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11 November 2018
Introduction to Photoshop
with Ken Hupila
Introduction to Editing in Photoshop
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
You bought the camera. You’ve gotten comfortable with taking photos but are intimidated by using editing software. Here’s the class for you: beginning Photoshop editing! Learn how to load your images onto your computer easily, organize your files and do the most important editing to take your images to another level! We’ll concentrate on the six most important areas to Photoshop success for the beginner: Crop/Straighten, Color correction, Adjust lighting, Reduce noise/Increase sharpness, Selective editing, Layers/Masks. And we should have enough time to have some fun as well!
Participants should bring their laptops to class, loaded with your editing software and plenty of images to play with. If you don’t have editing software now, Ken strongly suggest Photoshop Elements, at least version 10 or later. The cost is very reasonable and it can be downloaded from the internet or picked up at any place that is savvy with computers – like Best Buy. Elements is a very powerful tool and will do EVERYTHING you will need for successful image editing.
About the instructor: Ken Hupila says, "I live in northern Minnesota and have been interested in photography since I won a box camera at a carnival when I was six. The last couple of years have finally seen an opportunity when finances and free time have allowed me to begin playing with the interest. I have been taking nature shots and sport photos for awhile and am just beginning to play with studio photography."
Ken's photography classes at the Ely Folk School are very popular: Photographing Wild Orchids, Capturing Fall Colors, and Intro to Digital Photography.
Learn to Spin
with Diane Thomson
This is a two-day class. Note that each day has different times.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuition: $130, Materials: $25
Here's a chance to try spinning on a wheel before buying your own. Many people, including Gandhi, found spinning to be a very meditative activity. You will learn how to turn wool fiber into yarn with the use of a spinning wheel. We will even play with hand spindles, wool prep and yarn finishing.
There will be several wheels available for spinning, and if you have a working wheel bring it along. You will leave class with your own hand spindle, wool fiber, and your own newly spun yarn.
About the instructor: Diane Thomson has been spinning since 1985 and enjoys teaching others. She has taught knitting classes at several yarn shops in the Twin Cities and currently teaches at Sisu Designs Yarn Shop in Ely.