Berea College Announces Westervelt Courses for the Public

The Berea College Technology Department announces registration and courses for the 2015 Westervelt Program. Offered each year to towns people of Berea as well as students, faculty, staff, the popular Westervelt program provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a well-rounded educational background and pursue specific areas of interest.

The Westervelt program for Fall 2015 will concentrate on photography and will begin September 8th. Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The instructor will be Alan Mills. To register please call Sandy Wells at 859-985-3033 between the hours of 8:00a.m and 5:00 p.m. beginning August 31st. There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee for each course. In addition students will be responsible for any materials used. All classes are limited to 17 participants. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the Westervelt program. Also, participants will need a digital camera or a cellphone with a camera.

I. Keys To Improving Your Photography- September 8-October 1

There has never been a better time than now to be involved in the exciting and creative world of photography. From cell phone cameras to high tech professional cameras, digital technology has made photography more popular than ever. This hands-on workshop will explore many of the techniques and tools that will help you create better photographs. Cameras, exposure, composition and basic editing with Adobe Photoshop are just a few of the topics to be covered in this four-week workshop.

II. Editing and Printing Digital Images with Photo Shop- October 6-November 3 (no class on October 13)

If you have always wanted to tweak and print your own photographs, this workshop is for you. Starting from ground zero, this hands-on workshop will cover all you need to know about getting your photographs ready for printing or social media outlets. You will learn to crop, adjust exposure, touch-up defects, intensify colors, sharpen pixels, alter resolution and change file formats. All this will happen in four short weeks.

III. Framing and Displaying Photographs – November 5-December 8 (no class on November 24 and November 26)

So you have thousands of great photographs stored on your hard drive and memory cards. Have you ever thought about hanging them on a wall, organizing them in an archival photo album or sharing them on the Internet? If so, this workshop is for you. Not only will you learn how to mount, matt and frame your favorite photos; you will actually have the opportunity to build your own frames from reclaimed American hardwoods. Join this four-week workshop and share your vision with family and friends.
Named for Edmund C. Westervelt, the program has increased in popularity and growth over the last sixty eight years. The program was designed to give Berea College students, faculty, staff, and towns people the opportunity to have a practical “hands-on” experience enabling them to become more self-sufficient, develop skills and knowledge which could be applied in both vocational and avocational settings, and be more informed consumers of goods and services. In order to avoid conflict with classes and work, the Westervelt program is offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Previous Westervelt projects have included woods, graphic arts, electronics, power mechanics, metals, and crafts. Instruction is provided on a continuing basis with ample time provided for skill development.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.