SPRING 2016: January 12—April 22
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.


Register for classes here

Intermediate/Advanced Photography – Photographic Concepts Pt. 1

This class will explore all of the necessary steps in discovering how the digital environment of camera, computer and software operates together and how we can maximize our image quality. The class will learn how and why RAW files, high bit counts and absolute correct exposure address greater excellence.
We will utilize the textbooks “The Digital Negative” by Jeff Schewe (Peachpitpress 2nd edition, primarily) and “The Digital Zone System” by Robert Fisher (Rocky Nook press /not necessary to purchase).

Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Rodger Newbold
TOTAL: $300

Photoshop for Photographers

This class will forge a full understanding of how and why to use Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw and the sections of Photoshop that photographers will find most beneficial for daily operation. We will address the rewards of greater bit depth, the differing file formats, essential tools and pallettes, and much more. As an extra bonus we will consider viewing, storing and backing up your image database for safety and longevity.

Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Steven Wood
TOTAL: $400

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Introduction to Film and Darkroom

This is a film and darkroom class, which will cover traditional camera handling techniques and controls necessary to produce negatives and prints. Students will be given assignments which capitalize upon the principles just discussed for reinforcement.
Bring your FILM camera and instruction book to the first class. This class is offered to up to three students sharing in a U of U class.

Tuesdays 8:45 am to Noon
Instructor: Staff
TOTAL: $300

Introduction to Digital Photography I

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.

Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Grant Gardner
TOTAL: $300

Intermediate Photography II

This course will review the techniques and controls of basic photography skills, but move toward learning the elements and principles of design and focusing on artistic expression. Students will draw inspiration from ourselves, our surroundings and other artists. We will learn how to be reflective through group critiques and constructing an Artist Statement.
Please bring your camera, your manual, and 5 prints of your own work (favorite photos you have taken) to the first class.

Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Kelly Baisley
TOTAL: $300

New Contemporary Photographers

This class will review and examine the efforts from a cosmopolitan group of young photographers from around the world. We will inspect their styles and techniques and find how we can expand our photographic approach in a more interesting manner. Assignments will come in the form of seeing, imitating, and reserving the right to steal great new processes for our work.

Thursdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Terri Cononelos
TOTAL: $300

A Shot of Your Own

This class is as close to private instruction as you can get and still share in the classroom joint experience. Lessons will be derived from each students learning desires. What ever you want to know, that is what will be discussed, dissected and practiced for our weekly assignment.

Thursdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Rodger Newbold
TOTAL: $300

tree in the Grand Canyon

SPRING WORKSHOP: The Capitol Reef N.P. Workshop

April 8—10

Spend an extended weekend in one of Utah's great National Parks photographing the surrounding landscape. Instruction will be provided as you desire and a follow-up meeting, at a later date, will allow us to view and critique your best images.
Maximum enrollment for this workshop is limited to 8. NO REFUND on workshop without a substitute student.

Pre-trip meeting on Wednesday, March 30th (6:00 pm in the photo lab). Rodger Newbold and other instructors.
You will be responsible for your own hotel and dinner costs. (Discount will be arranged) MUST enroll by January 26, 2016.

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

No refunds on workshops without paid up replacement participant.

Register for classes and workshops here


Classes begin Tuesday, January 12 and end Thursday, April 22, 2016

Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 15 –  Presidents Day
Sunday, March 13—Sunday, March 20 – Spring Break
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.

Classes are limited to 18 students, except Photoshop, which is 10. There is a minimum enrollment of 5 students. Classes may be cancelled at the discretion of the teacher if enrollment is low. Full refund for cancelled classes. No refunds after 3rd class. Tuition is due by week 2 of the 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 lists here for chemical and digital classes. Other material lists depend on individual class; list will be provided by instructor.


Monument Valley panorama

20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101