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Cyanotype Workshop with Ann Holsberry

Join artist Ann Holsberry for a one-day cyanotype workshop and learn the basics of this simple, elegant photo/print process. Developed in the nineteenth century, cyanotype was originally used for traditional applications such as botanical documentation and blueprinting, and was later adopted by artists drawn to its many expressive and experimental possibilities. In this workshop, participants will create a series of prints using objects (plant materials, lace, keys, feathers, tools), drawings on mylar, transparencies, or photo negatives. Once participants have learned to prepare a surface with photosensitive emulsion, they will use outdoor sunlight to expose and print their pieces, and will have the option of further enhancing their finished cyanotypes with paint, collage, or embroidery.

Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
$92 includes all materials

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Preserve Your Family Photos with Curt Fukuda
Save your family memories before they fade away! This one-session workshop teaches you how to preserve, archive, and share your precious family photos. You’ll learn how to scan photos, do retouching, and how to upload your photos to share with family and friends.

Thursday, August 17, 7-9 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Free; registration required.

Digital Photography with Curt Fukuda
This two-session “crash course” will acquaint you with the basics of photography so you can take better pictures. During the first session, you will learn about the controls on your camera or smart phone and how they affect your images. The class clarifies how light and subject determine what settings you use to provide the best results. The second session of this class covers what to do after you’ve taken your photos. We’ll discuss downloading images to a computer, and then, organizing, archiving, and sharing your photos. You’ll learn about using software like Photoshop and Lightroom to adjust the color and exposure of your images. Although designed for beginners, this class is a good refresher for intermediate photographers, too.

Thursdays, July 27 and August 3, 7-9 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Free; registration required.

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For questions contact Fanny Retsek 


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