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These are occasional events lasting from one to 6 days

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Oil Painting Instruction

Betty Bullen, Luttrell  TN

Adults, Beginner - Intermediate
Beginner's class - 6 weeks .


No prior painting or drawing experience required.

More details?  Questions?


Or call   865-992-1005

Introduction to Photography

Jack Retterer

Adults, Beginner – Intermediate

No prior   experience required.

Introduction to Photography

Jack Retterer – Instructor

Please contact for next class schedule


  To sign up, email or call 865-357-2787

About the Class

This 6-week class will show you how to consistently create photos you will be proud to share with others.  For those new to photography, we will show you step by step how to master the art of photography …  from the basics to advanced skills.  For experienced photographers … especially self-taught photographers … we will help you fill in the gaps of your photography knowledge and help you acquire more advanced skills.  This is a hands-on learning experience with weekly practice assignments and personalized feedback on your work.  

Topics covered include: 

  • Key Concepts and Best Practices of Digital Photography
  • The Exposure Triangle: How and when to adjust Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO
  • Advanced Composition and Basic Editing
  • Selecting and Using Lenses
  • Sharpe Focusing and Correct Color Balance
  • Basic  Flash and Lighting Techniques


Jack Retterer is a local Fine Art Photographer with over 50 years of photography experience.  He has taught photography at Benedictine University in Naperville Illinois and currently teaches Fine Art Photography at the University of Tennessee.  He is a juried member of The Art Market Gallery in Knoxville.  He is also very active in the East Tennessee art and photography community thru board positions and memberships in the professional Photographers of East Tennessee, The Professional Photographers of America, the Knoxville Culture and Arts Alliance and the Tennessee Artists Association.


Cynthia Tipton




Cynthia Tipton



Children's Art Classes

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