Landscape Photography - Night and Sunset Technique and Application

  • Create beautiful night vistas and sunset landscapes filled with color and majestic hues! This class will focus on field experience to learn and apply the techniques and theory behind night and sunset photography. We will have discussion on location prior to each shoot and then apply learning points while shooting in sunset and night environments (the class will also meet in studio for photo review and lectures). This class requires travel to Southern California destinations including evening and weekend hours (Monday evenings with several Sunday afternoon/evening shoots). Students must be able to use their camera in manual mode and a sturdy tri-pod is required.
    Recommended text and reading; Photography – Nighty Sky A field Guide for Shooting After Dark by Jennifer We and James Martin, Mountaineers Books (Copyright 2014)
    Proposed schedule and locations will be discussed during first meeting at 6:30 pm on the first Monday of the quarter.

Portrait Practice

  • On the second Saturday of each month, Tri-Community photography instructor John King will offer a guided portraiture practice session at the Trade Tech campus in Covina or on location.

Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers

  • For beginner to intermediate students. Learn the basics of using Lightroom and Photoshop together. Lightroom and Photoshop are both resources that can help to improve your photography in many ways, but when they are used together, they truly become a dynamic force in your photography. This class can help you understand when best to use the two programs together to expedite and optimize your workflows and of course achieve the best digital photo processing.

Scanning and Restoring Photos, Negatives and Slides

  • For beginner to intermediate students. In this class you will learn how to scan photos, negatives, slides and oversized photos in multiple passes and stitch the results together in Photoshop. Learn Photoshop techniques for re-coloring and repairing stains, replacing missing pieces and damaged photos.

Ceramics

  • This course covers the use of the potter’s wheel, hand building and other facets of ceramic art. Raku firing is also included.

Jewelry Making/Lapidary

  • A combined class of jewelry making by the lost wax technique and basic lapidary skills of cutting and polishing rocks.

Glass - Stained and Fusing

  • Stained glass? Fused glass? Learn about both and then combine them in exciting new ways on your own projects. You will spend the first few weeks learning how to cut glass, how to copper foil, lead and solder. Then we'll learn all about fusing (melting) glass in a kiln including painting, etching and sandblasting techniques. Make jewelry, platters, windows or panels - the possibilities are endless! New Students: Please bring safety glasses, a black sharpie marker and wear closed-toes shoes to the first class. Tools will be available for classroom use but expect to spend $12-$20 per week on materials depending on which projects you select.

Quilting

Clock Maker/Repairer

Upholsterer

  • Fundamentals of custom upholstery, including frame stripping, construction, repair and restyling. No automobile upholstery.

Parent Education

  • An enriched nursery school program is offered where both parent and child attend. Parents participate in group discussions concerned with early childhood development. Group activities for the children stimulate emotional and social growth as well as foster preparation for school readiness. Adult enrollment limited.

    NOTE: Before a child can attend a Parent Education class, proof of the following immunizations is required: DPT or DT, POLIO, RUBELLA, RUBEOLA, MUMPS, HEPATITIS B, HIB MENINGITIS and VARICELLA.