Art Groups and Classes

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Learn DSLR photography from the ground up!
This four week class will take you from camera basics such as f-stop and shutter speed, to composition, portraiture, and basics for Lightroom and Photoshop. This class is designed for photographers with DSLR cameras- no matter what skill level! Did you get a DSLR for Christmas and want to know how to create those “picture perfect” photographs? Looking to take your photography to the next level? Then this class is for you!
March 3, 10, 17, 24
$150 for all four weeks.
Paul Nelson is a life-long adventure person spending over 30 years traveling the world operating undersea robotic equipment. Paul’s work has led him from diving the rivers and harbours around New York, to working oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Paul has been involved with undersea aircraft recoveries, and discovering shipwrecks in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. His photos have been published in local and national magazines and have been featured on International News Programs. Paul was selected as one of the first place winners in the 2014 Worldwide Photographic Gala Awards and had images displayed at the 3rd International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photogrpahy display held in Malaga Spain. Paul currently lives here in the Shenandoah Valley.

BOOK WREATH CLASS! January 31 1:00-4:00pm, $40

Local Artisan Kristie Wood will be coming to teach this make-it-and-take it mini-workshop on how to make a great wreath from an upcycled book. She will provide the books and instructions, you will bring your creativity and you will walk away with something wonderful! Here are some images from Kristie’s recent workshop in Crozet- we love this project!


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WEEKLY CHILDREN’S CLASSES:  Classes are held Saturdays 11am-1pm, $10 per class per child. Best for kids aged 6-10. Please register by paying (below) of calling SVAC 949-7662 by the Friday before by noon for the next day’s class. All supplies and a snack are included. You may purchase one, two, or ten classes below (multiple classes may be split among kids and do not need to be used consecutively), or you may pay at drop off.

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  ART TRADING CARDS: The third Thursday of each month- 11am-1pm. This group is free and open to the public. Join us for a  small and very fun group that works on tiny art trading cards (baseball card size). They are fun for trading, collecting, and even selling. What a great way to try something new without a huge commitment! Each month there is a little lesson and some work time. Bring your own supplies (this group is big on sharing!) and sense of humor.