Drop-In Figure Drawing at THELMA
Stop into Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for our first series of Wednesday night figure drawing classes–no experience necessary! These classes are for both novice and expert to sharpen their skills. THELMA’s curator, Tara Schultz, will lead each class and provide assistance when requested.
This first four-week series begins on Wednesday, October 18 and continues weekly through Wednesday, November 8. Each class is from 6 – 8 pm in THELMA’s art classroom.
Students need to provide their own materials. Materials can include (but are not limited to) paper, canvas, graphite, charcoal, markers, pens, watercolor, and pastels. Whatever your medium we’d love to have you!
Wednesday, October 18 – Wednesday, November 8
6 – 8 pm
The fee is $10 ($8 for THELMA Members)
Smartphone Photography Workshop by Dale Van Minsel
They are so smart it’s scary and more than half of the U.S. population owns one, but just because a smartphone can take photos, doesn’t mean those photos are very good. Join internationally recognized Mobile Artist Dale Van Minsel (www.dvanminsel.com) as he offers tips, advice and apps to use to create photographic masterpieces using just your smartphone.
In Dale’s class you will enlarge your smartphone photography tool kit, expand your creative shooting and image processing capabilities and experiment with a collection of easily downloadable apps. You will learn easy editing steps and be introduced to key features of each app learning ways to turn your photos into unique and artistic images. There is no need for a computer for this class, all you need is a smartphone.
Saturday, October 21
10 am to 1 pm
The fee is $25 ($20 for THELMA Members)
About the instructor
Taught by Dale Van Minsel, he was born in Wisconsin and currently resides in Southeastern Wisconsin.
He has worked with the art and craft of photography since 1978 having served as event and public relations photographer for two colleges as well as providing photography classes and workshops both locally and statewide over the course of his professional career.
His fine art work involves creating unique images mostly using the iPhone and photo apps. He has always enjoyed creating images depicting “altered landscapes” and “possible dimensions” using whatever medium was available at the time, but iPhoneography and photo apps really allows him to create unique images without cost or equipment limitations. He enjoys the emerging art form of iPhoneography which allows him creative freedom to see just how far he can push the boundaries of an iPhone and imaging software to create unconventional images. Dale’s award winning iPhoneography has been exhibited throughout eastern Wisconsin as well as in New York, Brazil, France and Italy.