Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Frederica Hall
June 3- July 22, 2019
Monday evenings. 6-9p
The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $130 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for nonmembers.
Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Frederica Hall will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.
Frederica Hall follows a multi-disciplinary approach in the arts, working primarily in visual arts that source performance-art and vice versa. Her work is informed by the mysterious surrounding cosmos, reflections on myth, metaphor, and humanities’ uncharted origins.
$130 all 8 sessions, $68/ 4 sessions Or $18/ session
Non Member fee:
$140 all 8 sessions/ $72/ 4 sessions Or $20/session
Learn Astrophotography with photographer Abe Snider
Begin at the Coconino Center for the Arts with a presentation on best practices for night shooting. We will discuss a range of topics including how to find a dark sky area and preparing for the shot, an overview of camera and lens settings, how to focus a lens in the dark and recommendations for framing a capture. We will discuss moon cycles and the procession of the milky ways position and how it will relate to your shots. There will be a demo on a typical night sky edit as well as a look at exposure blending and why it is important for night photography.
What you will need to bring:
- DSLR or Mirrorless Camera that can capture in RAW format (no point and shoots)
- Fully charged camera battery (I’d recommend a backup)
- Wide angle lens of at least 24mm and an aperture of f2.8 or faster.
- Memory card
- A headlamp that can be set to RED
If you do not have a tripod or headlamp, one can be rented for an additional fee
Location: Buffalo Park
Post-processing of your images is not included in this workshop although Abe will have a laptop on hand to demo certain types of editing if time allows.
8pm presentation on astrophotography basics and best practices (1.5 hours)
9:30pm arrive at location and setup
10pm begin shooting with Abe as a guide helping you get an interesting shot.
11pm end shooting
Price: $70 members, $75 nonmembers
** As a bonus this workshop includes Astrophotography for Beginners: The Night Sky – Part 1 Capturing and Processing a 20+ page eBook written by Abe Snider. This eBook will be emailed after the class ends. **