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Online: Advanced Adobe Lightroom Classic


with Les Conrad

Calendar Aug 27, 2020 at 10 am

Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuition: $40

This class is for any photographer who uses Adobe Lightroom Classic and wants to learn more. This is not an introductory class, but is for individuals who are familiar with basic adjustments in Lightroom Classic and want to learn advanced techniques.

This is a hands-on class. We will explore many advanced techniques in Lightroom Classic. Key topics include Adjustment Brushes, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, Presets (both off-the-shelf and custom), Custom Default Styles, Tone Curves, Retouching and more.

Basic familiarity with Lightroom Classic is a prerequisite. Learning will be greatly enhanced if you are able to work on your own computer with Lightroom Classic installed while following along with Les on Zoom. There will be plenty of time for your questions. Les will supply all students with a handout and some 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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Live Online: Rosemaling in the Raudsaumsmaling Style


with Kim Garrett

Calendar Sep 12, 2020 at 9 am

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuition: $30  

This class is also being offered in person at the Folk School on August 29.

In this Zoom class students will learn about the Telemark style of Raudsaumsmåling, based on the bunad of that region of Norway. The instructor will discuss the color palette, examine different designs of the region and demonstrate the process of painting in this style as students follow along and practice at home. A design and supply list will be provided upon registration to provide the student opportunity to get supplies and background the project before class.

This class will be taught in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome and an acrylic palette will be provided.

Some basic experience with rosemaling is preferred as the instructor will not be covering basic technique.

Just an FYI...September 12th is National Rosemaling Day so come celebrate with a little painting!!

About the Instructor: Kim Garrett has been rosemaling since 2007 and has studied with several "Gold Medal" winning American rosemalers as has traveled to Norway three times to stud traditional 18th century rosemaling design with Norwegian rosemaling instructors. She has also taken lessons in Sweden in the Swedish folkart painting style, Dalmaining. She has won several blue ribbons at the MN state fair for her rosemaling and received the Best in Show twice.

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