Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


February 10, 2014

Beginning photography class begins Feb. 27

CROSSVILLE — No matter how new or sophisticated the camera, producing a successful photograph also depends on the technical skill and experience of the photographer. Artist/instructor Bob Stephenson will be offering a beginning photography class at the Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC). The three-session class is scheduled for three successive Thursday mornings (Feb. 27 and March 6 and 13) from 9 a.m. to noon.

In Stephenson’s class, the participants will learn basic camera operation including shutter and aperture priority rather than depending on the “auto” setting. They will also learn how shutter speed, aperture and ISO speed work together to determine exposure. In addition, participants will cover the characteristics of light and color theory.

Each student will take a picture, upload it to the computer, process the image using Photoshop software and print their photo. This class will take beginning photographers from start to finish, camera to print.

The cost of Stephenson’s class is $51 for members of the Art Guild or $66 for non-members. Class participants should bring their cameras plus the camera instruction manual to the first class session. If participants don’t have a camera, they should not buy one until after the first class session.

Stephenson is an award-winning artist/photographer who has been studying photography and perfecting his skills for many years. His recent book, Wildflowers: a Celebration of Beauty, includes many of his photographs followed by a section on tips for improving photographs. His book is available at the PCAC.

Register for the beginning photography class at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Dr.(off Peavine Rd.). For more information or to enroll and pay by credit card, call 707-7249. This class and many other fine art classes are offered at the PCAC by the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity provider.  


Text Only
  • 20140412_110402.jpg Kids get creative at Youth Expo

    Cumberland Artisans for Creative Expression (CACE) held its annual Youth Expo Saturday, providing young people an opportunity to try their hand at a variety of artistic endeavors, from music and writing to painting and traditional crafts of weaving and spinning.

    April 17, 2014 4 Photos

  • AROUND THE TOWN: The Easter egg hunt that never was

    The Easter Bunny should be able to deliver his baskets in pretty nice weather this weekend. The Good Friday and Easter holiday weekend should feature much warmer temperatures than we had earlier this week when snow showers fell on Cumberland County. Cumberland County students were released Tuesday for spring break, but their last day of school for the week found snow and ice falling from the sky and temperatures in the 20s. Students will return to class on Monday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 127 Seniors.jpg Jay Fox performs for seniors after receiving new prosthesis

    On Friday, April 11, the members of the 127 Senior Center had another good time playing bingo and dominos. Bingo was called by Arlene Simmons and Helen Lord, and the bingo gifts were provided by Bob Folger of State Farm Insurance.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses

    Publised April 16, 2014.

    April 15, 2014

  • pleasant hill ramblings.jpg PLEASANT HILL RAMBLINGS: Pancake breakfast held for cancer research

    During the year various groups connected with the Pleasant Hill Elementary School provide a Saturday morning pancake breakfast to support the Relay for Life campaign.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fair Park.jpg Final audition planned for talent show

    Last auditions for Crossville’s Got Talent will be this Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at the Fair Park Senior Center. The center is at 1433 Livingston Rd. It looks like another good show, so miss this one.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • PLATEAU GARDENING: Cool-season lawn grass fertilization and soil tests

    Recently, I got an inquiry about the right timing for homeowners who want to fertilize a cool-season lawn which has bare spots that need over-seeding. An email from a new resident in the Crossville area asked how to take a soil sample and where to have it tested. Since problems with the pH or fertility of the soil beneath can result in chronically thin grass with persistent bare places up top, testing the soil then correcting pH and fertility to match plant needs can be an important first step in maintaining your lawn.

    April 14, 2014

  • IMG953498.jpg It's a great day to fly a kite!

    April 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • Season of fundraising begins

    Spring is in full swing, and this mean there are a host of not-for-profit organizations in Crossville and Cumberland County hosting events over the next few weeks. The first event will begin this weekend with a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

    April 10, 2014

  • 4-25 N&N meeting.jpg Investigative forensic science close to home

    NCIS? CSI? Bones? All fictional! Here in East Tennessee, they have a real investigative forensic expert — Dr. Bill Bass.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo