Classes and Grant Opportunites

Digital Photography Basics Workshop with Fred LeBlanc 

4 Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm  July 23, 30 August 6, 13  $ 125.00

  • First ClassCamera & Lens ( iphone, point & Shoot, DSLR ) camera settings,  modes, white balance, focus etc.
  • Second Class:  The Photographic Triangle ( Exposure ) aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.
  • Third Class:  Composition, rule of thirds, leading lines, framing etc.
  • Fourth Class:  Shoot Like a Pro, Tips & Hints etc.

Limit:  10

Location:  Fred LeBlanc Photography Studio, South Hadley, Ma.

To Register:  email:  of 413-533-1914


Workshop 13


Located at 13 Church Street, Ware, Massachusetts, in a turn of the century 11,000 square foot church building Workshop13 offers affordable art and DIY classes to the public taught by many of the professional, and creative folks from the New England area.

Classes range from the single workshop for the commitment-phobics, to the more detailed, multi-day classes for those truly desiring to learn their craft.

Besides multiple classrooms, Workshop13 is equipped with studio spaces, and a complete kitchen facility. For cultural inspiration the building also houses a gallery with wonderful art created by some of the finest local and regional artist and illustrators in New England.


The Society of Arts and Crafts

Furniture Artists Applications are now being accepted for the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship of $25,000. John D. Mineck was a past President of The Society of Arts and Crafts Board of Trustees and a beloved member of Boston’s cultural community.
Deadline: July 10, 2014


Exhibition Proposals The Mill Arts Project

Exhibition Proposals The Mill Arts Project is an educational opportunity for first-time and experienced curators to develop their marketing and curating abilities by putting on an exhibit or an event for one to two months. While curators bring a vision or creative idea, ECA+ and Eastworks assists by providing a space, assisting with marketing for the exhibition or event, and project guidance. Questions, contact

Deadline: Rolling  


Artist Residencies Willapa Bay AiR

Artist residencies available to visual artists, writers, and music/song Composers. Willapa Bay AiR  is offering a month-long, self-directed residency program to emerging and established artists, writers and scholars located on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: July 31, 2014



New England Foundation for the Arts


NEFA site offers information about New England Art Grants, creative economy, and all things art related in our region. NEFA offers a list of events at Creative Ground. From workshops on strategic planning and nonprofit incorporation to advice on using social media to build audiences, the listings include an array of events around the region. Although is a resource targeted toward the performing arts field, these professional development listings are relevant for many creative economy practitioners. Anyone can view the listings and it’s free and easy for registered users to add events to the calendar.



On-going — Giclee of New England, Inc. Studio Classes and Coaching

Coaching in Digital editing, digital photography, website building, and Photoshop.  Classes will be scheduled when three or more individuals request a class. Individual coaching by appointment. Email:  or phone 413-284-4344 for more information.


Awesome Grants

deadline: Rolling

Yes, that’s right, the Awesome Foundation The Foundation provides $1,000.00 grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. Funded Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond. To apply, you can  Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling


Susan Tilton Pecora: Watercolor Workshops

When:  3rd Friday and Saturday of every month, 10 am to 3pm
Cost:  $55 per day or $100 for both days

Rainy Day Boston

Each workshop includes step by step demos, exploring various techniques in watercolor, ending with a group critique.  Everyone works from pictures which I provide but if students want to paint outside in my gardens or paint the barns or draft horses on my property they are welcome to do so.

Students complete a 1/2 sheet watercolor in each class. $55 per day or $100 for both days. Located a couple miles from exit 6 off the Mass Pike, in Thordike, MA at my studio.  email: or call  413-283-7441 for more information.

To post your classes here send email to

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”  ~Ansel Adams

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Scott Richards May 18, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Hey guys I am looking for some photoshop class for me .I now live in Agawam Ma can you all help me out of point me in the right place thanks Scott my cell 1-413-636-3822

Nancy@goneinc May 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

Hi Scott,
I teach a basic course at The Top Floor Learning, at the Library here in Palmer, starting July 14. You might find that you need a more professional course and there is one at STCC this fall. If you are looking for private instruction, I do that as well here at the GoNE, Inc. studio in Palmer, MA. Also at the Robert Floyd Gallery in South Hampton, there are often courses in Photoshop. If you are looking for On-line instruction, I strongly recomend See the link in the side bar on some of the pages of this website.

John Thorp November 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Hi Nancy, just letting you know that i ordered a CanonT2i through e-bay. Price was real good. I will be looking for a beginning photo class after the first of the year for Ian. I’m pretty sure he will go as I dropped the hint and he seemed to be interested. Soooo, if there are any plans to have a class, let me know. hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Peace and Light,

Brian Hale July 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Hi Nancy,
I am interested in taking a Photoshop Lightroom class.

Pat Conant July 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Hi Nancy,
If you can you can post this information:

“The World of Prints and Printmaking” an online course on the history of printmaking will be offered during the Fall 2012 semester from Westfield State University, taught online by Pat Conant, Professor, Art Department. Learn about the development of printmaking from its early beginnings to today’s print world.

Pat Conant August 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Thanks, Nancy.

Sue French October 1, 2012 at 8:27 am

I am looking for a beginner’s digital photography class, do you offer them?


Nancy@goneinc October 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Hi Sue, I offer beginners classes. I have offered them through The Yellow House in Palmer. I have also offered them here at my shop. I will likely be offering a class in the winter schedule at the Yellow House. What version of Photoshop do you use? At the Yellow House I teach Photoshop Elements. I also offer one on one coaching here at my shop on Photoshop CS 4, 5 or 6

Kathleen Rollet July 7, 2013 at 10:27 am

Looking for a class to learn how to take great digital photos. Wondering what camera I need to purchase. What is a good class for a beginner?

Kathleen Rollet July 7, 2013 at 10:30 am

I live in Palmer. Forgot to mention that. I have been interested in finding a beginners course for over a year. Any feedback would be appreciated. I not looking to be a professional…just want a great hobby. Thank you.

Nancy@goneinc July 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Hi Kathleen.
I offer classes from time to time. But more importantly, think about joining out club. Since you are local (we are in Palmer too) this would be prefect for you. We meet twice a month and have an online social site for members only. Everyone who attends is friendly and helpful. We are a nice mix of professionals and beginners. Our mission is to have fun while learning from each other.

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