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George A. Tice, Petit's Mobil Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1974, printed 1989, gelatin silver print, 15 × 20 inches. Gift in memory of Lenny Bernstein, 2017.25.13. © George A. Tice, image David Dietrich.

*FULL* Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: Light – VIRTUAL

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75 Museum Members, $85 non-members

This class is full. To add your name to our waiting list, email Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement, or call 828.253.3227 x122.

MAY 6, 13, 20, & 27—Wednesdays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: May 5

In this four-part class, explore natural and artificial light using digital photography! Through a series of weekly assignments, hone your observation skills, and capture landscapes, portraits, and more in a variety of lighting situations. Use images from the Museum’s Collection and other sources for inspiration. Class time includes instruction, group shares, and discussions; individual preparation between classes includes responding to weekly photo prompts, short readings, and journaling.

This virtual class is designed with beginners, hobbyists, and those with some photography experience in mind. Previous knowledge of digital photography is not needed to participate in and/or benefit from the class. Learning how to use a digital camera is not a focus; however, the instructor can answer specific questions about digital camera functions and use as requested.

Students need:

  • Digital camera (e.g. digital SLR, point-and-shoot, or smartphone)
  • Access to a device with an Internet connection (e.g. desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone); webcam for class meetings optional
  • Email (to send photos to instructor)


  • Tripod

M. Paige Taylor has a background in art and photography, earning an undergraduate degree from Bard College (NY) and a graduate degree from the Art Center College of Design (CA). Currently, she teaches online photography courses for the University of New Mexico and is the Asheville Art Museum’s learning & engagement assistant. Before joining the Museum’s staff, she held positions at 516 ARTS (NM) and the Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (CA). She is a member of the Society for Photographic Education, and enjoys meeting new people of all ages and engaging them in a thoughtful exploration of art.

Light is the second four-part online class in a planned series focusing on cultivating digital photography skills. A new online class will be announced each month.

This program will take place virtually via Zoom. Space is limited; to register, click here or call 828.253.3227 x122.

Adult Studio

The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.

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