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15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States
3606783396 http://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/

August 2021

Little Books & Instinctual Stitching with Beatriz Helton

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 6 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

You will learn how to make a personal artist pamphlet stitch book constructed from pages that you will create using paint, collage, your personal ephemera and instinctual stitching. Skill level: Anyone can participate in this class who can use scissors, spread paint, glue and enjoy the process of creation. Imperfection is allowed and will be encouraged.

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Infrared with Tony Sweet

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 8 - August 12
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Join Tony Sweet and Susan Milestone and delve into the other worldly look of infrared is infinitely fascinating, and in this special “The Mystic Isle in Infrared” photography workshop, we will explore new and exciting ways to “see,” interpret, and to render this unique place in the infrared spectrum. Today, the invisible magical world of infrared is accessible to everyone with an infrared converted camera or special filter, and is gaining in popularity. From dawn to dusk, rain or shine,…

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Skins and Skeletons with Mo Kelman

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Skins, Skeletons, Nets and Knots: 3D Textiles In this experimental workshop, students will learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like rattan, bamboo, wood, wire and found materials.  Techniques will include lashing, chaotic plaiting and wire construction.  To build skins onto these structures, we will work with gut, rice papers, knotted and knotless netting. Coatings like paintable graphite and kakishibu tannin will further modify surfaces.  Exercises, brainstorming sessions, and problem-solving challenges will guide your production of a series of…

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Out of the Visual Journal, Onto the Canvas – A Mixed Media Workshop with Orly Avineri

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 15 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Throughout my years of guiding beautiful people through the practices and processes of art journaling and till today I often hear how that practice makes people feel at ease, safe, free, connected to their creative selves, be themselves, and all kinds of good stuff. At the same time I hear how going outside of the journal, or bigger, makes people feel the opposite, and therefore fearful or having performance anxiety. The truth, I believe, is that once you feel truly…

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Capturing the Light in Watercolor with Lynn Ferris

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 14 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Take your work to the next level! Light and shadow shouldn’t be afterthoughts in our paintings. In fact, good use of light and shadow is one of the best ways to take a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. In her signature workshop, “Capturing the Light,” Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. She will be teaching ALL NEW lessons in her 2021 workshop, including how…

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Making It & Painting It: Collage, Construction & Paint with Holly Roberts

Art Galleries, Coupeville
August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Master the elusive art of transferring images to create striking works in this unique workshop, which combines the arts of painting and applied imagery. We cover the basics of working with acrylic paints to establish powerful substrates (underlying layers) that allow you to build images through collage and different transfer techniques. Students learn several approaches to working with paint, as well as basic adhesion techniques and multiple transfer processes.  Along with photographs, you are encouraged to use any combination of…

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Whidbey Plein Air Paint Out!

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Paint Out: August 16th – 19th, 2021 Artwork Submission: August 20th in the AM Sale and Reception: August 20th Weekend Art Sale & Exhibition: August 21st – 22nd Plein Air Artists! We want YOU next summer for our second annual Plein Air open event, August 16-19, 2021 on stunning Whidbey Island. For four days, come paint the beaches, forests, townscapes, and vistas that Whidbey affords, with an emphasis on Coupeville. We will then celebrate you and the art you have created by holding a…

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The Color of Light with Arthur Meyerson

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 18 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

This renowned workshop is designed for both amateur and professional photographers who wish to strengthen their ability to see and work in color. Through daily shooting assignments, critiques and discussions, participants acquire techniques to become more sensitive to light and its effects on color, composition, texture, pattern, and design. While covering the use and quality of natural light, the main focus is on investigating color from a personal point of view. Arthur guides and inspires participants to help refine an…

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Fabulous Florals with Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 22 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In this course, we are going to paint and collage fabulous floral arrangements from life. Whatever your level of ability, you CAN paint flowers! They are organic, they are forgiving, they are colorful FUN shapes that have been the source of joy for many occasions and for many years. Because it’s about creative color and simple shapes! Join me for some mixed media experimentation and gel plate instruction!  Let’s paint together, let’s find joy in art, in collage, in blooming,…

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Expressive Dye Painting with Sue Benner

