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Levels: B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced

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Closeup Photography "Boot Camp"
March 31 - April 1, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Some call it “macro” but I like to call it close up photography. Finding and learning to see the small world around is always an interesting and provocative experience. You will be surprised how many lenses can be used at high focal lengths to create great images. If you have a macro lens by all means bring it, but you can make great images with other lenses as well. Many of the techniques used are those we commonly rely on in landscape photography, however we’ll explore some new techniques and learn to see the small world around us just a bit differently. We will cover the use of proper apertures, shutter speeds and lens choices to create interesting close up images. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jack Graham
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Introduction to Photoshop
April 8 & 15, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Adobe Photoshop is an essential program for promoting the visual impact of digital artwork and documented images. Gain a basic understanding of its editing tools and techniques. Workflow, color profiles, color and contrast correction, retouching, and other enhancements will be explored. Bring your own images on a flash drive to edit in class. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Beginner Level

Creative Storytelling on the iPhone
April 20-24, 2017 (9am to 4pm) — Want to learn to tell stories on your iPhone? Come and learn the app Leonardo, an iPhone app equivalent to Photoshop but much easier, allowing for 20 layers of information. We’ll use each of these layers to add various elements such as background detail, people, shapes, and mysterious and literal objects to create emotion and metaphor, keeping the viewer involved. In this workshop, we step outside the role of photographer and into that of an artist—pushing the limits of how we see by isolating textures, forms, and shapes. As we set aside the analytical mind and approach imagery using our intuition, we are guided towards the photographs we want to make, using only the iPhone and iPad. Visit website


Location: Marathon, TX
Instructor: Karen Divine
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery
Cost: $1275.00
Email: Amanda Smith
Phone: 512-422-4080

Beginner Level

Basic Encaustic with Photographs
May 6, 2017 (9am to 4pm) — Encaustic in its most basic interpretation means hot melted wax applied to an absorbent surface. Encaustic is typically bees wax mixed with damar resin and pigments. Painting with encaustic has continued through the ages and has relatively recently been discovered by photographers. The application of encaustic to digital pigment prints transcends the photographic process adding depth, luminescence and providing the opportunity for greater artistic expression. This workshop will cover the history of encaustic, preparing digital images for printing, preparation of boards, application of encaustic medium and care of encaustic art. Visit website


Location: Johnson City, TX
Instructor: Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery
Cost: $175.00
Email: Amanda Smith
Phone: 512-422-4080

Beginner Level

More Encaustic with Photographs
May 7, 2017 (9am to 4pm) — The simple application of wax to photographs is miraculous in how it transforms the image. However, this can be just the beginning. Wax can be incised, carved, pigmented and be a vehicle for collage using an amazing amount of substances. In this class, we will explore the more conceptual and creative aspects of working in this medium. This workshop will cover incising in the wax with various tools, handcoloring with color pigment, image transfer onto the wax with inkjet copies and graphite paper, layering of images with tissue paper on boards, finishing the sides of the boards and proper hanging techniques. Visit website


Location: Johnson City, TX
Instructor: Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully
Sponsor: A Smith Gallery
Cost: $175.00
Email: Amanda Smith
Phone: 512-422-4080

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Photography of Intent
May 15-19, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Join veteran instructor and long-time assistant to Sam Abell and Arthur Meyerson for an expansive week of photography! Through tips, techniques and critical thinking about your photography, Keron will help you deepen the joy and purpose in your photography. Creating intent and building strength in communicating that intent are key ideas in the course. Getting your work seen, publishing photo books, experimenting with layers and compositing, and examining short and long term photo projects are some of the other topics explored during this dynamic week. There is time each day for photographing and daily critiques of work along with one-on-one sessions to support your unique voice. Come join us and expand the possibilities for your photography. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Keron Psillas
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $750
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level

