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Digital Photo Editing with Jeff Nintzel


6-8 PM




Have you tried to photograph your artwork and been frustrated by the results? This

workshop presents tools and techniques for accurately capturing your work for

portfolio or web presentation, or reproduction of any kind. We will also look at editing

tools you can use to edit your photograph for cropping, color adjustments, and other

basic editing adjustments you can make to help you perfect your photograph before

you start painting from it. Whether you use a cell phone or DSLR, you will be

introduced to strategies for getting the most out of your available resources. This

workshop will deal with manipulation of images using the relatively inexpensive

Adobe Photoshop Elements editing software, with side trips to the more powerful

Photoshop and DxO PhotoLab. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements installed if

possible. (You can download a free 30-day trial at if you wish to

experiment.) Bring a file or two of your work on either your computer or an SD card.

Or just come and learn ! All other resources will be supplied.

Jeff Nintzel has specialized in photographing fine art since 1976. His clients have

included museums, galleries, collectors, and artists galleries across the country, and

his work has appeared in books, exhibition catalogs, and many other art-related



Photographing your Artwork with Charley Freiberg


part 1- 9:30-11:00-FREE to the public

part 2 -11:00-1:00  $5 per painting

WHERE: Tracy Library Meeting Room, New London, NH

Who: Charley Freiberg has been a commercial photographer since 1980.He regularly photographs for almost 400 artists and craftspeople around

the US.,and over 200 other small, medium and large businesses.

He has traveled around the US, Europe, and the Caribbean for different clients, and has photographed somewhere around 60 magazine covers . As an artist (other than a photographer) you are required to take pictures of your art in order to submit your art digitally for exhibitions, presentations and for promotional purposes. We see a lot of submissions by artists that have photographed their paintings and due to their lack of experience, the end result simply does not translate into what the artist originally had intended. A good photograph of your art may mean the difference between getting into an exhibition or making that important sale. It is worth it to take the time to get this aspect of your art presentation done the right way. Overall, an image of your art will never be perfect but with trial, error, and experimentation you should be able to present your art in a better manner than you were previously doing. Remember, you are competing with other artists that are sweating over this aspect of presenting their art, as they know how important it is. It is time for you to take your art presentation to a higherl evel. 

Good luck!

PART 1 Charley will set up lighting and walk you through the process of photographing your artwork using anything from your phone to a DSLR camera. He'll also advise you on what kinds of affordable lighting and cameras to use.

PART 2 Hands on photographing your artwork using Charley’s studio lighting and professional cameras. Bring your artwork (and your camera, if you have one) to be professionally photographed, up to 5 pieces. Limited to 8 people. 



Finished Painting




WHEN: April 27th 9:30-4:00

Nils Johnson is an oil painter, pianist, and lawyer who has kindly offered to demonstrate his incredible underpainting technique for the Center for the Arts community on Saturday April 27th from 9:30 to 11:30am at Whipple Hall 

(open to the public). 

This demonstration will be followed from 12:00 to 4pm by an “Underpainting in Oils” workshop for interested artists. There is space for up to 12 artists at Whipple Hall. 

Artists need to sign up in advance through CFA. 

Nils art workshop will be $30 for artist members of CFA ($55 for non members).

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Ballroom Dance for Beginners!

4 week workshop (4 sessions)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, January 7th
Monday, January 14th
Monday, January 21st
Monday, January 28th

A dance made popular during World War II and danced to the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller. Swing traces its roots to the original swing dance, Lindy Hop, (also called Jitterbug and Swing). 

4 week workshop (4 sessions)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, February 4th
Monday, February 11th
Monday, February 18th
Monday, February 25th

The Fox trot is the dance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This dance originated in 1913 when a vaudeville performer by the name of Harry Fox performed a little trot. This smooth and elegant dance is extremely versatile and can be danced to a variety of musical styles. It is the easiest smooth dance and is popular with beginners and advanced dancers alike. In this class you will learn the basics of Foxtrot. 

4 week workshop (4 sessions)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, March 4th
Monday, March 11th
Monday, March 18th
Monday, March 25th

The Rumba is often referred to as the “dance of love”. It is a non-progressive dance which features a hip action known as “Cuban Motion”. It is danced to slow, romantic music with a Latin beat. Rumba is derived from the Afro-Caribbean dance “Son” and has been popular in this country as a ballroom dance since the 1930’s.   

4 week workshop (4 sessions)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, April 8th
Monday, April 15th
Monday, April 22nd
Monday, April 29th

The Waltz grew out of the Germanic dances of the 17th and 18th century. Waltz was the first dance in which the man and lady danced with body contact, and was considered quite scandalous in its day. Waltz is characterized by a lovely rise and fall action. Waltz has an elegant gracefulness with a romantic feel. 

Ballroom dance is a great way to get fit while having fun! Sign up for our 4 week workshops taught by acclaimed ballroom dance instructor, Natalie Mavor Miles of The Newport Ballroom!

Each 4 week workshop is $40 single/$80 couple (No partner required). 18 years and older.

Workshops are held at Whipple  Hall (429 Main Street, New London). Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

If you have any questions regarding  classes, please contact Natalie at  

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