Welcome to the Chenango Arts Council's Workshops!
Please click on the event in the calendar below to register. Please call 607-336-2787 if you have questions, or any difficulty with registration.
Thank you - and ENJOY!
Raku firing is an ancient Japanese method of reduction firing with combustibles.
Monday, April 26 form 6 - 8:30 pm is Creation Day: Create clay pieces in the classroom for bisque firing. Hand-building tools and pottery wheel available for use. Experienced clay users unable to make this date may still sign up for final firing and classroom use for creation of final pieces prior to firing day.
Saturday, April 26 from 11 am- finish is Firing Day: Glaze from classroom palette and participate in an outdoor raku gas firing.
The class fee is $60 for members of the CAC, $65 for non-members, and includes 2 days of instruction, clay, glaze, tools, horse hair and gas firing. Registration and payment due by April 13th.
Photography has gone through many phases from glass plates to film, automatic cameras, and an ongoing evolution of change in digital imaging.
This series of four classes will help you create better photographic images. The classes will cover camera functions and operations, lens characteristics and creative applications, equipment selection, color theory, and final image adjustment and preparation for print and online use.
The first class will help you with the functions of your camera and provide some instruction in shooting technique. This class will cover basic camera operations and how to access and use them on your camera. Please bring your camera and camera manual (CD, DVD, or printed) with you.
The second class will cover basic photographic skills and techniques. Topics will include: lens selection and use, exposure determination, camera menu setup, basic digital imaging formats and selection, and digital imaging components and considerations.
The third class will explore the characteristics of a good photograph; as well as, things that should be avoided. Topics will include: photographic composition, use of color and contrast, creative use of light, and interpretation of in camera histograms.
The final class will cover digital editing software applications and tools, image manipulation and retouching prior to final image formatting for print and web. Specific topics will include: determining correct image resolution, digital image sharpening, color calibration and selection, and configuration of appropriate file formats.