C.L.I.C.S iPhone Photo Class
May 20, 2017 (9am–5pm) — How to shoot and edit gallery quality iPhone photographs. From beginners to the most experienced shooters this class is eye opening. Carrying nothing but the iPhone camera, explore your creativity. This unique workshop explores the processes involved in finding your genuine photographic voice. Steve’s methodology (heavy on vision and light on equipment) frees you to delve deeper into the relationship between your camera, your subjects and yourself. Through visual exercises, lecture, and photo assignments Steve demystifies the art of seeing. Through discussions about composition, the emotions of color and the fundamentals of photographic seeing, Steve will deepen and expand your understanding of the visual language. Through visual exercises you will begin to find your unique photographic story telling gifts. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Steve Wewerka
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $225
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Kimberley Photography Adventure
May 22-28, 2017 (10am) — Explore the rugged beauty of the remote Australian outback on this challenging photographer's adventure. Experience life on a Kimberley cattle station, get to know colourful characters, access locations not open to the public, travel deep into the landscape and encounter unique wildlife. Stay in a Bush Hut or shared Bunkhouse room with one night camped at a private billabong. Activities include sunset champagne and canapés, barramundi fishing, bull buggy ride, whip cracking, aboriginal cave art, one night camp, final night party. View the itinerary and details online. Inclusions: 6 night's accommodation. All meals. 24 hour tea and coffee. Workshop tuition over five days. Land transfers. All activities as per the itinerary. Exclusions: Flights, Alcohol, Mandatory travel insurance. Visit website


Location: Wyndham, Australia
Instructor: Bewley Shaylor
Sponsor: On The Verandah
Cost: $3295pp AUD
Email: Rachel Dillon

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The Color of Light
June 5-9, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This renowned workshop is designed for both amateur and professional photographers who wish to strengthen their ability to see and work in color. Through daily shooting assignments, critiques and discussions, participants acquire techniques to become more sensitive to light and its effects on color, composition, texture, pattern, and design. While covering the use and quality of natural light, the main focus is on investigating color from a personal point of view. Arthur guides and inspires participants to help refine an individual style for creative fulfillment. In addition to addressing the aesthetics of color photography, Arthur leads group critiques and spends individual time with each participant addressing their photography. This workshop is limited to 12 students. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Arthur Meyerson
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $1000
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Introduction to Macro Photography
June 8-10, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Capture the spring blooms of Door County’s wildflowers, cherry blossoms, and daffodils as you explore the process of macro photography. This technique allows you to document the fine details of the world around you, yielding rewarding and unique results. Learn how to select lenses for depth of view, utilize extension tubes to increase magnification ratios, and achieve proper exposure. Through lectures and demonstrations, Bryan will share the basics of macro photography and image processing. You will have the opportunity to practice in the field each day with Bryan as your guide, applying techniques related to exposure, magnification, composition, and depth of field. The workshop will close with a group critique of selected images from each student. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Bryan Hansel, www.BryanHansel.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $405, Non-Members: $440
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Bookmaking! Tips and Tools for Creating and Refining Projects
June 11-13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Join Keron Psillas for an intensive three days of book-making. Keron is an internationally published author, photographer and designer. This course will delve into the workflow to create a Blurb book, using Blurb software and Lightroom, as well as overall discussion about printing and publishing options. Bring your project for editing help, along with books you admire. We’ll share this with the class. Keron will share insights, tips, and thoughts about layout and design that stem from 20 years in the printing and publishing industry before she became a professional photographer. Keron will spend time individually with participants working on projects, and there will be time for you to shoot the lovely environment of Whidbey Island. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Keron Psillas
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $450
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Plein Air Safari - Zambia
June 12-23, 2017 — Adventure painting in the heart of Africa. This is an Art Safari: paint the landscape, sketch animals from life, photograph, and see amazing creatures in safe, stable, beautiful Zambia - "The Real Africa". This is a trip of a lifetime! Please write me an email: ringkat@usa.net, and I will send you the PDF describing the package. Visit website


Location: S. Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Instructor: non-instructed
Sponsor: Katerina Ring (with Abbondanza Toscana)
Cost: $5160 sharing
Email: Katerina Ring
Phone: 0039 339 6852860

