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Spring Open House on Saturday, May 20th, Noon-5pm
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SM7210 May 20, 2017 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Success with SketchUp
Tuition $120.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
David Heim
SE7101 Mar 4, 2017 (10:00am-4:30 pm) Sunday(River Room)

SketchUp is a powerful 3D design program that more and more people use for woodworking, blacksmithing, woodturning, and other crafts. This course is for people who have not used the program at all. You will begin with exercises to learn how to navigate the 3D drawing space and use SketchUp's drawing and modeling tools. You also learn the rules for success--essential good practices to ensure that SketchUp does what you want it to. You will apply those new skills and rules to create at least one original model. This will give you the knowledge and confidence to keep using SketchUp profitably in your own artistic endeavors. Bring a laptop (Mac or Windows is fine, but an iPad will not work), with the free version of SketchUp already installed. Go to www.sketchup.com to download the program called SketchUp Make. Ages 18 and over.
Fine Art Photography Session 6: Adobe PhotoShop
Tuition $50.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Colin Harrison

SP7102 Jan 21 2017 (10am-12:30pm) Saturday (River Room)

Adobe PhotoShop. In the previous sessions of this series, we considered the development of understanding what a camera can do, the skills of using a camera, how to perform deliberate photography, how to begin the process of Rendering of the captured images, and how to illuminate an indoor or outdoor scene most effectively. In this final session, we will practice using Adobe PhotoShop on the participants’ laptop computers to produce the most faithful “straight” photographs and to Render them on a professional printer. We will also demonstrate at least one more elaborate method for enhancing photographs using some of the powerful capabilities of Adobe PhotoShop. The series will conclude with considering some of the legal and business aspects of fine art photography.

This is the last of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Attendance will be limited to six participants. For this session, students should bring a laptop computer. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over, a $5 materials fee will be added to the tuition for this first session.
Fine Art Photography Session 4: Rendering
Tuition $40.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Colin Harrison

SP6408 Jan 7 2017 (1-3pm) Saturday (River Room)

Rendering. In the first and second sessions of this series, we considered the development of the skills of Seeing and Capturing, and in the third session we put those skills into practice in an Outdoor Shoot. The outcome of this is that we now have many Bags of Bits that may eventually be Rendered into stunning photographs. While much of the Rendering process can be automated to produce pleasing results, the skilled Photographer will want much more precise control over the process in order to reproduce for the Viewer the original experience of the scene. In this session we will consider what a digital image file is, how it can be managed – since Photographers produce a lot of them – and how it may be adjusted and manipulated to bring out the essence of what the Photographer saw within the principles of “straight” photography. This will introduce participants to computer programs in the Adobe PhotoShop family and provide an overview of how to use them.

This is the fourth of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Attendance will be limited to six participants. For this and subsequent sessions, students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card). The final session of the series also requires each participant to bring a laptop computer. Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over.
Fine Art Photography Session 5: Lighting
Tuition $40.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Sally Andersen-Bruce

SP7101 Jan 7 2017 (10am-noon) Saturday (River Room)
Lighting. In the previous sessions of this series, we considered the development of understanding what a camera can do, the skills of using a camera, how to perform deliberate photography, and how to begin the process of Rendering of the captured images. In this session, which will be lead by Sally Andersen-Bruce, a distinguished professional photographer known for her portraits of people and animals, we will focus on the practical aspects of illuminating the subject, whether a person or a landscape. That is, understanding the role that light plays in creating an interesting scene and how to achieve that lighting effect whether using outdoor or indoor and ambient or artificial illumination.

This is the fifth of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Attendance will be limited to six participants. For this and subsequent sessions, students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card); for this session a tripod is highly desirable. The final session of the series also requires each participant to bring a laptop computer. Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over.
Fine Art Photography Session 3: Outdoor Shoot
Tuition $40.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Colin Harrison

SP6407 Dec 3 2016 (10am-noon) Saturday (Location to be Determined)

Outdoor Shoot. In the previous session of this series, we considered the development of understanding what a camera can do, the skills of using a camera, and how to plan an outdoor shoot. In this session, which will be held on location and not at the Craft Center, we will engage in deliberate photography. That is, taking the time to seek out scenes of interest, to consider different perspectives and lighting, to frame the scene carefully, to choose how to capture the Viewer’s interest, and how to ensure that the scene is understandable.

This is the third of six individual sessions intended for moderately skilled photographers who wish to begin to develop deeper skills in Seeing, Capturing and Rendering, primarily in landscape or outdoor photography. Attendance will be limited to six participants. For this and subsequent sessions, students should bring a digital camera that they are familiar with and that has controls for aperture, shutter and ISO (don't forget to charge the battery and bring a memory card); for this session a tripod is highly desirable. The final session of the series also requires each student to bring a laptop computer. Each session will end with a photographic assignment to be reviewed at the following session. Additional study materials will be provided for continuing after the course. Ages 18 and over.
Success with SketchUp
Tuition $120.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
David Heim
SE6401 Nov 19, 2016 (10:00am-4:30 pm) Saturday (River Room)

SketchUp is a powerful 3D design program that more and more people use for woodworking, blacksmithing, woodturning, and other crafts. This course is for people who have not used the program at all. You will begin with exercises to learn how to navigate the 3D drawing space and use SketchUp's drawing and modeling tools. You also learn the rules for success--essential good practices to ensure that SketchUp does what you want it to. You will apply those new skills and rules to create at least one original model. This will give you the knowledge and confidence to keep using SketchUp profitably in your own artistic endeavors. Bring a laptop (Mac or Windows), with the free version of SketchUp already installed. Go to www.sketchup.com to download the program called SketchUp Make. Ages 18 and over.
Take Your Best Shot!
Tuition $100.00
Registration Closed

All Levels
Linda McMillan
SP6101 Mar 26 2016 (10am-3:30pm) Saturday (River Room)

Want to take photos of your work or products that really pop? The first part of this five-hour course will help you develop a better understanding of your camera's controls and functions. Using these to control your camera is key to taking product photographs that will be remembered by potential customers! In the second part, we'll take a more in depth look at light and how it can make or break your photographs. In the third part, we'll explore various studio set ups that you can create using anything from inexpensive equipment from around your house and Home Depot to moderately priced photography equipment. You will be encouraged and guided to try these setups to see what works best for your products. Students should bring a camera with aperature/shutter controls, memory card and a fully charged battery. Ages 18 and over.
Japanese Stab Book Binding
Tuition $100.00
Your Tuition $100.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
Cecilia Marshall

FP4100 July 9 2014 (12-4pm) Wednesday (River Room)

Materials are included in tuition fee.  Japanese stab binding is a traditional way to make books used in Japan. In this workshop students will learn how to create books using Davey Board, papers and linen thread. A variety of beautiful papers will be available for making covers for the books. The end result will be a blank journal or notebook that you can be proud of.

 
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