A team of photographers make up the fleet of instructors at Light Graspers. They decided to share their love of photography with others through tutorials offered to photographers of all levels. For budding artists, the photographers offer lessons on mastering the basics such as shutter speed and aperture settings. They also lead more advanced students through other skills such as white balance and lighting techniques.
Drawing on 15 years of industry experience, Locations Photography's Tammy Graham hones students' photo-trapping skills with comprehensive introductory courses. Aspiring photographers bring their own cameras to the 90-minute studio classes, during which they explore their instrument's basic abilities and the myriad functions that often encumber digital cameras. The expert instructor imparts cautionary tales against common beginner pitfalls and lighting techniques that help reduce overexposure and hammy shadows. Students will also learn posing tips to successfully capture friends and family in natural environments or coax smiles out of stubborn statues.
With more than 20 years behind the camera, the shutterbug at Reatta Photography has developed a clean, classic style of portraiture. She executes this expertise during shoots for families, kids, couples, moms-to-be, and high-school seniors. Remaining engaged in the art form through continued education, she can guarantee she’s up to date on all the latest techniques and technology. That means that her style can be customized to suit each client’s needs and that any editing and effects added in postproduction are performed masterfully. The photographer also covers special events such as weddings, baptisms, and quinceañeras.
Arlington Heights Music Academy provides music lessons for all ages. Musikgarten(preschool music), piano, group piano,[violin, viola, cello, guitar, electric guitar, voice, saxophone, clarinet, flute, drums. Music enhances math learning, motor coordination, emotional and social development.
Art Smart welcomes students K–12 to develop artistic expression with a multitude of art styles and mediums. Over more than 20 years, founders Gary and Crystal Templin nurtured and educated more than 6,000 pupils, drawing on their experience teaching elementary, high-school, and college courses and illustrating kids' menus for international restaurant franchises. The duo keeps kids engaged with simple, step-by-step instructions, observing as their protégés experiment with realistic and cartoon drawing, painting acrylics on canvas, and sculpting with terra cotta, polymer clay, and lunchbox leftovers. All classes are grouped by age, but the Templins allow more experienced students to advance their skills at their own pace, staving off the ensuing boredom of repeating areas they've covered at Art Smart previously. Parents can register their kids for weekly classes by the month or semester, and can supplement their children's budding creativity with summer day camps and seasonal five-hour workshops.