Photography

At Southwest School of Art, we have an exceptional facility for teaching traditional and non-traditional imaging. Students receive a solid technical foundation in photography, combined with opportunities to learn innovative techniques, both historical and digital.

Photography Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Photography Studios Course Descriptions

These are the course descriptions only. Please scroll down to Quantity and Pricing to register.

 5010a | Black & White Darkroom Photo | Studio

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Wed, 2/3/2021 to 3/31/2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $290.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $275.00

This class is designed for photographers who have no previous darkroom experience or those who want to expand their knowledge of the darkroom. Learn about black & white film developing and printing, dodging and burning of prints, toning, print retouching, and print finishing. Essential elements of camera handling, metering, lens accessories, camera accessories, and composition issues will be explained and demonstrated. Intermediate-level photographers will be encouraged to achieve better mastery over their equipment, materials, and printing skills. No class Mar 10.

 5010b | Black & White Darkroom Photo | Studio

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Wed, 2/3/2021 to 3/31/2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $290.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $275.00

This class is designed for photographers who have no previous darkroom experience or those who want to expand their knowledge of the darkroom. Learn about black & white film developing and printing, dodging and burning of prints, toning, print retouching, and print finishing. Essential elements of camera handling, metering, lens accessories, camera accessories, and composition issues will be explained and demonstrated. Intermediate-level photographers will be encouraged to achieve better mastery over their equipment, materials, and printing skills. No class Mar 10.

 5090 | Cyanotypes on Fabric | Studio

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sarah Fox
Dates: Sat, 3/13/2021 to 3/20/2021 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $185.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $170.00

Learn the process for creating cyanotypes on fabric. Cyanotypes, a fun photographic printmaking process that uses the sun to develop images resulting in a vibrant deep cyan-blue finished print. The technique dates from the late 1800s and was first used to create blueprints for architecture, then used artistically by Anna Atkins to create the first photograms. Create your own printing plates using digital photo negatives, cut paper, found botanicals, crayon and ink. Students will work in the dark room, the studios and outside to create dynamic prints. The second day, students will work collaboratively to create and print a large cyanotype mural. Includes some materials: please see SSA website for a materials list. Please register by Mar 1.

 ON-5202 | Photoshop 101: Essential Basic | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Nancy Cavender-Garcia
Dates: Tues, 2/23/2021 to 4/13/2021 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Through structured hands-on instructor-led training expand your skills in pixel-based photography and turn up the quality of your photographs through digital enhancement. Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop® starting with the software interface and moving on to the foundational tools used in most projects. Students must have a computer with an Adobe Photoshop CC software subscription; see materials list. Registration closes Feb 14.

 
 

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Quantity and Pricing
5010a | Black & White Darkroom Photo | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Wed, 2/3/2021 to 3/31/2021 | 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/3/2021 and ending 3/31/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 290.00 ea.

5010b | Black & White Darkroom Photo | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Wed, 2/3/2021 to 3/31/2021 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/3/2021 and ending 3/31/2021 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 290.00 ea.

5090 | Cyanotypes on Fabric | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Sat, 3/13/2021 to 3/20/2021 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/13/2021 and ending 3/20/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

ON-5202 | Photoshop 101: Essential Basic | Online (Full)
Date/Time: Tues, 2/23/2021 to 4/13/2021 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/23/2021 and ending 4/13/2021 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

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