kaste, will share her unique formula for the process, using locally roasted Recess coffee.


Meet your instructors

Carly Kaste is from Long Island, NY and is studying environmental biology at SUNY ESF. She works at the Syracuse Cooperative Market as well as Recess Coffee. She’s been a writer all her life and a photographer since she was a teenager. She’s always experimenting, in life and in artistic pursuits, because doing things perfectly the way they’ve been done all along sounds far too boring.

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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Spring 2019 – 4 Week Classes

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

TBA

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

TBA

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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Advanced Adobe Photoshop

TBA

Instructor: Kendra Ward
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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