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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

Darkroom Photography

6th - 12th Grades

Explore black and white film photography in this hands on class that combines art, technology, history, and science. Students will 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. You will walk away with several of your own prints!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYP49 06/25 - 06/29 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Dean, Ann $147.00 ($132.30) Class is Full
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Downtown Documentary

6th - 9th Grades

Photograph cultural treasures in the area around the LAC. Document historic Lawrence, the warehouse arts district, the people of Mass St., the site of Langston Hughes childhood home, quirky architectural elements, brick street patterns, and more. You will need your own digital camera with memory card and all skill levels are welcome.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYP76 07/16 - 07/20 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Dean, Ann $130.00 ($117.00) Class is Full
SU-AYP89 07/23 - 07/27 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Dean, Ann $136.00 ($122.40) Class is Full
Intro to Digital Photography

Intro to Digital Photography

Adults / 14+

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)
SU-AAL011 06/04 - 08/06 MO 7:00PM - 9:00PM Dean, Ann $190.00 ($171.00) Enroll Now!