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 15 students. (Minimum enrollment of 5 students)

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Grant Gardner
May 20-Aug. 5 (12 weeks)
TOTAL: $275

Intermediate/Advanced Photography – Photographic Concepts Pt. 2

This class will begin where last semester left off. Having learned 'HOW' to create the best digital image files possible, we will now optimize them for printing. The 'Fine Print' has always been the hallmark of great photography and it does require special attention to the digital file to make the magic happen. We will cover digital color spaces, inkjet gamut, Photoshop enhancements, printing surfaces and third party printers. This will be a unique way of approaching your photography, building a body of work and challenging yourself to discover a deeper imagination.
Class is limited to 15 students. (Minimum enrollment of 5 students)

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Rodger Newbold
May 19-August 4 (12 weeks)
TOTAL: $275

Examining the Art, Intention and Work of Photographers

This class will be based entirely on you, the photographer, and your personal desires. Each week we will embark on a new CREATIVE REVIEW of Photographers past and present. The only way to know where you are headed and how you fit in is to understand the signposts of art world around us. We will look at the best photographers of the past and then students will suggest their favorites for examination in weekly assignments. Our classes are based on the philosophy that students learn more by doing than simply by being instructed. We will help you learn, see and to make the best possible photographs. You name it, we do it.
Minimum enrollment of 5 students.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Rodger Newbold
May 21-August 6 (12 weeks)
TOTAL: $275

Beginning Photoshop

This class will examine the computer component of photography. Photoshop plays the same part today as the darkroom did last decade. Students will learn to more fully develop the digital image, enhance it and present the file for printing, sharing or viewing.
We have Mac computers with Photoshop CS4 installed. PC and Mac operate in the exact manner inside of Photoshop, so crossover is easy. You may also bring your laptop with Photoshop installed, if you feel more at home with it.

Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Instructor: Daniel Fish
May 20-Aug. 5 (12 weeks)
TOTAL: $375

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FALL WORKSHOP Sept. 28 to Oct. 3

The Grand Canyon Workshop – the Weeklong Edition

April 24 - 26

The 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.

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 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.

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Classes begin Tuesday, May 19 and end Thursday, August 6, 2015

Monday May 26 - Memorial Day
Friday July 4 - Independence Day
Thursday July 24 - Pioneer 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 third 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.

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20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101