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Creative Writing: Personal Essay and Memoir

with TERESE MAILHOT

TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 1,  8 and 15  •  6:30 – 8:30 PM CST

Register by Monday, November 30 • 4:00 PM CST

Work with bestselling author Terese Mailhot in this three-part generative workshop, focusing on personal essay and creative nonfiction.

Participants will work on generative writing exercises and prompts. The class will also discuss each other's work, giving and receiving constructive criticisms, and will explore craft, language, dialogue, scene and exposition.

Registration fee: $19.95
Workshop cost: $120
 
All skill levels welcome. Enrollment cap: 15 participants.

Looking for a Little Relief: Printmaking Without a Press

with MARWIN BEGAYE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 8:00 – 9:30 PM  •  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 8:00 – 9:30 PM  •  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Register by Thursday, December 3 • 4:00 PM CST

This workshop will focus on creating and hand printing small relief prints using Speedball and Dick Blick water-soluble inks.

Join Marwin Begaye for this class that teaches a hybrid of traditional and contemporary relief printing techniques. Participants will learn different cutting and hand printing methods without a printing press, using Speedball or Dick Blick water-soluble inks to create two editions. The first will be a 4" reduction, 4-color print. The second will be a 4" multiple drop with three color plates. The demonstrations will support printmaking in times of COVID-19—eliminating the need for a studio and press, making it possible to have successful prints made with limited equipment.

Registration fee: $19.95
Workshop cost: $120
 
All skill levels welcome. Enrollment cap: 15 participants.

Photography: Techniques for Compelling Composition

with BEN LONG

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6  •  3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CST

Register by Friday, December 4 • 4:00 PM CST

Build up your photography toolbox with this in-depth look at image composition.

Your composition skill has more of a bearing on the quality of your photos than any other part of your training. More than your knowledge of exposure theory or image editing, and more than your choice of which camera to use, your compositional choices will usually be the single factor that determines whether an image succeeds or fails. In this workshop, we’ll start with some simple compositional ideas that will immediately improve your images, and then we’ll build on those to give you a compositional toolbox that you can apply to a huge variety of images. Along the way, we’ll look at a lot of photos and delve into why some compositions are compelling and some are not. Aimed at beginning and intermediate photographers, this course will help everyone from snapshot shooters to dedicated enthusiasts.

Registration fee: $19.95
Workshop cost: $15
 
All skill levels welcome. This workshop has no enrollment limit and is open to all PK-12 educators, even if receiving a scholarship for another workshop.

Photography: Advanced Topics in Composition

with BEN LONG

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13  •  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Register by Friday, December 11 • 4:00 PM CST

Hone your understanding of image composition and stretch your abilities behind the camera to new realms.

If you’ve studied composition but still feel like your composition skills are underpowered, then this course might help you begin to explore some new compositional ideas. Operating on the assumption that composition is not something you learn, but something you already know and simply need to tune into, we’ll take a different approach from other composition instruction. Recommended for more advanced students who already have an understanding and experience with many compositional ideas, in this class, we will examine a lot of images, explore some exercises and discuss an intuitive approach to composition.

Registration fee: $19.95
Workshop cost: $15
 
Recommended for experienced photographers with advanced skillsets. This workshop has no enrollment limit and is open to all PK-12 educators, even if receiving a scholarship for another workshop.