2020 BVAA Photography Workshop Schedule

Free Photography Workshops

January to March are notoriously cold months in New England. These are the perfect time to run a series of mostly-indoor seminars on photography! All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. These are hands-on workshops so bring your camera! Cell phones are fine – we will use them to their best ability.

All of our Saturday workshops are FREE and open to the public! If you can RSVP that is helpful, but if you find yourself free at the last minute, come on by. These are casual and fun. If you can only stop in for an hour, that’s fine. It is relaxed and stress-free.

Be sure to check out our Anything Goes Photography Show – the reception is Fri Jan 10th from 5-7pm. The show runs through Feb 21, 2020.

Here’s the current plan. Note that it is of course subject to change – weather in New England is notoriously unreliable in the winter! We’ll link to full pages for each one as we get closer to the events.

1/11 – time-based photography, aperture-based photography
1/18 – black and white photography, street photography
1/25 – abstract photography, portrait photography
2/1 – minimalism photography, lighting in photography
2/8 – long exposure photography, macro photography
2/15 – architectural photography, filters in photography (also through glass balls, saran wrap, prisms, etc.)
2/22 – flash photography with Al Weems, high key / low key photography
2/29 – mirrors photography, James Hunt Photoshop Q&A

We also have a free seminar talk with David Long about landscape photography. David is amazing – this is well worth attending.

Our January monthly meeting is a free photography critique / feedback session. Even if you don’t bring your own art in, just listening in on the conversation will be incredibly educational.

What else would you be interested in? Let us know!

All workshops are held at our Blackstone Valley Art Association / Open Sky (Alternatives) gallery at 5 South Main Street in Uxbridge. This location is fully handicapped accessible with no stairs at all. We are immediately next to a large free parking lot, so there are no parking issues at all. Contact us with any questions!

Sundays – For Pay Workshops

Note that in addition to our free workshops we’re also planning a few for-pay workshops on Sunday which involve supplies. The costs in these workshops primarily cover those costs of supplies. Here is what we’re planning. We will let you know when we get dates for these.

Holga Medium-Format Film Photography
Cyanotypes – Historic 1800s photography
Making your own Pinhole Camera
35mm Film Photography including redscale
Infrared Photography

4-week Basic Photography Course

Again, ask with any questions!

This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by ValleyCast, the community outreach department of Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for special-needs client activities during daytime weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends. We actively support their inclusive mission. All are welcome to all of our events and activities!

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Massachusetts Cultural Council

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