Working with our professional portrait photography instructors, we will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to bring out the best in your natural light portrait photos. Learn how to pose your subjects, choose pleasing backgrounds and avoid harsh shadows. Learn how to: Find the right light for great exposures Pose subjects...
Looking to get more out of your digital camera? Enjoy taking pictures and want to be sure you know how to "get the shot"? This in-depth workshop is designed to help the beginner learn how to get the most out of their digital camera. We will cover how your camera works and which settings are best for specific photographic situations. We'll teach you...
You want to cut loose after a tough day of work. Get those emotions and energy out of the canvas. Like working out in the gym this is working out your emotions, and challenging your mind. In this exciting class we will focus on Movement, Rhythm, Line and Color to create bold unique visual compositions.
Studying beyond the basics we will focus on composition, and technique. This is a flexible course for students who want step by step instruction and/or desire instruction and independent works. We will work on landscape, still life, and abstract painting. This class is taught in primarily acrylic but students are free to use a variety of media.
Our visual arts class covers a variety of mediums, art history, fundamentals, and composition. Students will have an opportunity to explore painting, sculpture, drawing, pastels, animation, illustration, 3D - printing, Adobe Creative Suite and more. All materials are included.
We accept all levels of art students ages 18 and up. Classes cover a variety of art styles, mediums, fundamentals, and composition. Based on your preferences, you will have an opportunity to explore watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, charcoal, graphic design, 3D printing and more. All materials are included. Classes occur weekly...
In this course students will learn the basics of hand building. We will create works using pinch, coil, and slab method. We will also create beaded jewelry works. We will make cups, mugs, vases, animal banks, and more. This class is intended for those without experience in clay or ceramics.
Come join the Aperture Academy for a week full of field trips, adventure and photography! Our summer photography camp includes daily field trips to places such as the San Francisco Zoo, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Baker Beach, The Palace of Fine Arts and more! Other activities include: Portraiture 101 class: Taking better photos of your friends...
Continue building on skills from Drawing I with more advanced techniques, materials and subjects. Prerequisites: Drawing I or other basic drawing classes prior to enrolling in this class.
Another beautiful quilt using the large or small Sidekick Ruler! Join Sandy in learning how to use this ruler or how to utilize it in more ways if you already have made a quilt with this fun ruler.
Tuesdays are lightly-instructed sessions dedicated to long-pose portrait and figure drawing and painting, and are best for more advanced students looking for regular studio time with a model. Poses will continue for three sessions each month. Classes are for registered students only. Sorry, no drop-ins
Once you’ve learned the basics of knit and purl, a few more techniques under your belt will open up a wide range of patterns to you, including simple mitts, cowls and hats. Moving beyond a simple scarf is easier than you think!
We do our best to help you any time you come with project challenges–if you need more focused attention, or want to be sure someone will be available to help, the Drop-in sessions are for you!
Each student prepares a fine warp of ten traditional threadings arranged in stripes. Different treadlings are used to produce a tremendous variety of patterns. An excellent course for students who have done some weaving and wish to continue with more pattern techniques.
We will start at 9am and shoot till noon and have a lunch break, (the park is in the hills so best to pack a lunch) look at our images and talk about how to change, improve, and enhance our images and then shoot some more.