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Taking Control in Manual Mode
June 12-14, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover the untapped potential of your camera as you move out of auto mode and into manual mode. This comprehensive workshop will explore the technical components that make up a perfect image and how to manipulate your camera settings to achieve desired effects and accurate light and color every time. Gain hands-on experience as you work through daily challenges addressing composition, exposure, and content. You will engage in peer discussion and group critiques, as well as receive individualized instruction from Kasey. Leave the workshop feeling confident with your camera and capable of adapting to any situation. This workshop requires a DSLR camera. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Layered: Painting and the Digital Image
June 19-23, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, you will use layered and collaged materials to work directly and quickly in the process of image-making. Working with acrylic paints and a variety of mixed-media, Holly will demonstrate and discuss image transfers, gluing techniques, expressive painting methods, surfaces, supports, media compatibility, and layering materials. You will gain an understanding of various strategies in combining different media successfully. This method of working provides immediate feedback and assists you in identifying issues while actively developing each piece. Emphasis will be placed on exploration and process. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Holly Roberts, www.HollyRobertsStudio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $590, Non-Members: $625
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Classic Black and White Photography with Your Digital Camera
June 19-21, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Discover Door County the way Ansel Adams discovered Yosemite. This seminar will investigate the history of black and white fine art film photography to inform your digital captures. The work of early practitioners Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White will be discussed, followed by field expeditions and post-process editing. Armed with your digital camera or smartphone, you will explore the Door County landscape and create your own classic photographs. Afterward, you will translate your work into black-and-white images using editing software. Philip will guide you through the process of controlling contrast, cropping, stitching images together to create panoramas, creating sepia tones and vignettes, and adding grain for a vintage look. You will have the opportunity to make archival inkjet prints to take home. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Philip Krejcarek, www.PhilipKrejcarek.weebly.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
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Top 10 Mistakes Made Behind the Camera and How to Solve Them
June 22, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Whether you consider yourself a photographer or you are interested in better documenting your everyday life, there are a few common photography issues that can compromise what you envisioned as a perfect image. Bright backgrounds make dark faces, quick subjects make blurry photos, and sometimes your focus jumps around and you miss the shot completely. These situations and more will be tackled in this practical photography seminar. The day will consist of looking through visual samples, hands-on exercises, and time for questions and answers. With Kasey as your guide, you will practice solutions to these tough problems faced by professional photographers and amateurs alike. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $100, Non-Members: $110
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Advanced Level

From Concept to Print
June 22-25, 2017 — The process of making an image that stands the test of time includes proper field technique, creativity and processing technique. We will spend time exploring some of the beautiful State Parks located on the island as well as the numerous rocky beaches, period farms, tidal marshes, lighthouses, Americana of the quaint coastal communities and rolling farmland of Whidbey Island. The island is truly a photographer’s paradise. Sunrises and sunsets are amazing this time of year and we’ll be out to capture them. Special time is set aside for image reviews and processing techniques. Jack will cover image production methods both in the field and in the studio as well as processing and preparing files for printing. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jack Graham
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Intermediate Level

Visual Narrative: Telling Stories Through Still Images
June 26-28, 2017 (9am-4pm) — As a photographer, you have the opportunity and gift to tell your viewers a story without words. Over the course of three days, this hands-on workshop will explore how to find and capture narrative in a single image, as well as a series of images. Each day, Hannah will lead a discussion on a topic related to the objectives of the day’s exercises, including storytelling in a single image, narratives in picture packages, and editing projects. Group and individual assignments will provide opportunities to apply these concepts and discover what stories Door County has to offer. Taught in the realm of documentary photography, this workshop will focus on telling factual stories without manipulation of subjects, spaces, or content. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Hannah Foslien, www.PhotoFoslien.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level