Art Classes, Coupeville
August 31 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Make your marks, brush your strokes, and record it all on fabric. Bold and expressive use of Procion MX dyes is the goal of this workshop.  Sue teaches her layered painterly approach using direct application, mono-printing, and various other techniques.  Emphasis is also placed on developing sophisticated color combinations, using interesting tools, along with adding touches of metallic and opaque fabric paints.  Sue shares helpful hints, technical information, and her own variations. Skill Level: intermediate to advanced

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September 2021

Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Serena Barton

Art Classes, Coupeville
September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Creating abstract art with oil paint and cold wax medium is intuitive, bold, and full of discovery. Your pieces will take on lives of their own through the many layers of oil and cold wax you apply, addition of mixed media elements, and the areas you choose to scrape away. Each oil and cold wax piece is a result of a moment in time and space where elements converge in a one-time-only way. I’ll show you lots of techniques for…

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Neutral Territory with Carol Soderlund

Art Classes, Coupeville
September 8 @ 9:00 am - September 12 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Have you been frustrated when the dye houses discontinue one of your favorite black dyes? Do you sigh in frustration, because all the samples you have developed with these dyes go out the window? Learn about making your own black mixes from the pure primary dyes. We will create the ever-elusive: Neutral blacks, that gradate to neutral grays Warm blacks, that gradate to pinky lavender Cool blacks, that gradate to steely blue Grunge blacks, that gradate to greenish hues In…

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Meditative Hand Stitching with Christine Mauersberger

Art Classes, Coupeville
September 13 @ 9:00 am - September 14 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Stitch with us this Fall as we cozy into cooler days with a mindful and meditative hand-stitching process. Christine Mauersberger is an American textile artist who produces complex mark-making narratives: intricately stitched maps of the mind. Join her as she guides us through exercises to engage with slow hand-stitching in a meaningful and contemplative manner. The two-day session will be filled with music, doodling, stitching, and fun. She will present ideas and methods through samples, books, PowerPoint presentations, and music.…

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$695

Vickie Marsango- Expressive explorations

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 19 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

This workshop is designed for students who wish to explore expressive drawing and acrylic painting with an emphasis on creative thinking. Students will discover fundamental techniques through painting exercises merged with an innovative approach to color harmony, compositional balance, and spontaneity. Extensive observation of contemporary master expressionist artists will be introduced for inspiration.

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Binding Time with Christine Mauersberger

Art Classes, Coupeville
September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 20 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

The diary must have always existed in a primitive form, but the first regularly kept diary of daily reflections dates back to the late Renaissance period, when the importance of individualism began to take hold. During this time, people began to keep commonplace books where assemblages of notes, ideas, inspirations, recipes, and quotes were recorded and kept. In this workshop, we will take inspiration from the historical form of personal record-keeping to create hand-bound books using paper, fabric, inks, natural…

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Zen Camera: The Art of Slowness with Robert Stahl

Art Classes, Coupeville
September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 19 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

This workshop in color photography will emphasize developing one’s creative eye. Guidelines and strategies will be provided to cultivate awareness, presence, and imagination. We’ll also show how an appreciation of ‘zen in the arts’ can benefit the creative process and learn the ways simplicity, minimalism, and slowing down can lead to a deeper connection with your photographic vision. Field excursions with the instructor will be conducted in Coupeville and vicinity. These field sessions will provide an opportunity for classroom evaluation.…

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Boro Spirit with Lisa Binkley

Art Classes, Coupeville
September 20 @ 9:00 am - September 23 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Boro mending, kantha cloth, the Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Each of these evokes images of old, worn fabrics, simply but beautifully stitched for a new purpose out of need and salvaged cloth. Born of necessity in diverse cultures worldwide, contemporary fiber artists can learn much from these traditions both technically and aesthetically. In this workshop we explore the traditions that created these textiles and then look to them for inspiration in creating new works of fiber art. Beginning with pieces…

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$850

Jane Callender- How Can You Resist?

