Guided by Photoshop master Granville Carroll, learn innovative techniques in Photoshop to push the boundaries of your visual storytelling and take hold of your creative freedom.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Thursdays, Jan 18, 25, Feb 1 & 8 from 5-7pm ET.

Granville Carroll - Divergence, 2021
Granville Carroll – Divergence, 2021.

There are times when it is necessary to break the rules. In art, we have the freedom to make creative choices that push the boundaries and explore new ways of expressing creativity. 

In this course, students will be exposed to the various tools and functions in Adobe Photoshop and how to use them in unorthodox ways. Students will be given the freedom to explore a range of selection tools, brushes, healing tools, filters, and more to alter their images. This class will allow you to experiment with various creative structures to enhance your images and/or manipulate them. This class will enable you to feel much more comfortable with the basics of Photoshop, while also learning to take hold of your creative freedom and exercise your curiosity.

Course requirements

Students should have a basic understanding of Photoshop.

Granville Carroll - Sublimation, 2022
Granville Carroll – Sublimation, 2022.
Granville Carroll - Ori, 2019
Granville Carroll – Ori, 2019.

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Instructor: Granville Carroll

Granville Carroll is a visual artist, educator at Arizona State University, and Afrofuturist working with digital technology, poetry, and alternative processes to conjure new worlds. Carroll’s artwork explores photographic representation and vision to understand the process of existence and interpretation. Simultaneously, he explores and expands ideas around racial blackness to encompass spatial blackness, temporal blackness, and spiritual blackness. Carroll highlights the imaginative qualities of the human mind through world-building and storytelling to discover new futures and states of being. At the core of his practice are the investigation into metaphysics and the ontology of self and the universe.

Carroll is currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Carroll has been named Top 50 Critical Mass 2022 (Photolucida), a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow, 2022 JGS Photography Fellow, 2021 Silver List artist, Project Space AIR (Visual Studies Workshop), and a 2020 Top 200 Critical Mass Finalist. Carroll earned a BFA in photography from Arizona State University in 2018 and an MFA in photography and related media from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2020. His work has been displayed nationally and internationally. Carroll’s work has been widely published, appearing in Light and Lens: Thinking About Photography in the Digital Age, There’s Light: Artworks & Conversations Examining Black Masculinity, Identity & Mental Well-Being, Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch, Black Is Magazine, Fraction Magazine and more.