Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Studio Portrait Photography"
June 23, 2018
 

Learn the tactics the pros use in the studio to create compelling portrait photographs. Use lighting creatively in order to enhance professional quality, create mood or adjust composition. Camera functions and techniques will be demonstrated and discussed.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Photoshop"
Mondays, July 9 - August 6, 2018
 

Adobe Photoshop is an essential program for the visual impact of digital artwork and documented images. Gain a basic understanding of its editing tools and techniques. Workflow, color profiles, color and contrast correction, retouching, and other enhancements will be explored. Bring your own images on a flash drive to edit in class.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Analog Photography for the Digital Age"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

Hand-crafted, thoughtful and a bit magical: all these describe the process of traditional film photography. Explore its tools and techniques, including film-to-digital methods of creating imagery without a darkroom. Working hands-on, learn how to best promote the strengths of this fascinating medium in a way that complements your time, budget and vision. No experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman, www.rafriedman.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Walking Photography Tour"
July 15, 2018
 

Explore the streets of Philadelphia through the photographer’s lens! Become familiar with the functions of the camera, and then take your skills outdoors on a group photographing excursion, in the vicinity of PAFA. Learn techniques for taking street, documentary, architectural and candid photographs. Afterward, head back to the classroom to share work and discuss useful shooting tips. (Rain date July 22)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Video Editing: Smart Phone & Beyond"
Sundays, July 15 - August 12, 2018
 

Move those smart phone videos to the next level to create finished videos. Learn the basics of video editing including adding transitions, overlays, animations, music and more! Explore color management and learn how to upload your work to the internet. Includes setting up a camera or smart phone for best filming practices, and a filming session around the PAFA Campus. Basic computer skills required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ian Wagner
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Photography"
July 30 - August 3, 2018
 

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers DSLR camera functions, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, and creating digital prints. A limited number of cameras are available for checkout during the course from the PAFA library if needed, on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to guarantee equipment availability, students requiring a rental camera must reserve one through the Continuing Education Office when registering.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Photographing your Artwork"
August 4, 2018
 

The ability to document artwork is an important skill for any artist pursuing exhibition, professional or academic opportunities. Learn basic lighting and photography techniques to document drawings and paintings as well as three-dimensional sculptural works. Bring 2 - 3 pieces of art and your digital camera for hands-on experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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