Calendar of Events, Classes, Workshops at TAC
Fall 2018 Art Classes and Workshops Enrollment @ The Art Center Highland Park
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm
Voices & Visions / Women of Courage & CWCA Exhibit @ The Art Center Highland Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm
Voices & Visions / Women of Courage & CWCA Opening Reception @ The Art Center Highland Park
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE 90-Minute Camera Workshop @ The Art Center Highland Park
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Basic Camera Overview/Class Orientation, DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Operation, and the Principles of Correct Exposure

We are pleased to introduce our new partnership with Chicago Photography Class to bring new photography classes to TAC.  The first class is a FREE Introduction to Photography so each attendee can both experience an introduction to the basics of photography plus see what else is going to be taught at TAC.

This free 90-minute workshop is designed to introduce people to proper exposure using their cameras. Both the technical and the artistic sides of photography are discussed in this introductory class. The class provides an introduction to the rest of the Chicago Photography Classes courses, at each level for photographers just beginning or already knowledgeable about the basics of photography.

No camera? No worries! The class includes a discussion of what to look for in a camera so you can make an informed decision.

If you have a new Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or Mirrorless camera, need a refresher or have never attended a photography class, you should attend this free workshop.

In this class, we will discuss basic camera operation: an overview of your camera controls, use of your camera’s exposure meter, and how to record a properly exposed image.

Be sure to bring a camera, with a fully charged battery and a memory card, plus, your camera manual.

Registration is found at

Inner Peace & Wellness Open House @ The Art Center Highland Park
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Inner Peace & Wellness! @ The Art Center Highland Park
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
Women’s Health, Wellness & Art FREE Event @ The Art Center Highland Park
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Come join us for this FREE event for Women’s Health and Wellness. Get informed on nutrition, yoga, gyrokinesis, your spirit self, and enjoy our exhibit: Voices & Visions and Women of Courage

Art in City Hall @ City of Highland Park
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
An Introduction to Exposure and Lightroom
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm

As part of TAC’s partnership with Richard Stromberg’s Chicago Photography Classes, we are happy to offer Photo 1, a comprehensive class about the fundamentals of photography plus an introduction to Adobe Lightroom. There are two parts to the seven-week Photo 1: the classroom portion occurs once weekly for the seven weeks; the computer lab portion, where Lightroom is taught, occurs weeks 2 through 6 on a different night than the classroom portion. It is not required to purchase Lightroom for Photo 1.

Photo 1 classroom subjects include correct exposure (what makes the “right exposure” and why); the meaning of shutter speeds and f-stops and how to stop motion or let a “subject’s motion” blur in just the right way; and depth of field (how much of the picture you should have in focus and how to use “out of focus” in just the right way).  Each classroom session is supplemented by an assignment, so students practice what has been taught and then take their images to the computer lab for processing the following week.

In the Computer Lab portion, subjects covered include organizing photos, saving images to an external hard drive, converting color images to black & white and how to print using a high-quality, archival inkjet printer. Each week, students print their images. All this is done using Adobe Lightroom on the TAC computers.

In Photo I, and introduction to composition for photography and ways to approach the “critique” of photographs is also taught.

One of the many unique features of Photo 1 is the distinctive three-week assignment, “The Psychological Relationship between the Subject and the Photographer.”  This assignment teaches about ethics and law in photography and about the subtleties of what happens when pointing a camera at someone or someone points a camera at you.

After completing Photo 1, each student who attended all the classes and Labs should be able to reliably photograph and print with success and confidence.

Photo 1 provides the proper foundation for the more technical Digital Photo 2 and Photo 3 classes.

The Photo 1 cost, including seven weeks of classroom, fives weeks of computer lab and the necessary supplies for the class is $480.  TAC members (upon membership verification) receive a $20 discount using the coupon TACHP20 at the following link:

The Affiliate Circle – Swan Lake Exclusive Technical Rehearsal @ Auditorium Theatre – Roosevelt University
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm