LBKCA 2016 Community Art Classes - PHOTO

Community Art Classes are offered during the months of January to April. 
Register by calling 941.383.2345 or fill out the registration form and send to:

Fax: 941.383.7915 
Mail: Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key, FL 34228


Hands-on photo instruction by James Corwin Johnson

For photographers of all experience levels - join us for one of our new digital photography courses in our newly equipped lab at LBKCA! Depending on your skill level, instructor James Corwin Johnson will lead courses explaining the mechanics of the camera all the way to professional editing and completion of a photograph. 

Enjoy one of our 4 week courses or stop into our once a month intro class that covers the basics and potential of the camera.

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson
Fridays*, 1pm - 3pm
*One session per month: Jan 15, Feb 26, Mar 25
Building 300, Studio 3
$35 per 2-hour session

This two hour session will be held once a month to introduce students to the possibilities of modern photography and the camera. We will explore the basics of digital photography and the mechanics and various functions of the digital camera, while also letting students know what avenues they can choose to explore further. Students will leave the class with the ability to take better pictures either for fun or as a hobby. In addition, the class will touch on the capabilities of photo editing and programs available, as well as discover what to do with images once they are taken, including storing, saving, re-sizing, and editing. All levels welcome.

Register at 941.383.2345 or

Photo by James Corwin Johnson

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson
Thursdays, 1pm - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 3
$140 per 4-week session

Jan:    7, 14, 21, 28
Feb:    4, 11, 18, 25
Mar:    3, 10, 17, 24
Apr:    7, 14, 21, 28

This four week class is designed for the photographer with a solid understanding of the camera including program modes and manual, ISO settings. In this class, we will explore more advanced techniques including metering and exposure control, flash operation and control of ratios, exposure, composition, and white balance. Each class will also include a class critique to learn from your classmates and understand the assignments from another perspective. Students will have the opportunity to work in the field and, under the guidance of James, practice the principles and advanced techniques taught in the classroom. Following the shoot, students will return to the new photography lab to learn photo editing techniques and gain control over the outcome of their final work. The class is 50% shooting, hands on work and 50% in the lab. Prerequisite: Intro to Digital Photography or equivalent.

Photo by James Corwin Johnson

Instructor: James Corwin Johnson
Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm
Building 300, Studio 3
$140 per 4-week session

Jan:    9, 16, 23, 30
Feb:    6, 13, 19, 27
Mar:    5, 12, 19, 26
Apr:    2, 9, 16, 23

This Independent Study is designed to help intermediate to more advanced photography students build on the skills they already have and develop new ones in a fun and creative environment. Execute a new body of work or complete a project you currently have underway with emphasis placed on problem solving and mastering new techniques. New techniques will be demonstrated weekly. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics or equivalent.




Registration Form

In Person:  Bring a completed registration form and payment made payable to Longboat Key Center for the Arts during our administrative hours:  Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
By Telephone:  Call 941-383-2345 during business hours, Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please have your Master Card, Discover or Visa Card number ready.
By Fax:  Send a completed registration form, including your Visa, Discover or Master Card payment information to our secure fax number 941-383-7915. (Go to  and print your registration form.)
By Mail:  Complete the registration form and send it along with your payment to:

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
Attn: Course Registration
6860 Longboat Drive South
Longboat Key, FL 34228

Note:  Students are responsible for obtaining and providing materials for classes unless otherwise specified.  You will receive a confirmation notice once your registration is processed and before the start of your class or workshop.