The Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Wausau is getting ready to host classes this fall for anyone interested in graphic design, marketing and digial photography.
Intro to Digital Photography with Nathan Porath will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 23 and 28 and Nov. 6 to 25 and will cost $98 plus a $15 material fee. The primary focus of the photography class will be using digital single lens reflex cameras to their full potential. Students can bring their own or use cameras available at the CVA.
The Graphic Design series will begin with Intro to Photoshop with instructor Amy Rebella from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 24 to Nov 21, with a registration fee of $110 plus $25 material fee. Mac laptops with Adobe Design programs will be available for student use, or you can bring your own. Class size is limited to six students, with a minimum of four. Students will learn aspects of Adobe Photoshop to apply to digital photographs they take, learning how to sharpen, recompose and retouch.
Beginners are welcome at either of these series.
Future classes will include Intro to Illustrator and InDesign, leading up to Intermediate Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign classes along with additional digital photography classes.
For more information, go to the Adult Classes section of www.cvawausau.org.
Support for these classes was provided through the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation along with the Caroline S. Mark Legacy Fund and the Orville & Geraldine Peterson Family Trust Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. The CVA is grateful for their support of the CVA and the Wausau community.
John Powers of Wittenberg will be in Wausau at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 to discuss his book, "Bean Camp to Briar Patch-Life in the POW Camps of Korea and Vietnam." Powers has been invited to speak at Janke Book Store in downtown Wausau to help bring public attention to National POW/MIA Recognition Day, celebrated on the third Friday of September.
Powers is the creator of the website www.northchinamarines.com, which records the POW history of the men assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps Embassy Guard in China on Dec. 7, 1941. Those men spent almost four years in China and Japan as slave labor. Five of the men were from Wisconsin, including the author's father-in-law.