Adult Oil & Acrylics Class 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Facilitated by Darryl Froehlich. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring own supplies. List available in DCA office. $15 per class.
Adult Watercolor Class 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Facilitated by Bruce Tims. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring their own supplies. List available in DCA office. $15 per class.
Adult Pastels Class 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Facilitated by Nancy Knapp. Drop-In. Open to all skill levels. Emphasis will be on landscapes so please bring your own photos to work from. Students bring own supplies. A list is available in the DCA office. $20 per class.
Adult Water Media Class 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Facilitated by Maureen Keast. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring their own supplies. List available in DCA office. $15 per class.
Open Studio 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. DCA members are invited to drop-in to paint and socialize with fellow member artists. FREE for current members / $10 non-members payable at the DCA office.
Adult Drawing and Painting Class 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Facilitated by Bruce Tims. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring own supplies. $15 per class.
Adult Acrylic Class 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Facilitated by Ken Barbb. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring own supplies. $15 per class.
Photography Lessons taught by Jake Croop
Get creative while you learn to use your camera to its full potential! With these lessons, you’ll learn the ins and outs of setting your camera like a pro. We’ll cover common photography terms; basic gear and explanations of common lenses; understanding shutter speed, aperture and film; when to use auto mode or set things manually; achieving great focus, rules of composition, lighting. We’ll learn about shooting subjects such as: landscape/nature, street, sports/action, portraiture, macro, architecture/interior, large scale object/product. You’ll also have lessons on post production and editing with Photoshop and advanced photo manipulation. These lessons are meant to take away any fear you may have about how to set a DSLR camera so you can focus on taking beautiful photos. Jake is a professional photographer and architecture student specializing in landscape, architectural and event photography. Classes include: lectures on subject matter, field trips, multi-disciplinary critiques, workshops. You must have a camera with manual control capabilities that you can bring with you.
Saturdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classes will occur about every 3 weeks. This is a drop-in style of class. Each class is its own lesson, so you don't need to attend consecutive days.
Mark your calendars for these 2017 class dates. Please check our website for future class dates and topics.
Call the DCA at 734-720-0671 or purchase passes below. Online incldues a $2 service charge. Sorry, no refunds on unused passes. When arriving, please check into the DCA office. We'll have the list of pre-paid registrants in the office. Information on field trips will be discussed in class.
1 Class: $15 / 4 Classes: $50 / 6 Classes: $75
The activities of the DCA are supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. Please click on their logos to understand the importance of state government investment and the impact of public funding on the arts in our community.
Please note: Class schedules may change from time to time due to holidays, illness, etc. Please check our website, facebook or call the DCA at 734-720-0671 for updates and closings.
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The Downriver Council for the Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)3 regional arts organization that represents, promotes and serves 21 Downriver communities in Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities. The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap. Funding for the DCA comes from grants, donations, membership, fundraising events, and gallery sales.