Creative Arts

Explore Creative Writing

This workshop-style course gives
you a chance to try out several
types of writing: articles, stories,
poetry, drama, etc. The activities
are designed for enjoyable
participation and for the
development of skills in writing
dialogue, descriptions, about
characters and settings. Instruction
will also include tips on creating
plots, choosing points of view and
working with different structures.
You will be encouraged to develop
your own ideas and to discover
your own creativity. Have fun
finding out how to shape your
story/poem/play and get it ready to
send to a publisher. No Class Feb 12.

Instructor: Dianne Maguire
Mon Jan 8-Mar 12 7:00-9:00pm
138106 $156/9 sess
Meeting Room 2

Writing The Romance Novel

Writing the Romance Novel Those steamy
romance novels with the beautiful women
and their hunky men on the covers
have changed in recent years. They are
less idealistic, and yet steamier than ever.
Got an idea or two but no idea how to
begin, to structure, or to sell your romantic
adventure. This one day workshop will
get you going and give you guidelines and
tips on the latest trends. Bring pen and
paper, and lunch, and join in the discussions.
NB . No gender bias. men are very
successful romance writers too.

Instructor: Dianne Maguire
Sun Jan 28 10:00am-4:00pm
142020 $66/Person
Meeting Room 1

Start Storytelling From Prompts

Do you love a good story? But you
haven?t a single idea how to start writing
one? Are you a writer who has run
dry of ideas? This is the all-day workshop
for you. Dianne Maguire brings a range
of ideas and prompts to get you started
telling good stories again. This workshop
covers finding suitable prompts, brainstorming
the possibilities, and developing
the plots for stories and novels. Only
some ability to imagine, pen and paper
or a laptop are required. Bringing your
lunch for the mid-day break would be a
good idea, too. By the end of the day,
you may have several ideas that have
started to form stories, on the page or in
your head.

Instructor: Dianne Maguire
Sun Feb 25 10:00am-4:00pm
142021 $66/Person
Meeting Room 1

Photo 101

An introductory photo class for those with
little or no experience or for those who
want a refresher. Learn how to operate
your digital or film camera and improve
your photography skills. Course covers
both technical and creative aspects:
exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO,
file formats, white balance, composition,
etc. Includes field trips and a comprehensive
set of class notes. Please bring your
camera and instruction manual. Please
note: course is best suited for cameras
with manual exposure control.

Instructor: Jo Ann Kronquist
Sun Feb 4-Mar 11 10:30am-12:30pm
139144 $99/6 sessions
Meeting Room 2

Digital Photography In One Day

Learn the basic and most important
settings on your digital camera including:
exposure modes, aperture, shutter
speed, depth-of-field, white balance,
flash, and ISO. This one-day class includes
a comprehensive set of class notes and
a field trip in the neighborhood. Please
bring camera with instruction manual.
Please note: course is best suited for
digital cameras with manual exposure
control.

Instructor: Jo Ann Kronquist
Sat Feb 24 10:00am-4:00pm
141383 $66 per person
Denman Room

Introduction to Basic Darkroom

This six week course is designed to take
students through the process of developing
film and making traditional wet prints
from negatives using black and white
photographic materials. It is an introductory
course, enabling the student to grasp
the fundamentals of processing, chemicals,
darkroom safety and enlarging. Over
the six weeks you will develop two rolls
of film, make a contact sheet and create
a quality silver gelatin print.The instructor,
Benjamin Poulton, is a photographic
based artist whose focus is on the traditional
black and white process. He has
exhibited and received several awards for
his work and maintains his own personal
darkroom and studio practice. Benjamin
brings both a creative and technical perspective
allowing his students to flourish
in their own unique way.

Instructor: Benjamin Poulton
Tuesday Class
Tue Jan 9-Feb 13 5:30-9:30pm
138908 $250/6 sessions
Tue Feb 20-Mar 27 5:30-9:30pm
138914 $250/6 sessions
Thursday Class
Thu Jan 11-Feb 15 5:30-9:30pm
138915 $250/6 sessions
Thu Feb 22-Mar 29 5:30-9:30pm
138916 $250/6 sessions
Dark Room

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