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Beginning Digital Photography (six weeks course)

Learn how to us the manual settings of your DSL camera and to create more thoughtful digital photographs. Students will be given exercises to improve knowledge about photography in general with weekly critiques. A digital SLR camera and a laptop computer will be required for this course.  Please bring laptop, camera, and camera manual to each class. Instructor will guide you to the software you need for editing and printing your images. There is no lab fee for digital photo classes.

Photo by JC Johnson, Sarratt Art Studios Instructor

Digital Photo 2: I Took the Photos, Now What? (six weeks course)

What’s the next step after shooting all those photos? How do I organize, edit and decide what photos to use? This course is intended to approach each of those questions. Guided by the instructor, students will primarily use Adobe Lightroom to edit their photos in class, organize, and prioritize them and show off each student’s “photographic style.”

This class also includes “cellphoneography”, taking and editing photos in your cell phone. No prerequisite is required, but you must have an up to date laptop,  previously taken photos, and a version of or subscription to Adobe Lightroom (instructor will give more information on the first day of class).

Darkroom Photography for 35mm Cameras (12 weeks course)

This is an introductory course designed to teach students about the camera and the art of black and white film photography. You will learn to operate your manual or automatic camera, process black and white film, and print our own photographs. A 35mm SLR camera is required to take this course. A $30 lab fee covers use of the darkroom, chemicals, and one roll of b/w film and a pack of photo paper. Photo paper, film and protective sheets are available for purchase in our studio. Class size limited to 10 students

Experimental Photography (12 weeks course)

This class will focus on experimental cameras and printing techniques, while introducing students to the basics of taking a picture, processing film, and using the darkroom to make prints.  Students are encouraged to search their attics for vintage cameras and equipment they may already have.  Holgas, Dianas, and modern alternative cameras will also work.  Don’t have a camera?  Don’t fret.  We’ll spend the first night discussing your options and there will be a limited number of cameras to loan or buy.  We will also explore techniques that will allow you to take an image without even using a camera, like photograms, cyanotype, and pinhole.  No experience required, just curiosity!  A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of your first pack of darkroom paper and use of the chemistry and facilities. Film and additional paper will be available for purchase in the studio. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Introduction to Photo Art Studios – Photographic Prints & Objects (12 week course)

Photography is not always just a picture from a camera; it has often been used as a base for a number of other processes. This course is designed to break some of the traditional applications and philosophies of photography. In this course, you can print photographs on objects such as boxes, metal, watercolor paper and will often using the sun as our source. and create a hand-made book. Projects could include pinholes, cyanotypes,  book binding, Holgas, photographic metal etchings and toning. No special camera is required. A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of supplies and dark room chemistry. Film and additional paper will be available for purchase in the studio. Class size is limited to 10 students.


Sarratt Art Studio Updates

Sarratt Art Studios

Studios and office are now closed for this Thanksgiving week.
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Nov 23rd 11:43pm • No Comments

Want to know a secret? On line registration is still open for winter 2015 classes. I'll leave it open for another 24 hours.
I hope you will join us in the New Year! www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart

Nov 22nd 7:28pm • No Comments

Friday November 21, 2014 brought the close of Courage Unmasked TN. What a privilege to host the inaugural exhibit and fundraiser of this amazing art project! Thank you to all who volunteered their time, donated their masks after radiation treatment and a heartfelt thank you to all of the artists that transformed these masks in to statements on courage.

If you missed the exhibit or want to share it with friends, each mask and the exhibit are on a free mobile app called "Piggyback". It's available for free in the app store for ipads, iphones, and smart phones.

Nov 22nd 6:53pm • No Comments