Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool for photographers to fine tune digital files. However, in addition to learning the basics of density, color correction, sharpening and contrast, there are endless possibilities for self-expression with this creative software. In this 1-week workshop, Young Artists explore the fundamentals of visual design and drawing the eye through the photograph through the use and knowledge of basic Photoshop tools. Participants also explore techniques for mimicking darkroom effects, selections for compositing and using brushes in creative and unique ways. This is a class for beginner to intermediate Photoshop users who are interested in learning the core of Photoshop plus the added benefits of the advanced features. Bring your personal vision and an open mind while we explore the creative possibilities and the places we can go with our photographs and Adobe Photoshop.
About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critique, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty.
All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling, and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office.
We recommend students have access to $75 over the one-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 and departure is on Saturday morning.
Tuition Note: includes room and board