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Ann Dean
Photographer, Digital Media Artist

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Ann has been interested in the art of photography since the age of 15. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Kansas and taking photography classes at the Lawrence Arts Center, she went on to pursue a graduate certificate from the New York Institute of Photography and has worked and studied with several different photographers in the Lawrence area. She has been an instructor at the Lawrence Arts Center for 8 years teaching darkroom and digital photography classes for all ages, and also offers private photography lessons. Ann also works as a freelance photographer shooting weddings & portraits and doing corporate work, and has taught classes for the Spencer Museum of Art “It Starts With Art” program. Her main area of fine art work lies in travel photography. “I appreciate visiting new places and experiencing different cultures around the world. I want to promote education and understanding between people through my photographs.” She has participated in several shows in the Lawrence & Kansas City areas over the years and enjoys passing on her knowledge through teaching. “I love photography because it gives me a chance to savor the fleeting moments in time that we all take for granted and that give our lives meaning.” Artist’s Website

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Darkroom Photography 6th-9th Gr, 9th-12th Gr

Darkroom Photography 6th-9th Gr, 9th-12th Gr

6th - 12th Grades

Explore film photography in this hands on class that combines art, technology, history, and science. Students learn the basics of 35mm photography including composition and camera mechanics, film development, and darkroom printing. Film, chemicals, and paper provided. Students may need their own 35mm camera, but the LAC does have some, so inquire when enrolling.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYG364 09/26 - 11/14 TU 4:00PM - 5:30PM Dean, Ann $193.00 ($173.70) Enroll Now!
Intro to Digital Photography

Intro to Digital Photography

Adults / 14 and Up

Take better pictures, develop your photographic technique and learn more about your digital SLR in this beginning class that explores basic camera function, light, composition, and exposure.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AAL011 09/18 - 11/13 MO 7:00PM - 9:00PM Dean, Ann $180.00 ($162.00) Class is Full