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Save $20.00 with a 2022 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2021 memberships or 2023 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2022 memberships

Course Number: 232PHPP100

Dates: Friday, April 14 - May 5, 2023
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Meets: Fr from 10:00 AM to 12 N , 4 sessions

Fee: $220.00

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xploration of self can be so freeing. Creative Self portrait photography can elevate the experience of expressing true emotions and visibility that can be shared with the world or kept only for ourselves if we so choose. Over this 4 week course we will use photography and mixed media as a means to capture and create one of a kind self portraits that will explore various parts of your unique self and perhaps help you discover parts you may not yet know.
This course is a self-portrait photography course where we will focus on the importance of lighting, composition, posing and basic camera skills. We will also be adding in some mixed media elements to create hybrid portraits to complete your works of art. There is potential for being pushed out of your comfort zone, but in a safe creative environment. Portraits will be done in small groups when needed.
The self-portraits themes change every session, so this class can be taken multiple times.
No photography experience needed.
Ipad, smartphones, point and shoots or DSLR can be used.
Fee: $220.00

Save $20.00 with a 2022 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2021 memberships or 2023 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2022 memberships

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 180.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeMaterials Fee$ 40.00

Starr Petronella

Photo of Starr Petronella
Starr's Classes

Starr teaches photography classes and workshops building on creative composition, lighting and camera skills for teens/tweens and adults. She incorporates lots of hands-on learning, introduction to natural and artificial lighting scenarios, and includes real life model experience when it fits the curriculum. Starr also offers 1-on-1 tutoring for learning camera basics, lighting, portraits, and more for those needing a more personalized learning experience. In addition to photography classes, Starr also teaches Kiln Fused glass workshops for beginners.

Tapping into the beauty and uniqueness of forgotten, abandoned and often overlooked subjects is at the core of Starr's art and the way in which she interacts in the world.

She has degrees in Commercial Photography and Sociology and has been a professional portrait photographer for over 15 years. Starr has experience in various types of photography such as weddings, families, events, headshots and more; however her favorite clients to work with include High School seniors, teens/tweens, people with Special needs and small business entrepreneurs. When Starr works with clients she strives to capture their true essence by helping to empower them and increase the confidence in themselves that they may initially not believe they possess.

Starr was nominated as one of the Top 100 Senior Photographers by The Senior Style Guide in 2015 & 2016. In 2019, Starr began teaching photography workshops and classes. In 2021, she began teaching Photography Art Camps for teens with the City of Milton and is currently helping to build their photography offerings.

Starr grew up in Southern California and has lived outside of Atlanta since college. She is married and the mom of a 16 year old man-child. When she's not taking art classes you can find her searching for treasures: along the river for glass, combing the seashores for shells, collecting "trash" along the roads or roaming in thrift stores. She is currently trying her hand at gardening and learning about edible plants.

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Photo of Starr's Fused Glass Work

Date Day Time Location
04/14/2023Friday10 AM to 12 N RM 03
04/21/2023Friday10 AM to 12 N RM 03
04/28/2023Friday10 AM to 12 N RM 03
05/05/2023Friday10 AM to 12 N RM 03


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