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Final Fridays at Bucktown


Join us on the last Friday of each month at our space in the "Hands-On" gallery on the first floor of the Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street Davenport, IA. The doors will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. so spend the evening, enjoy some refreshments and take some time to visit with the many talented artists who exhibit at Bucktown. For more information go to http://www.bucktownarts.com


Digital Photography 101

This is a basic course for the person who is new to digital photography. We start with the language of digital and show you how to take a photo, the easy way to get the photo out of your camera and onto your computer or even how to print it without a computer. Hands-on exercises will demonstrate how
to use the close-up, action and scenic modes on your camera.

Be a Wildlife Photographer in Your Own Backyard

We partner with a zoo or wildlife park for this workshop which includes basic tips for photographing animals at the zoo followed by a guided tour with the staff and an opportunity to photograph the animals with our guidance. Our most recent workshop was at Fejervary Children's Zoo in Davenport, IA.

Digital Decorating and Gifts

Why purchase a poster of an image that your neighbor may have when you can easily create unique artistic groupings using your own digital photography skills. Our presentation will provide you with tips and ideas for decorating with your digital photographs and explore the many ways you can create one-of-a-kind gifts and cards from your very own images. Basic knowledge of your camera is required.

If You Can't Make Better, Make It Bigger

Photography is all about what to leave in and what to leave out of a photograph. In this workshop we discover the secrets of macro photography and why close-ups get more Oh's and Ah's Basic knowledge of your camera is required.

Exercising Your Creative Muscle I

Feeling blocked? Cabin fever? Going through a life transition? This workshop will take you on path of self-discovery using a variety of activities and hands-on exercises designed to revive your creative spirit, uncover hidden talents and rediscover dormant dreams. This is not a photography workshop
and genius isn't necessary just curiosity and an open mind. No previous experience or art skills are needed.

This is Your Life - Creative Muscle II

This is a continuation of the popular Creative Muscle I class. Using play, journaling and photography we will help you discover your inner creative self. This class will take you on a journey of self-discovery. No experience, special talents or skills necessary and any type of camera is OK.

If you are interested in any of our workshops, please contact us by e-mail and/or sign up for our mailing list so we can keep you informed of upcoming events and classes.

We're Calendar Girls!

We were honored this year to have two of our images selected for the 2008 Friends of VanderVeer Calendar. The selection team received over 700 entries and Heidi's Daffodil is featured during the month of August and Dee's Mum is on the September page. We will also be displaying more of our work at VanderVeer's Botanical Center, 215 W. Central Park in Davenport, IA during our respective months. Both of our images were taken in the greenhouse at VanderVeer and it is one of our favorite places to photograph. They have a charming little gift shop there and we highly recommend the seasonal flower shows and events. For ore information on VanderVeer Botanical Center and Park go to www.cityofdavenportiowa.com or call 563-326-7818.