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Photography

The SSA boasts 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.

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5001 | Introduction to Computer Graphic Programs
This studio course will help students develop a strong understanding of the creative possibilities available through the use of Adobe Creative Suite for artistic purposes. Topics include computer graphics hardware, electronic images, electronic publishing, and vector-based graphics. Hands-on training with basic drawing/painting, word processing, and desktop publishing applications will be covered. Assigned projects will explore how to apply art, design, and computer knowledge in solving visual and conceptual problems. Using computers, students will use Adobe Creative Suite , which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Requirements: A working knowledge of computers is essential. A materials list will be provided upon enrollment.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Todd Fichter
Dates: Thurs, 1/19/2017 to 3/23/2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/19/2017 and ending 3/23/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 270.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

5001a | Introduction to the Digital Camera
Digital cameras can be easy and fun to use, but expanded knowledge can take results to a higher level. Explore what all those controls, features, and functions are for. This class covers how to take better photographs as well as how to transfer images from camera to computer or the internet. Students will discover their camera's potential by practicing classic shot techniques, and will also learn how to manage digital assets by editing, preparing, printing, and archiving images.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Pagona
Dates: Tues, 1/17/2017 to 2/14/2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/17/2017 and ending 2/14/2017 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5001b | Introduction to the Digital Camera
Digital cameras can be easy and fun to use, but expanded knowledge can take results to a higher level. Explore what all those controls, features, and functions are for. This class covers how to take better photographs as well as how to transfer images from camera to computer or the internet. Students will discover their camera's potential by practicing classic shot techniques, and will also learn how to manage digital assets by editing, preparing, printing, and archiving images.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Pagona
Dates: Tues, 2/28/2017 to 3/28/2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/28/2017 and ending 3/28/2017 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5006a | Introduction to Photography.1
This introductory class is designed for those who want to learn basic creative control of their manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera. Sessions will cover cameras, focal lengths, composition, camera angles, and strategies for making successful photographs. This class reveals methods to make photographs more interesting, dynamic, and impactful by using simple techniques and compositional tools. The instructor will work individually with students to solve specific problems.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Anthony Francis
Dates: Mon, 1/23/2017 to 2/20/2017 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Ellison Lecture Hall | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/23/2017 and ending 2/20/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5006b | Introduction to Photography.1
This introductory class is designed for those who want to learn basic creative control of their manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera. Sessions will cover cameras, focal lengths, composition, camera angles, and strategies for making successful photographs. This class reveals methods to make photographs more interesting, dynamic, and impactful by using simple techniques and compositional tools. The instructor will work individually with students to solve specific problems.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Anthony Francis
Dates: Mon, 1/23/2017 to 2/20/2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Ellison Lecture Hall | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/23/2017 and ending 2/20/2017 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5007 | Introduction to Photography.2
This class continues where the Introduction to Photography.1 class ends and expands upon its content in greater depth. Class assignments will cover topics such as the use of available light, flash, tripod, and creative camera control. This class will emphasize the creative and innovative applications of equipment to achieve inspired photographs.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Anthony Francis
Dates: Mon, 2/27/2017 to 3/27/2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Ellison Lecture Hall | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/27/2017 and ending 3/27/2017 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5010 | Basic Black & White Darkroom
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 15.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Wed, 1/25/2017 to 4/5/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $310 | Members/Seniors (65+): $295
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/25/2017 and ending 4/5/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 310.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 295.00 ea.

5035 | Intermediate/Advanced Darkroom
This class is designed for the advanced photographer who desires a challenging environment in which darkroom skills can be honed. Through darkroom demonstrations, class assignments, field trips, and informal gatherings to discuss photographic ideas, students will finish the term with a rich body of work ready for exhibition. Prerequisite: Instructor approval of portfolio prior to enrollment. No class Mar 15.

Level: Advanced
Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Wed, 1/25/2017 to 4/5/2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $335 | Members/Seniors (65+): $320
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/25/2017 and ending 4/5/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 335.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 320.00 ea.

5063 | The Mural Print
Have you ever wondered what the impact of your photographs would be if they were printed LARGE-scale? This short intensive class will involve the art of making exhibition-quality mural prints. Slide presentations and demonstrations will provide an overview of the large-scale print and its applications. Bring your own black and white negatives and let's make some big prints. Mural paper will be provided. Prerequisite: Previous darkroom experience.

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Joe Harjo
Dates: Fri - Sun, 3/17/2017 to 3/19/2017 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $260 | Members/Seniors (65+): $245
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 3/17/2017 and ending 3/19/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 245.00 ea.

5131 | Digital Negatives
This one-day workshop will introduce students to the process of making digital negatives for use in contact printing and other alternative photographic and printmaking processes. Import, export, and variations of the digital negative will be covered as well as what situations they will work best in. The course will include instruction in making digital negatives for Gelatin Silver printing, liquid light, Vandyke, and Platinum and Palladium printing. Students can expect to walk away with a basic introductory understanding of how to create and utilize digital negatives within their art making.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Sat, 2/4/2017 to 2/4/2017 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $75 | Members/Seniors (65+): $60
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/4/2017 and ending 2/4/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

5156 | Methods of Matting and Framing
When preparing work for an exhibition, frame shops do a great job, but the cost can be prohibitive for the prolific artist. Students will learn how to give their artwork a professional look and save on the expense by learning to cut their own mats. This class will cover the basics of mat cutting, including selecting the right mat, measuring properly, using a mat-cutter to cut a window, and proper mounting. A myriad of framing option, and how to make informed decisions about frame selection will also be explored. This class is open to all media and a must for those who want their artwork to look professional.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: Sat, 3/4/2017 to 3/4/2017 | 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $90 | Members/Seniors (65+): $75
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/4/2017 and ending 3/4/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

5202 | Digital Imaging.1
This course will provide a thorough grounding in Photoshop and is designed to expand the student's skills in pixel-based photographic design and printing. Adobe Photoshop® is the primary image processing program used to digitally enhance, alter, and retouch photographic images. Using digital cameras to capture images, as well as flatbed and film scanners to digitize other photographic images, students will then use computers to improve or alter those images. A variety of output methods will be used, including laser and ink jet printers, to introduce students to the artistic possibilities of digital photography. No class Mar 15.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Joe Harjo
Dates: Wed, 1/25/2017 to 4/5/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $305 | Members/Seniors (65+): $290
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/25/2017 and ending 4/5/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 305.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 290.00 ea.

5000 | Darkroom Studio Rental
The Lende Photography Studios are completely equipped photographic workspaces available to experienced photographers. The equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with photography classes and full-term students given priority. The fee includes access to the darkroom, traditional black and white chemistry, and dry workspaces. Students are responsible for all cleanups. Prerequisite: Intermediate photography classes or equivalent experience. Before enrolling, students need to contact Department Chair Victor Pagona at 210.200.8256.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: 1/23/2017 to 4/7/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor | Mon-Thurs, 12:30-9:00pm | Fri-Sun, 12:00-4:00pm
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $360 | Members/Seniors (65+): $345
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 1/23/2017 and ending 1/23/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 360.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 345.00 ea.