Daily: Art Classes

Here’s some classes we recommend if you are looking to get the creativity flowing in the new year.

The Light Factory offers a ton of great classes as well as some shorter workshops, like the Wet Plate Collodion class.

Date/Time: Saturday, January 13 & 14 from 9am-4pm. 

Instructor: Scott Stallings

Details: The wet plate collodion process was first introduced in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer and remained the dominant photographic process until 1880. The wet plate collodion images are celebrated and most recognized for their incredible sharpness and clarity. Each plate is made individually and is therefore a singular, unique photograph.

In this two-day workshop, students will learn a brief history of the Wet Plate process, how to safely mix chemistry, pour collodion onto the tin plates, expose the plates in cameras provided, and develop the plates in the darkroom. Students will create several finished plates that will be set up to dry overnight, varnished, and scanned when dry. Students will photograph with both a 4 x 5 camera as well as an 8 x 10 camera in this workshop, and will make exposures using both indoor studio lighting as well as outdoor natural lighting.

Cost: $325 members/$365 non-members. All chemistry, materials and safety supplies will be provided.

Register here.



Interested in taking a ceramics class? We recommend Clayworks, where you can choose from beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes in handbuilding, wheel, and sculpture. They also offer 24-hour access for students — a necessity if you are a beginner and want to improve your skills! If you aren’t sure if clay is for you, sign up for Muddy Fun, a two-hour introductory session that will let you give the wheel a try before committing to a multi-week session.



Interesting in figure study? The Mint Museum Uptown is offering a six-week Figure Drawing session. Students will use a variety of media, and explore both traditional and experimental approaches. This course is for beginning to intermediate artists, ages 18+.

Dates/Time: Wednesday evenings, January 17 – February 21 from 6:30-8:30pm.

Cost: $135 members/$180 general. Pre-registration is required. Tuition includes materials and model fees. For beginning to intermediate artists.


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