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Jamie Baldridge, The Hindenburg Signal Ballet, 2009–2011, archival pigment print on paper, 22 3/4 × 22 3/4 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Nat C. Myers Photography Fund, 2016.21.01. © Jamie Baldridge, image David Dietrich.

*FULL* Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: Mise-en-Scène – VIRTUAL

Thursday, April 1, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75 Museum Members, $85 non-members

This class is full. To add your name to our waiting list, click here to email us or call 828.253.3227 x122.

APRIL 1, 8, 15 & 22—Thursdays, 6–8pm

In this four-part virtual class, explore the visual concept of mise-en-scène, the overall look and feel of an image. Through a series of weekly assignments, practice techniques for creating mise-en-scène using lighting, color, composition/angle, object placement/arrangement, “actors,” and more. Use images from the Museum’s Collection and other sources for inspiration. Class time includes instruction, journaling, group shares, and discussions; individual preparation between classes includes responding to weekly photo prompts and short readings.

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.

Instructor 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.

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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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