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Unleash your creativity and hone your artistic skills with our comprehensive drawing course. Join us in a stimulating environment where you can refine your drawing abilities and unlock your full artistic potential.

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Unlock the secrets of watercolor painting in this comprehensive workshop at the Art School of SF Bay. Learn essential techniques, explore different styles, and create beautiful portraits, landscapes, and studies. Enhance your artistic skills and unleash your creativity with watercolor.

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Character Design (Ages 12-18)

Art School of SF Bay @ 1954 Old Middlefield Way , Mountain View, CA

Unleash your imagination and master the art of character design! Dive into anatomy, gesture, and shape design to bring your creations to life. Explore the secrets behind iconic heroes and villains, and discover what makes them unforgettable.

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Natural Light Portrait Photography

Discover the secrets of capturing stunning natural light portraits with the expert guidance of our professional instructors at Aperture Academy. Master the art of posing subjects, selecting pleasing backgrounds, and avoiding harsh shadows to create beautiful and timeless images. Perfect for beginners seeking to improve their portrait photography skills, this class will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to bring out the best in your subjects.

  • Beginner
  • 14 and older
  • $295
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  • 1631 N 1st St , San Jose, CA
  • 3 hours

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What you'll learn in this photography class:

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 in attractive ways
  • Work with your subject for great smiles and candid moments
  • Find pleasing and complimentary backgrounds
  • Avoid harsh shadows
This class starts with a 30 minute classroom session to teach you about your camera and the ideal settings we'll use during the 2+ hour shoot with our models. We will setup a wide variety of photography situations to illustrate how to read light, pose the models and come away with quality images you can be proud of.

This class is tailored toward beginners and is perfect for those who are looking to improve their portrait photos of children, family, pets and more!

Equipment to bring:
  • DSLR 
  • Lens (Ideal lenses would be 24-70mm, 50mm, 85mm, or 70-200mm)
Note: Students also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the instructor if they are in the market for a DSLR camera if they're in the market for one.

Although we email each student the Power Point presentation, they might consider taking additional notes during the class.

Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Refund Policy

We can not offer a refund unless the cancellation is:

  • 91 business days before the workshop date for one-day workshops.
  • 121 business days before the workshop date for 2-3 day workshops.
In the event that an instructor or the school needs to cancel at the last minute, students will receive a refund less a 5% non-refundable registration fee.

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First we'll tell you what we are NOT about... we aren't going to lead you on a cookie cutter, photography-in-a-can style photo tour where the instructor is off taking his own pictures while students are left to their own luck hoping they can capture a good image. Our instructors don't focus on their...

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