Workshop Series for Adults

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts offers an Adult Enrichment Workshop Series, which takes place in the evenings and on weekends.

This program is open to the community.  Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Session Time:  Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Start Date:  March 28, 2017 (this workshop runs for four consecutive Tuesdays)

Do you own a camera and wish you knew how to use it more effectively?  Do you wish you could create high quality family photographs?  Have you wondered how professionals use photo editing software to elevate their images?  If so, this class is for you!

In this four-week course we will explore the possibilities of digital photography in the modern era.  Participants will learn how their camera really works, and unlock the secrets to creating stunning and memorable images.  The course will also provide participants with training on how to use Photoshop to enhance the quality of images and bring their creative vision to life.

Participants must have access to a functioning digital camera.  For the most ideal experience the camera should have a Manual Operating Mode. Therefore, a DSLR or mirrorless camera would be best. ( *If you do not own a camera, you can use one of the school’s cameras but only during class time.)

Workshop Fee:  $75 ($10 off if registered by February 28, 2017)
($55 for Charter Arts staff and alumni, early registration discount does not apply.)
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Questions? Call 610-868-2971 ext. 3185 or email:

About the Instructor:
Michael Fickes is a 2010 graduate of Millersville University with a degree in Art Education.  He has been teaching photography professionally since 2013 and has been a Charter Arts faculty member since 2015.  In addition to his teaching experience, Michael has worked professionally as a photographer, digital photo retouch artist, and as a graphic designer.  He also has a background in custom framing, art care, and gallery installation.
Michael’s drawings, paintings, and photographs have been exhibited throughout Pennsylvania, including gallery exhibits in York, Lancaster, Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley.  Most recently his work has been shown at the Alternative Gallery in Allentown and at the 2015 Urban Arts Festival at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.  Michael’s photographs were featured in the 2016 Olympus InVision Photo Festival in a faculty exhibition at Charter Arts.