Lightroom: A Beginner's Guide to Editing Your Images
June 29, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Adobe Lightroom is a great tool for organizing, editing, renaming, and resizing your images, but it can be daunting without a guide to get started. This workshop is the solution for beginners who want to get the most out of the program in a practical, hands-on way. Kasey will lead you through a series of Lightroom editing tasks, including how to perfect exposure, solve color cast woes, sharpen soft images, create black-and-white versions, and batch process groups of photos to speed up your workflow. You will also discuss the best ways to download, sort, and back-up your images, so that they are stored safely and are easy to retrieve when needed. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $100, Non-Members: $110
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Developing a Creative Vision for Your Photography
July 13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Our perspective on the world around us informs our decisions as photographers. This workshop provides an opportunity to tap into what interests you, so you can find your unique voice behind the camera. Using critical thinking, visual exploration, and interactive idea book exercises, uncover overlooked curiosities and brainstorm how to transform those interests into creative content for future photography projects. Leave this workshop feeling more confident in your ideas and with a clear and exciting direction. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kasey Hembel, www.KaseyAndBen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $100, Non-Members: $110
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Understanding Exposure and Learning to See Creatively
July 17-21, 2017 — Based in part on Bryan’s bestselling books, Understanding Exposure and Learning To See Creatively, this workshop will surely boost your level of expertise. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an internationally known instructor, photographer, best-selling author and star of countless Adorama TV videos. Bryan will help you improve upon your existing knowledge to produce your best work yet, all on Madeline Island in beautiful Lake Superior! Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Bryan F. Peterson
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $1,250
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Best Techniques and Composition for Stunning Digital Images
July 17-21, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Learn to see and compose images utilizing the principles of design and digital techniques. You will examine the subjects of contemporary trends, master photography, and compositional strategies to draw conclusions and lead your practice to a higher level. This workshop begins by vieweing a range of photography, including your images, examples of Daniel’s work, and those of well-known artists. Learn how to combine and utilize visual elements to create a truly expressive photograph. Students will practice these skills out in the beautiful Door County landscape. Open to all digital camera formats and skill levels. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Daniel Anderson, www.DanielAndersonPhotography.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $245, Non-Members: $265
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Photograph & Explore Tuscany & Umbria
July 22-29, 2017 — This tour is designed to give the participants the opportunity to intimately explore and photograph in and around Tuscany & Umbria. As is typical of Tuscan hill-towns, Cortona is a walled city that, for purposes of defense, was built atop a prominent geographical point. Our excursions to Pienza & Montepulciano as well as Montalcino & the Val d'Orcia & Val d'Arbia and Lake Trasimeno (in Umbria) will give the participants an opportunity to photograph in these locations, broadening their understanding and appreciation of life in central Italy. The workshop is designed for all levels of photographer. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Patrick Mahoney
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: From $3190.00 per person double occ
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 978-632-0357

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Photograph & Explore Tuscany & Umbria
July 29 - August 5, 2017 — This tour is designed to give the participants the opportunity to intimately explore and photograph in and around Tuscany & Umbria. As is typical of Tuscan hill-towns, Cortona is a walled city that, for purposes of defense, was built atop a prominent geographical point. Our excursions to Pienza & Montepulciano as well as Montalcino & the Val d'Orcia & Val d'Arbia and Lake Trasimeno (in Umbria) will give the participants an opportunity to photograph in these locations, broadening their understanding and appreciation of life in central Italy. The workshop is designed for all levels of photographer. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Patrick Mahoney
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: From $3190.00 per person double occ
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 978-632-0357

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Creative Iphoneography
July 31 - August 4, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, we step outside the role of photographer and into that of an artist. We will push the limits of how we see by isolating textures, forms, and shapes and approach our new work by learning to let our intuition be our guide. We work in a spontaneous and playful way, creating work that surprises and excites us. And, we’ll do this using the iPhone and iPad. Whidbey Island is a compelling place for photographers and a perfect location for our exploration. The richness of the light, colors, and textures provides inspiration. Through lectures and daily assignments, you will learn to create compelling multi-layered imagery and begin discovering the work that inspires you. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Karen Divine
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $1000
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Intermediate Level

Vision It! Capture it! Finish It!
August 3-6, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop we will explore the three phases of artful image creation. There will be daily location shooting, where John will work with you to achieve the images that spark your inner artist and tell your story. The field shooting sessions will be followed by midday critique sessions to hone in on effective ways to improve your images. During the afternoon sessions you will learn powerful post-processing techniques create images that will capture the viewer’s imagination. Join us for a week of exploration into the powerful storytelling ability of photographs in the beautiful setting of Whidbey Island. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: John Hummel
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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On Location: Mount Rainier National Park
August 3-6, 2017 — You’ll photograph picturesque Mount Rainier National Park and the surrounding forests, alpine lakes, waterfalls, and meadows at the peak of wildflower season. Students will have plenty of time to practice on grand landscapes, alpine flower photography, and macro images. This workshop is based in Ashford, Washington where there will be in-class critiques and instructional sessions. Visit website


