Classes and Grant Opportunites
Springfield Photographic Society presents
2nd Annual Photography Workshop
- FREE and open to the public. You must pre-register
- Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10:30am-4:30pm
- Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper Street
This workshop is designed for novice and intermediate level photographers who want to raise their current skill level and learn more about photography. The day will include several presentations by top photographers, but there will also be time to work in small groups so you can explore the features of your camera. There will be an emphasis throughout the day on how to do things, as well as an atmosphere encouraging everyone to ask any question that they have.
Please bring your camera, lenses, flash, and your camera manual (in case we need some extra help to answer a “how to” question). There will be ample time during the day for you to ask questions and to share your knowledge with others.
- Sessions include:
- Basics review – Sometimes you can’t rely on the point and shoot choices that your camera makes. This will be a down-to-earth review of how to choose camera settings that create the kind of picture you want.
- People Photography – Would you like to take better pictures of your family, friends and pets? How about special events? We will discuss the challenges of photographing people and the tactics in handling them … how you let the action come to you, how you get people to do what you want, camera settings that work well, and where are some great local venues.
- iPhone photography – It’s more than just “selfies.” We will cover basic settings, show a variety of images shot with an iPhone, and discuss any special techniques used at the time of capture. We will also review some of the apps available for editing/touch- up work.
- Open Forum – We will have experts on hand to work with people on their questions. Weather permitting, we can go outside to shoot on various settings. Bring your manual and begin to explore the settings of your camera.
- Macro photography – Interested in photographing flowers or still life objects? We will have an exhibit demonstrating the art of close up photography.
- Equipment review – We will explain what is out there today and what you should consider when buying a camera, lenses, or other equipment.
- Software Review – Why do we need to edit images? What are the most common things you want to do? We will provide answers and suggest some software products.
- Adobe Lightroom – We will show you why Adobe Lightroom might be the software product you choose for most of your post processing, and demonstrate a variety of ways to create better looking images.
If you plan to attend, please register in advance via email to Kevin Fay: email@example.com
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 Joy of Painting (Ages 7-12)
- Mon, April 28 – Mon, June 9, 4:15 – 5:45 (Six classes. No class May 26)
- Fee: $100
- Instructor: Debra Gag
Mom (or Dad or Grandma) and Me — Making Art Together (Ages 3 – 6)
- Sat. May 3, 10, 17 10:00 – 11:00 (Three classes.)
- Fee: $36
- Instructor: Nancy Cooke Bunnell
Poetry from the Heart
- Wed, May 7 – Wed, May 28, 7:00 – 9:00 (Four classes)
- Fee: $85
- Instructor: Joan Shapiro
- (Beginners to Advanced Students Welcome)
- Thrus, May 8 – Thrus, June 12, 7:00 – 9:00 (Six classes)
- Fee: $125
- Instructor: Debra Gag
- Thrus, May 8 – Thrus, June 12, 2:00 – 4:00 (Six classes)
- Fee: $125
- Instructor: Nancy Cooke Bunnell
Morning Watercolor Class
- Thursdays, 9:30am to noon
- Location: Vernon Community Art Center
- Contact: Beth Parys at (413) 245-3295
Marine Environment Art Grant
Deadline: May 23, 2014
The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island 2014 is currently accepting applications. Grants are intended to assist individual and collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. A total of $3,000 in grants is awarded annually. Established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issues of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Learn more.
Residencies for Women
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Turkeyland Cove Foundation, a grant program for women located on Martha’s Vineyard offers one, two or three week residencies for women that are looking to complete an artistic, career or academic endeavor. The grant pays a stipend for transportation to and from the island and allows for a solitary, beautiful and inspiring work environment with all meals brought to the recipient. Learn more.
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 Matchbook.org 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.
- WHEN:May 28,2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- WHERE :The Arts Block | Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
- Cost: Free admission (snacks served; cash bar)
The Fostering Art and Culture (FACP) Buzz Network event will feature a presentation about NEFA’s CreativeGround (New England’s directory of creative enterprises and artists) followed by networking.
Contact: Michael Baines firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or phone 413-284-4344 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling http://www.awesomefoundation.org/
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
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: email@example.com or call 413-283-7441 for more information.
To post your classes here send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” ~Ansel Adams