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 Photography | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Joe Harjo
Dates: Wed, 9/16/2020 to 11/4/2020 | 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.

 5010b | Black & White Darkroom Photography | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Wed, 9/16/2020 to 11/4/2020 | 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.

 5012 | Advanced Darkroom Printing Workshop | Studio Class | Date Change

Level: New | Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/21/2020 to 11/22/2020 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $165.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $150.00

In this 2-day workshop refine and sharpen your darkroom printing skillset. Darkroom printing is a process comprised of a set of variables-ranging from the obvious, like exposure time and paper type, to the less so, like the temperature of the chemicals. This workshop will break down this process, going step by step through all stages of making a darkroom print as well over more advanced printing techniques and the artistic decisions one can make. Prerequisite: Prior darkroom printing experience.

 5090 | Introduction to the Cyanotype Process | Studio Class

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Sarah Fox
Dates: Sat, 10/10/2020 to 11/14/2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $185.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $170.00

Learn to create cyanotypes, a photographic printing process dating from the late 1800s that uses the sun to develop images and creates a vibrant deep cyan-blue print. The class covers the mixing and application of cyanotype chemistry on paper and fabric, as well as several tinting methods to vary the iconic blue of the print. A diverse and fun photographic printmaking process, you can expect to work in the dark room, and outside to create dynamic works of art from digital photo negatives, cut paper, found botanicals, crayon and ink. Includes some materials: please see SSA website for a materials list.

 ON-5061 | Illustration Techniques | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Todd Fichter
Dates: Thurs, 10/15/2020 to 11/19/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Studio: Online 
Tuition: $165.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $150.00

Please register by September 28. This course will introduce Adobe Illustrator®, both the program's basic and advanced drawing tools. An exploration of various illustration styles such as stylized and photorealistic will also be covered. Students must have a computer with an Adobe Illustrator software subscription; see materials list.

 ON-5176 | iPhone Photography | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Sat, 11/7/2020 to 11/7/2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Online 
Tuition: $50.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $35.00

Please register by September 28. Find yourself taking more and more pictures with a phone on a daily basis? Learn from a photographer whose practice includes photographing regularly with an iPhone. This short workshop can help improve the digital photos the phone captures and covers various iPhone camera functions.

 ON-5202 | Photoshop 101: Essential Basic | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Nancy Cavender-Garcia
Dates: Tues, 9/29/2020 to 11/17/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Online
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Please register by September 14. 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.

 ON-5205 | Photoshop: The Next Step | Online

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Nancy Cavender-Garcia
Dates: Wed, 9/30/2020 to 11/18/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Online
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Please register by September 14. Continue expanding your knowledge and use of Adobe Photoshop®. Ideal for those with working knowledge of basic Photoshop tools. Work one-on-one with the instructor to discover extra processes for creating, enhancing, and perfecting pixel-based photographs. Students must have a computer with an Adobe Photoshop CC software subscription; see materials list.

 
 

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5010a | Black & White Darkroom Photography | Studio Class
Studio Class - See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/16/2020 and ending 11/4/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 290.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

5010b | Black & White Darkroom Photography | Studio Class (Full)
Studio Class - See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/16/2020 and ending 11/4/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 290.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

5012 | Advanced Darkroom Printing Workshop | Studio Class
Studio Class - See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 11/21/2020 and ending 11/22/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

5090 | Introduction to the Cyanotype Process | Studio Class
Studio Class - See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 10/10/2020 and ending 11/14/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

ON-5061 | Illustration Techniques | Online
Online Class - See description above
Please register by September 28.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 10/15/2020 and ending 11/19/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

ON-5176 | iPhone Photography | Online
Online Class - See description above
Please register by September 28.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 11/7/2020 and ending 11/7/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

ON-5202 | Photoshop 101: Essential Basic | Online (Full)
Online Class - See description above
Please register by September 14.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/29/2020 and ending 11/17/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

ON-5205 | Photoshop: The Next Step | Online (Full)
Online Class - See description above
Please register by September 14.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/30/2020 and ending 11/18/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

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