Location: Ashford, WA
Instructor: David Cobb
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $600
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Advanced Level

Defining the Personal Narrative
August 7-11, 2017 — Under Susan's practiced tutelage, participants learn how to articulate and refine their vision by delving into symbolism, metaphor, and personal stories. In the process, we examine our own personal narratives, aesthetics, and psychology in image making. Through hands-on demonstrations, creative exercises tailored to each student, group discussions, photographing assignments, and portfolio reviews, we are encouraged and inspired to grow and reach the next level of our artistic achievement. We also discuss such practical topics as long-term project development, portfolio editing, marketing, publishing, and exhibitions. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Susan Burnstine
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $800
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

Intermediate Level

Door County's Golden Hour
August 7-10, 2017 (11am-4pm) — The moments just after sunrise and just before sunset yield dramatic light known as the Golden Hour. At that time of day, the sun’s rays are warmer, more diffuse, and its low angle creates spectacular conditions. Painters and photographers alike seek this ephemeral quality of light and relish in the moment. This hands-on workshop encourages exploration during the Golden Hour while instilling fundamental photographic techniques. This workshop encompasses a balanced curriculum structured around daily explorations and studio instruction. You will develop technical skills with conceptual assignments offering creative challenges. Mornings and evenings are reserved for photography. Midday will be spent in and around the studio, where the focus will be on core photographic principles, image design, critical discussions, and the history of the medium. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Travis Roozée, www.TravisRoozee.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $485
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Landscape Astro-Photography
August 14-18, 2017 — This is a 5-day workshop and will include an ‘Introduction to Capturing the Night Sky’, three nights of shooting under the stars, and two days of post processing tutorials. We will concentrate on capturing the Milky Way, creating star trails, light painting, panoramas, depth-of-field blending, composites, aurora borealis (if visible), time-lapse photography and create time-lapsed videos. You will receive a comprehensive, 70 page booklet with step-by-step instructions about all phases of photographing and post processing for personal reference. You will leave this course with a deep understanding of the night sky and a thorough combination of skills, tools, and resources to move forward with your abilities. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Brad Goldpaint
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $1,200
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Capturing Beauty in Door County
August 14-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, learn the theory behind, and how to use, nature’s Golden Grids to improve your photographs and compositions. Discussion will be based on design principles, such as color, composition, shape, framing, and light, as well as how the brain processes images. Each day, you will explore iconic and dramatic scenery around Door County while taking photographs. Images will be discussed between shooting locations. The most successful images will be highlighted and featured on the Capturing Door County Flick’r page. A signed release form is required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jim Kropp, www.CapturingBeautyBooks.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $400, Non-Members: $435 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Gardens of Portland
August 26-27, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Field locations: Swan Island Dahlias & Portland Japanese Garden. These two locations, though drastically different offer some of the best possible experience for both landscape and close up photography. This is certainly not the Grand Canyon, or Death Valley National Park, where the expanse is the order of the day. Here we will learn to take our time, look, see and take in the beauty all around us, and “work the subject” to come away with nothing less than amazing, almost surreal images. If you own a macro lens, certainly bring it. However, great close up images are available with all lenses available. Great images can be made with telephoto lenses. I strongly suggest using a tripod. Visit website


Location: Portland, OR
Instructor: Jack Graham
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $350
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Residency on the Greek Island of Skopelos
March - November — The residency lasts 2 weeks - 2 months and is designed for the artist that wants to not only develop their work but also interact and be inspired by the Greek culture. Applications must be submitted and approved by our board of directors. The studio is set high on the hill overlooking the Aegean Sea and the neighboring island of Alonissos. Typically artists have transformative experiences in Skopelos and at SkopArt. Visit website


