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Photo by 2016 F/STOP participant Sharon Coolidge

Free Photography Workshops For “Seasoned” Citizens

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to continue the F/STOP photography program aimed at Mariposa residents 55 years of age and older.

This program consists of a series of free, 5-week digital photography workshops focused on the artistic elements of photography and is designed to promote creativity, self-expression, and increase comfort with digital technology.

Each workshop includes: lessons on the elements of art, principals of design, composition, and lighting; facilitated discussions; a photographic field expedition/field trip; and guidance on presenting the artwork created in the program.

Images from all the workshops will be included in an exhibition at the Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery in late spring 2018.

Anyone with an interest in photography is encouraged to attend. No prior experience with photography is required and iPod cameras are provided for anyone who does not have a digital camera.

Photo by 2016 F/STOP Participant Sharon Coolidge

Classes will be held in Mariposa and Greeley Hill. The Mariposa classes will be held in the Mariposa Room at Human Services at 5362 Lemee Lane in Mariposa from 2:30 – 4 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Workshop 1: Dec. 1, 8, and 15 (field trip day), Jan. 15, and 12
  • Workshop 2: Feb. 2, 9, and 16 (field trip day), 23, and Mar. 2
  • Workshop 3: Mar. 9, 16, and 22 (field trip day), 30, and Apr. 13

Details for the workshop in Greeley Hill will be forthcoming.

Registration is required but the workshops are offered free of charge and the Arts Council provides all the necessary equipment.

For more information, please visit the Arts Council’s website, www.mariposaartscouncil.org To sign-up, please call the Arts Council at (209) 966-3155 or email phillips@mariposaartscouncil.org.

Generous support for this program comes from the County of Mariposa, the California Arts Council – a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts – a federal agency.

The Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is supported in part by the County of Mariposa, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.

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