It seems as though the economy and time constraints have caused all of us to hunker down and rethink things - speaking for myself this is true. Online classes keep coming in my path and while they are not the same as going and being present they are a wonderful alternative. I had been encouraging my dear friend LK to do one for some time now and lucky for me and many others she has. Be sure to check her out.
That being said I have been asked by many of you if I would consider an online class in lieu of a physical one. My first step would be to see how much interest I would have? So I am putting out the proposition....
If you are interested in either "online" class please contact me for the details at email@example.com
ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES
"All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man ...the
air shares its spirit with all the life it supports." Chief Seattle
Native people believe that animals present themselves to us in the form
of guides and teachers. In this class we will journal about why certain
animals are prominent in our lives, what we can learn from them and how
we can express ourselves through our art using them as guides. The
techniques we will explore will include using b/w photographic images
along with paint, pen, pencil, color and poetry.
La Canzone del Mare ~ Song of the Sea
“You have heard the beat of the off-shore wind, And the thresh of the deep-sea rain; You have heard the song - how long?" Kipling
La Mare will be our muse in
creating a unique book filled with poetry, photographs, drawings,
paintings, and more. We will walk the shores for inspiration and to
capture images of deep beauty. This class will focus on the Sea and all
the wisdom she has to offer.
These will include such topics as~
Digital Photography - layout, settings, and design Post Production editing - photoshop, iphoto Sketching from photographs and objects acrylic painting water color and pen sketches preparing background papers coptic journal construction
Ah, the wonder of photo editing ~ some argue that digital photography and its post production editing process i.e. photoshop, etc is cheating. However, in my opinion it is just like working in the darkroom. I rarely printed a pic straight from the camera - I cropped, used different papers, burned and dodged in the darkroom to make the image better. Now we just do it on the computer with less toxic results. This is one of my favorite things to do. Take a photo and fool with it - make it more interesting.
Advanced Digital Pix:* A photography and Mac computer Workshop
May 2nd 11:am - 5:pm $70.m *Mac computer and digital camera required This class is an opportunity to explore the different facets of digital photography and Mac computer programs including photobooth, iphoto, as well as Photo Shop Elements and Photoshop. You will learn fast and easy techniques to enhance your photos. The class will explore various ways to take better digital photos and how to use various computer programs to make them more dynamic. This is a HANDS ON class! We will be shooting pics and doing computer post production.
Additional Materials: Tripod (if you have one) Photoshop or Photoshop Elements Several small objects that you would like to photograph and are significant to you.
Please visit my website for a look at my work www.sweetsistergina.typepad.com Email me with any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org