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TWO ITEMS: Ceramic and photography classes focus on creativity
Photos and Story by James Hill
St. HELENS, Ore. – Come sink your hands into moist clay and see what you can create. Portland Community College will offer a chance to learn the art of ceramics with an upcoming non-credit class. Ceramics: All Levels will explain the aspects of the clay process including preparation of clay, hand forming, potter’s wheel, glazes and firing procedures. Whether you have some experience or are trying ceramics for the first time, instructor Patrick Brame will give you the techniques to put your imagination to work. The 10-week class will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 28 through Nov. 30 at St. Helens High School, 2375 Gable Road. Cost is $169 plus a $10 fee payable at the first class to St. Helens High School. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6831.###Photography class focuses on confidence, creativitySt. HELENS, Ore. – Operate your 35mm camera with more knowledge, confidence and creativity. A non-credit class offered by Portland Community College can improve your photography techniques and increase your enjoyment of shooting pictures.Photography: Beginning will explain how to use f-stops, shutter speeds and lenses while improving your compositions. Instructor Ronald Barnett will lead the class through fun assignments and incorporate supportive class critiques. The eight-week class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 30 through Nov. 18, at St. Helens High School, 2375 Gable Road. Cost is $87.50. Bring your unloaded camera and film to the first class.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6831.