Saturday 07 October
William Land Park
- 9am - 2 Hours
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.
Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography
Saturday 14 October
UC Davis Arboretum - 9am - 2 Hours
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!
Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
Sunset Photography Meetup
Saturday 18 November
Fair Oaks, Ca - 4pm - 2 Hours
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.
Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
Rocks and Water Photography Meetup
Saturday 02 December
Auburn, Ca - 9am - 2 Hours
Join us for a captivating exploration of the mesmerizing interplay between rocks and water through the lens of your camera. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this meetup is a fantastic opportunity to learn, share, and capture the beauty of these natural elements in a picturesque setting.
Please bring a hat/sunscreen/water/sturdy walking shoes and an ND filter if you own one.
Beginner's Photography Class
Saturday 09 December
Fig Tree Cafe, Roseville, CA - 10am - 3 Hours
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!
Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.
We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
Saturday 16 December
Rocklin, CA - 4:30pm - 3 Hours
Capture the magic of the holiday season through your lens! Join us for a captivating "Holiday Lights" that will immerse you in the world of festive photography. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this event is designed to help you master the art of capturing the beauty and brilliance of holiday lights.
Black and White plus Sepia
Saturday 30 December
Downtown - 9am - 2 Hours
We will explore what makes a striking black and white image, with the use of strong lighting, simple subject choices, and strong composition. We will also go into turning your images into sepia and colour wash tones.
Come and join us!
Sunday 22 October
Vernon Street - 10am - 2 Hours
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.
We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
Rose Garden Meetup
Saturday 07 October
California State Capitol - 10am - 2 Hours
Join us for a delightful afternoon at our Rose Garden Meetup, where art and nature come together in perfect harmony. Indulge your artistic senses amidst the enchanting beauty of blooming roses. Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to explore your creative side, this event offers a welcoming space for all skill levels.
Fall Foliage Watercolor
Saturday 14 October
Alhambra Blvd - 9am - 2 Hours
Learn to paint elements of the changing seasons using the vibrant Fall palette. We will be taking a morning to notice the beauty of this season and paint it! We will be mixing autumn colors and painting the transitioning leaves- as well as other autumn elements that we enjoy this time of year.
Watercolor & Gouache Portrait Drawing
Saturday 21 October
Downtown Sacramento - 10am - 2 Hours
We will explore the unique techniques and expressive possibilities of watercolor and gouache mediums to create stunning portrait artworks.
Under the expert guidance of our talented instructor, you will learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing. You will discover the versatility and beauty of watercolor and gouache as you experiment with different blending, layering, and texturing techniques to achieve depth, vibrancy, and subtle nuances in your portraits.
All skill levels are welcome!
Zine Making Meetup
Saturday 04 November
California State Capitol - 11am - 2 Hours
Calling all art enthusiasts and storytellers! Join us for an exciting Zine Making Meetup where we dive into the world of DIY publications.
What's a zine, you ask? It's a unique, self-published mini-magazine that's all about self-expression. Whether you're an artist, writer, photographer, or just eager to share your thoughts, this is your chance to create something truly special.
- Learn the basics of zine-making, from layout to content
- Bring your ideas to life on paper
- Collaborate and exchange inspiration with fellow creators
- Leave with your very own handmade zine
Saturday 18 November
Rogue River Drive - 11am - 2 Hours
Your journal is your canvas, and each page becomes a reflection of your thoughts, emotions, and artistic vision.
This meetup is your chance to delve into a world of colors, textures, and personal narratives. Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting your creative journey, art journaling offers a unique space to play, experiment, and reflect.