A beautifully composed photograph is like an artfully cooked meal, except that one belongs on the face of the fridge and the other belongs in the belly. Create wall-ready art with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a photography workshop at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (a $60 value). Groupon customers can also apply the value of today’s Groupon toward any workshop that costs more than $60.
Housed in a strikingly modern space, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center ignites photographers imagination with a slew of workshops taught by talented instructors. With up to seven visually driven students per class, the workshops introduce burgeoning photographers to elements of the art form, giving students three hours to develop an eye for apertures and to tune out the shutter’s insistent bawdy humor. Workshops cover a wide range of subjects, such as Digital Beginnings: The Camera, a course aimed at de-mystifying digital cameras. Topics covered include ISO, color space, and the meaning behind the ever-elusive running-man icon.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
The nonprofit Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary photography, offering a wide range of engaging opportunities for anyone interested in photography and the arts through educational programs, events, and exhibitions. A team of fine-art photographers, curators, and other arts professionals initiates the snapshot curious in affordable five-week classes and workshops that are suitable for photogs of all abilities. The teen program nurtures artistic impulses during afterschool hours, handing students loaner supplies and foraying into the city during field trips.