Fine Art

July 11, 2020 9:45 am

Contemporary Fine Art Photography: Discovering Your Voice with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning)


  • July 18, 2020
    9:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • July 25, 2020
    9:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • August 1, 2020
    9:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • August 8, 2020
    9:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • August 15, 2020
    9:45 am - 12:45 pm

Contemporary fine art photography transforms ideas into images, and images into a voice. The photographer acts as a channel to which this progression can evolve. This course will investigate this process and use of photography as a tool for individual expression.

By Brandon Gannon |
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August 2, 2020 11:00 am

Cyanotypes and Anthotypes: Historic Processes at Home with Sean Blocklin (Online Learning)


  • August 2, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • August 9, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • August 16, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • August 23, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • August 30, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

For anyone missing hands-on photographic processes, cyanotypes and anthotypes are fun, safe and easy wasy to print at home. This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to start making prints with minimal space and resources.

By Brandon Gannon |
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August 3, 2020 6:00 pm

The Daily Visual with Ken Merfeld (Online Learning)


  • August 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • August 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • August 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • August 24, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • August 31, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • September 14, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Daily Visual workshop is intended to motivate you to shoot every day, no matter what. Every day your goal is to shoot at least one visually compelling image, a piece of art, per se, no matter where you are or what you are doing.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 8, 2020 7:00 pm

The Next Step 1 with Aline Smithson (Six Sessions)


  • September 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 29, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 20, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 27, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This class instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 12, 2020 9:00 am

Scene + Herd with Lori Vrba (Online Learning)


  • September 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lori Vrba leads this workshop with big ideas for expanding how we think about and pursue viable careers in the photographic arts. Examine her radical shift from the traditional notions of fine art success to what is now considered a guerrilla movement in the exhibition, curatorial, and marketing arenas.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 14, 2020 6:45 pm

Portfolio Development Workshop with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning)


  • September 14, 2020
    6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
  • October 12, 2020
    6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
  • November 9, 2020
    6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
  • December 7, 2020
    6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
  • January 11, 2021
    6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
  • February 8, 2021
    6:45 pm - 9:45 pm

This workshop, designed specifically for fine art photographers, focuses on developing artists’ portfolios over a six-month period of time.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 16, 2020 7:00 pm

The Portrait Series with Ken Merfeld (Six sessions)


  • September 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 30, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 7, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this workshop we will discuss all aspects of creating a poignant, meaningful portrait series, including the importance of communication skills, the psychology of dealing with people, design continuity of your work, and the element of trust within the artistic exchange.

By Brandon Gannon |
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September 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Photographing in the Social Landscape with Thomas Alleman (Six sessions)


  • September 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 10, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • October 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the Social Landscape as other photographers have seen it over that last hundred years.

By Brandon Gannon |
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October 11, 2020 9:00 am

Bringing Ideas to Life: Crafting Personal Projects with Brandon Thibodeaux (Online Learning)


  • October 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brandon Thibodeaux will show you how to take your idea and mold it into a finished body of work. Come prepared to put your vision to work, drumming up new ideas or fleshing out old ones, as we spend a weekend working on assignments in the Los Angeles area.

By Brandon Gannon |
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October 17, 2020 9:00 am

Creative Still Life with Kimberly Witham (Online Learning)


  • October 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join photographer Kimberly Witham for a two weekend-intensive workshop focused on developing and refining your still life photography skills.

By Brandon Gannon |
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November 4, 2020 7:00 pm

The Art of Photography: Your Creative Approach with Ken Merfeld (Six sessions)


  • November 4, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 18, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This class is designed to help you expand your approach to photography, to question the “how” and “why” of your technique, and to challenge and understand your creative process.

By Brandon Gannon |
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November 7, 2020 10:00 am

Conceptual Photography with Ann Elliott Cutting (One session)


  • November 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In this one-day conceptual photography class, students will learn to develop their ideas and think before shooting, discovering a new workflow that cultivates creativity.

By Brandon Gannon |
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November 10, 2020 7:00 pm

The Photographer’s Eye – Part 1 with Thomas Alleman (Six sessions)


  • November 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • November 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • December 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the specifics of camera vision in such areas as motion, time and focus.

By Brandon Gannon |
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November 21, 2020 10:00 am

Creating Compelling Travel Photography: The Art of the Travel Story with Brent Winebrenner (One session)


  • November 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Discover the proven tips, techniques and strategies that will empower you to create memorable travel images that convey an authentic sense of place. This class is designed to push your creative vision before you even begin shooting.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 9, 2021 10:00 am

The Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Allan Barnes (Two sessions – SMC Campus)


  • January 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • January 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This two-day workshop serves as a hands-on introduction to this demanding but beautiful photographic process, invented by Frederick Scott Archer in the mid-19th Century.

By Brandon Gannon |
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January 16, 2021 10:00 am

The Art of the 4×5 View Camera with Sean Blocklin (Two sessions – SMC campus)


  • January 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • January 17, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Through classroom demonstration and hands-on experimentation, this course will instruct students on the use of the 4×5 view camera and help them become proficient in every aspect of image creation. A

By Brandon Gannon |
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February 6, 2021 10:00 am

The Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Allan Barnes (Two sessions – SMC Campus)


  • February 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • February 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This two-day workshop serves as a hands-on introduction to this demanding but beautiful photographic process, invented by Frederick Scott Archer in the mid-19th Century.

By Brandon Gannon |
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November 5, 2021 7:00 pm

Studio Lighting & Photo Montage with Richard Tuschman (Weekend-Intensive)


  • November 5, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In this workshop we will uncover and explore the practical tools and long-term strategies necessary to achieve success on our quest to becoming more effective emotional messengers.

By Brandon Gannon |
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