2017 – 2018 Season Schedule

2017 – 2018 Assigned Topics and Workshops

September 1, 2017
Workshop: Depth of Field
Instructor – John Bentham

September 15, 2017
Assigned Topic: Trees

October 06, 2017
Workshop: Matting & Framing

October 20, 2017
Assigned Topic: The Eyes Have it

November 3, 2017
Workshop: THE ART HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Street Photography, Photo Manipulation Past to Present 1893 to present
Instructor: Rita Lombardi

November 17, 2017
Assigned Topic: Chairs

December 2017  *Happy Holidays*

January 19, 2018
Assigned Topic:  3 of Something

February 02, 2018
Workshop:    Topic:A Brief History of Photography: Where Do You Fit?
Optics have been used in art for centuries but the images we know as photographs have only been in existence since 1839. Come learn about the fascinating origins of the projected and fixed image and find out who your artistic ancestors were. Do you love the human form? So did Edward Weston in the 1930’s. Do you giggle over good photo manipulation? Jerry Uelsman’s been doing it since the 1960’s — and he still is! — without Photoshop. Is the quiet still life your thing? Josef Sudek made most of his pictures in his small studio with only one arm after losing the other in WWI. Are you a mom struggling to find balance between work and family? So was Imogen Cunningham in the 1920’s, and making amazing botanical photographs. Bring your own pictures for discussion and exploration of your artistic lineage. Various photo books will also be available to look through.

Instructor – Rita Lombardi is an Associate Professor of Photography at Pratt Munson-Williams-Proctor in Utica. She teaches and practices a variety of photographic processes, from the I-phone to the 8×10 view camera. Lombardi also has a passion for the history of photography and is endlessly fascinated by the many connections and inspirations she finds there.

February 16, 2018
Assigned Topic:  Fences

March 02, 2018

March 16, 2018
Assigned Topic:  Arches, Man Made or Nature

April 06, 2018
InstructorJohn Bentham

April 20, 2018
Assigned Topic:  Hands

May 04, 2018
InstructorDezarea Worn

May 18, 2018
Assigned Topic:  Unfocused/Blur

June 1, 2018    End of Year Banquet/Award Ceremony

All meetings are held at the Heritage Health Care Center
Sunset Ave, Utica.
Meetings start at 7:00 PM.

Workshops are subject to change without notice.