Location: Skopelos, Greece
Sponsor: The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Cost: Starting at $500
Email: Jill Somer
Phone: 40 24240 24143

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Learn the Tools of Travel Photography - Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
September 6-11, 2017 — Making exceptional travel photographs requires skills in many different types of photography, from street to still-life work to portraits. The best travel photographers are versatile in their skills and fluid in their process, using minimal gear to achieve a maximum of results. This workshop covers the following topics: the traveling photographer’s camera and bag; being in the right place at the right time; varying the time of day and understanding light; portraying people; composition; stopping action vs. showing motion; framing and scaling; tripods; using the appropriate lens; flash basics. We have selected the nationally recognized Wooden Boat Festival held in the neighboring town of Port Townsend as our photographic venue. Prerequisite: Photo I or portfolio review. Visit website


Location: Port Townsend, WA
Instructor: David Wells
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $1,000
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Photo + Encaustic Workshop
September 9-10, 2017 (9 am to 4 pm) — This workshop will focus on combining photography with encaustic painting techniques as an alternative way to present your photographically based works and give them a more painterly look and tactile feel. Over the course of the workshop we will explore different paper printing options for our photographs- from fine art papers, Asian paper and anything in between. From there we will take our photographic prints and embed them in the encaustic wax medium, which will allow us to paint over them, apply image transfers, color glazes and hand coloring techniques. You do not need prior experience working with encaustic paint, but general art making experience will be helpful. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $295
Email: Registrations
Phone: (608) 987-3292

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Making the Best Portrait of Your Life
September 11-15, 2017 — Developing sensitivity, honing communication skills, and perfecting technical skills in order to create portraits that are deeply in tune with the human spirit is the goal of this workshop with acclaimed portrait photographer Paul Mobley. Participants have daily opportunities to practice their skills working first with experienced models and then with complete strangers. The ability to engage and build trust is the most important factor in portrait sessions, and Paul works individually with each participant to guide this process. By week’s end, participants have acquired the technical skills coupled with the ability to comfortably communicate and engage with a wide variety of people in order to collaborate on portraits from the soul. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Paul Mobley
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $1,250
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Photographing Door County's Night Sky
September 13-16, 2017 (1-4pm) — With low levels of light pollution, Door County is an excellent place to capture the night sky. The dark sky makes the stars bright and crisp, the Milky Way shimmer, and the Northern Lights dance. This workshop will introduce you to software, applications, and techniques that will improve your ability to capture the night sky. Before heading out on location, you will spend time in the studio with Dan as he shares his process. You will discuss best practices for capturing images using your DSLR, as well how to edit them with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. You will spend at least one night (weather and cloud dependent) on the beach at Newport State Park capturing a star trail and perhaps even the Northern Lights. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dan Eggert, www.DanEggertPhotography.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $360, Non-Members: $395
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Black & White Photography: The Art of Seeing
September 15-17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop in Black & White photography will emphasize the cultivation of a poetic eye. Accordingly, an interpretive style will be advocated. And to reinforce this approach a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of composition and design will be provided as we consider the role of line, shape, texture, and depth along with light and time. Field excursions with the instructor will be conducted in Coupeville & vicinity. These field sessions will provide an opportunity for classroom evaluation. As well, one on one sessions with instructor Robert Stahl will be available to review material brought to the workshop (digital files and/or prints). Come join us for this stimulating workshop on the art of seeing deeply in Black and White. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Robert Stahl
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $400
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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From Earth to Sky: Drone Flight Aerial Filmmaking and Photography
September 18-22, 2017 — This hands-on workshop will teach flight fundamentals and operational best practices, as well as creative techniques. Successful completion of the workshop will mean each student is well prepared to take the Part 107 test, and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of drone flight. Highlights of the workshop include instilling a level of proficiency with drone flight operations, and assuring a safe foundation for long-term success. Teaching advanced operational skills, tuning and techniques for experienced pilots. Providing a comprehensive level of understanding of the complex factors that determine legal flight operations for the drone artist. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Abbe Lyle & Scott Strimple
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $995
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Eyes Wide Open
September 20-24, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Eyes Wide Open is a workshop designed to develop your seeing from what is right in front of your eyes into the world of abstractions, reflections, layers, movement, and then deeper into the realm of concepts and imagination. This workshop can be based in the city or the natural world. Visual presentations, hands-on exercises, and photographic assignments create a very full and experience-based workshop. The workshop is open to anyone with a camera. To participate in the image reviews, you need to have a working knowledge of your camera and the digital workflow necessary to edit your images. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Eddie Soloway
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $1000
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Taking the Next Step in Fine Art Photography
September 22-24, 2017 (9am-4pm) — It is critical to the growth of a fine art photographer to understand what comes next after creating an image and that today, photographers make work in projects–a series of images that tell a story or explore a subject in depth. This workshop provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner. Throughout the workshop portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a résumé, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will learn about photography competitions, how submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Aline Smithson
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Still Life Photography on Location in Italy
October 2-8, 2017 — Let me take you on a journey…in the light of the Tuscan countryside… a journey of self-discovery and artistic expression…using a wonderful medium – still life photography! Modern day still life photography is often connected with mindfulness, stillness, and playfulness. My own experience with the art form has led me to a place of emotional healing and growth. Our very being compels us to create. It is the means by which we make sense of the world. We will be taking time for journaling and a little poetry. And daily discussions on seeing the artist within, pushing past our inner critic, and discovering a sense of possibility. Each day, we will discuss technical aspects of still life photography, and explore the Tuscan countryside in the afternoons. Visit website


