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Elderberry Natural Remedies

$30

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Feb 7, 2020 at 3 pm

Friday, February 7, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $15  Materials: $15

Elderberry has become a very popular remedy for helping with the cold and flu and can be found in most stores. Come learn why this is, what this berry can do for you, and how you can use it to stay healthy or recover more quickly.

We'll cover three different methods for making elderberry remedies, and you'll be able to take your very own elderberry tincture/extract home, ready to use in four weeks. You'll appreciate the joy and 'power' that comes from making it yourself.Please note whether you’d like vinegar or vodka for your 1/2 pint of elderberry extract to take home. 

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and is a Certified Health Coach. Her knowledge of using herbs keeps her family healthy, and she is passionate about sharing that wisdom through her business, Tranquility Wellness.

How We Got Here

$15

with Bob King

Calendar Feb 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Friday, February 7, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuition: $15

We'll take a wide-ranging look at the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the first stars and planets all the way to the present day Earth ... and beyond. We'll also touch on what's bright and easy to see in the February sky including Venus, Mercury, the Full Snow Moon and Orion.

About the Instructor: Bob King has loved the stars since he was a kid and shares that love through teaching and writing. He lives in Duluth with his wife Linda and is recently retired from a career as a photojournalist and photo editor at the Duluth News Tribune.

His books "Night Sky with the Naked Eye" and "Wonders of the Night Sky" are available on Amazon and at area bookstores. His latest book, "Urban Legends from Space" will publish this fall. Bob has 31 years teaching community education astronomy for the Duluth School District and has taught previously at the Ely Folk School and North House Folk School.

Night Sky Photography: The Aurora & Star Trails

$70

with Les Conrad

Calendar Feb 8, 2020 at 3 pm

This is a two-day class. (Please note the different times on each day.)
Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2020    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $60  Materials: $10  

This class is for any photographer who looks up at the night sky in amazement and wants to capture its beauty. Whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer, this class will teach you how to photograph the Northern Lights, the night sky and star trails images. 

This is a hands-on class. We will review equipment needed, photography procedures as well as post production techniques. Weather permitting, we'll go out in the field and photograph the night sky and the aurora (if she graces us with her presence). 

On day 2 we’ll work with the files from the night before to create our own night sky images. I’ll provide everyone in the class a jump drive of files from my night photography sessions in case the weather is cloudy or rainy.

What is needed? A DSLR or mirrorless camera with wide angle lens, sturdy tripod, and headlamp with red light option. If you want to photograph star trails, an “in-camera” or external intervalometer is required. If you have a laptop, bring it along for the day 2 post-production editing. Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is recommended. StarStax is recommended for star trails.

About the instructor: Les Conrad is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world. Les says, “The night sky never ceases to amaze me. We are very lucky to live with some of the darkest night skies around!” Les spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les turned his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife and landscapes, with particular attention to the night sky. Les moved from the Twin Cities to Ely when he retired.

Les has many years of experience teaching beginning adult photographers including a two-day session at the International Wolf Center. He also presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors, MN. He knows how to simplify explanations using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.

 

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

$80

with Les Conrad

Calendar Feb 15, 2020 at 9 am

This is a two-day class. Note the different times each day.

Saturday, February 15, 2020  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2020     9:00 AM -  1:00 PM

Materials: $70  Materials: $10

This class is for any photographer who wants to improve their photographs. Whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer, this class will help you to better understand Adobe’s popular photography editing program Lightroom Classic.

All photographers need to organize, edit and share their photography. Lightroom can do it all (well almost all).This is a hands-on class. We will explore many of the most important tools in Lightroom. Key topics include but are not limited to Import, Organize and Rank photos, Basic and Intermediate Editing Tools, Lightroom workflow, Adding Watermarks and Exporting photos and much much more.

No experience with Lightroom Classic needed. Learning will be enhanced if you are able to bring your computer with Lightroom Classic installed. There will be plenty of time for your questions. I’ll provide sample images to work on.

About the instructor: Les is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world. Les says, “The night sky never ceases to amaze me. We are very lucky to live with some of the darkest night skies around!” Les spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les turned his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife and landscapes, with particular attention to the night sky. Les moved from the Twin Cities to Ely when he retired.

Les has many years of experience teaching beginning adult photographers including a two-day session at the International Wolf Center. He also presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors, MN. He knows how to simplify explanations using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.

 





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