FALL 2015
The Salt Lake Art Center School offers adult educational photographic related classes, which are not for credit and not offered at any other educational institution.


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Introduction to Digital Photography

This class will cover traditional camera handling techniques and controls necessary to produce exciting quality photographs. Students will be given assignments, which capitalize upon the principles just discussed for reinforcement. Bring your digital camera and instruction book to the first class.
Class is limited to 18 students. (Minimum enrollment of 5 students)

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Grant Gardner
Aug.26 - Dec 9
TOTAL: $300

Visual Awareness & Creative Seeing

This class will embark on an adventure into becoming more visually aware, mentally in tune, and creative in expressing your vision with the camera. We will explore camera operations and techniques from creative specialists (Bibliography provided) that will enhance a personal photo vocabulary. We will find great fun in refining each individual's personal aesthetic. The weekly assignments, classroom discussions and critiques are designed to become more challenging and emotionally probing. I am the teacher who is here to help you unleash what is hidden inside you. Damn the rules...full speed ahead.
Class is limited to 15 students. (Minimum enrollment of 5 students)

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Rodger Newbold
Aug.25 - Dec 8
TOTAL: $300

The Artistic Landscape Class

While appearing so easy to do, fine landscape photography can demand a lot of attention to complete in an excellent manner. Overriding the auto functions of the camera, better composition, unity, balance, direction, lenses, filters, tripods, utilizing light and new hardware/software will be addressed in this class. We will critique prints and build a small portfolio during the semester. We will strive for the higher standard of 'artistic landscapes', preparing the students for a better experience if they choose to go on the Grand Canyon Workshop on September 28, 2015.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Rodger Newbold
Aug. 27 - Dec. 10, 2015
TOTAL: $300

Big Boy locomotive

Photoshop - Digital Imaging Level 1

Today's photographers live in a digital world. We no longer "snap pictures" and send film to the labs for processing. Today we "digitally capture" images, process them on our computers, distribute them online, and print them on our desktop printers.

This is a hands-on computer class designed to help students with little or no prior digital experience learn the tools needed to produce professional-quality results. Instruction emphasizes Adobe Camera Raw image induction, Adobe Bridge organization suite, and the use of Photoshop. Discussion will involve all pertinent file types, selections, layers, masking and blend modes, plus much more.

Our lab has 9 Mac computers with Photoshop CS2. You are invited to bring your own laptop computer with the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CC software already installed. The new Creative Cloud version can be purchased at a discount by going to the Adobe link here.
Class is limited to 12 students. (Minimum enrollment of 4 students)

STUDENTS SHOULD BRING:A laptop computer with Photoshop CC installed - IF you have it.

Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Steven Wood
Aug.25 - Dec 8, 2015
TOTAL: $400

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The Grand Canyon Workshop – the Weeklong Edition

The 17th Annual Edition of the KING of all workshops! Experience exploring and photographing one of "The Wonders of the World" along the less visited North Rim of the Grand Canyon, with accommodations in the NEW conference center at the Jacob Lake Inn, Arizona.

tree in the Grand Canyon

We will have six marvelous days exploring and photographing along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, interleaved with some time for investigating photographic concepts, digital workflow and printing in the Jacob Lake conference center.

Sept. 28 to Oct. 3, 2015
Instructors: Rodger Newbold, Matt Rich, and other instructors
$1995.00 per person. Included are a double occupancy room, ALL meals and all location transportation for the entire week.

A Shot in the Dark

Learn HOW to shoot in the dark and in other low light conditions. Alfred Stieglitz started the trend in the 1880's, but we can do it better now in digital. We will discuss the history, the equipment, and techniques and we will have an alternating class and shooting sessions around downtown.

First class will be on October 19th, but you must sign up now to ensure minimal enrollment to guarantee the class will carry. Minimum enrollment: 4.

Mondays 6:30 - 9:00 pmĀ 
Instructor: Rodger Newbold
Oct. 19 - Dec. 7 (8 weeks)
TOTAL: $190.00


No refunds on workshops without paid up replacement participant.


Classes begin Tuesday, August 25 and end Thursday, December 10, 2015. NO CLASS week of 9/28/15.

Monday September 7, 2015 - Labor Day
Thursday November 26th - Thanksgiving Day
NO labs over these weekends and as otherwise noted.

All Lab Fees are used for, but not limited to, Xerox handouts, binders, demo paper, show prints, chemistry, new software and all hardware maintenance.

All classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment is low. A full refund will be made IF a class is cancelled. All tuitions must be paid by week two of the class. No refunds after the fourth class.

Online registration for classes may be found here, or you may call the Art Center during regular office hours at 801-328-4201. IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY DIFFICULTY IN REGISTRATION, CALL RODGER NEWBOLD (director of photography) 801-597-3565

What to bring to class: see material lists on individual class; other list may be provided by instructor.

20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101