Location: Siena, Italy
Instructor: Karen Olson, renukostyle.com
Sponsor: Arts & Cultural Travel
Cost: $3,215 Shared, $3,625 Single
Email: Sharon Blomgren
Phone: 617-855-9209

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The Modern Landscape
October 2-6, 2017 — The Modern Landscape workshop challenges students to remove the clutter, the obvious and the cliché from their landscapes to create memorable images with a distinct visual voice. By using negative space, scale and a restrained color palate, the modern landscape, abstracts the obvious, subtracts the unnecessary and leaves behind the scene in only its purest form. In addition to the fieldwork, the class will hone their skills in the digital darkroom and will focus on developing and establishing a singular voice. The group will leave at the end of the week confident to shoot, critique, edit and sequence their own photography in new ways. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Alissa & Jacob Hessler
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $800
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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The Autumn Landscape: Foliage and Rural Architecture
October 5-7, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The transition from green foliage to an explosion of color never ceases to be an amazing event. This workshop will focus on mindfully capturing the transformation of autumn, while exploring Door County’s preserved natural spaces and wild places in juxtaposition with agrarian and iconic buildings. Daily field trips, starting early, will take advantage of the natural elements in soft light. Sites will range from Sturgeon Bay to Washington and Rock Islands, including endless shoreline, open farmland, and dense forests; providing opportunities to document both the grand vistas and fine details. While in the field and studio, you will discuss the power of intention and purpose in your photographs through the use of composition, post-processing, and printing. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Suzanne Rose, www.SuzanneRose.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Photo Encaustic and Door County's Landscape
October 9-12, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Combining photography with encaustic provides you with the opportunity to take your photographs to new dimensions and creative possibilities. This workshop will focus on both capturing the landscape through photographs, as well as using the encaustic process to add depth and mystery to your compositions. Clare will share and discuss the work of masters of encaustic, in areas of both photography and painting. You will then practice and experiment with the various techniques of the medium. Once you have a feel for the effects you would like to achieve, you will spend time shooting at various Door County sites. The remainder of the workshop will concentrate on using those images and developing methods and workflow specific to you. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Clare O'Neill, www.ClareONeill.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $475, Non-Members: $510 (plus materials fee)
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Autumn in Tuscany & Umbria Photography
October 28 - November 4, 2017 — Join us for a week devoted to capturing the essence of Autumn in Tuscany! With Cortona as our base, each day we will explore and photograph the rich area from Cortona's mountains to Montepulciano's vineyards and from Lake Trasimeno in Umbria to the Chianti area! This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for photographers of all levels. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Patrick Mahoney
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: From $3190.00 per person double occ
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 978-632-0357

