Arts & Culture

Botanical Soap Making

Saturday, May 4; 9 am to 12 pm

Liberty Heise will demonstrate the art of soap making using botanicals for color, smell, texture and simple beauty. Participants will receive information on preparation of different foraged botanicals and will cut and take home their own soap.
Fee: $25 ($22.50 for members)

Instructor: Liberty Heise

Register for May 4

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATE SERIES Starting in January!

Monthly-WEDNESDAYS 9:30am-11:30am

Classes are $35 (31.50 members) each
Classes can be selected a la carte or take all four. Students that complete all four classes will receive a certificate of completion for Fundamentals of Photography.

Class One, Beyond Auto Mode.
January 16, 9:30am-11:30am
You are smarter than your camera, so why let it make all the decisions for you? Your camera’s Auto feature may give you okay results, but who is happy with just okay? This class will show you how easy it is to break free of Auto and unlock your potential to capture amazing images. You will be surprised at how easy it is to take control of your camera and create captivating photos in any situation.

Class Two, Lenses & Filters.
February 13, 9:30am-11:30am
If you’ve just got your first DSLR or even if you have had it for a while and are wondering about what lens or filters to get next, then this is the class for you! Join us as we devote an entire class to helping you understand everything you need to know about lenses and filters for your DSLR. Whether you plan to shoot portraits, weddings, sports, or just head out into the world with your camera at the ready, this class will help you choose the right lens for the task at hand.

Class Three, Composition Theory.
March 27, 9:30am-11:30am
Let's face it – some people have an eye for composition and some don't. Learning the “rules” of composition will help you think each picture through before hitting the shutter button. Once you learn the “rules” you can break them!

Students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. You will also understand why some of the previous images taken work so well and why you and other people like them so much.

This class is very interactive and includes lots of examples to help students absorb the information through repetition.

Class Four, Portrait Photography
April 17, 9:30am-11:30am
Portrait photography or portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is usually the person's face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included. Subject matter covered during this session will help you take better photographs of family and friends with advice on which lens to use, posing, tips on how to light the subject(s), different lighting situations, planning, and how best to flatter his or her best features.

Instructor: Victor Watson of Schertz Photography

Register for March 27 (session three)

Register for April 17 (session four)