Visual Arts

Painterly Oil Painting
Ages: 16+ years
Learn the principles of painting in an expressive, colorful way in this weekly oil painting class. In a fun and relaxed setting, students will paint a beautiful seasonal still-life and/or from a reference that inspires them personally. Topics addressed will include: composition, value, mixing fresh color, shape, edges and how to create a dramatic design. Each class builds in curriculum throughout the monthly session.
Instructor: Jeannie Paty
Location: PACE Center
Wednesday Classes, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $97 R/$106 NR
7770 May 11, 18, 25
7771 June 8, 15, 22


Outdoor Photo FUNdamentals


Ages: 7-15
Students will learn the basics of photography and shooting outdoors. Students will practice landscape, portrait and macro photography using their own cameras. A fun photo project will be completed along with a manual of what they learned during class. Students should bring to class a camera, extra batteries and memory card, peanut-free lunch and snack, water bottle and sunscreen.
Instructor: Jennifer Budden
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $45 R/$49 NR 
7754 Sa, July 16, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hands-On: Introduction To DSLR Photography


Ages: 16+
This course is designed to help you understand and get more out of your Digital SLR or “super-zoom” camera. Full of tips, tricks and live demonstrations, this class will help you understand Aperture, ISO, Shutter-Speed, RAW versus JPEG, and how to use them to your advantage using simple terminology. Discover easy methods for image editing, such as cropping, red eye removal, fixing blemishes and color correction. Take better pictures by learning composition techniques and developing your artistic eye. Students should bring their camera and camera manual to class.
Instructor: Steven Martin
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $60 R/$66 NR 
7751 W, May 4 – Jun 1, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hands-On: DSLR Photo Walk


Ages: 16+
Building on the “Hands On: Introduction to DSLR Photography” class, we take the fun outdoors! We start with a classroom refresher on Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, as well as composition techniques before heading into the heart of Parker in search of the perfect shot. The instructor will be alongside to help as much or as little as you like, while you refine your technique. We end the day back in the classroom for an optional group critique. Prior class not required, but knowledge of camera settings is recommended.
Instructor: Steven Martin
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $45 R/$49 NR 
7752 Sa, June 25, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
7753 Sa, July 16, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.