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Abstract Photography on Whidbey Island
November 3-4, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Whidbey Island is known for its quaint town, picturesque ocean views and pristine beaches. We will take this to a new level and explore the other side of Whidbey. Finding and learning to see abstracts or what could be called photo art is an interesting and provocative experience. Many of the techniques used are those we rely on every day, however we'll explore new techniques and learn to see a bit differently. We will cover long exposure photography, using shutter speeds and zoom lenses to create interesting effect on commonly photographed subjects as well as the use of special techniques to create the abstract. We will spend time in the field in locations from beaches to junk yards learning to see the abstract in photography. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jack Graham
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Autumn in Tuscany & Umbria Photography
November 4-11, 2017 — Join us for a week devoted to capturing the essence of Autumn in Tuscany! With Cortona as our base, each day we will explore and photograph the rich area from Cortona's mountains to Montepulciano's vineyards and from Lake Trasimeno in Umbria to the Chianti area! This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for photographers of all levels. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Patrick Mahoney
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: From $3190.00 per person double occ
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 978-632-0357

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Autumn in Tuscany & Umbria Photography
November 11-18, 2017 — Join us for a week devoted to capturing the essence of Autumn in Tuscany! With Cortona as our base, each day we will explore and photograph the rich area from Cortona's mountains to Montepulciano's vineyards and from Lake Trasimeno in Umbria to the Chianti area! This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for photographers of all levels. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Patrick Mahoney
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: From $3190.00 per person double occ
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 978-632-0357

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Beginning Composition
Ongoing — In composition, there are no standardized or predetermined rules. Beginning Composition will introduce students to a unique and proven method of learning the fundamental concepts of composition and visual literacy. Students will be exposed to information and demonstrations that will enable them to see problems and correct their own compositions and become more visually expressive. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Bill Perkins
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Fantasy Illustration
Ongoing — Explore the aspects of Fantasy Illustration, including the successful design of the fantasy elements in an illustration such as costumes, props and architecture. Improving the structure and underlying emotional impact, and the composition of the illustrations will be discussed. Composition of real and limited space (graphical space) will be compared and experimented with. Creature and human character design though posing and integration into the composition will also be explored. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Craig Elliott
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818*708-9232

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Visual Development Fundamentals
Ongoing — In this online self-study course, learn the critical components of making great Concept Art by studying Film, Animation, Games and Painting, as well as developing your own project to flex your artistic muscle. You will select a classic story to redesign by choosing a style and creating that world with much reference and sketching, leading to a final concept painting. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Peter Markowski
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Introduction to Creature Design
Ongoing — In this self-study Creature Design course, we will fully develop 2-3 creatures using guided creativity while grounding students with real-world plausibility. Students will learn early stage ideation, rendering and color techniques to create new and original creatures from a blank page, all the way to a finished portfolio piece. We will go over more grounded earthly creatures all the way to creatively designed aliens. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eric Ryan
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Sketching for Environment Design
Ongoing — Sketching and drawing rough and clean final layouts, interiors, buildings and other environment elements, for animation and concept art, will be discussed in this self-study course. In this online self-study course, there will be demos and lectures on perspective, blocking in scenes and simple composition. Prop design and sketching demos will also be included. In this class the student will learn: -Quick visualization of perspective and elements in a scene -How to build and design buildings and structures -How to visualize and draw quick interior spaces -Methods of developing sketches for props and vehicles Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Craig Elliott
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Introduction to Character Design
Ongoing — Introduction to Character Design caters to those who are new to or at an intermediate level in terms of design knowledge when it comes to characters. We will be producing 3 characters (and their 3 variants) that fit together in the same world based off of classic archetypes. There will be a significant amount of freedom but the instructor will act as an Art Director to help make your work coherent and imaginative. This class is structured in a way that helps you have 3 or more portfolio worthy images showing competent character design. Prerequisites: Significant understanding of human anatomy, some level of knowledge of animal anatomy, a decent foundation in the fundamentals of drawings/painting. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eric Ryan
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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