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Take Your Best Shot! KIA Kirk Newman Art School Offers Unique Photography Opportunity
KALAMAZOO, MI.-Calling all photographers and artists! Have you ever tried to photograph a spectacular piece of art, perhaps your own, only to be disappointed that your shot didn’t reflect what you were trying to capture? Now is your chance to learn how to photograph art and get the results you are looking for!

Register today for Photographing Art with Digital Cameras (Room 843) with photography instructor Jim Riegal.

Description: Artists need good digital files of their art to enter art fairs, to show galleries, and to post on web pages. This class will cover techniques and equipment for photographing 2-D and 3-D art and post processing them in the computer using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Whether you are an artist who wishes to learn how to photograph your own art; or a photographer interested in how to reveal the beauty of art as seen by the naked eye through the field of your lens, this class is for you!

If you have any questions you may email the instructor, Jim Riegal at jimriegal@aol.com.

This course is five weeks long. Classes start Sunday, June 28th.

Fees: Sustaining Members: $93; Members: $97; Community: $105.

The classes will be held in the Kirk Newman Art School multi-purpose classroom and computer lab. Space is limited to 12 students.

Prerequisite: A good working knowledge of the computer and digital camera with adjustable settings. Some experience with graphic design is highly recommended.

For more information and to register, please contact Barb Scott, School Secretary at 269-349-7775 Ext. 3101, or via email at barb_s@kiarts.org.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.

For more information about the KIA, visit www.kiarts.org or call (269) 349-7775.



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June 11, 2009

Tamara de Lempicka's Art Deco Paintings on View for the First Time in Mexico City

National Gallery Announces The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700

Kresge Art Museum Acquires Significant 17th Century Dutch Painting

MoMA Presents Major Retrospective on the Artistry of Filmmaker Tim Burton in November

Contemporary Art from Poland on View at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Major Collection Given to Falmouth Art Gallery Via Art Fund Bequest

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Yale Center for British Art Explores Little-known English Period in French Sculptor's Career

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National Galleries in Scotland Show Master Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna

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June 10, 2009

Art Basel Shows Works of Art by 2,500 Artists at World's Premier International Art Fair

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June 9, 2009

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