Hobbies used for Christmas gifts at evening workshop pair

November 20, 2013 by  

Woodland Hills residents have the opportunity to learn how to create pieces of jewelry and enhance their photography skills at either of two classes offered this evening.

They can learn how to make fused glass jewelry with metal inclusions at a class taking place tonight. Participants will discover how to create ornaments and adornments by fusing layers of glass together. The session will be led by instructor Lisa Ann Sparks, who will lecture on using different materials with glass, explain how they work together, and describe how different kiln temperatures affect the glass. Participants will be able to create at least one piece that can be picked up later after firing.

The class will be held at 7:00 pm at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, and it costs $15 to attend. For more information, call (310) 458-2239.

An alternative option is to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air while taking photos, after learning how to use a camera effectively.

Starting at 7:00 pm tonight, this class will explore the way that light can be used to enhance photography. Instructor Moose Petersen will demonstrate lighting techniques through his images of landscapes, aviation, and wildlife. Once they have photos to hand, snappers will be able to combine lifeline memories into book form at many local printing companies.

Petersen was one of the first photographers to work solely with digital cameras and has been published in more than 133 magazines, publishing 28 books of his own. His workshop takes place at Samy’s Camera, 475 South Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.