September 22 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Some of the oldest methods of patterning cloth are the resist dyed techniques. These include batik, which uses paste or hot wax, and the shibori technique which was brought to prominence in the West during the ‘60s through the use of Chinese tie-dye. ‘Tie-dye’ techniques are to be found the world over including India, Japan, Indonesia, Peru, and Africa – and they are now collectively referred to as shibori – the word the Japanese gave to their traditional textiles which…

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$475

Victoria Bjorklund- Image & Text: Photography & Typography

September 24 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Photography and typography are linked in communicating your visual story. Whether they are integrated together in a photograph or they are separate components in the presentation of your work through a book, website, exhibition, artist statement, or even a business card, they both need to carry out your visual aesthetic and enhance the connection between one another. This course will introduce the various relationships of text and image with historical and contemporary references of photography and typography along with an…

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Rock & Roll: A Pastel Painting Class with Jennifer Evenhus

Art Classes, Coupeville
September 24 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Learn how to give your rocks weight and authenticity using color, light, contrast, shape and negative painting. We’ll paint different types of rocks – pebbles and rocks on the beach, rocks in a stream, rock cliffs and more! We will also focus on natural rock walls to create dynamic compositions using line, movement, value, and space. Instructor Bio: Jen Evenhus is a nationally recognized, award winning artist. Jennifer’s bold use of color is what first attracts the eye. Her subject is…

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Create & Refine Your Photo Book with Keron Psillas

Art Classes, Coupeville
September 27 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Create and Refine Your Photo Book! From Keron: This is such a great way to deepen our relationship to our photography. Making a book demands that we look critically at our work, refine our message, learn the fine art of sequencing, and delve into supportive design. We’ll look at favorite books (bring one of yours with you), we’ll discuss personal choices in layouts that support your vision. We’ll talk about fonts and front matter and paper and bindings. Whether you…

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October 2021

Ignite Your Wild Creativity with Suzanne Jacquot

Art Classes, Coupeville
October 1 @ 9:00 am - October 3 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

This 3-day intensive abstract art workshop in acrylics is open to all levels! Through many unique guided exercises you will explore the most fundamental element that makes for bold, dynamic paintings: Dividing Space / Composition / Eye Flow. In this workshop, you will: Take risks as fundamental to play and pushing your edges Break though stuck ways of painting and trusting your own intuition Learn exciting and fresh ways to start your abstract paintings Learn how to create layers and…

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Fiber and Form: 3D Constructions with Jacqueline Mallegni

Art Classes, Coupeville
October 2 @ 9:00 am - October 5 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In this process-oriented workshop you will learn methods for constructing form with rattan and mold-making. Methods will include lashing techniques and mold building with wire and plaster stripes. Handmade paper with kozo and flax fiber will be applied onto these structures. Demonstrations and problem-solving challenges will lead to a focused personal project. All levels welcome! Instructor provides the following materials: Kozo, flax, window screen, PVA glue, rattan, waxed linen thread, wire mesh, plaster cloth, resource list. This workshop is well-suited for…

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Lightroom with Keron Psillas

Art Classes, Coupeville
October 5 @ 9:00 am - October 7 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Brush up your Lightroom skills and Photoshop layering techniques with Keron Psillas.  Keron will offer a three-day workshop for students interested in deepening their understanding of the power of Lightroom, and broadening their abilities in Photoshop by working with texture layers, adjustment layers and masks. Keron will offer easy to understand concepts that apply to all of your work. It will be an intense course, but filled with fun and laughter. Bring two images that you will want to see…

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Windows to the Sea: Creating a Mixed Media Artist Book with Roxanne Stout

Art Classes, Coupeville
October 14 @ 9:00 am - October 16 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Gather with Roxanne Evans Stout on Whidbey Island in the Fall and create a book inspired by the landscapes and seascapes of the Pacific Northwest! Roxanne will teach you her very favorite mixed media techniques and guide you in filling page after page with textures and colors that you love that symbolize simple landscapes. You will be working on watercolor paper as our your pages, but also be glazing and mark making on deli-paper and using these colorful creations for…

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Nature Landscape: Perception and Communion with Charlie Waite

Art Classes, Coupeville
October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Our workshop is primarily centred around two pivotal elements crucial to all photography: ‘perception and communion’. But when applied to our photography, what do these two words mean? We will be exploring both of them in depth. Our photography will be about attending, intending, identifying and ultimately joyfully embracing what we have emotionally and visually fully and wholeheartedly engaged with. The intention is for ALL participants to emerge from the workshop with newly discovered ways of noticing, seeing, interpreting and…

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Prefelt Rug Workshop with Nomadic Design with Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Art Classes, Coupeville
October 21 @ 9:00 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In Kyrgyzstan, when a daughter got married, her mother and her relatives felted her a rug. Using their ancient symbols they felted her best wishes and good luck into the rug that stayed with her for the rest of her life. In this workshop, you’ll create a felted rug (approximately 3’x5’) with the instructor’s pre-felt technique, using either the several hundred-year-old symbols or creating your very own. Come and join us for a four-day workshop and learn – about the…

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Watercolor with Ivy Breen

Art Classes, Coupeville
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Learn the Fun and Excitement of watercolor as you follow along step-by-step to create a finished painting. You will learn three-part composition, what colors are compatible, simple masking techniques, and creating texture with a water medium. You will go home with your own beautiful watercolor creation. Please arrive ten minutes early to set up and prepare to start on time. All levels welcome!

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November 2021

Beyond Felting: Silk, Wool & Paper with Eva Camacho-Sánchez

Art Classes, Coupeville
November 5 @ 9:00 am - November 7 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

During this three-day workshop, students will learn how to create a textured and unique surface by felting merino wool onto mulberry paper, and vice-versa. Paper is a material that provides certain tactile qualities, while adding more structure to the felt. Students will learn how to combine these two materials, how to trap the mulberry paper into the surface with wool, and how to felt both of them together. Students will use this technique to create several 12” x 12” pieces,…

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Encaustics & Mixed Media: Portraiture and Figurative Art with Lora Murphy

Art Classes, Coupeville
November 11 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

This exciting and hands-on workshop will investigate exploratory techniques and approaches in Encaustic Portraiture and Figurative art. We will focus on the creation of rich and expressive surface designs and original pieces done with a combination of encaustic painting and mixed media techniques. Throughout the workshop, some different demonstrations will be done, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both encaustic and mixed-media techniques will be covered, including creating alternative working grounds, using a wide variety…

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Monochrome with Jack Graham

Art Classes, Coupeville
November 12 @ 9:00 am - November 14 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

For many photographers, color presents a lot of challenges. In many images, the use of monochrome brings out the shapes and textures stronger than color. Perhaps it’s that in many images color can be distracting and taking away the drama of the scene. In monochrome photography, one can adjust the brightness, shadows and contrast to their individual liking, just as we can with color, but the unexpected, monochrome, is often stronger and evokes far different responses to the viewer than…

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Start with Dark! with Pat Pauly

Art Galleries, Coupeville
November 16 @ 9:00 am - November 20 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

Start with dark – printing an image that captures bold, graphic elements – then add layers of printing to add marks in shades and hue that change the life of the print. Using yard pieces of cloth, we’ll use various printing techniques from monoprints to screen printing (and lots of ways in between) using fiber reactive dye to print fabric that is unique. These prints may be used as the start of a whole cloth quilt, part of an assembled…

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April 2022

Sacred Marks with Tracy Verdugo

Art Classes, Coupeville
April 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In my ever-expanding Sacred Marks workshop, we find raw inspiration in nature’s wild heart to hone our own unique creative voice and tell the stories we are here to tell. On beautiful Whidbey Island, I’ll share with you an array of techniques, but more than that, invite you into the beauty of your own way of seeing the world, help you find ways to loosen up and embrace limitless possibilities in your art-making through mixed media, word, acrylic ink and…

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Sacred Marks with Tracy Verdugo

Art Galleries, Coupeville
April 30, 2022 @ 9:00 am - May 4, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In my ever-expanding Sacred Marks workshop, we find raw inspiration in nature’s wild heart to hone our own unique creative voice and tell the stories we are here to tell. On beautiful Whidbey Island, I’ll share with you an array of techniques, but more than that, invite you into the beauty of your own way of seeing the world, help you find ways to loosen up and embrace limitless possibilities in your art-making through mixed media, word, acrylic ink and…

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October 2022

$750

Susan Burnstine- Personal Photo Narrative

October 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - October 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

In this 3-day (Friday-Sunday) workshop with award winning photographer Susan Burnstine you will explore your Personal Story. Photographic images are deeply rooted in personal emotion. This is the case whether they are found or created, and it is the case regardless of genre—be it landscape, still life,  portraiture, nature, abstraction, photojournalism, self-portrait, or documentary.  As photographers who strive to convey our visions in a true, honest, and consistent manner, we establish an emotional connection to each image we create. Under…

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